Sustainability remains a significant trend with a growing emphasis on developing barrier films made from recyclable, biodegradable, and renewable materials. Eco-friendly packaging options are gaining traction owing to consumer awareness and environmental concerns.
Customization of barrier films to meet unique industry requirements is a prevalent trend. Functionalities, such as antimicrobial properties, oxygen scavenging, and controlled release of active substances, are being incorporated into films, expanding their applications in the food, pharmaceutical & healthcare sectors. Continuous innovations in material science including the development of nanocomposite films and bio-based polymers are enhancing the barrier properties of these films. These advancements allow for the creation of high-performance films tailored for specific applications.