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Skin Packaging Market Analysis

ID: MRFR//1433-HCR | 112 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| June 2024

The global skin packaging market is characterized by dynamic and evolving trends driven by various factors that influence both supply and demand. Skin packaging is a popular form of packaging used in industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and consumer goods for its ability to provide product protection, visibility, and branding opportunities. Market dynamics in the global skin packaging market are shaped by several key factors.

Arise in marketing trends which helps in the expansion of the size of the packaging industry thus giving huge opportunities for rising business. The non- carded skin packaging market covers a share of 58% during 2014, which dominates the skin packaging units. The presence of numerous firms including both big and small contributes to the major competition playing between them gives growth opportunities. The modernized lifestyle has made them save time and energy. This has increased the ready-to-eat products, bolstering up the market demand. This has led to the rise in encouragement among the key players where it has come up with several options for the users. Nowadays people prefer much more using the skin packaging options as it helps in maintaining the skin flavor and the quality of the food.

Firstly, changing consumer preferences and industry trends impact market dynamics in the global skin packaging market. With increasing demand for convenience, sustainability, and attractive packaging designs, manufacturers are turning to skin packaging solutions to meet consumer expectations. Skin packaging offers benefits such as product visibility, tamper resistance, and extended shelf life, making it an appealing choice for consumers and retailers alike. Additionally, the growing trend towards eco-friendly packaging solutions is driving the adoption of skin packaging made from recyclable materials and bio-based films, further influencing market dynamics in the global skin packaging market.

Secondly, technological advancements and innovations in skin packaging materials and equipment drive market dynamics in the global skin packaging market. Manufacturers are continuously exploring new materials such as barrier films, thermoforming films, and adhesives to improve the performance, functionality, and sustainability of skin packaging. Innovations such as modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), vacuum skin packaging (VSP), and active packaging technologies enable enhanced product protection, preservation, and freshness, thereby driving market dynamics in the global skin packaging market.

Moreover, market dynamics in the global skin packaging market are influenced by regulatory requirements and industry standards. Regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) impose stringent guidelines regarding packaging materials, labeling, safety, and compliance with regulations such as Food Contact Materials (FCM) for industries such as food and beverage. Compliance with these regulations is essential for manufacturers to ensure product safety, regulatory compliance, and consumer trust, thereby driving market dynamics in the global skin packaging market.

Furthermore, competitive landscape and market consolidation are important factors shaping market dynamics in the global skin packaging market. The market is characterized by the presence of numerous players ranging from small-scale packaging manufacturers to multinational corporations. Intense competition among manufacturers drives innovation, quality improvement, and cost optimization in skin packaging products and services. Market consolidation through mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships also influences market dynamics by reshaping competitive dynamics, market share, and pricing strategies in the global skin packaging market.

Additionally, supply chain considerations impact market dynamics in the global skin packaging market. The skin packaging industry relies on a complex supply chain involving raw material suppliers, packaging manufacturers, converters, distributors, and end-users across various industries. Factors such as raw material availability, pricing, transportation costs, and lead times impact supply chain efficiency and pricing dynamics in the skin packaging market. Additionally, disruptions in the supply chain due to factors like natural disasters, geopolitical tensions, or global pandemics can affect market dynamics and lead to supply shortages or price fluctuations.

Global Skin Packaging Market Overview


Skin Packaging Market Size was valued at USD 8.20 Billion in 2023. The Skin Packaging industry is projected to grow from USD 8.60 Billion in 2024 to USD 12.10 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.36 % during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Growing need for easy parking options, as well as increased manufacturing activity, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


                      Skin Packaging Market Share    


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


Skin Packaging Market Trends




  • Food packaging's high demand fuels market growth.




Market CAGR for skin packaging is being driven by the high demand for food packaging. Skin packaging is a sort of carded packaging that is quite popular in the food sector. Skin packaging is made from a variety of packaging materials, including polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polythene, and is used to package meat, seafood, poultry, dairy, and cheese. It offers advantages such as food product shelf life extension, beautiful packaging, little product damage, and a high safety standard. It improves product visibility, lowers food waste, and extends the commercial life of food products. The packaging sector in India is predicted to reach US$204.81 billion by 2025, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), with food processing being the leading consumer of packaging. The demand for skin packaging is projected to increase in the near future as the food processing sector expands. As a result, the  increase in demand for food packaging is propelling growth and is predicted to account for a sizable portion of the Skin Packaging Market size.


Additionally, skin packaging is used in the packaging of food items such as meat, seafood, and poultry to preserve flavour and extend shelf life. Skin packaging has various advantages, including increased meat softness due to improved moisture retention. It also binds with various film layers and has a higher shelf appeal. China is the world's greatest producer of chicken meat, bovine meat, and ovine meat. The majority of such meat items are produced for home consumption. The fast growth of China's population has raised demand for and consumption of meat products.


According to a Food and Agriculture Organisation report, China's chicken meat output climbed by 5.3% in 2020, bovine meat by 1%, and ovine meat by 1% over 2019. As a result, the rise in meat production and consumption is propelling the Skin Packaging Market.

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Skin Packaging Market Segment Insights


Skin Packaging Material Insights


The Skin Packaging Market segmentation, based on material includes paper & paperboard, LDPE, PVC and other. PVC segment dominated the market in 2022. PVC was one of the first polymers utilised in food packaging applications, replacing several traditional materials such as glass, card, and paper. PVC is completely safe to use in food contact applications all over the world. Many of the current additions used in PVC are already on European incomplete additives lists, such as those outlined in EC Directive 2002/72 and its revisions.  When it comes to PVC packaging, there are several alternatives. PVC, like any other thermoplastic, may be mechanically recycled, and recycling systems for both bottles and trays have been created throughout Europe. Other choices are available.


Skin Packaging Application Insights


The  Skin Packaging Market segmentation, based on application, includes food, consumer goods, industrial goods and others. The food segment is estimated to grow at the quickest CAGR of 10.6% during the forecast period. Skin packaging is related to blister packaging, which is highly efficient packaging with exceptional optical qualities. It acts as a moisture barrier and enhances the shelf life of food products. It decreases food waste by extending shelf life, improves product presentation, and reduces material use. Due to the clear packaging, customers can check and handle the products without contaminating them. It decreases food waste by keeping it fresh and extending its shelf life. Skin packaging in food goods allows optimal preservation, can be used on naturally fresh products, provides greater protection and transparency, and improves sustainability.


Figure1:  Skin Packaging Market, by Application, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)                               Skin Packaging Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032


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


Skin Packaging Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Skin Packaging Market area will dominate this market, owing to rising demand for frozen food as people's lifestyles change, as well as the availability of a diverse range of innovative vacuum packaging techniques and systems in the region. The usage of vacuum packaging solutions in the food and pharmaceutical industries is expanding because to a growing emphasis on eco-friendly and sustainable packaging, as well as escalating attempts to eliminate food and medical waste.


Further, the major countries studiedin the market reportare The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure2: SKIN PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (USD Billion)                            SKIN PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe Skin Packaging Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to increasing availability of raw materials and growing food processing activities. Further, the German Skin Packaging Market held the largest market share, and the UK Skin Packaging Market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Skin Packaging Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to increased consumption of frozen food, on-the-go meals, and nutritious packaged food due to busy lifestyles and rising disposable income in the region is likely to drive demand for vacuum packaging in Asia-Pacific. Moreover, China’s Skin Packaging Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Skin Packaging Market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Skin Packaging Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Skin 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, Skin Packagingindustry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  Skin Packaging industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Skin Packaging industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Skin Packaging Market, including Bemis Company Inc (U S), Berry  Group, Inc. (U.S.), LINPAC Packaging Limited (U K. Sealed Air Corporation (U S.) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Berry , Inc. is a Fortune 500  manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging goods. It was formerly known as Berry Plastics Group, Inc. It is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, and has over 265 sites and 46,000 employees worldwide.[3] In Fortune Magazine's rating, the corporation is one of the largest Indiana-based companies, with revenues of $14 billion or more in fiscal year 2022.[4] In 2017, the company's name was changed from Berry Plastics to Berry . March 2022,  Berry  Group collaborated with Koa to create Body Cleanser and Body Moisturiser bottles made entirely of recycled plastic. Berry, as an industry leader in sustainability, focuses on reducing environmental impact through streamlined processes, continuously engaged partners, and optimised goods, a vision shared by Koa. Because of their shared objective for sustainability in packaging, Koa chose Berry as their supplier for this project.


Anuga FoodTec is a food and beverage sector trade show. It discusses process technology, filling and packaging technology, packaging materials, ingredients and food safety, and food production. Food processing, food packaging, safety and analytics, digitalisation, automation, intralogistics, environment and energy, science and pioneering are the eight product segments. Cologne hosts the fair every three years. Koelnmesse organises the event, which is supported by the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V. (German Agricultural Society).  In April 2022,  Mondi showcased new food packaging alternatives at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany. Two-tray packaging products offer recyclable options to fresh food producers, hence minimising food waste. PerFORMing Monoloop and Mono Formable PP will provide high-barrier food protection, demonstrating the critical role that packaging plays throughout the supply chain.

Amcor Plc has developed PowerPostTM technology that can create a bottle of up to 30% lighter made from 100% recycled material. It is designed for hot-filled beverages and prevents spills from overflowing. Additionally, it’s built on vacuum-absorbing technology PowerStrap.


Key Companies in the Skin Packaging market include



  • Bemis Company Inc

  • Display Pack Inc.

  • Berry Glebal Group Inc.

  • Clondalkin Group Holdings B.V.

  • LINPAC Packaging Limited

  • Westrock Company

  • Sealed Air Corporation

  • Reynolds Flexible Packaging

  • The Dow Chemical Company

  • Mondini SA


Skin Packaging Industry Developments


In May 2022, Amcor Plc created the latest technology, PowerPostTM, which results in a bottle that is up to 30% lighter and can be produced entirely of recycled material. The technique is intended for hot fill beverages and prevents overflow spills. In addition, the product is based on the vacuum-absorbing technology PowerStrap.


In April 2022,  Sealed Air announced a collaboration on an advanced recycling programme focused on recycling flexible plastics from the food supply chain and repurposing them into new certified circular food-grade packaging.


In March 2022, Berry  Group collaborated with Koa to create Body Cleanser and Body Moisturiser bottles made entirely of recycled plastic. Berry, as an industry leader in sustainability, focuses on reducing environmental impact through streamlined processes, continuously engaged partners, and optimised goods, a vision shared by Koa. Because of their shared objective for sustainability in packaging, Koa chose Berry as their supplier for this project.


Skin Packaging Market Segmentation


Skin Packaging Market By Material Outlook



  • Paper & Paperboard

  • LDPE

  • PVC

  • Other


 Skin Packaging Market By Application Outlook



  • Food

  • Consumer Goods

  • Industrial Goods

  • Others


Skin Packaging 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



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