Converted Flexible Packaging Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

Converted Flexible Packaging Market Information: By Material (Plastic, Paper, and Aluminum Foil), Product (Pouches, Bags, and Others), Application (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods and Others), and Region - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/PNT/1751-CR | August 2017 | Region: Global | 110 pages

Converted Flexible Packaging Market Scenario


Converted flexible packaging market is expected to reach a market size of USD 104,999.8 million by the end of the forecast period at a CAGR of 5.31%.


Converted flexible is a packaging type, which includes combining raw materials such as polyesters, adhesives, plastics, paper & paperboard, to produce new packaging products, such as pouches and bags. It is broadly used across end users such as pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, consumer goods, and personal care.


According to the MRFR analysis, the converted flexible packaging is increasing at a rapid pace and is expected to gain significantly over the forecast period. The global converted flexible packaging market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.31% during the estimated period (2017-2023).


The converted flexible packaging market is driven by various factors such as increased consumption of processed and packaged foods & beverages. Environmental advantages of converted flexible packaging are also fuelling the growth of the market. This packaging includes low raw material consumption, low carbon emission, and relatively low waste produced as compared to other conventional packaging formats. It also reduces energy usage. For e.g., for producing a pouch for food service requires 75% less energy and generates just 1 /10 of CO2 emissions during production than a metal can for the equivalent amount of product.


Prominent Players


The prominent players in the converted flexible packaging include Bemis Company Inc. (U.S.), Amcor Limited (Australia), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Sonoco Products Company (U.S.), Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH (Austria), Graphics Packaging Holding Company (U.S.), Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG (Germany), Honeywell International Incorporated (U.S.), Ampac Packaging LLC (U.S.), and Oracle Packaging Inc. (U.S.).  


On the basis of the regions, the global converted flexible packaging market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). Asia Pacific region accounted for the largest market share of 32.45% in 2016, with a market value of USD 23,876.7 million and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.62% during the forecast period. The extraordinary growth in the packaging sector in Asia Pacific region is the main factor fueling the growth of the market. Growing number of supermarkets in the region and the high demand for multipacks of various grocery products are expected to boost the demand for converted flexible packaging products. China, Japan, India, and Thailand are the key contributor to Asia Pacific market. China accounts for the largest market share in the region mainly due to fast growth in the urbanization and industrial development.


North America is another major global converted flexible packaging market. Rapid growth in the retail industry of the North American region is also the factor pouring the growth of the market. The major converted flexible packaging manufacturers such as Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Sonoco Products Company (U.S.), and Bemis Company Inc. among others are present in the North America region. This has the positive influence on the growth of the market. The U.S. accounted for the major market share of the North American region.


The Middle East & Africa is main market in terms of demand for converted flexible packaging and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.23% over the review period 2017-2023.  


Segmentation: Global Converted Flexible Packaging Market Converted Flexible Packaging Market Image

For the purpose of the study, the market has been segmented based on material, product and application. On the basis of the material, the market is segmented into plastic, paper, and aluminum foil. Plastic accounted for the largest market share of 45.76% in 2016, with a market value of USD 33,670.3 million. Plastic in the form of PVC, PE, PP, and others are used broadly in plastic converted flexible packaging segment. These material provide high barriers, cost-efficiency, temperature resistance and durable packaging options. These factors are pouring the demand for the plastic material.


On the basis of the product, the market is segmented into pouches, bags, and others. Pouches accounted for the largest market share of 39.62% in 2016, with a market value of USD 29,152.4 million. Pouches are available in different types, which include stand up pouches, retort pouches, and pillow pouches. Stand up pouches are widely used for packaging of snacks, baked goods, and pourable materials such as beverages, soaps, and baby food.


Based on the application, the market is segmented into food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and others. Food & Beverages accounted for the largest market share of 39.10% in 2016, with a market value of USD 28,769.8 million. High demand for ready-to-eat and on-the-go foods and drinks continues to grow. Increase in disposable income and rise in population in countries such as China, India, and Brazil, has led to a growth in demand for good quality packaged food. Moreover, this type of packaging is also used for packaging of dairy products, sauce, and others. Therefore, the food & beverages application segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.80% during the forecast period.


Industry News

Amcor Ltd announced an expansion of its flexible packaging segment in the strategically important Northern China region, with the acquisition of Hebei Qite Packing Co. Ltd worth USD 28 million (RMB 185 million). This acquisition may help to boost the growth of new and existing customers in the important Northern part of Asia Pacific region.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2025: USD 104,999.8 million
  CAGR   5.31% CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material, Product, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Bemis Company Inc. (U.S.), Amcor Limited (Australia), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Sonoco Products Company (U.S.), Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH (Austria), Graphics Packaging Holding Company (U.S.), Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG (Germany), Honeywell International Incorporated (U.S.), Ampac Packaging LLC (U.S.), and Oracle Packaging Inc. (U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   Rapid growth in the retail industry of the North American
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increased consumption of processed and packaged foods & beverages
  • Environmental advantages
  • Reduces energy usage


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The converted flexible packaging market value can touch USD 104,999.8 million by 2026.

    The converted flexible packaging market is expected to display 5.31% CAGR from 2020 to 2027.

    Environmental advantages of converted flexible packaging is the major driver of the market.

    Pouches can capture a large market share over the forecast period.

    Asia-Pacific can lead in the converted flexible packaging market.

    Bemis Company Inc., Sealed Air Corporation, Honeywell International Incorporated, Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH, Oracle Packaging Inc., Sonoco Products Company, Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, Ampac Packaging LLC, Graphics Packaging Holding Company, and Amcor Limited are key players of the global converted flexible packaging market.