The global water soluble films market was valued at US$ 268.9 Mn in 2017, and is expected to be valued at US$ 403.7 Mn in 2026.

The global water soluble films market is characterized by the growing demand for water soluble film from various end uses such as detergents, laundry bags, and agrochemicals. Due to the benefits offered by water soluble films in different industries, these are preferred over other films. Consumer demand is also rising due to growing disposable income, worldwide. The market is also marked with advancements in manufacturing technology. Also, the adoption of sustainable packaging by the packaging industry further drives the water soluble films market. Water soluble films are composed of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) material. PVA material is a water soluble resin. All the substances are biodegradable and it does not contain heavy or toxic substances. Water soluble film dissolves completely in cold and hot water. The increase in the prices of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) resins acts as a restraint for the water soluble films market.

The global water soluble films market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.6% in terms of market value during the forecast period 2018-2026. The global market is observed to generate revenues primarily driven by the end use - detergents.

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Key market characteristics observed in the global market for water soluble films include the high demand for private label brands and various expansion activities made by key players in the water soluble films market. The demand for water soluble films from sectors other than detergents is also rising. The market volume for global water soluble films is expected to expand 1.4X during the forecast period 2018-2026.

Transparency Market Research, in its report titled 'Water Soluble Films Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018-2026', has segmented the global water soluble films market by thickness, end use, and geographic region.

On the basis of thickness, the global water soluble films market is segmented into Below 30 Micrometer, 30-60 Micrometer, and Above 60 Micrometer. 30-60 Micrometer is the leading segment with a market share of over half of the global market in 2018. The Below 30 Micrometer segment is expected to emerge as the fastest growing segment in the market, owing to their increasing uptake. The segment is expected to contribute around one-fifth to the market by 2026 end. On the basis of end use, the market is divided into Detergents, Agrochemicals, Laundry Bags, Cosmetics, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, and Others. Detergents is the leading segment with a market share of over 40% of the global market in 2018. The Agrochemicals segment is expected to emerge as the fastest growing segment in the market, owing to increasing use of water soluble films in agriculture. This segment is expected to contribute around one-third to the market by 2026 end.

The global water soluble films market is segmented geographically into five key regions - North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). North America and Europe emerge as the largest markets for water soluble films, while Latin America, Middle East & Africa. and Asia Pacific are projected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast years.

Some of the major players operating in the global water soluble films market include Acedag Limited, Fujian Zhongsu Biodegradable Films Co., Ltd, Amtrex Nature Care Private Limited, Changzhou Water Soluble Co., Ltd., Jiangmen Cinch Packaging Materials Co., Ltd, Guangdong Proudly New Material Technology Corp, White Industries, Suvi Exports LLP, Noble Industries, KK NonWovens (India), Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Arrow GreenTech Ltd., Aquapak Polymers Ltd, Cortec Corporation, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., MonoSol, LLC, Mondi Group Plc, MSD Corporation, Solupak Ltd., and Soltec Development SAS.

Transparency Market Research examines the global water soluble films market for the forecast period 2018-2026. The primary objective of this report is to identify opportunities in the market, and present updates as well as insights pertaining to various segments of the global water soluble films market. 

The report begins with an overview of the global water soluble films market, evaluating market performance in terms of revenue and volume, followed by TMR’s analysis of key trends, drivers, and restraints witnessed in the global market. Impact analysis of the key growth drivers and restraints based on the weighted average model is also included in the report.

To compute the market size, in-depth secondary research is done. Data points such as regional splits and market split by thickness and end use have been assimilated to arrive at appropriate market estimates. The report comprises the forecast of the global revenue generated by business in the water soluble films market.

TMR triangulates the data via different analysis based on supply side, demand side, as well as the dynamics of the water soluble films 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 market.

In order to understand and assess opportunities in this market, the report is categorically divided into three key sections on the basis of thickness, end use, and region. The report analyses the global water soluble films market in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (Tons).

By Thickness

  • Below 30 Micrometer
  • 30-60 Micrometer
  • Above 60 Micrometer

By End Use

  • Detergents
  • Agrochemicals
  • Laundry Bags
  • Cosmetics
  • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

By Region

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

A vital feature of this report is the analysis of the water soluble films market by region, thickness, and end use; and the corresponding revenue forecast in terms of incremental dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market. However, incremental dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve as well as to identify potential resources from a sales perspective of the global water soluble films market. 

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

In the final section of the report, the competitive landscape of the water soluble films market is included to provide a dashboard view of companies that manufacture water soluble films. The report contains company profiles of some of the players in the global water soluble films market.

Some of the major players operating in the global water soluble films market include Acedag Limited, Fujian Zhongsu Biodegradable Films Co., Ltd, Amtrex Nature Care Private Limited, Changzhou Water Soluble Co.,Ltd., Jiangmen Cinch Packaging Materials Co., Ltd, Guangdong Proudly New Material Technology Corp, White Industries, Suvi Exports LLP, Noble Industries, KK NonWovens (India), Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Arrow GreenTech Ltd., Aquapak Polymers Ltd, Cortec Corporation, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., MonoSol, LLC, Mondi Group Plc, MSD Corporation, Solupak Ltd., and Soltec Development SAS.

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