Barrier Material Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Type (Aluminum, Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Naphthalate, Polyvinylidene Chloride, and Other Types), End-user Industry (Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Agriculture, Cosmetics, Automotive, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Barrier Material Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %
Barrier Material Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The barrier material market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6%, during the forecast period. The major factors driving the market studied include rising demand for increasing the shelf life of packaged foods.

  • Increasing packaging costs are expected to significantly hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global market, during the forecast period.
  • Rising awareness about food safety is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.

Scope of the Report

The barrier material market report includes:  

Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol
Polyethylene Naphthalate
Polyvinylidene Chloride
Other Types
End-user Industry
Food and Beverage
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from Food and Beverage Industry

  • Barrier materials are used for protecting food products, such as meat and meat byproducts, fish and seafood, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables, among others, from outside environment, such as watervapor, gas, odor, microorganism, light, and dust, which causes contamination, damage, and deterioration in quality and taste.
  • Barrier materials play an important role in extending the shelf life of food products, thereby preventing spoiling of food products, reducing wastage, and ensuring the delivery of goods to the consumer in the best condition appropriate for their use.
  • Change in tastes and preferences of consumers, due to the availability of a wide range of food products, and rising health awareness among consumers have increased the demand for perishable food items.
  • In addition, on-the-go lifestyles, longer working hours, longer commuting times, and less inclination toward preparing food have increased the demand for ready-to-eat foods among the consumers. This has increased the demand for packaged food products globally, which, in turn, is boosting the demand for the market studied.
Barrier Material Market Key Trends

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Demand

  • China is the world’s largest market for barrier material. Rising demand for barrier materials from the cosmetic, food and beverage, and automotive industries is expected to drive the demand in the country.
  • In addition, change in lifestyle and increasing expenditure on health and nutritional foods have contributed to the growth of packaged food products. This, in turn, has increased the demand for barrier films in the food and beverage industry in China. 
  • The Indian barrier material market is expected to grow at a healthy rate, due to the growing food and beverage, and automotive industries in the country.
  • Rising disposable income, growing urbanization, increase in population, and rising popularity and demand for convenient, ready-to-eat food have increased the demand for packaged food in the country.
  • The demand for barrier material is also driven by the growing automotive industry in the country. India’s automotive industry is one of the largest in the world. The sector is expected to grow at a moderate rate, which, in turn, is expected to drive the demand for barrier material in the automotive end-user industry in the country.
  • Furthermore, countries, such as Japan and South Korea, have also been contributing to the growth of the market studied. This is expected to further drive the demand for barrier material market, over the forecast period.
Barrier Material Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The barrier material market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the major players of the market studied include Asahi Kasei Corporation, Kuraray Co. Ltd, 3M, Solvay, and DuPont, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Demand for Increasing the Shelf Life of Packaged Foods

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Demand from the Pharmaceutical Packaging Industry in Asia-Pacific

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Packaging Costs

      2. 4.2.2 Stringent Regulations on Economical Materials, such as Aluminum

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Aluminum

      2. 5.1.2 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol

      3. 5.1.3 Polyethylene Naphthalate

      4. 5.1.4 Polyvinylidene Chloride

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Pharmaceutical

      2. 5.2.2 Food and Beverage

      3. 5.2.3 Agriculture

      4. 5.2.4 Cosmetics

      5. 5.2.5 Automotive

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 3M

      2. 6.4.2 Arkema

      3. 6.4.3 Asahi Kasei Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 Coexpan

      5. 6.4.5 Dow DuPont

      6. 6.4.6 Kuraray Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Kureha Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Mondi

      9. 6.4.9 Solvay

      10. 6.4.10 Teijin Limited

      11. 6.4.11 The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co. Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Toppan Printing Company Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Awareness about Food Safety

    2. 7.2 Development in Bio-based Barrier Materials

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Barrier Material Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Barrier Material Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Kuraray Co. Ltd, 3M, Solvay, DuPont, Asahi Kasei Corporation are the major companies operating in Barrier Material Market.

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