Non-alcoholic Beverage Packaging Market is expected to depict a strong growth trajectory during 2023–2032 owing to the increasing disposable incomes for the middle-class population, especially in the Asia Pacific region. Plastic bottles of mineral water have been one of the main users among the non-alcoholic beverage segments. The increasing shift of people, especially the millennial generation, towards soft drinks will drive the demand for effective packaging solutions, thus, favoring the industry expansion.
Overall, the non-alcoholic beverage packaging industry is segmented in terms of type, material, packaging, filling technology, application, and region.
By type, the flexible segment will demonstrate huge prospects owing to the rising demand from consumers for portability, safety, convenience, and product freshness, especially in North America. The increasing shift towards flexible packaging due to its lightweight nature, ability to extend the shelf life, and ease of opening and closing will also influence segment growth.
Based on material, the metal segment will depict strong growth through 2032. Beverage containers made of metal offer protection against air and light and enhance the product’s shelf life. Thus, the freshness and flavor of the product are maintained for a long time as the cans are resistant to temperature fluctuations, humidity, and pests.
Considering the packaging, the bags and pouches segment is expected to be valued at over USD 12.5 billion by 2032. Bags and pouches are adaptable packaging options that can reduce product waste, improve the efficiency of beverage dispensing, and preserve beverage flavor and freshness. In addition, such packaging is one of the best beverage options, encompassing concentrated post-mix syrups, juices, water, coffee, and tea.
In terms of filling technology, the aseptic filling segment will hold over 36% market share by 2032. Aseptic filling technology has gained strong traction in recent years. The cold aseptic filling delivers the required shelf life without adversely impacting the product quality, use less plastic, and offers much greater flexibility in bottle design.
Based on application, the ready-to-drink tea and coffee segment will depict a 7% CAGR through 2032. Increasing awareness regarding the product health advantages will significantly contribute to market expansion. Besides, ready-to-drink tea and coffee help reduce body aches & headaches, cut down the risk of a heart attack, decrease bad cholesterol, and promote weight loss.
Regionally, the Europe non-alcoholic beverage packaging industry will garner notable gains during the forecast timeframe. Constant technological innovations, attractive economies, and strong sustainability efforts are among the key factors driving the regional market growth. In addition, the constantly rising demand for customer-friendly packages and product protection is expected to boost the market growth in Europe.