Inflatable packaging is used to safeguard fragile items external shocks while in transit. Due to its enhanced flexibility, inflatable packaging is a favorite among wholesales, distributors, retailers and manufacturers across the world. Additionally, its lightweight properties and eco-friendly nature also renders it an effective packaging solution.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a deceleration in the near-term forecast, the long-term outlook for the global inflatable packaging market remains largely optimistic.
Air Pillows Segment to Expand Modestly
The air pillows packaging segment is slated to expand modestly until the end of the 2020-2030 forecast period. The ability to fill void spaces and subsequent creation of effective barriers against external shocks makes air pillows highly sought after packaging solutions. Moreover, they are lightweight and do not occupy much space.
Air pillow packaging is also cleaner, reusable and more effective over paper packaging. Notwithstanding the impact of COVID-19, the air pillow segment is anticipated to record an upward sloping curve in the long-term forecast period.
North America to Retain Market Supremacy
North America is slated to emerge as the inflatable packaging market hegemon, attributed to massive demand for secured product handling during transit across the United States and Canada. The U.S market is poised to cross half-a-billion dollars by 2020-end.
Trailing behind is East Asia. China, the world’s 2nd largest economy, is slated to contribute the majority of the growth share, registering a steady CAGR until 2030. However, sluggishness is expected in the short-run until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Some of the leading inflatable packaging market players include,
- Sealed Air Corporation
- Pregis Corporation
- Smurfit Kappa Group
- Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.
- Macfarlane Group PLC
- Polyair Interpack Inc.
- Inflatable Packaging Inc.
- Omniverse Foster Packaging Group
- Advanced Protective Packaging Inc.
- Free-Flow Packaging International Inc.
- A E Sutton Limited
- Easypack Limited
- Uniqbag Lp
- Green Light Packaging Ltd.
*This list is only indicative- full details about inflatable packaging market players is available upon request.
The aforementioned players are focusing on research and development so as to launch new packaging solutions, keeping in mind the existing demand trends within several end-use industries. Additionally, they also rely on strategic collaborations and acquisitions to carve a firm footing within the landscape.
Inflatable Packaging Market- Report Scope
Historical Data Available for
US$ Mn for Value and Tons for Volume
Key Regions Covered
North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA), East Asia, South Asia & Oceania
Key Countries Covered
U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, Russia, Poland, Turkey, South Africa, GCC, Japan, South Korea, India, China, Australia & New Zealand
Key Segments Covered
Packaging Type, Material & End-Use
Key Companies Profiled
Market Overview, Key Market Trends, Key Success Factors, Demand Analysis, Market Background, COVID-19’s Impact, Segmental Analysis, Regional Profiling, Market Structure Analysis and Competition Analysis
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Key questions answered in the report
- Comment on the inflatable packaging market’s growth prospects.
According to FMI, the inflatable packaging market is scheduled to experience a steady CAGR during 2020-2030.
- What drivers underpin market growth?
Growth of the inflatable packaging market is largely dependent upon the increasing demand for flexible, lightweight and robust packaging solutions by several retailers, wholesalers and distributors to transport fragile goods.
In addition, rising e-commerce activities have resulted in higher volumes of digital sales, generating enhanced demand for effective packaging solutions to deliver goods to customers across the entire globe.
- Identify the most frequently used inflatable packaging type.
Bubble wraps are the most prominent inflatable packaging solutions in use. This popularity is not expected to wane in the projected forecast period, attributed to surging volume of online sales.
However, the air pillow segment is witnessing rapid adoption, owing to greater effectiveness in protecting goods from external shocks and its lightweight properties.
- Which is the fastest growing region for the inflatable packaging market?
North America is expected to remain the most lucrative market for inflatable packaging solutions sales in the upcoming forecast period. Rising demand for flexible packaging solutions by consumers is the key growth driver for the region.
East Asia represents a highly promising region due to a rapidly expanding food & beverage and healthcare industry. China is slated to pivot the majority of the growth in the forthcoming decade.
- How has COVID-19 impacted the growth prospects?
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant deceleration in the revenue prospects for the inflatable packaging market in the short-run. This deceleration is a product of government-imposed lockdowns which has impeded logistical arrangements to transport goods.
However, growth is gradually picking up pace due to high demand for ready-to-eat foods, nutraceuticals, health supplements and hygiene enhancing products by individual households. Eventually, growth is expected to be restored in the long-run as the pandemic subsides.
- Who are the leading inflatable packaging manufacturers?
The global inflatable packaging market is dominated by the following players: Sealed Air Corporation, Pregis Corporation, Smurfit Kappa Group, Automated Packaging Solutions Inc., Macfarlane Group PLC, Polyair Interpac Inc. and Inflatable Packing Inc. among others.
The aforementioned players invest in tremendous amounts of research and development so as to launch new packaging solutions, keeping in mind the existing demand trends within several end-use industries.
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- Bubble Wraps
- High Grade
- General Bubble Wrap
- Low or Limited Grade
- Temperature Controlled and Others
- Inflated Packaging Bags
- Air Pillows
- Personal Care and Cosmetics
- Automotive and Allied Industries
- Electrical & Electronics
- Shipping & Logistics
- Food & Beverages
- North America (U.S. & Canada)
- Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina & Rest of Latin America)
- Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, BENELUX, Nordics, Russia, Poland & Rest of Europe)
- South Asia (India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia & Rest of South Asia)
- East Asia (China, Japan & South Korea)
- Oceania (Australia & New Zealand)
- Middle East & Africa (GCC, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa & Rest of MEA)