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The global packaging divider market is on a roll
March 1, 2018

The global packaging divider market is on a roll!

Dividers may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of packaging design, yet they are indispensable to the packaging industry. In fact, the packaging divider market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of nearly 6 percent across various market segments and in all global regions at least until 2021, says market research firm Technavio in one of their latest reports.

Packaging dividers for food and beverages

Approximately one third of packaging dividers is used in the food and beverage industry. Shakti Jakhar, lead analyst at Technavio, believes this is due to consumers being increasingly pressed for time and, hence, preferring packaged products over fresh food:

“Factors such as busy lifestyles that prevent people from cooking at home, coupled with the easy availability of packaged foods in a nearby store, are increasing the market for convenience foods such as refrigerated appetizers that are, thereby, increasing the packaged food market. The rise in the number of people shifting to packaged food and beverage products will boost the sales in the global packaging dividers market.” 

Packaging dividers in the food industry are mostly used for confectionary products and beverages packaged in glass bottles to prevent the bottles from colliding with each other.

Pharmaceutical packaging dividers

The global packaging divider market is on a roll With an increasingly aging population comes a rising demand for pharmaceutical packaging including vials, test tubes and medicinal bottles which are made of glass. More precisely, pharmaceutical packaging dividers currently make up nearly 30 percent of the global packaging divider market. “The global pharmaceutical packaging market is also expected to generate around 93 billion USD by 2021,” Shakti adds.

Mirrors, headlamps and chrome parts

the global packaging divider is on a roll Perhaps more surprising is the automotive industry accounting for nearly 20 percent of the global packaging divider industry. Manufacturers mostly use packaging dividers to protect mirrors, headlamps and chrome parts during transportation. As the number of vehicles on the road continues to rise, so will the automotive industry’s demand for packaging dividers in the coming years.

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