According to Stratistics MRC, the “Global Dunnage Packaging” is accounted for $2.80 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $5.07 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period. While factors such as increasing urban population, high optimization in pack size, and huge demand from end-use industries are driving the growth of the market. However, small manufacturers and new entrants face difficulty while investing in highly advanced equipment which acts as a negative element for the market. Moreover, emerging economies and increasing R&D investments are creating lucrative opportunities across the globe.
Dunnage is used to secure and load cargo for transport. It can be made from a variety of products and materials including corrugated plastic, foam, aluminium, wood, steel and corrugated paper. There are three primary types of dunnage: kit packs, custom dunnage and multi-material varieties. Dunnage airbags are also commonly used. Dunnage is used in several different ways. On cargo ships, floor dunnage is used to protect moisture-sensitive shipments from the sweat that forms on ship floors. It works by holding the cargo above the deck, allowing the moisture to flow underneath it without causing any damage. Double layers or crisscrossed dunnage is used to protect especially delicate cargo.
Among materials, the corrugated plastic segment is expected to have a huge demand during the forecast period owing to the various advantages associated with durability and cost-effectiveness. These plastic materials are extremely lightweight and have a high load-bearing capacity. On the bases of application, the automotive segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth owing to an increase in population along with increasing disposable income among consumers, which is expected to drive the automotive industry segment.
By geography, Asia Pacific has a growing prominence during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the high demand for dunnage packaging within the automotive, electronics, and aerospace end-use industries. China and Japan are thought-about as a serious part of the APAC market. Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and other Asian countries are taken as the remainder of APAC into thought, as this dynamic technology isn't nevertheless commercialised in these countries. However, R&D activities in Japan and China, that makes these countries potential markets for this technology.
Some of the key players profiled in the Dunnage Packaging include UFP Technologies, Schoeller Allibert, Salco Engineering & Mfg., Reusable Transport Packaging, Rehrig Pacific Company, Packaging Corporation of America, Nefab Group, Myers Industries, Mjsolpac Ltd., Menasha Corporation, Interior Packaging Design, LLC, Gwp Group, Dunnage Engineering, DS Smith, Ckdpack Packaging Inc., and Amatech Inc.