North America Package Testing Market Report

North America Package Testing Market Report, By Type (Physical, Chemical, Microbiological), Material (Glass, Plastic, Paper, Metals), Technology (Physical Tests, Spectroscopy & Photometric-Based, Chromatography-Based), End User Industry and Country - Market Share, Trend Analysis & Forecast , 2019 - 2028

Report Code : 11502 | Publish Date : Upcoming | Industry : Packaging | Geography : North America


North America has been showing significant growth in the packaging testing market over the forecast period. The increasing change in edible product packaging with the main focus on enhancing the shelf life of food product packages as well as reducing the cost of damaged packaged products. In addition, the rules and regulations of FDA in the country also led to market growth. Furthermore, the increasing demand for perfumery, cosmetics, and pharmacy products region will boost the market growth. The awareness about eco-friendly packaging such as paper-based packaging solutions also has driven the market in mentioned forecast time.


The increasing health concern that has been associated with packaged products and ensuring package products such as recycled plastics, paper, cardboard, glass, or metals are free from the contamination that can migrate into food increased the demand for the packaging testing market.  Packaging testing demand is increasing owing to increasing global restrictions on food contact materials (FCMs) and emerging contaminants. This factor leads manufacturers to take regular measures to ensure their packaging does not pose a risk to food. The region is also witnessing growth attributed to the high reliance of customers on packaged food products and the strong foothold of the food processing companies in the region. These are some of the factors that will drive the market’s growth over the forecast period.


North America will witness some opportunities over the forecast period owing to the development in the transport packaging industry, and food packaging industry. The development of smart packaging also brings new opportunities to the North American market. The rising number of online food delivery platforms is due to the development of the e-commerce industry, which permits the industry players to gain a more significant foothold by registering on such platforms. This has led to the increased usage of caps and closures for the effective packaging of food. The involvement of nanotechnology in convenience food manufacturing has been playing an important role in performing preservation procedures, packaging methods, and finished goods processing. This technological provision will provide significant growth over the forecast period.


The biggest factor is a cost which hinders market growth. This issue can be addressed by creating a balance between the amount of testing done and the cost of any yield loss. Additionally, the largest cost associated with packaging size is transportation. This is a prominent factor that will halt the market’s growth in the forecast span.


The packaging testing industry is reorganizing under the pressure of environmental concerns. Finding the perfect material that can act as a barrier to all the environmental conditions is quite a task. Storage is again a concern. Top load testing and compression testing are common tests that are performed to see if packing does not fail during storage. Any failure in packaging testing at warehouses leads to the spoiling of the whole consignment.


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the North American Package Testing market, market size, and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the forecast period of 2022-2028, considering 2021 as the base year. The increasing demand for various package testing in various applications has led to the increasing demand for the market and is expected to witness growth at a CAGR at specific CAGR from 2022-2028. 



The North American Package Testing market comprises different market segments like type, material, technology, end-user industry and country. 


By type, Package Testing includes key segments of:

  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Microbiological

Physical testing is known to be accountable for significant share in the market, due to its importance in the determination of the physical properties of a product and is an essential application for packaging testing. Apart from that, chemical testing of packaging is also growing at a rapid pace, which is essential for the determination of chemical properties such as corrosion level and overall composition of the material, monitoring product quality, toxic detection, contaminant detection, and meeting other regulatory standards.


The Package Testing market is segmented into the following materials:

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Metals

Based on material, for the Package Testing market, plastic material accounted for lion’s share in market. This is attributed to plastic being widely used in the global packaging industry due to its high performance, low, cost, and ease of customization as per requirements. Plastic packaging also acts as an excellent barrier to water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide; it is also lightweight and resistant to chemicals and heat which is helping to boost the plastic material demand in plastic packaging testing solutions during the forecast time.


Based on technology, the packaging testing market is divided into

  • Physical Tests
  • Spectroscopy & Photometric-based
  • Chromatography-based

The physical test is projected to gain a major market share during the forecast time owing to various benefits associated with them which include, physical testing assures reliability, quality, and performance of packaging products. It is also helpful in improving the efficiency of product performance, which will result in cost savings.


The Package Testing market has major end users like 

  • Agrochemicals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care Industry
  • Automobile
  • Transportation
  • Environmental
  • Others

The Food & Beverage segment will grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to increasing consumer awareness regarding food safety. In addition, the government regulates labelling and packaging opening growth opportunities in the packaging and testing market. Also, pharmaceuticals segment holds an important share in the market and owing to increasing health concerns amidst COVID-19. Whereas, the transportation segment will also grow at a significant CAGR in the forecast span owing to advancement in infrastructure taking place in countries like Canada and Mexico. 


The North American Package Testing market is studied for the following region 

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

The United States is considered to hold major share in the North American region, owing to various regulations imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding food safety. The increasing consumer spending on pharmaceutical drugs and medicines as well as the rise in demand for packaged foods are the main reasons that the United States has shown the largest market share among other countries. According to the report of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), pharmaceutical spending per capita was US$ 1376.27 which was the highest in the world. Further, the increasing adult population along with the increasing number of people suffering from chronic diseases will boost the growth of pharmaceutical packaging testing in the future. Henceforth, these are factors that will drive the packaging testing market growth in the United States.


Axiom MRC provides a 360-degree analysis of micro and macro-economic factors in the global Package Testing market subjected to COVID-19. In addition, a complete analysis of changes in the global Package Testing market expenditure, and economic and international policies on the supply and demand side. The report also studies the impact of pandemics on global economies, international trade, business investments, GDP, and marketing strategies of key players present in the market. During the course of COVID-19, people became more concerned about their health, and these factors are driving nutritional packaged food demand in COVID-19. The growing demand for liquid detergents has also been high, mainly from the hospitality and laundry sectors which has increased the demand for packaging products and tests that have been performed for different packaging. Also, during the course of COVID 19, the demand for groceries, healthcare products, and e-commerce transportation has risen, on the other hand, the demand for industrial, luxury, and some B2B-transport packaging has declined. The impact of COVID 19 on packaging industries has shown mixed results and it depends on players’ portfolios and exposures to different regions, end uses for packaging, and substrates.


The competitive landscape analysis of the Package Testing market is majorly focused on expanding the growth of North American Package Testing with new product innovation, business expansion, and the increasing presence of manufacturers operating in Package Testing has led to the growing demand for the Package Testing market.  Besides, the market offers a range of products in different applications to fulfil the requirements of consumers, which is further contributing to healthy growth in the market.  

The key players studied in the market are 

  • National Technical Systems, Inc.
  • UL Solutions
  • EMSL Analytical, Inc.
  • Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
  • Micom Laboratories
  • Packaging Technologies & Inspection
  • Intertek
  • Microbac Laboratories, Inc
  • Eurofins USA
  • MET Laboratories, Inc
  • TUV SUD America Inc.
  • North American Testing Services, Smithers
  • Tektronix


December 2020: Packaging Technologies & Inspection, a global leader in package testing equipment, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Leak Detection Associates (LDA), the leader in helium-based, high-sensitivity leak detection systems for the pharmaceutical and biologic industries. LDA’s leak detection solutions are widely known as market leaders for both cold chain and parenteral container applications, and this partnership will benefit both companies.

June 2022: UL’s certified International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) lab can perform packaging tests to assess the security of goods during transport. To increase demand for transport services, especially in e-commerce, the UL’s laboratory in Singapore has added several ISTA testing protocols to its services. These protocols include Procedure 1A for packaged products weighing 150 lb (68 kg) or less, Procedure 1B for packaged products weighing over 150 lb (68 kg), and Procedure 1C Extended Testing for Individual Packaged-Products weighing 150 lb (68 kg) or less and more.

July 2022: UL LLC has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for testing vaccine storage refrigeration devices to the WHO PQS E003 series of standards. This standard is used to evaluate refrigeration equipment. The performance requirements focus on criteria to safely store vaccines at specific temperatures for long periods.


The packaging Testing Market is segmented into type, material, technology, and end-user industry. The market is divided into physical, chemical, and microbiological types. Physical testing accounted for a major market share and will continue to grow in the coming years. On basis of material, the market is divided into glass, plastic, paper, and metals. The paper segment is growing at the highest CAGR over the forecast span. Based on technology, the packaging testing market is divided into physical tests, spectroscopy and photometric-based, and chromatography-based. The physical test accounted for a major market share. Based On the end-user industry, the market is divided into agrochemicals, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care industry, automobile, transportation, environmental, and others. The food and beverage end-user industry holds important share in the market, and pharmaceuticals will grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast time. The increasing demand for consumer food packaging and the rise in food safety will boost the food and beverage end-user industry.


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Market Players and its Competitors:

National Technical Systems, Inc.

UL Solutions

EMSL Analytical, Inc.

Mesa Laboratories, Inc.

Micom Laboratories

Packaging Technologies & Inspection


Microbac Laboratories, Inc

Eurofins USA

MET Laboratories, Inc

TUV SUD America Inc.

North American Testing Services, Smithers



What are the drivers for the Package Testing market?

The key driving factor of the market is the increasing consumer concern about food safety and increasing demand for food packaging will boost the demand for the packaging testing market.

Which is the leading end-user segment for the Package Testing market?

The food and beverage industry has accounted for the major market share and is expected to witness growth at the highest pace during the forecast period.

Which country is gaining the majority of market share during the forecast period (2022-2028)?

The United States is expected to gain major market share during the forecast period (2022-2028).