Disposable Lids Market: Concealing Consumables with Eco-Friendly Materials

Stringent Environmental Amendments Continue to Compel Manufacturers to Align with ‘Sustainability’ Trend

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Leveraging ‘Recyclable’ Plastics despite Environmental Concerns

Manufacturers are leveraging recyclable plastics such as, polypropylene (PP), for the production of disposable lids owing to high impermeability property – absorbing less than 0.01% of liquid. The propylene-based disposable lids offer resistance against mould, and bacteria, making them highly suitable for medical purposes, including healthcare meal delivery. PET disposable lids are crystal clear, corresponding to consumers’ demand for transparent covering. Further, the utilization of recyclable plastics in disposable lids ensure 100% degradation over time.

However, rising concerns over increasing environmental issues and worsening global waste crisis are compelling policy makers across the globe to institute bans on the consumption of plastic-based disposable lids, on the account of their snail-paced degradation. Moreover, plastic-based disposable lids result in leaching of EA (Estrogenic Activity) and toxics chemicals after getting exposed to extreme conditions, and microwave radiation.

Disposable Lids Market - Key Research Findings

global disposable lids market snapshot
  1. The global disposable lids market size was US$ 2.6 Bn in 2018.
  2. The disposable lids market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 4% during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
  3. The high adoption of paper disposable lids along with recyclable plastic disposable lids is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
  4. Collectively, North America and Europe are expected to account for ~ 45 % revenue share in the disposable lids industry, by the end of 2029.
    • The presence of an adequate number of prominent disposable lids manufacturers in these regions is ultimately contributing to the growth of the disposable lids market. 
  5. Latin America and developing countries hold a high potential for the growth of the disposable lids market.
    • Rapidly increasing food & beverages industry in countries such as India and China creates significant demand for disposable lids. Key manufacturers are consistently focusing on regions such as Latin America and developing countries to capture the noteworthy market share.

Key Factors Shaping the Disposable lids Market

Rapid Expansion of Foodservice Chains Expected to Fuel the Market Growth

Factors such as growing global population, increasing demand for food products, and massive expenditure on food industry are some of the few factors that provide considerable scope for leading foodservice providers to expand their global footprint. Increasing demand for food packaging solutions in food chain outlets, especially for disposable lids is one of the vital factors that accelerate the market growth. Growing demand for fast food products across the globe is attracting leading food service providers to expand their global businesses.

  • For instance, the fast food chain Subway is aiming to open 2000 franchise stores in India by 2020. Furthermore, Domino’s one of the leading food service providers plans to open 150 stores every year to expand its global footprints. All these factors are ultimately accelerating the demand for disposable lids in the market.

Shifting Focus on Recycling Plastic Products to Reduce Plastic Waste

Moderate number of people prefers restaurants that use recyclable packaging products for food & beverages. Increasing plastic waste across the globe creates significant harmful impact on the environment globally. To avoid and reduce such effect, leading food service providers are focusing more on recycling the disposable packaging products to avoid further plastic waste. Increasing demand and adoption of recyclable paper and plastic disposable lids across the globe to reduce the plastic waste is driving the disposable lids market growth. Prominent food service providers are continuously making efforts to reduce plastic waste from food packaging solutions. 

  • For example, Subway, one of the biggest food service providers made bowls and lids from recycled content. The company’s hot cups and lids are made from 40% recycled content. Moreover, ~ 3.6 million pounds of recycled material was used to make Subway salad bowls and lids in the U.S. in 2017.

Adequate Presence of Prominent Disposable Lids Manufacturers in Key Regions is Gaining Traction

Prominent disposable lids manufacturers are consistently focusing on key regions such as North America, Europe, and emerging countries to strengthen their position in the market. Rapidly increasing food industry in these regions along with massive requirement of disposable lids is fuelling the demand for disposable lids. A sufficient presence of prominent disposable lids manufacturers in these regions is propelling the disposable lids market growth.

Pricing Affordability Attracting the End Users Fuelling the Demand of Disposable Lids

Disposable lids comes in varieties such as fully closed, directly drinkable, and indirectly drinkable with cost effective prices. Pricing affordability of paper and plastic disposable lids attracts many end users such as food retailers, café & quick service restaurant owners, and others. High demand for affordable disposable lids for food packaging purpose in food outlets and other end-use segments is boosting the market growth considerably.

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Disposable Lids Market Structure Analysis

  • Berry Global, Huhtamaki Group, and Dart Container Corporation are the leading manufacturers of disposable lids worldwide.
  • In 2018, expansion and merger strategies was adopted by key players to expand their business and product portfolio.
  • Product developments and new product launches are the important trends followed by the prominent disposable lids manufacturers.
  • Varieties of disposable lids as per the food type is also fuelling the demand for disposable lids in the market.

The disposable lids market has been relatively moderate in size, which remains as key factor for its dynamic competitive nature. In the disposable lids market, tier 1 companies hold a revenue share of ~ 15%. Some of the prominent players in the market are Huhtamaki Group, Genpak, LLC, Berry Global, Greiner Packaging International GmbH, Cambro, Dart Container Corporation, Carlisle FoodService Products, Pactiv LLC, G.E.T. Enterprises, LLC, Medac S.r.l., Plus Paper Foodpac Ltd., Michael Procos S.A., Pt Pola Paperindo Jayatama, Medac S.r.l., Manoher International, Airlite Plastics, Cosmoplast (Harwal Group), Be Green Packaging LLC, and “Amhil Europa” LLC.

Silicone-Based Lids – A Gateway to ‘Zero Plastic’ Zone

Disposable lids manufacturers are creating reusable silicone lids that are highly compatible with almost every paper coffee cup, and acts as a great sealant for leak-tight travel, thereby diminishing the reliance on plastic-based disposable lids. The silicone-based reusable lids encompass a strap that provides tight closure for beverages, and drink during transport. The silicone lids come with a quick-dry bag, allowing consumers to toss it in their bags prior drinking the beverage. In addition, the silicone reusable lids fit on usual soda cups to eliminate straws.

Silicone reusable lids offer insulation to up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, making them a great fit for microwaving, and frying. For protection against bacteria, silicone reusable lids deliver airtight seal with a flat rim, keeping the consumables pristine and secured. The silicone material enables straightforward cleaning on grounds of wide and hard-wearing properties, resistant against water spots, and stains.

The silicone-based lids are highly reusable, saving further expenses, and do not pose any health-related concerns. Furthermore, the silicone-based disposable lids are LFGB (Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch)-graded and BPA (Bisphenol) free, making them a potential substitution for plastic lids.

North America serving Platter of Opportunities, followed by South Asia

Ever-increasing beverage consumption, coupled with increasing shift towards fast food are set to drive the North American disposable lids market, with South Asia exhibiting promising growth. Manufacturers in the developed markets are placing their bets on recyclable products, as nearly 3.6 million pounds of recycled material was utilized to produce Subway salad bowls and lids in the US in 2017. Further, witnessing escalating demand for fast food in South Asian economies such as, China, and India, food service providers are continuously expanding their footprint in these nations. For instance, Subway is aiming to launch 2000 franchise outlets in India by 2020, and the result is likely to lead to increased demand for disposable lids.

Ramping Up ‘Recyclable’ Production - A Vital Aspect Defining Stakeholders’ Tactics

The global disposable lids market is observing cut-throat competition between mature and new market participants, including Berry Global LLC, Carlisle Foodservice Products, and Manohar International.

Keeping overflowing plastic waste in mind, market players are turning to recyclable plastics including, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), and polypropylene (PP) for manufacturing disposable lids. Organized players are adopting patented solutions such as, K3 technology, to deform the cardboard wrap 3 dimensionally. Manufacturers are producing cold lids with re-cut straw slots and push-down identification buttons for cold beverages, while market followers are targeted towards introducing crystal clear and crack-resistant straw-less lids. In addition, well-established market players are tapping white spaces in the healthcare bracket.

Stakeholders are entering into collaborations with innovative-driven firms; for instance, Greiner Packaging International GmbH is partnering with Henkel, a German chemical and consumer goods company, to produce recyclable black plastic. Furthermore, disposable lids manufacturers are strengthening relationships with predominant international fast food chain and food retailers, including McDonald’s, Burger King, and Walmart

Plastic remains in-demand

Demand for paper to pick pace

High applicability in cups

Use in containers gaining pace

Fully-closed to remain sought-after

Indirectly drinkable showing progress

High consumption in foodservice outlets

Demand in online food retail increasing

How Growth will Unfold

The global disposable lids market is set to spectate a moderate progress over the foreseeable timeframe amidst tight government regulations regarding environmental safety. With recyclable plastics such as, PP, and PET being outlawed from countries across the globe, manufacturers are inclining towards disposal lids made from silicone. The silicone-base lids are reusable, reducing landfilling incidents.

Growth in various verticals including food & beverage, food packaging, online food ordering, and others, persist to remain the tailwinds to the growth of the disposable lids market globally. The quest of satiating time-pressed and demanding lifestyles of the demographic is influencing manufacturers to design easy-going, and leak-proof disposable lids for fast-paced service. Further, the online food service industry is estimated to drive at a sweeping rate of about 43% in the next few years.

European economies such as, Finland, and Norway are second to none in terms of coffee consumption, with the former exceeding the per capita coffee consumption figure of 9 kg/month. Furthermore, the global demand for coffee is estimated to boost by almost 40-50 million bags of coffee over the next decade.

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Overview

Disposable Lids Market Analysis 2019 - 2029

A recent market study published by FMI on the disposable lids market includes global industry analysis 2014-2018 & opportunity assessment 2019-2029, and delivers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting a thorough research on historic as well as current growth parameters, the growth prospects of the disposable lids market are obtained with maximum precision.

Disposable Lids Market Taxonomy

The global disposable lids market is segmented in detail to cover every aspects of the market and present a complete market intelligence approach to the readers.

By Material

  • Paper
  • Plastic
    • Polyethylene (PE)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • PET
    • Polystyrene
    • Poly Lactic Acid(PLA)
  • Others (PHA, starch blends, etc.)

By Application 

  • Cups
  • Trays
  • Containers
  • Tumblers
  • Buckets & Tubs
  • Bowls 

By Product

  • Fully closed
  • Directly drinkable
  • Indirectly drinkable

By Distribution

  • Online
  • Offline
    • Hypermarket
    • Supermarket
    • Convenience Store

By End Use

  • Online Food Retail
  • Household
  • Institutional
    • Offices
    • Theaters & Malls
  • Foodservice Outlets
    • Quick service restaurant
    • Cafes
    • Ice cream parlor

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • MEA
  • Oceania

What's Included

The report initiates with an executive summary of the disposable lids market, which includes key findings and statistical analysis of the market. It also includes the demand & supply-side trends pertaining to the disposable lids market.

Readers can find the definition and detailed taxonomy of the disposable lids market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the disposable lids market. Along with this, comprehensive information pertaining to disposable lids and their properties are provided in this section. It also highlights the inclusions and exclusions to help readers understand the scope of the disposable lids market report.

This chapter explains the key macro-economic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the disposable lids market over the forecast period. Along with this, the section also highlights the opportunity analysis for the disposable lids market. This chapter also provides the key market dynamics of the disposable lids market, which includes drivers and restraints. Moreover, readers will understand key trends followed by the leading manufacturers in the disposable lids market. This section also covers Porter’s analysis, as well as PESTLE analysis for the global disposable lids market.

This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the disposable lids market during the forecast period of 2019-2029. This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the historical disposable lids market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute $ opportunity for the current year (2019), and an incremental $ opportunity for the forecast period (2019–2029). Along with this, pricing analysis of the disposable lids market at the regional level has also been provided in this section. It also explains the global market volume analysis and forecast for the disposable lids market between the forecast period of 2019-2029.

Based on material, the disposable lids market has been segmented into paper and plastic. The plastic segment is further sub-segmented into polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), poly lactic acid (PLA), and others (PHA, starch blends, etc.). In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the disposable lids market and market attractiveness analysis, based on material.

This chapter provides details about the disposable lids market based on the application, and has been classified into cups, trays, containers, tumblers, buckets & tubs, and bowls. In this chapter, readers can understand the market attractive analysis of disposable lids.

Based on product, the disposable lids market is segmented into fully closed, directly drinkable, and indirectly drinkable. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the disposable lids market and market attractiveness analysis, based on product.

This chapter provides details about the disposable lids market based on the distribution channel, and has been classified into online and offline. The offline segment is further segmented into hypermarket, supermarket, and convenience stores. Through this chapter, readers can understand the market attractive analysis, based on distribution channel.

Based on End use, the disposable lids market is segmented into online food retail, household, institutional and foodservice outlets. The institutional segment is further sub segmented into offices and theaters & malls and foodservice outlets is further sub segmented into quick service restaurant, cafes and ice cream parlor. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the disposable lids market and market attractiveness analysis, based on End use.

This chapter explains how the disposable lids market will grow across various geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Oceania.

This chapter includes detailed analysis of the growth of the North America disposable lids market, along with country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find the pricing analysis, regional trends, and market growth based on the application and countries in North America.

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the disposable lids market in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the Rest of Latin America. Along with this, assessment of the market across target segments has also been provided.

Important growth prospects of the disposable lids market based on its end users in several countries such as Germany, the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Russia, BENELUX, and the Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.

India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Rest of South Asia are among the leading countries in the South Asia region, which are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asia disposable lids market in this chapter. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the South Asia disposable lids market during the period 2018-2028.

This chapter highlights the growth of the disposable lids market in East Asia by focusing on China, Japan, South Korea, and rest of East Asia. This section also helps readers to understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the disposable lids market in East Asia.

This chapter provides information about how the disposable lids market will grow in major countries in the MEA region such as GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Northern Africa, and the rest of MEA, during the forecast period of 2019-2029.

In this chapter, Australia and New Zealand are among the leading countries in the Oceania region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the Oceania disposable lids market.

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of the key players in the disposable lids market, along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.

In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all the prominent stakeholders in the disposable lids market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Berry Global, Huhtamaki Group, Greiner Packaging International GmbH, Dart Container Corporation, Genpak, LLC, Cambro, Carlisle FoodService Products, Airlite Plastics, Cosmoplast (Harwal Group), Be Green Packaging LLC, Michael Procos S.A., Medac S.r.l., “Amhil Europa” LLC, ConverPack Inc., Plus Paper Foodpac Ltd.,  Pactiv LLC, Manoher International, G.E.T. Enterprises, LLC, and Pt Pola Paperindo Jayatama.

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provides a base to the information and statistics included in the disposable lids market report.

This chapter help readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the disposable lids market.

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    • Flexible Packaging Association
    • Flexible Packaging Europe
    • American Plastics Council (APC
    • World Packaging Organization
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  • Annual Reports and Investor Presentations
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