Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Forces in Packaging to 2027

The Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Forces is a comprehensive report analyzing the key trends that will transform the global packaging industry over the next decade.

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Date of publication: 01 May 2017
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of figures: 25

The packaging market faces the challenge of adapting to an increasingly integrated world. Across the next ten years converters and material suppliers will have to compete and adapt to the demands of retailers, brands and consumers within a more globalized context.

These horizontal trends impact all materials and all phases of the packaging supply chain, creating a pressing need for a holistic analysis of how the most important trends will transform packaging across the next decade. An exclusive wide-ranging survey spanning the packaging value chain allows Smithers Pira to meet this requirement – giving vital strategic business insight and qualitative analysis.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • Expert investigation into the key brand, retail and consumer trends impacting the selection and use of packaging for the next decade
  • Rankings of the top ten trends in packaging, drawing on exclusive primary research
  • Comprehensive analysis of current technological and process solutions expected to meet the evolving needs of the global packaging industry

What methodology is used?

A Delphi-type study was used for this report, comprising multiple rounds of survey, assessment and feedback. The process began with an extensive literature review, comprehensive patent research, data collection, discussions with experts and key stakeholder groups, all of which was cross referenced with Smithers Pira’s own database of market information. 

Interviews were targeted across the packaging value chain to include the perspectives of brands, consumers, logistics and delivery firms, converters, material suppliers, retailers, government and regulators.

Feedback from this process was then examined and analyzed to assess the current ability of the industry to meet these requirements and, further, to profile the future business models and technologies that are ideally positioned to capitalize on them. 

What will you discover?

  • A definitive ranking of the most influential market trends that impact packaging worldwide, over the 2017-2027 time period
  • Qualitative analysis of each disruptive trend, the current state-of-the-art in technology, opportunities for new business models, unmet needs and future opportunities for service and technology providers
  • A strategic blueprint of how the supply, use and disposal of packaging will change over the course of the next decade

Who should buy this report?

  • Material suppliers
  • Packaging converters
  • Logistics and distribution chain partners
  • Retailers
  • Brand packaging buyers
  • Packaging industry consultants and analysts

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Introduction and methodology

Introduction

  • Scope
  • Methodology
    • Desk research
    • Delphi technique
  • Definitions

Disruptive trends in packaging 2017-2027

  • Introduction
  • Material outlooks for packaging
    • Rigid plastics
    • Flexible formats
    • Paperboard
    • Metal
    • Glass
    • Wood
  • Packaging industry trends 
  • Sustainability
    • Biopolymers
  • Serialisation/personalisation of designs
  • Technical differentiation
  • Lightweighting
    • Paperboard,
    • Glass
    • Metal
    • Corrugated board
    • Multilayer and monolayer flexible plastics
  • Raw material prices
  • E-commerce
  • Consumer attitudes
    • Personalisation
    • The packaging experience
  • Product diversification

Electronic signage developments

  • Introduction
  • Market development forecasts 2017–2027
  • The top 10 disruptive trend in packaging 2017–2027
  • Consumer connectivity
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • On-shelf differentiation
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • Sustainability and corporate responsibility agendas
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • Ecommerce – Impact on logistics
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • Cutting freight weights
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • Material sustainability
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • Brand customised packaging and web-to-print
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • Changing retail layouts and formats
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • Globalisation of brand identities
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027
  • Anti-counterfeiting and brand protection
    • Introduction
    • State of the market 2017
    • Future developments to 2027

Tables and Figures

Disruptive trends candidate list

The top 10 disruptive trends (by impact and likelihood of implementation)

Global market for packaging, 2017-2027

Global growth rates by food segment

Global packaging market by material - breakdown forecast, 2017-2027

Global packaging market by material - growth forecast, 2017-2027

Global packaging market by sector - breakdown forecast, 2017-2027

Global packaging market by region - breakdown forecast, 2017-2027

Key packaging trends and scenarios, 2017-2027

Timeline for market penetration of disruptive trends, 2017–2027

Summary of market drivers for disruptive trends in packaging

Technology scorecard – Consumer connectivity

Smart packaging developments and trends, 2017–2027

Technology scorecard – On-shelf differentiation

Technology scorecard – Sustainability and corporate responsibility agendas

Ecological footprint: consumers per sector

Technology scorecard – Ecommerce – Impact on logistics

Consumer and brand-owner inclinations towards environmental responsibility

Technology scorecard – Cutting freight weights 

Technology scorecard – Material sustainability

Technology scorecard – Brand customised packaging and web-to-print

Technology scorecard – Changing retail layouts and formats

Technology scorecard – Globalisation of brand identities

Co-creation packaging trends

Technology scorecard – Anti-counterfeiting and brand protection