The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Packaging to 2023

The concept of Industry 4.0 is about the technology that will enable us to convert our existing industrial production plants into “smart factories”. This is a change with massive consequences to the industrial processes.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 22 Oct 2018
Product format: Hard copy, Digital copy
Number of tables: 61
  • This study analyses and forecasts changes over the next five years in the packaging industry, based on the growing influence of Industry 4.0 technologies and processes.
  • Based on extensive industry research, including an in-depth survey of industry stakeholders, this study scores and ranks a wide range of trends associated with the Industry 4.0 megatrend – from automation and robotics, through to e-commerce and smart packaging. The report then provides detailed forecasts of the future scenarios for the packaging industry, and impact on every aspect of the value chain.

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Our exclusive content:

  • Forecasts of future scenarios for the packaging industry.
  • Drivers impacting the packaging value chain – from material supply, through converting, to distribution, and on to retail and marketing.
  • Ranking trends associated with Industry 4.0.

What methodology is used?

The market data and analysis in this report is derived from Smithers Pira’s extensive primary and secondary research programme spanning all stages of the global value chain for all key packaging material types.

Smithers Pira’s own data on production and consumption of various packaging formats has been cross-verified with production data and trends in key end-use markets, and statistics from various government and industry association websites to produce a definitive overview of the world market. 

This is supported by an extensive literature analysis of published statistics from trade associations, annual reports from major companies active in this sector, the evolving regulatory landscape, conference proceedings and press releases.

What will you discover?

  • A comprehensive examination of Industry 4.0 trends and drivers that will shape the future of packaging supply and use.
  • An analysis of the overall market conditions for packaging technologies.
  • A detailed breakdown of market sizes to plan future strategy for your company with confidence.

Who should buy this report?

  • Converters and suppliers of packaging
  • Raw material producers
  • Brands and end-users of packaging
  • Packaging machinery manufacturers
  • Packaging industry consultants and analysts.

table of contents

0. Executive summary

1. Introduction and methodology

Report scope

Report objective

Methodology

List of definitions

2. Industry 4.0 drivers and trends in the packaging markets

Introduction

Industry 4.0 – the concept

  •                 Historical perspective
  •                 Defining Industry 4.0
  •                 Defining the Internet of Things
  •                 Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  •                 Cloud computing and Big Data
  •                 Data capture and analytics
  •                 Smart sensors
  •                 3D printing and digital fabrication
  •                 Blockchain
  •                 Advanced robotics
  •                 Connectivity across borders
  •                 Financial benefits

Current and forecast trends

  •                 Technology development
  •                 Competition
    •                                 Competitors
    •                                 Location
  •                 Consumer demand

Impact on the packaging market

  •                 Strategies
  •                 New business models

3. Ranking of Industry 4.0 trends and their impact on packaging markets to 2023

Introduction

Automation and robotics

  • Automation and robotics – materials supply
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Automation and robotics – converting
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Automation and robotics – distribution
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Automation and robotics – retail
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Automation and robotics – marketing
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments

Smart packaging

  • Smart packaging – materials supply
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Smart packaging – converting
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Smart packaging – distribution
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Smart packaging – retail
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Smart packaging – marketing
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments

Big Data and Cloud computing

  • Big Data and Cloud computing – materials supply
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Big Data and Cloud computing – converting
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Big Data and Cloud computing – distribution
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Big Data and Cloud computing – retail
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Big Data and Cloud computing – marketing
  •                                 Description of the trend
  •                                 Level of impact
  •                                 Likely outcomes
  •                                 Recent industry developments

Mass-customisation

  • Mass-customisation – materials supply
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Mass-customisation – converting
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Mass-customisation – distribution
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Mass-customisation – retail
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • Mass-customisation – marketing
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments

E-commerce

  • E-commerce – materials supply
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • E-commerce – converting
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • E-commerce – distribution
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • E-commerce – retail
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments
  • E-commerce – marketing
    •                                 Description of the trend
    •                                 Level of impact
    •                                 Likely outcomes
    •                                 Recent industry developments

4. Automation & robotics and its impact on packaging markets: 2023 scenario

Introduction

State-of-the-art in 2018

  •                 Automation
  •                 Artificial intelligence
  •                 Advanced robotics

Recent industry developments

Vision for 2023

  •                 Drivers
  •                 Interface
  •                 Future
  •                 Production moving back to Western Europe
  •                 Machine learning

Future requirements and risks

Business requirements to prepare for

5. Smart packaging and its impact on packaging markets: 2023 scenario

Introduction

State-of-the-art in 2018

  •                 Printed electronics
  •                 Near-field communications (NFC)
  •                 RFID
  •                 Smart sensors and indicators
  •                 Augmented reality

Recent industry developments

Vision for 2023

  •                 Drivers

Blockchain

  •                 Something for everyone
  •                 Still a young technology
  •                 Advantages
  •                 Translated to packaging
  •                 Blockchain in the supply chain

Future requirements and risks

Business requirements to prepare for

6. Big Data & Cloud systems and their impact on packaging markets: 2023 scenario

Introduction

State-of-the-art in 2018

  •                 Predictive maintenance
  •                 Machine learning
  •                 Augmented reality
  •                 Blockchain
  •                 Digital Twin
    •                                 Digital Twin simulation

Recent industry developments

  •                 Blockchains and brand interaction with customers

Vision for 2023

  •                 More open flow of information
  •                 Predictive maintenance in production
  •                 Big Data
  •                 Cloud systems for dynamic “best before” dates
  •                 E-commerce
  •                 Networks
  •                 Security
  •                 Talent

Future requirements and risks

Business requirements to prepare for

7. Mass customisation and its impact on packaging markets: 2023 scenario

Introduction

State-of-the-art in 2018

  •                 3D printing
  •                 Rapid prototyping
  •                 Packaging machinery
  •                 Personalised packaging
  •                 Easier market testing of packaging designs
  •                 Reducing plastic waste pollution
  •                 Digital printing
  •                 Marketing
  •                 Flexibility
  •                 Personalised production

Recent industry developments

  •                 Digital printing
  •                 3D printing

Vision for 2023

  •                 Digital printing
  •                 3D printing

Future requirements and risks

  •                 3D printing

Business requirements to prepare for

8. E-commerce and its impact on packaging markets: 2023 scenario

Introduction

State-of-the-art in 2018

  •                 Automation
  •                 Consumer focus
  •                 Cloud computing
  •                 Big Data
  •                 Cashier-free stores
  •                 Consumer behaviour

Recent industry developments

  •                 Click and collect

Vision for 2023

  •                 Connectivity
  •                 Item picking
  •                 Drones
  •                 Cloud-based
  •                 Cashier-free stores
  •                 Smart refrigerators

Future requirements and risks

  •                 Cyberattacks
  •                 Talent

Business requirements to prepare for

9. Opportunities and future outlook

Introduction

Business model developments

  •                 Cost reduction
  •                 Increased productivity
  •                 Inventory reduction
  •                 Sustainability
  •                 Consumer mapping
  •                 Customer insights
  •                 Decentralised production
  •                 Using blockchain technology
  •                 Advantage of the first mover
  •                 Big Data analysis of everything
  •                 Digital printing

New requirements

  •                 People
  •                 Cyberattacks

Legislative developments

Opportunities and threats

  •                 Opportunities
  •                 Threats

Implications

  •                 Materials suppliers
    •                                 Opportunities
    •                                 Threats
  •                 Converters
    •                                 Opportunities
    •                                 Threats
  •                 Distribution
    •                                 Opportunities
    •                                 Threats
  •                 Brand owners
    •                                 Opportunities
    •                                 Threats
  •                 Retailers
    •                                 Opportunities
    •                                 Threats

Summary

tables and figures

  • Main components of Industry 4.0
  • Main drivers of technology development
  • Industry value chain, 2018 and 2023
  • Ranking of Industry 4.0 trends for packaging
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of automation & robotics
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of smart packaging
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of Big Data and Cloud computing
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of mass-customisation
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of e-commerce
  • Top 10 long-term impacts on the packaging industry
  • Historical perspective on industrial revolutions
  • Key aspects of Industry 4.0
  • Main components of Industry 4.0
  • Main drivers of technology development
  • Industry value chain, 2018 and 2023
  • Ranking of Industry 4.0 trend impacts within the packaging value chain to 2023
  • Ranking of Industry 4.0 trend impacts within the packaging value chain to 2023, by individual trend-sector combination
  • Impact of automation and robotics on material supply to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of automation and robotics on converting to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of automation and robotics on distribution to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of automation and robotics on retail to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of automation and robotics on marketing to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of smart packaging on material supply to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of smart packaging on converting to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of smart packaging on distribution to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of smart packaging on retail to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of smart packaging on marketing to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of Big Data and Cloud computing on material supply to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of Big Data and Cloud computing on converting to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of Big Data and Cloud computing on distribution to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of Big Data and Cloud computing on retail to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of Big Data and Cloud computing on marketing to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of mass-customisation on material supply to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of mass-customisation on converting to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of mass-customisation on distribution to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of mass-customisation on retail to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of mass-customisation on marketing to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of e-commerce on material supply to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of e-commerce on converting to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of e-commerce on distribution to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of e-commerce on retail to 2023 scorecard
  • Impact of e-commerce on marketing to 2023 scorecard
  • Technology development chart for automation and robotics
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of automation & robotics
  • Industry value chain, 2018 and 2023
  • Technology development chart for smart packaging
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of smart packaging
  • Industry value chain, 2018 and 2023
  • Dynamic expiry date diagram
  • Technology development chart for Big Data and Cloud computing
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of Big Data and Cloud computing
  • Technology development chart for mass-customisation
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of mass-customisation
  • Technology development chart for e-commerce
  • Top 5 impacts of e-commerce on retailers
  • Top 5 impacts on the packaging industry of e-commerce
  • SWOT analysis for material suppliers
  • SWOT analysis for packaging converters
  • SWOT analysis for distributors
  • SWOT analysis for brand owners
  • SWOT analysis for retailers