High Barrier Packaging Films Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2030

High Barrier Packaging Films Market Information Report, by Material (Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyethylene, Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol, Low-Density Polyethylene And Linear Low-Density Polyethylene, Transparent high barrier films and Others), by Product (Pouches & Bags, Tray Lidding Film, Wrapping Film, and others), by Technology (Multi-Layer Film, Sustainable Barrier Coatings, Besela Barrier Film and Others), by Application (Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care & Cosmetics, and Others) and By Region - Global Forecast To 2030

ID: MRFR/PNT/3593-HCR | December 2022 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

High Barrier Packaging Films Market

The market size of High-Barrier packaging film is anticipated to reach USD 19,345 Million by the year 2030 and register a CAGR of 6.60% throughout the forecast period of 2030.


By Material Polypropylene Polyvinyl Chloride Polyethylene Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Low-Density Polyethylene Linear Low-Density Polyethylene Transparent high barrier films Others
By Product Pouches Bags Tray Lidding Film Wrapping Film others
By Technology Multi-Layer Film Sustainable Barrier Coatings Besela Barrier Film Others
By Application Food Beverage Pharmaceutical Personal Care Cosmetics Others

Key Players

  • Sealed Air Corporation (U.S)
  • Amcor Limited (Australia)
  • Printpack Inc. (U.S)
  • The Mondi Group (Austria)
  • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH (Austria)
  • Berry Plastics Corporation (U.S)
  • Wipak Walsrode GmbH & Co. KG
  • Linpac Packaging Limited (U.K)
  • Sonoco Products Company (U.S)
  • Bemis Company Inc. (U.S)
  • Huhtamaki Group (Finland)


  • it is significant to offer them with an important barrier attribute such as gas moisture and aroma.
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High Barrier Packaging Films Market overview:


High-barrier packaging film is the upscale choice packaging element for preserving product freshness and quality. A flier, we use high-barrier packaging to keep the package moisture & air and other elements sealed off from the contents inside your flexible pouch or bag.


The market size of High-Barrier packaging film is anticipated to reach USD 19,345 million by the year 2030 and register a CAGR of 6.60% throughout the forecast period of 2030.


COVID 19 Analysis:


The pandemic outbreak has made a negative as well as a positive impact on the business sector and the people over the globe. The economy and trade are affected because of travel restrictions, curfew, and office shutdowns. Additionally, the food packaging sector has suffered owing to strict lockdowns and disruptions of the supply chain. As an output, many food packaging, logistics, and eCommerce firms declared delays in distributing the products and decreased sales.


Food & beverages are considered necessary products, and there was a huge demand for these materials because of the lockdown. High-barrier films assure the food reaches the customer safely, and preserve food loss from contamination and wastage. As the process of high-barrier film packaging assures food safety, longer shelf life, and boosts food quality, it is a significant and effective food packaging service during a pandemic.


People in turn more health-conscious, and more aware of health hygiene and safety. Medicines are used to save a life, which needs the highest protection and safety against atmosphere influences. High-barrier packaging films preserve medicines against light, oxygen chemicals, bacteria, and germs, moisture, and incline their life. Hence, this will have a good impact on the market of high-barrier packaging films market.


Market dynamics:


Market drivers:


The demand for packet pouches and bags in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, personal care and cosmetics, food & beverage industries is generally driving the market growth of the High-Barrier Packaging Films. The international High-Barrier Packaging Films Market analysis provides an optimistic evaluation of the business market. The factors specifically drive the raise of the market growth and market size during the forecast period.


A product to maintain its whole integrity, it is significant to offer them with an important barrier attribute such as gas, moisture, and aroma. High-barrier films depict a major role in offering products with needed properties and aid in expanding the shelf life of the packed products. It also aids to make the design recyclable with all levels relating to the similar polymer family. Additionally, high-barrier films have an impenetrable resilient structure and are co-extruded. It is solid and generally does not respond with packaged food.


Market opportunities:


In the current situation, the preference for ready-to-consume food is driven by customers’ changing choices about food consumption. In addition, owing to the busy lifestyle, try to save the time for cooking at residence for working people, students willing to invest more money on processed and packaged food, and increase in the demand for comfort products, the market is anticipated to grow fast. There is a huge demand for ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook, ready-made packed food, instant food packages, and processed foods, which are very portable and could carry anywhere and cook in very less time.


Increasing demand for food delivery at workplaces or home, and ready-to-eat and ready-to-keep in shelf products sales is raised in the last couple of years. Even though, processed food packaged products lose their quality and authenticity after contact with the physical & chemical environment, and other atmospheric conditions. Hence, the high-barrier packaging films quality packaging could increase the extended shelf life of these packed products, high-barrier packaging films keep the food product incredibly fresh.


High-barrier packaging films are used to retain the taste, quality, flavor, texture, aroma, and appetizing look of the packed food products, enhancing the demand for high-barrier packaging film market growth.


Market restraints:


High-barrier packaging films are created from different plastic elements like polyethylene, propylene, and polypropylene. This element is purely non-biodegradable, very tough to recycle, and increases harm to the environment, which includes land and water. Environmentalists and Governments have been penetrating awareness about the hazards of the usage of plastic. In the packaging types, there is about 40% plastic utilized by the producers of high-barrier packaging films. Plastic takes so many decades to decompose and fertilize, many regions of the world do not prefer its consumption.


As per the Plastic Oceans International Organization, nearly around 390 million tons and tons of plastic are manufactured every year, and 9% of it is renewed and recycled. Owing to plastic pollution, each year, one billion marine animals die and are also the cause of soil erosion. It is evaluated that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic bags and covers than fish in beautiful oceans. This bitter truth to accept because the usage of plastic is booming day by day. Some of the social people opposing the usage of plastic led to the decline of the high-barrier packaging film market trend.


Market challenges:


A significant requirement in choosing food packaging systems is the hurdling properties of the packaging products. Barrier properties include permeability of gas like SO2, N2, and CO2, aroma compounds, water vapor, and light. These are major factors for retaining the quality of packaged foods.


Federal lawmakers in the region United States, in the year 2020, launched the first-ever bill to decrease one-use plastic globally. They launched Federal legislation labeling the increasing plastics crisis.

producers have to obey these rules and regulations about plastic usage. As an output, there will be a decrease in the market growth of the high-barrier packaging films.


Cumulative growth analysis:


People around the world in turn more health-conscious and care about hygiene with the increasing frequency of harmful bacteria and viruses. The current scenario of living a healthy life & maintaining a good lifestyle and rising preference for safe and secured products have enhanced the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. These industries, being major consumers, are expecting a raised demand in the international high barrier packaging films market size. The market size of High Barrier Packaging Films was USD 18.34 Billion in the year 2019 and is anticipated to reach USD 38.76 Billion by the year 2027, and register a CAGR of 6.65% throughout the forecast period of 2027.


The high-barrier packaging films in the sector of the medical industry are mostly used to save medicines against water, oxygen, light, chemical, moisture, bacteria, and viruses, and preserve medical products. The films are strong, resilient, and damage-resistant, which could be necessary while packaging the product and transportation. Additionally, the medicine visibility is larger while implementing high-barrier packaging films for food packaging. Moreover, high barrier films cover the medicinal products with environmental impacts, protect the quality, and boost the shelf life of the materials. 


Value chain analysis:


The high-barrier packaging films aid to prevent contact with gases like carbon dioxide, oxygen, or moisture while resisting the influence of mineral oil and Ultra-Violet light. This powerful and unresisting barrier, generated using functional elements, holds the qualities and integrity of food like color, texture, taste, flavor, and aroma. Additionally, in recent times, the world is increased familiarity with ready-to-consume food, and consumer preference for packaged food products.


In the busy-life stability and increasing work pressure are also the major reason for the increasing demand for high-barrier packaged foods by business professionals. Hence, with the rising demand for high-barrier packaged foods, the international high-barrier packaging films market trend is anticipated to incline throughout the forecast period.


Segment overview:


Based on Segment:


  • Material

  • Product

  • Technology

  • Application

  • Region


Based on Material:


  • Polyvinyl Chloride

  • Ethylene-vinyl Alcohol

  • Polyethylene

  • Polypropylene

  • Transparent high-barrier films

  • Others


Based on Product:


  • Wrapping film

  • Pouches & bags

  • Tray Lidding film

  • Others


Based on Technology:


  • Besela Barrier Film

  • Multi-Layer Film

  • Sustainable Barrier Coatings

  • Others


Based on Application:


  • Personal care and Cosmetics

  • Food & Beverages

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Others


Based on Region:


  • APAC

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Rest of the world


Regional analysis:


According to the regions, the international high barrier packaging films market is classified as North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and other parts of the world. APAC dominates the international high-barrier packaging films market share, and North America is another region leading the market. It is anticipated to be the rapidly growing region in the high-barrier packaging film market. Increasing urbanization and industrialization in developing countries like India and China provides enhancements to the market.


In addition, the availability of unprocessed materials and less labor cost, combine to form a positive impact on the market growth. The region of China is responsible for the highest share of the APAC high-barrier packaging films market growth.


Competitive landscape:


  • Sealed Air Corporation (U.S)

  • Amcor Limited (Australia)

  • Printpack Inc. (U.S)

  • The Mondi Group (Austria)

  • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH (Austria)

  • Berry Plastics Corporation (U.S)

  • Wipak Walsrode GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Linpac Packaging Limited (U.K)

  • Sonoco Products Company (U.S)

  • Bemis Company Inc. (U.S)

  • Huhtamaki Group (Finland)


Recent developments:


In the year 2021, Amcor Flexibles is spending on a 7 layer blown film line to generate recycling polyethylene at the quickest rates and with appropriate quality of traditional manufacturing techniques. In the year 2022, Amcor launches the Am Fiber party line of paper-oriented packaging materials, which are created to help reconsider the capabilities of methods used in traditional paper packaging.


In the year 2019, Amcor has launched “Am Lite Ultra Recyclable”, the firm’s first packaging material developed from its innovative and unique technology.


Report overview:


This report has covered:


  • Market overview

  • COVID 19 Analysis

  • Market dynamics

  • Cumulative growth analysis

  • Value chain analysis

  • Segment overview

  • Regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape

  • Recent developments

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   19,345 million
  CAGR   6.60%
  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   Material , Product , Technology and Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Amcor Limited (Australia), Bemis Company, Inc. (U.S.), Ampac Packaging LLC (U.S.), The Mondi Group (Austria), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH (Austria), Berry Plastics Corporation (U.S.), Coveris Holdings S.A. (Luxembourg), Sonoco Products Company (U.S.), Wipak Walsrode GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Huhtamaki Group (Finland), Printpack Inc. (U.S.), Linpac Packaging Limited (U.K.), and Sigma Plastics Group (U.S.).
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Increasing demand for consumer goods, and packaged food
  • Increasing applications for high barrier film packaging
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Growing industrialization
  • Growing urbanization
  • Availability of raw materials and low labor cost

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Increasing applications from various industries and rapid urbanization are expected to drive the growth of the market.

    the fluctuations in raw material prices and impact on the environment is likely to hamper the growth of the market over the review period.

    The polyethylene segment is slated to expand as the fastest-growing segment.

    The food and beverage segment is slated to expand as the fastest-growing segment.

    A few major market players operating in the High barrier packaging film market are Bemis Company, Inc. (U.S.), Ampac Packaging LLC (U.S.), Amcor Limited (Australia), The Mondi Group (Austria), among others.

    The market size of High-Barrier packaging film is anticipated to reach USD 19,345 Million by the year 2030, and register a CAGR of 6.60% throughout the forecast period of 2030.