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Airless packaging are mostly used in the packaging of cosmetic products in order to prevent the product from contamination and extend the shelf life of the product as it restricts the flow of oxygen to the product inside the packaging. It is a non-pressurized system that has a mechanical pump with a sealed and filled container. Airless packaging is suitable for all types of products such as liquids, creams, fluids, gels, and pastes. Airless packaging comes in various forms such as jars, tubes, bottles, and syringes as designed options are endless for the manufacturer. Moreover, airless packaging reduce the wastages as it allows the consumer to use the product up to the last drop.

The global airless packaging market is estimated to account for US$ 4.5 billion in terms of value in the year 2018 and it predicted to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period (2019-2027)


Booming cosmetic industry and rising demand for airless packaging from the cosmetic industry as it offer user to use the product to the maximum portion is fueling the market growth of airless packaging. According to the, the cosmetic industry is growing faster today than ever before with an estimated market value of almost US$ 805 billion by 2023. It is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.14% from 2018 to 2023. Therefore, the growing cosmetic industry is expected to propel the market growth of airless packaging.

Market Opportunities

Expanding personal care industry especially around the globe is anticipated to foster the market growth of airless packaging over the forecast period. According to the report published by Finder UK in February 2020, the amount spent at hairdressers and personal care salons in the UK was highest in 2018, reaching US$ 8.23 billion. This is equivalent to every person in the UK spending US$ 146 on personal care treatments yearly. Therefore, growing demand for personal care products due to rising awareness regarding hygiene is expected to augment the market growth.

Market Restraints

Growing adoption of modified atmosphere packaging which is also known as protective gas packs, are created by removing the air and replacing it with a protective gas mixture which prevents or reduce the degradations of the product is expected to hinder the market growth of airless packaging. MAP technology extends the shelf life and improves the quality of the product, which is expected to act as a challenge for the airless packaging market.

Key Takeaways

On the basis of end-use, the personal care products dominated the global airless packaging market in 2018 with a 72.8% market share in terms of value, followed by health care and home care, respectively.

Market Trends

Increasing focus of manufacture to introduce innovation in an airless packaging solution is projected to propel the market growth of airless packaging over the forecast period. For instance, in September 2018, APR Packaging - the Canadian-headquartered packaging provider introduced its patented airless packaging, featuring a twist open/concealed nozzle. APR Packaging has also launched airless bottles and jars that enables the bottle’s contents to dispense in a conventional and user-friendly way, which simultaneously maintains the stability of the formulation. Hence, such innovations are expected to augment the market growth of airless packaging.

The growing focus of manufacturers to adopt various smart strategies such as merger and acquisition among players in order to meet the rising demand around the globe is projected to foster the market growth of airless packaging. For instance, in February 2018, Silgan Dispensing Systems, announced the introduction of Amplify, the company’s new airless pump on tube designed in partnership with Neopac, a supplier of tube packaging to the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries around the globe.

Competitive Section

Key players operating in global airless packaging market are Aptar Group, Inc., Albéa Beauty Holdings S.A., LUMSON SPA, HCP Packaging, Quadpack Industries, Libo Cosmetics Company, Ltd., Fusion Packaging, WestRock, and ABC Packaging Ltd.

 Few Recent Developments

 HCP Packaging

  • In September 2016, the company announced the acquisition of SIMP- a manufacturer of cosmetics packaging plastic and rubber products with industrial presence in France and Mexico

 Fusion Packaging

  • In December 2015, the company unveiled its new product called ‘the buxom,’ which is a thick-walled acrylic bottle with a C-shaped actuator that does not require an over the cap
  • In August 2015, Fusion Packaging launched its latest multi-layered laminate tubes with shiny metallic packaging
  • In April 2015, the company launched its direct effect airless designs that provide added sensorial benefits for end consumers

Market Taxonomy

By Packaging Type

  • Bottles & Jars
  • Bags & Pouches
  • Tubes
  • Others

By Material Type

  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Others

By Dispenser Type

  • Pumps
  • Dropper
  • Twist & Click

By End-use

  • Personal Care
    • Skin Care
    • Hair Care
    • Baby Care
  • Home Care
  • Health Care
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
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