Global Food Blister Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Compartment, Slide, Wallet), By Material (PVC, PVDC, PP, Others), By Technology (Cold-Form, Thermoformed), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Dec 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061612905
  • Pages : 123

The global food blister packaging market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.90% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$3,427.583 million in 2027 from US$2,452.175 million in 2020.

Market Overview:

Blister packages, which display your products and also make them simple to reach, dispense, and use, use a thermoformed plastic sheet with a paper, cardboard, or foil covering. By integrating cutting-edge packaging technologies like thermoforming and cold forming, top manufacturers who compete in the global blister packaging market continuously improve the blister packaging format. Additionally, it is anticipated that the need for blister packaging with high barrier film for superior air, moisture, and light resistance will increase in the future, which will further fuel the expansion of the blister packaging manufacturers. The rapid industrialization of developing countries and the increased demand for packaged meat and fruit products are expected to propel market expansion.

Growth Factors:

An alternative material for packaging

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a low-cost thermoplastic that has a wide range of uses. It has great impact strength, good dimensional stability, is oxygen permeable, and functions as a barrier to oil and grease. It can be either stiff or flexible. PVC is used to make blister packaging for gum or breath mints, as well as tubing for food and beverage applications. Brands are exploring alternatives as the price per pound of PVC rises due to extraordinary demand. Prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are at or very close to records worldwide. The China suspension-PVC (S-PVC) pipe ex-works pricing hit a record 14,900 yuan/t in October 2021 (Source: Argus Media). PVC has been the preferred material for blister packaging for many years, mainly because to its affordability and toughness. However, today there are several additional PVC blister alternatives that provide the same safeguards.

Sonoco, United States had suggested strong substitutes for the conventional PVC blister including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET). PET and RPET, which are frequently used for soda bottles, are renowned for their durability and transparency, making it simple for customers to see what is included inside the package. PET and RPET are good choices for brands with strong environmental goals because they are readily recyclable. The majority of recycling programs in North America accept products with the no. 1 recycling designation, which is typically found on PET products. This will help the market to grow sustainably.

Hygiene concerns increasing demand

Since the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns, people have been stress-baking to combat the pandemic blues. The new "home-bakers" persisted, but the sector did not have it easy. They began employing blister packs in order to continue operating under stringent contact and hygiene standards. Head of Mio Amore, Switz Food said that blister packs were used to prevent direct physical contact with the food and modified atmospheric packaging was used to package bread-based items to maintain the freshness of the filling even when they were selling from their stores.

Key Developments:

  • September 2020:  Amcor creates the world's first recyclable flexible retort packaging. High-performance packaging for consumer goods including ready meals, precooked soups, infant foods, and wet pet food will be recyclable thanks to a breakthrough in barrier technology, further reducing the environmental impact of packaging by up to 60%. Cyclos-HTP independently evaluated the new pouch and found it to be recyclable. Currently, it works with collection systems in Germany, Austria, Italy, Norway, and the Netherlands. However, more countries are likely to join the list as programs to increase their plastic recycling streams get launched in more countries.
  • January 2020: Amcor announced a partnership with Moda vacuum packaging solutions in North America and Latin America. Producers can increase operational efficiencies and create overall cost savings by integrating Moda's system with Amcor's shrink bag and roll stock film for meat and cheese. High-performance Moda packaging solutions have been designed to withstand the rigors of harsh environments, boost productivity, and deliver cost savings in terms of energy, labor, and the total cost of the package. The line of Moda systems, which have undergone extensive testing, also offers better ergonomics, product flow, and food safety.

COVID-19 Impact on the Food Blister Packaging Market

Getting food and other necessities safely to consumers is one of the industries that is being impacted more and more as the coronavirus pandemic spreads and its humanitarian impact grows. The packaging industry's major segment of activity is food packaging. As the epidemic closes down restaurants and other food-service facilities, demand is anticipated to change substantially in the food sector. As a result, consumers keep switching to supermarket shopping, which will increase demand for packaging. This trend has been compounded by consumers' desires to hoard and their frantic purchasing of food, beverages, and home-care essentials.

Global Food Blister Packaging Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$2,452.175 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$3,427.583 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.90% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Type, Material, Technology, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Amcor Inc., DOW Inc., Sonoco Products Company, Constantia Flexibles, Honeywell International Inc., Westrock Company, Techni Plex, Abhinav Enterprises, Vichare Brothers & Co
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Compartment
    • Slide
    • Wallet
  • By Material
    • PVC
    • PVDC
    • PP
    • Others
  • By Technology
    • Cold-Form
    • Thermoformed
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil 
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global food blister packaging market is expected to reach a market size of US$3,427.583 million by 2027.
Food Blister Packaging Market was valued at US$2,452.175 million in 2020.
The food blister packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.90% over the forecast period.
The food blister packaging market has been segmented by type, material, technology, and geography.
The rapid industrialization of developing countries and the increased demand for packaged meat and fruit products are expected to propel the food blister packaging market expansion.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Compartment

5.3. Slide

5.4. Wallet


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Plastic

6.2.1. PVC

6.2.2. PET

6.2.3. PCTFE

6.2.4. Others

6.3. Paper and paperboard

6.4. Aluminum


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Cold-Form

7.3. Thermoformed


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. UK

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Italy

8.4.5. Spain

8.4.6. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Isreal

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Taiwan 

8.6.8. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Amcor Inc. 

10.2. DOW Inc. 

10.3. Sonoco Products Company

10.4. Constantia Flexibles

10.5. Honeywell International Inc. 

10.6. Westrock Company

10.7. Techni Plex

10.8. Abhinav Enterprises 

10.9. Vichare Brothers & Co

Amcor Inc.

DOW Inc.

Sonoco Products Company

Constantia Flexibles

Honeywell International Inc.

Westrock Company

Techni Plex

Abhinav Enterprises 

Vichare Brothers & Co