Key trends shaping global high-barrier pouches market
Smithers Pira has identified key trends driving the market for global high-barrier pouches. Food markets (retort and non-retort) are forecast to show the highest growth rates during the period 2015–20. High-barrier pouch demand is being driven by several factors including the ability to incorporate value-added features such as resealable zippers and sliders, spouts and handles. Technology improvements such as faster machinery speeds and reduced heating times in retort applications are also playing a role. Finally, there are ongoing improvements in materials such as higher barrier film substrates and coatings with increased heat tolerance and strength (News Item Smithers Pira, 11 December 2015).
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