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Retort packaging Market: By Packaging Type (Pouch, Carton, Tray), Material (Polypropylene, Polyester, Aluminum foil, Food Grade cast polypropylene, Biomaterial, Paperboard, Nylon), End-use (Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical), Region — Global Forecast Till 2023

The global retort packaging market is expected to reach approximately USD 42.05 Billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of ~7.5% during the forecast period.

retort packaging Industry News and key players

The key players in the market include Amcor Ltd. (Australia), Berry Plastics Corporation (U.S.), Mondi Group (South Africa), Sonoco Products Company(U.S.), Ampac Holdings LLC(U.S.), Clondalkin Industries BV (Netherlands), Coveris Holdings S.A. (U.S.),  Otsuka Holdings Company Limited (Japan), Bemis Company Inc. (U.S), Astrapak Limited (South Africa), Tredegar Corporation(U.S.), Sealed Air Corporation(U.S.), DS Smith PLC(U.K.), RockTenn Company (U.S.).

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Segmentation: Global Retort Packaging Market

Global Retort packaging market has been segmented based on packaging type, material, end- use, and region. Based on packaging type, the market is segmented as pouches, cartons, trays, and others. Among all, retort pouches have the largest market share due to its flexible characteristics and use of high heat resistant plastics. Different variety of pouches are available in markets such as stand-up pouches, back-seal quad, spouted pouches, and gusseted pouches. At the same time it is light weighted, convenient to hold and is shelf-stable.

Based on material, the market is segmented as polypropylene, polyester, aluminum foil, food grade cast polypropylene, biomaterials, paperboard, nylon, and others.

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Based on end-use, the market is segmented as Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, and others. The food segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment. This is because of increasing consumption of products like sauces & curries and baby food. Changing lifestyle also acts as a driving factor because demand for ready to eat food & pet food is increasing. Growing urbanization and increasing disposable incomes have led to the increasing consumption of food. People have high purchasing power and due to their busy lifestyle, they prefer ready-made products which has opened a door of retort packaging market.

Regional Analysis of Retort Packaging Market

In terms of geography, Asia Pacific dominates the global retort packaging market, and it is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The major drivers for the growth of retort packaging market in this region are increasing population and rising demand for ready to eat consumables. Growing health and personal care industry in Asia Pacific is another reason for the market growth of retort packaging.

The market for retort packaging is growing with the expansion of urbanization in developing countries. The demand for curry, sauces and other ready-to-eat meals in China & India may be the reason for the fastest growing market. Europe and North America are expected to closely follow Asia Pacific during the forecast period. 

Market Synopsis of Retort Packaging Market

Retort packaging is a type of food packaging made from heat resistant laminated plastic and metal foil. It is mainly used for storing the food and beverage items and provide a longer shelf-life to packaged products. In retort packaging, food is packed into a metal can or pouch before it is sealed. Furthermore, it is heated at an extremely high temperature which makes the product commercially sterile. The main aim of retort packaging is to destroy microorganism by heating, protect food from chemical or enzymatic reactants and to keep the food ready for consumption.