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Insight into the global plastic bag global market for 2026

DUBLIN, August 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The “Global flexible plastic bag market by material (PE, PP), type (flat bags, stand-up bags), application (food, beverage) and region (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa) – Forecasts for 2026 “ report has been added to’s offer.

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The flexible plastic bags are expected to grow from USD 53.7 billion in 2021 to USD 73.5 billion in 2026, with a CAGR of 6.5%.

Flexible plastic bags are disposable bags that are usually made of plastic, metal foil and paper. They are used for packaging everything from snack foods to industrial liquids and are commonly found on supermarket shelves all over the globe. These are widely used in food packaging because many of them are resealable, environmentally friendly and cheaper than alternatives such as glass, metal and cardboard containers. These play a vital role in keeping the product fresh, damaged and act as an excellent marketing tool. Their widespread use is due to lower CO2 footprints than the alternative packaging materials mentioned above and takes up less space in landfills.

Polyethylene is the largest material segment on the market for flexible plastic bags

The flexible plastic bag market is divided on the basis of material in polyethylene, polypropylene and others. The polyethylene material segment accounted for a larger market share. This is attributed to its unique flow properties, such as tendency to stretch when strained, low production costs, high clarity, heat sealing ability, high elongation and softness make it suitable for a bag packaging. Polypropylene is expected to be the fastest growing material segment. This is attributed to its good resistance to almost all types of chemicals, including strong acids, bases and most organic materials, and its high melting point makes it a superior material for cookable packaging and sterilizable products.

Flat bags are the largest segment of the market for flexible plastic bags

The flexible plastic bag market is divided on the basis of type into flat bags and stand-up bags. The flat bag segment led the market in terms of both value and volume. Its cost-effectiveness and aesthetic display in stores contribute to its market share in flexible plastic bags.

Food is the largest application segment on the market for flexible plastic bags

The flexible plastic bag market is segmented on the basis of use in food, beverages and others. The food application segment accounts for the largest market share in the market. Its formability and low weight, together with the protection it provides against pollutants, make bags an ideal packaging solution for food packaging products, leading to its large market share.

APAC is the largest market for flexible plastic bags

The APAC region is expected to be the largest market and grow with the highest CAGR in the forecast period. The growth of APAC is backed by the increase in disposable income for people in countries such as China and India, growing middle class population, increasing demand for packaged foods and the growth of the food and beverage industry. In addition, the growth in the market for flexible plastic bags in the APAC region is attributed to the higher consumption costs and production of packaging materials in developing economies, such as China and India. China is expected to be the fastest growing market across the globe during the forecast period. This is attributed to the population growth in the country along with the high availability of packaging materials combined with technological development. This directly affects the growth of the market for flexible plastic bags in the APAC region.

Key topics covered:

1. Introduction

2 Research methodology

3 Overview

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive market opportunities in the market for flexible plastic bags
4.2 Flexible plastic bag market by area
4.3 Flexible plastic bag market, by material
4.4 Flexible plastic bag market, by type
4.5 Flexible plastic bag market on application
4.6 Flexible Plastic Bag Market: Emerging Vs. Mature markets
4.7 Flexible plastic bag market in Apac, 2020, by country and application
4.8 Flexible plastic bag market: Regional snapshot

5 Market overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Rising demand for packaged foods and beverages Cost-effectiveness of flexible plastic bags Increase in demand from end-use industries Aesthetic appeal of flexible plastic bags
5.2.2 Restrictions Strict government regulations
5.2.3 Opportunities Rise in demand from new economies Growing popularity of bags in alcohol packaging
5.2.4 Challenges Availability of temporary staff Recycling of multilayer structure

6 industry trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Value chain analysis
6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.3.1 Threat to new actors Presence of major players High investment
6.3.2 Threat of substitutes Abundance of temps Low conversion costs
6.3.3 Suppliers’ bargaining power Easy availability of raw materials
6.3.4 Buyer’s bargaining power Buyers with large volumes have a high bargaining power Availability of many substitutes
6.3.5 Intensity of competitive rivalry High degree of market fragmentation Low customer loyalty
6.4 Yc & Ycc shift
6.5 Scenario analysis
6.6 Area scenarios for the market for flexible plastic bags
6.6.1 Optimistic scenario
6.6.2 Pessimistic scenario
6.6.3 Realistic scenario
6.7 Patent Analysis
6.7.1 Methodology
6.7.2 Document type
6.7.3 Patent Publication Trends
6.7.4 Insight
6.7.5 Jurisdiction analysis
6.7.6 Top patent applicants
6.7.7 Top patent owners (us) for the last 10 years
6.8 Legislative analysis
6.8.1 Fda
6.8.2 The European Union
6.8.3 Recent laws and regulations regarding the use and recycling of plastics
6.9 Price analysis
6.10 Technology analysis
6.10.1 Film formation process
6.10.2 Process Extrusion cast film Extrusion Blown Film Extrusion coating
6.11 Ecosystem / market map
6.12 Trade analysis
6.13 Analysis of case studies
6.14 Macroeconomic indicators

7 Flexible plastic bag markets, by material
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Polyethylene (Pe)
7.2.1 High density polyethylene (Hdpe) Easy processing and low production costs make it a preferred packaging polymer
7.2.2 Low density polyethylene (Ldpe) Properties such as high elongation, heat sealing ability and softness to increase its demand
7.2.3 Linear low density polyethylene (Lldpe) Preferred due to its heat sealing ability and impact and tensile strength
7.3 Polypropylene (Pp)
7.3.1 Biaxially oriented polypropylene (Bopp) High barrier properties and durability to drive its demand
7.3.2 Molded polypropylene (Cpp) Used primarily for packaging confectionery and baked goods
7.4 Others
7.4.1 Polyvinyl chloride (Pvc)
7.4.2 Ethylene vinyl alcohol (Evoh)
7.4.3 Polyamide

8 Flexible plastic bag markets, by type
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Flat bags
8.2.1 Increasing demand for bags with four-sided sealing to drive the demand for flat bags
8.3 Stand-up bags
8.3.1 Increasing demand for spout bags to increase the market for stand-up bags

9 Flexible plastic bag market on application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Mad
9.2.1 Growth in demand for compact and light packaging to drive the market in this segment
9.3 Beverages
9.3.1 to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period
9.4 Others

10 market for flexible plastic bags, by region

11 Impact of COVID-19 on the market for flexible plastic bags
11.1 Introduction
11.1.1 COVID-19 Effect on flexible plastic bags Material supply
11.1.2 COVID-19 impact on flexible plastic bags
11.1.3 Updating manufacturers’ operations in response to COVID-19
11.1.4 New possibilities in the middle of COVID-19

12 Competitive landscape
12.1 Overview
12.2 Key Player Strategies / Right to Win
12.3 Analysis of market share of top 5 players
12.4 Market assessment framework
12.5 Income analysis of top 5 market players
12.6 Competitive Leadership Mapping
12.6.1 Star
12.6.2 New leaders
12.6.3 Penetrating
12.6.4 New companies
12.6.5 Product portfolio strength
12.6.6 Business Strategy Excellence
12.7 Competitive Leadership Mapping (Start-Up / Smes), 2020
12.7.1 Progressive companies
12.7.2 Responsive companies
12.7.3 Starting blocks
12.7.4 Dynamic companies
12.8 Competition scenario

13 Company profiles
13.1 Big Players
13.1.1 Berry Global Inc.
13.1.2 Mondi Group
13.1.3 Huhtamaki
13.1.4 Sealed Air Corp.
13.1.5 Sonoco Products Company
13.1.6 Smurfit Kappa
13.1.7 Amcor plc
13.1.8 Goglio Spa
13.1.9 Constantia Flexibles Inc.
13.1.10 Proampac
13.1.11 Uflex Limited
13.1.12 Korozo Ambalaj San. and Tic. AS
13.1.13 Clondalkin Group
13.1.14 Coveris
13.1.15 Gualapack SPA
13.1.16 Wipf Holding Ag
13.1.17 Novolex
13.1.18 Glenroy, Inc.
13.1.19 Daklapack Europe BV
13.1.20 Printpack
13.1.21 Sigma Plastics Group
13.1.22 Swiss Pac
13.1.23 Wihuri Corporation
13.1.24 Transcontinental Inc.
13.1.25 Shako Flexipack Private Limited

14 Adjacent markets

15 Appendix

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