COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Global Protective Packaging

The global protective packaging industry is facing a number of challenges as it deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the macroeconomic environment changed and what does it mean for the global protective packaging industry going forward?

COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Global Protective Packaging looks at how the expected impact of the pandemic on the current macroeconomic environment compares to other major events since 2000, including the bursting of technology bubble, the SARS outbreak, the 2009 global downturn, and the European financial crisis. It also provides a historical view of global industry sales since 2000, a look at how the industry is being currently impacted, and estimates for global sales through 2023.

Protective Packaging

Products covered include:

  • Flexible packaging (protective mailers, bubble packaging, paper fill, air pillows, dunnage bags, and other flexible products, such as surface protection films)
  • foam packaging (molded foams, insulated shipping containers, foam-in-place polyurethane, polyolefin rolled foams, loose fill, and other foam products, such as bio-based foams)
  • rigid packaging (paperboard protectors, molded pulp, and other rigid products, such as vacuum insulated panels)

Excluded from the scope of the study are active insulated shipping containers employing electricity or other power sources to maintain a temperature-controlled environment inside an insulated enclosure. Retail packaging such as blister packs and clamshells are also excluded.

Markets analyzed for these products are:

  • durable goods manufacturing
  • nondurable goods manufacturing
  • e-commerce
  • retail and other markets

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