Nonwoven Containers Market size is poised to expand at a healthy CAGR from 2023 to 2032 on the back of growing popularity of nonwovens across a range of packaging end-users. The product finds extensive applicability across the transportation sector in bale wraps, sacks, bags, and envelopes. Other applications include industrial bags, luxury inner and outer packaging, vacuum cleaner bags, laundry, dry-cleaning products, metal wrap, etc.
The ongoing disturbances between Russia and Ukraine have severely disrupted industry value chains during 2022 due to skyrocketing tanker and air freight charges. Besides, the subsequent shutdown of several shipping ports and a number of logistic firms suspending their operations in Russia due to sanctions placed on the country further deteriorated industry growth prospects. As the crisis seems to escalate and attain new dimensions, global trade is likely to witness a significant slowdown. This, in turn, will hamper industry growth over the projected timeframe.
However, an increasing emphasis on the utilization of eco-friendly packaging materials will stimulate product demand through the ensuing years.
Nonwoven containers market from polypropylene segment is expected to register appreciable growth over the analysis period. This rise can be credited to the ability of the product to mimic the strength, texture, and appearance of woven fabrics. Furthermore, the material is used to create reusable shopping bags ranging from smaller die-cut handle shoppers to large-sized tote bags. The advantage of using polypropylene is that the bags are affordable and provide tariff-free options for various brands.
With regard to the end-user, the food & beverage segment is anticipated to account for a commendable share in the nonwoven containers market through 2032. This is because nonwovens are deployed across an array of food contact solutions and provide the benefit of improved shelf-life for many perishables. Different uses of nonwoven products in the food & beverage industry comprise bags & sachets, food wraps, absorbent pads, tea & coffee bags, sacks, insulation bags, and others. The products provide high tear resistance and are easy to recycle and compost. These factors, in tandem, will impel segmental growth between 2023 and 2032.
From a regional perspective, North America nonwoven containers market share is estimated to observe substantial expansion by 2032, owing to a significant rise in capacity expansion initiatives by regional industry participants. For instance, in August 2021, Berry announced plans for the establishment of a new recycling unit in Leamington Spa, UK, in an effort towards the production of certified FDA post-consumer rPP (recycled polypropylene) for use in packaging. The new division will recycle, sort, wash, and sift used plastics for producing food-grade materials with a target purity standard of 99.9%.
Notable players in the nonwoven containers market are PET Power, Masterchem, Amcor Limited, Gerresheimer AG, CCL Industries, Berry Plastic Group Inc., and others. These companies are focused on implementing strategic initiatives including collaborative agreements, partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, and development of new products for the consolidation of their position in the market.