Plastic packaging is the most cost-effective, flexible, and effective type of packaging. The packaging industry has undergone a transformation with the advancements in technology with new types of material available for packaging. The rigid plastic packaging comes with easy processing, strength, flexibility, and resistance against moisture. Furthermore, the advancements in recycling technologies push the demand for rigid plastics further. It reduces air and water pollution, which aids in reducing GHG emissions. The consumer goods segment is the driving force for this growth, driven by e-commerce sales. The growing e-commerce market necessitates exceptional packaging that transports the package to the consumer without causing any damage to the goods or products. These are rapidly adopted as they are economical and easily available. Further, the rise in food and beverage packaging is another factor driving market growth. Rigid plastic is a highly innovative product with a wide range of options available. The future market demands are secured by the manufacturing companies with the launch of eco-friendly rigid plastic packaging. At the same time, it is affected by the strict government rules for rigid plastics, as it reduces its profitability. The government's emphasis on using non-degradable plastics is dampening the growth. Furthermore, the raw material costs for eco-friendly packaging are high, which acts as a serious restraint as it can reduce the demands over a long period of time. Growing machine-assisted rigid packaging is being adopted by the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care products industries, and is expected to drive market demand. According to the report title, "Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Overview, 2027," published by Bonafide research, the market's growth is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period from 2022 to 2027. The growing demand for packaging from the healthcare sector and biodegradable plastic packaging are expected to drive future market demands. Rapid urbanisation and increasing disposable consumer income are other factors likely to propel demand. Rigid plastic packaging helps to keep contamination at bay. Since healthcare products' packaging must comply with the International Regulatory Standards for safety, rigid plastics are the most suitable. As these are durable, lightweight, clean and transparent, they make a perfect choice. However, rising crude oil prices, a competitive landscape, and increased use of BisphenolA (BPA) in manufacturing, combined with volatile raw material prices, pose a challenge for manufacturers. The popularity of rigid plastic packaging is due to its efficiency in cost, durability, and lightweight properties. Rigid plastics such as polyethylene terephthalate and high density polyethylene can be directly dumped into a recycling bin. Rigid plastics are also recyclable, making them a more environmentally friendly option than flexible packaging. In addition, increasing applications of rigid plastic packaging in various industries are contributing to the growth of the market. Rigid plastic packaging can be found in a variety of product packaging, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and consumer goods. Out of these, there has been an increasing demand from the food and beverage industry with the rise in food delivery systems, ready-to-eat food packets, and frozen food segments. This is driven by the increased disposable incomes of Millennials, changing lifestyles, and convenient options. The growing popularity of dairy products and bread, poultry, seafood, and packaged foods among the populace adds to the rigid plastic packaging demand. These are also the most profitable for manufacturers, as companies manufacturing these food products demand them in bulk quantities, which adds to their profitability. Further, the customization of packaging and printability is further bolstering market demands. Further, research and development in the technological field will accelerate future demands. Bottles and jars packaging types lead the market and are expected to continue leading future market demands. Plastic bottles and jars are used for water, juice, soft drinks, cosmetics, food products, personal care products, and pharmaceutical products. They are made from PET, PE, PP, HDPE, PS, or PVC materials by the retail industry, driven by small and medium-sized package demands from consumers. Rising populations and rising income levels influence lifestyle changes that boost market demand for rigid plastic bottles and jars in the future. Rigid plastic bottles are used for packaging various products such as water, juices, carbonated soft drinks, cosmetics, food products, personal care products, and pharmaceutical products. Most of these bottles and jars are made from PET, PE, PP, HDPE, PS, and PVC. The thriving retail industry, combined with rising consumer disposable income, The increasing population, growing urbanization, and rising demand for beverages and home care products are fueling the market's growth. The COVID-19 pandemic situation is having immense effects on societies across the world. It has harshly affected all the businesses and manufacturing firms across the globe. However, rigid plastics have seen a mix of the rise in market demand for essential goods and decreased demand from non-essential product packaging due to prolonged lockdowns and disrupted supply chains. The personal and healthcare sectors boosted demand for rigid plastic packaging during this period. Key market players are exploring opportunities to overcome resistance in the rigid plastic packaging market. Market stakeholders in the rigid plastic packaging market are expanding their production capability to gain a competitive edge after the COVID-19 breakdown. Considered in this report • Geography: Japan • Base year: 2021 • Estimated year: 2022 • Forecast year: 2027 Aspects covered in this report • Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation By Types of Product in the report: • Bottles and Jars • Rigid Bulk Products (Industrial Bulk Containers, Drums and Barrels, Plastic Crates Plastic Box, Plastic panels and sleeves, Plastic Pails, Other Products • Trays • Cups, Tubs and Pots • Others (blister and clamshell packs, rigid plastic tubes, etc.) By Application in the report: • Food and Beverages • Industrial • Healthcare • Cosmetics • Others (Household, Electronics) By Material Type in the report: • Polyethylene (PE) • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) • Polystyrene (PS) • Polypropylene (PP) • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) • Bioplastics • High Density Polyethylene • Others The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. 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