High Barrier Flexible Films for Food Packaging - The Global Market

High Barrier Flexible Films for Food Packaging - The Global Market

Published November 2018

This report is the second edition of our in-depth look at high barrier films for food packaging. Food packaging represents one of the largest and most important markets for plastic films. Plastic films have been undergoing constant development in order to increase their barrier properties for the extension of shelf life, and to preserve and protect the valuable food products within the pack. This is an ongoing requirement of the food industry and retail supply chain. Plastic substrates offer substantial benefits to brand owners for their packaging: strong, lightweight, clear, flexible and printable materials. However, providing a sufficient barrier against gases, aromas and flavours is imperative for the prevention of food waste, product loss in the supply chain and for the maintaining of food security, and developing this level of barrier at an appropriate cost is complex and challenging. A variety of solutions has been developed which vary according to product, geography and the nature of the converting industry.

Over the last few years, a surge in public concern regarding the protection of the environment, particularly the marine environment, has caused the industry to focus efforts on reducing the very visible effects of inconsistent, poor or even absent waste management by investing in research into the recyclability of all plastics, including high barrier films.



Report scope

The report is concerned solely with high barrier flexible films used for food packaging. High barrier is defined as films with an oxygen transmission rate of less than 10cc/m2/day. Films are defined as flexible substrates of less than 50 micron.  Specific information is given for the following substrates:

  • BOPP
  • Cast PP
  • Blown PE
  • BOPA

Barrier types

  • Metallised films
  • EVOH films and coatings
  • PVdC films and coatings
  • AlOx/SiOx coatings
  • Other

Market segmentation

The analysis discusses the high barrier flexible films used for the following end use markets

  • Dehydrated Foods & Cereal
  • Snack Foods
  • Beverages
  • Meat & Fish
  • Dairy
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery
  • Other Foods

Reporting years

The study quantifies the market for 2013, 2017 and 2018 and provides forecasts for 2019 and 2023.

The study is concerned with the global market. The regional breakdown of this market is as follows:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Indian sub-continent
  • Other Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

 For each region information is given on :

  • Market size
  • Film producers and converters
  • Market segments

The report is supplied as a downloadable non-editable, non-copyable PDF with an enterprise-wide license agreement together with one printed bound copy of the report. 

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