Cold Chain Packaging Market

Cold Chain Packaging Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Product Type, Material Type, Packaging Format, End-Use, Region, & Country – Forecast 2022 – 2030

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 45.7 Bn between 2022 and 2030

Category: Packaging Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00208 Format: PDF Pages: 325

Cold Chain Packaging Market Size Analysis

According to a research survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, in 2022, the Global Cold Chain Packaging Market was worth US$ 22.9 Bn and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.7% over the forecast period. The market is expected to hit US$ 68.6 Bn by 2030 end.

The healthcare packaging industry has a huge demand for cold chain packaging. Applications for cold chain packaging include clinical trials, vaccinations, and the supply and logistics of biopharmaceuticals. The rise in sales of pharmaceutical items requiring cold chain logistics is to blame for the significant increase in the market for cold chain packaging.

Market Dynamic


Packaging for cold chains has become a need due to complex supply channels. The distribution of medicines, chemicals, and food products has increased the requirement for dependable cold chain packaging solutions. The requirement for cold chain packaging to maintain the integrity of the items is also driven by the need for regulatory compliance for food and pharmaceutical products.

For the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, cold chain packaging is quite helpful in maintaining the quality of the products. It has successfully minimized losses and ensured the best possible freshness for the food and beverage industries. Due to the increasing need for cold chain packaging solutions in the pharmaceutical business, particularly for the distribution of vaccines and the development of antibiotics, the market is expected to grow after the pandemic.


The infrastructure for creating cold chain packaging requires a significant initial investment. The market for cold chain packaging is primarily constrained by high material prices and the scalability of various packaging techniques.

Cold Chain Packaging Market

Segment-Wise Analysis

By Product Type :

  • Pallet Shippers
  • Insulated Containers
  • Foam Bricks
  • Gel Packs
  • Protective Packaging
  • Phase Change Cold Storage Products

By Material Type :

  • Polymer
    • Polyethylene
    • Polypropylene
    • PET
    • EPS
    • Polyurethane
    • Others
  • Metal
  • Paper

By Packaging Formats :

  • Reusable Packaging
  • Disposable Packaging

By End-use :

  • Food
    • Meat, Poultry & Seafood
    • Dairy Products
    • Fresh Produce
    • Bakery & Confectionary
  • Beverages
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Chemical
  • Others

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Which product type Cold Chain Packaging, plays an important role in the market growth?

Insulated containers are crucial for controlling the temperature of food goods during transport and storage and extending their shelf lives. As a result, increased demand for insulated containers is being driven by expansion in the market for frozen foods and fruits.

Why is the meat, poultry & seafood segment expected to expand to dominate the market during the forecast period?

In 2021, the Meat, Poultry & Seafood application dominated the market and brought in more than 30.0% of total revenue. This high percentage can be attributed to increased beef and poultry shipped from the United States and Brazil. Meat products must be frozen throughout transit and storage because they are susceptible to natural, ongoing, and irreversible bio-physiochemical changes.

Which region is expected to expand the fastest during the forecast period?

It is predicted that North America will continue to lead the market and account for over 35.0% of global revenue throughout the forecast period. Because there are so many big industrial players in the region, there is tremendous market fragmentation, which accounts for the high market share of the area.

Additionally, more people consume fresh and organic foods, including fresh green vegetables, organic milk, and organic eggs. It necessitates crucial packaging and handling precautions at each storage stage and transportation to prevent rotting. In turn, this is accelerating the expansion of the local market.

Competition Analysis

Strategic partnerships with technology partners focus on cold chain packaging industry players. The market for cold chain packaging is anticipated to gain from significant investments in technology like cloud computing and IoT solutions in several ways. These enhancements offer control, visibility, and responsibility for cold chain packaging solutions.

Some of the key developments that have taken place in the Cold Chain Packaging Market include:

  • In January 2022, The first extended-duration curbside recyclable shipper for the cold chain business was introduced by Packaging Technology Group.
  • In January 2021, Asiana Airlines and Pelican BioThermal announced their most recent agreement, which will broaden the company’s expanding global network.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • Sonoco ThermoSafe
  • Pelican Products, Inc.
  • Sofrigam SAS
  • Cryopak Industries Inc.
  • CSafe Global, LLC
  • Softbox Systems Ltd.
  • TOWER Cold Chain Solutions
  • DGP Intelsius LLC
  • TemperPack Technologies, Inc.
  • Tempack Packaging Solutions SL

Global Cold Chain Packaging Market 2022-2030: Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Assessment of the historical and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2030), and its contribution to the parent market
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and key emerging trends impacting market growth
  • Predictions on critical supply, demand, and technological trends and changes in consumer behavior
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, average profitability margins, etc.)
  • Segment-wise, country-wise, and region-wise market analysis
  • Competition mapping, market share analysis, key strategies adopted by top players, and competitive tactical intelligence
  • Key product innovations and regulatory framework
  • Covid-19 impact on the market and how to navigate
  • Strategic market analysis and recommendations on crucial winning strategies
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2030
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Billion for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Product Type, Material Type, Packaging Format, End-Use, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request