Clamshell Packaging Market

APEJ and North America Estimated to Account for a Combined Value Share of More Than 50% by 2028 End: Global Industry Analysis (2013-2017) & Opportunity Assessment (2018-2028)

Over 60% of the Clamshell Packaging demand to be generated by the Food end use segment, which is expected to increase further by the end of 2028

The global market for clamshell packaging was valued at US$ 7933.2 million in 2017. The market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period, 2018-2028.

Clamshells are similar to blister packs. The difference being that clamshell have hinges which allow two halves structures to come together in clamshell form. The clamshells can be made from material such as plastics or paper/paperboard. The clamshell packaging is very common form of packaging for industries such as food, electrical & electronics, cosmetics & personal care, household goods, gifts, toys & stationery, pharmaceuticals, etc. The clamshell packaging is a very secure form of packaging and helps to protect the products from any type of contamination. Also it is very cost effective and easy to manufacture, hence many consumer goods manufacturers are preferring this type of packaging for their products.

Food end use segment of the global clamshell packaging market was valued at US$ 4967.8 million in 2017 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period 2018-2028.

On the basis of product type, mock clamshell segment is expected to create incremental $ opportunity of US$ 1802 Mn, during the forecast period. The 2-piece clamshell segment is valued at US$ 4390.6 Mn in 2017 and is expected to reach US$ 6775.8 Mn, by the end of the forecast period. On the basis of material type, paper/paperboard segment is anticipated to register a CAGR of 4.5%, during the forecast period.

Drivers & Restraints

Globalization has changed the way goods are traded. Packaging designs must ensure the integrity and safety of the product during transit. Products such as food, pharmaceuticals, electricals & electronics, cosmetics & personal care require efficient packaging solutions such as clamshell packaging. Clamshell packaging ensures quality of the product throughout the supply chain, and increases confidence of the clamshell packaging manufacturer.

One potential restraint to the growth of the clamshell packaging market is the use of plastic materials such as PET, PVC, PE, etc., which are considered harmful for the environment. PET should be replaced with RPET to reduce waste and cost, while PVC is still difficult to break down.

On the basis of end use, the global market for clamshell packaging market is segmented into food, electrical & electronics, cosmetics & personal care, household goods, gifts, toys & stationery, pharmaceuticals, etc. The food and pharmaceuticals segment is expected to create total incremental $ opportunity of US$ 3430.0 Mn, during the end of the forecast period. The cosmetics clamshell packaging segment is expected to create incremental $ opportunity of US$ 158 Mn, during the forecast period and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the global market for clamshell packaging include Amcor Limited, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc., Universal Plastics Corporation, Westrock Company, Parksons Packaging Ltd, VisiPak Inc., Prime Packaging LLC, Placon Corporation Inc., Dordan Manufacturing Company, and Sonoco Products Company among others.

Key Questions Answered by the Report

  • What is the size of the clamshell packaging market?

    The clamshell packaging market was valued at US$ 7.9 billion. The growth rate for the clamshell packaging market is projected at 4.3% CAGR between 2018 and 2028.

  • Which is the largest market for clamshell packaging?

    North America is a key market for clamshell packaging products. Expansion of e-commerce distribution for small and medium enterprises aid market growth here.

  • Which are the top companies in clamshell packaging market?

    Sonoco Products Company, Amcor Ltd., Dordan Manufacturing Co., Smurfit Kappa Group plc, Placon Corp. Inc., Universal Plastics Corp., Westrock Company, and Prime Packaging LLC are among the leading market players in the global clamshell packaging market.

  • What are the uses of clamshell packaging?

    Clamshell packaging are finding extensive use in a wide range of industry verticals including cosmetics & personal care, food, electrical & electronics, and pharmaceuticals to maintain product quality through supply chains.

  • In which materials are clamshell packaging available?

    Manufacturers produce clamshell packaging products from two materials – paper/paperboard, and plastics. The demand and production of plastic clamshell packaging is relatively greater, owing to barrier properties and cost benefits.

  • What are the limitations of the clamshell packaging market?

    Environmental concerns associated with the use of plastics in clamshell packaging formats hinder growth prospects. Recycled materials are consequently gaining traction.

  • What is the present and future market potential for clamshell packaging in applications?

    The application of clamshell packaging in the food and pharma sector is expected to generate an incremental opportunity of over US$ 3 billion, with steady growth through the forecast period.

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Key Segments Covered in Global Clamshell Packaging Market is:

By Packaging Type

  • Trays
  • Bowls
  • Boxes & Containers
  • Others

By Material Type

  • Plastic
    • PET
    • PVC
    • PP
    • PS
    • Others
  • Paper/Paperboard

By Product Type

  • Mock Clamshells
  • 2-Piece Clamshells
  • Tri-Fold Clamshells

By End Use

  • Food
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Ready-to-Eat Food
    • Bakery & Confectionery
    • Frozen Food
    • Others
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Household Goods
  • Gifts, Toys & Stationary
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Regional analysis is presented for global Clamshell Packaging segments:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Western Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Benelux
    • Nordic
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • APEJ
    • China
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of APAC
  • Japan
  • MEA
    • GCC Countries
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
    • North Africa
    • Rest of MEA

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