Metalized barrier films are referred to polymer films, which are coated with a delicate metal layer, usually aluminium. Metalized barrier films come in various types including lids, sachets, stretch wrap films, shrink films, blister pack base webs, and pouches. Metalized barrier films lower the need for preservatives, serving as a printing substrate, and prolonging the products’ shelf-life.
Rise in Demand for Ready-to-Eat Food Products Packed in Pouches
Metalized barrier films have become an imperative part of the packaging sector, gaining significant attraction of manufacturers owing to their robust demand for various end-use purposes. Emerging as a substitute of aluminium foil, metalized barrier films offer a glossy metallic appearance along with reduced weight and cost. There has been a robust demand for packaged food and beverages among consumers across the globe, on the back of their busy lifestyle.
A key trend being observed in the global metalized barrier films market is soaring demand for microwave cooking and convenient food products. This trend has further led towards a rise in demand for ready-to-eat food products packed in pouches, which in turn has fuelled demand for metalized barrier films for production of these pouches.
Biodegradability continues to be a major challenge for metalized barrier film manufacturers. However, the same challenge is expected to create an opportunity for manufacturers in developing biodegradable metalized barrier films, with government as well as non-government organisations promoting adoption of bio-based materials. Future Market Insights (FMI) offers an all-inclusive analysis & forecast of the global metalized barrier films market for the forecast period (2017-2022). Revenues from the global metalized barrier films market will surpass US$ 4,000 Mn by 2022-end.
Europe to Dominate Global Metalized Barrier Films Market in 2017
In terms of revenues, the global metalized barrier films market is anticipated to be dominated by Europe in 2017. However, North America is expected to be the largest market for metalized barrier films by 2022-end. North America’s metalized barrier films market is projected to register the fastest expansion through 2022. In addition, the market in Middle East & Africa (MEA) will exhibit a steady growth through 2022.
Based on material, the EVOH and PVDC are poised to reflect the highest CAGR in the market through 2022. However, revenues from these two materials for metalized barrier films are expected to remain lower throughout the forecast period. A steady expansion in sales has been projected for polypropylene and aluminium materials in the global metalized barrier films market through 2022.
Although, sales of polyethylene will register the lowest CAGR, revenues will account for the largest share of the market in 2017. However, polyethylene will witness a decline in its market revenue share through 2022.
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Food & Beverages End-use will Account for Largest Market Revenue Share during 2017 to 2022
On the basis of end-use, food and beverages will account for the largest revenue share of the market in 2017, and will further gain an uptick in its market share by 2022-end. In contrast, home care and personal care are projected to account for the lowest revenue share of the market over the forecast period. In addition, sales of metalized barrier films are poised to witness the fastest expansion for end-use in food and beverages, followed by pharmaceuticals.
Pouches are anticipated to remain the largest application of metalized barrier films, with sales estimated to reach nearly US$ 1,500 Mn in revenues by 2022-end. Sales of metalized barrier films for application in pouches and shrink films are projected to register a parallel expansion through 2022. In addition, lids and blister pack base webs applications of metalized barrier films will register the highest and similar CAGRs through 2022.
Ultra-high barrier type of metalized barrier films will exhibit a relatively faster expansion than all the other barrier types in the market through 2022. However, high barrier type of metalized barrier films will remain preferred among end-users, and is poised to account for over half revenue share of the market throughout the forecast period.
FMI’s report offers insights on key participants contributing to expansion of the global metalized barrier films market, which include Uflex Ltd., Polyplex Corporation Ltd., DUNMORE Corporation Ltd., Jindal Poly Films Ltd., Bemis Company, Inc., Amcor Ltd., Mondi Group plc, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, SRF Limited, and Forum Packaging.
- North America
- Latin America
- Food and Beverages
- Home Care
- Personal Care
- Blister Pack Base Webs
- Shrink Films
- Stretch Wrap Films
- Low Barrier
- Medium Barrier
- High Barrier
- Ultra High Barrier