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Global demand for milk consuming contributes to the Dairy Packaging Market

Demand for dairy packaging is estimated to grow during the forecast period majorly because of the growth in offerings of dairy items in smaller packs and rising disposable income. Furthermore, the demand for packaging is growing because of the growing popularity of smaller packs and increasing consumer preference for dairy products like yogurt


The packaging is essential because its primary function is to protect the product from damages like physical, chemical and biological sources. It is also used as a source to attract customers at the same time. Therefore, the packaging is not only a source of protection for products but also uses a marketing tool to create a brand. The packaging uses different methods like anti-corrosion packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, plastic packaging and flexible packaging.


The increase in disposable income and the growing preference of consumers for dairy products are the main factors in the world dairy market. The recent trend shows that manufacturers focus on supplying products in small quantities. The different types of flavored dairy products on the market play an essential role in the growth of the world milk packaging market. Increasing awareness about health, increasing urbanization, the consumption of various dairy products as a result of the growing demand for fresh food as part of a healthy diet are the main trends in the global dairy packaging market.

The types:

Packaging materials include paper and paper products (coated or coated), glass, tin, aluminum foil, wood, plastics and laminates.

Paper and paper products.

Paper and paper products are an excellent packaging material for milk products. This may include kraft paper, greaseproof paper, glassine paper, wax paper, plasticized paper, cardboard, cardboard, cardboard, cardboard boxes, etc.


The glass can be transparent or opaque. It is used in the form of bottles, glasses, jars, jugs, etc.


It can consist of a thin sheet of mild steel (0.025 mm thick) coated on both sides with a layer of pure tin. It is desirable to have a lacquered box inside, which offers better corrosion resistance.

The advantages cited for tin containers as packaging material are their functional strength and excellent barrier properties. The disadvantages are its high cost, its high weight, the difficulty of closing the lid of the container and its disposal. The boxes are mainly used in the form of a can.


The standard thickness of the sheet used is 0.012 to 0.015 mm. To increase corrosion resistance, it can be lacquered ( or a thin plastic film can be applied to package dairy products.

The advantages of these packages are a sound barrier, no grease, no absorption, no shrinkage, no smell, no taste, hygienic, non-toxic, opaque to light, bright, etc. The disadvantages are its low tear resistance, its acids and bases. It is mainly used in the form of packaging, cardboard and box.


The qualities required for the wood to act as packing material are that it must be odorless, have an attractive appearance and have sufficient mechanical strength. It can be treated with casein or sprayed with paraffin wax or plastic, or to make it more water-resistant and prevent the passage of wood color to butter. It is generally used in the form of a box, tank, barrel or barrel.


The use of plastics in packaging has made tremendous progress in recent years around the world. A wide variety of plastics can be used as thermoformed, injection molded or blow molded containers, such as bottles, cartons, cups, boxes, etc. The advantages of rigid plastic containers are their low cost and ease of manufacture.

Low polymers

They include cellophane (coated with smooth or nitrocellulose/saran/polyethene), treated with cellulose, etc.

High polymers

Polyethene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, polyvinylidene chloride, rubber hydrochloride, polyester, polyamide (nylon), saran (polymer blend), etc. They form suitable packaging materials.


They are trained by combining the entire surfaces of two or more different film networks with the primary objective of overcoming the flaws of individual films.

Key Market Trends

Milk occupies the largest market share

• Milk is the most consumed dairy product in the world. The high moisture and mineral content of the milk makes it very difficult for the vendors to preserve the product. This is one of the main reasons why milk is marketed as milk powder or processed milk.

• With current milk processing technology, liquid milk packaged in a bottle has a shelf life of 10 to 21 days when stored at a temperature of 4 to 8°C. With the onset of processes such as Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk treatment, the shelf life of packaged milk extends up to one year without refrigeration.

• Over the past four years, there has been a trend towards encouraging local production, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. In countries such as India, which accounts for almost 16% of world milk production, the gap between supply and demand is considerable.

• With the increase in milk production worldwide, the packaging solution will also experience growing demand, which will move the market forward.

Recent developments:

• In January 2019, Gaya Gold partnered with the Ardagh Group to rethink iced coffee containers in the United Arab Emirates. To achieve the desired shape, the size has been enlarged by 26% under a pressure of 40 bar, and there will be a golden impression on both the lid and the base of the bobbin.

• In February 2019, dairy producer Aria launched recyclable packaging using renewable wood cardboard for dairy products in Finland. They will use it to make comic books of two-water recyclables for kitchen product packaging. UPM believes that bioplastic has the same characteristics as plastic, which makes it perfect for packaging.

• June 2018: The Huhtamaki Group acquires Ajanta Packaging in India for $ 15.5 million in cash. The acquisition will help Huhtamaki consolidate its position in the pressure-sensitive label market.

• June 2019: Amcor announced the closing of its acquisition of Bemis Company Inc., a merged company now operating as Amcor Plc (Amcor). The addition of Bemis provides additional scope, capabilities and footprint that will strengthen Amcor's industry-leading value proposition and generate significant shareholder value.