Halal, according to Muslim law means ‘religiously accepted’. In accordance to the Islamic law for food habits, halal food is adhered. Growing Islam population across the world has propelled the market for halal food products and is simultaneously boosting the halal packaging market. Islam has given a way to consume meat, animals are killed first by draining out whole of the blood from the animal body with a cut on jugular vein, carotid artery, and the windpipe. This process is known as ‘koshering animals’, also healthy and alive animals are chosen while slaughtering. However, apart from meat, for several products including food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, cosmetic products, packaging, etc., a certification of halal may be issued. Halal certification is issued by Islam council to state features and quality of product as per Islamic law, which is then marked by a halal mark.
Halal food products are witnessing a boost in its demand owing to several health benefits associated with it. In halal food, all toxins present in the animal body are drained out while koshering animals which makes the halal food relatively healthier when compared to food derived from stunning process. Health benefits associated with halal food products are several in number, for instance, free from harmful substances, strong immune system, improves body metabolism, etc. Therefore, halal food products is preferred to be packaging with halal packaging such as to avoid contamination and to keep it safe for long time.
Halal packaging is a comprehensive segment, as per values stated in the Islamic (Shariah) law all the standards has to be maintained in the packaging, distributing and shipping. In addition, the packaging of food products should contain a certified halal in order to ascertain its authenticity. For instance, packaging design and imprinted information should be in respect to Halal concepts, and appropriate information must also be presented such as recognized Halal logo.
As packaging is considered to be crucial part due to its direct effect on logistics, productivity, efficiency and overall cost incurred in logistics operation. Therefore, concerns catered by halal packaging are in accordance with Halal certification on packaging, product handling while manufacturing, distribution and storage and also halal packaging traceability.
In halal packaging, manufacturing process of packaging materials involves raw materials that should be Halal certified. Even lubricants for packaging machinery should be halal certified. The lubricants used in packaging machinery should strictly avoid the use of porcine stearates.
The demand for halal product packaging is gaining vital importance owing to necessity of halal product consumption among Muslim consumers. The consumers of halal are prohibited from consumption of packaged food products which involves additives derived from unspecified source of polymer resin. Therefore, halal packaging plays a crucial role from preventing goods from getting contaminated from non- halal substances during the logistic activities. Furthermore, there are around 1.8 billion Islam adherents across the world, which indicates the necessity and demand for halal products and packaging. Geographically, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa constitutes majority of Islam population and thus, these regions has widespread demand for halal products which is directly boosting the halal packaging market.
The global halal packaging market has been segmented on the basis of industry vertical and material type. For instance, industry vertical segment in this market includes cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages and others. On the basis of material type, market of halal packaging is segmented as plastic and paper.
The global halal packaging market has been segmented :
Based on Industry vertical :
• Food & beverages
Based on Material type :
Market By Geography
• North America
o Rest of Europe
o Rest of Asia-Pacific
• Latin America
o Rest of Latin America
• Middle East and Africa (MEA)
o South Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Rest of MEA