According to the 2017 global packaging trends report, Today's consumers are becoming health-conscious, and eco-friendly, driving the development and innovation in global packaging trends that satisfy consumers' desire for healthy, premium and sustainable products.
An enormous growth in demand for PET Bottle
In Latin American, North America, and Western Europe, Pet Bottles constitute 40%, 78.9%, 48% of top four pack types(flexible plastic, pet bottles, glass bottles, thin wall plastic cont.) at 9 billion, 15 billion, and 11 billion respectively from 2015 to 2020. The report predicts that bottled water is the category with the largest growth opportunity.
This health consciousness is also seen in yogurt and sour milk products packaged in thin-wall plastic containers, PET bottles, brick liquid cartons and shaped liquid cartons.
A growing need for portable Stand-up Pouches, Plastic pouches
An increase in stand-up pouches is due to consumers' on-the-go lifestyle which requires them to have snack products in small, portable packaging. The study indicates that Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Western Europe are the top three regions whose demands for flexible plastic is growing the fastest, at 50 %(92 billion),44%(12 billion), and 44%(12 billion). Similarly, Stand-up pouches in North America are one of the fastest growing packaging types for confectionery products, including nuts, seeds, mixes, and processed or dried fruit.