Global Aseptic Packaging to Grow

The world market for aseptically packed products amounted to 123 billion litres in 269 billion packs during 2011, according to the new Global Aseptic Packaging report from leading food and drinks consultancy Zenith International and packaging experts Warrick Research.

Zenith and Warrick predict steady growth in aseptic packaging especially in Asia

Volumes have grown by just over five per cent a year since 2008, with South and South-East Asia achieving the fastest rise at 22 per cent a year.

“The market for aseptic packaging developed in Europe and the industry supplying it has been centred on Europe. This report shows the market shift to Asia in the past four years and raises the prospect of this continuing in the next few years,” David Warrick, director of Warrick Research says.

“At a time of economic recession in much of the world, the aseptic packaging market has grown at over five per cent a year in the past four years as the technology is well positioned to supply the needs of new markets and applications,” says Esther Renfre, market intelligence director at Zenith International.

By 2016, Zenith and Warrick estimate the world market for aseptic packaging will reach 153 billion litres using 333 billion packs. The majority of additional demand will come from South and South-East Asia and China, where growth is forecast at 11 per cent a year and 3.5 per cent a year respectively.

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