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Biodegradable solutions for packaging of liquid dairy products

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Dual-ovenable lidding films market stays warm

Dual-ovenable lidding films are a crucial packaging component for packaged foods that need to be heated in an oven or microwave and that provide key attributes desired by consumers. These benefits include convenience, high safety and more, especially in providing a longer shelf life and maintaining the freshness and taste of the food item in markets where consumers are more inclined towards the convenience of processed food products instead of traditional grocery products. Hence, packaging plays a significant role in the case of processed food products where they are needed to increase the shelf life of foods.

The advent of dual-ovenable lidding films has substantially reduced many of the complications of packaging processed food. PET is considered one of best types of dual-ovenable lidding films and is anticipated to witness a surplus demand over the next couple of years. These and other factors are expected to drive the global dual-ovenable films market in the forthcoming years. The latest report on the global market for dual-ovenable films from Future Market Insights (Valley Cottage, NY) reveals that by end of 2027, more than $133 million worth dual-ovenable films will be sold worldwide.

The FMI report also estimates the market's current value at just more than $73 million and expects it to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% during the forecast period of 2017-2027. Technological advancements in dual-ovenable lidding films and mergers and acquisitions are key trends that will be governing the market in 2017 and beyond.

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Biodegradable lidding films in demand

Major players in the films packaging industry are focussing on manufacturing biodegradable dual-ovenable lidding films. End users in the frozen foods and meat products packaging industry across the globe are focussing on reducing their carbon footprint; also, due to the intervention of governments that provide tax exemptions on revenue, manufacturers use biodegradable products. There is a great demand for biodegradable dual-ovenable lidding films owing to customer inclination towards the use of clean materials and increase in health awareness. All these factors are expected to add to the increase in demand for dual-ovenable lidding films, which will lead to the growth of this market during the forecast period.

 

Other report highlights

  • PET and PP dual-ovenable lidding film types collectively are anticipated to hold dominant value share of the market over 2027;
  • By 2017-end, more than two-third of market revenues will be garnered by sales of PET and PP dual-ovenable lidding film types;
  • Amongst seal types, peelable seals will continue to be highly preferred throughout the forecast period. During the same time, demand for permanent seals is expected to drop further;
  • Based on application, more than $62 million worth dual-ovenable lidding film is estimated to be used for meat product packaging by end of the forecast period;
  • Meanwhile, application of dual-ovenable lidding film in packaging of prepared meals is set to increasing rapidly in the

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606350].

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