Plastic Tray Market: Emerging Economies Expected to Influence Growth until 2027

Published: Tue Apr 16 2019

The global plastic tray market has been comprehensively analyzed in a new research report published by Fact.MR on plastic tray market. The report provides key insights into the plastic tray market for the forecast period 2018-2027. The insights provided in the report help to offer accurate, unbiased, and precise analysis of the plastic tray market. The report focuses on all the factors shaping the overall growth of the plastic tray market. The report also offers a detailed investigation along with the secondary research of the competitive landscape of plastic tray market.

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Increasing Demand for Alternatives to Plastic Packaging to Hamper the Plastic Tray Market Growth

Consumers across the world are becoming increasingly involved in sustainability, thus demanding green products. Hence, manufacturers in the plastic tray market are focusing on providing alternatives such as plant-based plastics, palm leaves, cornstarch, paper trays, etc. According to UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), more than 8 million tons of plastic is being dumped in the ocean every year.

Manufacturers in the plastic tray market are moving towards adopting the eco-friendly alternative to plastic trays. Manufacturers are investing heavily in developing paper trays. Various industries including food, healthcare, cosmetics, and consumer electronics are using paper trays for packaging.

Paper tray manufacturers are also developing freezer-safe and microwave-safe paper trays. Advanced technologies such as modified atmosphere packaging, and thermoforming are used to include unique features to paper trays.

Manufacturers See Growth Opportunities in European Plastic Tray Market

Resource-efficient and responsible approach to plastics in packaging by all the sectors and governing bodies in Europe is attracting more companies operating in the plastic tray market in the region. Proposed guidelines aimed at boosting recycling of PET plastic trays by Plastic Recyclers Europe (EuPR) is supporting the plastic tray market growth.

There has also been a significant growth in the use of PET plastic trays by the packaging industry in the region, thereby, presenting growth opportunities for plastic tray manufacturers in Europe.

Moreover, the European Commission has also established the Enterprise Europe Network to provide support to the companies planning to tap new growth opportunities in Europe.

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Reusable Plastic Trays Gain Momentum in the Plastic Tray Market

Reusable plastic packaging is witnessing growing popularity across various industries. Improving supply chain performance, reducing the risk of damage and enhancing safety are some of the factors driving demand for reusable plastic packaging. The food industry is moving fast towards adopting reusable plastic trays.

Reusable plastic trays are being designed with a better locking system and produced from high-density polyethylene to ensure food safety for a long time. Leading producers of dairy, red meat, baked, and poultry products are focusing on providing reusable plastic trays as it reduces expenses, optimizes supply chain, and offer sustainability.

European Union also recently declared its new policy agenda with the goal to make all the plastic packaging in the EU market to be reusable and recyclable by 2030. Manufacturers in the plastic tray market are producing reusable plastic trays instead of single-use plastic trays.

A study by the Journal of Cleaner Production found that the entire lifecycle of 1Kg plastic tray leads to around 1.538 Kg of CO2. Hence, to limit the amount of CO2 generated, companies are focusing on producing reusable plastic trays.

Immense Popularity of PET Plastic Tray Fueling Growth in Plastic Tray Market

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is the most widely used plastic in developing plastic bottles and plastic trays. Owing to the various benefits such as a high-strength barrier to resist outside tampering, lightweight, and shatterproof makes it highly suitable for packaging food, pharmaceutical, and personal care products.

PET is highly recyclable, hence, it is finding large application in the plastic tray market. According to the group known as Plastic Recyclers Europe, nearly 700,000 tons of plastic trays are consumed in Europe yearly can be recycled as a valuable material. Increasing investment and new developments are leading to the growth in PET tray recycling capacities in Europe.

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