How effective are Clear Barrier Films in Safeguarding Perishable Items?
When food is picked, packed, transported, and stored, there is a risk of spoilage along the way. When storing food for a long time, it is essential to choose a package that won't compromise the quality of the food during storage.
To ensure the integrity of the product, all necessary barrier properties, such as moisture, gas, and aroma, must be provided in the formulation to ensure its integrity. Since all layers of the structure use the same polymer family, barrier films contribute to the shelf-life of the product in the market.
Polymeric barrier layers include EVOH and PVDC, providing the most transparent flexible barrier-coated films on the market. These layers generally have a thickness ranging between a few micrometers and several tens of micrometers. However, some of these coatings may contain harmful chemicals, like chlorine, which are harmful to the environment.
A high temperature and humidity dependency of polymer resins, such as PVA or EVOH, contributes to a decrease in the gas barrier properties of these materials. When converting such laminated films, boiling or retorting treatment during the process has a significant impact on their barrier properties. Consequently, the market for clear barrier films has experienced significant growth over the past few years.
With proprietary resins, a new clear barrier polypropylene (BOPP) film that is non-PVdC coated allows converters to manufacture a one-step process using proprietary resins. As a result, converters can use proprietary resins in a single-step manufacturing process. With this technology, they can achieve the aesthetic and performance properties they need without overengineering or investing in costly conversion equipment.
End-users and consumers are often attracted to these types of films because they are non-yellowing and microwaveable. Furthermore, the clear barrier films are completely recyclable and environmentally friendly. Several advantages are available to companies seeking to maintain healthy profit margins in today's competitive environment.
There is an added benefit to non-coated films, which is providing manufacturers and their customers with the option of selecting exactly which properties they need for their applications, without having to overengineer the package to avoid the additional costs that may arise.
COVID-19 triggered significant changes in economic activity and people's lives, such as the need to address climate change and marine plastic pollution. Packaging manufacturers are designing packaging to drive sales and contribute to a sustainable society and healthy comfortable living based on a vision of packaging that provides value in the current markets.
Global Clear Barrier Films – Market Overview
The packaging industry is growing across the globe due to increasing demand of packed goods and products. The clear barrier film is an essential part of the packaging industry. It gains significant attention in the packaging industry due to the nature of transparency and usability. It is a primary packaging which can be used for multiple industries such as food & beverages, electronic, healthcare, textile, etc.
Clear barrier films prevent permeation of gases including water vapour and oxygen. It also prevents diffusion of germs, changing and degrading the quality of the product. The inert property of these plastic films and their ability to preserve products for a longer period make them a preferable choice in the packaging industry.
Due to the nature of transparency, it is used by the industry for the primary packaging of the product. It is used as a secondary packaging for providing the simplicity in shipping or transportation. The transparency is important especially in the food packaging industry, where the consumer prefers a visual impression of the product.
Plastic resins such as the Polylactic acid (PLA), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP), and Polyethylene (PE) are the primary raw materials used for the manufacturing of the clear barrier films.
Global Clear Barrier Films - Market Dynamics
One of the significant factors contributing towards the growth of clear barrier films market in the upcoming years is the growing demand for packed food in developing country. In addition, increasing per capita income and change in food habits with busy life style has led to the rising in demand for packed food.
Moreover, the clear barrier film made from plastic is the most efficient material for packaging rather than its alternatives such as metal, wood, and glass. All these factors are the key reasons which are leading to the popularity of clear barrier films for food packaging. The market for clear barrier films is restricted by the use of films made from plastic having problems related to degradation.
Global Clear Barrier Films Market - Regional outlook
Global clear barrier films market has been segmented from the region into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. Among these regions, Europe is expected to dominate the market throughout the forecast period. North America is expected to be the biggest subscriber of the clear barrier films because of the growing standard of living and increasing of disposable incomes.
The sustainable expansion of the food processing and pharmaceuticals industry in the MEA, Eastern Europe, and Latin America is expected to increase demand for clear barrier films in these regions. As an alternative, many food & beverage manufacturing companies in Asia Pacific are exploring innovative options for packaging by using clear barrier films, its positive impact is shown on the sales of clear barrier films market.
Latin America and Middle East & Africa are expected to witness sluggish growth for clear barrier films market.
Global Clear Barrier Films Market - Key players
Few of the players in the global clear barrier films market are Mitsubishi Corporation Plastics Ltd., Amcor Limited, Toray Industries, Inc., Flex films Inc., Toppan Printing Co. Ltd, OIKE & Co. Ltd., Integrated Packaging Films (IPF) Inc., Cosmo Films Ltd, Dunmore Corp, Mil-Spec Packaging Of Ga. Inc., Paragon Films, Inc., Advanced Poly-Packaging, Inc., Tee Group Films, Inc., etc.
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- Global Clear Barrier Films Market Segments
- Global Clear Barrier Films Market Dynamics
- Historical Actual Market Size, 2012 - 2016
- Global Clear Barrier Films Market Size & Forecast 2017 to 2027
- Supply & Demand Value Chain for Clear Barrier Films Market
- Global Clear Barrier Films Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
- Competition & Companies involved in Clear Barrier Films Market
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Regional analysis for Global Clear Barrier Films Market includes
- North Clear Barrier Films Market
- Latin America Clear Barrier Films Market
- Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe Clear Barrier Films Market
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe Clear Barrier Films Market
- Asia Pacific Clear Barrier Films Market
- Australia and New Zealand (A&NZ)
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Japan Clear Barrier Films Market
- Middle East and Africa Clear Barrier Films Market
- GCC Countries
- North Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
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Global Clear Barrier Films - Market Segmentation
The clear barrier films market can be segmented by raw material type, and by end use.
On the basis of raw material type, clear barrier films are segmented into –
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyethylene (PE)
- Polystyrene (PS)
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
On the basis of end use, clear barrier films are segmented into –
- Food and beverages
- Bakery & Confectionary
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Personal care and Cosmetics
- Textile Industry