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    Plastic Jars market report transcript

    Plastic Jars Global Market Outlook:

    Market Overview

    $16-17 billion (2023E) 

    Expected to grow at a CAGR of 3–4 percent to $18–19 billion by 2026.

    • The global plastic jars market was valued at $16-19 billion in 2023E, and it is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 3–4 percent to reach around $18–19 billion by 2026, mainly driven by the growing consumption in food and cosmetics

    • The APAC market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 7–8 percent during the five-year period until 2026. The North American and Western European markets are matured and expected to grow at 1–2 percent, which is driven by personal care and food segments

    • Innovation and technical advancements in injection-molded plastic jars manufacturing process will facilitate a consequent increase in the production of such jars

    Key trends in Plastic Jars

    Small-Sized Jars

    • Smaller pack sizes are gaining preference over the conventional large size packs owing to the increasing trend towards easy to carry pocket sized cosmetics

    • Smaller size packages are increasingly preferred for the reasons like affordability and can be consumed before the expiration date  

    • Small size packages relatively have a better shelf appeal compare to large size packages particularly in personal care and premium cosmetics segments where aesthetics plays a vital role

    Sustainable Solution

    • With an increased focus towards environmental protection and sustainability by most of the CPG brand owners are expected to alter plastic jars significantly. PCR content is likely to be used in higher proportions. Most of the large Cosmetic brand owners are expected to innovate Plant/bio based resins

    • Green regulations and guidelines might come in to effect in plastic packaging. A surge in demand might also be followed by a considerable price increase in these sustainable solutions

    • Other efforts include development of labels and printing inks that are more compatible with recycling

    Light Weight Jars

    • Light weight plastic jars/containers weigh 8-12 grams lesser as they contain 25% less plastic than the regular plastic jars.

    • This helps in saving costs on raw materials and also reduces the logistics cost and carbon footprint per jars.


    • The anti-counterfeit packaging market size is set to grow from $110 Billion in 2023E to reach $180 Billion by 2035 at CAGR of 13–14 percent

    • Counterfeit products are formulated and developed with inferior ingredients, which results in risk of brand reputation and consumer safety

    • Hologram authentication, RFID are some of the anti counterfeiting features introduced in the cosmetic market and the trend is being picked up by other segments, such as food and personal care also


    • Multi pack is gaining popularity in the cosmetic packaging segments. This is due to the various reasons such as better shelf appeal, requires minimum storage space, etc.

    • Multi packs are also convenient for consumers in having multiple product choices, like Lipstick, Lip liner, Lip balm in one bundled package

    • Multi packs are highly customizable with options, like aqueous coating, gloss or matte finishing, spot UV, etc.

    Multi Layered Jars

    • There is an increased preference of multilayered plastic jars in personal care and Cosmetics industry, owing to the better light and gas barrier properties which result in enhanced shelf life and better rigidity

    • Bi-Injection and Co-injection technology can help incorporate multiple layers of polymers, which can ensure best barrier coating and improved product life

    • Multilayered PET containers are gradually replacing HDPE & PP on grounds of being more durable, transparent and superior barrier properties

    Market Drivers and Constraints for Plastic Jars

    Increased disposable spending and growing population will continue to drive the plastic jars market. The rising demand from end users and the increasing preference for plastic jars are expected to sustain the growth of the industry.


    Demographic factors

    • Population growth, increased spend power of the lower middle classes in the emerging regions, increase in life expectancy (71.4 years), and an increase of people living in urban areas contribute to increase in demand for consumer care products, which, in turn, fuel demand for plastic jars

    End-user Demand

    • Beverages account for 45–50 percent of the market, beauty care (10–15 percent) and home care (6–12 percent) segments account for the steady growth demand of HDPE jars

    Growing Demand in Emerging Markets

    • Increasing middle class segment has initiated increased the consumption of FMCG and F&B products, owing to the rise in consumption, apparently driving the packaging market as well

    • The APAC is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7–8 percent from 2023 to 2026, driven by the demand from cosmetics and food segments


    Alternative Packaging Solutions

    • New packaging options, like borosilicate glass and flexible packaging options, like pouches and tetra packs, could be potential substitutes for HDPE jars in the future

    Process Complexity

    • To control counterfeiting, packaging has to undergo process change to manufacturing industry standard packaging options, which increases cost and creates design challenges as well

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