Fairfield Market Research Molded Fiber Packaging Market Share, Outlook, Size 2023-2030

Molded Fiber Packaging Market

Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023-2030 - By Product, Technology, Grade, Application, End-user, Region: (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa)

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The global molded fiber packaging market size was recorded to be around US$4 Bn in 2022 and is likely to witness strong growth through the end of forecast year, 2030.

Market Analysis in Brief

The global molded fiber packaging industry has witnessed substantial growth in the past few years driven by higher demand for green packaging. Molded fiber packaging uses recycled paper, repurposing several hundred million quantities of it. Molded fibers packaging can be used in handling and packaging thousands of produced goods as they have offer superior protections while shipping the products, customer convenience, and eco-friendly packaging.

The molded fiber packaging has been serving many industries such as food, industrial packaging, single-use medical, horticulture, electronics, personal care, and others. A broadening base of application across industry vertical will propel molded fiber packaging market revenue in long term.

Key Report Findings

  • The approximately US$4 Bn molded fiber packaging market (as of 2022) is poised to exhibit a strong CAGR during projection period
  • Market will largely gain from packaging industry’s accelerating adoption of enviornmentally sustainable formats
  • Soaring popularity of on-the-go products augurs well for molded fiber packaging industry
  • China, Japan, and India represent the most significant growth pockets for participants in molded fiber packaging industry

Growth Drivers

Higher Sustainability Quotient

Molded fibers packaging are sometimes also known as molded pulp packaging since it is primarily made up of wood pulp or other natural fibers making it a biodegradable and compostable alternative to other packaging solutions. The recycled fiber and water in the manufacturing creates no waste or any other toxic waste material and hence favored by many manufacturers. The environmental benefits and its cost-effectiveness have become major value-adding features that are propelling the growth of the molded fiber packaging market during the forecast period.

Food Industry’s Rapid Expansion

Technology innovations in preserving, packaging, and transportation have contributed to the growth of the food industry. The molded fiber packaging has shown dominance in clam-shell and carryout food convenience, egg trays, cartons, cups, bowls, plates, food serving trays, and many others. With the molded fiber packaged products meeting the International Food Safety Regulations, it is increasingly being used in lamination, refrigerating, and sealing food products. The extended liquid retention aspect of molded fiber packaged products is key in the food industry, which contributes its bit toward the growth of molded fiber packaging market space.

Expanding Shelf Space of Convenience Products

The food and beverage industry, valued at more than US$14 Tn in 2020, will witness renewed growth with online delivery, is further expected to fuel demand for molded fiber packaging globally. The demand has been exponentially growing for on-the-go foods and single-serve meals owing to the fast and busy life of the consumers in developed and developing countries. On-the-go snacks, and beverages too push the demand across the molded fiber packaging market.

Overview of Key Segments

Transfer Segment Remains Dominant

By product type, the transfer segment has been witnessing the fastest gains during the forecast period, owing to shape and size variants. Also, the transfer molded fiber packaging exhibits hygroscopic properties and air permeability which has proven to be the best features suitable for food and beverage industries. The transfer molded fiber packaging increases the ease of transit of goods as well as boosts the shelf-life of the food products along with limiting the breakage and damage. It is also leakage-free coverings that protect products from transit shocks.

Leading FMCG companies such as Hindustan Unilever, and Proctor and Gamble have been favoring recycled plastics in the form the transfer molded packaging as a part of their green packaging initiatives. The transfer molded fiber packaging is also seen in the electronics goods packaging. Asian countries had been dominating the transfer molded fiber packaging market in the electronics industry. The transfer molded fiber packaging is thus expected to demonstrate a positive growth outlook owing to its usability in carrying, shipping, and transporting large consignments.

Growth Opportunities Across Regions

Asia Pacific Represents High-potential Market

Asia Pacific is expected to show prominent presence in the global packaging industry and is expected to exhibit significant CAGR of more than 5% in the molded fiber packaging market. The rapid urbanization of Asian developing countries has been attributed to the dynamically growing middle class, economic growth, rising disposable income, and increased e-commerce business.

The key Asian countries like India, Japan, and China will be the major contributors to the industry owing to the increased attention towards research and development facilities for packaging of the goods. The stringent government Food Safety Policies in the North American, and European countries have been favoring the molded fiber packaging owing to its main constituent wood pulp.

Moreover, electronic manufacturing markets have shown tremendous growth in the above markets owing to the presence of a large number of OEMs. These are also, aiding in pulling the demand for the molded fiber in developing economies of Asian countries such as India, China, and Indonesia.

Competitive Landscape – Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market

Some of the key players operating in the molded fiber packaging market are Henry Molded Products Inc., EnviroPAK, Robert Cullen Ltd, Heracles Packaging Co. S.A., James Cropper plc., buhl-paperform GmbH, Pactiv LLC, Footprint, Dentas Romania S.R.L., FiberCel, Nippon Mold Industry Corporation, Okulovskaya Paper Factory, Keiding, Inc., Atlantic Pulp, Western Pulp Products Company, Primapack SAE., Best Plus Pulp, AFP, Inc, and others. A majority of the key players are focusing on business expansion through different strategies including acquisitions, partnerships, mergers, and product development strategies.

Recent Notable Developments

  • In June 2021, the Sweden-based PulPac AB company incorporated the world's first standardized dry molded fiber production unit to produce high-quality food-grade production of high volume and affordable dry molded fiber products. The dry process has enabled the operation efficiency for the company
  • In April 2021, at IMFA annual conference HP inc. showcased its new, high-quality molded fiber packaging designs along with the significant HP advanced Molded Fiber Tooling Solution. This advanced Tooling solution is said to offer great precision and increased productivity

Regional Classification of the Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market is Described Below:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Europe

  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa

*Regions and countries are subject to change based on data availability

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market

  • Molded Fiber Packaging Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value and Volume, 2018 - 2022
  • Volume Consumption at Regional and Country Level, 2023 - 2030
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value and Volume, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2023 - 2030
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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1. Executive Summary
     1.1. Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market Snapshot
     1.2. Key Market Trends
     1.3. Future Projections
     1.4. Analyst Recommendations

2. Market Overview
     2.1. Market Definitions and Segmentations
     2.2. Market Dynamics
            2.2.1. Drivers
                   2.2.1.1. Driver A
                   2.2.1.2. Driver B
                   2.2.1.3. Driver C
            2.2.2. Restraints
                   2.2.2.1. Restraint 1
                   2.2.2.2. Restraint 2
            2.2.3. Market Opportunities Matrix
     2.3. Value Chain Analysis
     2.4. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     2.5. Covid-19 Impact Analysis
            2.5.1. Pre-covid and Post-covid Scenario
            2.5.2. Supply Impact
            2.5.3. Demand Impact
     2.6. Government Regulations
     2.7. Technology Landscape
     2.8. Packaging Market – Overview and Trends
     2.9. Economic Analysis
     2.10. PESTLE

3. Production Output and Trade Statistics, 2018 - 2022
     3.1. Regional Production Statistics
            3.1.1. North America
            3.1.2. Europe
            3.1.3. Asia Pacific
            3.1.4. Latin America
            3.1.5. Middle East & Africa

4. Price Trends Analysis and Future Projects, 2018 - 2030
     4.1. Key Highlights
     4.2. Prominent Factors Affecting Prices
     4.3. By Process
     4.4. By Region

5. Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, 2018 - 2030
     5.1. Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Process, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            5.1.1. Key Highlights
                   5.1.1.1. Thermoformed
                   5.1.1.2. Transfer Molded
                   5.1.1.3. Thickwall
                   5.1.1.4. Processed Pulp
     5.2. Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Product, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            5.2.1. Key Highlights
                   5.2.1.1. Trays
                   5.2.1.2. Bowls and Cups
                   5.2.1.3. Egg Flats & Toppers
                   5.2.1.4. Clamshells
                   5.2.1.5. End Caps
                   5.2.1.6. Plates
                   5.2.1.7. Misc.
     5.3. Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Source, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            5.3.1. Key Highlights
                   5.3.1.1. Virgin Fiber
                   5.3.1.2. Recycled Fiber
     5.4. Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by End-user Type, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            5.4.1. Key Highlights
                   5.4.1.1. Electronics
                   5.4.1.2. Food & Beverages
                   5.4.1.3. Cosmetics
                   5.4.1.4. Healthcare
                   5.4.1.5. Misc. (Industrial, etc.)
            5.4.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis
     5.5. Global Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Region, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            5.5.1. Key Highlights
                   5.5.1.1. North America
                   5.5.1.2. Europe
                   5.5.1.3. Asia Pacific
                   5.5.1.4. Latin America
                   5.5.1.5. Middle East & Africa
            5.5.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

6. North America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, 2018 - 2030
     6.1. North America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Process, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            6.1.1. Key Highlights
                   6.1.1.1. Thermoformed
                   6.1.1.2. Transfer Molded
                   6.1.1.3. Thickwall
                   6.1.1.4. Processed Pulp
     6.2. North America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Product, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            6.2.1. Key Highlights
                   6.2.1.1. Trays
                   6.2.1.2. Bowls and Cups
                   6.2.1.3. Egg Flats & Toppers
                   6.2.1.4. Clamshells
                   6.2.1.5. End Caps
                   6.2.1.6. Plates
                   6.2.1.7. Misc.
     6.3. North America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Source, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            6.3.1. Key Highlights
                   6.3.1.1. Virgin Fiber
                   6.3.1.2. Recycled Fiber
     6.4. North America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by End-user Type, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            6.4.1. Key Highlights
                   6.4.1.1. Electronics
                   6.4.1.2. Food & Beverages
                   6.4.1.3. Cosmetics
                   6.4.1.4. Healthcare
                   6.4.1.5. Misc. (Industrial, etc.)
     6.5. North America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            6.5.1. Key Highlights
                   6.5.1.1. U.S.
                   6.5.1.2. Canada
            6.5.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

7. Europe Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, 2018 - 2030
     7.1. Europe Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Process, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            7.1.1. Key Highlights
                   7.1.1.1. Thermoformed
                   7.1.1.2. Transfer Molded
                   7.1.1.3. Thickwall
                   7.1.1.4. Processed Pulp
     7.2. Europe Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Product, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            7.2.1. Key Highlights
                   7.2.1.1. Trays
                   7.2.1.2. Bowls and Cups
                   7.2.1.3. Egg Flats & Toppers
                   7.2.1.4. Clamshells
                   7.2.1.5. End Caps
                   7.2.1.6. Plates
                   7.2.1.7. Misc.
     7.3. Europe Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Source, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            7.3.1. Key Highlights
                   7.3.1.1. Virgin Fiber
                   7.3.1.2. Recycled Fiber
     7.4. Europe Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by End-user Type, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            7.4.1. Key Highlights
                   7.4.1.1. Electronics
                   7.4.1.2. Food & Beverages
                   7.4.1.3. Cosmetics
                   7.4.1.4. Healthcare
                   7.4.1.5. Misc. (Industrial, etc.)
     7.5. Europe Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            7.5.1. Key Highlights
                   7.5.1.1. Germany
                   7.5.1.2. France
                   7.5.1.3. U.K.
                   7.5.1.4. Italy
                   7.5.1.5. Spain
                   7.5.1.6. Russia
                   7.5.1.7. Rest of Europe
            7.5.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

8. Asia Pacific Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, 2018 - 2030
     8.1. Asia Pacific Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Process, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            8.1.1. Key Highlights
                   8.1.1.1. Thermoformed
                   8.1.1.2. Transfer Molded
                   8.1.1.3. Thickwall
                   8.1.1.4. Processed Pulp
     8.2. Asia Pacific Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Product, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            8.2.1. Key Highlights
                   8.2.1.1. Trays
                   8.2.1.2. Bowls and Cups
                   8.2.1.3. Egg Flats & Toppers
                   8.2.1.4. Clamshells
                   8.2.1.5. End Caps
                   8.2.1.6. Plates
                   8.2.1.7. Misc.
     8.3. Asia Pacific Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Source, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            8.3.1. Key Highlights
                   8.3.1.1. Virgin Fiber
                   8.3.1.2. Recycled Fiber
     8.4. Asia Pacific Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by End-user Type, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            8.4.1. Key Highlights
                   8.4.1.1. Electronics
                   8.4.1.2. Food & Beverages
                   8.4.1.3. Cosmetics
                   8.4.1.4. Healthcare
                   8.4.1.5. Misc. (Industrial, etc.)
     8.5. Asia Pacific Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            8.5.1. Key Highlights
                   8.5.1.1. China
                   8.5.1.2. Japan
                   8.5.1.3. South Korea
                   8.5.1.4. India
                   8.5.1.5. Southeast Asia
                   8.5.1.6. Rest of Asia Pacific
            8.5.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

9. Latin America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, 2018 - 2030
     9.1. Latin America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Process, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            9.1.1. Key Highlights
                   9.1.1.1. Thermoformed
                   9.1.1.2. Transfer Molded
                   9.1.1.3. Thickwall
                   9.1.1.4. Processed Pulp
     9.2. Latin America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Product, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            9.2.1. Key Highlights
                   9.2.1.1. Trays
                   9.2.1.2. Bowls and Cups
                   9.2.1.3. Egg Flats & Toppers
                   9.2.1.4. Clamshells
                   9.2.1.5. End Caps
                   9.2.1.6. Plates
                   9.2.1.7. Misc.
     9.3. Latin America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Source, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            9.3.1. Key Highlights
                   9.3.1.1. Virgin Fiber
                   9.3.1.2. Recycled Fiber
     9.4. Latin America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by End-user Type, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            9.4.1. Key Highlights
                   9.4.1.1. Electronics
                   9.4.1.2. Food & Beverages
                   9.4.1.3. Cosmetics
                   9.4.1.4. Healthcare
                   9.4.1.5. Misc. (Industrial, etc.)
     9.5. Latin America Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            9.5.1. Key Highlights
                   9.5.1.1. Brazil
                   9.5.1.2. Mexico
                   9.5.1.3. Rest of Latin America
            9.5.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

10. Middle East & Africa Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, 2018 - 2030
     10.1. Middle East & Africa Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Process, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            10.1.1. Key Highlights
                   10.1.1.1. Thermoformed
                   10.1.1.2. Transfer Molded
                   10.1.1.3. Thickwall
                   10.1.1.4. Processed Pulp
     10.2. Middle East & Africa Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Product, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            10.2.1. Key Highlights
                   10.2.1.1. Trays
                   10.2.1.2. Bowls and Cups
                   10.2.1.3. Egg Flats & Toppers
                   10.2.1.4. Clamshells
                   10.2.1.5. End Caps
                   10.2.1.6. Plates
                   10.2.1.7. Misc.
     10.3. Middle East & Africa Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Source, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            10.3.1. Key Highlights
                   10.3.1.1. Virgin Fiber
                   10.3.1.2. Recycled Fiber
     10.4. Middle East & Africa Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by End-user Type, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            10.4.1. Key Highlights
                   10.4.1.1. Electronics
                   10.4.1.2. Food & Beverages
                   10.4.1.3. Cosmetics
                   10.4.1.4. Healthcare
                   10.4.1.5. Misc. (Industrial, etc.)
     10.5. Middle East & Africa Molded Fiber Packaging Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), 2018 - 2030
            10.5.1. Key Highlights
                   10.5.1.1. GCC
                   10.5.1.2. South Africa
                   10.5.1.3. Rest of Middle East & Africa
            10.5.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis

11. Competitive Landscape
     11.1. Company Market Share Analysis, 2022
     11.2. Competitive Dashboard
     11.3. Company Profiles
            11.3.1. Huhtamaki Oyj
                   11.3.1.1. Company Overview
                   11.3.1.2. Product Portfolio
                   11.3.1.3. Financial Overview
                   11.3.1.4. Business Strategies and Development
(*Note: Above details would be available for below list of companies based on availability)
            11.3.2. Maspak Ltd.
            11.3.3. CKF, Inc.
            11.3.4. Genpak LLC
            11.3.5. Sabert Corporation
            11.3.6. ESCO Technologies Inc.
            11.3.7. Sonoco Products Company
            11.3.8. EnviroPAK Corporation
            11.3.9. Brodrene Hartmann AS
            11.3.10. PulPac AB
            11.3.11. Fabri-Kal
            11.3.12. RyPax

12. Appendix
     12.1. Research Methodology
     12.2. Report Assumptions
     12.3. Acronyms and Abbreviations

Our Research Methodology

Considering the volatility of business today, traditional approaches to strategizing a game plan can be unfruitful if not detrimental. True ambiguity is no way to determine a forecast. A myriad of predetermined factors must be accounted for such as the degree of risk involved, the magnitude of circumstances, as well as conditions or consequences that are not known or unpredictable. To circumvent binary views that cast uncertainty, the application of market research intelligence to strategically posture, move, and enable actionable outcomes is necessary.

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