Heavy Duty Bags & Sacks Market

Heavy Duty Bags & Sacks Market: APEJ Expected to Outpace Western Europe in Terms of Consumption by 2028 End: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028

Heavy Duty Bags & Sacks Market Analysis: Chemicals & Fertilizers and Agriculture Sectors to Create More Opportunities

The global demand for heavy duty bags and sacks witnessed a massive downfall in the first half of 2020 on account of lockdown and social distancing barriers implemented due to the spread of coronavirus disease throughout the world. Big as well as small manufacturing companies went through the worst phase and suffered heavy losses in 2020. To overcome the previous losses, business firms in 2021 are focusing on research and developments to ensure uniqueness in their services.

Recognized corporations are adopting business strategies such as sales contracts, strategic alliances, acquiring technical expertise, product approvals, patents and events, joint ventures, partnership agreements, collaborations, digital marketing, mergers and acquisitions, capacity utilisations, technological advancements etc to lead the global market for heavy duty bags and sacks with largest market share. The corporations like Mondi Group, Sonoco Products Company, Berry Global, Inc., ProAmpac LLC, LC Packaging International B.V., Muscat Polymers Pvt. Ltd, Segezha Group LLC, Al-Tawfiq Company, Wooderson Packaging Ltd,Global-Pak Inc.,Seevent Plastics Ltd., and others are making high investments in the establishment of research institutes in different regions to come up with improvements in their offerings. 

For instance, Mondi Group, in January 2021, announced that it is all set to start its new speciality kraft paper machine. The company invested €67 million in the machine aiming to make it Europe’s first machine for speciality kraft paper grades made out of fresh and recycled fibre for retail and online shopping bags. The initiative is a response to the growing inclination of consumers towards the reduction of plastic waste. This will also broaden and further boost the portfolio of the company. The machine produces EcoVantage two-ply paper which consists of recycled and sustainably sourced fresh fibres and is 100% recyclable.

All developing and developed nations are predicted to pick up pace through 2030 owing to the emergence of leading manufacturing companies and new domestic players. All the key regions such as North America, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, MEA and APEJ are driving the market growth because of the increasing efforts to incorporate environmental friendly, cost-effective, and high-performance polymers.  

According to the latest market report published by Future Market Insights, titled “Heavy Duty Bags & Sacks Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2018-2028,” the efficient load-bearing capacity and the lower cost of heavy duty bags & sacks is expected to boost the global heavy duty bags & sacks market during the forecast period, 2018-2028. Globally, the revenue generated from sales of heavy duty bags & sacks has been estimated to be around US$ 11,165.6 Mn in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.0% by value, during the forecast period.

Heavy duty bags & sacks are highly durable and efficient packaging solution for most of the end use industries. Heavy duty bags & sacks can sustain more weight than regular bags. Also, heavy duty bags & sacks offers cost-effective and space efficient solution for packaging. Heavy duty bags & sacks can be easily stacked and transport. Heavy duty bags & sacks are generally manufactured using plastic and paper materials.

In the heavy duty bags & sacks market, plastic is expected to dominate, with LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene) being the leading plastic material used. This is attributed to the characteristics it possesses, i.e., LDPE has excellent chemical resistance, high tensile strength, better thermal coefficient, low water absorption, and above all, lower cost when compared to its counterparts. All these properties make LDPE a suitable choice for the production of heavy duty bags & sacks. The heavy duty bags & sacks find useful applications in chemicals & fertilizers industry due to their high resistance to chemicals.

LDPE is followed by HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene), and polypropylene as the prominent plastic material types used for the production of heavy duty bags & sacks. In the heavy duty bags & sacks market, polypropylene material is majorly used for the production of woven sacks. Woven sacks are primarily used in the agriculture industry to store harvested crops due to their excellent resistance to moisture and temperature. Apart from plastic, paper is a highly sought out material for the production of heavy duty bags & sacks. The heavy duty bags & sacks made up of paper are preferred due to their low cost, high durability, and environment-friendliness.

Paper-based heavy duty bags & sacks are entirely degradable. Rising stringent regulations against the use of plastic bags by several government organizations across the globe are pushing the demand for paper-based heavy duty bags & sacks market. However, less compatibility with changing environmental conditions might be a demerit for heavy duty bags & sacks made of paper. Jute, on the other hand, was once considered the most promising material for the production of heavy duty bags & sacks. However, the improvement in different material types coupled with the disadvantages of jute will hamper the growth of jute in the global heavy duty bags & sacks market during the forecast period. Overall, the demand for heavy duty bags & sacks is expected to be positive.

Heavy Duty Bags & Sacks Market Is Expected to Witness Lucrative Growth

The growing production from the manufacturing sector is expected to propel the demand for the global heavy duty bags & sacks market during the forecast period. The global economy is supposed to witness growth during the next decade backed by the gradual increase in gross domestic production of some of the most prominent economies of the world. The growing infrastructure across the globe and rising demand from agriculture industry is supposed to drive the growth of heavy duty bags & sacks market.

Heavy duty bags & sacks are easy to manufacture and offer a number of added benefits which go a long way in making them an ideal preference in the market. Also increasing use of recycled content is expected to drive the demand for heavy duty bags & sacks in the countries that imposed ban on the use over single use plastic products.

The global heavy duty bags & sacks industry, with plastic as a major material, is observing an ongoing trend of strategic mergers and acquisitions. Major players of heavy duty bags & sacks are looking to expand globally. This also aids companies in leveraging the expertise of acquired companies to enhance their products and services portfolio. For Instance, in May 2016, Novolex acquired Heritage Bag Company, a leading manufacturer of plastic and plastic products based in Roanoke, Texas.

Manufacturers Operating in the Heavy Duty Bags & Sacks Market

Key players which have been profiled in the report heavy duty bags & sacks market include Mondi Group, Sonoco Products Company, Berry Global, Inc., ProAmpac LLC, LC Packaging International B.V., Muscat Polymers Pvt. Ltd, Segezha Group LLC, Al-Tawfiq Company, Wooderson Packaging Ltd,Global-Pak Inc.,Seevent Plastics Ltd., MegaSack Corporation, and Nihon Matai Co., Ltd among other heavy duty bags & sacks manufacturers.

Segmentation of the Heavy Duty Bags & Sacks Market

By capacity, the heavy duty bags & sacks market has been segmented as:

  • Less than 20 kg
  • 20 - 40 kg
  • Above 40 kg

By material type, heavy duty bags & sacks market has been segmented as:

  • Paper
  • Plastic
    • HDPE
    • LDPE
    • LLDPE
    • PP
    • Polystyrene
    • Others
  • Jute

By product type, heavy duty bags & sacks market has been segmented as:

  • Open Mouth
  • Pasted Valve
  • Gusset Bags
  • Rubble Sacks
  • Woven Sacks
  • Trash Sacks

By end-use, heavy duty bags & sacks market has been segmented as:

  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical & Fertilizers
  • Building & Construction
  • Automotive
  • Others

By region, heavy duty bags & sacks market is divided into:

  • 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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