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Sachet Packaging Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Material (Paper, Plastic, Aluminum Foil), By Size (1 ml-10 ml, 11 ml-20ml, 21 ml-30 ml, 30 ml and Above), By End-user (Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Consumer Goods), and Regional Forecasts, 2024-2032

Last Updated: April 14, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI105297



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The global sachet packaging market size was valued at USD 8.75 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow from USD 9.21 billion in 2024 to USD 14.19 billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.54% during the forecast period.

Sachet packaging is a flat three or four-layer pack made from plastic, paper, or aluminum. It consumes less packaging material and storage space, decreasing transportation costs. This is one of the critical factors driving the global market growth. Moreover, as sachet products cost less than products with bulk packaging, consumers with any income group can afford them. Sachets can be used widely for packing powders, liquids, capsules, and wipes.

The market is gaining traction due to the products such as hair oil, tea, detergents, shampoos, cream, lubricants, coffee, sauces, mouth fresheners, and many others. The growing demand for packaging small quantities of products in many end-use industries, such as personal care & cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, and beverages, is favoring market expansion. The availability of substitutes for sachet packaging, such as flexible and stick packaging, is expected to hinder the market growth prospects to some extent.

The COVID-19 outbreak had a massive impact across the world. Major players faced numerous challenges along with disruptions in their supply chain. However, the situation improved in the second half of 2022 as more supplies came online.

Sachet Packaging Market Trends

Utilization of Active Packaging in Sachets to Emerge as a Global Trend

One emerging trend enhancing the market growth is the utilization of active packaging in sachets. Active antimicrobial packaging integrates with packaged food and headspace for reducing, retarding, or hindering the development and spoilage of pathogenic microorganisms.

Oxygen absorbers are developed using powdered iron or ascorbic acid. Iron-based scavengers cannot surpass the inspections of metal detectors in the packaging lines, whereas ascorbic acid proves beneficial for these events. Sachets that help in absorbing oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are readily available and can be found in roasted ground coffee packages. This creates profitable growth opportunities and is anticipated to impel market growth over the forecast period.

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Sachet Packaging Market Growth Factors

Augmenting Demand for Small-size and Convenient Packaging to Propel Industry Growth

The growing demand for small-size, hygienic, and convenient packaging is driving the global market expansion. Food manufacturers are increasing their focus on sustaining the impact of virus outbreaks in the future. This has led to a subsequent increase in the demand for sachet packaging. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, the demand for hand sanitizers is growing to implement basic hygiene practices. Most hand sanitizers are packaged in sachets, which fosters the global market growth.

Moreover, sachet packaging is cost-effective for distribution and packaging activities owing to the reduction in product waste and high demand. Additionally, the rapid rise in the utilization of recyclable and sustainable materials for sachet manufacturing creates immense opportunities for market growth over the projected timeframe. The presence of key market players and their focus on innovative product launches also boosts the demand for small-size packaging. The market value is driven by the escalating demand for portable and convenient packaging solutions. Furthermore, the growing sachet packaging demand from the food and beverage sector is another critical factor creating immense opportunities for market growth over the projected timeframe.

Affordability of Sachets for Promotional Uses to Foster the Product Demand

Sachet packaging is an affordable solution for consumers and manufacturers than traditional packaging. The key developments in the materials and machines offer lucrative opportunities for many end users to adopt these products and attract consumers with low-income groups. Sachets are also considered highly cost-effective for sampling and promotional purposes. During product launches, several brands make small quantities of the product (usually 3ml – 5ml) and pack them in sachets for consumer trials. It allows consumers to try the product and move on to larger pack sizes for bulk purchases. It further results in higher penetration of sachets in markets as the ideal packaging solution for product sampling, driving global market growth. 


Shortage and Rapid Rise in the Cost of Raw Materials to Hinder Market Growth

The global market primarily uses plastic, paper, aluminum foil, and cellulosic. The market suffers from a shortage of polypropylene raw materials used in the production of plastic-based packaging materials. The packaging sizes are becoming smaller to meet the lower purchasing power of consumers, making sachet-type packaging a popular solution. However, it also negatively affects the manufacturers, as they cannot manufacture enough sachets due to raw material scarcity. This limits the market growth and is further expected to hamper the demand for sachet packaging. Additional factor hindering industry expansion is the availability of substitutes such as stick packaging and stringent government regulations on the use of plastics.

Sachet Packaging Market Segmentation Analysis

By Material Analysis

Plastic Segment to Dominate the Market Due to Wide Acceptability Among Manufacturers

Based on material, the market is segmented into paper, plastic, and aluminum foil. The plastic segment dominates the market and will continue to record appreciable expansion during the forecast period. PET is often utilized as a barrier and to offer strength to the product. Plastic offers a wide range of qualities such as flexibility, hardness and strength, lightweight, and many others, which account for a large sachet packaging market share.

Aluminum foil is the second largest material segment. The segment is expected to witness excellent growth in the forthcoming years. Aluminum foil is lightweight, non-toxic, flexible, hygienic, easily recyclable, and provides an odor and moisture barrier, further contributing to the segment’s growth.

By Size Analysis

1 ml – 10 ml Size to Dominate the Market Due to Increasing Demand for Single-dose Application Products

Based on size, the market is subdivided into 1 ml-10 ml, 11 ml-20 ml, 21 ml-30 ml, and 30 ml and above. The 1 ml - 10 ml segment is the dominating segment attributed to the surging product demand in single-dose application solutions, trial packs, and travel packs. These can be used for sampling condiments, seasonings, sauces, shampoo, and other healthcare & beauty products, which is set to impel industry growth.

The 11 ml-20 ml segment is the second-largest size segment. The segment is expected to attain noteworthy growth due to its rising utilization in the pharmaceutical and personal care sectors for the packaging of tablets, powdered medicines, lotions, and other products.

By End-user Analysis

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Personal Care & Cosmetics Segment Accounted for the Largest Segment Due to its Affordability and Ease of Use

Based on end-user, the market is segmented into food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care & cosmetics, and consumer goods. Various cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers offer trial packs as a marketing strategy to boost a product's market penetration. Plastic sachets are the top packaging solutions used in the skincare section. The segment is witnessing significant growth due to baby and child-specific products and deodorants. Also, men's skincare and deodorants have seen a surge in demand, which drives the growth of the personal care & cosmetics segment.

Pharmaceuticals is the second-leading end user segment in the global sachet packaging market. The rapid growth of this segment is attributed to the increasing utilization of sachets in the pharmaceutical sector for the filling of powders, liquid oral dosages, and solid products, such as tablets.


The market analysis has been done across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Asia Pacific Sachet Packaging Market Size, 2023 (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific dominates the sachet packaging market growth. According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), an initiative by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market in India is estimated to boost the market growth in the region. Significant segments of FMCG in India include household & personal care, healthcare, and food & beverages, which contribute to the significant growth of the market in the Asia Pacific region.

North America is the second-largest market for sachet packaging owing to increasing demand from various end-use industries and a large retail sector. Europe is expected to witness steady growth in the market. The regional market growth is due to the presence of the largest cosmetic industry. Further, the Middle East & Africa is expected to witness steady growth. The rising healthcare expenditure and the presence of well-equipped healthcare centers and hospitals will boost the market growth in this region. Moreover, as enterprises target a low-income but vast and rapidly-growing mass market for volume growth, Latin America will witness significant growth.

List of Key Companies in Sachet Packaging Market

Key Participants in the Market Embrace Significant Growth Opportunities to Strengthen Industry Position

The global market is highly fragmented and competitive. In terms of market share, a few major players dominate the market by offering innovative solutions in the packaging industry. These major players are constantly focusing on expanding their customer base across the regions and innovation.

Major players operating in the market include Amcor, Sonoco Products Company, Huhtamaki, and Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH. Numerous other players operating in the industry are focused on delivering advanced packaging solutions.

List of Key Companies Profiled:

  • Amcor (Australia)

  • Sonoco Products Company (U.S.)

  • Huhtamaki (Finland)

  • Constantia Flexible Group GmbH (Austria)

  • Mondi (U.K.)

  • Clondalkin Group (Netherlands)

  • ProAmpac (U.S.)

  • Coveris (Austria)

  • Paharpur 3p (India)

  • Amber Packaging Industries LLC (UAE)

  • Unico ITC dba (U.S.)

  • Glenroy Inc. (U.S.)


  • July 2022 - Unilever, a British multinational consumer goods company, collaborated with a British multinational packaging and paper group, Mondi. The partnership was aimed at developing aluminum-free, recyclable paper-based packaging for Colman's sauces and meal maker range.

  • June 2021 - Amcor, a leading packaging company, declared the introduction of high barrier plastic sachet for packaging-powered chocolate in Columbia. It is mainly designed to reduce carbon footprint and protect the powered chocolate from ambient humidity. The 25-gram sachet, when recycled, will decrease carbon footprint by 53% and water consumption by 84%.

  • April 2021 - Constantia Flexibles acquired a leading player in the European packaging industry, Propak. The acquisition generates strong synergy potentials and proves to be a significant step in the film packaging presence of the company for the rapidly growing market segment.

  • July 2021 - Origin Group introduced its new and innovative business unit, SnappD. The unit offers "first of its kind" brandable and 100% recyclable sachets for single-dose and numerous industries such as pharmaceuticals, sports energy products, beverages, and personal care. 

  • September 2019 - Constantia Flexibles announced its acquisition of a Russian group of companies, TT, now known as Constantia TT. The pharmaceutical product portfolio of Constantia TT majorly consists of blister foil, sachet, and cold-form material.


The global sachet packaging market report presents a comprehensive industry assessment by offering valuable insights, facts, industry-related information, and historical data. Several methodologies and approaches are adopted to make meaningful assumptions and views to formulate the report. Furthermore, the report covers a detailed analysis of the market on the basis of material, size, end-user, and region, helping readers get a comprehensive global industry overview.

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.54% from 2024 to 2032


Value (USD Billion)


By Material

  • Paper

  • Plastic

  • Aluminum Foil

By Size

  • 1 ml-10 ml

  • 11 ml-20ml

  • 21 ml-30 ml

  • 30 ml and Above

By End-user

  • Food & Beverages

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Personal Care & Cosmetics

  • Consumer Goods

By Region

  • North America (By Material, Size, End-user, and Country)

    • U.S. (By Material)

    • Canada (By Material)

  • Europe (By Material, Size, End-user, and Country)

    • U.K. (By Material)

    • Germany (By Material)

    • France (By Material)

    • Italy (By Material)

    • Spain (By Material)

    • Russia (By Material)

    • Rest of Europe (By Material)

  • Asia Pacific (By Material, Size, End-user, and Country)

    • China (By Material)

    • India (By Material)

    • Japan (By Material)

    • Australia (By Material)

    • Southeast Asia (By Material)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Material)

  • Latin America (By Material, Size, End-user, and Country)

    • Brazil (By Material)

    • Mexico (By Material)

    • Rest of Latin America (By Material)

  • Middle East & Africa (By Material, Size, End-user, and Country

    • GCC (By Material)

    • South Africa (By Material)

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa (By Material)

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global market was valued at USD 8.75 billion in 2023.

The global market is projected to record a CAGR of 5.54% during the forecast period.

The market size was valued at USD 3.49 billion in 2023.

Based on material, the plastic packaging segment holds the dominating share in the global market.

The global market size is expected to reach a valuation of USD 14.19 billion by 2032.

The key market drivers are augmenting the demand for convenient & small-size packaging, affordability of sachets, and promotional uses.

The top players in the market are Amcor, Sonoco Products Company, Huhtamaki, and Constantia Flexible Group, among others.

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