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Polyethylene Packaging Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2023 April 06
SKU : PAC2536
180 pages
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Global Polyethylene Packaging Market is segmented By Type (HDPE, LDPE), By Application (Food and Beverage, Medical, Others), and By Region (North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030 


Polyethylene Packaging Market Report Overview

The Polyethylene Packaging Market report is a comprehensive analysis of the market size, current trends, competitive landscape, and future market outlook. The demand for polyethylene packaging is increasing due to its use in a wide range of applications such as food and beverage, healthcare, and others. The market is witnessing a surge in demand from various regions due to the increasing use of polyethylene packaging in these industries. The competitive rivalry is intensifying with major players such as Amcor plc, Berry Global Inc., Sealed Air Corporation, and others actively operating in the market. The report is a 150-page detailed study providing insights into the global polyethylene packaging market.

Polyethylene Packaging Market Scope and Summary



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Type, By Application, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


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The global plastic packaging market shows some growth potential because of the emergence of certain trends. The popularity of biodegradable rigid plastic packaging is fueling the market's growth. With stringent environmental compliance regulations worldwide, vendors are more likely to use biodegradable plastics as substitutes to avoid paying hefty penalties. Other trends that are likely to affect the market are technological upheavals in product quality, increased adoption of lightweight, rigid plastics, and increasing demand from APAC. Polyethylene is chemically synthesized from ethylene and is the most commonly used plastic. As polyethylene can be easily remolded, it is used in various products. It is used in pond liners, packaging, pipes, molds, wires, cables, general-purpose tubing, drums, carrier bags, and household goods.

Polyethylene Packaging Market Dynamics and Trends

The demand for HDPE bottles is the main driver of the polyethylene packaging market. The share of HDPE bottles in this market is the highest, and the increasing demand for packaged bottled products such as milk, juices, and water will drive the market during the forecast period. The beverage industry accounts for more than 60% of the global polyethylene packaging market. The demand from different beverage industry segments, such as milk, juices, and water, will be the market's key drivers during the forecast period. Growing urbanization and high disposable income have increased the consumption of beverages. The growth in disposable income is evident from the GDP per capita growth of developing countries. Between 2011 and 2014, China's GDP per capita increased by 22.73%, while India's GDP grew by 16.3%. During the same period, the US's GDP per capita grew by 4.69%, while that of the UK grew by 2.91%. Another factor that has increased the consumption of beverages is increased health awareness.

HDPE, being a plastic product, has harmful effects on the environment. It is non-decomposable and releases harmful greenhouse gases. Due to the environmental concerns associated with the material, governments worldwide are taking steps to reduce their use. In European countries such as Scotland, Wales, and England, single-use carrier bags made of HDPE are no longer available for free. As a result, demand has fallen by more than 70%. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requires that at least 99% of the feed material for a food-grade HDPE polymer recycling process must have been used for food contact in its first life.

Polyethylene Packaging Market Segment and Shares

Polyethylene packaging is made of various polymers, which are mainly different grades of polyethylene (PE). Grades such as LLDPE, LDPE, and HDPE are gaining popularity in the manufacture of plastic packaging. LDPE is widely used in making packaging films and sheets, which account for 68% of the global LDPE market share. This is followed by extrusion coating and injection molding, contributing 9% and 8% to the market share. The remaining 15% is contributed by others, including pipette washing equipment, wash bottles, bags, tanks, and general-purpose tubing. LDPE is made from the polymerization of ethylene at high temperatures in an autoclave or tubular reactor.

HDPE contains less than one side chain per 200 carbon atoms in the main chain, forming long linear chains, leading to high crystallinity. HDPE is formed by a tight cell structure, making it difficult for other molecules to pass through, making it the strongest PE. It is tough, resistant to chemicals, resistant to UV radiation, and the least flexible than other PE types. HDPE has a density of 0.94-0.97 grams per cubic centimeter.

Polyethylene Packaging Market Geographical Analysis

By Geography, the global Polyethylene Packaging market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa.

APAC will have the highest market share in the global polyethylene packaging market during the forecast period, growing at a CAGR of XX%, which will be the highest among all the regions' markets. China dominates the polyethylene packaging market in APAC because of the large-scale manufacturing activity in the country. The major markets in APAC are China and India. China accounts for the highest share of polyethylene used in the world. In India, polyethylene accounted for 21% of the total plastic used in 2019, and 65% of this was used in packaging applications. The food and beverage sector in APAC is expected to have a turnover of more than USD 3 trillion in 2016, growing at a rate of more than 10%. The growth in this sector will lead to considerable demand for polyethylene packaging.

Polyethylene Packaging Companies and Competitive Landscape

The global polyethylene packaging market is highly fragmented because of numerous small vendors such as CKS Packaging (Atlanta, US) and large vendors such as Amcor (Victoria, Australia). Vendors compete based on price, quality, innovation, reputation, distribution, and promotion. The increase in vendor competition may lead to vendors reducing their product prices, which could negatively affect margins and market growth.

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What is the Projected CAGR value of the Polyethylene Packaging Market?
Polyethylene Packaging Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecasting period 2023-2030.
Which region controlled the global market during 2023-2030?
North America region Controls the Polyethylene Packaging Market during 2023-2030.
Which is the fastest-growing region in the Polyethylene Packaging Market?
Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market share during the forecast period.
Who are the key players in the Polyethylene Packaging Market?
CKS Packaging (Atlanta, US) and large vendors such as Amcor (Victoria, Australia).