Water Soluble Packaging Will Most Probably Replace Polythene

16 October 2021
Global Trade Data

As we are all aware, the fact that polythene is the highest-consumed polymer product, yet the biggest threat to our environment. Being a non-biodegradable waste, polythene doesn’t dissolve in the soil of the environment and emit harmful greenhouse gases. Ironically, we are dependent on the same commodity for our basic purposes in our daily lives.

 

However, a recent change in the trend of the international markets said otherwise. Packages/plastic that dissolves with the water easily aka water-soluble packages are growing in the user demand in quite some regions of the world. The global market of water-soluble packaging is likely to grow at a CAGR of 5% by 2025. It is estimated that the global water-soluble packaging market will reach a value of $3.7 billion from $2.8 billion in 2019. Get in-depth reports on a commodity’s market to know about its import-export insights from us.

 

What is Water-Soluble Packaging?

 

Water-soluble packaging consists of packaging materials that are easy to dissolve in the water at a warmer temperature. These packaging materials are made of a bio-based material known as ‘Polyvinyl Alcohol’ (PVOH) which is a synthetic polymer and is used in different industries, mainly the textile industry.

 

Polymer materials contain large amounts of molecules, making them the most preferable commodity to carry other types of materials. Polythene is a mainstream material for consumers throughout the world, but is a non-biodegradable waste. On the other hand, polyvinyl alcohol is odorless, biodegradable, and water-soluble, making it the most environment-friendly plastic.

 

Top Trading Countries For Commodity


China is the largest importer of water-soluble packaging materials, followed by Switzerland, France, the USA, and India for the year 2020. While top exporting countries include Germany at the top, followed by the Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, and South Korea. Water-soluble packaging material’s trade data represents the respective import values and export values for “Vinyl Acetate Copolymers” that are soluble in water, corresponding to each country. The following commodity’s data belongs to the classification of Subheading 390521.

 

Top Importing Countries, 2020


The top importing countries for the said commodity in 2020 were China with a share value of 10.2%, followed by Switzerland with a share value of 6.7%, France with a share value of 6.3%, the USA with a value of 4.6%, and India with a value of 4% for imports. See the list below for more countries and their share value for the commodity. Want to get more information on top importing country’s records for 390521? Access from here.

Top Importing Countries For Subheading 390521 (2020)

Importing Country

Share Value USD (In %)

China

10.2

Switzerland

6.7

France

6.3

United States of America

4.6

India

4

Netherlands

3.9

Poland

3.2

Germany

3.2

Italy

3.2

United Kingdom

2.9

 


Top Exporting Countries, 2020


The top exporting countries for the aforementioned commodity for the year 2020 were Germany with the highest share value of 25.5%, followed by the Netherlands with a share value of 12.6%, Italy with a value of 7.7%, Singapore with 7.5%, and South Korea with a value of 7.4%. Check the list below for other countries with respective share values. Receive more information on Germany’s export for Subheading 390521.

Top Exporting Countries For Subheading 390521 (2020)

Exporting Country

Share Value USD (In %)

Germany

25.5

Netherlands

12.6

Italy

7.7

Singapore

7.5

South Korea

7.4

United States of America

5.8

Taipei, Chinese

5.5

Malaysia

4.6

Canada

3.5

Sweden

3.1

 


Due to large growing concerns on industries to maintain their sustainable measures in productions, demand for such products is growing increasingly in many countries. Consumer’s interventions and government initiatives to curb down the use of polythene is going to contribute to the further use of water-soluble packaging materials. Leave no updates on water-soluble packaging materials with our robust coverage of shipment records of 80+ countries. Contact our team for more information on our services to provide trade data solutions.

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