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Plastic Films and Sheets Market Surpasses US $100 Bn in 2021, Continues Upward Trajectory

Bioplastics Adoption and Food Industry Demand Drive Market Growth

The global plastic films and sheets market exceeded US $100 billion in 2021, and this upward trajectory is set to continue due to burgeoning demand in the food industry and the increasing penetration of bioplastics. The shift towards eco-friendly materials driven by environmental concerns has propelled the utilization of bioplastics across various industrial sectors, including plastic films and sheets. Their eco-friendly and biodegradable nature, derived from renewable resources, has driven adoption, particularly in textile, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and food packaging. Additionally, bioplastic films and sheets are gaining ground in the automotive industry due to their contribution to reducing carbon footprints. Their energy-efficient production and absence of harmful chemical additives further enhance their appeal.

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Surge in Bioplastics to Open New Avenues

With the surge in demand for environmentally friendly products, the increasing production of bioplastics has created ample opportunities for the plastic films and sheets market. Bioplastics biodegradability, adaptability, and resistance have positioned them as sustainable materials for various applications, particularly in reducing plastic waste and pollution. As the production of bioplastics continues to rise, their utilization in the plastic films and sheets sector is poised for growth in the coming years.

Rising Packaged Food Popularity Boosts Demand

The plastic films and sheets market is set to witness growth in the food industry, primarily due to the rising popularity of packaged food products. The increasing demand for ready-to-eat foods, frozen meals, cakes mixes, and snacks has driven the adoption of plastic films and sheets in food packaging. Their superior sealing strength, flexibility, and vacuum finish make them a preferred choice. As the packaged food sector expands, the demand for plastic films and sheets is expected to maintain a stable growth rate.

Specialty Films Transform Packaging Landscape

Innovation in plastic films and sheets, particularly the advent of specialty films, has transformed the packaging sector. Specialty films, made from specialty polymers, exhibit superior functional characteristics compared to conventional films. Their multi-layer barrier properties and unique attributes make them ideal for various applications, such as meat packaging and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical packaging. The utilization of compostable and biodegradable materials in specialty films is expected to drive their adoption further, fueling the growth of the plastic films and sheets market.

LLDPE and BOPP Films Dominate

Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) films are expected to account for a significant share in the plastic films and sheets market due to their high tensile strength, flexibility, impact resistance, and cost-effectiveness. On the other hand, biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films are gaining ground due to their unique properties, such as stretching in two directions, high stiffness, lustre, and low elongation. These qualities have led to their extensive use in packaging, electronics, and specialty applications, contributing to the growth of the plastic films and sheets market.

Asia Pacific Leads, Attracted by Manufacturing Opportunities

Asia Pacific, with its substantial growth in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors, is expected to maintain its leading position in the plastic films and sheets market. The regions thriving electronics manufacturing in countries like China, South Korea, and Taiwan has also fueled demand for plastic films and sheets. Favorable macroeconomic conditions, including urbanization, economic development, and a business-friendly environment, have made Asia Pacific a highly attractive market for manufacturers of plastic films and sheets.

Competitive Landscape

Key players in the global plastic films and sheets market, including Amcor PLC, Toray Industries Inc., Uflex Limited, Berry Global Group Inc., Oben Holding Group, Toyobo Co. Ltd., DuPont Teijin Films, Jindal Poly Films Ltd., SABIC, and Sealed Air Corporation, are actively engaged in product innovation, collaborations, and strategic partnerships to strengthen their foothold in the market.

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