The North America egg packaging market was valued at US$ 841.36 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 1,097.42 Million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2020 – 2027.
Egg packaging refers to a packaging material specifically designed for safe storage and transportation of eggs. Cartons, trays, baskets, and containers are some of the most commonly used egg-packaging solutions. They are manufactured by using paperboard, recycled paper, polyethylene terephthalate or polystyrene. The delicate and porous nature of egg shells demands for tough and secure packaging solution. These materials provide convenience and also help absorbing the stress or shock exerted during handling or transportation of eggs. Nonetheless, the egg packaging preserves the eggs from bacteria, tainting, natural predators, and loss of moisture. All these benefits have increased demand for egg-packaging.
The U.S contributed to the largest share in the North America egg packaging market in 2019. The majority of consumers across the country have preferred to consume eggs over meat as a safe and inexpensive source of protein, which is expected to boost the market growth. Further, the United States continues to produce and eat the largest number of eggs per year. In 2017, there were 319 million commercial egg-laying hens in the US. Large scale poultry farms delivered an average of 80.5 eggs per 100 layers per day. Furthermore, increased environmental problems continue to drive suppliers for more varied stocks in the egg packaging industry and more cost-savings for the end industries. Also, the presence of a huge number of packaging companies offering egg packaging solution is propelling this market. Some of the market players Brodrene Hartmann AS, Cascades Inc., CKF Inc., and many others. These factors are further boosting the market for egg packaging in the US.
North America Egg Packaging Market
Increasing Preference for Convenience in Transporting Eggs
Egg packaging has been an essential part of providing quality eggs to consumers. The egg packaging preserves the eggs from bacteria, tainting, natural predators, and loss of moisture. Also, possible crushing during handling, storage, or transportation of the eggs is protected by the egg packaging. Numerous eggs are broken during transportation as compared to any other step during processing and distribution. Hence, the economic damage is caused due to broken eggs as the occurrence of cracks increases the risk for bacterial contamination of the broken egg thereby reducing the quality and causing food safety issues. Therefore, egg packaging in the form of trays, cardboard boxes, or cartons is majorly used for packaging the eggs. The cartons can give the most excellent mechanical protection for the eggs. The cartons have a dimpled form and the structure helps in protecting the eggs against stresses and shocks exerted during storage and transportation thereby, curbing the possible damage or crushing of the eggshells. Hence, the manufacturers are introducing egg boxes of multiple shapes and sizes in order to provide convenience for storage and transportation of the eggs. Thus, the rising preference for egg packaging products in the form of trays, cardboard boxes, or cartons for transporting eggs is the key factor expected to drive the egg packaging market growth during the forecast period.
Material Type Market Insights
The North America egg packaging market is segmented on the basis of material type into paper, plastic, others. The paper segment holds the largest share of the market in 2019. Paper-based packaging protects goods, reduces waste and is recyclable. Packaging reduces waste. Recycling waste paper and packaging responsibly reduces litter and landfill. It prevents waste through breakage, spoilage and contamination, and extends product shelf life. Paper-based packaging is a versatile and cost-efficient method to transport, protect and preserve a wide array of items. It is engineered to be sturdy, yet lightweight, and is customizable to meet product- or customer-specific needs. It is made from paper pulp. It was replaced for a while with PET packaging but the public preferred the natural look and feel of the paper pulp carton. Paper egg cartons are biodegradable and accepted by almost all local recycling agencies.
North America Egg Packaging Market, by Material Type – 2019 and 2027
Packaging Type Market Insights
The North America egg packaging market is segmented on the basis of packaging type into cartons, trays, containers, and others. The cartons segment holds the larger share of the North America egg packaging market in 2019. Cartons is a box or container usually made of cardboard and often of corrugated cardboard several cartons of books. An egg carton is a carton designed for carrying and transporting whole eggs. These cartons have a dimpled form in which each dimple accommodates an individual egg and isolates that egg from eggs in adjacent dimples. Standard egg cartons have room for 10 or 12 eggs, but they can come in a variety of sizes, holding from three to 24 eggs. An egg carton can be made of various materials, including foamed plastics such as polystyrene foam, clear plastic or may be manufactured from recycled paper and molded pulp.
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- North America Egg Packaging Market – By Material Type
- North America Egg Packaging Market – By Packaging Type
- Company Profiles
- Sonoco Products Company
- Mauser Corporate GMBH
- Huhtamaki Oyj
- CKF Inc.
- Cascades Inc.
- Brodrene Hartmann AS
- Reynolds Group Holdings Limited