Stand-Up Pouches Reduce Transportation Costs by Reducing Pack Weight

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The shift in demand from rigid packaging to flexible packaging formats is the major factor behind the high growth of the global stand-up pouches market. Preference for stand-up pouches over other rigid packaging products such as metal cans and bottles will create enormous growth opportunities in the flexible packaging market. The demand for stand-up pouches is expected to expand at a CAGR value of 5.4%, during 2018-2026. With the introduction of stand-up pouches for a variety of end-use applications in different industries, the demand has grown significantly in the last few years. Stand-up pouches are suitable to pack solid as well as liquid products which, in turn, diminishes the growth prospects of rigid packaging products. The evolution of pouch formats will create new growth horizons in the global stand-up pouches market. Companies are also focusing on shift packaging of their products from rigid to flexible packaging products in order to reduce raw material and transportation costs due to the overall reduction in the weight of the package. Stand-up pouches are 4-5 times lighter than metal cans which results in low packaging weight and cost of products.

Cost advantages of stand-up pouches over metal cans fuel the growth of the flexible packaging market

Major manufacturers of stand-up pouches are present in North American and European regions. Companies are focusing on introducing innovative stand-up pouches to gain consumer attention and increase the shelf life of the products. Stand-up pouches offer a larger surface area to be printed and enhance the visibility of the product at the point of purchase. The growing inclination of brand owners and consumers towards stand-up pouch packaging will create immense growth opportunities for existing manufacturers as well as new entrants in the global stand-up pouches market. Considering high growth prospects in the stand-up pouches market, leading manufacturers are focusing on expanding their market presence by establishing new manufacturing facilities or exporting their products to almost each and every country located across the globe.

Emerging economies to create substantial growth opportunities in the global stand-up pouches market

It has been noticed that stand-up pouches are widely used in the food & beverages industry due to high suitability and better presentation of food & beverages at purchase point. The demand is growing at a much faster pace in the emerging economies of the Asia-Pacific and Latin America. China accounts for almost fifty percent of the demand in the Asia-Pacific region. Stand-up pouch manufacturers in China are formulating long-term growth strategies to expand the reach of their products in neighboring countries by offering low cost and average quality products. Stand-up pouches are primarily responsible for high growth in the flexible packaging industry.

Among the different material types, LDPE material dominates the global stand-up pouches market

On the basis of material type, plastic accounts for the highest market share in the global stand-up pouches market due to its high-barrier properties and high suitability for printing applications. However, paper-based stand-up pouches are also gaining popularity in developed countries such as the U.S. and Germany, due to increasing restrictions on the use of plastic packaging products in these countries. Multilayer packaging films are generally used to manufacture stand-up pouches for high-barrier properties and longer shelf lives. Stand-up pouches are also gaining significant traction in the homecare end-use industry for the packaging of liquid soaps and detergents.

Round bottom or Doyen stand-up pouch most preferred for packaging of food & beverages products globally

On the basis of product type, aseptic stand-up pouches is the fastest growing category in the global stand-up pouches market due to the growing consumer demand for hygienic products. Other types of stand-up pouches such as retort and hot-fill pouches are also expected to grow at a high CAGR value in the developed countries such as the U.S., Germany, Italy, and France. On the basis of design type, round-bottom stand-up pouches are extensively used for the packaging of different products in the food & beverages and homecare industries. Doyen pouches dominate the market with a market share of almost a third of the global stand-up pouches market. On the basis of closure type, the demand for slider and zipper stand-up pouches will grow significantly due to consumer attraction towards products with easy-to-close or easy-to-open characteristics.

The growing popularity of stand-up pouches for pet food packaging will outpace other packaging products in this category

Among the different sub-segments in the food end-use category, the pet food segment witnessed strong growth during the forecast period. Pet food segment accounts for more than a quarter of the demand in the food segment. The demand for stand-up pouches is increasing at a good CAGR value in other end-use industries such as homecare, personal care, and beverages segments. The Asia-Pacific dominates the global stand-up pouches market with a market share of more than 33% in 2017.

Some of the key players in the global stand-up pouches market include Amcor Ltd., Glenroy, Inc., Mondi Group, Berry Global Group, Sonoco Products Company, Coveris Holdings S.A., Bischof+Klein SE & Co. KG, Winpak Ltd., KOROZO Ambalaj San.ve Tic A.S., ProAmpac LLC, Sealed Air Corporation, Smurfit Kappa Group, Hood Packaging, and Printpack, Inc. among others.

Transparency Market Research examines the global stand-up pouches market during the historic (2013-2017) and forecast period 2018-2026. The primary objective of the report is to identify opportunities in the stand-up pouches market and present updates as well as insights about various segments of the global stand-up pouches market.

The report begins with an overview of the global stand-up pouches market, evaluating market performance regarding revenue, followed by TMR’s analysis of key trends, drivers, and restraints witnessed in the global retail as well as stand-up pouches market. Weighted average pricing analysis of the stand-up pouches market based on capacity type is also included in the global stand-up pouches market report.

To compute the stand-up pouches market size, in-depth secondary research is done. Data points such as regional splits and market split by capacity, material type, design, closure type, product type, and by end use have been assimilated to arrive at the market estimates. The report comprises the forecast of the global revenue generated by sales of stand-up pouches across different industries.

TMR triangulates the data via a different analysis based on the supply side, demand side, as well as the dynamics of the stand-up pouches market.

TMR not only conducts forecasts in terms of value but also evaluates the market on the basis of essential parameters, such as Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth. This helps providers to recognize the future opportunities as well predictability of the stand-up pouches market.

TMR conducted more than 60 interviews with key players present in each country. The main objective of conducting primary interviews is to frame open-ended conversations and gather qualitative as well as quantitative information on the stand-up pouches market. It should be noted that perspectives of each stakeholder offer a unique insight into the market.

Supply Side Interviews/Discussions: FMI consulted key manufacturers in the stand-up pouches market, industry experts (sales manager, marketing head, purchase manager etc.), trade associations, C-level executives, distributors, and independent consultants

Demand Side Interviews: FMI consulted packaging experts from key end-user companies for stand-up pouches (Food, Beverages, Homecare & Personal Care, Agriculture, Chemicals, Automotive, Tobacco, Healthcare, and Others)

In order to understand and assess opportunities in this market, the stand-up pouches market report is categorically divided into six key sections on the basis of capacity, material type, design, closure type, product type, end use, and region. The report analyzes the global stand-up pouches market in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (Mn Units).

The global stand-up pouches market has been segmented as follows –

Global Stand-Up Pouches Market: By Material Type

  • Plastic
    • Polyester (PET)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polyethylene (PE)
      • LDPE/LLDPE
      • HDPE
    • Polyamide (PA)
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • EVA
  • Metal (Foil)
  • Paper

Global Stand-Up Pouches Market: By Product Type

  • Aseptic Stand-Up Pouches
  • Retort Stand-Up Pouches
  • Standard Stand-Up Pouches
  • Hot-Filled Stand-Up Pouches

Global Stand-Up Pouches Market: By Design

  • Round Bottom/Doyen
  • K-Seal
  • Plow Bottom/Corner Bottom
  • Flat Bottom

Global Stand-Up Pouches Market: By Capacity

  • <2 Oz
  • 2 - 6 Oz
  • 6 - 10 Oz
  • 10 - 14 Oz
  • >14 Oz

Global Stand-Up Pouches Market: By Closure Type

  • Tear Notch
  • Spouts & Fitments
  • Zippers and Sliders

Global Stand-Up Pouches Market: By End Use

  • Food
    • Sauces, Dips, and Condiments
    • Baby Food
    • Pet Food
    • Ready-to-eat Food
    • Frozen and Chilled Food/Dried Fruit
  • Agriculture
    • Compounds
    • Nutrients
    • Plant Additives
    • Soil Additives
  • Homecare
    • Toiletries
    • Detergents
    • Liquid Dishwasher
    • Liquid Soap & Handwash
    • Lawn & Garden Products
    • Cleaners
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
    • Skin Care
    • Hair Care
    • Dental Care
    • Bath Salts
    • Color Cosmetics
  • Chemicals
    • Additives
    • Flavors and Frag.
    • Coatings
    • Other Chemicals
  • Beverages
    • Alcoholic
    • Non-alcoholic
  • Tobacco Packaging
  • Healthcare
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Nutraceutical
    • Medical Devices & Implants
  • Automotive
    • Motor Oils & Greases
    • Coolants
    • Automotive Components
    • Other Automotive Liquids and Lubes

Global Stand-Up Pouches Market: By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  • Russia and Scandinavia

A vital feature of this report is the analysis of the global stand-up pouches market by capacity, material type, design, closure type, product type, end use, and region, as well as the corresponding revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market. However, absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve as well as to provide potential resources from the sales perspective of the global stand-up pouches market.

To understand key segments in terms of their growth and performance in the stand-up pouches market, Transparency Market Research has developed a market attractiveness index. The resulting index should help providers identify existing market opportunities in the global stand-up pouches market.

In the final section of the report, a stand-up pouches market competitive landscape has been included to provide a dashboard view of companies that manufacture and provide stand-up pouches. The report contains company profiles of some of the players in the stand-up pouches market.

Some of the key players in the global stand-up pouches market include Amcor Ltd., Glenroy, Inc., Mondi Group, Berry Global Group, Sonoco Products Company, Coveris Holdings S.A., Bischof+Klein SE & Co. KG, Winpak Ltd., KOROZO Ambalaj San.ve Tic A.S., ProAmpac LLC, Sealed Air Corporation, Smurfit Kappa Group, and Hood Packaging, Printpack, Inc. among others.

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