Thinking Outside the Box: Identifying Materials Innovations in Packaging

December 22, 2016 | State of the Market Report

Packaging industry requires innovations, but consumer preferences present complex dichotomies between performance and packaging waste. Emerging developers are targeting new materials that improve performance and/or end-of-life. In this report, we analyze emerging additives, coatings, thermal management materials, and structural materials on performance and end-of-life and highlight companies developing these materials. We then identify the most promising materials for packaging, as well as mid-term and long-term packaging options.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Motivation and Methodology
  • Emerging Materials Technologies for Packaging
  • Key Takeaways

Lead Analyst

Gihan Hewage


Ross Kozarsky
Victor Oh