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Barrier Material Market - By Type (Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC), Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH), Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN)) By End-use (Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Agriculture, Cosmetics, Automotive) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7072
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Barrier Material Market Size

Barrier Material Market was valued at around USD 3.2 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 5.8% between 2023 and 2032 due to increased demand for innovative packaging solutions with improved barrier characteristics, especially in food and medicine sectors.

Barrier Material Market

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The need for sustainable and recyclable barrier materials is necessitated by environmental considerations. Improved barrier performance is examined through nanotechnology and innovative coatings. Key drivers of market trends include cost-effectiveness and compatibility with different packaging sizes.

Pitfalls in the barrier material industry include high production costs, scarcity of raw materials, and regulatory hurdles. These challenges can impede market growth and hinder the widespread adoption of barrier materials for various applications.

COVID-19 Impact

The barrier material market was disrupted in a big way by the covid 19. Fluctuations in demand and output due to interruptions in the supply chain, reduced consumer spending, and changing trends pertaining to hygiene and safety in packaging. This industry reacted by emphasizing on sustainability and diversified packaging alternatives which would fit in the new market dynamics.

Barrier Material Market Trends

Sustainable packaging solutions have led to increased environmental concerns and triggered significant trends in the barrier material industry. New developments arise with time as a result of increased consumer need for longer storage periods and better food protection. Barrier properties in nanotechnology and advanced coatings are transforming into revolutionary eco-efficient packaging solutions. Moreover, an emerging trend towards use of recyclable as well as biodegradable materials has also impacted on the market. COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated these trends, stressing hygiene and safety, leading to an increase for high barrier materials in packaging mainly food, pharmaceuticals, and health care industry.

Barrier Material Market Analysis:

Barrier Material Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on type, the market is segmented as polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) and others. Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) metal held a majority market value of USD 1.4 billion in 2022. This shows that PVDC has also moved into greener materials and alternative recycling options due to environmental pressure to do so. The innovations are designed to improve physical properties of PVDC while focusing on sustainability. The players in the industry are inventing new formulations and multi-functional coatings which fit changing package requirements and legislature’s call for greener options.

Barrier Material Market Revenue Share, By End-Use, (2022)

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Based on end-use, the market is segmented as pharmaceutical, food and beverage, agriculture, cosmetics, automotive, and others. Food and beverage segment held a dominant market share of around 42% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace till 2032. The barrier material market is booming as it provides for prolonged shelf life, flavor retention, and avoidance of contaminations in the food and beverage industry. The use of sustainable, biodegradable, and eco-friendly as well as recyclable materials are trending towards these corporate social responsibility objectives. Sophisticated barrier technologies in the search for effective packaging options that preserve product freshness while eliminating waste and complying with industry requirements.

U.S Barrier Material Market Revenue, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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U.S. dominated the North American region with majority market share and a revenue of USD 0.8 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. due to several key factors. The US barrier material market is on a positive growth trend largely due to the rising demand in eco-friendly packaging products. An increased demand for barriers that provide more advanced protection from the moisture, gases, or contaminants is being observed over various industries such as food, medical, and electronic among others. The market trends, which have been influenced by technological advancements, regulatory initiatives promoting recyclability and increased e-commerce are some of the fundamental elements forming this market environment.

Barrier Material Market Share

Major players operating in the barrier material industry include:

  • Dow Chemical Company
  • DuPont
  • 3M Company
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Amcor plc
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • WestRock Company
  • Tekni-Plex Inc.
  • RKW Group
  • Jindal Poly Films Ltd.
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Uflex Ltd.

Dow Chemical Company and DuPont have captured substantial market shares in the Asia-Pacific market, driven by companies in the Asia-Pacific region, driven by the surging demand for barrier material products, particularly in China and India. The Asia-Pacific region, the world's largest barrier material industry, is poised for continued growth due to rapid economic development, urbanization, and increasing demand across industries such as nuclear power, chemicals, ceramics, and aerospace. As leading producers, Dow Chemical Company and DuPont are well-positioned to cater to this escalating demand in the region.


Barrier Material Industry News

  • In October 2023, Archroma introduces Appretan NTR barrier solutions for sustainable food packaging, leveraging a renewable component. With over 30% renewable content, it maintains water, oil, and grease resistance while minimizing fossil fuel usage. A eco-friendlier choice, aligning with responsible packaging and food retailing efforts to address food consumption's environmental impacts.
  • In July 2023, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, a North America-based specialty paper manufacturer, introduces ARMOR, a sustainable barrier paper brand as an eco-friendly substitute for single-use plastics. ARMOR offers mineral oil, oxygen, and aroma barrier for chocolate packaging, with oil and grease resistance, along with moisture vapor protection. The packaging solutions can be used singly or in layers to enhance overall performance.

Barrier material market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Billion & Kilo Tons from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC)
  • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH)
  • Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN)
  • Others
  • Others

Market, By End Use

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food and Beverage
  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetics
  • Automotive
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for barrier material was USD 3.2 billion in 2022 and may reach USD 5.6 billion by the end of 2032 due to the increased demand for innovative packaging solutions with improved barrier characteristics in food and medicine sectors.
Barrier material industry size from the polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) type segment reached USD 1.4 billion in 2022 owing to growing shift to greener materials and alternative recycling options due to environmental pressure.
U.S. industry size for barrier material was USD 0.8 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at significant pace from 2023-2032 owing to the rising demand in eco-friendly packaging products.
Some of the major barrier material providers are Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, 3M Company, Honeywell International Inc., Berry Global Group Inc., and Sealed Air Corporation.

Barrier Material Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 136
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 180
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