Asia Pacific Package Testing Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Asia Pacific Package Testing Market is Segmented by Primary Material Type (Glass, Paper, Plastics, Metal), by type of tests (Physical Performance Test, Chemical Testing, Environmental Testing), by End-User Industry (Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Industrial, Personal and House Hold Products) and Country.

Market Snapshot

Asia Pacific Package Testing
Study Period: 2020-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 6.2 %

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Market Overview

The Asia Pacific Package Testing market is expected to register a CAGR of 10% over the forecast period (2022 - 2027). Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, food and beverage companies are developing response actions and effective plans to help mitigate the risk as the Hong Kong government has been testing chilled and frozen foods and their packaging to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus through imported foods. Following COVID-19 detections, Hong Kong disposed of three shipments after a year of monitoring.

  • Package testing is playing a prominent role in almost every supply chain in the Asia Pacific region. Package testing ensures the business's packaging is up to specifications and avoids costly product damage, legal situations, and poor user experiences. Packaging testing identifies opportunities in several areas such as savings on packaging costs, the performance of packaging materials in realistic environmental conditions and transportation scenarios, quality control insights, scalability of packaging, compliance issues, such as certifications, specifications, and regulations.
  • Packaging plays an essential part in the protection of products. In the Asia Pacific, Factors such as growing awareness and demand for sustainable packaging, growth of the retail industry with increasing demand for packed products, and the emergence of new technologies are driving growth. Moreover, the requirement for a longer shelf-life of products helps drive the growth of the packaging testing industry in the Asia Pacific. As a result, several companies are investing in sustainable packaging.
  • The food and beverage segment is expected to grow, owing to increased food safety awareness among consumers and a rise in the number of packaging and labeling mandates in Asian countries. Packaged and processed food and beverages are gaining prominence. With the increased consumption of consumer goods and packaged food worldwide, the industry is anticipated to expand.
  • The healthcare industry in China is characterized by rapidly expanding sales in pharmaceuticals and medical devices and an evolving distribution system eager to reach foreign markets and achieve economies of scale. According to the China National Bureau of Statistics, China's exports of medical instruments and equipment to other countries were approximately USD 18.13 billion in 2020, which increased by USD 5.22 billion compared to the previous year.

Scope of the report

Package testing or packaging testing involves the measurement of a characteristic or property involved in packaging. This includes packaging materials, packaging components, primary packages, shipping containers, and unit loads, as well as the associated processes.

The end-user verticals considered under the scope include Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Industrial, Personal, Household Products, and Other End-user Verticals.

The study also offers an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the industry.

By Primary Material
Glass
Paper
Plastic
Metal
By Type of Testing
Physical Performance Testing
Chemical Testing
Environmental Testing
By End-User Vertical
Food and Beverage
Healthcare
Industrial
Personal and HouseHold Products
Other End-User
By Country
China
India
Japan
Rest of the Asia Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Plastic Packaging Expected to Show Significant Adoption

  • The increasing use of plastic in various packaging types from end-user industries such as food, healthcare, industrial, personal, and household is resulting in an increasing number of third-party vendors that provide plastic package testing as a service. However, these vendors still face competition from industry giants in the packaging industry who have their own in-house testing facilities. But with changing technology, regulations, and standards to comply with an increasing number of tests to be conducted, single packaging is expected to change the market competitiveness in the region, and the market is expected to incline toward fragmentation during the forecast period.
  • Moreover, in the food industry, with the rising demand for packaged food, longer shelf lives can be obtained due to innovative food packaging materials. The packaging protects food from the outside environment, preserving its integrity, hygienic and organoleptic properties, and shelf life. The product's packages protect it from possible mechanical stresses and all possible external contamination sources. And they preserve food for the time between packaging, marketing, and consumption, even in adverse environmental conditions.
  • As any changes in the packaging industry directly impact plastic package testing, the plastic package testing market is also facing competition from paper and biodegradable packaging in terms of material. However, plastic is expected to continue growing due to evolutions in biopolymers with bio-based plastics sourced from sustainable resources like agricultural waste rather than petrochemicals.
  • Several production facilities are now approaching commercial-level production, having been successfully demonstrated in several packaging segments, including films and carbonated soft drink bottles. These developments are expected to be followed by increasing support from private vendors and the government.
Asia Pacific Package Testing Market

Food and Beverage is Expected to Witness the Significant Growth in the Market

  • The demand for online shopping for food and beverages further accelerated due to the recent effects of the pandemic. For instance, According to Korean Statistical Information Service, the transaction value of online food and beverage sales was approximately WON 6.03 trillion in the first quarter of 2021. Over the years, the transaction value has continuously increased.
  • Flexible packaging applications for fruits and vegetables are increasing rapidly and are thus driving the studied market​. The demand trends can be attributed to the rising trend of down-gauging, which has supported the shift from rigid to flexible packaging.
  • Further, Consumers are looking for conveniently packaged solutions and are becoming more concerned about sustainability. As a result, retailers and manufacturers have been looking to reduce the amount of garbage transported to landfills. Packaging advances range from reducing the quantity of glass used in each bottle to compostable bioplastic.
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable packaging innovation have several core aims, including product protection, shelf life enhancement, and hygiene defense. The COVID-19 pandemic and a reinvigorated e-commerce boom are increasing functional packaging’s value. There has also been a need to provide customized packaging solutions that keep different fruits and vegetables fresh.
Asia Pacific Package Testing Market

Competitive Landscape

The Asia Pacific Package Testing market is moderately consolidated, with a few major companies such as TDDL, Inc., Intertek, SGS, CSZ Testing Services Laboratories, CRYOPAK, Advance Packaging, Nefab are some players. The companies are continuously investing in making strategic partnerships and product developments to gain more market share.

  • June 2021 - Intertek, one of the prominent players in Total Quality Assurance, has partnered with Globizz, a renowned Japanese-American medical device consulting firm, to provide regulatory advising, technical services, and strategic planning to medical device makers in Japan and the United States. The two firms' cooperation will provide experience and resources to customers in both regions for faster, more efficient market access, extending services for both companies, their existing customers, and others in the sector.
  • April 2021 - SGS has introduced a new comprehensive footwear packaging testing technique. The industry-first testing package assists brand owners and retailers, including e-commerce, in creating packaging that performs effectively, meets environmental and sustainability criteria, and assures consumers receive quality footwear.

Recent Developments

  • Jan 2021 - IFP Institute for product quality announced that it also conducts active research in the field of method development in the field of immunological (protein / antibody-based), molecular biological (DNA-based), and mass spectrometric (protein / peptide-based) allergen analysis. It also manufactures immunological test methods in kit format to detect allergens through Romer Labs under the brand names Agrastrip and AgraQuant Plus.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Technology Snapshot

      1. 4.4.1 Package Integrity Testing

      2. 4.4.2 Package Strength Testing

      3. 4.4.3 Package Shelf-life Studies

      4. 4.4.4 Package Validation

    5. 4.5 Package Testing Needs

  5. 5. MARKET DYNAMICS​

    1. 5.1 Market Drivers​

      1. 5.1.1 Rigorous Control Regulations and Administration and Qualification Demands

      2. 5.1.2 Demand for Longer Shelf Life of the Products Under Varying Conditions

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges​

      1. 5.2.1 High Costs Associated with Package Testing

    3. 5.3 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

  6. 6. INDUSTRY POLICIES

    1. 6.1 ASTM Standards

    2. 6.2 ISO Standards

    3. 6.3 ISTA Standards

  7. 7. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 7.1 By Primary Material

      1. 7.1.1 Glass

      2. 7.1.2 Paper

      3. 7.1.3 Plastic

      4. 7.1.4 Metal

    2. 7.2 By Type of Testing

      1. 7.2.1 Physical Performance Testing

      2. 7.2.2 Chemical Testing

      3. 7.2.3 Environmental Testing

    3. 7.3 By End-User Vertical

      1. 7.3.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 7.3.2 Healthcare

      3. 7.3.3 Industrial

      4. 7.3.4 Personal and HouseHold Products

      5. 7.3.5 Other End-User

    4. 7.4 By Country

      1. 7.4.1 China

      2. 7.4.2 India

      3. 7.4.3 Japan

      4. 7.4.4 Rest of the Asia Pacific

  8. 8. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 8.1 Company Profiles

      1. 8.1.1 DDL, Inc.

      2. 8.1.2 Intertek Group Plc

      3. 8.1.3 SGS S.A

      4. 8.1.4 CSZ Testing Services Laboratories

      5. 8.1.5 Cryopak

      6. 8.1.6 Advance Packaging

      7. 8.1.7 Nefab Group

      8. 8.1.8 National Technical Systems

      9. 8.1.9 Turner Packaging Limited

      10. 8.1.10 ALS limited

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  9. 9. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  10. 10. FUTURE OUTLOOK OF THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia Pacific Package Testing Market market is studied from 2020 - 2027.

The Asia Pacific Package Testing Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.2% over the next 5 years.

DDL, Inc., CSZ Testing Services Laboratories, CRYOPAK, SGS S.A, Intertek Group Plc are the major companies operating in Asia Pacific Package Testing Market.

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