Report : Europe Water Soluble Packaging Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Raw Material (Polymers, Fibers, Surfactants); Product Type (Pouches, Films, Bags, Others); Solubility Type ( Hot Water Soluble, Cold Water Soluble); Application (Industrial, Residential)

Ban on single-use plasticsis projected to escalate Europe water soluble packaging market growth at CAGR of 5.2% during 2019–2027


According to our latest market study on “European Water soluble packaging Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Analysis by Raw Material (Polymers, Fibers, Surfactants); Product Type (Pouches, Films, Bags, Others); Solubility Type (Hot Water Soluble, Cold Water Soluble); Application (Industrial, Residential); and Country,”


The Europe water soluble packaging market was valued at US$ 743.6 million in 2018 and is projected to reach US$ 1,172.7 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2 % from 2019 to 2027.

The report highlightskey factors driving the market growth, and prominent players and their developmentsin the market.


Water soluble packaging is a form of packaging made from biodegradable materials that dissolve in water leaving behind a harmless and non-toxic aqueous solution. Better solubility in water with minimum residue and good impact resistance makes them a favorable packaging material in various industries. Water soluble packaging is manufactured in different grades, including cold water soluble PVA grades as well as hot water soluble PVA grades. However, water soluble packaging products such as films, bags and pouches are produced from polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), which is a synthetic polymer highly soluble in water. Polyvinyl alcohol is an odorless and colorless polymer, which possesses high tensile strength, flexibility, non-toxic, and adhesive properties. Water soluble packaging is generally used in the packaging of dyes, detergents, agrochemicals, and other industrial chemicals. Additionally, they are used in the manufacture of disposal bags, laundry bags, and shopping bags.


The use of single-use plastic has increased significantly over the past few years. Single-use plastics are not biodegradable; instead they break down into smaller particles. These plastic particles enter the ocean and absorb the toxins present in the ocean. When these toxic particles are consumed by fish, sea birds, and other marine life, it causes severe harm to marine life. Rising awareness regarding the drawbacks of using single-use plastics and government initiatives to ban the use of single-use plastics have significantly driven the growth of the water soluble packaging market. To prevent environmental degradation caused due to excessive use of single-use plastic, the government in various developed and developing countries have imposed stringent regulations against the use of single-use plastic. More than 112 countries, states, and cities across the world have already imposed bans on various single-use plastic goods.Growing public awareness about environmental concerns has resulted in higher demand for sustainable packaging and processing operations in the developed and developing countries. Moreover, the growth in various industries and factories has increased the demand for a sustainable packaging solution over the past few years. As the packaging industry has the biggest impact on the environment, the demand for sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions drives the growth of water soluble packaging market.


The coronavirus outbreak has affected economies and industries in various countries due to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. Consumer goods is one of the major industries facing serious disruptions such as supply chain breaks, technology events cancellations, and office shutdowns as a result of this outbreak. In Europe, Italy is the hardest-hit country by the COVID-19 outbreak. It is expected to suffer an economic hit due to a lack of revenue from various industries, as Italy recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases. Other member states have implemented drastic measures and travel restrictions, including partially closing their borders. This is anticipated to impact market growth in Europe. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the supply chain is likely to get affected. Additionally, the overall manufacturing processes, research, and development activities will also impact market growth.The overall market breakdown due to COVID-19 is also affecting the growth of the Europewater soluble packaging market due to shutting down of factories, obstacle in supply chain, and downturn in world economy.


Cortec Corporation, Smart Solve Industries, Kuraray Co., Ltd., Harke Group, Amtopack Inc., Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, and Mondi Groupare among the well-established players present in the European water soluble packaging market.

Europe water soluble packaging market Breakdown—by Region, 2018

Europe water soluble packaging market


The report includes the segmentation of the Europe water soluble packaging market as follows:

Europe Water soluble packaging market, By Raw Material

  • Polymers
  • Fibers
  • Surfactants


Europe Water soluble packaging market, By Product Type

  • Pouches
  • Films
  • Bags
  • Others


Europe Water soluble packaging market, By Solubility Type

  • Hot Water Soluble
  • Cold Water Soluble


Europe Water soluble packaging market, By Application

  • Industrial
  • Residential

Water soluble packaging market, By Country

  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • UK
  • Rest of Europe


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