Europe High Barrier Packaging Films Market, By Type (Non-Woven Metalized Films, Clear Films, Organic Coating Films, Inorganic Oxide Coating Films, Others), Material (Plastic, Aluminum, Oxides, Others), Packaging Type (Pouches, Bags, Lids, Shrink Films, Laminated Tubes, Others), End-User (Food, Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Electronic Devices, Medical Devices, Agriculture, Chemicals, Others) Industry Trends and forecast to 2029.
Market Analysis and Insights
Europe high barrier packaging films market is expected to gain significant growth in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the market is growing with a CAGR of 7.6% in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029 and is expected to reach USD 9,177.38 million by 2029. The primary factor driving the growth of the high barrier packaging films market is the increasing demand for a multi-layer packaging for preventing oxygen and water permeation, the growing need for high barrier packaging films for longer shelf-life, shifting consumer preference toward the packaged food, and the rising adoption of high barrier packaging films in pharmaceutical and agriculture industry.
The high barrier packaging films help prevent contact with oxygen, carbon dioxide, or moisture while restricting the effect of mineral oil and UV light. The powerful barrier created using functional materials used in the packaging film also holds the qualities of food such as color, taste, texture, aroma, and flavor. High barrier films play a major role in providing products with required properties and help extend the product's shelf life. It also helps make the structure recyclable with all layers relating to the same family of polymers. Moreover, high barrier films have an impermeable co-extruded & resilient structure. It is solvent-free and usually does not react with packaged food.
Moreover, the increasing popularity of ready-to-eat food influences the consumer shift toward packaged products. Hectic work-life balance and increasing workload also contribute to the rising demand for packaged foods by working professionals. Thus, with the growing demand for packaged food, the Europe high barrier packaging films market is expected to propel the market's growth.
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2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)
Revenue in USD Million
By Type (Non-Woven Metalized Films, Clear Films, Organic Coating Films, Inorganic Oxide Coating Films, Others), Material (Plastic, Aluminum, Oxides, Others), Packaging Type (Pouches, Bags, Lids, Shrink Films, Laminated Tubes, Others), End-User (Food, Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Electronic Devices, Medical Devices, Agriculture, Chemicals).
U.K., Russia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Rest of Europe.
Market Players Covered
Advanced Converting Works, Constantia Flexibles, HPM EUROPE INC, FLAIR Flexible Packaging Corporation, ClearBags, Perlen Packaging, OLIVER, Celplast Metallized Products, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (a subsidiary of Toray Industries Inc), ISOFlex Packaging, KREHALON, MULTIVAC, BERNHARDT Packaging & Process, Sonoco Products Company, Sealed Air, WINPAL LTD., Schur Flexibles Holding GesmbH, Amcor Ltd.
Flexible packaging solutions for high barrier packaging films include pouches, bags, lids, shrink films, laminated tubes, etc. Pouches can reseal with zippers, and replacing rigid pack designs, such as glass jars and metal tins as customers' growing requirement for product safety and convenience encourages pouches in high barrier packaging types. Pouches also protect the product against external influences, such as moisture, light, biological contamination, gases, and mechanical damage, affecting its quality or effectiveness.
Europe High Barrier Packaging Films Market Dynamics
- Increasing demand for multi-layer packaging to prevent oxygen and water
The multi-layering present in high barrier packaging films helps prevent contact with oxygen, moisture, and other gases such as carbon dioxide and restricts the effect of mineral oil and UV light. This powerful barrier created using functional materials helps hold up the integrity of the materials stored in them, such as food quality, such as its color, taste, texture, aroma, and flavor. For a product to keep its integrity intact, it is very important to provide them with all-important barrier properties such as moisture, gas, and aroma. High barrier films play a major role in providing products with these required properties. Moreover, high barrier films have an impermeable co-extruded & resilient structure, making them solvent-free and not react with packaged items such as medicines, foods, and others.
- Growing demand for high barrier packaging films for longer shelf-life
Sales of processed and frozen foods are also rising as many consumers are moving away from fresh foods to favor stockpiling foods with a longer shelf life. The increasingly busy lifestyle of consumers and the consequent demand for convenient food packaging is driving the need for high barrier films in the market. As consumers are becoming more aware of their behavior’s impact on the environment, they are increasingly interested in concrete ways to reduce their footprint. Now more than ever, consumers seek to purchase products that reflect their values and are sourced, produced, and packaged as sustainably as possible. Shelf-life longevity is the key factor consumers consider these days.
- Shifting consumer preference toward the packaged food
The high barrier packaging films are witnessing high demands from the food & beverage industry with the increased consumption and demand for processed and ready-to-eat packaged foods. Moreover, with the rising disposable income, working professionals and students are willing to spend more money on packed food and convenient products ready to eat, making the high barrier packaging films market grow in the near future. There is high demand for ready-to-cook and eat, freezer-to-microwave, ready-made packed meals, and processed foods, which are easy to carry, open, and require less time for preparation.
- Rising adoption of high barrier packaging films in the pharmaceutical and agriculture industry
The pharmaceutical sector poses different demands from the packaging solutions, such as insulation from external surroundings, high levels of protection, cost-effectiveness, and ease of handling. Thus, high barrier packaging films are widely used because these films do not allow the exchange of gases across the packaging and control the temperature within the package, thereby augmenting the market's growth. The primary packaging materials are plastic because it protects the pharmaceutical product against oxygen and odor, water vapor transmission, moisture, contamination, and bacteria. These properties make polypropylene material a good choice for high barrier packaging. Polypropylene high barrier films have a high melting point, making them suitable for boilable packages and serializable products.
- Growing adoption for biodegradable high barrier packaging films
Due to recyclable issues and biodegradable innovative packaging solutions, the high barrier packaging films market is estimated to grow in the near future as material producers continue to develop new and improved plastic films and additives for packaging production. These include high barrier and foil replacement films, sealant films and films that are more easily recyclable and degradable naturally. Reducing material usage is another key trend throughout the packaging and pouch-making industry, either through thinner films or fewer film layers.
- Upsurge in demand for customer-friendly packaging
There are some key points that consumers are looking into before selecting the packaging films. Some of them are hygiene and food safety, shelf life, ease of use, durability, information on the label, appearance, and environmental impacts. Consumers are more interested in fiber-based packaging found in recycled and recyclable plastic. Therefore, with the increasing trend and demand for customer-friendly packaging, there is a huge opportunity for the high barrier packaging films market to tap upon to register significant growth in the future. This can be done by launching more customer required products that are convenient in use and sustainable, and eco-friendly.
- Susceptibility to degradation
When exposed to heat, it can change the oxidation mechanism of plastic films. However, complete degradation of biodegradable polymers is only achievable under controlled conditions such as increased temperature and pressure, which are not found in the natural environment like aquatic and marine habitats. Therefore, when not in optimal conditions, these high barrier packaging films are expected to degrade and destroy their properties of these films. This may restrain the growth of the Europe high barrier packaging films market.
- Fluctuation in prices of raw materials
Various high barrier packaging films are manufactured using a variety of raw materials. Some of these raw materials are plastic materials like polyethylene and polypropylene, and metals such as aluminum, among various others. These materials are non-biodegradable, hard to recycle, and harmful to the environment, including water and land. Selection of the raw material is primarily based on the end-usage of the barrier films. Some of the key raw materials used in packaging films include LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, BOPP, CPP, BOPET, PVC, EVOH, PLA, PVDC, PVOH, and many others.
- Issue related to recycling of multi-layer films
While considering environmental effects, these packaging solutions are highly efficient, but the problem is that they are hardly recycled in the existing waste management infrastructure. Such as in Europe, the recycling units widely rely on traditional approaches of mechanical recycling in degranulation processes, which do combined processing of materials. The thermal incompatibility of the diverse combined materials is one major obstacle in reprocessing. However, new technologies such as chemical recycling are available, with promising results, but they need further and deep investigation and up-scaling, which will take time and huge capital investments. This, in turn, is posing a significant challenge in the path of development and growth of the Europe high barrier packaging films market.
- Strict government regulation and environmental concerns
High barrier packaging films are mainly made of plastic materials, i.e., polyethylene, polypropylene, etc. These materials are non-biodegradable, hard to recycle, and harmful to the environment, including water and land. Therefore, governments, regulatory bodies and environmentalists have been spreading awareness regarding the hazards of using such films. In the packaging segment, there is over 40% plastic usage. Plastic takes years to decompose, and hence, many countries do not favor its consumption and use in any industry.
COVID-19 had a Minimal Impact on Europe High Barrier Packaging Films Market
COVID-19 impacted various manufacturing industries in the year 2020-2021 as it led to the closure of workplaces, disruption of supply chains, and restrictions on transportation. However, a significant impact was noticed on the high barrier packaging films market. The operations and supply chain of high barrier packaging films, with multiple manufacturing facilities, were still operating in the region. The service providers continued offering high barrier packaging films following sanitation and safety measures in the post-COVID scenario.
- In May 2021, DuPont's Mobility & Materials division invested USD 5 million in capital and operating resources at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Switzerland to increase their capacity.
Europe High Barrier Packaging Films Market Scope
Europe high barrier packaging films market is categorized based on type, material, packaging type, and end-user. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze major industry growth segments and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to make strategic decisions to identify core market applications.
- Non-Woven Metalized Films
- Clear Films
- Organic Coating Films
- Inorganic Oxide Coating Films
Based on type, the Europe high barrier packaging films market is classified into five segments: non-woven metalized films, clear films, organic coating films, inorganic oxide coating films, and others.
Based on material, the Europe high barrier packaging films market is classified into four segments plastic, aluminum, oxides, and others.
- Shrink Films
- Laminated Tubes
Based on the packaging type, the Europe high barrier packaging films market is classified into six segments pouches, bags, lids, shrink films, laminated tubes, and others.
- Electronic Devices
- Medical Devices
Based on end-user, the Europe high barrier packaging films market is segmented into food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, electronic devices, medical devices, agriculture, chemicals, and others.
Europe High Barrier Packaging Films Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The European high barrier packaging films market in the packaging industry is segmented based on type, material, packaging type, and end-user.
The European high barrier packaging films market countries are the U.K., Russia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Rest of Europe. Germany dominates Europe high barrier packaging film market in terms of market share and market revenue and will continue to flourish its dominance during the forecast period. This is due to the increase in footfalls in hospitals and diagnostic centres.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical test and porter's five forces analysis, and case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of the Europe brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing a forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Europe High Barrier Packaging Films Market Share Analysis
Europe high barrier packaging films market competitive landscape provides details by competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, production sites and facilities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product trials pipelines, product approvals, patents, product width and breadth, application dominance, technology lifeline curve. The above data points are only related to the companies' focus on the Europe high barrier packaging films market.
Some of the prominent participants operating in the Europe High barrier packaging films market are Advanced Converting Works, Constantia Flexibles, HPM EUROPE INC, FLAIR Flexible Packaging Corporation, ClearBags, Perlen Packaging, OLIVER, Celplast Metallized Products, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (a subsidiary of Toray Industries Inc), ISOFlex Packaging, KREHALON, MULTIVAC, BERNHARDT Packaging & Process, Sonoco Products Company, Sealed Air, WINPAL LTD., Schur Flexibles Holding GesmbH, Amcor Ltd.
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