White Paper: Rigid plastic packaging – 5 developments shaping the market

The rigid plastic packaging market is forecast to grow at an average rate of 5.8% over the next five years, reaching $226.4 billion in 2020. This white paper pinpoints the five key product and technology developments influencing the market.

The growth of rigid plastic packaging has largely come as a result of growing consumption demand in emerging markets, but also at the expense of traditional pack types such as glass bottles and jars, liquid cartons and metal cans. It is often favoured over other pack types due to its lighter weight, shatter resistance and the flexibility to mould into various shapes. It is also proving a source of added value through high-clarity polymers.

The five key product and technology developments in the rigid plastic packaging market are:

  • Hot-fill
  • Lightweighting
  • Processing and barrier technologies
  • Biomaterials
  • Glass replacemnet and replication

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