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COVID-19 impact on Packaging
The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Packaging, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.
Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) issues are in the spotlight as we look towards a world beyond-COVID-19 and offering sustainable packaging solutions is arguably more important than ever. A recent report by GlobalData titled: ‘ESG Strategy...
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Deal trends in the Packaging sector during COVID-19
Packaging Gateway’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Packaging sector during the pandemic.
Deals trends in the Packaging Gateway sector: Q1 2020 – Q1 2022
Total Value US$m: 581,834.1
YOY Change: -35.1%
4,678 Venture Financing
Total Value US$m: 44,554
YOY Change: 39.8%
2,387 Equity Offering
Total Value US$m: 198,762.7
YOY Change: -60.7%
1,902 Private Equity
Total Value US$m: 186,429
YOY Change: -68.5%
1,780 Debt Offering
Total Value US$m: 801,645
YOY Change: -66.6%
1,504 Asset Transaction
Total Value US$m: 159,418.6
YOY Change: -58.5%
Total Value US$m: 893.7
YOY Change: -
Total Value US$m: 198,972.3
YOY Change: -25.2%
12 Licensing Agreement
Total Value US$m: 2,840
YOY Change: -100%
Innovation in the Packaging sector during COVID-19
To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Packaging sector, Packaging Gateway tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Number of patents in the Packaging sector: Q1 2018 – Q1 2022
The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Packaging sector monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.
Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are
not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18
months from the application of patents.
Top Patent Applicants in the Packaging sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)
Packaging Gateway patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Top Patent Applicants in the Packaging sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – Q1 2022)
Packaging Gateway patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not
published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from
the application of patents.
Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Packaging sector: Q1 2020 – Q1 2022
Packaging Gateway tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Versus Top 5 Themes in Packaging
Packaging Gateway compares COVID-19 mentions in filings versus other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.
Top 10 Companies with COVID-19 Mentions in Filings
Packaging Gateway tracks, which packaging companies mention COVID-19 in filings most during the pandemic.
Jobs insights in the Packaging sector during COVID-19
Packaging Gateway monitors live packaging company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.
Job Trends in Packaging Sector
Jobs postings by packaging companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Packaging sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.
Most active Packaging companies: Jobs
Packaging Gateway’s Packaging jobs tracker lists packaging companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.
Packaging influencer discussions on COVID-19
Packaging Gateway tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Packaging influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.