Thermoform Packaging Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Thermoform Packaging Market By Material (Plastic, Paper & Paperboard, Aluminum), Type (Blister Packaging, Skin Packaging, Clamshell Packaging, Others), Heat Seal Coating (Water-Based, Solvent-Based, Hot Melt-Based), Application and Region - Forecast 2027

ID: MRFR/PNT/1319-HCR | 130 Pages | Author: Sakshi Gupta | February 2024         

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Thermoform Packaging Market Overview

The thermoform packaging market is expected to project at a thermoform packaging market value of about USD 1,24,068 million during the market forecast period whereas it projects at a CAGR value of 5.72%. As per MRFR analysis, the thermoforming industry grows at a high rate and is projected at a high pace, and attains profit significantly during the market forecast period. The rise in usage of processed and packed foods and flavored beverages has driven up the thermoforming units. This type of packaging is lightweight, more flexible, odorless, and is free from moisture. It is more preferred than other packed products. Thermoforming is the most preferred form for the production of products than glass. Due to all these properties, the growth of thermoform packaging products is in high demand. The market has taken a huge position in the upcoming future. Besides it, the environmental benefits of the thermoform market have spurred up the thermoform packaging market size. This type of packaging involves the consumption of raw material at a low rate, less emission of carbon, and production of less waste.


The outbreak of the COVID led to the disruption in the manufacturing units of thermoform packaging. COVID led to economic disruption in the industry. Disruption in the economic chain was marked. COVID led to the shutdown and lockdown of certain units affecting the supply chain analysis and value chain process. A change in consumer behavior was marked. Trade movements including both export and import business were affected leading to the economic downfall of the country. The thermo packaging market was anticipated and a significant drop in CAGR market value was marked. There was disorganization in the retail networks which favored the downfall of the country.


The presence of a large number of thermoform packaging market players operating in the market are

  • Bemis Company Inc. of the United States

  • Constantia Flexibles Group Gmbh of Austria

  • Amcor Limited of Australia

  • Tekni-plex Inc. of the United States

  • Sealed Air Corporation of the United States

  • Anchor Packaging of the United States

  • Sonoco Products Company of the United States

  • Silgan Holdings Inc. of the United States

  • I. du Pont de Nemours and Company of the United States

  • RPC Group Plc of the United Kingdom

  • WestRock Company of the United States

  • Lacerta Group of the United States

  • Tray Pak Corporation of the United States

  • Display Pack Inc. of the United States

  • DS Smith Plc of the United Kingdom and many more.

Segmentation: Global Thermoform Packaging Market

 Thermoform Packaging Market



The elimination of material waste and facilitation of customization of using thermoform packaging raises the thermoform packaging market.  The rise in demand for the use of lightweight packaging products steers up the market size. Moreover, it has been marked that the manufacturers have started using these lightweight products which led to addressing up of cost-related concerns in the thermoform packaging market.


The use of new and improved quality of thermoform products has helped in increasing up the production capabilities of the products. The blister packaging and the skin packaging segments are said to bring more wealth to the industry and occupy the growth opportunities in the market. The blister packaging segment gives safeguards against the moisture and the oxygen amount so present in the environment. Transporting the blisters at low costs are attracting the pharmaceuticals.


Unavailability of the raw material and the acquisition of certain properties was the major challenging factor.

Cumulative Growth

Unique growth took place during the market forecast period which added up to cumulative market growth.


The adoption of any other alternatives for the packaging of thermoform products hampers the market size. With the presence of non-sustainability products then the packaging of heavy products becomes difficult. Putting heavy products in it gives excess strain on the plastic film which hampers the growth. The rise in growth of the plastic products and the rules put forward for the disposal of those plastic products have hindered the market growth.


By type

The thermoform packaging market is being classified based on material, type, its application, and the heat seal coating. Based on material, the packaging industry is divided into paper and paper board, plastic units, and some sectors of aluminum units. The plastic unit covers a large segment during the forecast period because it offers large barriers, increases the cost efficiency, gives well resistance to temperature, and offers durable packaging. Plastic is used in the form of PVC, PE, PP, and many more. Based on the heat seal coating, the industry is divided based on water, solvent, and hot melt. Here, the solvent base occupies a large area and holds a major marketing share. It is so because the solvent-based has several advantages like it has strong bond strength due to which it can be processed at various temperatures where it is resistant to both water and grease. The water seal coating projects are at a high market value. This is because it offers a strong bond between the corrugated and polyethylene seat coating pack films. A reduction in adhesion takes place where it challenges the thermoform packaging market thus increasing its demand among the population.

By technology

Technology has developed so much that it has manufactured new technological packaging solutions which have attracted the users and have also increased the purchasing level. The invention of the new packed product has been prototyped within a less period. The innovations taking place in the packaging products have offered golden opportunities for rising market size.


Regionally, the thermoform packaging industry has been classified into various regions. The market extends to the region of North America, Europe, some of the Asia Pacific region, and the rest of the world. The European market holds the most dominant position of thermoform packaging market during the market forecast period. Due to the setup of a large number of end-users industries, the European region is in high demand. This region is famous for the presence of automobiles, food, and beverage industrial base and some of the pharmaceuticals units present there. Germany, some regions of the United Kingdom, and France hold the major share of the thermoform packaging market. Moreover, the North American region is another most dominant area due to the presence of a large number of the supply chains like Walmart stores and temperaturesKroger Corporation ltd. the United States of the North American segment holds the major share. It has also been found that the Asia Pacific region is expected to project a large thermoform packaging market value during the forecast period of 2020-2027. Trade movements in this region provide exclusive and significant shopping solutions to the public. It also offers an innovative, sustainable, and good experience overall the supply sale channels. This bolsters up the growth of the thermoform packaging industry. The rise in population and growth in purchasing power of the population steers up the thermoform packaging market. China, Thailand, and the Indian region are the main contributors to the Asia Pacific region. The Indo-Chinese region covers a large thermoform packaging market because of the migration of people to urban areas in large numbers and also due to the setting up of more end users industries.


January 2023

A novel clamshell-style packaging design that was first patented seven years ago by Brocton, New York-based thermoformed Jamestown Plastics has made substantial progress in a variety of packaging applications. These include things like baked goods and berries as well as nuts, bolts, and other fasteners as well as consumer batteries and other food items.


Manufacturers are able to carve out a place for themselves in the worldwide market in conjunction with the rise in government activities promoting the use of thermoform packaging.

The Technical Committee of the Tray Circularity Evaluation Platform (TCEP) has given its official support to the usage of the innovative co-polyesters Akestra 100 and Akestra 110, produced by the developer in specialty chemicals from Sweden, Perstorp, for the creation of heat-resistant PET trays. Tray Circularity Evaluation Platform (TCEP) is a voluntary industry project in Europe that assesses thermoform packaging options and technologies, provides guidelines for designing PET thermoforms for recycling, and makes it easier to comprehend how new PET thermoforms innovations affect recycling.

Akestra is stated to outperform PS heat resistance for hot-fill applications when used in co-extrusion sheets for thermoforming, and by employing recycled PET, it can contribute to a more sustainable packaging solution with a lower carbon footprint.  For an undisclosed sum, the US-based thermoformed packaging producer Lacerta Group has purchased Portage Plastics and PPC Investments.  As part of the agreement, which was made public on December 21, Lacerta purchased all of Portage Plastics' assets. More than 50 Portage Plastics employees have also been retained by the business. Based in Portage, Wisconsin, Portage Plastics offers ready-made products as well as solutions made to order for a range of industries, including consumer goods, industrial electronics, medical, automotive, and food packaging.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 1,24,068 million
  CAGR   5.72% (2021-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period    2021 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material, Type, Heat Seal Coating, and 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.), E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), WestRock Company (U.S.), Tray Pack Corporation (U.S.), DS Smith Plc (U.K), Display Pack Inc. (U.S.), Lacerta Group (U.S.), RPC Group Plc (U.K), Silgan Holdings Inc. (U.S.), Anchor Packaging (U.S.), Tekni-plex Inc. (U.S.), and Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH (Austria)
  Key Market Opportunities ·  Availability of another alternative packaging ·  New product launches and R&D amongst major key players
  Key Market Drivers   Increased consumption of processed and packed foods & beverages

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The thermoform packaging market is expected to reach USD 1,24,068 million in the forecast period.

A 5.72% CAGR is estimated to define the market’s progress in the approaching period.

Amcor Limited (Australia), WestRock Company (U.S.), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Sonoco Products Company (U.S.), Silgan Holdings Inc. (U.S.),E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.),  Tekni-plex Inc. (U.S.), DS Smith Plc (U.K), Bemis Company Inc. (U.S.), Display Pack Inc. (U.S.)

The lack of substitutes can restrict the development of the market in the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific region is predicted to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Thermoforming is a significant manufacturing process where the thermoplastic films are heated up. This results in the bending up of the films to your desired product. It is widely used for food packaging and it balances the freshness and raises the shelf life of the product inside it. The number of suppliers and the distributors along with the food processors prefer this type of packaging.

As per the application, the market is being divided into food and beverage, electronics units, pharma sectors, personal care products, and others. Here the food and the beverage segment occupies a large segment during the forecast period. This type of packaging is more adopted by the food industry for packing fruits, vegetables, meat along with poultry products.

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