BOPP Films Market – Share, Size & Industry Forecast 2032

IMARC Group’s report titled “BOPP Films Market Report by Type (Wraps, Bags and Pouches, Tapes, Labels, and Others), Thickness (Below 15 Microns, 15-30 Microns, 30-45 Microns, More Than 45 Microns), Production Process (Tenter, Tubular), Application (Food, Beverage, Tobacco, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Electrical and Electronics, and Others), and Region 2024-2032“. The global BOPP films market size reached US$ 21.1 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 31.6 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% during 2024-2032.

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Factors Affecting the Growth of the BOPP Films Industry:

  • Increasing Demand in the Packaging Industry:

BOPP films are widely used in flexible packaging applications due to their exceptional properties, such as high tensile strength, excellent clarity, moisture barrier, and heat-sealability. As the demand for flexible packaging is rising, driven by consumer preferences for convenience, portability, and sustainability, the demand for BOPP films is increasing. With the global population growth, urbanization, and changing dietary habits, there is an increase in the demand for packaged food and beverages. BOPP films are extensively used for packaging snacks, confectionery, dairy products, beverages, and other food items, thus benefiting from the growth in this sector.

  • Advancements in Film Properties:

Innovations in film manufacturing technologies are leading to the development of BOPP films with enhanced barrier properties. These films offer better protection against moisture, oxygen, light, and other external factors, making them suitable for packaging sensitive products such as food, pharmaceuticals, and electronics. The improved barrier properties increase the shelf-life of packaged goods, thereby driving the demand for BOPP films in various industries. Modern BOPP films are engineered to provide superior sealability, ensuring secure and reliable seals in packaging applications.

  • Environmental Concerns and Sustainability:

BOPP films are highly recyclable, and they can be reprocessed into new materials or products, contributing to a circular economy model. With increasing awareness about plastic pollution and the need to reduce waste, there is a growing demand for packaging materials that can be recycled and reused. BOPP films align with these sustainability goals, making them an attractive choice for environment conscious consumers and businesses. BOPP films also offer advantages such as lightweight construction and high material efficiency, helping to minimize the overall environmental footprint of packaging solutions.

Leading Companies Operating in the Global BOPP Films Industry:

  • Altopro S.A. de C.V.
  • Amcor Plc
  • Ampacet Corporation
  • Chiripal Poly Films Limited
  • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging
  • Cosmo Films Limited
  • Futamura Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Innovia Films Limited (CCL Industries)
  • Jindal Poly Films Limited
  • Mondi Plc
  • Polyplex Corporation Ltd.
  • Printpack Holdings Inc.
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • Uflex Ltd.

BOPP Films Market Report Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Wraps
  • Bags and Pouches
  • Tapes
  • Labels
  • Others

Bags and pouches represent the largest segment due to their versatility, suitability for various packaging needs across industries, and the rising demand for convenient and portable packaging solutions.

By Thickness:

  • Below 15 microns
  • 15-30 microns
  • 30-45 microns
  • More than 45 microns

15-30 microns account for the majority of the market share owing to their balanced combination of strength, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness, making them suitable for a wide range of packaging applications while meeting performance requirements and cost considerations.

By Production Process:

  • Tenter
  • Tubular

On the basis of the production process, the market has been bifurcated into tenter and tubular.

By Application:

  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Tobacco
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Others

Food exhibits a clear dominance in the market driven by stringent food safety regulations, increasing consumer demand for packaged food products, and the superior barrier properties of BOPP films, which help maintain food freshness and extend shelf life.

Regional Insights:

  • North America: (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific: (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe: (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America: (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific enjoys the leading position in the BOPP films market on account of its rapid industrialization, expanding food and beverage (F&B) industry, growing consumer base, and strong manufacturing capabilities.

Global BOPP Films Market Trends:

Ongoing advancements in film manufacturing technologies are leading to the development of BOPP films with enhanced properties, such as improved barrier performance, sealability, and printability, catering to diverse packaging requirements and driving market innovations. The demand for high-barrier BOPP films is increasing, especially in applications like food packaging, pharmaceuticals, and electronics, where superior protection against moisture, oxygen, and light is essential to preserve product quality and shelf life.

BOPP films offer lightweight packaging solutions, reducing material consumption, transportation costs, and environmental impact, aligning with industry trends favoring lightweight and eco-friendly packaging materials.

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