Packaging textiles include all textile packing material for industrial, agricultural and other goods. The demand for packing material is directly proportional to economic growth, industrial production and trade as goods are produced and then distributed both locally and internationally. The growing (environmental) need for reusable packages and containers are opening new opportunities for textile products in this market. Sacks and bags made of traditional jute, cotton or natural fiber are gradually casting way for modern synthetic fibers. These technical textiles, used in packaging and subsequent transportation are called “PACKTECH.”

Packaging textiles comprise all types of textile packing material for industrial, agricultural, and other goods. Textiles are usually preferred as packing materials, where scratch free and safe handling of materials is expected. Textile bags are extensively used for tea packaging. Non-woven textiles offer supreme abrasion resistance, good barrier performance, balanced waterproof properties and air-permeability, excellent tearing and tensile strength, highly uniformed appearance.

Soft luggage bags such as totes, duffle, uprights, and sky bags are made out of woven fabrics such as nylon and polyester that are lightweight and durable. Sandbags made from jute are widely used as temporary protection against floods. Woven sacks coated according to applications can be used for packing cement, chemicals, fertilizers, thermoplastic raw material, cattle feed, food grains, sugar, fertilizers, and food grains.

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Technical textiles market size under Packtech was estimated at around Rs 28,020 Crore in 2012-13. Jute hessian and sacks (including Food grade jute bags) account for around 38% of this followed by PP Woven sacks (excluding FIBC) with around 32% share. FIBC and wrapping fabrics account for around 19% of the total usage. Usage of technical textiles in soft luggage products, leno bags, tea-bags and shopping bags is little more than 10% of the total usage in Packtech. The market for Packtech is projected to reach Rs. 38,833 crore by 2015-16, expected to further increase to Rs. 48,318 crore by 2017-18.

  • FIBC big bags (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers), for powdered and granular materials
  • Laundry bags and other bulk packaging products
  • Sacks for storage etc
  • Twine and string for tying packages, etc (excludes agricultural applications)
  • Non-paper tea bags and coffee filters
  • Food soaker pads
  • Net packaging for storing, packing, transporting, retailing foodstuffs, toys,
  • Woven fiber strapping, lightweight mailbags.
  • Soft luggage