The pouches market is valued at USD 40,686.3 million in 2021 and is poised to grow at a significant CAGR of 5.0% over 2022–2028. Innovative flexible packaging will incorporate speciality closures or distinctively shaped pouches to draw customers or improve dispensing efficiency. Pouches are not only the most popular type of flexible packaging, but they are also expected to increase at the fastest rate due to their widespread end-use in the worldwide food sector. Convenient packaging solutions are now required due to changing lifestyles. Consumers are more aware of subpar made or overly packed goods since sustainable packaging continues to take centre stage in the business. Consumers are also interested in technological advancements like pop-up straws, one-way dispensers, and fitments. These kinds of closures are still being developed by manufacturers for use with flexible packaging materials. Today’s opening treatments, fitments, and closures include linear tear qualities, recloseable zippers that don’t require tearing the pouch header, and screw-on spouts for liquid pouches. Brand owners are adjusting to this much larger range of options. As pouch qualities and manufacturing technology advance, production prices will continue to fall, making pouches more affordable and competitive with other packaging options like cartons and cans. A rise in press-to-close zippers and inventive reclosability with snap-to-seal caps and fitments is also observed by manufacturers. These kinds of closures enable users to open and close things for reuse while extending the shelf life of the products.
Recent Market Developments:
In Sept 2020, Amcor plc developed flexible retort pouches using its AmLite HeatFlex Recyclable product.