Our market research firm finds that the increase in yogurt consumption during the pandemic promoted demand for yogurt packaging such as single-serve cups, pouches, and bottles, and particularly larger bulk-volume tubs and pouches.

Growth in demand for yogurt pouches to continue to outpace that of other yogurt packaging formats, boosted by a healthy increase in sales of squeezable yogurt products.

Demand for foamed plastic insulation used in appliance manufacturing will be strong through 2025, as pent up demand in the early part of the forecast period is released.

Demand for foamed plastic insulation in India is expected to rise at the fastest rate of increase of any major country through 2025.

Ceiling tiles are often used for soundproofing and fireproofing in nonresidential buildings such as offices and hospitals. Already popular in North America, they are increasingly being used as an alternative to drywall ceilings in China.

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects China and India to account for 40% of mineral wool insulation gains globally through 2025.

Sustainability is an issue for all food packaging, but especially for shelf-stable packaging products such as pouches and cartons.

While the global pumps market includes a variety of general-purpose products, much of the market consists of relatively specialized products that are mainly used in a particular target market.

While solar pumps are becoming more common, suppliers have struggled to deploy them as rapidly as called for by ambitious government targets. The high upfront costs of solar water pump systems represent a barrier to adoption.

The industry posted a strong rebound in 2021 despite ongoing pandemic impacts, and continued recovery is expected going forward.