ALBANY, New York, November 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research estimates that the global retort packaging market, which was valued at US$13,026.9 mn in 2015, will register a CAGR of 7.5% over the period between 2016 and 2024. If the prediction holds true, the market will surpass US$24,706 mn by 2024. In terms of product varieties, the segment of retort pouches accounted for a dominant share of over 45% in the global market and is expected to retain dominance over the forecast period as well. Geographically, Asia Pacific, expected to account for a share of over 34% of the global market in terms of revenue, is expected to retain dominance as well. Need for Feasible Alternatives to Conventional Packaging to Increase Focus on Retort Packaging With the vast rise in the global consumption of processed and packaged food products, there has been a vast surge in demand for versatile and good quality packaging materials and technologies. Retort packaging, owing to its capability of meeting the necessary standards of food packaging such as low weight and convenience of use, aesthetic appeal, shelf life extension, and maintaining food safety and hygiene, has emerged as a convenient option to a number of conventional packaging technologies. Download PDF Brochure for Market Insights:http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=B&rep_id=6266 Moreover, owing to the fact that retort pouches use only about 5% of the packaging material as compared to conventional cans, the shift from conventional packaging to retort packaging is a highly beneficial and profitable move for packaging manufacturers. As a result, retort packaging is witnessing vast surge in demand from consumers as well as packaging manufacturers. Other than these factors, the environment-friendly nature of retort packaging, on account of its low packaging weight, which translates into real transportation cost savings and reduced waste for both end-consumers and the environment, is also working in favor of the market. The global retort packaging market is also driven by the rising demand for convenient and hygienic packaging options for the lucrative baby food industry. Rapid product development and innovations in retort packaging market in recent years have helped manufacturers of retort packaging materials and products to efficiently cater to this application segment, fueling market's growth opportunities.