Protective Packaging Market by Material Type (Plastic, Foam), by Product Type (Flexible, Rigid), by Function (Wrapping, Insulation, Void-fill), by End-User (Automotive, F&B), by Region (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, South America,) – Global Forecast (2020 to 2027)

Protective Packaging Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Analysis, Research

Protective Packaging MARKET: Summary

The Global Protective Packaging Market is projected to reach a value of over USD 39.7 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of around 3.9%.

Protective packaging is used across various industries such as automotive, appliance, electronics, aerospace, pharmaceutical, food & beverages, and others. Protective packaging materials are being used to safeguard and shield of the core product from damages during storage and transportation. It be created of anything from corrugated paper cartons to the most complex die-cut assembled into a steel rack. Depending upon product end-use application protective packaging can be either used for primary packaging or secondary packaging. Keeping product fresh longer, preventing breakage and wear and tear, making shipper easier, and others are some of the benefits of protective packaging which makes it important in packaging.

Protective Packaging MARKET: Drivers & CHALLENGES

Market Driver:

  • Growing E-Commerce Sector

Consumer inclination towards online purchases is the key factor in boosting the e-commerce sector. This can be attributed to various factors such as higher discounts, increasing disposable income, availability of better products at the doorstep, and others. The packaging is one of the key concerns in the e-commerce industry as the product needs to be shipped across the globe and products need to be handled properly. Thus, inefficient processes or packaging can increase shipping cost and return rates which can result in negative customer feedback. However, the use of protective packaging for protecting shipment from getting damage. Thus, the growing e-commerce sector coupled with packaging concern is expected to boost the growth of the protective packaging market.

  • Increasing Demand Form Food and Beverage Packaging

The food & beverage industry is experiencing rapid growth during the forecasted period owing to an increase in the standard of living, increase disposable income, rise in packed ready to eat food, and others. Packaging plays an important role in the food & beverage industry where protective packaging helps to protect the products from external damage while storage and shipment, additionally to also increase the shelf life of the product. Additionally, visible light energy and ultraviolet affect the quality of food. Some of the components in food get effects from light energy which degrades the nutrient value and change in sensory characteristics. However, the light barrier or interference properties of packaging materials should be considered when required in the industry. Thus, an increase in the food & beverage sector is expected to drive the market growth owing to properties of protective packaging it is expected to increase

Market Restraint:

  • Environmental Concerns regarding Recycling of Packaging Material

Protective packaging has helped to safeguard and shield the product during transportation and storage. Various types of materials are used for protective packaging are foam plastic, paper & paperboard, plastics, and others. Plastic is one of the core ingredients used in various packaging. The plastic industry rarely uses recycled plastics in the vast majority of their products. Plastics and their byproducts are littering cities, oceans, and waterways, and contributing to health problems in humans and animals as well as rising environmental issues. Thus, rising environmental concerns regarding non-recycling material may hinder the growth of the product market.

Protective Packaging market: Key segments

  • Based on material type:  Foam, Paper & Paperboard, Foam, Plastic, and Others
  • Based on product type: Flexible, Rigid, and Foam
  • Based on function type: Void-fill, Insulation, Wrapping, Cushioning, and Others
  • Based on end-user: Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, and Others.
  • Segmentation based on region covers: North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa and South America, with individual country-level analysis.

Protective Packaging MARKET: Report SCOPE

The report on the protective packaging market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country-wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2020-2027 (2020 estimated year, forecasted up to 2027)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million), Volume (Kiloton)

Segments Included

Material Type, Product Type, Function, End-User

Regional Coverage

North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South Africa

KEY Companies Covered

  • Intertape Polymer Group (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • Sealed Air
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • DS Smith
  • Pregis LLC
  • Huhtamaki
  • Riverside Paper Co. Inc.
  • Pro-Pac Packaging Limited
  • Other Key Companies

Protective Packaging MARKET: report segmentation

For the scope of the report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Protective Packaging Market, by Material Type  

  • Foam
  • Paper & Paperboard
  • Plastic
  • Others

Protective Packaging Market, by Product Type 

  • Flexible
  • Rigid
  • Foam

Protective Packaging Market, by Function 

  • Void-fill
  • Insulation
  • Wrapping
  • Cushioning
  • Others

Protective Packaging Market, by End-User

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

Protective Packaging Market, by Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

Key Questions answered by the report

  • What are the prominent developments affecting the market worldwide and its growth?
  • What will be the impact of the developments in the market on the industry and on the market players in the future?
  • What are the evolving variations of the market globally?
  • What are the evolving functions of the market globally?
  • What are the prominent aspects that will affect market growth globally during the study period?
  • Who are the key players operating in the market across the globe?
  • How are the key players leveraging in the present market scenario worldwide?

Report Audience

  • Protective Packaging Market Providers
  • Protective Packaging Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of Protective Packaging Market
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations
  • Investment Banks & Private Equity Firms


    1. Research Objectives
    2. Market Definition
    3. Research Scope
    4. Regional Coverage
    5. Research Timeline
    6. Assumptions
    7. Limitations
    1. Introduction
    2. Primary Research
      1. Key Industry Expert Insight
    3. Secondary Research
      1. Vital Data from Secondary Sources
    4. Market Size Estimation
    5. Data Validation & Triangulation
    1. Introduction
    2. Drivers
      1. Growing E-Commerce Sector
      2. Increasing Demand Form Food & Beverage Packaging
    3. Opportunities
      1. Rising Demand from Healthcare for Flexible Packaging 
    4. Restraint
      1. Environmental Concerns Regarding Recycling of Packaging Material
    5. Challenges
      1. Frequently Changing Packaging Design
    1. Introduction
      1. Power of Buyers
      2. Power of Suppliers
      3. Intensity of Competition
      4. Challenges of Substitutes
      5. Challenges of New Entrants
    2. Macro-Economic Indicators
  6. GLOBAL PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, Market Size in USD Million & Kiloton (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Foam
    3. Paper & Paperboard
    4. Plastic
    5. Others
  7. GLOBAL PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE, Market Size in USD Million & Kiloton (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Flexible
    3. Rigid
    4. Foam
  8. GLOBAL PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET BY FUNCTION, Market Size in USD Million & Kiloton (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Void-fill
    3. Insulation
    4. Wrapping
    5. Cushioning
    6. Others
  9. GLOBAL PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET BY END-USER, Market Size in USD Million & Kiloton (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Consumer Electronics
    3. Automotive
    4. Food & Beverages
    5. Pharmaceutical
    6. Others
  10. GLOBAL PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million & Kiloton(2019-2027)
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Asia-Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. South Korea
      5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
    3. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. France
      3. Italy
      4. UK
      5. Russia
      6. Rest of Europe
    4. Middle East and Africa
      1. Saudi Arabia
      2. UAE
      3. Rest of Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
      1. Brazil
      2. Argentina
      3. Rest of South America
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies
    3. Company Benchmarking
    1. Intertape Polymer Group
      1. Company Overview
      2. Financial Overview
      3. Products/Solutions/Services Offered
      4. Key Developments
      5. SWOT Analysis
    2. Sealed Air
    3. Sonoco Products Company
    4. Smurfit Kappa
    5. DS Smith
    6. Pregis LLC
    7. Huhtamaki
    8. Riverside Paper Co. Inc.
    9. Pro-Pac Packaging Limited
    11. Other Key Companies
    1. Key Industry Expert Insights
    2. Primary Discussion Guide
    3. Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain


Rep Id : CM 065

Published : November, 2020

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