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Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Research Report Information By Product Type (Films & Sheets, Laminates, Bags & Pouches, Bottles & Jars, Sachets, Labels, Tubes, Boxes & Cartons), By Form (Porous and Non-Porous), By Shipping Form (Rigid Packaging and Flexible Packaging), By Structure (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary), By Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Online Retailers, Direct Sales, and Others), By End-user Industry (Nutraceuticals and Food Supplements, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Functional/Health Beverages, Pharmaceutica


ID: MRFR/PNT/20291-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| June 2024

Global Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Overview


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Size was valued at USD 112.58 Billion in 2023. The Health & Hygiene Packaging industry is projected to grow from USD 119.45 Billion in 2024 to USD 180.80 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.10% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The growing preference for convenient, single-use packaging and the rise of e-commerce is expected to be a significant market driver for the Health & Hygiene Packaging Market.
Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Trends




  • Increasing consumer awareness about health and hygiene and growing demand for portable and convenient products are driving the market growth




Market CAGR for health & hygiene packaging is being driven by the increasing consumer awareness about health and hygiene and growing demand for portable and convenient products. The increasing trend towards health-conscious lifestyles underscores the necessity for packaging solutions that effectively communicate safety and cleanliness. India has emerged as one of the world's fastest-growing emerging economies in the past two decades, witnessing substantial foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. These inflows surged from USD 2.5 billion in 2000-01 to USD 50 billion in 2019-20. Particularly, the healthcare sector has garnered significant attention from investors, with transaction values skyrocketing from USD 94 million in 2011 to USD 1,275 million in 2016, marking a remarkable 13.5-fold increase. India is committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. In the Union Budget 2021-22, the Government allocated INR 2,23,846 crore for health and wellbeing, a substantial increase from the previous year's allocation of INR 94,452 crore. Furthermore, between FY15-FY21 BE, India's public health expenditure as a percentage of GDP rose from 1.2% to 1.8%. This will create significant opportunities for the Health & Hygiene Packaging Market by driving demand for packaging solutions that ensure safety, cleanliness, and regulatory compliance for healthcare and hygiene products.


Moreover, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has expedited the need for health and hygiene packaging, driven by heightened consumer awareness and vigilance regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitization products. Progress in packaging technologies, including the evolution of biodegradable materials, nanotechnology, and intelligent packaging solutions, is additionally fueling market expansion. These advancements empower companies to craft products that prioritize safety and sustainability while remaining environmentally conscious. As a result, it is anticipated that throughout the projection period, demand for the Health & Hygiene Packaging Market will increase due to the increasing consumer awareness about health and hygiene, as well as the growing demand for portable and convenient products. Thus, driving the Health & Hygiene Packaging Market revenue.


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Segment Insights

Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Product Type Insights

The Health & Hygiene Packaging Market segmentation, based on Product Type, includes Films and sheets, Bags & Pouches, laminates, labels, Jars & Bottles, Sachets, boxes and cartons, and others. The films and sheets segment dominated the market, accounting for 58% of market revenue. The growth can be attributed to the increasing need for flexible packaging solutions providing enhanced protection, convenience, and extended shelf life for healthcare and hygiene products. Films and sheets play a crucial role in packaging medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items due to their superior barrier properties against moisture, oxygen, and other contaminants. Furthermore, advancements in film and sheet technologies have resulted in specialized materials that improve product safety through features such as anti-counterfeiting measures, UV protection, and tamper-evident designs. Additionally, the rising popularity of convenient, single-use packaging formats like sachets is further driving the demand for films and sheets in the market.


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Shipping form Insights


The Health & Hygiene Packaging Market segmentation, based on Shipping form, includes Rigid Packaging and Flexible Packaging. The flexible packaging segment dominated the market, accounting for 58% of market revenue. Flexible packaging presents numerous benefits, including its lightweight nature, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness, which render it a preferred option for packaging healthcare and hygiene products. Furthermore, advancements in flexible packaging materials and technologies have facilitated the development of inventive, convenient, and user-centric packaging solutions tailored to meet the requirements of consumers and healthcare practitioners alike. For example, stand-up pouches and resealable packages have garnered traction in the market owing to their user-friendly design and capability to maintain product freshness.


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Form Insights


The Health & Hygiene Packaging Market segmentation, based on Form includes Porous and Non-Porous. The non-porous segment dominated the market, accounting for 60% of market revenue, due to escalating demand for sterile and tamper-evident packaging solutions. These packaging formats are indispensable for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products, ensuring the prevention of contamination and guaranteeing safe delivery to consumers. With increasingly stringent regulations and rising consumer expectations, there is a heightened focus on packaging that provides heightened protection and security.


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Structure Insights


The Health & Hygiene Packaging Market segmentation, based on Structure, includes Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary. The tertiary segment dominated the market, accounting for 60% of market revenue. The growing recognition of environmental concerns and sustainability is motivating the healthcare sector to embrace eco-friendly packaging materials. Tertiary packaging manufacturers are actively developing sustainable solutions that prioritize reducing environmental impact while ensuring the safety and integrity of products.


Figure 1: Health & Hygiene Packaging Market, by Structure, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)Health & Hygiene Packaging Market, by Structure, 2023 & 2032 Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Distribution Channel Insights


The Health & Hygiene Packaging Market segmentation, based on Distribution Channels, includes Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Online Retailers, Direct Sales, and Others. The Direct Sales segment dominated the market, accounting for 60% of market revenue. Direct sales channels facilitate enhanced customization and personalization of products to cater to individual consumer preferences, which is especially prominent in the health and hygiene industry, where customers often have distinct needs regarding product formulations, packaging sizes, and designs.


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market End-Use Industry Insights


The Health & Hygiene Packaging Market segmentation, based on End-Use Industry, includes Nutraceuticals and Food Supplements, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Functional/Health Beverages, Pharmaceutical and OTC formulations, Home Care & Toiletries, and Others. The Home Care & Toiletries segment dominated the market, accounting for 60% of market revenue, due to the widespread consumption of products like soaps, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, and cleaning agents. These items necessitate reliable packaging solutions to preserve their quality. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance of hygiene and cleanliness, leading to a surge in demand for packaging solutions that ensure the safety and purity of these products. The Home Care & Toiletries segment is anticipated to maintain its dominance in the foreseeable future, driven by the growing preference for convenient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective packaging solutions that align with evolving consumer preferences.


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The anticipated expansion of the Health & Hygiene Packaging market in North America can be attributed to several key factors. The rise in online shopping activity, especially due to the pandemic's impact, has notably increased the demand for health and hygiene products. In 2023, U.S. e-commerce accounted for 22.0% of total retail sales, up from 21.2% in 2022, as reported by Digital Commerce 360's analysis of U.S. Department of Commerce data. Amazon stands out as the leading e-commerce platform in the United States, projecting $386 billion in retail e-commerce sales for 2021. With the growing preference for the convenience of online shopping among consumers, there arises a necessity for packaging solutions capable of enduring the challenges of shipping while preserving product integrity. This includes robust packaging for items like disinfectants, sanitizers, and personal care products.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: HEALTH & HYGIENE PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (USD Billion)HEALTH & HYGIENE PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's Health & Hygiene Packaging Market accounts for the second-largest market share as Continuous advancements in technology are driving innovation within the packaging industry, as highlighted by the Packaging Federation of the United Kingdom. The UK packaging manufacturing sector generates approximately GBP 11 billion in annual sales (equivalent to nearly USD 13.6 billion) and employs over 85,000 individuals, which represents 3% of the nation's manufacturing workforce. Manufacturers are dedicating resources to research and development endeavors aimed at producing packaging materials capable of offering enhanced protection against contamination, leakage, and tampering. Notably, the introduction of antimicrobial packaging materials stands out as a significant development, contributing to the preservation of the integrity of health and hygiene products. Further, the German Health & Hygiene Packaging Market held the largest market share, and the UK Health & Hygiene Packaging Market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Health & Hygiene Packaging Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. China, India, and Indonesia are poised to emerge as significant drivers of growth in the regional health & hygiene packaging market due to their large populations, rising demand, and expanding healthcare sectors. India, for instance, ranks 10th in the Medical Tourism Index (MTI) for 2020-2021 among 46 destinations, with foreign tourist arrivals for medical purposes increasing from 1.83 lakh in 2020 to 3.04 lakh in 2021. The country has also witnessed the creation of more than 450 million ABHA IDs, registration of 219,546 health facilities, and onboarding of around 228,794 healthcare professionals under ABDM, indicating saturation of health services through the utilization of digital tools. Moreover, the growing popularity of e-commerce and online shopping in the region is anticipated to boost the demand for packaging solutions that are convenient, cost-effective, and hygienic, thereby further propelling market growth. Moreover, China’s Health & Hygiene Packaging Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Health & Hygiene Packaging Market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Health & Hygiene Packaging market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Health & Hygiene Packaging industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Health & Hygiene Packaging industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Health & Hygiene Packaging industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the healthcare and consumer goods sectors. Major players in the Health & Hygiene Packaging Market, including Berry Global, Amcor Plc, Mondi Group, WestRock, Kimberly Clark, Glenroy, Inc, Sonoco Products Company, Comar Packaging Solutions, Amerplast Ltd, and Essity, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Berry is a supplier of rigid, flexible, and non-woven products, offering a wide range of items, including closures and dispensing systems, pharmaceutical devices packaging, bottles and canisters, containers, technical components, and various films. The company markets its products under several brands such as Wavegrip, Sustane, Terram, Ruffies, Typar, Sunfilm, Novagryl, Reicrop, Tubex, Covertan, Adchem, AgFlex, Visqueen, Nashua, Patco, Fabrene, Ludlow Tape, Polyken, Polybale, Reemay, Geca Tapes, Chicopee, and EarthSense. These products cater to various industries, including healthcare, personal care, food, and beverage. Berry primarily serves stable, consumer-oriented end markets and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, the US. In October 2022, Berry and PYLOTE announced a partnership to introduce a new ophthalmic dropper featuring a unique multidose design that combines high-barrier properties with unique antimicrobial protection.


Mondi Group specializes in providing paper and packaging solutions, manufacturing and supplying pulp, paper, and flexible plastic packaging products. Its diverse portfolio includes packaging paper, consumer packaging products, uncoated fine paper, and specialty items. Additionally, the company is involved in forest management and the conversion of packaging papers into industrial bags and specialty extrusion-coated solutions. Mondi's products serve a wide range of industries, including automotive, medical and pharmaceutical, retail, pet care, construction, chemicals, e-commerce, beverages, home and personal care, agriculture, office supplies, printing, transportation, and food. With operations spanning the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Mondi is headquartered in Weybridge, England, UK. In April 2022, Mondi partnered with Thimonnier to introduce a new recyclable mono-material berlingot sachet designed for liquid soap refills. This innovative packaging solution significantly reduces plastic usage by more than 75% compared to rigid plastic bottles.


Key companies in the Health & Hygiene Packaging Market include




  • Berry Global




  • Amcor Plc




  • Mondi Group




  • WestRock



  • Comar Packaging Solutions


  • Glenroy, Inc




  • Sonoco Products Company




  • Kimberly Clark




  • Amerplast Ltd




  • Essity




Health & Hygiene Packaging Industry Developments


February 2023: Berry launched child-resistant PET bottles designed for pharmaceutical syrups and liquid medicines. This release includes seven sets of 28mm neck PET bottles, available in sizes ranging from 20ml to 1,000ml and offered in various designs. These bottles are complemented by eight closures equipped with tamper-evident and child-resistant features, thus enhancing the company's PET bottle portfolio.


September 2022: Amcor developed the Dairy Seal line of packaging, showcasing ClearCor, an advanced polyethylene terephthalate (PET) barrier. This innovation is geared towards the nutritional, dairy alternatives, and ready-to-drink (RTD) market segments.


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Segmentation


Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Product Type Outlook




  • Films and sheets




  • Bags & Pouches




  • Laminates




  • Labels




  • Jars & Bottles




  • Sachets




  • Boxes and cartons




  • Others




Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Shipping Form Outlook




  • Rigid Packaging




  • Flexible Packaging




Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Form Outlook




  • Porous




  • Non-Porous




Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Structure Outlook




  • Primary




  • Secondary




  • Tertiary




Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Distribution Channel Outlook




  • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets




  • Online Retailers




  • Direct Sales




  • Others




Health & Hygiene Packaging Market End-Use Industry Outlook




  • Nutraceuticals and Food Supplements




  • Personal Care & Cosmetics




  • Functional/Health Beverages




  • Pharmaceutical and OTC formulations




  • Home Care & Toiletries




  • Others




Health & Hygiene Packaging Market Regional Outlook


North America



  • US

  • Canada


Europe



  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe


Asia-Pacific



  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Australia

  • South Korea

  • Australia


Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

  • Middle East

  • Africa

  • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 112.58 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 119.45 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 180.80 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.10% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Shipping Form, Form, Structure, Distribution Channel, and End-Use Industry, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Berry Global, Amcor Plc, Mondi Group, WestRock, Kimberly Clark, Glenroy, Inc, Sonoco Products Company, Comar Packaging Solutions, Amerplast Ltd, and Essity.
Key Market Opportunities Nanotechnology for Improved Packaging Performance
Key Market Dynamics Surge in e-Commerce and Changing Consumer Patterns


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Health & Hygiene Packaging Market size was valued at USD 112.58 Billion in 2023.

The Health & Hygiene Packaging Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.10% during the forecast period 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market

The key players in the market are Berry Global, Amcor Plc, Mondi Group, WestRock, Kimberly Clark, Glenroy, Inc., Sonoco Products Company, Comar Packaging Solutions, Amerplast Ltd, and Essity.

The Films and sheets segment dominated the market in 2023.

The Direct Sales segment had the largest share in the market.

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