Global Thermoform Packaging Market: Snapshot

The growing emphasis on quality of packaging has lent a significant impetus to the global thermoform packaging market. To make an effective campaign for products and to gain a competitive edge, several manufacturers are looking at innovative and attractive packaging solutions. These efforts have increased the uptake of thermoform packaging in sectors such as food, beverages, pharmaceutical, electronics, and semiconductors. Against this backdrop, the global thermoform packaging market, pegged at US$36.4 bn in 2016, is expected to reach a valuation of US$57.6 bn by the end of 2024. Between the forecast years of 2016 and 2024, the global market is expected to progress at a CAGR of 5.9%.

Cost Effectiveness of Thermoform Packaging Products Raises Adoption

The biggest advantage of thermoform packaging products is that they are exceptionally light as compared to conventional packaging solutions. Competitive pricing of thermoform packaging products are also fueling its demand amongst manufacturers as it is being preferred for being a cost effective solution for several brand owners. The sheer versatility of thermoform packaging is anticipated to be its unique selling point boost sales in the coming years. The shifting market dynamics in favor of the global market can also be attributed to the accelerated pace of the food industry that is in dire need of innovative packaging solutions. The growing demand for improved packaging solutions to increase the shelf life of products is expected to fuel the growth of the overall market.

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Food Industry to be Key Consumer of Thermoform Packaging Products

On the basis of packaging type, the global thermoform packaging market is divided into blister, clamshell, skin, and others. Of these, the blister packaging is expected to witness a remarkable growth rate during the forecast period. The growth of this segment will be due to the rising usage of this packaging type in the pharmaceutical industry as it is known to prevent product contamination. Blister packaging is also being used for packaging certain food products. Thermoform packaging is being extensively used in industries such as food, beverages, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and personal care, industrial goods, and electronics. Of these, the food industry is expected to be the key consumer of thermoform packaging as it is extensively used for packaging meat, bakery and confectionary, dairy, snacks, food service, and others. Analysts anticipate that the pharmaceutical segment is also likely to register is significant growth in the forecast period due to the growing acceptance of blister packaging in the medicine and medical devices packaging.

North America to Retain Dominance in Global Market with Strong Presence of Retail Companies

In terms of geography, the global thermoform packaging market is divided into North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Presently, North America holds a dominant share in the global market. The presence of big retail brands has been the key factor contributing towards the growth of North America thermoform packaging market. However, analysts anticipate that Asia Pacific is also expected exhibit an excellent growth rate in the global thermoform packaging market. The increasing demand for food service industry along with rising disposable incomes and changing lifestyles are expected to give thermoform packaging market a shot in the arm during the forecast years.

Some of the leading players operating in the global thermoform packaging market are Amcor limited, Bemis Company, Inc., Sonoco Products Company, Placon Corporation, HUHTAMAKI GROUP, Tray-Pak Corporation, Display Pack Inc., PACTIV LLC, Anchor Packaging, Inc., and  D&W FINE PACK etc.

Global Thermoform Packaging Market: Overview

This report provides forecast and analysis of the thermoform packaging market on the global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with forecast from 2016 to 2024 based on volume (‘000’ KT) and revenue (US$ Mn). It includes drivers, restraints and the ongoing trend of the retort packaging market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The report also comprises the study of opportunities available in the market for thermoform packaging on the global and regional level. It includes value chain analysis with list of raw material & technology suppliers, thermoform packaging manufacturers, distributor & suppliers and end users in the value chain.

In order to provide the users of this report with comprehensive view of market, we have included detailed competitiveness analysis and company players. The competitive dashboard provides detailed comparison of thermoform packaging manufacturers on parameters such as company’s revenue, unique selling propositions and key strategic developments. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, by packaging type, material type, application type, and by geographic region.

Global Thermoform Packaging Market: Scope

Market statistics have been estimated based on average consumption and weighted average pricing of thermoform packaging by packaging type and the revenue is derived through regional pricing trends. Market size and forecast for each segment have been provided in the context of global and regional markets. The thermoform packaging market has been analyzed based on expected demand. Prices considered for the calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous thermoform packaging manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. All key end users have been considered and potential applications have been estimated on the basis of secondary sources and feedback from primary respondents.

Global Thermoform Packaging Market: Regional Outlook

Regional demand patterns have been considered while estimating the market for various end users of thermoform packaging in different regions. Top-down approach has been used to estimate the thermoform packaging market by regions. Market numbers for global packaging type, material type and application segments have been derived using the bottom-up approach, which is cumulative of each region’s demand. The market has been forecast based on constant currency rates.

Global Thermoform Packaging Market: Research Methodology

A number of primary and secondary sources were consulted during the course of the study. Secondary sources include Factiva, World Bank, Packaging Digest, Plastic Manufacturers Association, Society of the Plastics Industry, Plastics Europe, and Hoover’s, and company annual reports and publications.

Key Players Mentioned in this Report are:

The report provides detailed competitive outlook including company profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key players in the global thermoform packaging market include, Amcor limited, Bemis Company, Inc., Placon Corporation, Sonoco Products Company, HUHTAMAKI GROUP, Tray-Pak Corporation, Display Pack Inc., Anchor Packaging, Inc., PACTIV LLC and  D&W FINE PACK.

The global thermoform packaging market is segmented below

By Packaging Type

  • Blister Packaging
  • Clamshell Packaging
  • Skin Packaging
  • Others (tubs, cups)

By Material

  • PET
  • PVC
  • PP
  • PE
  • PS
  • Others

By Application

  • Food
    • Meat Products
    • Bakery & Confectionary
    • Dairy
    • Snacks
    • Food service products
    • Others
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics & personal care
  • Industrial goods
  • Electronics

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa