Packaging Testing Market

2020 Analysis and Review: Packaging Testing Market by Testing Type – Physical, Chemical, and Microbiological for 2020 – 2030

High Demand for Safe Packaging Accelerates Growth

The global packaging industry is witnessing prolific developments with respect to materials deployed, technological enhancements and techniques. Over the years, heightening demand for safe and secure packaging solutions has led to the emergence of advanced packaging testing solutions.

It is important to protect materials in transit from breakage, corrosion and other external shocks so as to facilitate proper delivery. As e-commerce has received a fillip during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for effective packaging testing has growing steadily.

Microbiological Testing Growing Briskly

Microbiological packaging testing is a mandatory requirement to ensure the quality of packaging of certain products, especially pharmaceutical drugs. Drug formulations require enhanced protection against external factors such as humidity, light, temperature fluctuations and oxygen. Thus, packaging for the same must be strong and robust. End-users are looking for safe packaging testing equipment to offer the best products to their consumers.

Microbiological testing helps determine the probabilities of exposure of the drug to the aforementioned externalities. These conditions are ideal for potential pathogenic growth. These pathogens can react with the existing formulations and render them highly toxic for consumption.

Testing of Plastic Materials

Packaging testing for products packed in plastic material is projected to increase multifold. This is because of increased usage of various grades of plastic packaging material to transport goods by several end-use industries.

Plastic packaging offers a host of benefits, including protection from damage while in transit from external contaminants such as moisture, gases, microorganisms, insects and light.

Many times, despite exercising utmost caution, these contaminants could penetrate this barrier and spoil the product. Thus, testing for plastic packaged materials is increasing.

Food & Beverage Testing to Hold Sway

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the scope for food & beverage packaging testing is slated to expand manifold. This trend is likely to continue even in the aftermath of the pandemic crisis. As urbanization accelerates, demand for ready-to-eat packaged foods is rising.

Thus, advanced packaging solutions to increase the longevity of such food items has become a necessity. It has become especially important since the pandemic’s onset as people are extremely particular about accessing contaminant-free products to safeguard themselves from possible infection.

US Remains Largest Market for Packaging Testing

By region, North America is poised to emerge as the market hegemon, in the wake of stringent regulatory compliances issued by agencies such as the US FDA. The region is anticipated to register an impressive market share in the upcoming forecast decade. High demand for packaged foods and medicines is driving the region’s growth. The region already has a strong demand for packaging testing services.

The Asia-Pacific is touted to be the fastest growing region, attributed to a spike in demand for packaged pharmaceutical drugs for various chronic ailments as well as ready-to-eat and drink food & beverages. India and China are expected to spearhead the Asia-Pacific market’s growth.

Packaging Testing Market Players

The global packaging testing market is dominated by the following prominent vendors:

  • SGS SA
  • Intertek Group Plc
  • Bureau Veritas SA
  • Eurofins Scientific SE
  • ALS Limited
  •  Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation
  • Microbac Laboratories Inc.
  • National Technical Systems Inc.
  • EMSL Analytical Inc.
  • Institut fur Produktqualitat GmbH
  • Campden BRI.

In order to stay afloat, the aforementioned market players are seeking to augment their research capabilities in order to develop new and innovative packaging testing solutions. Furthermore, these players are looking to forge strategic alliances with packaging giants as well as competitors to acquire a significant edge.

Packaging Testing Market- Report Scope



Forecast Period


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Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value and Tonnes for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, 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 and New Zealand. 

Key Segments Covered

Testing Type, Material Type & Packaging Application

Key Companies Profiled

SGS SA, Intertek Group Plc, Bureau Veritas SA, Eurofins Scientific SE, ALS Limited, TUV SUD AG, Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation, Microbac Laboratories Inc., National Technical Systems Inc., EMSL Analytical Inc., Institut fur Produktqualitat GmbH and Campden BRI.

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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

  • How will packaging testing Market grow during 2020-2030?

    According to FMI’s analysis, the global packaging testing market is slated to grow steadily during the forecast period

  • Which is the most prominent packaging testing type?

    Microbiological testing to ascertain the presence of disease causing microbes and pathogens across several important packaged products is likely to dominate the global packaging testing type market. This type of test is most frequently used in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Which is the largest market for packaging testing globally?

    North America is slated to be the packaging testing market hegemon throughout the upcoming forecast period. This growth is slated to occur in the face of stringent packaging safety standards implementation by regulatory authorities. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to emerge as a sunshine area, owing to increased food & beverages and pharmaceuticals consumption.

  • How has COVID-19 impacted packaging testing market?

    With respect to packaging testing, the market has experienced moderate to substantial shortcomings since the pandemic’s onset. This is because demand for pharmaceutical and food & beverage products have kept revenue afloat.

    As countries phase out lockdowns, industrial production is returning to normal, leading to an upswing in the packaging industry. This is likely to alleviate the gaps experienced by the packaging testing domain.

  • Which are the leading players in packaging testing Market?

    Some leading players in this landscape are SGS SA, Intertek Group Plc, Bureau Veritas SA, Eurofins Scientific SE, ALS Limited, TUV SUD AG, Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation, Microbac Laboratories Inc., National Technical Systems Inc., EMSL Analytical Inc., Institut fur Produktqualitat GmbH and Campden BRI.

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Key Segments

Testing Type

  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Microbiological

Material Type

  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Paper and Paperboard
  • Glass
  • Wood and Others

Packaging Application

  • Food and Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices
  • Chemical and Fertilizers
  • Personal Care and Cosmetics
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Industrial


  • 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)
  • Middle East & Africa (GCC, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa & Rest of MEA)
  • East Asia (China, Japan & South Korea)
  • South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia & Rest of South Asia)
  • Oceania (Australia & New Zealand)

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