Aseptic Packaging Market Size & Share, by Packaging Type (Bags & Pouches, Bottles & Cans, Vials & Ampoules, Cartons); Materials (Glass, Paper & Paperboard, Plastic, Metals); Application (Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

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  • Published Date: Feb 16, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Aseptic Packaging Market size is estimated to cross USD 35 Billion by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of aseptic packaging was around USD 16 Billion. The growth of the market is primarily accounted for the radically rising demand for aseptic packaging to prevent food born infectious diseases. For instance, it is observed that approximately 1 million deaths are caused by antimicrobial resistance every year. Besides this, aseptic packaging keeps the quality of food or beverage without adding any sort of preservatives into them, such a factor also acts as a boon for the growth of the packaging market over the forecast period.

Global aseptic packaging market trends such as the booming demand for aseptic packaging in the chemical industry and pharmaceuticals are projected to influence the growth of the market positively over the forecast period. For instance, the global chemical industry was estimated to generate total revenue of about USD 5 trillion in 2021. Additionally, the higher requirement for aseptic packaging to keep medicine effective for a long time is further forecast to hike the growth of the market over the forecast period. The development and production of medicine have been spurred by growing spending on R&D. For instance, in 2021, around USD 1.5 trillion was spent on medicine development across the globe. Aseptic packaging is important since it prevents microorganisms from entering the package during or after the packaging. Hence, all these factors are anticipated to hike the growth of the market over the forecast period. Moreover, the capability of reuse and recyclability of aseptic packaging material has significantly contributed to the market growth owing to functional and economic reasons.

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Aseptic Packaging Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Such Packaging in the Food & Beverage Industry – For instance, as of 2022, the food & beverage industry was estimated to generate a total revenue of around USD 0.75 billion. In the modern time, people are living hectic lives and have no time for proper meals, in the case the up surged inclination of the global population can be observed. Many companies are selling ready-to-eat and packaged meals which are convenient to prepare and consume. Hence, a need for the sterilization of such types of food emerges in the market that is fulfilled by the aseptic packaging.
  • Increasing Production of Paper & Paperboard - In 2021, the consumption of paper & paperboard was projected to reach around 400 million tons.
  • Significant Requirement to Keep Dairy Products Fresh – Dairy products that are not properly packed get soured and curdled. Thus, high-quality packaging of milk products from getting spoiled. Thus, the high demand for dairy products is anticipated to increase the demand for aseptic packaging in the forecast period. Milk production is growing exponentially YOY owing to various reasons, for instance, in 2020, about 900 million tons of milk were produced worldwide.
  • Significant Upsurge in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Medicines require proper and safe packaging to increase their shelf life. Thus, aseptic packaging makes medicines safe for consumption for a long period of time. Therefore, rapid expansion in the pharmaceutical industry is anticipated to bring favorable opportunities for market growth. For instance, the pharmaceutical sector in the United States was valued at over USD 3 trillion as of November 2021.


  • Negative Environmental Impact of Aseptic Packaging – Most of the aseptic packaging is made up of plastic which highly impacts the environment and leads to soil pollution, and water pollution. Thus, this factor is estimated to hamper the market growth over the projected time frame.
  • Requirement for Higher Initial Investment
  • Disrupted Supply-Chain due to COVID-19

Aseptic Packaging Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

USD 16 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

USD 35 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Aseptic Packaging Segmentation

Application (Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals)

The global aseptic packaging market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and others, out of which, the food & beverage segment is projected to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period. The growth of the segment is accounted to the increasing consumer pool who prefer packaged or processed food. For instance, in 2022, the total revenue generated by the global food segment was projected to reach USD 15 billion. Moreover, the growing ratio of working people is another factor that is fueling the growth of the aseptic packaging over the forecast period. Also, the rising demand from the FMCG sector such as packaging fruits, jams, dairy products, and sauces among others which needs sterilization before packaging to maintain the product quality along with increasing its longevity is expected to increase the utilization rate of aseptic packaging in the upcoming years. In addition, increased demand for food and beverages from people living outside the home brings in the need for aseptic packaging to deliver safe and hygienic food items is also attributed to the increase in the sales of aseptic packaging in the forecast period.

Materials (Glass, Paper & Paperboard, Plastic, Metals)

The global aseptic packaging market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by materials into glass, paper & paperboard, plastic, metals, and others.  Out of these, the plastic segment is attributed to holding the most significant share as plastic aseptic packaging is being highly used in making bags & pouches, bottles & cans, cartons, and others. Plastic aseptic packaging is expected to be used more in the packaging industry in the coming years owing to its advantageous properties such as flexibility, high resistance to chemicals and heat, and contamination protection. On the other hand, the glass segment is also anticipated to grow with a notable CAGR rate and garner a noteworthy share in the market, on the back of rising awareness about sustainable packaging solutions to curb pollution and protect the environment. Glass is easy sterile and has a non-reactive nature making with suitable for packing acidic items along with wine, juice, and soda.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

           By Packaging Type

  • Bags & Pouches
  • Bottles & Cans
  • Vials & Ampoules
  • Carton
  • Others

           By Materials

  • Glass
  • Paper & Paperboard
  • Plastic
  • Metals
  • Others

           By Application

  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Others

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Aseptic Packaging Industry - Regional Synopsis

Asia Pacific Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific aseptic packaging market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The region's market growth is primarily attributed to the growing consumption of aseptic packaging and the food & beverage industry, as well as the region's elevated packaged food production rate. These include day-to-day packaged foods such as dairy products, bread & confectionary, and meat that require aseptic packaging to keep the products fresh for a longer period. For instance, the total revenue generated by the ready-to-eat meals segment in Asia was projected to reach approximately USD 300 billion in 2022. Additionally, growing industrialization and urbanization are further expected to hike the growth of the market over the forecast period. Furthermore, the growing pharmaceutical industry has increased the demand for medicines owing to the presence of a large patient pool is anticipated to increase the sales of aseptic packaging to increase the shelf life of medicines.

North American Market Forecast

On the other hand, the North America market is also projected to grow at a significant share and garner a noteworthy revenue. The ability to produce technologically advanced aseptic packaging along with the support of the growing economy and growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the region is considered to be the major factor for market growth in the region. Other factors include high demand from end-use industries such as packaging, food & beverages, automotive, pharmaceutical, and others.

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Companies Dominating the Aseptic Packaging Landscape

    • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Amcor Limited
    • UFlex Limited
    • DS Smith Plc
    • Stora Enso Oyj
    • International Paper Company
    • Smurfit Kappa Group
    • WstRock Company
    • Bemis Company, Inc.
    • Sonoco Product Company


In The News

  • Amcor Limited is prestigiously known as a global leader in producing and developing packaging solutions. The company has made a significant investment in ePac Flexible Packaging. The investment is provided to spur the growth of the company.

  • Sealed Air Corporation unveils its new brand, prismiq which is a digital packaging brand to provide solutions associated with smart packaging, design services, and others. The company’s new brand is attached to state-of-the-art digital printing technology


Author Credits:  Sadaf Naaz, Mohd Shadab

  • Report ID: 4463
  • Published Date: Feb 16, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing demand in the food & beverage industry and the significant requirement to keep dairy products fresh are estimated to majorly boost the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

Disrupted supply chain due to covid-19 and the negative environmental impact of aseptic packaging is estimated to challenge the market growth.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Sealed Air Corporation, Amcor Limited, UFlex Limited, DS Smith Plc, Stora Enso Oyj, International Paper Company, Smurfit Kappa Group, WstRock Company, Bemis Company, Inc., Sonoco Product Company, and other key players.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue-generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by packaging type, materials, application, and by region.

The food & beverage segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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