Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product (Stretch And Shrink Films, Bags And Sacks, Coatings, Bottles, Caps/closures, And Lids, Other), By End User (FMCG, Healthcare, Agriculture, Consumer Electronics, Other), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2019 To 2024

Published:  May 2021 Report Code: KSI061611153 Pages: 114

The global low-density polyethylene (LDPE) packaging market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.95% during the forecast period to grow to US$27.879 billion by 2023 from US$20.866 billion in 2017.  LDPE is prepared from gaseous ethylene under very high pressure and high temperature in the presence of oxide initiators which generate a polymer structure with both long and short branches. These branches prevent the molecules from being packed closely together in a hard, crystalline, and stiff arrangement making the LDPE flexible, strong, and resistant to certain chemicals. LDPE industry is expected to witness significant growth owing to the growing demand in the packaging industry for innovative, lightweight, and convenient packaging. Moreover, there is an increase in demand for Stretch and Shrink film packaging which will augment the demand for the LDPE packaging market. Although LDPE is one of the most commonly used polyethene, it faces the threat of substitution from LLDPE, HDPE, and ULDPE which will restrict the growth of the LDPE market during the forecast period.

By End Users

By end-users, the global LDPE market is segmented as FMCG, healthcare, agriculture, consumer electronics, and other industry. With the growth of the packaging industry for the use of edible and non-edible products, the demand for LDPE will rise as it is cost-effective, light-weight, and has good tensile strength. The use of LDPE packaging will rise further due to the demand in the cable industry for the insulation of wires as it is UV proof, chemical resistant, flexible, and durable. The growth of the stretch and shrink industry will further add to the demand of the LDPE packaging industry as it provides transparent, flexible, and strong packaging of products. Odourless LDPE bags are used by pharmaceutical companies to prevent their drugs from moisture for a longer duration. Moreover, LDPE is used in our day-to-day life in the form of trays, general-purpose containers, polyethene bags, juice boxes, etc.

By geography

Geographically, the global LDPE packaging market is segmented as North America, South America, the Middle East, and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Europe and the Asia Pacific regions accounted for a significant market share in 2016. Countries with large populations, such as India and China, present considerable market growth potential due to rising population and consumption spending. The growing use of lightweight and strong LDPE stretch and shrink films, and the continuous growth of the packaging industry are driving the growth of this industry worldwide.

Competitive Landscape

The global LDPE packaging market is highly competitive owing to the vast presence of well-diversified international, regional, and local players. Market growth, massive consumption, favourable government policies, and economic cost of production are some of the key factors attracting new players in film packaging which dominate the majority of the LDPE packaging market-enhancing the competitive rivalry. The competitive landscape details products, strategies, and investments being done by key companies to boost their market share.

Some of the major players discussed in this report are Amcor Limited, Bemis Company, Sealed Air, and Hipac Packaging Solutions among others.


The global LDPE packaging market has been segmented by product, end-user, and geography.


By product:

Stretch and shrink films

Bags and sacks



Caps/closures, and lids



By end user:




Consumer Electronics



By geography:

North America

South America

Middle East and Africa


Asia Pacific

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the size of the global low-density polyethylene (LDPE) packaging market?
A1. Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Packaging Market was valued at US$20.866 billion in 2017.

Q2. What will be the low-density polyethylene packaging market size by 2023?
A2. The low-density polyethylene (LDPE) packaging market is projected to reach a total market size of US$27.879 billion by 2023.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the low-density polyethylene (LDPE) packaging market?
A3. The global LDPE packaging market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.95% during the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the global LDPE packaging market growth?
A4. There is an increase in demand for Stretch and Shrink film packaging which will augment the demand for the LDPE packaging market.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the low-density polyethylene packaging market?
A5. Europe and the Asia Pacific regions accounted for a significant share of the global LDPE packaging market.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Scope of the Study
1.3. Currency
1.4. Assumptions
1.5. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Design
2.2. Secondary Sources
2.3. Validation
3. Key Findings of The Study
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Drivers
4.2. Restraints
4.3. Opportunities and Market Trends
4.4. Market Segmentation
4.5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.5.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.5.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.5.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.5.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.6. Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.7. Industry Regulations
4.8. Scenario Analysis
5. Global LDPE Packaging Market Forecast by Product (US$ billion)
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Stretch and shrink films
5.3. Bags and sacks
5.4. Coating
5.5. Bottles
5.6. Caps/closures, and lids
5.7. Other
6. Global LDPE Packaging Market Forecast by End User (US$ billion)
6.1. Introduction
6.2. FMCG
6.3. Healthcare
6.4. Agriculture
6.5. Consumer Electronics
6.6. Other
7. Global LDPE Packaging Market Forecast by Geography (US$ billion)
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.3. South America
7.4. Middle East and Africa
7.5. Europe
7.6. Asia Pacific
8. Competitive intelligence
8.1. Market Share Analysis
8.2. Strategies of Key Players
8.3. Recent Investments and Deals
9. Company profiles
9.1. Amcor Limited
9.1.1. Overview
9.1.2. Financials
9.1.3. Product and Services
9.1.4. Key Developments
9.2. Bemis Company, Inc.
9.2.1. Overview
9.2.2. Financials
9.2.3. Products and Services
9.2.4. Key Developments
9.3. Berry Global, Inc.
9.3.1. Overview
9.3.2. Financials
9.3.3. Products and Services
9.3.4. Key Developments
9.4. Hipac Packaging Solutions
9.4.1. Overview
9.4.2. Financials
9.4.3. Products and Services
9.4.4. Key Developments
9.5. Sealed Air 
9.5.1. Overview
9.5.2. Financials
9.5.3. Products and Services
9.5.4. Key Developments
9.6. Harwal Group of Companies
9.6.1. Overview
9.6.2. Financials
9.6.3. Products and Services
9.6.4. Key Developments
9.7. Strobel GmbH
9.7.1. Overview
9.7.2. Financials
9.7.3. Products and Services
9.7.4. Key Developments
9.8. R.V. Evans Company
9.8.1. Overview
9.8.2. Financials
9.8.3. Products and Services
9.8.4. Key Developments
9.9. Blueridge Films, Inc.
9.9.1. Overview
9.9.2. Financials
9.9.3. Products and Services
9.9.4. Key Developments
9.10. Huhtamaki Group
9.10.1. Overview
9.10.2. Financials
9.10.3. Products and Services
9.10.4. Key Developments
List of tables
List of figures
Amcor Limited
Bemis Company, Inc.
Hipac Packaging Solutions
Sealed Air
Harwal Group of Companies
Strobel GmbH
R.V. Evans Company
Blueridge Films, Inc.
Huhtamaki Group


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