Packaging market continues to be an important sector. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf

Packaging market continues to be an important sector. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf

Packaging market continues to grow

Social change requires rethinking

Since 2015 China has been regarded as the biggest national market for paper packaging. With nearly 25 per cent of global consumption, it has relegated the United States to second position. Photo: VDP

Since 2015 China has been regarded as the biggest national market for paper packaging. With nearly 25 per cent of global consumption, it has relegated the United States to second position. Photo: VDP

Outlook until 2020

The demand for aluminium is likely to grow, with an increasing use of aerosol cans, in particular – in personal care, in households and also in the automotive industry. Photo: Henkel

The demand for aluminium is likely to grow, with an increasing use of aerosol cans, in particular – in personal care, in households and also in the automotive industry. Photo: Henkel

Customer demands and packaging solutions

Experts are confident that growth will be seen not only in the plastic film market, but also in lids made from polymer compounds, where the increase is estimated to reach an annual 4.9%.

Experts are confident that growth will be seen not only in the plastic film market, but also in lids made from polymer compounds, where the increase is estimated to reach an annual 4.9%. Photo: Mako Plastics ltd.

An increase is also expected in the bioplastics market, with annual prospects of over 5%. Photo: The Coca-Cola Company

An increase is also expected in the bioplastics market, with annual prospects of over 5%. Within another three years, for instance, Coca-Cola is planning to use only bottles made from renewable resources. Photo: The Coca-Cola Company

Winners and losers

Packaging in the global cosmetics sector is likely to rise by around 5% by 2020. Photo: Beaty Cosmetic Co. ,Ltd.

Packaging in the global cosmetics sector is likely to rise by around 5% by 2020. Photo: Beaty Cosmetic Co. ,Ltd.

Experts are expecting to see an annual increase of nearly 4.5% in the hard plastics application segment. Photo: continental-corporation

Experts are expecting to see an annual increase of nearly 4.5% in the hard plastics application segment. Photo: continental-corporation

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