Cleveland OH, March 24 2023 – According to a new study by The Freedonia Group, US Packaging Bags
, demand for packaging bags used in the pet products market is projected to increase 3.3% annually to $1.1 billion in 2026. Gains will be supported by:
- continued increase in pet ownership driving pet product shipments
- the addition of convenience features such as handles for carrying and resealability to retain freshness
Bags will remain the dominant form of packaging for pet food – especially bulk sizes of dry food – due to their low cost and good strength properties. However, they face increasing competition from pouches and other packaging formats with higher value features (such as better barrier properties), reclosures, and amenability to graphics. Retort pouches’ also have the capacity to extend the shelf lives of pet food with the use of preservatives.
A wide range of bag types are used in the pet food market due to its product diversity and the needs of different pets.
Product development focuses on the introduction of numerous value-added attributes, including:
• shaped profiles for easier handling
• resealable closures
• transparent windows to allow for product visibility
Enhancements to make bags more marketable have included the:
• introduction of closure mechanisms
• inclusions of recyclable or biodegradable materials in paper bags
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