Bubble Wrap Packaging Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Bubble Wrap Packaging Market: Information by Product (High-Grade Bubble Wraps, General Grade Bubble Wraps, Temperature Controlled Bubble Wraps, Limited Grade Bubble Wraps and others), Application (E-commerce, Automotive and Allied Industries, Consumer Goods, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverages, Personal Care and others) and Region - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/PNT/1264-CR | September 2019 | Region: Global | 174 pages

Market Analysis


The bubble wrap packaging market is growing rapidly with the rise in demand for consumer goods, mostly electronics. The global bubble wrap packaging market was valued at USD 7.8 billion in 2020. These wraps provide excellent protection for fragile goods during shipping and warehousing.


Bubble wrap is a type of protective packaging material having air-filled bubbles in a thin polythene film. This is an inexpensive and lightweight packaging material for highly fragile goods that need shock absorbers during handling and transportation. Its flexible nature allows the covering of every corner of the product during packaging. The global bubble wrap packaging market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate ( CAGR ) of  7.84% over the current forecast period ( 2021-2028 ).


The innovations in bubble wrap packaging technology have been successful in making the packing material meet modern-day requirements. Paper bubble wrap, a new development, is a biodegradable version of bubble wrap packaging. Similarly, nowadays 100 percent recyclable plastic bio wraps are also available in the market creating better prospects for market growth. The global bubble wrap packaging market is expected to be worth USD 10 billion by the end of the current forecast period in 2028.


Covid 19 Analysis


Covid-19 had a mixed impact on the global bubble wrap packaging market. On one hand, the poor performance of major end-user industries like consumer electronics, personal care, automotive, etc led to a fall in the demand. While on the other hand, the boom in sales of e-commerce Companies generated huge demand for bubble wrap packaging.


The halt in activities of protective packaging production industries to curb the virus spread led to a shortage of products in the market. Moreover, restrictions on travel and the movement of goods caused huge disruptions in the supply chain of the bubble wrap packaging market.


Competitive Landscape


The major global companies playing a key role in the bubble wrap packaging market are :



  • Veritiv Corporation (US)

  • Sealed Air Corporation (US)

  • Jiffy Packaging Co. (UK)

  • Pregis Corporation (US)

  • Smurfit Kappa (Ireland)

  • Barton Jones Packaging Ltd. (US)

  • IVEX Protective Packaging Inc (US)

  • Automated Packaging System (US)


Market Dynamics


Drivers


The growing demand for consumer goods requiring protective packaging is the major factor driving the growth of the global bubble wrap packaging market. Additionally, the rapid increase in sales of e-commerce companies with greater penetration of the internet is generating huge demand for bubble wrap packaging. Bubble wraps are a low-cost and effective method of protective packaging for fragile goods like glass, ceramics, electronics, etc. Their flexibility and lightweight nature make them the most popular choice in the protective packaging market.


The technological advancements in bubble wrap packaging have been very beneficial for market expansion. The double Sided bubble wraps for greater shock absorption and anti-static bubble wrap for packing electrical items are gaining immense popularity. Moreover, the rise of eco-friendly bubble wraps like paper bubble wraps and recyclable bubble wraps are likely to have a positive impact on the market growth. 


Restraints


The growing environmental concerns regarding the use of single-use plastics in the manufacturing of bubble wraps are the major factors restraining the market growth. Moreover, their highly flammable nature restricts their use in all kinds of protective packaging thereby directly impacting the market demand. Furthermore, the increasing availability of other sustainable alternatives will hamper the growth of the global bubble wrap packaging market.


Technology Analysis


Bubble wrap is a type of protective packaging material comprising two polyethene films with regularly placed air-filled protrusions resembling bubbles on the film surfaces. These packaging materials are used to protect fragile products like glasses, ceramics, and electronic items from damage during the distribution process. It acts as a cushioning agent in packaging containers and effectively absorbs shock vibrations. It is an inexpensive material, lightweight, and non-abrasive thus a suitable packaging material for a wide range of products.


There are different variants of bubble wrap to suit the needs of different product types. The foam-backed bubble wrap provides extra cushioning and void filling.  The self-adhesive bubble wraps are perfect for packing items with sensitive surfaces like glass, flat screens. The static bubble wrap gives excellent protection from electrostatic discharge to electronic goods such as smartphones.


Study Objectives


The specific objectives of this market report on the global bubble wrap packaging market are given below:



  • To provide a complete overview of the bubble wrap packaging market.

  • To analyze and forecast the bubble wrap packaging market in terms of value and volume.

  • To study the impact of covid 19 on the market and market response thereafter.

  • To highlight the problems and prospects of the bubble wrap packaging market.

  • To give information regarding technical details of the product.

  • To provide an overview of the regional markets and other market segments.

  • To identify the key players of the bubble wrap packaging industry.


Segment Analysis


Segmentation of the global bubble wrap packaging market, by Product



  • Standard bubble wrap

    • Large

    • Small



  • Foam-backed bubble wrap

  • Self-adhesive bubble wrap

  • Anti-static bubble wrap

  • Paper bubble wrap

  • Others


The standard bubble wrap is the most widely used. It is an inexpensive wrap compatible with a wide range of products. However, other wraps have their specific use as an antistatic wrap for electronic items. The paper bubble wrap market is also witnessing significant growth owing to its biodegradable nature. 


Segmentation of the global bubble wrap packaging market, by application



  • E-commerce

  • Automotive

  • Consumer Goods

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Food and Beverages

  • Personal Care

  • Others


The E-commerce industry is the major end-user of the global bubble wrap packaging market. The growing demand for fragile and electronic goods with the increasing presence of online shopping companies is generating huge demand for bubble wrap packaging.


Regional Analysis


The different regional markets for the global bubble wrap packaging market are:



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico





  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe





  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific





  • Rest of the world ( RoW )

    • The Middle East

    • Africa

    • South America




Asia-pacific is the largest market for global bubble wrap packagingThe presence of the fastest developing economies like China, India, Indonesia makes this region a global manufacturing hub. Moreover, the rise in disposable income of people has increased the demand for consumer goods including consumer electronics. There is a rapid surge in the number of internet users and the e-commerce industry is growing at a very fast rate. Therefore, with the rising demand for protective packaging in consumer goods, the demand for bubble wrap packaging is also rising significantly in this region. 


North America is the second-largest regional market for the global bubble wrap packaging market. The high demand for electronic items and packaged products including packaged foods generate significant demand for bubble wrap packaging. The greater penetration of e-commerce companies also makes up for the major demand in this region. 


Europe is also a significant regional market for bubble wrap packaging. There is a high demand for eco-friendly protective packaging and paper bubble wraps occupy a major share in the market. The rise in demand for electronic items and luxurious fragile goods in the Middle East region makes this a potential regional market for bubble wrap packaging. The African and Latin American segments are expected to grow at a moderate rate over the forecast period.


Recent Developments



  • In May 2019, Sealed Air Corporation, the inventor of bubble wraps and other packaging material, announced the acquisition of Automated Packaging Systems, the global leader in designing and manufacturing packaging materials. This acquisition will assist the former in the development of sustainable packaging solutions.


Intended Audience


This report will be beneficial for every stakeholder of the bubble wrap packaging market such as :



  • Manufacturers of bubble wraps

  • Raw material suppliers

  • R&D institutes

  • Potential investors

  • End-user industries


Report Overview


This report from market research future provides an in-depth analysis of the bubble wrap packaging market in terms of current value and future forecast. This report also highlights the problems and prospects of the given market.


Moreover, the technological analysis section of this report will help in knowing the product and its market prospects.  Furthermore, this report contains a detailed analysis of every segment of the given market for the current forecast period. This report has also identified the key players and the current developments in the bubble wrap packaging market. 



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2025: USD 12,299.2 Million
  • 2030 : Significant value
  •   CAGR   7.84% CAGR (2022-2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period    2022 to 2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   Product, Application
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   Veritiv Corporation (US), Sealed Air Corporation (US), Jiffy Packaging Co. (UK), Pregis Corporation (US), Smurfit Kappa (Ireland), Barton Jones Packaging Ltd. (US), IVEX Protective Packaging Inc (US), and Automated Packaging System (US)
      Key Market Opportunities   Rising Income Level Of Individual In Developing Countries
      Key Market Drivers

  • Growing Trend Of The Online Shopping
  • Rapid Growth In Electronic Sector
  • Availability Biodegradable Bubble Wrap


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The bubble wrap packaging market value can touch USD 12,299.2 million by 2030.

    The bubble wrap packaging market is expected to display 7.84% CAGR from 2022 to 2030.

    High-grade bubble wrap can dominate market sales.

    APAC can lead in the bubble wrap packaging market owing to proliferation of ecommerce stores.

    Jiffy Packaging Co., Barton Jones Packaging Ltd., Automated Packaging System, Sealed Air Corporation, Smurfit Kappa, Pregis Corporation, Veritiv Corporation, and IVEX Protective Packaging Inc are key players of the global bubble wrap packaging market.