Market Overview

The Global Water-soluble Packaging Market is expected to reach a valuation of USD 3,490.9 Million in 2023 and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.7% for the forecast period (2023-2032).

Water-soluble packaging refers to packaging films or containers that dissolve completely when immersed in water, allowing easy release of ingredients or products packaged inside them.

Market Trends

  • Increasing demand for eco-friendly biodegradable polymers such as PVOH films
  • Growing usage in e-commerce shipments of fast-moving consumer goods requiring secure transit
  • Advancements in multi-layer polymer films to improve solubility rate, mechanical strength

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Market Leading Segmentation

By Raw Materials

• Polymers
• Surfactants
• Fibers

By Packaging

• Pods & Capsules
• Pouches
• Bags

By Solubility

• Hot Water
• Cold Water

By End- Use

• Agriculture
• Medical
• Household Products
• Chemicals
• Retail
• Water Treatment
• Fishing
• Animal Waste
• Others

Market Players

• Lithey Inc.
• Sekisui Chemicals
• Acedag Ltd.
• Mondi Group
• Aicello Corporation
• Lactips
• Kuraray Co., Ltd.
• Soltec Development
• Soluble Technology Limited
• Green Master Packaging
• Other Key Players

Factors Driving Demand

  • Need for sustainable single-use packaging with rising consumer environmental awareness
  • Water solubility property allowing convenient product dosing or handling
  • Surging production across end-use sectors like agrochemicals, water treatment, pharma requiring protective wraps


  • High manufacturing costs compared to plastic packaging hampering large scale adoption
  • Limited stability under high humidity conditions requiring proper storage
  • Regulatory concerns around toxicity of residual products upon dissolution

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  • Product innovations such as delayed-release and controlled solubility for specialist applications
  • Growing R&D in polymeric blends and composites for improved packaging films
  • Geographic expansion aligning with the industrial growth trends within emerging economies

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