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Packaging Tubes Market

Packaging Tubes Market By Product Type (Laminated Tubes, Aluminum Tubes and Plastic Tubes), Closure Type (Stand-Up Cap, Nozzle Cap, Fez Cap, Flip-Top Cap and Others), End Use (Cosmetics, Oral Care, Commercial, Pharmaceuticals), Capacity & Region - Forecast to 2022 – 2028

Packaging Tubes Market By Product Type (Laminated Tubes, Aluminum Tubes and Plastic Tubes), Closure Type (Stand-Up Cap, Nozzle Cap, Fez Cap, Flip-Top Cap and Others), End Use (Cosmetics, Oral Care, Commercial, Pharmaceuticals), Capacity & Region - Forecast to 2022 – 2028

Packaging Tubes Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Packaging Tubes Market Snapshot

[388 Pages Report] The packaging tubes market is estimated at US$ 3.2 Bn in 2022 and is projected to reach US$ 4.4 Bn by 2028, at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2022 to 2028.

Market Size 2022

US$ 3.2 Bn

Market Size 2028

US$ 4.4 Bn

Value CAGR (2022-2028)


Collective Value Share: Top 3 Countries (2022E)


The study conducted by Future Market Insights estimates that the cosmetics, oral care and pharmaceutical end uses of packaging tubes market will cumulatively offer an incremental opportunity of around US$ 1 Bn during the period 2022-28 and these segments are projected to collectively capture approximately 4/5th market share of the global packaging tubes market by the end of 2028. 

The APAC region is expected to drive the packaging tubes market and is estimated to hold a significant market share of around 31% in 2022. FMI team further estimates that in 2022, the China packaging tubes market will grow 7.2% year-over-year. Across the APAC region, the total valuation of the packaging tubes market is projected to reach US$ 1.4 Bn by 2028.

2013-2021 Packaging Tubes Market Outlook Compared to 2022-2028 Forecast

Majorly driven by the elevated consumer demand for packaging tubes for the convenience it provides, FMI projects, the global packaging tubes market to expand at a prolific 5.0% CAGR between the forecast period of 2022 and 2028, in comparison to the CAGR of 4.1% registered between the period 2013 and 2021. 

Fast-moving lifestyle and on-the-go culture globally has led to the consumer preference for easy to carry and handle packaging formats. Consumers are preferring packaging solutions like tubes and pouches for their daily use products, e.g. laundry wash gels, toothpaste, hair care products, fruit jams, etc.

These packaging solutions improve the convenience and user experience. The manufacturers are launching packaging tubes specifically designed for innovative applications like the packaging of sanitizers, food products, ointments and several other products. The cosmetic tubes are most popular among consumers for the ease in dispensing they offer for products with varied viscosity.

Packaging tubes are also widely used as an efficient oral care packaging solution for the convenience they offer to the consumers. The growing consumer preference for tube packaging solutions is one of the factors that is expected to drive the tube packaging market at a higher CAGR during the forecast period compared to the historical.

How Will The Growing Application Of Tube Packaging In The Pharmaceutical Industry Drive The Packaging Tubes Market Growth?

Increased competition between large multinational brands and local players led to the innovation in marketing strategies. Several new entrants in the pharmaceutical market also contributed to this intensified competition. The above-mentioned factors led to the solution for embracing the tube packaging format for pharmaceutical products.

The penetration of tubes in the pharmaceutical segment has shown lucrative growth globally. The ageing population and shift from hospital care to home care or inpatients to outpatients led to the increasing demand for a sophisticated and high barrier packaging solution for pharmaceuticals.

Laminated tubes provide high barrier protection for pharmaceutical contents packaged in the tube. The packaging tubes are used for several pharmaceutical products that are in cream, ointment or other high viscosity formats. The growing adoption of tubes for pharmaceutical packaging is anticipated to drive the demand for packaging tubes in the market.

What Is the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On The Global Packaging Tubes Market?

The negative repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic were moderate on the packaging tubes market compared to other industries. The significant application of packaging tubes in the cosmetics industry resulted in reducing the demand for the target product in the market.

However, the use of packaging tubes for pharmaceutical and food end-uses dampened the blow of the pandemic on the target market. Furthermore, the efforts of tube manufacturers like Ctl-Th Packaging SI and Albea SA among others in developing and supplying tubes for sanitizer packaging also contributed to dampening the impact of the pandemic on the packaging tubes market.

Packaging Tubes Market - Country-wise Insights

How Will Germany Generate a Significant Demand For Packaging Tubes?

In the Western Europe region, Germany is the largest market for packaging tubes, with an estimated market share of around 20% by the end of 2022. As per the Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), in 2019, Germany was a major European pharmaceutical market and the fourth largest globally. The pharmaceutical industry sales grew in the country grew 5.7% year-over-year in 2019 and reached US$ 52.5 Bn (~EUR 46.4 billion). The significant growth of the pharmaceutical industry in Germany is expected to augment the demand for packaging tubes for the pharmaceutical end-use.

Why is the India Considered One of the Most Lucrative Markets For Packaging Tubes?

FMI estimates that India is globally the third-largest market for packaging tubes after U.S. and China, with an estimated market share of 12% across the globe by the end of 2022. According to a report published by the Consulate General of Israel, Mumbai - Economic Department, the Indian beauty and personal care industry in the country is estimated to reach US$ 9.5 – 10.5 Bn in 2021, at a growth rate of 5-6% during the last five years. The growing beauty and personal care industry in the country is anticipated to bolster the market demand for packaging tubes in the country.

Packaging Tubes Market - Category-wise Insights

Which Product Type Segment is Projected To Experience Escalated Demand From The Packaging Tubes Market?

As per FMI analysis by product type, the laminated tubes segment is projected to experience escalated demand in the global packaging tubes market for its unique combination of high barrier properties from aluminium tubes and aesthetic appeal from the plastic tubes. In terms of valuation, the laminated tubes segment is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% during 2022-28 in the global packaging tubes market.

Which is the Leading End Use Segment in the Packaging Tubes Market?

Cosmetics is a major end use of packaging tubes, this segment is estimated to offer an excellent incremental opportunity of over US$ 429 Mn during the forecast period 2022-28. The growing consciousness among the consumers of all age groups regarding appearance is one of the factors driving the demand for convenient cosmetic packaging solutions like tubes in the cosmetics industry.

Which Region Generates Heavy Demand for the Packaging Tubes During The Forecasted Period?

By region, the Asia Pacific region is estimated to generate heavy demand for packaging tubes during 2022-28. APAC market for packaging tubes is projected to grow 1.6 times its current market size by the end of 2028. This is mainly because of the significant growth of the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry of the developing countries like China, India and ASEAN countries in the APAC region.

Packaging Tubes Market - Competitive Landscape

To get a competitive advantage in the packaging tubes market the manufacturers in the industry are adopting several strategies. The key players in the market are launching innovative packaging tubes that are manufactured with post-consumer recycled material or are fully recyclable. The key players are also involved in strategic partnerships with brand owners in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and oral care industry to capture maximum market share.

For instance, in September 2021, Essel Propack Ltd. announced a partnership with Colgate-Palmolive India to produce recyclable Platina toothpaste tubes in India, furthermore, in November 2021, Essel Propack Ltd. in partnership with Vicco Labs launched 100% recyclable tube packaging for Vicco Turmeric product line.

In October 2020, Berry Global Inc., launched Divinity HDPE a 2-inch flip-top tube closure made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, which when used in conjunction with Berry’s squeezable polyethylene (PE) tubes makes a sustainable single-substrate packaging solution.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value and Mn Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa and Japan

Key Countries Covered

United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy,  France, U.K., Spain, Russia, Poland, GCC Countries, China and India

Key Segments Covered

Product Type, Capacity, Closure Type, End Use and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Albea S.A.
  • Essel Propack Ltd.
  • CCL Industries Inc.
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Ctl-Th Packaging SI
  • Linhardt GmbH & Co. KG
  • Montebello Packaging
  • Huhtamaki Oyj
  • Interapac International Corporation
  • Plastube Inc.
  • Pack-Tubes
  • Perfektup Ambalaj San. Ve Tic. A.S.
  • Burhani Group of Industries
  • Tubapack A.S.
  • Norway Pack A.S.
  • Alltub Group
  • Hoffmann Neopac AG
  • Tubopress Italia SpA
  • Lajovic Tuba D.O.O.
  • Pirlo GmbH & Co. KG

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

Customization & Pricing

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Packaging Tubes Market By Category

By product type:

  • Laminated Tubes
    • Plastic Barrier
    • Aluminum Barrier
  • Aluminum Tubes
  • Plastic Tubes

By capacity:

  • Up to 50 ml
  • 51 ml to 100 ml
  • 101 ml to 150 ml
  • Above 150 ml

By closure type:

  • Stand-up Caps
  • Nozzle Caps
  • Fez Caps
  • Flip-top Caps
  • Others

By end use:

  • Cosmetics
    • Hair care
    • Skin Care
    • Others
  • Oral Care
  • Commercial
    • Sealants & Adhesives
    • Lubricants
    • Others
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Home & Personal Care
  • Food
  • Others

By region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Japan

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the sales outlook for the packaging tubes market?

As per FMI, the packaging tubes market will register a CAGR of 5.0% between 2022 and 2028.
The packaging tubes market is estimated to surpass a valuation of US$ 3.2 Bn by 2022.
The North American market is estimated to be the second-largest market and hold around 22% value share in the global packaging tubes market in 2022.
FMI has forecasted the APAC packaging tubes market to be the fastest-growing market between 2022 and 2028.
The U.S., China and India are the top three markets for packaging tubes, exhibiting consistently high demand.
As per FMI, the Indian packaging tubes market is expected to rise at 7.7% CAGR between 2022 and 2028.

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