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The complete version of the Report will include the impact of the COVID-19, and anticipated change on the future outlook of the industry, by taking into the account the political, economic, social, and technological parameters.

Edible packaging is a type of packaging that is used for wrapping food products or consumables products such as medicine. Edible packaging is mostly done to increase the shelf-life of food products. They are designed to be eaten and have the ability to biodegrade efficiently. Edible packaging is produced from different materials such as surfactant, polysaccharides, protein films, lipid, and composite films.

The global edible packaging market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,004.8 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period (2021-2028).

Recent Developments:

In October 2020, a London-based startup named Notpla created eadible seaweed packaging as an alternative to the conventional plastic packaging.

In January 2020, a New York-based company named Loliware started producing algae and seaweed-based edible straws.

In October 2019, a Polish designer named Roza Janusz created environmentally friendly and edible packaging material called ‘Scoby’ as an effective alternative to plastic packaging.

North America held dominant position in the global edible packaging market in 2020, accounting for 35.7% share in terms of volume, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific, respectively. Surging adoption of packed food products is driving the market growth for this region.

Figure 1. Global Edible Packaging Market Volume (000’ Tons), by Region, 2020

Edible Packaging  | Coherent Market Insights

Global Edible Packaging Market: Drivers

The growing need to reduce the packaging material waste is propelling the market growth of edible packaging. Packaging accounts for approximately one-third of the world’s garbage. So growing awareness regarding environmental problems such as disposal of solid waste and eliminating the amount of waste generated on the landfill is creating the need for recycling of the solid waste in order to reduce the waste generated on land. Edible packaging plays important role in reducing the landfill waste.

The increasing use of edible packaging for extending the shelf-life of the products is fostering market growth. Growing safety issues coupled with the effective usage of space is again propelling the market growth. The ability to offer a longer shelf-life to the product is driving demand for edible packaging, also it reduces the waste. They easily get tampered which makes them an ideal option for the packaging of different food products. Thus, the growing need for increasing shelf-life of the food products is propelling market growth.

Global Edible Packaging Market: Opportunities

The increasing demand for biodegradable films in edible packaging is projected to provide lucrative growth opportunities. It reduces the dependency on fossil fuels and materials such as composite films, polysaccharides, lipid, and cellulose- or starch-based materials can provide new functionalities and properties such as biodegradability. Thus growing demand for biodegradable films in edible packaging is projected to foster the market growth of the edible packaging in the near future.

Shifting preferences from conventional case-ready packaging to portion-size packaging is expected to serve key growth opportunities. Portion-sizes packaging for food products enables allows consumers to use the required amounts of meat and also helps in reducing wastage of food products. This in turn is expected to offer immense growth opportunities to the market of edible packaging. Thus growing used of portion-size packaging is projected to foster the market growth of the edible packaging in the near future. 

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Edible Packaging Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2021: US$ 1,080.8 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 6.9% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 1,723.6 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, RSA, Rest of Middle East & Africa)
Segments covered:
  • By Material Type: Polysaccharides, Lipid, Surfactant, Protein Films, Composite Films
  • By End Use Type: F&B Manufacturing (Fresh Food, Cakes & Confectionery, Dairy Products, Baby Food, Other Food Products), Pharmaceuticals, Others
Companies covered:

MonoSol, LLC (Kuraray Co. Lyd.), JRF Technology, LLC, WikiFoods, Inc., Safetraces Inc., and Tate and Lyle Plc

Growth Drivers:
  • Growing need to reduce the packaging material waste
  • Increasing use of edible packaging for extending the shelf-life of products
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High cost of edible packaging materials
  • Need for secondary packaging while using edible packaging

Market Trends:

Shifting preferences towards reducing wastage of products is one of the growing trends in the market. Edible packaging reduce the waste on the landfill and also, increase the shelf-life of the product. Moreover, growing environmental concerns around the globe and the need for a sustainable environment is again projected to foster the market growth of the edible packaging.

Continuous product innovation by the key manufacturer in a sustainable packaging solution is one of the emerging trends in the market and this trend is expected to foster market growth. For instance, in November 2020, University of Nottingham researchers have developed 100 percent biodegradable and edible food packaging made from plant carbohydrates and proteins to replace polluting plastic materials and improve storage, safety, and shelf life. This move is in response to the growing need for environmental sustainability.

Figure 2. Global Edible Packaging Market Share, By Material Type, 2020

Edible Packaging  | Coherent Market Insights

Key Takeaways of the Graph:

  • Among the material type segment, the protein films held dominant position in the market and accounted for 31.8% share in the global edible packaging market in 2020. The segment is expected to reach US$ 543.1 million in 2028.
  • Increasing health awareness among millennial population is expected to drive the market demand for this segment.

Global Edible Packaging Market: Restraints

The high cost of edible packaging materials is expected to restrict market growth. According to the Coherent Market Insights analysis, the initial cost of one ton of edible films can be between 3000 to 3600 dollars, depending on the quality and size of the machine. Thus the high cost of edible packaging is projected to hamper market growth.

Edible packaging requires secondary packaging which is one of the key factors restricting its use. This factor is projected to hamper the market growth of the edible packaging over the forecast period.

Global Edible Packaging Market: Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the global edible packaging market include, MonoSol, LLC (Kuraray Co. Lyd.), JRF Technology, LLC, WikiFoods, Inc., Safetraces Inc., and Tate and Lyle Plc

Edible packaging refers to packing that is edible and also biodegradable. For example, candy, cookies, jams, and jellies are packed in such a way that they are able to break down into smaller particles that the natural decomposition process can take care of, thus leaving the goodness of the original product behind for future consumers to enjoy. This kind of packaging is very attractive to consumers who are health conscious and even those who want to be "green" by reducing their carbon footprint. Edible packaging is an important tool in helping consumers make informed decisions on the products they purchase and how to reduce their impact on the environment.

Market Dynamics:

R&D in edible packaging is expected to propel growth of the global edible packaging market over the forecast period. For instance, in March 2021, a research team from Sri Venkateswara and Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswavidyalayam Universities (India), Ural Federal University, and Ural Branch of the RAS (Russia) reported development of edible food films for packaging vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat, and poultry.

Major players operating in the global edible packaging market are focused on adopting partnership strategies to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in October 2020, Notpla, a UK startup, partnered with Hellmann's, a food brand of Unilever, to test edible seaweed-based food packaging.

 Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global edible packaging market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2021–2028), considering 2020 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global edible packaging market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include MonoSol, LLC (Kuraray Co. Lyd.), JRF Technology, LLC WikiFoods, Inc., Safetraces Inc., and Tate and Lyle Plc
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global edible packaging market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global edible packaging market

Detailed Segmentation:

  •  Global Edible Packaging Market, By Material Type:
    • Polysaccharides
    • Lipid
    • Surfactant
    • Protein Films
    • Composite Films
  • Global Edible Packaging Market, By End Use:
    • F&B Manufacturing
      • Fresh Food
      • Cakes & Confectionery
      • Dairy
      • Baby Food
      • Other Food Products
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Others
  • Global Edible Packaging Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • U.S.
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Canada
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Mexico
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Rest of Latin America
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • U.K.
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • France
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Italy
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Spain
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Rest of Europe
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Japan
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • India
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Australia & New Zealand
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • UAE
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • RSA
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
        • By Material Type:
          • Polysaccharides
          • Lipid
          • Surfactant
          • Protein Films
          • Composite Films
        • By End Use:
          • F&B Manufacturing
            • Fresh Food
            • Cakes & Confectionery
            • Dairy
            • Baby Food
            • Other Food Products
          • Pharmaceuticals
          • Others
  • Company Profiles
    • MonoSol, LLC (Kuraray Co. Lyd.)*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • JRF Technology, LLC
    • WikiFoods, Inc.
    • Safetraces Inc.
    • Tate and Lyle Plc

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Material Type
      • Market Snippet, By End Use Type
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
        • Supply Side Drivers
        • Demand Side Drivers
        • Economic Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • Regulatory Scenario
      • Industry Trend
      • PEST Analysis
      • PORTER’s Analysis
      • New Product Approvals/Launch
      • Promotion and Marketing Initiatives
  4. Global Edible Packaging Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
    • Overview
    • Factors Affecting Global Edible Packaging Market – COVID-19
    • Impact Analysis
  5. Global Edible Packaging Market, By Material Type, 2017 - 2028 (US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 - 2028
      • Segment Trends
    • Polysaccharides
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 - 2028
    • Lipid
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 – 2028
    • Surfactant
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 – 2028
      • PVB
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 – 2028
    • Protein Films
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 – 2028
    • Composite Films
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 – 2028
  6. Global Edible Packaging Market, By End Use Type, 2017 - 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 - 2028
      • Segment Trends
    • F&B Manufacturing
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 – 2028
      • Sub-segment Market Trends
        • Fresh Food
        • Cakes & Confectionery
        • Dairy Products
        • Baby Food
        • Other Food Products
    • Pharmaceuticals
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 – 2028
    • Others
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2021 – 2028
  7. Global Edible Packaging Market, By Region, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2028(%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2021 - 2028
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End Use, 2017- 2028(US$ Million and 000’ Tons)
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • MonoSol, LLC (Kuraray Co. Lyd.)
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • JRF Technology, LLC
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • WikiFoods, Inc.
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Safetraces Inc.
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Tate and Lyle Plc
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global edible packaging market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 1080.8 Million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.9% between 2021 and 2028.
Growing need to reduce the packaging material waste and increasing use of edible packaging for extending the shelf-life of products are the factors fuelling growth of the market.
The F&B Manufacturing segment is the leading end-use segment in the market.
High cost of edible packaging materials and the need for secondary packaging while using edible packaging are factors hindering growth of the market.
Major players operating in the market include, MonoSol, LLC (Kuraray Co. Lyd.), JRF Technology, LLC, WikiFoods, Inc., Safetraces Inc., and Tate and Lyle Plc
North America region is expected to hold dominant position in the market over the forecast period. The growth of the market in the state is driven by the surging adoption towards consumption of packed food products.
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