Barrier Materials Market Overview
The Barrier Materials Market size is estimated to reach US$2.8 billion by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Barrier materials are multilayer combinations of plastics or coatings, designed to decrease water and gas diffusion into or out of the flexible or rigid package. The growing automotive sector is driving the barrier materials market growth as such materials are utilized in multi-layer fuel lines and tanks owing to their excellent barrier characteristic to aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. Moreover, the increasing requirement for barrier materials such as glass, aluminum, polyolefins and others, as a protecting material of cosmetic & personal care products against microbiological and environmental deterioration in the cosmetic & personal care industry, is anticipated to upsurge the growth of the barrier materials industry during the forecast period. The global economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a huge drop in automotive, cosmetics & personal care and other end-use industries all across the world, which had a significant impact on the growth of the Barrier Materials market size.
Barrier Materials Market Report Coverage
The “Barrier Materials Market Report – Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Barrier Materials industry.
By Product Type: Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC), Ethylene Vinyl
Alcohol (EVOH), Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN) and Others.
By Application: Cosmetics, Oils, Microorganisms, Multi-Layer Fuel Lines, Tanks, Agrochemical (Insecticides, Pesticides, Microbiocides and Others), Drugs, Biotech and Others.
By End-use Industry: Automotive (Passenger Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles and Heavy Commercial Vehicle), Food & Beverages (Confectionery, Meat/Poultry, Dairy, Condiments and Others), Cosmetic & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, Agriculture and Others.
By Geography: North America (the USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Rest of South America) and the Rest of the World (the Middle East and Africa).
- The Asia-Pacific region dominates the Barrier Materials market due to the rising growth in the pharmaceutical & healthcare industry. In China, by 2030, the size of the pharmaceuticals & healthcare industry is expected to reach 16 trillion RMB (US$2.3 Million), according to the staff research report on the "US-China Economic and Security Review Commission".
- Rapidly rising demand for Barrier Materials in the automotive industry for noise and vibration control, to provide sound insulation and for other applications, has driven the growth of the Barrier Materials market.
- The increasing demand for Barrier Materials in the cosmetics & personal care sector, due to its usage in the protection of cosmetic & personal care products against microbiological deterioration, has been a critical factor driving the growth of the Barrier Materials market in the upcoming years.
- However, the instability of Barrier Materials in a varying atmosphere can hinder the growth of the Barrier Materials market.
Figure: Barrier Materials Market Revenue Share by Geography, 2021 (%)
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Barrier Materials Market Segment Analysis – by Product Type
The polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) segment held the largest Barrier Materials market share in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) is one of the best barrier materials and is a highly efficient barrier coating polymer. It is manufactured by the polymerization of vinylidene chloride (VDC) monomer with other monomers such as unsaturated carboxyl groups and acrylic esters. The chemistry and symmetry of the molecules in polyvinylidene chloride provide the material its good barrier characteristics against vapor, fat and gases, as compared to other product types such as ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) and others. Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) is extensively utilized in various end-use industries, such as food & beverage, pharmaceutical & healthcare, cosmetic & personal care, agriculture and others. Thus, all these exhibit characteristics of polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) make it a preferred choice over the other product types of Barrier Materials that are driving its segmental growth.
Barrier Materials Market Segment Analysis – by End-use Industry
The food & beverages industry held the largest Barrier Materials Market share in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Barrier materials are extensively utilized for protecting foods and drinks from physical, chemical and microbiological deterioration. It is needed to preserve the flavor and nature of the packaged food item and offer a longer shelf life and good safety for foods and beverages by protecting the damage of the product from microbes, light and oxygen. In May 2021, Bunge Loders Croklaan, invested more than EUR 300 million (US$346.5 million) to build a new sustainable food processing facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which is estimated to be completed by the end of 2024. Additionally, in 2021, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Nature Bio Foods BV (NBF BV) launched its organic food processing plant, for providing organic food ingredients to customers in the country. Thus, the growing food & beverages industry would require more barrier materials for protecting food and beverages from external influences, which would drive the Barrier Materials market growth during the forecast period.
Barrier Materials Market Segment Analysis – by Geography
Asia-Pacific region held the largest Barrier Materials market share of up to 42% in 2021. It is due to the increasing requirement for barrier materials in developing countries such as China, Japan, India and South Korea. South Korea is expected to continue its dominance in the barrier materials market during the forecast period, as these materials such as glass, aluminum, polyolefins and others are utilized as thermal barrier materials, air barrier materials, noise barrier materials and in other applications. The food & beverages market of South Korea is expected to reach US$99.28 billion by 2024, witnessing a CAGR of 3.9%, according to the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea. Moreover, in February 2022, TH Group commenced the development of the Thai Binh food processing factory in the northern province of Thai Binh's Quynh Phu district in Vietnam. The overall cost of the project reached up to VND620 billion (US$27 million) and aimed at producing fresh, clean and completely natural food products. This is due to the growth of the food & beverages industry in the country. Such growing food & beverages industry in the APAC countries is anticipated to increase the demand for barrier materials for preventing food and beverages products from getting spoiled and are proving to be a market booster for the Barrier Materials market size in this region.
Barrier Materials Market Drivers
Increasing Automotive Industry:
In the automotive industry, Barrier Materials are utilized in vibration control, mechanical damping, providing sound insulation or increasing sound absorption. Barrier materials have applications in multi-layer fuel lines and tanks because of their good barrier characteristic to aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. These barrier materials are important to reduce environmental fuel emissions and adopt fast-changing international regulations. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), in 2021, 79.1 million motor vehicles were produced around the world, an increase of 1.3% compared to 2020. Also, according to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), in the USA, the production of motor vehicles increased from 6,239,401 units in 2020 to 6,857,182 units in 2021. Moreover, in Austria, motor vehicle production increased from 86,300 units in 2020 to 92,000 units in 2021. With the increasing production of automobiles, it is estimated that the requirement for barrier materials in the automotive industry would rise in the upcoming years. This would boost the growth of the Barrier Materials industry.
Growing Cosmetic & Personal Care Industry:
In the cosmetic & personal care industry, Barrier Materials such as glass, aluminum, polyolefins and others are utilized. It is used to protect cosmetic & personal care products against microbiological deterioration during their lifespans by building an antimicrobial barrier. A moisturizing cream jar contains a barrier film between the jar and lid. This prevents the product from moisture, air and other external disturbances. Also, it is tamper-evident to ensure customers that they are not purchasing potentially damaged products. According to the International Trade Administration, in Indonesia, in 2021, the revenues in the cosmetics and personal care industry are projected to reach US$7.5 billion and are estimated to rise by 6.5 percent CAGR through 2025. Moreover, the total local production of personal care and cosmetic products in Mexico is estimated to rise to US$7.15 billion in 2021, from US$7.14 billion in 2020. Thus, with the growth of the cosmetic & personal care products sector, the market for Barrier Materials would further rise over the forecast period.
Barrier Materials Market Challenge
Instability of Barrier Materials in Varying Atmosphere:
Optimization of the characteristics, such as physical and chemical, of barrier plastics is important to achieve the stability of Barrier Materials. It is difficult for producers to maintain this stability in diverse environmental conditions such as humidity, temperature and pressure. The characteristics of barrier materials such as permeability, cell viability, targeted delivery, shelf-life, controlled release, mechanical stability and drug stability are required to be optimized. It is difficult to achieve these parameters to obtain stability due to the varying atmosphere. Challenges such as a combination of moisture-sensitive ingredients with liquid food persist even after the usage of novel technologies. Thus, the instability of Barrier Materials in a varying atmosphere would create hurdles for the market growth in the forecast period.
Barrier Materials Industry Outlook
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies players adopt in the Barrier Materials markets. The top 10 companies in the Barrier Materials market are:
1. Kuraray Co., Ltd.
2. The DOW Chemical Company
3. E.I. Du Pont de Numerous and Co.
4. Solvay SA
5. Chang Chun Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
6. Kureha Corporation
7. Ashahi Kasei Corporation
8. Teijin Limited
9. Zhejiang Juhua Co., Ltd.
- In May 2022, Hubergroup Print Solutions launched a new HYDRO-LAC GA Oxygen Barrier Coating. The new coating is claimed to protect packaged food from oxygen and enables mono-material packaging.
- In January 2021, Innovia Films launched SLF, the next film in its new Propafilm Strata range of transparent high barrier, mono structure, packaging films. SLF is a chlorine-free film that delivers barrier levels to oxygen, moisture, aroma and mineral oils at high relative humidity levels. It is designed with a wide sealing range for high-speed horizontal-form-fill-seal for packaging products such as biscuits, bakery and confectionery.
- In February 2020, Stora Enso expanded its range of renewable packaging materials by introducing new dispersion Barrier Materials, Aqua and Aqua+, for paper cups and food packaging. The new dispersion barriers are fluorochemical-free and are utilized to manufacture paperboard for cups and food service packaging without the traditional plastic layer.
Report Code: CMR 86584
Report Code: CMR 1307
Report Code: CMR 53541
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