Protective Packaging Market by Material, Type, Function, Application and Region - Global Forecast to 2026 -

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DUBLIN, December 06, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Protective Packaging Market by Material (Foam Plastics, Paper & Paperboard), Type (Flexible, Rigid, Foam), Function (Cushioning, Blocking & Bracing, Void Fill), Application (Food & Beverage, Consumer Electronics), and Region - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to's offering.

The protective packaging market size is projected to grow from USD 29.8 billion in 2021 to USD 38.8 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.4%.

The protective packaging market is growing owing to development of industrial goods, food & beverage, consumer electronics, and others sectors, which has led to increase in demand for protective packaging of various products.

Protective packaging is used to protect the product from damages such as shock, vibration, moisture, and compression during transportation, handling, and storage of products at warehouses. It offers features such as thermal & electrical insulation, shock dampening, fireproofing, and atmospheric protection to packed products.

Foam plastics is the largest material segment of the protective packaging market

The protective packaging market is segmented on the basis of material into foam plastics, paper & paperboard, plastics, and others. The foam plastics material segment accounted for the largest market share. The large market share is attributed to its lightweight, good thermal insulation, and shock-absorbing properties, which are suitable for protective packaging.

Flexible protective packaging is the largest type segment of the protective packaging market

The global protective packaging market is segmented on the basis of type into flexible protective packaging, rigid protective packaging, and foam protective packaging. The flexible protective packaging segment is expected to account for largest market share. This is attributed to the increasing demand for recyclable and cost-effective materials.

Cushioning is the largest function segment of the protective packaging market

The global protective packaging market is segmented on the basis of function into cushioning, void fill, wrapping, insulation, and blocking & bracing. Cushioning is projected to account for largest market share, as it protects fragile and lightweight items from damage during transportation and warehousing. Also, it restrains movement of the packed product and prevents damage from shock and vibration during transportation.

Industrial goods is the largest application segment of the protective packaging market

The global protective packaging market is segmented on the basis of application into industrial goods, food & beverage, healthcare, consumer electronics & appliances, automotive, household appliances, and others. Industrial goods accounted for largest market share. This is attributed to the rapid growth of industrial sector and transportation of intermediate goods for aerospace, electrical, and machinery goods for manufacturing.

APAC is the largest market for protective packaging market

The APAC region is the largest and fastest-growing protective packaging market. China is the largest and fastest-growing market in the region and is projected to dominate the regional market in the next five years. Key factors such as industrialization, rising internet penetration, growing manufacturing activities, increasing disposable income, rising consumption level, and the growing e-retail sales will drive the market during the forecast period.

Market Dynamics


  • Growth of the Packaging Industry in APAC

  • Growth of the E-Commerce Industry


  • Stringent Regulations for Packaging


  • Globalization and International Trade


  • Sustainability and Efficiency

Companies Mentioned

  • Smurfit Kappa

  • Sealed Air Corporation

  • Sonoco

  • Huhtamaki

  • Dow

  • Ds Smith plc

  • Pregis Corporation

  • Pro-Pac Packaging Limited

  • Westrock Company

  • Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (Ipg)

  • International Paper Company

  • Universal Protective Packaging, Inc.

  • Riverside Paper Co.

  • Signode Protective Packaging Solutions

  • Ach Foam Technologies LLC

  • Cellofoam North America Incorporated

  • Storopack Hans Reichenecker

  • Ranpak Corp.

  • Supreme

  • Protective Packaging Corporation

  • Bdly Supply

  • Apex Packaging Corporation

  • Wisconsin Foam Products

  • Ufp Technologies, Inc.

  • Ivex Protective Packaging

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