North America and South America Anti-Fog Lidding Films Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Material [Polyethylene, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, and Others], Application, and End Use

North America and South America Anti-Fog Lidding Films Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Material [Polyethylene, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, and Others], Application, and End Use

  • July 2021 •
  • 164 pages •
  • Report ID: 6134364 •
  • Format: PDF
The NA and SAM anti-fog lidding films market was valued at valued at US$ 172.01 million in 2020 and is projected to reach US$ 251.71 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2021 to 2028.

Anti-fog lidding films are used to avoid fog formation in a variety of lidding applications.The anti-fog lidding film prevents any damage to the food product by offering superior tensile strength, excellent heat resistance, and UV and temperature stability.

Furthermore, anti-fog lidding films are a consumer-friendly packaging solution that is also spill-proof while in transit.The consumer lifts a tab on the box to open the anti-fog lidding packaging, and any food left in the package can be stored in the same packing.

Anti-fog lidding films are significantly used in end-use industries such as meat, poultry, and seafood; dairy products; fresh produce (mainly fruits and vegetables); bakery and confectionary and ready meals.

Based on application, the NA and SAM anti-fog lidding films market is segmented into trays;
cups and bowls; and jars. The trays segment led the NA and SAM anti-fog lidding films market with the highest market share in 2020. Anti-fog lidding films are commonly used to stop fog formation. They normally have high strength as well as heat resistance, owing to which they are widely used for trays utilized in food packaging. Top lidding films are utilized to thermoformed rigid trays for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and for vacuum skin packaging (VSP). These high barriers laminated top lidding films own special anti-fog properties, which allow the products to breathe inside the pack without making any fogging of the film, creating a crystal-clear window for the products, which is ideal for fussy consumers. These films utilized in trays are made from polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyester (PET). Mostly these types of trays are used in the packaging of freshly cut vegetables, baked items, ready meals, and frozen meat products, among others.

Geographically, the NA and SAM anti-fog lidding films market is segmented into the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America.In 2020, North America held the largest share in the market.

The growth of the anti-fog lidding films market in this region is attributed to the increasing demand for these films from the food packaging industries located in North America.Anti-fog lidding films are used in many applications, including trays, cups and bowls, and jars utilized in different types of food products packaging.

Food products such as meat, poultry, and seafood; dairy products; fresh produce; bakery and confectionery; and frozen foods, require anti-fog lidding films in packaging to protect the products while transporting and to keep them fresh.Ready meals and other microwavable food products need anti-fog films in packaging to avoid creating fog inside the packets while heating.

Owing to the increasing application of anti-fog lidding films in different types of food packaging by the manufacturers, the market is growing in North America. For instance, Berry Global Inc. is offering barrier sealant films such as blown mono and multi-layer films available with a high-performing protective core ranging from HDPE or EVOH, to LDPE, LLDPE, MDPE, or PP. The functionality of the films typically includes one or a combination of moisture resistance, oxygen, covalent organic frameworks or CoF, aroma/odor and flavor, oil/grease include combinations of hot tack, CoF, contaminates, moisture, seal temp, seal strength, and seal range. All these factors are influencing the anti-fog lidding films market growth in this region.

North America is one of the worst affected economies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The US has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

The unprecedented rise in number of COVID-19 cases across the US and Canada and the subsequent lockdown of numerous manufacturing facilities in the region has negatively influenced the growth of the various markets.As of July 7, 2021, the total number of cases recorded in the US was 33,392,406 with 600,457 deaths.

Surge in on-the-go consumers and adoption of packaged and ready-to-eat food products in this region were the key reasons for the food & beverage industry’s growth post the pandemic.The COVID-19 pandemic has had a mixed effect on this industry.

The demand for grocery & dairy products is increasing, which is boosting the revenue for anti-fog lidding films, vacuum packaging, trays, protective films, PVC films, and shelf life-extending modified atmospheric packaging. In addition, Brazil has been ranked to be the third-most affected economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic globally. In South and Central America, Brazil has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, among other countries of SAM. As of July 7, 2021, the total number of cases recorded in Brazil was 18,792,511 with 525,112 deaths. The governments of South and Central America have taken an array of actions to protect their citizens and combat the spread of COVID-19 virus through lockdowns, trade bans, and travel restrictions. This may have a direct impact on the growth of the anti-fog lidding films market. However, with opening of several growth markets in the region, increase in demand for packaged food, vaccination development, and initiatives taken by various governments to support economic and industrial growth, the demand for anti-fog lidding films is anticipated to grow at a positive and steady pace in the coming years.

UFLEX LTD.; Toray Plastics (America), Inc.; Plastopilhazorea Company Ltd; Sealed Air Corp; Berry Global Inc.; Winpak Ltd.; Green Packaging Material (Jiangyin) CO. Ltd.; Vitopel; KM Packaging; and Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation are among the major players operating in the NA and SAM anti-fog lidding films market.

The overall NA and SAM anti-fog lidding films market size has been derived in accordance with both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.

Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the NA and SAM anti-fog lidding films market.
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