This research report titled. "Global Stand-up Pouches Market 2016-2020," provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.
Based on product type, the report categorizes the global stand-up pouches market into three major segments. They are:
- Aseptic pouches
- Standard pouches
- Retort pouches
Global aseptic stand-up pouches market
The market is expected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period. Pouches are made from two or more different materials, including aluminum film, paper, or Tyvek. The market has two major end-users, the food and beverages industry and healthcare industry. Healthcare is dominating the market, with various applications. For example, cardiovascular implants are packed in pouches made from a combination of polyethylene and Tyvek, or nylon (on the inside) and Tyvek. As Tyvek is porous, it permits gases used for sterilization to penetrate inside the packaging. The ability to endure sterilization is a basic requirement for packaging materials of medical products. The global aseptic standup pouches market was valued at $4.98 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 8.16% during the forecast period.
“Many companies are introducing innovative pouches for medical packaging. For instance, UFP Technologies’ FlexShield is a medical device pouch for implants, screws, rods, and other instruments. It provides perforation and abrasion resistance to ensure the safe distribution of medical instruments without any damage to the external sterile barrier,” says Sharan Raj, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on packaging.
Global standard stand-up pouches market
The global standard stand-up pouches market was valued at $3.35 billion in 2015. Standard pouches are classified into two types of pouches: spout standup pouches and resealable stand-up pouches.
Spout standup pouches: They are mostly used in the packaging of liquid beverages, like energy drinks and juices, as well as non-food products, such as liquid soaps and detergents. They are also used to package condiments, honey, jams, fruit spreads, and cooking oils. These pouches are equipped with capped spouts, which make pouring convenient.
Resealable standup pouches: They are widely used in industries, including healthcare, cosmetics, household goods, and confectionery and bakery. These standup pouches are manufactured using laminates, such as PET/poly laminates and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP). The pouches are highly durable and are fitted with slide zippers, press-to-close zippers, or stickers that allow them to be resealed.
Global retort stand-up pouches market
The global retort stand-up pouches market was valued at $860 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 9.28% in the forecast period.
“The market for retort stand-up pouches is growing rapidly as these pouches are flexible in nature. They are lightweight and reduce transportation costs for companies. Manufacturing these materials requires less energy than most other packaging materials,” says Sharan.
The report also highlights biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BoPET), which is an innovative retort stand-up pouch packaging product made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET), has high tensile strength, chemical stability, transparency, and reflectivity, and is gaining popularity in packaging food and beverages products. Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) and polyamide (PA) are commonly used as oxygen barriers in beverages packaging (especially dairy products) due to their flexibility, moldability, recyclability, and thermoform properties. These kinds of flexible packaging also offer downgauging options. Downgauging refers to decreasing the amount of material in a product while still maintaining or even improving the properties of the material.