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Analysis

Packaging M&A update: Q4 2021

Consumers’ increasing environmental awareness has encouraged companies to adopt circular packaging solutions by using recyclable and biodegradable materials such as post-consumer resins, bagasse, hemp, and polylactic acid (PLA).

Packaging trends

  • Consumer interest in e-commerce is anticipated to bolster the market demand for PET (polyethylene tetraphthalate) bottles packaging
    Brands are increasingly using PET for their packaging needs because they’re easy to transport. Additionally, as PET bottles are lightweight and do not require extreme care, transportation cost is significantly reduced, and consumer interest in e-commerce is anticipated to bolster the market demand for PET bottles packaging.1
  • Protective packaging and tamper-evident packaging becoming more popular for food and consumer goods manufacturing companies                With health and safety being essential considerations for many businesses, protective packaging and tamper-evident packaging are becoming ever more popular for many food and consumer goods manufacturing companies.2
  • Companies to adopt circular packaging solutions by using recyclable and biodegradable materials
    Consumers’ increasing awareness has encouraged companies to adopt circular packaging solutions by using recyclable and biodegradable materials such as post-consumer resins, bagasse, hemp, and polylactic acid (PLA).3

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References

1 CCL Industries, “CCL Industries announces bolt-on acquisition for Avery,” press release, July 16, 2021.
2 Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), “CD&R leads merger of Fort Dearborn and Multi-Color Corporation to create scaled global manufacturer,” press release, July 2, 2021.
3 GTCR, “GTCR announces acquisition of PPC Flexible Packaging,” press release, October 1, 2021.

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