Multi-client project - The Future of Moulded Fibre Packaging to 2020

The definitive market study on molded fiber packaging, which is entering a renaissance period due to the rise in demand for sustainable packaging made from renewable and recyclable materials.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 10 May 2018
Product format: Market report

Key findings:

  • Rising demand for packaging worldwide – and in particular for sustainable packaging made from renewable and recyclable materials – is leading to renewed interest in the potential of molded fiber packaging
  • Developments in Molded fiber materials are leading to the creation of higher quality packaging products, opening up new areas for these packs
  • The rising interest in molded fiber is confirmed by moves by a number of companies to establish new units devoted to this field of packaging.

Description

Rising demand for packaging worldwide – and in particular for sustainable packaging made from renewable and recyclable materials – is leading to renewed interest in the potential of Molded fiber packaging. In addition, developments in Molded fiber materials are leading to the creation of higher quality packaging products, opening up new areas for these packs. For example, new applications in the luxury goods market are now showcasing the versatility of Molded fiber, with potential appeal to a wider market.

The rising interest in Molded fiber is confirmed by moves by a number of companies to establish new units devoted to this field of packaging. With uptake on the increase across an ever widening range of applications, Smithers Pira believes now is the right time to publish the definitive market study on Molded fiber packaging.

This study quantifies the market (volume in units, tonnes and value) and forecasts growth over the next five years based on extensive new primary research.

Objectives

The objectives of this project were:

  1. To quantify the market for Molded fiber packaging (volume in units, tonnes and value), including historical data for the years 2010-2014 with projections for 2015 and forecasts to 2020
  2. To segment the market over the same periods by production process/type of Molded fiber (heavy-wall, transfer molded, thermoformed, processed), application/end-use, region and key country
  3. To provide an overview of the various processes and raw materials employed to create Molded fiber packaging, and also a technology map showing likely developments to 2020
  4. To investigate and identify novel applications for Molded fiber packaging
  5. To understand end-user preferences and perceptions based on primary research
  6. To assess a range of key drivers and trends affecting the progression of the market going forward.

Market Segmentation

This report examines the current and future uptake of Molded fiber packaging, focusing on consumption measured in both volume (units and tonnes) and value terms ($ million). The market was segmented the market in the following manner:

Processes – types of Molded fiber packaging

  • Heavy-wall (AKA thick-wall, employing a single forming mold)
  • Transfer (transfer-molded; a thin-wall technology)
  • Thermoformed (cure-in-the-mold; a thin-wall technology)
  • Processed (requiring secondary/special treatment process)

Application markets

  • Food & drink
    • Eggs
      • Egg boxes/cartons
      • Egg bulk carry trays
      • Other food containers and trays (e.g. for mushrooms, fruit, etc.)
        • Bulk trays for fresh produce
        • Retail packs for fresh produce
        • Others (if applicable)
      • Disposable cups, bowls, cup carry trays, plates, serving trays, etc.
      • Takeaway/carry-out food containers (clamshells, etc.)
      • Wine shippers, similar containers
  • Durable goods
    • Consumer electronics, computing & telephony (TVs, cell phones, computers, modems, etc.)
    • Electrical appliances (small electrical appliances, white goods)
    • Other durable consumer goods (furniture, etc.)
  • Other consumer goods (healthcare, cosmetics, horticulture, etc.)
  • Industrial products
    • Automotive parts (gears, panels, headlights, wheels, etc.)
    • Others (pallets, positioning products for automated loading/handling, etc.)

Geographic markets

  • Western Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • South & Central America
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Other Asia-Pacific (incl. Australasia)

Specific Requirements – packaging categories

For North America and also for the US, Canada and Mexico individually, data is provided for molded fiber packaging (molded pulp and substitutes) usage in the following sectors

  • Produce bulk carry trays
    • Avocado
    • Mushrooms
    • Apples
    • Others
  • Foodservice
    • by Venue
      • Quick service restaurants
      • Convenience stores
      • Full menu restaurants
      • Fast casual restaurants
      • Institutional and public venues (outdoor events and stadiums)
    • by Product
      • Beverage carry trays
      • Plates
      • Bowls
      • Trays
      • Carriers
      • Clamshells

*As part of this research program, Smithers Pira also conducted a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats analysis on Molded pulp Trays vs Cartonboard Trays