Food is essential part of our daily lives, and the rise of technology in the food industry has multiplied the options to order food through online platforms. The trend is highly popular among millennials that are hyperactive in the online world, especially social media. The online presence of the food industry is driving the increasing demand for packaged food and door-step deliveries. According to Arizton, a premium market research firm, the global foodservice disposables market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the period 2019–2025.

Food can be packaged in several types of disposables, for instance, disposable storage containers, cups, dinnerware, and cutlery, etc. However, the demand for disposable storage containers aces among all other categories and was valued over $20 billion in 2019.

Global Market Insights

  • By 2020, foodservice providers are expected to capture over 60% share of the food industry across the globe.
  • China and Japan are likely to face intense pressure against the production of disposable chopsticks.
  • Germany will lead the Europe market and accounted for over 60% of the revenues in 2019.
  • The UAE and Saudi Arabia led the MEA market with a share of over 50% in 2019.

Material Insights

Plastic is the most commonly used material for disposable manufacturing. As plastic can be harmful when it comes in contact of food, hence the industry has set certain standards for procurement of plastic resins. However, these standards are mostly followed in developed countries and have minimum application in emerging countries.

Paper is another common material utilized by the disposables industry as it weighs less and is high in demand from dry food snack items and beverages industries. The largest application of paper and paperboard materials is in cups, plates, bowls, and disposable storage containers as well.

Aluminum is also prominently used material in food packaging. The APAC region is the largest aluminum producer in the world and holds over 60% of share.

Increase in Packaged Food and RTE

China is one of the largest packaged food markets.  There is an increasing demand for packaged foods and RTE in developing nations such as India, China, Bangladesh, etc.

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Market Forecast by Disposable Type

Disposable storage containers being the most used type of disposables is valued around $20 billion, while disposable cups, which are not far behind, are valued at $14 billion in 2019. There is a stiff competition in the world of foodservice disposables industry. Factors such as innovative product offerings, mergers and acquisitions, sustainable disposal, and huge investments across R&D are further driving the growth of the global foodservice disposables market.

Prominent Vendors

  • Anchor Packaging
  • Dart Container Corp.
  • Huhtamaki
  • Novolex
  • Pactiv (Reynolds Group)

Other Prominent Vendors – Berry Global, Cascades, Genpak, Georgia-Pacific (Koch Industries), Acorn, Biopac India Corporation, D&W Fine Pack, Dopla, First Pack, Gold Plast, Gordon Food Service, GreenGood, Lollicup USA, Multi-Cup Solutions, Pak-Man Food Packaging, Pelican&plus, Sabert, Vegware, WinCup, Fabri-Kal, Westrock, Abena, Beltec, Bionatic, Biotrem, Bollant, Citi Pack, Eco Party Box, Eco-friendly, Placon, Fineline Settings, Giolak, Graphic Packaging International, Green Wave International, Handy Wacks, Harwal Group of Companies, Hoffmaster Group, Inline Plastics Corporation, Jeafer Foodservice Solutions, Luheng Papers Company, Magento, Megafoam Containers Enterprise, Performance Food Group, Republic Plastics, Styrotech Corporation, Swan Mill Paper, Wallace Packaging, Wentworth Technologies, and Your Green 2 Go

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