During the year 2018, the global production of the manufactured goods was about $36 almost all of it was packaged, protected, and shipped in some kind of industrial packaging. These industrial packaging products are vital to the safe, efficient, and economical transport of manufactured goods in local, regional, and global trade and commerce.

Some reports suggests the forecasts for growth in demand for industrial packaging across the next 5 years, with market value increasing from $56.2 billion in 2019 at a CAGR of 3.3% to be of $66 billion in 2024.

The overall demand in this domain will always closely follow international trade flows; but there are other far-reaching things that may facilitate greater product innovations and evolutionary restructuring of value chains and business designs.

Through this blog, Mr. Gaurav Jalan, Founder, and Director of India’s top Packaging Company Packman Packaging Pvt Ltd shares his views on the trends that will drive the industrial packaging in the coming years.

Potential Trade and Tariff Disputes

Consumption in industrial packaging, growth is paced by the state of the global manufacturing economy, and by the situation of global and regional economies and trade. Whereas overall forecasts point to a relatively consistent global and regional business environment, ongoing trade and tariff tussles in Brexit, NAFTA, and US and China protectionism, for instance—have the ability to impact future industrial packaging use.

Ongoing Shifting to Developing Regions

Manufacturing countries and demand for industrial packaging items will continue to shift to China (post-COVID-19 this scenario could change for China), India, and the emerging and developing nations of Asia, Africa, and other continents—specifically among lower-value, less technically-demanding made goods.

Safety and Health Regulatory

No big changes in the regulatory environment for industrial packaging are foreseen. Manufacturers in developing countries may face hurdles in adapting to international standards, like those regarding the transport of hazardous goods. The industry will continue to implement evolutionary changes in durability and fire safety of products like plastic drums and IBCs.


Suppliers of materials, particularly plastics will keep on giving evolutionary improvements to important raw materials, including greater puncture, cracking, and abrasion resistance; greater strength and rigidity to help downgauging; enhanced chemical resistance; and barrier properties.

Smart Packaging

The assimilation of packaging materials with sensor and communication technologies, logistics functions, and management information systems will let real-time monitoring and analysis of the status and condition of the valuable shipments.