Global Rigid Packaging Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, projects that the global market was valued at $496.72 billion in 2016, and is expected to reach $729.14 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.8%. The food & beverage segment is expected to dominate the end-user sector from 2016 to 2023. Asia-Pacific region dominated the rigid packaging market with 44.9% of the share in 2016.
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Rigid packaging generally includes packaging through materials such as glass, plastics, metal and paper & paperboards. All of these materials are used for packaging at varying degrees and give protection to the products. Almost all the rigid packaging material are strong, the strength to the packaging is provided by the amount of the material used in the production. The global rigid packaging market growth is largely driven by increasing consumer goods demand, improving packaging recycling rates, and low cost of rigid plastic packaging. However, the rigid packaging market growth is restrained by factors such as increasing adoption of flexible packaging materials, Eurozone economic uncertainty, fluctuating raw material prices and stringent regulations.
The global rigid packaging market is segmented based on material type, end-user industry and geography. By material type, the rigid packaging market is categorized into plastics, metal, paper & paperboard, glass and others. The rigid plastics segment was the most dominant material type in 2016 accounting for 39.1% of the overall market. High adoption of rigid plastics for packaging is due to their low weight, maintaining freshness of the product, reduced breakage and low cost. The market for rigid plastics packaging is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period largely driven by increasing demand from fresh food & beverages, home & personal care goods, and pharmaceutical industries. The fastest growing material type in the global rigid packaging market is the others segmented which comprises of bioplastics and wood. Bioplastics are made from biodegradable feedstock, which enables them to degrade into the soil similar to other organic matter. The high growth for bioplastics in packaging is due to their rising awareness among the global population and their replacement with conventional plastics.
The global rigid packaging market based on end-user industries has been classified into food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care and others. The food & beverage segment dominated the rigid packaging market accounting for $308.1 billion in 2016. Rigid packaging plays a key role in food and beverage industry as these packaging material provide longer shelf life to the food items. Rigid packaging products includes bottles, cans, ampules, aerosol containers, aluminum bottles and jars among others. In comparison to other packaging type, rigid packaging containers provide unique benefits such as high impact strength, high stiffness and high barrier properties. The fastest growing end user industry for rigid packaging market is the pharmaceutical industry segment which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period 2017-2023. Growth in the pharmaceutical rigid packaging market is driven primarily by the Chinese, US, Japanese and European market.
Geographically, the rigid packaging market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Asia-Pacific was the most dominant geographical market for rigid packaging in 2016, which accounted for $223.02 billion. The dominance of the Asia-Pacific region is due to the presence of large number of food & beverage and personal care product manufacturers in the region. High economic growth rate and huge population in emerging markets of China and India are the major drivers for the rigid packaging market in Asia Pacific.
Key Findings of the Global Rigid Packaging Market
- Rigid metal packaging market accounted for $72.95 billion in 2016, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period.
- Pharmaceutical rigid packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9%.
- Personal care end-user segment is expected to register a CAGR of 6.5% during the study period.
- Asia-Pacific is expected to grow fastest, registering a CAGR of 6.9%.
The key players in the rigid packaging market focus on collaborations, partnerships, and product developments to remain matai a strong foothold in the market. The major players operating in the rigid packaging market include Amcor Limited, Ball Corporation, Bemis Company, Inc., Berry Plastics Corporation, DS Smith PLC, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Holmen AB, Plastipak Holdings Inc., Reynolds Group Holding and Tetra Pak International.