Publication Month: Jul 2021 | Report Code: TIPRE00020180 | No. of Pages: 165 | Category: Chemicals and Materials | Status: Published
Wicketed bags are held together on a wicket (thin metal bar). The wicket makes it easy to dispense bags and package various items. The bags enhance the aesthetic appeal of a product and can augment product dispensing, along with durable packaging. Wicketed bags are largely used in many end-use industries due to their properties such as high tear resistance, tensile and break strength, transparency, eco-friendly, and durability. They are extensively utilized for packaging bakery food products, fruits, ice, vegetables, baby diapers, meat, and feminine hygiene products. It has been also used for semi-automatic, automatic, and manual load industrial applications.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period. The rising demand for food and personal hygiene products in nations, such as India and China, have contributed to the growth of wicketed bags market in Asia Pacific. Furthermore, the growing population, rising disposable income levels of the population, and substantial economic conditions are encouraging a consumer to spend more on consumer products, which is expected to drive the demand for wicketed bags across the region during the forecast period.
The ongoing pandemic has drastically altered the status of the plastic industry and has also impacted the growth of the wicketed bags market. The COVID-19 outbreak has further distorted operational efficiency and disrupted the value chains due to the sudden closure of national and international boundaries, creating revenue loss and damage. The disruptive value chain has had a negative impact on the raw material supply, which, in turn, is impacting the growth of the wicketed bags market. However, as the economies are planning to revive their operations, the demand for wicketed bags is presumed to rise globally. The packaging industry is a dynamically growing contributor to this demand since consumers are inclined toward ordering food products and other goods online. Moreover, the food and pharmaceutical segments are likely to bring growth opportunities for the market as wicketed bags are highly used in the packaging of food, personal hygiene, and pharmaceutical products. The corporate sectors have also resumed their operations with the imposition of several safety measures such as ensuring limited direct contact with visitors, strengthening and communicating proper hygiene practices, conducting complete sanitations, and eliminating personnel contact during shift changes.
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Flexible packaging is widely utilized owing to properties such as durability, cost-effectiveness, and low weight. Wicketed bags as flexible packaging enhances the aesthetic appeal of any product, help storing products in limited spaces, and can augment the dispensing of products, coupled with durable packaging. Hence, a growing inclination of product manufacturers toward the preference of flexible packaging solutions over the rigid packaging in primary packaging is driving the growth of wicketed bags. In addition, wicketed bags are further customizable as per industry requirements. Flexibility in manufacturing allows stretch films to be one of the most sought post packaging solutions in institutional, retail & consumer, and industrial sectors. Wicketed bags provide high puncture and tear-resistant, as well as offer high reliability while it comes to food packaging. All these factors are presumed to accelerate the demand for wicketed bags among the industry players. The advent of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has positively impacted the global wicketed bags market, leading to an increase in food & beverages sales, as consumers and businesses practice social distancing to restrict contact by choosing for online delivery. Moreover, the rise in consumer awareness of the need for hygiene products has grown dramatically after the spread of the virus. Manufacturers are also focusing on adopting packaging materials, which have protective properties that offer a barrier to shield the products from contaminants throughout transit to ensure the virus is minimally viable on the packaging surface. The pandemic has also resulted in the isolation of consumers at home. People are resorting to panic-buying along with bulk stocking owing to the fear of lockdowns. More consumers are ordering daily staples and fresh food mainly through online channels, which again leads to a rise in the demand for flexible plastic packaging such as wicketed bags. Governments of many affected countries, e.g., India, have asked food manufacturers to ramp up production mainly to avoid supply-side shocks and shortages. FMCG companies are highly responding by demanding more flexible plastic packaging products. All these factors are influencing the market for wicketed bags.
Based on type, the global wicketed bags market is segmented into loose flap, bottom gusset, side gusset, and others. The bottom gusset segment is anticipated to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period. Bottom-gusset bags are basically designed to contain larger and three-dimensional-shaped products. A bottom fold allows this bag to square off also creates a form-fitting and flat-surface bag end. Wicketed bag with bottom gusset is made of polyethylene. It is very transparent and glossy owing to the use of special polymers. It also comes with a perforation for easy opening, along with a strap handle to carry. The wicket in the bags makes it easier to bundle and be utilized on an automatic/semi-automatic filling line at the buyer’s end. These bags have multiple usages in the packaging of grocery, clothing, and sanitary products. They have features such as proper fitting, a flat end that provides an additional printing area, a fold (gusset) on the bottom, horizontal or vertical orientation for retail display, and excellent seal strength for product protection. Rather than lying flat, these types of bags stand upright and tend to be versatile in case of size and shape. In addition, the overall size of a bottom gusset bag is usually large, even if they’re handling the same volume of product. Bottom gusset bags are usually used for confectionary packaging, pet food packaging, and coffee packaging.
Based on application, the global wicketed bags market is segmented into food, pharmaceuticals, personal care and cosmetic products, industrial goods, and others. The food segment is anticipated to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period. Most of the companies are offering clear wicketed bags, which meet FDA and USDA specifications for food contact. A bottom gusset bag provides an extra space for the proper arrangement and presentation of food items. Wicketed bags are usually manufactured using a lip in which two holes along with a metal wicket secure the top of the bag together. This design creates a pre-opened bag that, when filled, can also be torn away, leaving the next bag ready for filling. These bags are highly utilized for packaging bakery products, bread, ice, grocery items, and many other food products.
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|Market Size Value in||US$ 751.91 Million in 2020|
|Market Size Value by||US$ 1,045.62 Million by 2028|
|Growth rate||CAGR of 4.2% from 2021-2028|
|No. of Pages||165|
|No. of Tables||56|
|No. of Charts & Figures||74|
|Historical data available||Yes|
|Segments covered||Type and Application|
|Regional scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America|
|Country scope||US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina|
|Report coverage||Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends|
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St. Johns Packaging, Berry Global Inc., Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, Mondi, LPS Industries, PAC Worldwide Corporation, UFlex Limited, Coveris, Maco PKG., and Sonoco Products Company are a few well-established players operating in the global wicketed bags market. These companies offer their products worldwide, which help them in catering to a wider customer base. The major market players are highly focused on the development of high-quality and innovative products to meet the customer’s requirements. Over the past a few years, the companies operating in the market have realized the immense potential pertaining to the wicketed bags market, and they are adopting strategies such as mergers & acquisitions and product launches. For instance, in 2021, St. Johns Packaging announced the purchase of a Comexi Nexus Dual laminator. The company installed it at its Ilkeston, Derbyshire plant in Q1 2021. St. Johns Packaging is expanding and investing in the UK market, understanding the market need for high-quality materials produced domestically, lessening Brexit risks, giving short lead times, and promoting economically viable sustainable packaging solutions.
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