Thermoforming is the process of producing plastic products wherein the thermoplastic sheet of particular sized is clamped in place, heated to softening temperature and forced against the mold with the help of air or vacuum pressure or mechanical means. Thermoform packaging is one of the important packaging solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Drug manufacturers are inclined to use thermoform packaging to promote as well as increase the shelf life of the product. The above factor has fueled the growth of the global thermoforming machines market. Thermoforming machines are used for variety of applications such as packaging, automotive parts, trays, agricultural machinery parts, pallets, building products and signs. The thermoforming machine can convert thick sheet applications to composite sheets which results in thinner walled parts and therefore are ideal for weight-sensitive applications. With the increase in the consumption of seafood, meat & poultry among the consumers is expected to increase in the sales of thermoforming machines globally. Moreover, the presentation of the product has to be unique which is co-related with the brand differentiation that in turn escalates the sales of thermoformed packaging in the near future. Thermoforming machines are used in various end-use industry which includes food, beverage, pharmaceuticals and automobile. Overall the global viewpoint for the thermoforming machine market is anticipated to remain positive during the forecast period.
Thermoforming machines are high-speed machines which is suitable for just in time (JIT) production strategy. Fast prototype development of thermoforming machines is expected to increase the sales of the global thermoforming machines market. Thermoforming machines offers extensive options of finishing, patterns and textures of the product. Despite the positive outlook there are certain factors which hinder the growth of the global thermoforming machines market. Thermoforming machines uses more plastic as compared to other machines. Approximately 10%- 20% more plastic is required to make products using thermoforming machines. This adds to the cost as well as create extensive wastage too. Overall the global thermoforming machines market is projected to expand with an outstanding CAGR during the forecast period.
The global thermoforming machines market is segmented by machine type, packaging type, distribution channel and application
Based on the geography, the thermoforming machines market is categorized into North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, and MEA regions. Prominent regions such as North America and South Asia regions are anticipated to captures the substantial market share. The market growth of the thermoforming machines in these regions is majorly driven by the astonishing penetration of food and healthcare industries. Consistent use of thermoformed products in these regions is boosting the demand for thermoforming machines considerably.
Furthermore, in Europe, leading countries such as Germany, Spain, Italy, and the U.K. are projected to remain at the forefront in terms of the market share of thermoforming machines throughout the forecast period. Additionally, in the East Asia region, China is expected to be highly attractive regarding market share and growth rate. On the other hand MEA region is expected to register sluggish growth during the forecast period.
Some of the prominent manufacturers of thermoforming machines market are Gabler Thermoform GmbH & Co KG, Brown Machine Group Holdings LLC, Creative Plastics International, Inc, Webomatic Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Algus Packaging Inc, Rajoo Engineers Limited. and among others.