The global packaging testing market is a multi-billion dollar industry that offers essential testing services to verify the safety, integrity and regulatory compliance of packaging materials, units and components. Regular testing helps ensure packaging protects products throughout manufacturing, storage, transport and usage while meeting environmental standards. The increasing trend of green packaging certification due to rising environmental concerns has significantly driven demand for packaging testing in recent years.
The Global Packaging Testing Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9.90 billion in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031.
Packaging testing encompasses a wide range of chemical, physical and microbiological assessments to analyze packaging materials and finished packages. Regular testing verifies packaging does not leach potentially toxic chemicals, withstands stresses during distribution, prevents microbial contamination and degrades safely. It also authenticates packaging meets various regulatory norms. The need for packaging testing arises from the critical role of packaging in maintaining product quality and safety while moving through complex global supply chains. It helps manufacturers modernize packaging, minimize waste, and achieve compliance. As environmental and health regulations tighten globally, the demand for testing certifications like Forest Stewardship Council has increased considerably.
Key players operating in the packaging testing market are SGS, Bureau Veritas, Intertek, Eurofins, TÜV SÜD, ALS Ltd., Mérieux NutriSciences, Microbac Laboratories, EMSL Analytical, and Campden BRI.
The global packaging testing market is expected to grow substantially due to the rising demand for certified and compliant packaging from industries such as food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods. Regular testing helps manufacturers respond to evolving regulations, mitigate risks and access international markets.
Major testing companies are expanding globally through partnerships and accreditations to serve the growing needs of multinational brands operating across borders. The industry is consolidating as well through mergers and acquisitions to offer comprehensive solutions across different geographies.
Market key trends
Sustainable packaging is a major trend impacting the testing landscape. Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to utilize recycled, recyclable and biodegradable materials due to growing environmental consciousness. This is driving demand for certifications like Greenpackcert that help brands verify sustainability claims through inspection and analysis services. Testing service providers are developing Green Chemistry labs and expertise to support companies in transitioning to eco-friendly options.
Threat of new entrants: New entrants face high initial costs for setting up testing facilities and acquiring certifications. Bargaining power of buyers: Buyers have moderate bargaining power given the availability of testing services from various providers. Bargaining power of suppliers: Suppliers of testing equipment and raw materials have moderate to high bargaining power due to limited substitutes and differentiated products. Threat of new substitutes: There is a moderate threat of substitutes as different testing technologies can be used for similar applications. Competitive rivalry: The market is highly competitive with global players competing on capabilities, technologies, quality, and pricing.
The Packaging Testing Market Growth in North America accounted for the largest share in terms of value during the forecast period. Stringent safety and quality regulations for food and pharmaceutical packaging in the US and Canada drive the demand for packaging testing in the region.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region for the packaging testing market during the forecast period. Rapid economic growth, rising disposable incomes, and increasing consumer awareness about product quality and safety are fueling market growth. China, India, Japan, and South Korea are major countries contributing to the regional market.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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