Demand for Eco-friendly Packaging Materials to Boost Global Personal Care Packaging Market


Published Date : Jul 08, 2016

Over the past few years, the personal care products market has been growing at a rapid pace. Even though the makeup segment has picked up speed, other segments such as cosmetics and skincare products, oils and toiletries are also growing steadily. The growth in the demand for consumer goods directly affects the packaging industry. Many consumer products are primarily packaged by using rigid plastics, led by squeezable plastic jars and plastic tubes. However, the rising environmental concerns have led to the growing use of other materials which can be easily recycled.

The personal care packaging market is one of the fastest growing markets in the global consumer goods industry. Manufacturers of conditioners, shampoos, soaps, cosmetics, body lotions, oils and toiletries, and shower gels are taking efforts to alter their packaging materials from plastic to disposable paper. The rising awareness among manufacturers to adopt eco-friendly packaging materials is expected to propel the global personal care packaging market in the long run. 

Which packaging materials are in demand?

  • The trend in the global personal care packaging market is fast changing. From plastic, the demand is consistently shifting towards paper, metal, and glass packaging. Flexible packaging is the trend of the hour, where manufacturers are introducing innovative ideas to package their products. 
  • Considering their durability, metal packaging material has gained lots of acceptance.
  • Paper is one of the most used materials for packaging many consumer goods such as cosmetics, skin care products, hair care, and many others. 
  • Most of the personal care consumer goods are packaged in paper bags, glass bottles, metal cans, containers, and stand-up pouches. 

The consumption of skin care products is consistently increasing year after year. Hectic schedules and the rising levels of pollution has led to the growing demand for personal care products, thus benefiting the associated packaging industries. 

The demand for male grooming products is expected to increase in the coming years. This is expected to create new growth opportunities in the global personal care packaging market. Stringent government regulations have also helped manufacturers to focus more on adopting eco-friendly packaging materials. Currently growing steadily, the global personal care packaging market is expected to catch pace in the years to come.