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Gable Top Container Market

Gable Top Container Market Analysis, By Material (Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Paperboard), By Closure (Screw Caps, Flip Caps), By Capacity (250 ml, 250-500 ml, 500-750 ml, 750-1000 ml) - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Analysis of Gable Top Container Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Gable Top Container Market Outlook

The global gable top container market is valued at around US$ 3.1 Bn at present. As per Fact.MR’s detailed industry analysis, overall market value is expected to reach US$ 3.76 Bn by 2031, rising at a CAGR of 3.2% over the decade. Gable top container sales accounts for around 1% of the global packaging industry.

Gable top carton sales are expected to rise owing to consumer inclination towards anti-bacterial packaging to eliminate any reaction of air with edible food material inside the containers. As such, the market is set to offer an absolute opportunity more than US$ 500 Mn over assessment period of 2021-2031.

Gable Top Container Market Size (2020A)

US$ 3.1 Bn

Projected Market Value (2031F)

US$ 3.76 Bn

Value CAGR (2021-2031)


Collective Value Share (U.S., U.K., China): Top 3 Countries


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2016-2020 Global Gable Top Container Market Outlook in Comparison to 2021-2031 Growth Forecasts

A gable top carton is a type of packaging known for its special styling. These are used for safe transportation and storage of solid and liquid products. These containers prevent the reaction of beverages with the outer environment. Gable top liquid cartons offer all the properties required for primary packaging, such as aseptic, high barrier, lightweight, and low contamination, Owing to these factors, gable top container demand is expected to rise over the coming years.

Gable top cartons are made up of coated paper and are used to hold a variety of liquid and dry products - milk, juices, health drinks, sugar, ice cream, lubricants, etc. Gable top cartons in the shape of cuboids, tetrahedrons, and others are easily available in the market.

Key manufacturers are developing gable top cartons from bio-degradable materials that can decompose easily and do not add to the already piling plastic waste. As a result, demand for gable top liquid cartons is expected to rise due to increased usage across various industries such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and others.

COVID-19 has also increased consumer preference for products that offer hygiene and safety. Gable top containers act as a safe layer in the packaging of products to maintain its quality.

  • Carton Service offers different kinds of foldable cartons specific to different industries such as direct food contact packaging, animal health packaging, medical packaging using security tag labels and coatings like gloss, emboss, foil, and satin finish
  • Imperial Printing & Paper Box Mfg. Co. is a certified manufacturer of custom-folding cartons and printing for final product development.

Gable top containers also increase efficiency as they are easy to ship, shelve, and store because of the shape. Consumers are increasingly preferring brands that provide in-detail description of all the ingredients that go into the manufacturing of products, as all this data can be easily printed on gable top containers using eye-catching graphics and interesting slogans.

Fact.MR projects gable top container consumption to witness growth at 3.19% CAGR from 2021 to 2031 in comparison to the CAGR of 2.9% posted during 2016 to 2020.

Gable Top Containers Gaining Traction in Industry

Gable top containers control infections and commonly used in the packaging of food and beverages, paints, and pet food around the world. They assist in easy transportation of food & beverages over long distances, without the threat of spilling and reaction with gases in the environment. Gabel top containers are stiff and act like a barrier to prevent any kind of reaction between food and the outer atmosphere, and, as a result, are preferred to store food & beverages for longer durations while keeping the quality intact.

Furthermore, attributable to consumer awareness regarding sustainable packaging solutions, gable top carton manufacturers are concentrating on developing biodegradable and reusable packaging to reduce carbon footprint. As a result, eco-friendly gable top containers are expected to witness healthy growth over the forecast period.

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What are the Restraining Factors for Gable Top Containers?

One of the limiting factors that hinders gable top container adoption is the boards used for their manufacturing. Though recyclable, these have to undergo a separate process because of the PE coating. Another factor hampering market growth is high consumer preference for plastic packaging.

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Country-wise Insights

How is the U.S. Market for Gable Top Containers Performing?

In North America, the U.S. holds the highest value share contribution to overall market revenue. This is attributed to growing preference for flexible packaging solutions by consumers in the country.

Demand for gable top containers is estimated to be valued at US$ 5.8 Bn in 2021 in the U.S. The U.S. holds a market share of 80% in the North American market, and is anticipated to grow steadily through 2031.

  • Evergreen Packaging is a company based in the U.S. that offers 'PlantCarton', a fiber-based packaging carton made according to customer requirements.

Which is the Dominant Market for Gable Top Containers in Asia?

Demand for gable top packaging is expected to account for a high share in the global market owing to consumer willingness to spend on packaging of products to enhance the shelf-life of products. Change in consumer lifestyles and rising concerns regarding quality of products are expected to boost demand for gable top containers in countries such as India and China.

Demand for gable top containers is estimated to be valued at US$ 3.3 Bn in the year 2021 in China. The country holds a market share of 35% in the East Asia market, and is anticipated to grow rapidly through 2031.

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Which Gable Top Container Type Enjoys Highest Consumption?

The F&B industry contributes maximum share in the use of gable top containers. The perishable nature of food and need to transport it for longer distances are expected to propel gable top container sales in the industry.

The dairy industry and health drink industry make use of gable top containers to extend the shelf-life of their products. Consumers find them easy to use and carry anywhere while travelling, and this is expected to further boost demand for gable top containers in the industry.

Sales of gable top containers account for a 42% market share in the F&B sector, and are projected to rise at a CAGR of 4.2% over the decade.

Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected demand for gable top solutions. Multiple industries were hit due to closure of manufacturing plants and travel bans across the world. Instore sales came to a standstill as shops were shut to control the spread of the virus.

But as the economy reopened, the market is slowly gaining impetus. Additionally, the outbreak hugely impacted consumer preferences and willingness to spend on essential items. Companies have started selling their products matching pre-COVID-19 levels, and need packaging that maintains the quality of product for longer durations.

Competitive Landscape                

Gable top carton manufacturers are exploring new innovative designs. They are focusing on emphasizing on consumer convenience in opening the packaging. Key manufacturers are utilizing the heighted awareness of health and safety to come up with packaging that is aseptic.

  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.’s gable-top paper carton NP-PAK+R containers use superior quality pulp as raw materials; the packaging is lightweight, compact, and can be recycled after use.
  • Tetra Rex® offers fully-renewable plant-based packaging manufactured exclusively from an amalgamation of plastics derived from sugarcane and paperboard.
  • Brazilian chemical company Braskem, produces plant-based plastics sourced from sugarcane.

Gable Top Containers Industry Report Scope

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Market Analysis

  • Value in US$ Mn
  • Volume in Units

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • U.K
  • Nordic
  • Spain
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Turkey

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product Type
  • Customer Orientation
  • Sales Channel
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Parksons Packaging Ltd.
  • Rotopak Llc.
  • Ital Pack Cartons Srl
  • Om Xpress Print Pack Private Limited
  • Indevco Paper Containers
  • Imperial Printing & Paper Box Mfg. Co. Adam Pack S.A.
  • Carton Box Manufacturer


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Gable Top Container Industry Survey by Category

  • By Material :

    • Polyethylene (PE)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    • Paperboard
    • Others
  • By Closure :

    • Screw Caps
    • Flip Caps
    • Others
  • By Capacity :

    • 250 ml Gable Top Containers
    • 250-500 ml Gable Top Containers
    • 500-750 ml Gable Top Containers
    • 750-1000 ml Gable Top Containers
  • By End-user Base :

    • Gable Top Containers for Food & Beverages
    • Gable Top Containers for Paints & Lubricants
    • Gable Top Containers for Pet Food
    • Other industries

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The global gable top container market is estimated to be worth over US$ 3.1 Bn at present.

Gable top container sales are forecasted to surpass US$ 3.76 Bn by the end of 2031.

From 2016 and 2020, the global market expanded at a 2.9% CAGR.

Parksons Packaging Ltd., Rotopak Llc., Ital Pack Cartons Srl, Om Xpress Print Pack Private Limited, Indevco Paper Containers, Imperial Printing & Paper Box Mfg. Co., and Adam Pack S.A. account for 30%-40% market share.

Asia Pacific tops the global market for gable top containers. Sales in Asia Pacific account for a share of 35.6% in the global market.

The food and beverage industry enjoys 42% share of total revenue from gable top container sales.

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