Quad seal bag is a multi-layer bag, having 3 layers the outermost layer is made of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), the intermediate layer made of Vacuum Metallized Polyethylene (VMPET) and the most inner layer made up of Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE). All these layers offers hassle-free packaging to the consumers. Quad seal bags are blocked bottom type of packaging format, due to their high packaging efficiency providing consumer convenience and therefore, are mostly preferred for the commodities like tea & coffee.
Market popularity of quad seal bags is increasing as consumers are demanding flexible packaging solutions, added with sustainability results in rapid market acceptance of quad seal bags. Adding to benefits the unique design offered by quad seal pouches helps packaging manufacturers in saving raw materials up to 15%. Modern retailers from Europe and North America with the advantages of the latest technologies are penetrating into China, India which are the largest consumer markets in the world. So as per the forecast for the coming decade, we can get a clear idea that quad seal bags are expected to gain significant traction.
Which are the key growth drivers for the quad seal bags market?
In recent years consumer perceptions & preferences are driving the global packaging industry completely. Along with new innovation, fewer wastages and recyclability of almost all materials used for packaging are taken into consideration. People preferring flexible packaging over all other formats with products in tubes, pouches, and sachets will see an increase in sales due to the convenience it provides to the final consumer. The retail landscape of almost the whole world is changing due to the rise in demand for quad seal pouches, as there are more food and household product offerings in quad seal bags increases, this factor made changes in lifestyle and consumption habits of the consumers. Room for customization and product visibility by using quad seal pouches for enhancement of consumer appeal, these are positively influencing growth of quad seal bags in the market.
Overall as a manufacturer, it protects the product from moisture diffusion, oxygen, and most importantly from harmful UV rays. Quad seal bags are also retailer-friendly, as self-standing bags are shelf-friendly to display and create a visual impact of the packaging along with the product.
What factors are restraining the quad seal bags market?
A wide number of options available for the manufacturers in the category of bags and accessories available to choose from, it makes quad seal bags an option to choose out of number of solutions available, pouches as a packaging format is much diversified and has several flexible packaging options available in the market. The biggest barrier for the global quad seal bags market growth is the higher production costs incurred for production.
Which are the main regions affecting the quad seal bags market?
North America is the biggest player according to the region-wise production of quad seal bags, followed by Europe. Both these regions along with other growing regions such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle-East are projected to show a healthy market growth from all over the globe. Asia is a growing market in quad seal bags market and is forecasted to grow at a significant rate due to its developing countries. Middle East and Africa being the most emerging markets are showing positive demand towards the new packaging solution such as quad seal bags. New markets are also being targeted by big market players such as South Asia, East Asia, and Central-African regions.
How will the quad seal bags affect the overall FMCG industry?
The global market for quad seal bags is still in the initial stage for many developing economies, which may give an upcoming opportunity to FMCG companies of the developing economies for using a sustainable flexible form of packaging which is accepted by millions of consumers worldwide. The FMCG companies can also use digital printing on space on three sides of quad seal bags provide to create unique visibility in the minds of the consumers. Moreover, companies can give the products a longer shelf-life than other packaging materials by the usage of quad seal bags. By communicating the recyclable value of the quad seal bags companies can make an environmentally clean image and can clearly differentiate from the consumers. Worldwide consumer acceptance of quad seal bags can be an opportunity for companies to use quad seal bags for more applications than current ones.
Key market players of quad seal bags:-
- Tyler Packaging Limited
- Atlapac Corporation
- Foster Packaging
- Cas-Pak Products Ltd.
- Swiss Pack Pvt Ltd.
- Pacific-bag, Inc.
- Diamond Flexible Packaging Co.
- Pouch Direct
- GMD Packaging
- PBFY Flexible Packaging
- Glenroy, Inc.
- Innovia Films
- Berry Global, Inc.
- Sonoco Products Company
- Bemis Company, Inc.
- Mondi Group Plc
- A&M Packaging
- Amcor Limited
- Maer Flexibles Europe
- Snell Flexibles
What are the recent developments in the quad seal bags market?
Tyler packaging of UK came up with a new idea of visualizing the packaging in 3D and allows customers to upload their artwork, and the designing and printing work is done by the company. This trendsetting new standards for the whole packaging industry as well quad seal bags.
Glenroy Inc. received five flexible packaging awards from the Flexible Packaging Association, including two gold awards among five awards they received. Glenroy Inc. is a pioneer in quad seal bags manufacturing and customizing and is also considered as a market leader.
Amcor pledged to help brands by providing independent brand labeling by communicating packaging carbon footprints to customers, so that creates a sustainable brand image of the company among customers.
Mars Food along with Amcor announced the world's first microwavable & recyclable rice pouch in December 2020. The move could be considered as a revolutionary step in the packaging industry that provides innovative packaging solutions to consumers as well as manufacturers.
Nestle along with Amcor is going to launch the world's first recyclable retort pouch for pet-food, the product will improve the environmental footprint of consumer packaging up to 60%. Both companies achieved the technical breakthrough for the largest challenge of not being able to recycle the retort flexible packaging and proving the promise towards more sustainable packaging.
What will be the impact of innovations in quad seal bags on rising markets?
Due to path-breaking new innovations in the field of packaging, especially in the quad seal bags market with companies providing digitally printed customized pouches, also small brands can create a separate identity for their brands by providing a unique packaging using the safety and benefits of quad seal bags for the products. Over the years, trend for more variants of quad seal bags have been trending in the markets such as complete seal bags, visible quad seal bags. The quad seal bags are recording positive growth in all the developing markets, also now larger untapped markets are being targeted by the global manufacturers as well as local players of the packaging industry. Packaging companies can also use more sustainable solutions for developing new products in the category of quad seal bags, by using different variants of plastics that are totally bio-degradable.
How covid-19 impacted the quad seal bags market?
In the pandemic times due to outbreak of deadly viruses, packaging and safekeeping of products were the major requirement by all the consumers globally. The virus brought uncertainty and fear along with it, so people were focused on stocking large amounts of food and groceries at their homes, quad seal bags matched all the requirements of safety and long shelf-life by the consumers. The demand for safely packed food and household items, along with medical equipment and pharmaceutical products was maximum in all the parts of the globe. Products packed in quad seal bags were in higher demand compared to other forms of packaging like pouches and tubes, as the consumers got complete safety by the attributes provided by packaging in quad seal bags.
The developed market recorded an exponential growth in demand for quad seal bags as packaging materials, companies already using quad seal bags recorded the highest profits of the decade compared to their competitors. Also pandemic provided manufacturers with new ideas of which new products can be packed in the quad seal bags market so that some more products also may gain market popularity and can pack it in more sustainable. The manufacturers of the product can gain advantages by communicating environment-friendly attributes of the packaging in quad seal bags and can gain consumers, by making them choose green packaging over some other brands not offering such sustainable packaging of their products.
Segmentation of Quad Seal Bags:
- Protein powder
- Dry fruits
- Frozen food
- Pet food
- Bakery items
- North America
- Western Europe
- Latin America
- Middle East
- Eastern Europe
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