According to Custom Market Insights (CMI), the Global Thermoformed Plastics Market was estimated at USD 35 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach approximately USD 60 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 6% between 2022 and 2030.

The report studies the Thermoformed Plastics market’s drivers and restraints, coupled with the impact they have on demand during the projection period. Additionally, the report analyzes global opportunities present in the Thermoformed Plastics market.

Thermoformed Plastics Market: Overview

A type of plastic created using the thermoforming method is thermoformed plastic. Thermoforming is a manufacturing process that entails heating a plastic sheet to a temperature that makes it malleable for shaping, molding, and trimming into a functional product. The sheet has been sufficiently cooked in an oven. When referring to thinner gauges and specific material types, it may be stretched into or onto a mold and cooled to a finished shape. It is simplified in vacuum shaping.

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Global Thermoformed Plastics Market 2023 – 2032 (By Process)

Growth Factors

Rising disposable income is propelling the growth of the Thermoformed Plastics market

The extensive use of thermoformed plastic in food packaging is what drives the global market for Thermoformed Plastics. The need for thermoplastics is quite strong in the food industry because food packaging requires high-quality packaging materials to assure protection against moisture, odor, and bacteria. These materials are given by thermoplastics. In addition, Thermoformed Plastics have lately been used in the packaging of medicinal products, which is expected to significantly expand the market.

Segmental Overview

The food Packaging segment dominated the Thermoformed Plastics market

The market for Thermoformed Plastics market is segmented into product, process, and end-user. With over 40% revenue share, the food packaging application segment held the largest market share in 2021. In the food business, Thermoformed Plastics are frequently used for the packaging of prepared meals, meat, fruits, fish, poultry, and vegetables. The food industry has a very high need for thermoplastics, which are also required for food packaging because they offer protection from moisture, odor, and bacteria.

Due to the variety of materials, it contains that help improves the finished product’s appearance, thermoformed packaging is also appropriate for use in the medical and healthcare industries. Medical gadgets, procedure trays, medical trays, pharmaceutical packaging, and protective packaging are all goods used in the healthcare and medical industry as packaging.

Global Thermoformed Plastics Market 2023 – 2032 (By End-User)

Regional Overview

The fastest-growing regional market is anticipated to be in the Asia Pacific over the projection period. Emerging economies in the region, such as India and China, have been experiencing substantial economic growth. The Thermoformed Plastics machinery in this region is produced and supplied primarily in China, utilizing a variety of technologies.

During the projection period, the region’s market is expected to be driven by rapid urbanization and rising per capita disposable income. Additionally, it is projected that the regional demand for Thermoformed Plastics will be fueled by the expansion of the automobile industry and the ensuing need for lightweight components to increase vehicle efficiency.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2021 USD 35 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2030 USD 60 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 6% CAGR (2022-2030)
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Prominent Players Pactiv LLC, Sonoco Products Company, Genpak LLC, CM Packaging, Anchor Packaging LLC, Placon Corporation, Brentwood Industries, Dongguan Ditai Plastic Products Co., Ltd, Greiner Packaging GmbH, Palram Americas Ltd., and Others
Key Segment By Product, Process, End-User, and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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Key Players Insights

Leading Thermoformed Plastics manufacturers place a strong emphasis on research and development to provide unique products without chemical components. To penetrate untapped markets, key businesses are collaborating and creating new product lines. The sales of Thermoformed Plastics are boosted by new market participants who also bring with them new processing facilities that create better plastic for particular industries.

The report discusses key developments in the market for Thermoformed Plastics, as well as organic as well as inorganic growth strategies. With the growing demands for Thermoformed Plastics in the global market, market players in the Thermoformed Plastics market are expected to benefit from lucrative growth opportunities in the future.

Global Thermoformed Plastics Market 2023 – 2032 (By Billion)

Some of the prominent players

  • Pactiv LLC
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Genpak LLC
  • CM Packaging
  • Anchor Packaging LLC
  • Placon Corporation
  • Brentwood Industries
  • Dongguan Ditai Plastic Products Co., Ltd
  • Greiner Packaging GmbH
  • Palram Americas Ltd.

The global Thermoformed Plastics market is segmented as follows:

By Product

  • Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Bio-degradable polymers
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)

By Process

  • Plug Assist Forming
  • Thick Gauge Thermoforming
  • Vacuum Snapback
  • Thin Gauge Thermoforming

By End-User

  • Food Packaging
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods & Appliances
  • Others

On the basis of Geography

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • France
  • The UK
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America