Clamshell packaging is a rigid plastic polymer or clear plastic material packaging solution that is used for protection and display of products. Clamshell packaging finds application across various end-use industries including food, consumer electronics, healthcare, personal care, and industrial goods. This type of packaging provides 360-degree visibility of the product to attract consumers along with offering protection from external environmental factors.
The global clamshell packaging market is estimated to be valued at US$ 11.10 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Clamshell packaging finds widespread application in the consumer goods segment for products such as electronic goods, toys, perfumes, household goods, food items, pharmaceuticals, and others. The growing e-commerce industry has boosted the demand for attractive and secure clamshell packaging solutions for product branding and safe delivery.
The (Clamshell Packaging Market) is expected to be flourished by the growing e-commerce industry. The expanding online shopping platforms have fueled the demand for robust yet attractive clamshell packaging solutions to drive product visibility and maintain product quality during logistics & transportation. Moreover, the increased consumer spending on packaged food & beverages and personal care products has also augmented the sales of clamshell packaging worldwide. These rigid plastic polymer packs offer 360-degree graphic visibility along with tamper evidence to attract more customers and retain brand loyalty. Additionally, the rising adoption of anti-counterfeiting technologies such as RFID in clamshell packaging provides authenticity and prevents product duplication, which drives the market growth.
The global clamshell packaging market is segmented into product type and application. Based on product type, the market is segmented into less than 150cc, 150-500 cc, 500-1000 cc, and more than 1000 cc. Among these, the 150-500 cc sub-segment dominates the market presently. This is because this packaging format is suitable for a wide range of consumer products that require secure and tight packaging for distribution and sale.
- Political: There are no significant political risks impacting the clamshell packaging market globally. Environmental regulations on plastic packaging is a minor risk.
- Economic: The stable economic growth globally has increased consumer spending power, driving demand from various end-use industries like food and pharmaceuticals for attractive packaging.
- Social: Growing middle-class population and urbanization has increased demand for conveniently packed consumer goods. Clamshell packaging provides easy visibility and accessibility of products on retail shelves.
- Technological: Advances in automation has made clamshell packaging production more efficient. Design innovations allow developing packaging solutions customized for specific products and brand promotions.
The global clamshell packaging market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. The global clamshell packaging market is estimated to be valued at US$ 11.10 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
North America region dominates currently due to presence of major end-use industries and key players in the region. The clamshell packaging market in North America region is expected to grow at a fastest pace during the forecast period. This is owing to rising demand from food, pharmaceutical and retail industries in countries like US and Canada. Key players are investing in automated equipment to gain higher market share in the region.
Key players operating in the clamshell packaging market are Berry Global, Dow Chemical Company, Amcor, Sonoco Products Company, Constantia Flexibles, Blisterpak, Uflex, Placon, Dordan Manufacturing, Pactiv, Fabri-Kal, Lacerta Group, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, sG Packaging, Display Pack, Aikpak Plastic Forming, Universal Plastics Corporation, VisiPak, Walter Drake. These players are focusing on expanding their product portfolio through development of customized and innovative packaging solutions.