Wicketed Bags

Wicketed Bags

Wicketed Bags Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Material (Non Bio-degradable and Bio-degradable), Type (Bottom Gusset, Side Gusset and Other Types), Packaging Type, Closure Type, Application and By Geography

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Published: 2024 ID: SMRC26750

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Wicketed Bags Market is accounted for $955.30 million in 2024 and is expected to reach $1370.52 million by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period. Wicketed bags are a type of packaging commonly used in industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, and retail. They are typically made from plastic films like polyethylene and are organized in a stack on a wire wicket for easy dispensing during automated packaging processes. The bags are attached to each other with perforations or a thin lip that facilitates quick loading onto filling equipment. This design allows for efficient, rapid filling and sealing, making wicketed bags ideal for high-volume production environments where speed and convenience are essential. 

Market Dynamics: 


Advantages of wicketed bags

Wicketed bags offer several advantages that drive their popularity in the market. They facilitate efficient packaging operations due to their unique design, where the bags are connected in a neat stack on a metal wicket for easy handling and dispensing. This setup reduces downtime during packaging, enhancing productivity. Wicketed bags ensure consistent and orderly product filling, which is crucial for high-speed packaging lines. Their uniformity and stability minimize errors and waste, contributing to cost-effectiveness. These factors collectively make wicketed bags a preferred choice across industries seeking efficiency, reliability, and cost savings in packaging solutions.


Shift towards sustainable alternatives

The shift towards sustainable alternatives has restrained the market for wicketed bags due to increasing consumer and regulatory demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions. Wicketed bags, typically made from conventional plastics, are facing challenges as businesses seek to reduce their environmental footprint. Sustainable alternatives like compostable materials or recycled plastics are gaining traction as they offer a more environmentally responsible choice. This trend is prompting manufacturers and retailers to explore and adopt packaging solutions that align with sustainability goals.


Retail packaging

The retail packaging opportunity in the wicketed bag market lies in its convenience and efficiency for product display and consumer access. Wicketed bags are pre-loaded on a wire wicket or hanger, making them easy to handle and ideal for automated packaging processes. In retail settings, such as supermarkets and convenience stores, these bags enhance product visibility and shelf presentation, attracting customer attention and facilitating quick loading at checkout counters. Their versatility in accommodating various products like food items, apparel, and hardware further expands their market appeal. With growing consumer demand for user-friendly packaging solutions, wicketed bags offer a competitive edge by combining practicality with aesthetic appeal.


Fluctuating raw material costs

Fluctuating raw material costs pose a significant threat to the wicketed bag market due to their direct impact on production expenses. Wicketed bags are commonly made from polyethylene or polypropylene, materials susceptible to price volatility influenced by factors such as oil prices and global supply chain disruptions. These fluctuations can lead to unpredictable manufacturing costs, potentially squeezing profit margins for producers and increasing prices for consumers. Moreover, market players may face challenges in maintaining competitive pricing strategies and consistent product availability amid varying raw material expenses.

Covid-19 Impact: 

Initially, there was a surge in demand due to stockpiling behaviours and increased consumption of essential goods packaged in wicketd bags such as food and hygiene products. However, disruptions in supply chains, logistical challenges, and reduced manufacturing capacity due to lockdowns led to supply shortages and increased costs for raw materials. As economies gradually reopened, fluctuating consumer demand patterns and ongoing supply chain issues continued to affect the market, prompting manufacturers to adapt their operations and strategies to navigate the uncertain market conditions caused by the pandemic.

The non bio-degradable segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The non-biodegradable segment in the wicketed bag market has been experiencing growth due to several factors. These bags are often made from materials such as polyethylene, which offer durability and cost-effectiveness compared to biodegradable alternatives. Industries requiring robust packaging solutions, such as the food and beverage, retail, and industrial sectors, prefer non-biodegradable wicketed bags for their ability to protect goods during transportation and storage. Moreover, advancements in manufacturing technologies have enhanced the quality and customization options of these bags, further driving demand. 

The retail & consumer segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The retail and consumer segment within the wicked bag market has experienced notable growth due to several key factors. These bags are widely used for packaging various consumer goods, such as food products (like bread, produce, and snacks), personal care items, and household goods. The convenience of wicketed bags, which are easy to fill and dispense, has made them increasingly popular among retailers and consumers alike. 

Region with largest share:

The North American region has experienced notable growth in the Wicked Bags market due to several factors. Increasing demand from various industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and retail has spurred the growth of wicketed bags, which are favoured for their convenience and efficiency in packaging. Additionally, heightened awareness regarding sustainable packaging solutions has driven the adoption of eco-friendly materials and designs in wicketed bags, further fuelling market growth. Regulatory support for environmentally friendly packaging solutions has also played a crucial role in shaping the market landscape in North America.

Region with highest CAGR:

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed significant growth in the wicketed bag market, primarily due to several factors. Increased industrialization and urbanization have boosted demand for convenient and efficient packaging solutions across various sectors, such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and retail. Moreover, rising disposable incomes and changing consumer preferences towards packaged and processed foods have further fueled market expansion. Additionally, advancements in packaging technologies and the growing awareness of sustainable packaging practices have driven manufacturers to innovate and cater to evolving market demands in the region.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Wicketed Bags market include A-Pac Manufacturing, Huhtamäki, International Plastics Inc., Midwest Pol, Mondi, North Coast Plastics, Inc., Polyplex, Stora Enso, TCPL Packaging Ltd and UFIex Limited.   

Key Developments:

In June 2024, Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, is partnering with advanced biomaterial engineers traceless to develop a new coating solution based on by-products from the agricultural industry. This innovative bio-circular coating solution is the first of its kind and will be able to replace traditionally used plastic coating.

In January 2024, TCPL Packaging Unveils BOBST Vision 5003 Line. The inauguration of the new BOBST Vision 5003 line marked a pivotal moment for TCPL Packaging, as it heralds a new era of enhanced operational capabilities. The new line is poised to elevate the company’s flexible packaging unit by enabling unprecedented speeds across all substrates and substantially augmenting production capacity.

Materials Covered:
• Non Bio-degradable
• Bio-degradable 

Types Covered:
• Bottom Gusset
• Side Gusset
• Loose Flap
• Other Types

Packaging Types Covered:
• Semi- Rigid Packaging
• Flexible Packaging 

Closure Types Covered:
• Re-Closable Bags
• Non-Re-Closable Bags

Applications Covered:
• Retail & Consumer
• Institutional
• Industrial
• Other Applications

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan        
o China        
o India        
o Australia  
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific    
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa 
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary      
2 Preface      
 2.1 Abstract     
 2.2 Stake Holders     
 2.3 Research Scope     
 2.4 Research Methodology     
  2.4.1 Data Mining    
  2.4.2 Data Analysis    
  2.4.3 Data Validation    
  2.4.4 Research Approach    
 2.5 Research Sources     
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources    
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources    
  2.5.3 Assumptions    
3 Market Trend Analysis      
 3.1 Introduction     
 3.2 Drivers     
 3.3 Restraints     
 3.4 Opportunities     
 3.5 Threats     
 3.6 Application Analysis     
 3.7 Emerging Markets     
 3.8 Impact of Covid-19     
4 Porters Five Force Analysis      
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers     
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers     
 4.3 Threat of substitutes     
 4.4 Threat of new entrants     
 4.5 Competitive rivalry     
5 Global Wicketed Bags Market, By Material      
 5.1 Introduction     
 5.2 Non Bio-degradable     
  5.2.1 Polyester (PET)    
  5.2.2 Polyvinylchloride (PVC)    
  5.2.3 Polyethylene (PE)    
  5.2.4 Polypropylene (PP)    
  5.2.5 Polyamide (PA)    
  5.2.6 Polystyrene (PS)    
  5.2.7 Other Materials    
 5.3 Bio-degradable     
6 Global Wicketed Bags Market, By Type      
 6.1 Introduction     
 6.2 Bottom Gusset     
 6.3 Side Gusset     
 6.4 Loose Flap     
 6.5 Other Types     
7 Global Wicketed Bags Market, By Packaging Type      
 7.1 Introduction     
 7.2 Semi- Rigid Packaging     
 7.3 Flexible Packaging     
8 Global Wicketed Bags Market, By Closure Type      
 8.1 Introduction     
 8.2 Re-Closable Bags     
 8.3 Non-Re-Closable Bags     
9 Global Wicketed Bags Market, By Application      
 9.1 Introduction     
 9.2 Retail & Consumer     
  9.2.1 Home Care & Toiletries    
  9.2.2 Cosmetics & Personal Care    
  9.2.3 Food & Beverages    
  9.2.4 Clothing & Apparel    
  9.2.5 Other Retail & Consumers    
 9.3 Institutional     
 9.4 Industrial     
 9.5 Other Applications     
10 Global Wicketed Bags Market, By Geography      
 10.1 Introduction     
 10.2 North America     
  10.2.1 US    
  10.2.2 Canada    
  10.2.3 Mexico    
 10.3 Europe     
  10.3.1 Germany    
  10.3.2 UK    
  10.3.3 Italy    
  10.3.4 France    
  10.3.5 Spain    
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe    
 10.4 Asia Pacific     
  10.4.1 Japan    
  10.4.2 China    
  10.4.3 India    
  10.4.4 Australia    
  10.4.5 New Zealand    
  10.4.6 South Korea    
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific    
 10.5 South America     
  10.5.1 Argentina    
  10.5.2 Brazil    
  10.5.3 Chile    
  10.5.4 Rest of South America    
 10.6 Middle East & Africa     
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia    
  10.6.2 UAE    
  10.6.3 Qatar    
  10.6.4 South Africa    
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa    
11 Key Developments      
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures     
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers     
 11.3 New Product Launch     
 11.4 Expansions     
 11.5 Other Key Strategies     
12 Company Profiling      
 12.1 A-Pac Manufacturing     
 12.2 Huhtamäki     
 12.3 International Plastics Inc.     
 12.4 Midwest Pol     
 12.5 Mondi     
 12.6 North Coast Plastics, Inc.     
 12.7 Polyplex     
 12.8 Stora Enso     
 12.9 TCPL Packaging Ltd     
 12.10 UFIex Limited     
List of Tables       
1 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Region (2022-2030) ($MN)      
2 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Material (2022-2030) ($MN)      
3 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Non Bio-degradable (2022-2030) ($MN)      
4 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Polyester (PET) (2022-2030) ($MN)      
5 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Polyvinylchloride (PVC) (2022-2030) ($MN)      
6 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Polyethylene (PE) (2022-2030) ($MN)      
7 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Polypropylene (PP) (2022-2030) ($MN)      
8 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Polyamide (PA) (2022-2030) ($MN)      
9 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Polystyrene (PS) (2022-2030) ($MN)      
10 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Other Materials (2022-2030) ($MN)      
11 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Bio-degradable (2022-2030) ($MN)      
12 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Type (2022-2030) ($MN)      
13 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Bottom Gusset (2022-2030) ($MN)      
14 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Side Gusset (2022-2030) ($MN)      
15 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Loose Flap (2022-2030) ($MN)      
16 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Other Types (2022-2030) ($MN)      
17 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Packaging Type (2022-2030) ($MN)      
18 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Semi- Rigid Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)      
19 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Flexible Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)      
20 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Closure Type (2022-2030) ($MN)      
21 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Re-Closable Bags (2022-2030) ($MN)      
22 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Non-Re-Closable Bags (2022-2030) ($MN)      
23 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Application (2022-2030) ($MN)      
24 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Retail & Consumer (2022-2030) ($MN)      
25 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Home Care & Toiletries (2022-2030) ($MN)      
26 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Cosmetics & Personal Care (2022-2030) ($MN)      
27 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Food & Beverages (2022-2030) ($MN)      
28 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Clothing & Apparel (2022-2030) ($MN)      
29 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Other Retail & Consumers (2022-2030) ($MN)      
30 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Institutional (2022-2030) ($MN)      
31 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Industrial (2022-2030) ($MN)      
32 Global Wicketed Bags Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2022-2030) ($MN)      
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.       

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