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Dairy Products Packaging Market

Dairy Products Packaging Market by Type (Bags and Wraps, Bottles, Cans, Cartons & Boxes, Cups, Others), Application (Milk, Cheese, Frozen Products, Yogurt, Others), Material, Distribution Channel & Region - Forecast to 2020-2030

Dairy Products Packaging Market by Type (Bags and Wraps, Bottles, Cans, Cartons & Boxes, Cups, Others), Application (Milk, Cheese, Frozen Products, Yogurt, Others), Material, Distribution Channel & Region - Forecast to 2020-2030

Dairy Products Packaging Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts


Transparency in dairy packaging has been an emerging trend, as dairy market players focus increasingly on product differentiation and packaging aesthetics. Thick walled materials including transparent PET are gaining popularity owing to high resistance to deformation, impact, and the lack of need for foil seals.

Apart from improvements to product aesthetics, transparency in dairy products packaging also helps in security, lower costs of production, and convenience in retail shelving practices. Also, the use of transparency in packaging helps build consumer trust and potential sales.

Kemps has already launched its range of frozen yogurts in clear tubs in 2020. Similarly, Breyers from Unilever launched its range of gelato frozen desserts in clear tubs. The trend is likely to continue through the assessment period.

Sustainability Initiatives Drive Innovations

With consumers and manufacturers in the dairy product manufacturers seeking eco-friendly solutions for packaging, sustainable, biodegradable materials are becoming increasingly mainstream. While plastic largely continues as the dominant material, 100% recycled plastic has become an increasingly popular option. Alternative bio-based materials are also gaining ground.

For example, Stanpac Inc. has unveiled a bio-based polyethylene resin coating sourced from sugarcane as a vapor and moisture barrier, comprising a large concentration of recycled fiber. Cardboard and paperboard packaging is also likely to gain ground for milk and ice-cream products. Conventional formats will continue to compete with alternative materials to keep up with changes in consumer demand.

Packaging for Smaller Portions Gains Attention

As the population density in urban centers continues to rise around the world, dairy product packaging manufacturers have found the size of packaging formats to be important. While conventionally bulk-packaging has been popular among suburban consumers, the growing numbers of smaller families with 2-3 people has driven the need for small portion sizes.

The demand for multipacks has especially gone up in in developed countries like the United States, which owing to the use of single servings improvements in shelf life. Also, dairy producers such as Kraft have adopted small pouches for cheese, enabling stocking more product in limited shelf space. Furthermore, health-conscious consumers are also reflecting a preference for single portion packaging to keep up with portion control objectives in diet. These factors will aid long-term market growth.

Asian Countries Generate Strong Demand

The massive consumer base in countries such as China and India, and the vast consumption of milk and milk products in the regions is a key market driver. Also, government initiatives towards food security and nutrition and largely agrarian economies in the region will positively influence market developments.

While dairy products accounts for a leading segment in gross value, contributing to the fast growth of the market in the region, North America, remains the market leader for dairy packaging. Widespread consumption of yogurt and flavored milk, and a massive dairy industry in the US contribute to demand.

Changes in consumer preferences towards packaged food and the expansion of dairy portfolios with PET packaging formats is expected to drive market developments in the long-term.

FMI has studied the following leading dairy products packaging market players*:

  • Mondi Group
  • WestRock Company
  • Bemis Company Inc.
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Airlite Plastics
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
  • Huhtamaki Group
  • International Paper Company

*This list is indicative- full details about the dairy products packaging players are available upon request.

Key strategies by market players include the development of new products in their portfolios with growing focus on sustainability initiatives and the use of plastic-free or recycled materials in the latest offerings.

Dairy products packaging Market- Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value, 000’ tons for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA), East Asia, South Asia and Pacific

Key Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, U.K, France, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, South Korea, GCC Countries, South Africa, Israel, Australia & New Zealand, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia

Key Segments Covered

Type, Application, Material, Distribution Channel, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

Mondi Group, WestRock Company, Bemis Company Inc., CKS Packaging, Sealed Air Corporation, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Nampak Ltd., Airlite Plastics, ELOPAK, CLONDALKIN Group Holdings, Saint-Gobain S.A., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Stora Enso Oyj, Evergreen Packaging, Ahlstrom, Rexam, Huhtamaki Group, International Paper Company, Consolidated Container Company LLC, Tetra Pak.

Report Coverage

Market Overview, Key Trends, Success Factors, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Demand Analysis, Segmental Overview, Regional Profiling. Market Structure Analysis & Competition Analysis 

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    Yes, the dairy products packaging market research has been conducted by expert analysts of Future Market Insights through a combination of primary and secondary research. To know more about how the research was conducted, you can speak to the research analyst

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Market Segmentation


  • Bags and Wraps
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Cartons & Boxes
  • Cups
  • Films & Wraps
  • Pouches
  • Tubes
  • Others


  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Frozen Products
  • Yogurt
  • Cream
  • Butter and Ghee
  • Ice-cream
  • Cultured Products
  • Others


  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Paperboard & Paper
  • Plastic
  • Others

Distribution Channel

  • E-Commerce
  • Specialty Retailers
  • Supermarkets & Hypermarkets
  • Others


  • North America (U.S & Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, & Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, & Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East & Africa (GCC, Israel, South Africa, & Rest of MEA)
  • East Asia (China, Japan & South Korea)
  • South Asia & Pacific (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, & Rest of South Asia & Pacific)

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What are the future prospects for the dairy products packaging market?

As per Future Market Insights (FMI), the dairy products packaging market will grow steadily in the near-future. The market is driven by efforts taken by manufacturers towards sustainable materials and production processes. The continuing demand for milk products in developing countries will contribute to demand.
Developments in aseptic packaging formats, strict food safety regulations, and the growing applications of milk and derivatives are top influencers in the dairy products packaging market. FMI’s research has stated that concerns over plastic packaging are driving changes in the industry.
Rigid packaging formats are expected to hold major market share through the forecast period. Superior protection against contamination owing to light, oxygen, and moisture, barrier characteristics aid the growth of the segment.
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dairy products packaging industry, has largely been negative. Poor sales of products such as yogurt, ice cream, flavored milk, and cheese has hurt market prospects. Lockdown restrictions on the food service industry has also been concerning. Further, restrictions on transport and logistics for dairy farmers has hurt supply chains limiting packaging applications. Also, problems in terms of liquidity and working capital are expected to hold back market gr
Prominent players in the global dairy products packaging market include TETRA PAK, Mondi Group, Consolidated Container Company LLC, WestRock Company, International Paper Company, Bemis Company Inc., Rexam, CKS Packaging Huhtamaki Group, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Evergreen Packaging, Sealed Air Corporation, Ahlstrom, and Airlite Plastics. among others.

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