There is increasing demand for packaging materials that give greater protection to their contents. This is especially noticeable in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. A variety of barrier technologies have been commercialised that preserve, protect and optimise product shelf life, reduce the need for preservatives, provide transparency and gloos, and serve as a printing substrate. Without barrier packaging, perishable goods would be susceptible to a wide range of deterioration processes.
Smithers latest infographic for the functional additives and barrier coatings in plastic packaging covers:
- Future technology trends to 2027; both functional additive and barrier coatings technologies
- Market share by region & end-use
- Impact of current geopolitical tensions (conflict in Ukraine/Russia)
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