Global Insulated Packaging Market to Reach US$ 23.0 Billion by 2032, Stimulated by the Rapid Growth of the E-Commerce Industry

July 25, 2023 | Packaging

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Insulated Packaging Market Report by Packaging Type (Boxes and Containers, Bags and Pouches, Wraps, and Others), Material Type (Corrugated Cardboards, Metal, Glass, Plastic, and Others), Packaging Form (Rigid, Flexible, Semi-rigid), Application (Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverages, and Others), and Region 2024-2032,” the global insulated packaging market size reached US$ 14.4 Billion in 2023. Insulated packaging, also known as thermal packaging, is designed to provide thermal protection and maintain the desired temperature of its contents. It is commonly used for shipping and storing products that are sensitive to temperature variations, such as food, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies. Insulated packaging typically consists of multiple layers of insulating materials that act as barriers against temperature transfer. These materials include expanded polystyrene (EPS), polyurethane foam, reflective films, and insulated panels. The layers are often combined with other packaging components, such as corrugated cardboard or plastic containers, to create a sturdy and protective structure. The insulating materials used in the packaging are chosen for their ability to minimize heat transfer through conduction, convection, and radiation. They trap air or other gases within their structures, creating a thermal barrier that reduces temperature fluctuations. Insulated packaging can also incorporate additional features to enhance its effectiveness, such as gel packs or phase-change materials that absorb or release heat to maintain a constant temperature. Some packaging systems may include temperature monitoring devices or indicators to provide real-time information about the condition of the contents.

Global Insulated Packaging Market Trends:

The increasing demand for temperature-sensitive products, such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and chemicals, is a significant driver for insulated packaging. These products require a controlled environment to maintain their quality and integrity during transportation and storage. Additionally, the rapid growth of e-commerce has created a need for reliable and efficient packaging solutions to deliver products to consumers in different locations. Insulated packaging ensures that temperature-sensitive products, such as perishable foods, are protected throughout the delivery process. Other than this, the expansion of cold chain logistics, which involves the transportation and storage of temperature-controlled products, has significantly contributed to the market growth. Insulated packaging is essential to maintain the desired temperature range and prevent temperature excursions while transporting perishable goods. Besides this, consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of product quality and safety, particularly when it comes to food and pharmaceuticals. As a result, there is a growing demand for insulated packaging that can guarantee the freshness, efficacy, and integrity of the products. In line with this, advancements in insulation materials and packaging technologies., such as vacuum insulation panels, phase-change materials, and temperature-monitoring devices, have enhanced the effectiveness of insulated packaging solutions, further accelerating product sales. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 23.0 Billion by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 5.2% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the packaging type, the market has been segmented as boxes and containers, bags and pouches, wraps, and others.
  • On the basis of the material type, the market has been divided into corrugated cardboard, metal, glass, plastic, and others.
  • Based on the packaging form, the market has been segregated into rigid, flexible, and semi-rigid.
  • On the basis of the application, the market has been classified into cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and others.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and others), and Middle East and Africa.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being Amcor Plc, Cold Ice Inc., Cryopak (Integreon Global), Deutsche Post AG, Drew Foam of Georgia, DS Smith Plc, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Huhtamaki Oyj, Innovative Energy Inc., Marko Foam Products Inc., Sonoco Products Company, The Wool Packaging Company Limited and TP Solutions.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Packaging Type, Material Type, Packaging Form, Application, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Amcor plc, Cold Ice Inc., Cryopak (Integreon Global), Deutsche Post AG, Drew Foam of Georgia, DS Smith plc, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Huhtamäki Oyj, Innovative Energy Inc., Marko Foam Products Inc., Sonoco Products Company, The Wool Packaging Company Limited and TP Solutions
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