Temperature Controlled Packaging Solutions Market

2019 Analysis and Review of Temperature Controlled Packaging Solutions Market by Product Type - Insulated Shippers, Insulated Containers, and Others for 2020 - 2030

Temperature Controlled Packaging Solutions Market Outlook

The temperature-controlled packaging solutions market is projected to foresee a notable growth pace throughout the forecast period. With the expansion of the distribution range, since products are moving further and from more climatic zones. The majority of the manufacturers regularly ship products globally, creating a progressively more complex web of international, regional, and local connections that necessitates an extensive range of transport modes. This generates a tremendous opportunity for the temperature-controlled packaging solutions market.

Moreover, regulations governing these kinds of extremely sensitive products are growing stricter since several local governments regard to eliminate or reduce the use of EPS (expanded polystyrene foam), a common insulating material. Consecutively stricter regulations will impede market growth. High maintenance costs and investment and low incidence in rural regions are also likely to limit market growth.

The widespread consequence of the COVID-19pandemic all over the world has been felt across several economies that are encountering unprecedented loss. The government of several nations has mandated lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this has left various industries on a standstill with zero operating activities. Conversely, a united effort from the industries, as well as the government is likely to bring the economy back to the pre-crisis state and assist in resuming industrial activities.

Key players are striving to uphold their presence by focusing on partnerships and acquisition of other companies to boost sales revenue and increase their product portfolio. For instance,

In February 2020, Pelican BioThermal, acquired NanoCool, a leading manufacturer of thermal insulation solutions. The acquisition is likely to help Pelican expand its market impression in the highly competitive global in addition to the regional marketplace.

UK-based Softbox, a packaging specialist has launched a Tempcell Eco temperature-control parcel container designed to fulfill an increasing need to balance performance with overall sustainability and environmental friendliness. Made from 100% corrugated cardboard that can be recycled curbside, it incorporates the company's Thermaflute plastic-free insulation design.

Insulated Containers Preferable Thermal Packaging Format

Increasing consumption of perishable products is among the key factors supporting the growth of the temperature controlled packaging solutions market. By capturing over 3/5 of overall revenue, insulated containers, both chest style and upright style, will remain the preferred packaging choice among end users.

Additionally, insulated containers worth around US$ 3 Bn are estimated to be used in freight transportation in 2020. Although insulated shippers, including PUR and EPS shippers, significantly lag behind insulated containers in terms of revenue, they are likely to see higher demand growth in the near future.

Developed Regional Markets Capture over 60% Revenues Share

Frozen food product consumption is high among consumers, especially the working demographics cohort. The trend has been at its peak in Europe and North America, which hold over 60% share of total market value. Coupled with a well-established cold chain management, the temperature controlled packaging solutions market continues to thrive in these developed regions. In addition, high imports of processed food such as fruits, meat, and poultry products in East and South Asia are also influencing market players to rethink their strategies.

PCM to Replace Conventional Coolants in Passive Packaging Formats

Conventional coolants such as dry ice, if not handled properly, can result in increased carbon footprint due to leakage of CO2 vapors. Manufacturers, in turn, are replacing these conventional coolants with alternatives such as phase change materials (PCMs), which are non-toxic, reusable, and require lesser energy to freeze.

While material compatibility and availability of PCMs are some of the standing concerns, their cost-saving attribute and other benefits outweigh the negatives. Leading players in the temperature controlled packaging solutions market - Sonoco, Tempack, and Cold Chain Technology – are already onboard in providing PCM-based packaging solutions.

How Growth will Unfold

Temperature controlled packaging solutions are increasingly becoming an imperative in various industries, globally. Having that said, their utilization in the food & beverage and healthcare sectors is anticipated to reach greater heights, as these are the production hub of perishable and temperature-sensitive products.

Realizing the intricacy in transportation and delivery, manufacturers continue to reap huge profits from these end-use industries. Towards the end of forecast period, both, F&B and healthcare would accent a collective revenue of over US$ 20 Bn in the global temperature controlled packaging solutions market.


What are the future prospects of the temperature controlled packaging solutions market?

The temperature controlled packaging solutions market is anticipated to witness an impressive growth rate, creating an incremental opportunity of US$ 13.4 Bn by the end of 2030.

What are the key factors shaping the dynamics of the temperature controlled packaging solutions market?

Rising need for cost-effective shipping solutions for temperature-sensitive products drives the adoption of temperature controlled packaging solutions across all regions. Increasing demand for perishable food products from the rapidly growing middle-class in developing regions plays a role in the high demand for effective temperature controlled packaging solutions. This is attributable to the fact that most of these products are extensively imported from distant geographies.

Which end-use industries hold high growth prospects for manufacturers of temperature controlled packaging solutions?

The food & beverage industry is estimated to account for a lion’s share in the global temperature controlled packaging solutions market, and remain the most lucrative segment throughout the forecast period. Moreover, the food & beverage industry is expected to be closely followed by the healthcare sector.

Which region is expected to lead in terms of global sales of temperature controlled packaging solutions?

In terms of market growth, the North America temperature controlled packaging solutions market is projected to be at the forefront during the forecast period. This is on account of North America’s position as the largest pharmaceuticals and biologics research hub, which exports bio-pharma and bio-similar products across the globe.

What is degree of competition in the temperature controlled packaging solutions market?

Sonoco Products Company, Pelican BioThermal LLC, Snyder Industries Inc., GEBHARDT Logistic Solutions GmbH, and ACH Foam Technologies, LLC have been identified as the leading players operating in the global temperature controlled packaging solutions market. These players were estimated to cumulatively account for nearly 15-20% of the global temperature controlled packaging solutions market in 2018.

Temperature Controlled Packaging Solutions Market Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value and Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Latin America, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Key Countries Covered

U.S, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Nordic Region, Benelux, Rest of Europe, China, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Rest of South Asia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA

Key Segments Covered

System Type, Product Type, Application, End Use and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Pelican BioThermal LLC
  • Snyder Industries Inc.
  • GEBHARDT Logistic Solutions GmbH
  • ACH Foam Technologies, LLC
  • TKT GmbH
  • Cold Chain Technologies
  • Cryopak Industries Inc.
  • Sofrigam SA Ltd.
  • va-Q-tec AG
  • Saeplast Americas Inc.
  • Inmark, LLC
  • Tempack Packaging Solutions S.L.
  • EcoCool GmbH
  • Exeltainer SL
  • American Aerogel Corporation
  • Softbox Systems Ltd.
  • DGP Intelsius Ltd.
  • NanoCool

Report Coverage

Market Overview, Key Market Trends, Key Success Factors, Demand Analysis, Market Background, COVID-19 Analysis, Segmental Analysis, Regional Profiling, Market Structure & Competition Analysis

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The global temperature controlled packaging solutions market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to readers.

System Type

  • Active
  • Passive

Product Type

  • Insulated Shippers
    • Panels & Envelopes
    • EPS Shippers
    • PUR Shippers
    • VIP Shippers
  • Insulated Containers
    • Chest Style
    • Upright Style
  • Others


  • Frozen
  • Chilled
  • Ambient

End Use

  • Healthcare
  • Food & Beverages
  • Others


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

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