Thin Wall Packaging Markets Europe 2023


Thin Wall Packaging Markets Europe 2023

Published: March 2023


Thin Wall Packaging in Europe remains comparatively fragmented, but the consolidation is on-going and at pace. Only by probing into the activity of both large and smaller producers can the size and structure of demand be properly demonstrated, and the variations by end-use application highlighted. This depth of analysis serves to highlight opportunities and threats by end-use application and provides insight into winning supplier strategies. A clear business definition and portfolio strategy are fundamental in exploiting the forward opportunity, based on:

  • Consumer trends impacting the demand for packaged goods.
  • Current and future demand by application within country. The data will be segmented by type of polymer consumed.
  • Structure of supply within each application segment including structural change within the segment and geographical distribution.
  • Current and future demand within each application segment. Special attention will be paid to the drivers of future demand including inter-polymer competition.
  • Any emerging end-use application niches within the wider market scope.

Potential propositions provided by new products/technologies and the criticalities in their commercial development. 

Product scope:

The study will focus on thin wall packaging, defined as rigid plastic thermoformed or injection moulded containers and lids for food and non-food consumer goods.  The term “containers” encompasses trays, pots, tubs, cups, inserts and blister packs. The scope excludes injection moulded pails, DVD and CD cases, cosmetics packaging and horticultural containers. The study will not include blow moulded bottles and preforms. 
Process scope:
  • Sheet extrusion and thermoforming
  • Injection moulding


Market Scope:
For the purposes of this study, the market is divided into eleven major end use applications.

Polymer scope:
The report focuses on the following polymer groups, looking both at virgin grades and increasing quantities of recyclate:


  • PS (but expanded polystyrene is excluded)
  • PP
  • PET
  • Other (including PLA and other bio polymers, PVC, EVOH)

Data Points:

Reporting years are 2017, 2022 and 2027. 

Geographic coverage:

The study covers the thin wall packaging market within 27 EU countries + the UK, Norway, Switzerland and Croatia. Individual data will be provided on the following geographical basis:
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Other West Europe (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, Greece, Portugal, Austria)
  • Poland
  • Other Central Europe (Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia)

The report is supplied as a downloadable PDF with an enterprise-wide license agreement. 

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Publication Year: 2023
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