Tube Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Material (Plastic, Paper, Aluminum, Others), By Type Of Packages (Squeeze, Twist, Cartridges, Stick, Others), By Application (Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food, Homecare, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Dec 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615644
  • Pages : 155

The tube packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.92% from US$9.309 billion in 2021 to US$13.032 billion in 2028.

Several factors affect the size of the tube packaging market.

These include the expansion and demand within the sectors, customer preferences for practical and appealing packaging, legal standards for product safety and labelling, improvements in manufacturing technology, and the acceptance of environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging options.

Food makers and customers may profit from tube packaging in several ways such as effective defense against pollutants including oxygen and microorganisms. It keeps food fresh and flavorful while preventing spoiling and is advantageous for producers and customers since it is simple to store and move.

Growing popularity of eco-friendly and sustainable packaging  

Growing environmental consciousness has increased the need for eco-friendly and sustainable packaging solutions. Recyclable tubes, including those made of aluminium or bio-based polymers, are becoming more and more popular since they have less of an impact on the environment than conventional packaging materials.

According to a recent global research study carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of WWF, the popularity of searches for sustainable items has increased by an incredible 71% over the last five years.

Sustainable packaging includes a variety of techniques, such as using eco-friendly materials and maximizing the size of the box. Although the use of sustainable packaging may initially result in a cost rise in some circumstances, the long-term advantages and cost savings are of utmost significance. With the growing environmental concerns and consumer demand for eco-friendly alternatives, India's market for sustainable packaging has expanded dramatically.

Alternatives to petroleum-based plastics that are sustainable, environmentally benign, and bio-based include biopolymers made from food waste are being used for tubes.  According to MOFPI, by 2024, PHA's worldwide market size is projected to increase from USD 57 million in 2019 to USD 98 million.

In the Asia Pacific tube packaging market, India is anticipated to grow

Emerging economies such as India are expected to witness an upward trend in tube packaging applications. This is due to rapid Industrialization coupled with urbanization in several Indian states. Moreover, the expansion of the consumer goods industry in the country in addition to the rising population and increasing disposable income provides further impetus to market growth. For instance- in 2023, as per the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, India overtook China in terms of population and became the world’s most populous country.

Furthermore, the changing consumer lifestyle mainly driven by the demand for products such as cosmetics, and personal care goods is anticipated to have a positive impact. As per estimates from ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), the personal care sector in India is expected to reach around US$20 billion by the year 2025. This highlights favourable prospects for growth and expansion in the application of tube packaging for several products such as lotion, gels, and scrubs among others.

Moreover, partnerships and collaborations among the key players are expected to boost revenue prospects for the tube packaging market till the forecast period. For instance- In 2021, Essel Propack Limited announced its partnership with Colgate-Palmolive India, one of the prominent oral care brands. This is anticipated to promote sustainability in the tube packaging sector with the larger production of recyclable platina toothpaste tubes in India.

Market Key Developments

  • May 2023, the first paperboard tube with a fiber-based closure was created by Stora Enso, Blue Ocean Closures, and AISA.  Brand owner boosts the proportion of renewable material in their packaging by using this brand-new, cutting-edge wood fiber innovation.
  • May 2021, for the first time in the dental care market, Albéa created a new PE cap for a wholly mono-material package that is suitable for recycling. This cap expands Albéa's selection of single-material tube solutions, moving one step closer to the company’s goal of making all tube packaging recyclable by 2025.
  • March 2023, Hoffmann Neopac, a leading developer of premium packaging and dosing solutions for the pharma, cosmetics, and oral care industries, unveiled the PaperX Tubeseries, which makes use of fiber-based lamination to significantly reduce both the use of plastic materials and the carbon footprint overall. The next-generation eco-friendly tubes are perfect for organic and natural personal care and cosmetic products since they use 46% less plastic than traditional tubes, which reduces CO2 emissions by 24%.
  • November 2021, in keeping with the company’s philosophy of using sustainability as the inspiration for inventions, UFlex created an eco-friendly tube packaging for various purposes that is available in several sizes. The idea behind UFlex's paper-based tube packaging, KRAFTIKA, was to reduce the usage of plastics at the source itself to lessen the total environmental effect that a typical tube has. In KRAFTIKA, virgin kraft paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is used in place of plastic to reduce tube weight by up to 45%. 
  • March 2023, at Cosmoprof Worldwide in Bologna, Italy, the leading global flexible packaging and solutions provider in India, UFlex Ltd., displayed specialized packaging options and tubes with cutting-edge and environmentally friendly packaging structures for companies in the beauty and cosmetics sector.
  • November 2021, Vicco Labs, a well-known brand partner, underwent a significant conversion to 100% recyclable packaging, EPL revealed. Together, Vicco Labs and EPL have developed recyclable Platina tubes for Vicco's "Turmeric" line of goods. The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), USA has certified Platina 250, 300, and 350 Lamitubes as meeting or exceeding the demanding APR HDPE essential guiding criteria on recyclability.
  • February 2022, in the United States, Colgate® introduced their revolutionary recyclable toothpaste tube with "Recycle Me!" packaging.  High-density polyethylene (HDPE), the same No. 2 plastic used for milk and detergent bottles, is utilized to make Colgate-Palmolive's tube, which is the first to be acknowledged as recyclable by external recycling agencies.

Tube Packaging Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$9.309 billion
Market Size Value in 2028 US$13.032 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.92% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Material, Type of packages, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Berry Global Inc., Amcor Plc, CCL Industries, EPL Limited, Hoffmann Neopac AG, Huhtamaki, Montebello, VisiPak, Unette, Romaco Group
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Material
    • Plastic
    • Paper
    • Aluminum
    • Others
  • By Type of Packages
    • Squeeze
    • Twist
    • Cartridges
    • Stick
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Heathcare & Pharmaceutical
    • Cosmetics & Toiletries
    • Food
    • Homecare
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Tube Packaging Market was valued at US$9.309 billion in 2021.
The tube packaging market is expected to reach a total market size of US$13.032 billion by 2028.
The global tube packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.92% over the forecast period.
Consumer’s preference for easy-to-use, portable, and convenient packaging solutions has fueled the tube packaging market growth.
Asia Pacific is expected to hold a significant share of the tube packaging market due to factors such as rapid industrialization, urbanization, and the expanding consumer goods industry in countries like China and India.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

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. Plastic

5.3. Paper

5.4. Aluminum

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Squeeze

6.3. Twist

6.4. Cartridges

6.5. Stick

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Heathcare & Pharmaceutical

7.3. Cosmetics & Toiletries

7.4. Food

7.5. Homecare

7.6. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. By Material

8.2.2. By Type of Packages

8.2.3. By Application

8.2.4. By Country United States Canada Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. By Material

8.3.2. By Type of Packages

8.3.3. By Application

8.3.4. By Country Brazil Argentina Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. By Material

8.4.2. By Type of Packages

8.4.3. By Application

8.4.4. By Country United Kingdom Germany France Italy Spain Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. By Material

8.5.2. By Type of Packages

8.5.3. By Application

8.5.4. By Country Saudi Arabia UAE Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. By Material

8.6.2. By Type of Packages

8.6.3. By Application

8.6.4. By Country Japan China India South Korea Taiwan Thailand Indonesia Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. Berry Global Inc.

10.2. Amcor Plc

10.3. CCL Industries

10.4. EPL Limited

10.5. Hoffmann Neopac AG

10.6. Huhtamaki (Huhtamaki Oyj)

10.7. Montebello (Crown Paper Group)

10.8. VisiPak (Sinclair & Rish, Inc.)

10.9. Unette(Praxis Packaging)

10.10. Romaco Group(Truking Group)

Berry Global Inc.

Amcor Plc

CCL Industries

EPL Limited

Hoffmann Neopac AG

Huhtamaki (Huhtamaki Oyj)

Montebello (Crown Paper Group)

VisiPak (Sinclair & Rish, Inc.)

Unette(Praxis Packaging)

Romaco Group (Truking Group)