Water Soluble Packaging Market Size Worth $5,330.31 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 5.40%

Water Soluble Packaging Market Size Worth $5,330.31 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 5.40%

The global water-soluble packaging market size is expected to reach USD 5,330.31 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Water Soluble Packaging Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Material (Polymers, Fibers, Surfactants), By Product, By Solubility Type, By End-Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The market's growth is driven by increasing demand from various industries, including household products, agriculture, medicine, etc. This packaging solution offers easy dissolution, eliminating the need for disposing of packaging materials separately. It primarily comprises water-soluble polymers, surfactants, & fibers, making it compatible with a wide range of products. The convenience of using water-soluble packaging in these applications is that it dissolves completely in water, leaving no residue.

The materials used in water-soluble packaging are carefully selected to ensure they do not introduce harmful chemicals into the products or the surrounding environment. This is particularly important in applications such as household cleaning products, where consumers come into direct contact with the packaging and the products inside. By utilizing water-soluble packaging, manufacturers can provide consumers with a safer alternative that minimizes the risk of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. This is particularly relevant in household cleaning products, where individuals may have frequent and close contact with the packaging materials.

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The market is also influenced by stringent government regulations worldwide that aim to combat plastic pollution. Numerous countries have implemented bans on single-use plastic packaging, creating a significant demand for alternatives such as water-soluble packaging. For example, the Canadian government has taken initiatives in 2022 to address plastic waste, including prohibiting single-use plastics. Additionally, they have promoted adopting eco-friendly packaging solutions like water-soluble packaging to achieve their goal of zero-plastic waste by 2030.

To expand their customer base and enhance their market share, industry players in the water-soluble packaging market are implementing various strategic approaches such as expansions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and partnership agreements. An example is Aquapak Polymers, which announced a partnership with TIPA Ltd., an eco-friendly packaging provider, in August 2022. Through this collaboration, Aquapark Polymers can offer a broader range of solutions to meet the increasing consumer demand for sustainable packaging. Such strategic partnerships and collaborations are vital in driving innovation, expanding market reach, and meeting customer demands for sustainable packaging alternatives. By joining complementary companies, water-soluble packaging manufacturers can combine their strengths and resources to deliver more comprehensive, eco-friendly packaging solutions.

Water Soluble Packaging Market Report Highlights

  • Polymers segment garnered the largest share, as it easily dissolvable in the water, sustainable, and eco-friendly
  • Bags segment held the largest share, owing to its huge applicability in medical industry
  • APAC witnessed steady growth, owing to stringent regulations and favorable government policies
  • The global players include Kuraray, Lithey Inc., Mondi Group, SEKISUI CHEMICAL, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Polaris Market Research has segmented the water-soluble packaging market report based on material, product, solubility type, end use, and region:

Water Soluble Packaging, Material Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Polymers
  • Surfactants
  • Fibers

Water Soluble Packaging, Product Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Bags
  • Pouches
  • Pods & Capsules

Water Soluble Packaging, Solubility Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Cold Water
  • Hot Water

Water Soluble Packaging, End Use Outlook (Revenue-USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

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

Water Soluble Packaging, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

Water Soluble Packaging Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 3493.05 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 5,330.31 million


5.40% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Material, By Product, By Solubility Type, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

Kuraray, Lithey Inc., Mondi Group, SEKISUI CHEMICAL, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Soltec Development, Soluble Technology, Aquapak Polymers, Rovi Packaging, AICELLO CORPORATION, Cortec Corporation, Acedag Ltd, Green Master Packaging, Solupak, EOS Plast, and Solubag.

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