The shellfish container market is anticipated to grow at a significant rate due to high demand for packaging solution for shellfish products. The highly perishable shellfish product and issues in handling techniques contribute to the expanding demand for shellfish containers market. The major trend in the shellfish containers market is the customization of the shellfish container according to the requirement of the consumers. The shellfish container market is growing as the production is shifting from metal to plastic material. Shellfish containers are cost effective and an easy way to cultivate oysters. Shellfish containers are the excellent way of harvesting oysters and other shellfish. Manufacturers provide shellfish container with holes on sides and bottom for maximum water flow.
Shellfish Container Market – Dynamics:
Foods should be stored within safe and protective packaging material or containers that are appropriate to the type of food. Shellfish and fish are delicate in nature and require a particular packaging solution. Shellfish containers have high durability as they are cooked in sealed shellfish containers for two to three days. Shellfish are highly perishable and they have to be stored properly in shellfish container. Shellfish containers are also required for the cooling of shellfish after cooking. The shellfish containers are made from high density polyethylene and these containers are ideal for growing and harvesting oysters, lobster and other shellfish. Shellfish containers can be used for multiple purposes such as they can be lowered into the water from rafts, in stacks, or stacked on beaches. The growing demand for seafood is increasing the growth of shellfish container market.
There is low saturation of shellfish container in the emerging economies which may create a better opportunity for the shellfish container manufacturers in the upcoming period. The food producers are switching towards modern packaging solutions to minimize the risk of contaminations. Manufacturers are coming up with various innovations and providing a large area for branding and decoration. Shellfish container can also be used repeatedly, providing outstanding handiness and enabling a better life that supports original shellfish marketing efforts by creating brand awareness among consumers. Shellfish container plays a significant role in the supply chain of the shellfish market. The shellfish container is cost effective and reliable packaging solution due to its reusability feature. The shellfish container also increases the shelf life of the sea food packed inside it. The shellfish container are durable even in extreme weather conditions.
Shellfish Container Market – Segmentation:
The global market for shellfish is segmented on the basis of material type and by capacity type.
On the basis of the material type, the global market for shellfish container is segmented as follows:
- Polyethylene (PE)
- Low density polyethylene (LDPE)
- High density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
On the basis of the capacity type, the global market for shellfish container is segmented as follows:
- Up to 20 lbs
- 20 to 25 lbs
- 25 to 30 lbs
- Above 30 lbs
Shellfish Container Market – Regional Outlook:
On the basis of geography, global shellfish market is divided into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Japan. Among these region, Western Europe is anticipated to be the largest market for the shellfish container due to high penetration of the sea food consumption in this region. Along with Europe, North America and Asia Pacific are also the prominent regions for shellfish consumption. The North America region is expected to get traction in the shellfish container market due to the increase in the demand for shellfish products in this region.
Shellfish Container Market – Major Players:
Some of the prominent players operating in the global shellfish container market include DACO Corporation, InterCrate Container and RPC Group PLC.