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Global Vacuum Packaging Market: Growing Adoption of Sustainable Packaging of Food Products to Bolster Uptake, notes TMR

Posted on Aug 17, 2017

The global vacuum packaging market is largely consolidated, notes Transparency Market Research (TMR). Some of the prominent players operating in the global vacuum packaging market are Amcor Limited, Sealed Air Corporation, Wipak Group, Mondi Group, Bemis Company, Inc., and Berry Global, Inc. A number of leading players in developed regions, especially in North America and Europe, opt for mergers and acquisitions in order to consolidate their shares across various regions. However, a number of emerging markets, to a marked extent, features a fragmented landscape with the ease of entry for new players.

Several companies are offering innovative packing solutions aimed at meeting the functional requirements for a variety of end-use industries, especially in the food and beverages sector. A large number of them are proactively designing innovative or specialized solutions catering to new application markets such as the e-commerce industry.

The global market for vacuum packaging market is estimated to rise at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2016 to 2024. The estimated revenue generated from the sales of vacuum packaging is projected to reach US$22.8 bn by the end of the forecast period.

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North America to Create Substantial Demand for Vacuum Packaging Solutions

Geographically, the global market for vacuum packaging is segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America. Of these, the North America market is anticipated to witness substantial uptake of vacuum packaging and is expected to rise at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2016 to 2024. The promising avenues for the growth of the regional market is mainly provided by the presence of a large number of manufacturers.

On the basis of the type of material used in vacuum packaging, the vacuum packaging market is segmented into polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyamide (PA), and polyester (PET). Of these, the segment of polyethylene held the major revenue share in 2016 and is projected to dominate the market throughout the forecast period.

Substantial Adoption of Vacuum Packaging to Enhance Shelf-life of Perishable Foodstuffs

The rising demand for sustainable packaging solutions in various end-use industries and packing that promotes the shelf-life of a variety of foodstuffs are key factors driving the vacuum packaging market. The pressing need for long-term food storage by reducing waste and better stick management has catalyzed the demand for vacuum packaging. The essentially enables packers to portion the foodstuffs and hence ease storage and transportation, there propelling the demand for vacuum packaging. The flexibility of packing a variety of food products such as poultry, meat, fish, soups, and dairy products is a key factor boosting the demand.

In recent years, the process has gained popularity in packing various processed foods on account of several desired functionalities they offer such as preventing freezer burn and reducing contamination from bacteria. By bring the levels of oxygen in the packing of food products to a manageable level, the process of vacuum packing inhibits the multiplication of aerobic bacteria, largely responsible for the spoilage of products. This is a key benefit bolstering the uptake of vacuum packaging for various perishable foods.

However, the high cost incurred in packing food using vacuum packaging and the vulnerability in handling are the key factors likely to hinder its adoption to an extent. Nevertheless, advancement in packing technologies has led to more versatile vacuum packaging solutions. For instance, the advent of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is anticipated to open up a number of exciting opportunities for market players. The growing popularity of MAP is attributed to the versatility of the process to tailor packing for particular foodstuffs. This is achieved by varying the percentage of oxygen relative to inert gases, which provides the right atmosphere for preserving the quality of various food products such as red meat, prawns, and bread. Furthermore, the rising adoption of MAP is fueled by its use in making attractive product presentation.

The study presented here is based on a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR) titled “Vacuum Packaging Market (Material - Polyethylene (PE), Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), Polypropylene (PP), Polyester (PET), Polyvinylchloride (PVC), and Polyamide (PA); Pack Type - Rigid Packaging, Semi-rigid Packaging, and Flexible Packaging; Application - Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverage, Industrial Goods, and Consumer Goods) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024.”

The global vacuum packaging market is segmented based on:


  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • Polyester (PET)
  • Polyamide (PA)

Pack Type

  • Rigid Packaging
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Semi-Rigid Packaging


  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial Goods
  • Consumer Goods


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • The Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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