Global PET Packaging Market Size, Opportunities, Share, Industry Analysis, Top Companies, Growth, Regional Trends

Posted by Jack Martin on May 14th, 2024

PET packaging refers to the use of polyethylene terephthalate, a strong, lightweight plastic, in creating containers and bottles for various products. Known for its clarity, durability, and recyclability, PET is widely used in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries to ensure product safety and extend shelf life. 

The global "PET Packaging Market by Form (Amorphous PET, Crystalline PET), Pack type (Bottles & jars, Bags & pouches, Trays, Lids/Caps & closures, others), Filling Technology (Hot fill, Cold fill, Aseptic fill, others), Packaging Type (Rigid, Flexible), End-use industry - Forecast to 2021", The PET Packaging Market was projected to grow from USD 57.64 Billion in 2016 to USD 74.32 Billion by 2021, at an estimated CAGR of 5.21%. The market for PET packaging is growing due to increasing demand in end-use industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care & cosmetics.

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PET packaging is a type of plastic packaging made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin. It is widely used in the food and beverage industry for packaging products like carbonated drinks, water bottles, and juice containers. It is also used for products like shampoo and detergent bottles, to provide a lightweight, shatter-resistant, and cost-effective solution. PET packaging is highly resistant to chemicals and also provides a high level of clarity, making it perfect for displaying contents. 

Bottles & jars to gain maximum traction during the forecast period

Bottles & jars are highly preferred as they are lightweight, safe, flexible, and most importantly, 100% recyclable. Adding to this, PET delivers excellent performance in extreme conditions such as high temperature, moisture, and humidity. PET packaging is preferred in the food industry because it maintains the freshness of food items and increases the shelf life. It is also highly used in beverages and CSD (carbonated soda drinks) because of its anti-contaminable property.

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The food segment is projected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period

The PET packaging market is segmented on the basis of the end-use industry into food, beverage, personal care, household products, pharmaceutical, and others which include consumer durables. In 2015, the food segment accounted for the largest share of the end-use industry segment and it is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. To maintain the shelf quality of the food and to deal with external environmental conditions, PET packaging is highly preferred because of its resistance to chemicals, acid, and oil. Additionally, the hot-sealable property of PET helps to manufacture seal-tight lids and caps. It also plays a crucial role in transportation and logistics because of its light weight.

Asia-Pacific to play a key role in the market for PET packaging

On the basis of key regions, the market for PET packaging is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). The low labor costs, excellent industrialization, a huge scope for FDI, emerging economic conditions, and an excellent hold on industries such as food, retail, beverage, construction, and pharmaceutical & healthcare have played a key role in the growth of the market for PET packaging in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The key players considered in the report are:

  1. CCL Industries, Inc. (Canada)
  2. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (referred as DuPont) (U.S.)
  3. Amcor Limited (Australia)
  4. Resilux NV (Belgium)
  5. Rexam PLC (U.K.)
  6. Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (Ireland)
  7. Gerresheimer AG (Germany)
  8. Klöckner Pentaplast GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  9. Graham Packaging (U.S.)
  10. GTX Hanex Plastic Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
  11. Berry Plastic Group Inc. (U.S.)
  12. Dunmore (U.S.)
  13. Huhtamaki  Group (Finland)
  14. Others

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