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Flexible Packaging Market size is set to grow by USD 51.6 billion from 2024-2028, Rise in demand for pouch packaging solutions boost the market, Technavio

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NEW YORK, July 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The global flexible packaging market size is estimated to grow by USD 51.6 billion from 2024-2028, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.97% during the forecast period. Rise in demand for pouch packaging solutions is driving market growth, with a trend towards advanced recycling technologies for recycling flexible packaging waste. However, government regulations on packaging poses a challenge. Key market players include Amcor Plc, American Packaging Corp., Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC AG, Berry Global Inc., Bischof Klein SE and Co. KG, Bryce Corp., CCL Industries Inc., Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH, Glenroy Inc., Huhtamaki Oyj, Mondi Plc, Novolex, Printpack Inc., ProAmpac Holdings Inc., Sealed Air Corp., Sonoco Products Co., Transcontinental Inc., UFlex Ltd., WestRock Co., and Wipak Group.

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Flexible Packaging Market Scope

Report Coverage

Details

Base year

2023

Historic period

2018 – 2022

Forecast period

2024-2028

Growth momentum & CAGR

Accelerate at a CAGR of 5.97%

Market growth 2024-2028

USD 51.6 billion

Market structure

Fragmented

YoY growth 2022-2023 (%)

5.28

Regional analysis

APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa

Performing market contribution

APAC at 49%

Key countries

China, US, UK, Germany, and Japan

Key companies profiled

Amcor Plc, American Packaging Corp., Behr Bircher Cellpack BBC AG, Berry Global Inc., Bischof Klein SE and Co. KG, Bryce Corp., CCL Industries Inc., Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH, Glenroy Inc., Huhtamaki Oyj, Mondi Plc, Novolex, Printpack Inc., ProAmpac Holdings Inc., Sealed Air Corp., Sonoco Products Co., Transcontinental Inc., UFlex Ltd., WestRock Co., and Wipak Group

Market Driver

The flexible packaging market is experiencing significant growth due to the rising demand for lightweight, convenient, and economical packaging solutions in the food and beverage industry. Flexible packaging, which is primarily made up of plastics and aluminum foil, offers numerous benefits such as extended shelf life, reduced material usage, and improved product protection. However, the non-recyclable nature of plastic materials poses a challenge to the market’s growth. To address this issue, key players in the flexible packaging industry and raw material suppliers are introducing eco-friendly plastic film solutions and implementing various recycling programs. For instance, MRFF (Materials Recovery for the Future), a collaborative platform of stakeholders including Amcor, Sealed Air, Procter and Gamble, APR, PepsiCo, FPA, and Target, among others, aims to provide effective and economical solutions for recycling and recovering plastic materials throughout the lifecycle of the plastic film. Additionally, initiatives like Waste & Resource Action Program (WRAP), Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP), and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) are also contributing to the recycling efforts. Moreover, advanced recycling technologies such as plasma technology, which uses less energy than conventional recycling methods, are being adopted by companies like Alcoa, Tetra Pak, Klabin, and TSL Ambiental, to separate paper, aluminum, and plastic components used in packaging. The growing adoption of such technologies will foster the growth of the global flexible packaging market for food and beverages during the forecast period. 

The flexible packaging market is witnessing significant growth, driven by the increasing popularity of pouches, bags, sachets, and wraps. Raw materials like metal, plastic, and paper are key inputs. Brands are focusing on reducing carbon footprint, aligning with the Paris Agreement, and addressing hygiene awareness. Smart packaging, including formats and designs, is a trend, with inventory management, product tracking, and intelligent storage solutions gaining traction. Stand-up pouches, printing technology like flexography, and applications in personal care, healthcare, and food industries are major growth areas. Sustainable packaging, using bioplastics, films, and wraps, is essential for reducing carbon emissions and food wastage. The market’s production volume is projected to reach millions of tonnes, with lightweight packaging solutions extending product shelf life and ensuring product protection in various sectors, including pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. 

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Market Challenges

The food and beverage industry relies heavily on packaging to prevent contamination and food spoilage. However, the choice of packaging materials and their grades is crucial in this context. With increasing environmental concerns, regulations against non-biodegradable packaging materials like plastic have been imposed by various governments. For instance, the European Commission restricted the use of Bisphenol A in certain food-contact materials, setting specific migration limits. India also has regulations in place, such as the Food Safety and Standards Regulations, which specify standards for containers made from plastic and other materials used in contact with food. As governments worldwide ban plastic packaging, vendors are turning to alternative, eco-friendly solutions. This shift may pose challenges to the flexible packaging market’s growth during the forecast period.The flexible packaging market faces several challenges in today’s business landscape. Oceans and landfills are filled with plastic waste from packaging, threatening marine life and ecosystems. Kraft paper mills and e-commerce sectors drive demand for flexible packaging, but sustainability concerns persist. Baked goods, snack foods, and confectionery items require convenience and resealability, leading to increased use of films, blister packaging, and retort pouches. Gulf states’ growing populations and health awareness trends boost demand for frozen bakery food and ready-to-eat packaged foods. Industrialization and busy lifestyles fuel the need for robust pharmaceutical packaging using laminated plastic, aluminum, and thermal sterilization. Coating and converting technologies offer solutions to address these challenges while catering to sectors like vegetables, meats, and processed food. Health-conscious consumers demand eco-friendly alternatives, making it crucial for companies to innovate and adapt to meet these evolving needs.

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Segment Overview 

This flexible packaging market report extensively covers market segmentation by

Material 1.1 Flexible plastic1.2 Flexible paper1.3 Flexible foilProduct 2.1 Pouches2.2 Bags2.3 Films and wraps2.4 OthersGeography 3.1 APAC3.2 North America3.3 Europe3.4 South America3.5 Middle East and Africa

1.1 Flexible plastic- The flexible packaging market is experiencing steady growth due to its numerous benefits, including lightweight, cost-effective, and protective properties. This market caters to various industries, such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods. Key players in this industry focus on innovation and sustainability, offering eco-friendly solutions and advanced packaging technologies. The market’s future looks promising with increasing demand for convenient and portable packaging options.

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Research Analysis

Flexible packaging is a dynamic industry that offers various solutions in the form of pouches, bags, sachets, roll stocks, wraps, and films for diverse product categories, including food and beverage and personal care. These packaging types provide excellent product protection, ease of transportation, and convenience. Flexible metal packaging and rigid metal packaging also have their unique advantages. The use of flexible packaging contributes to reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption compared to traditional packaging methods. The personal care sector is a significant consumer of flexible packaging, particularly in the form of sachets. Bioplastic, a sustainable alternative to traditional plastics, is gaining popularity in this market. Food shelf life and product wastage are crucial factors driving the demand for flexible packaging. Films and wraps help maintain the freshness of food and beverages, reducing wastage. Eco-friendly solutions, such as biodegradable and compostable packaging, are also gaining traction. Polyethylene is a commonly used material in flexible packaging due to its versatility and cost-effectiveness. However, other materials like polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene are also used depending on the specific application requirements. Overall, the flexible packaging market continues to evolve, offering innovative and sustainable solutions for various industries.

Market Research Overview

Flexible packaging is a dynamic and innovative industry that offers various solutions in the form of pouches, bags, sachets, roll stocks, wraps, and more, for diverse sectors including personal care, food and beverage, healthcare, and cosmetics. The raw materials used in flexible packaging include metal, plastic, and paper, with assumptions about future trends leaning towards eco-friendly solutions and sustainable packaging. Brands are increasingly focusing on reducing their carbon footprint and adhering to the Paris Agreement by using lightweight packaging solutions and bioplastics. Hygiene awareness and smart packaging are key trends, with formats and designs incorporating inventory management, product tracking, and intelligent storage. The personal care sector, including healthcare products and cosmetic items, is a significant market for flexible packaging, with formats ranging from stand-up pouches to films and wraps. The production volume for flexible packaging is projected to reach millions of tonnes, with a focus on reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption. Flexible metal packaging and rigid metal packaging have their unique applications, with flexible metal packaging offering advantages in terms of product protection and ease of transportation. The food industry, including baked goods, snack foods, and beverages, is a major consumer of flexible packaging due to its convenience, resealability, and ability to extend product shelf life, thereby reducing food wastage. Eco-friendly solutions, such as natural colors and recycling, are becoming increasingly important considerations in the industry, with environmental concerns surrounding plastic contamination, marine life, and ecosystems driving the need for sustainable practices. Kraft paper mills and the e-commerce sector are also significant markets for flexible packaging.

Table of Contents:

1 Executive Summary
2 Market Landscape
3 Market Sizing
4 Historic Market Size
5 Five Forces Analysis
6 Market Segmentation

MaterialFlexible PlasticFlexible PaperFlexible FoilProductPouchesBagsFilms And WrapsOthersGeographyAPACNorth AmericaEuropeSouth AmericaMiddle East And Africa

7 Customer Landscape
8 Geographic Landscape
9 Drivers, Challenges, and Trends
10 Company Landscape
11 Company Analysis
12 Appendix

About Technavio

Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions.

With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios.

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tKash Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Major Milestones and Exciting Promotions

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Achieving 100,000 Registrations, International Reach, and Celebratory Promotions Highlight tKash’s Remarkable First Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — tKash, a pioneering financial services app, is celebrating its first anniversary with notable achievements and exciting promotions. Launched with a vision to simplify financial transactions, tKash has reached impressive milestones, including 100,000 registrations and up to 10,000 daily active users.

Since its inception, tKash has been dedicated to providing seamless and secure financial services. The app has enabled users to transfer up to RM 1 million across borders, offering peace of mind with its reliable and efficient service. In addition to money transfers, tKash provides convenient currency exchange services for up to 10 countries’ currencies, including Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar.

One of the standout features of tKash is its Live FC (foreign currency) Rates, which allows users to track currency fluctuations in real time, ensuring they make informed decisions when exchanging currencies.

The company’s growth and success have not gone unnoticed. tKash proudly featured its video on the iconic New York Times Square billboard and displayed billboards in Kuala Lumpur, enhancing its brand visibility on an international scale. Influencers from countries such as Thailand have shared positive reviews on social media, further boosting tKash’s presence on social media.

To celebrate its first anniversary, tKash is running a special promotion where users who refer their friends have the chance to share in a RM100,000 prize pool, making it even more rewarding to engage with the app. The company continues to innovate, with regular updates to its app, which are available for download on both the PlayStore and AppStore. In January 2024, tKash launched its official website, providing users another platform to access its services.

In just one year, tKash has proven to be a game-changer in the financial services industry, making everyday transactions smoother and more accessible. With its tech-savvy team and commitment to customer satisfaction, tKash is poised for continued growth and success.

tKash is a leading financial services app committed to making financial transactions easier and more accessible. With secure money transfers, real-time currency exchange rates, and a user-friendly interface, tKash transforms how people manage their finances. For more information, visit tKash.co.

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Saronic Raises $175 Million in Series B Funding, Valuing Company at $1 Billion

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Funding will accelerate Saronic’s growth and further scale production of its autonomous surface vessels for the U.S. Navy and its allies

AUSTIN, Texas, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Saronic, a defense technology leader that designs and manufactures autonomous surface vessels (ASVs), today announced a $175 million Series B raise placing the company’s valuation at $1 billion. The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from both new and existing investors, including 8VC, Caffeinated Capital, Elad Gil, and NightDragon, among others.

Saronic is redefining maritime superiority for the U.S. Navy and its allies by delivering the most effective and advanced ASVs at the speed and scale needed to meet the rapidly growing needs of the Joint Force. Saronic’s ASVs are designed to serve as a force multiplier for the existing Fleet, working alongside manned systems to allow naval forces to go farther and do more with less risk to life and mission. 

“We are creating an entirely new capability for the maritime domain, one that delivers naval power without the costs and delays of a shipyard,” said Saronic CEO Dino Mavrookas. “As the future of naval warfare will rely on manned and unmanned teaming, we must build solutions that easily integrate into the existing fleet and can be produced at scale to meet any emerging threat. We are grateful to our investment partners who believe so strongly in Saronic’s ability to meet that need.”

Saronic’s investor group is composed of firms committed to ensuring that the U.S. military maintains its decisive advantage in the face of an increasingly complex and competitive global threat landscape through the integration of advanced technology and innovative capabilities that truly meet the needs of the warfighter. 

“Our nation’s future depends on us continuing to build and deploy the best, most innovative technology” said Katherine Boyle, General Partner at a16z. “Saronic is developing the solutions we need to protect the warfighter and stay ahead of our adversaries, and we are proud to support their continued growth.”

This new investment will accelerate Saronic’s growth both domestically and internationally. At home, it will allow further expansion of Saronic’s in-house manufacturing capabilities and enable increased production of all its ASV models. Additionally, it will advance the research and development of new autonomous capabilities for naval and maritime forces, including increased technology and payload integration with government and commercial partners. Internationally, this investment will support Saronic’s expansion to more fully serve U.S. allies and partners in key markets.

“To deter China and other adversaries, the United States and our allies must bring intelligent, autonomous new capabilities to naval warfare,” said Alex Moore, Partner at 8VC. “Saronic delivers these capabilities on a relevant scale and timeline, and has enlisted the top engineers and operators in the industry.”

Saronic’s family of ASVs includes Spyglass (6′), Cutlass (14′) and Corsair, its largest model, which is currently in development and testing. Each vessel features integrated autonomous capabilities to meet a customer’s specific requirements and can carry diverse payloads in communication- and GPS-denied environments. Through the vertical integration of hardware and software as well as the use of a Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA), Saronic’s ASVs deliver greater interoperability at a price point that makes them attritable. Having a cost-effective capability that can be deployed without putting human operators in harm’s way increases the survivability of the fleet and enables commanders to engage in situations where the risk is too high to deploy a traditional manned system.

For more information about Saronic, please visit: https://www.saronic.com.  

Media Contact: Press@saronic.com 

 

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Summit-Friendship Solar Village Receives Reuters’ Global Energy Transition Awards 2024

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SINGAPORE, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The ‘Summit-Friendship Solar Village’ project, located in Kabilpur within the Gaibandha district of Bangladesh, has received the prestigious Reuters’ Global Energy Transition Awards 2024 under the ‘Projects of Impact’ category in New York, USA on 25th June 2024. Among 500 entries this year from around the globe, this project was nominated for its concrete results in terms of improved energy affordability, and compensation for losses to improve local resilience for climate change.

This 57.6 kW scalable solar microgrid now benefits the 3,000 inhabitants of Kabilpur, Gaibandha. Kabilpur itself is a char—a remote sedimentary landmass found within a river—but finds itself ideally placed to act as hub for neighbouring chars within the Jamuna River, upon which it is situated.

“Summit wants to serve 100% of Bangladesh with infrastructure such as electricity and communication. Most chars fall outside the national grid. I believe these chars, like the rest of Bangladesh, deserve electricity. The award-winning NGO, Friendship, has done wonders. It’s a privilege to provide solar energy to the 3,000 people of Kabilpur Char in association with Friendship,” remarked Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman of Summit Power International.

“Anyone who has seen the Jamuna River in its full might will understand that mainline power grids are not really possible here. On the other hand, this solar grid will provide income-generating opportunities and livelihoods, as well as opportunities for children’s education in order for hope and dignity to thrive. We want to thank Summit for its support,” said Runa Khan, the founder of Friendship.

The solar village plays an integral role in allowing people from these isolated communities to have access to “modern” amenities, and have longer operational hours for both business and commerce, alongside academics and home use. Additionally, renewable solar energy also equates to less reliance on traditional kerosene lamps, which burn fossil fuels with toxic consequences.

About Summit Power International 

Summit Group is the largest infrastructure conglomerate in Bangladesh. Summit Power International Ltd (SPI), headquartered in Singapore, is the largest Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Bangladesh reflecting 17% of Bangladesh’s total private installed capacity and 7% of nation’s total installed capacity. In addition, it owns and operates a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessel and supplies 500 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of regasified LNG to Bangladesh. In 2019, Summit’s FSRU received equity investment from Mitsubishi Corporation. In 2019, JERA Co., Inc. (JERA), had acquired a 22% stake in Summit Power International. Recently, it has proposed the development of the country’s third FSRU and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has provided in-principle approval of the proposal in mid-June 2023. Most notably, the Meghnaghat II, which is a dual-fuel CCGT GE H Class plant with gross capacity of 590 MW on LNG, achieved the commercial operation date milestone on 26 April 2024.

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