Sanitary Food and Beverage Packaging Market

Sanitary Food and Beverage Packaging Market: Increasing Emphasis on F&B Safety Driving Growth: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2022)


Increasing emphasis on maintaining hygiene and cleanliness through the entire supply chain has necessitated the demand for highly effective sanitary packaging of food and beverages. The global sanitary food and beverage packaging market continues to be driven by growing consumer focus on the hygiene aspect of the food they consume. According to a latest research by Future Market Insights (FMI), the global sanitary food and beverage packaging market is likely to grow at 5.8% CAGR through 2022. The market grew at 4.6% CAGR during the period 2012-2016.

Government Regulations & Consumer Preference Driving Adoption

Focus on sanitary packaging of food and beverages has gained traction, especially since the U.S. FDA published its latest FSMA rule. The new guidelines focus on preventing food contamination during the transportation of food from one place to another. Manufacturers have also been influenced by evolving consumer preferences to invest in making their products safe and hygienic. A combination of government regulations and evolving consumer demand is likely to boost the growth of global sanitary food and beverage packaging market.

Paperboard Accounts for Significant Market Share

Manufacturers currently use a range of packaging materials for ensuring their end-products remain hygienic till a long time. The key packaging materials include paperboard, rigid plastic, glass, flexible plastic, metal, and other materials. According to Future Market Insights, the paperboard segment is likely to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period 2017-2022, and surpass US$ 3 bn in revenues. Easy availability and affordability are the key factors driving the demand for paperboard among end-use industries.

By product type, cups & liquid tight containers remain the most lucrative segment globally. However, growth of this segment is likely to remain low on account of growing applications in milk & other beverage cartons. The milk & other beverage cartons segment is likely to grow at nearly 5% CAGR through 2022 – this is the highest CAGR among all the product types.

N. America and APEJ Lucrative Markets

On the basis of region, APEJ is likely to remain the most lucrative, with surging demand from China and India offering sustained growth opportunities to manufacturers. According to Future Market Insights’ analysis, the growth of sanitary food and beverage packaging market in APEJ is likely to be driven by increasing demand from end-users.

The two key factors which have changed the status quo in APEJ include increasing urbanization and rise in the disposable income among consumers. As consumer awareness has increased, manufacturers have been forced to invest in food safety. In terms of revenue, APEJ will continue to be the leading market for sanitary food and beverage packaging market.

The market in North America is driven by increasing regulation on part of the FDA. As manufacturers focus on compliance, demand for advanced packaging materials is likely to increase. The North America sanitary food and beverage packaging market is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 7% to reach nearly US$ 2 bn in revenues by 2022.

The leading players profiled in the report include FP Corporation, Chuo Kagaku Co., Ltd., Karatzis S.A., Crown Holdings, Inc., Ball Corporation, Silgan Containers, LLC, Kaira Can Company Limited, and Canfab Packaging Inc. Focus on advanced packaging technologies and consolidating their position in APEJ remain the key focus areas of these companies.

Market Taxonomy

To offer detailed analysis on the market, the report offers segmentation on the basis of packaging type and product type. Comparisons by year-on-year and market share are also offered to readers, to give readers detailed overview on the market. 


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • APEJ
  • MEA

Packaging Type

  • Paperboard
  • Rigid Plastic
  • Glass
  • Flexible Plastic
  • Metal
  • Other Packaging Types

Product Type

  • Milk and Other Beverage Cartons
  • Cups and Liquid Tight Containers
  • Folding Food Containers
  • Boards and Trays
  • Other Product Types

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