Pouches

 Published On: Apr, 2014 |    No of Pages: 342 |  Published By: Freedonia | Format: PDF
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US pouch demand to reach $9.4 billion in 2018
Demand for pouches in the US is forecast to reach $9.4 billion in 2018, fueled by above average gains for stand-up pouches stemming from sustainability, function, and marketing advantages over alternative packaging media. Advances for stand-up pouches will be well above those of most other packaging types, resulting from growing interest among packaged goods companies. This interest is based on savings achieved in shipping costs due to the lighter weight and lower material use of stand-up pouches compared to rigid containers. Also supporting gains will be the ability of stand-up pouches to differentiate products on store shelves due to their use of high quality graphics. In addition, heightened use of reclosing and dispensing components will increase the competitiveness of pouches against rigid containers.

Four-side-seal, spouted pouches to lead gains
In flat pouches, the fastest growth will be seen in four-side-seal pouches, driven by rising demand in medical and pharmaceutical markets and in food applications such as meat, poultry, and seafood, and sauces and condiments. In addition, robust growth is expected in smaller nonfood uses such as soaps and detergents. Flat pouch advances will also be supported by improved barrier structures and the incorporation of such convenience features as resealable closures, spouts, and tear notches. Spouted pouches are expected to register double-digit growth through 2018, driven by expanding use of pouches in general, along with the functionality and convenient dispensing afforded by spouts. Baby food, sauces and condiments, and other processed food applications will offer solid opportunities for spouted pouches. Spouted pouches for baby food provide advantages in terms of portability and convenience as they enable self feeding. Rapid advances are also expected in the beverage market as spouted pouches become more common with alcoholic beverages, premixed cocktails, sports drinks, and energy drinks.

Nonfood markets to outpace food & beverage segment
Growth in nonfood markets will outpace the overall average as a result of solid opportunities in consumer product uses due to rapid growth in demand for unit dose laundry products packaged in dissolvable pouches coupled with sustainability initiatives spurring switches to pouches. Strong growth is anticipated in refill packages for soaps and household cleaning products resulting from such pouch benefits as reclosable zippers, spouts, carrying handles, and reduced shipping costs compared with rigid containers. In medical and pharmaceutical markets, advances will be aided by growing usage of unit-of-use packaging. Food and beverage markets accounted for 80 percent of pouch demand in 2013. Stand-up pouch demand will outpace that of flat pouches based on their combination of performance, strong shelf appeal, user friendliness, and green qualities due to their lighter weight and reduced material use. Value gains will also be fueled by heightened demand for largersized pouches, spouted pouches, pouches with carrying features, and pouches that use self-venting films to enable steam cooking of contents in the package. Through 2018, the fastest growing food and beverage applications for pouches will be pet food and meat, poultry, and seafood

Study coverage
This Freedonia industry study, Pouches, presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, as well as forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by type, market, product feature and production method. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles more than 35 competitors in the US industry.

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Demographic Trends 9
Consumer Income & Spending 13
Retail Sales 16
Manufacturing Outlook 20
Food & Beverage Industry Overview 24
Packaging Industry Overview 28
Paper 30
Plastic 31
Metal 32
Glass & Wood 33
Pricing Trends 34
Machinery Trends 36
Raw Material & Component Trends 40
Plastic Film, Paper, & Foil 40
Adhesives, Inks, & Coatings 44
Closures & Other Components 48
Environmental & Regulatory Issues 52
International Activity & Foreign Trade 55

III. PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW 59
Pouch Definition 59
Product Types 60
Flat Pouches 62
Pillow (Back Seal) 65
Markets 67
Product Characteristics 71
Four-Side-Seal 71
Markets 72
Product Characteristics 75
Three-Side-Seal 76
Markets 77
Product Characteristics 79
Stand-Up Pouches 79
Markets 82
Product Characteristics 87
Product Features 89
Resealable Pouches 90
Vacuum Pouches 94
Retort Pouches 97
Shaped Pouches 101
Spouted Pouches 103
Aseptic Pouches 108
Stick Pouches 109
Markets & Production Methods 112
Form/Fill/Seal 116
Preformed 117

IV. FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING 119
General 119
Candy & Snack Foods 123
Candy & Snack Food Outlook 124
Pouch Demand 126
Savory Snacks 129
Candy & Confections 131
Bakery Snacks 133
Nuts & Dried Fruit 135
Other Snack Foods 137
Processed Foods 139
Processed Foods Outlook 139
Pouch Demand 142
Dry Foods 145
Frozen Foods 149
Sauces & Condiments 152
Other Processed Foods 154
Fresh Produce 159
Fresh Produce Outlook 159
Pouch Demand 162
Beverages 166
Beverage Outlook 166
Pouch Demand 169
Juices & Fruit Drinks 171
Other Beverages 174
Meat, Poultry, & Seafood 178
Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Outlook 179
Pouch Demand 181
Pet Food 186
Pet Food Outlook 187
Pouch Demand 188
Cheese 191
Cheese Outlook 191
Pouch Demand 193
Other Foods 196

V. NONFOOD PACKAGING 201
General 201
Medical & Pharmaceutical 204
Medical & Pharmaceutical Products Outlook 205
Pouch Demand 209
Pharmaceuticals 210
Medical Supplies & Devices 213
Consumer Products 215
Lawn & Garden Products 216
Wipes 218
Soaps & Cleaning Products 219
Other Consumer Products 221
Industrial & Other Products 222

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 225
General 225
Merchant vs. Captive 229
Market Share 232
Acquisitions & Divestitures 239
Competitive Strategies 243
Manufacturing 245
Marketing & Distribution 246
Cooperative Agreements 249
Company Profiles 253
Accredo Packaging, see Advance Polybag
Advance Polybag Incorporated 254
Amcor Limited 256
American Packaging Corporation 259
Ampac Packaging LLC 261
AndersonBrecon, see Packaging Coordinators
Barry-Wehmiller Companies Incorporated 264
Bemis Company Incorporated 266
Berry Plastics Corporation 270
Bosch (Robert) GmbH 273
Bossar, see ROVEMA
CDF Corporation 276
Cedex Plastics, see Coveris
Cheer Pack North America, see CDF
Cloud Packaging Equipment, see Hearthside Food Solutions
Coating Excellence International LLC 277
Coesia SpA 278
Coveris 281
Cryovac, see Sealed Air
Curwood, see Bemis
DuPont (EI) de Nemours and Company 284
Excel-Pac, see Prolamina
Exopack Holding, see Coveris
FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Graphic Packaging Holding Company 287
HayssenSandiacre, see Barry-Wehmiller
Hearthside Food Solutions LLC 288
Hood Companies 290
Hudson-Sharp Machine, see Barry-Wehmiller
Illinois Tool Works Incorporated 292
InterFlex Group Incorporated 295
ISO Poly Films, see Sigma Plastics Group
Jen-Coat, see Prolamina
Jones (RA), see Coesia
KHS USA, see Salzgitter
LPS Industries LLC 297
McNeely Plastic Products, see Sigma Plastics Group
Mondi Group 299
Multifilm Packaging Corporation 301
North State Flexibles, see St. Johns Packaging
Oliver Products Company 303
Oracle Flexible Packaging Incorporated 305
Oystar North America, see Coesia
Packaging Coordinators Incorporated 307
Perfecseal, see Bemis
PouchTec Industries LLC 308
Presto Products, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Printpack Incorporated 309
Prolamina Corporation 311
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited 313
Robbie Manufacturing Incorporated 315
Robert’s Packaging Equipment, see Hearthside Food Solutions
Rollprint Packaging Products Incorporated 316
ROVEMA GmbH 318
Salzgitter AG 320
Santa Fe Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Sealed Air Corporation 322
Sharp, see UDG Healthcare
Sigma Plastics Group 325
Sonoco Products Company 327
St. Johns Packaging Limited 329
Star Packaging, see InterFlex Group
Totani Corporation 330
UDG Healthcare plc 332
United Drug, see UDG Healthcare
Valéron Strength Films, see Illinois Tool Works
Wihuri Oy 334
Winpak, see Wihuri
Zip-Pak, see Illinois Tool Works
Other Companies Mentioned In Study 336

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Population & Households 13
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 16
4 Retail Sales 20
5 Manufacturers’ Shipments 24
6 Food & Beverage Shipments 27
7 Packaging Supply & Demand 30
8 Pouch Prices 36

SECTION III -- PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW
1 Pouch Demand by Type 61
2 Flat Pouch Demand 64
3 Pillow Pouch Demand 67
4 Four-Side-Seal Flat Pouch Demand 72
5 Three-Side-Seal Flat Pouch Demand 77
6 Stand-Up Pouch Demand 82
7 Resealable Pouch Demand 94
8 Vacuum Pouch Demand 97
9 Retort Pouch Demand 101
10 Shaped Pouch Demand 103
11 Spouted Pouch Demand 107
12 Aseptic Pouch Demand 109
13 Stick Pouch Demand 112
14 Pouch Demand by Market, Production Method, & Appearance 115

SECTION IV -- FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING
1 Food & Beverage Packaging Pouch Demand by Application & Type 122
2 Candy & Snack Shipments 126
3 Candy & Snack Market for Pouches 129
4 Savory Snack Market for Pouches 131
5 Candy & Confection Market for Pouches 133
6 Bakery Snack Market for Pouches 135
7 Nut & Dried Fruit Market for Pouches 137
8 Other Snack Food Market for Pouches 138
9 Processed Foods Shipments 142
10 Processed Foods Market for Pouches 145
11 Dry Foods Market for Pouches 149
12 Frozen Foods Market for Pouches 152
13 Sauces & Condiments Market for Pouches 154
14 Other Processed Foods Market for Pouches 159
15 Fresh Produce Shipments 162
16 Fresh Produce Market for Pouches 165
17 Beverage Shipments 168
18 Beverage Market for Pouches 171
19 Juice & Fruit Drink Market for Pouches 173
20 Other Beverage Markets for Pouches 178
21 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Shipments 181
22 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Market for Pouches 186
23 Pet Food & Treat Shipments 188
24 Pet Food Market for Pouches 191
25 Cheese Shipments 193
26 Cheese Market for Pouches 196
27 Other Foods Markets for Pouches 200

SECTION V -- NONFOOD PACKAGING
1 Nonfood Packaging Pouch Demand by Application & Type 203
2 Medical & Pharmaceutical Product Shipments 208
3 Medical & Pharmaceutical Market for Pouches 210
4 Pharmaceutical Market for Pouches 213
5 Medical Supply & Device Market for Pouches 215
6 Consumer Products Market for Pouches 216
7 Industrial & Other Markets for Pouches 224

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Merchant Pouch Sales by Company, 2013 228
2 Captive & Merchant Pouch Demand 231
3 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 242
4 Selected Cooperative Agreements 251

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW
1 Flat Pouch Demand by Type, 2013 65
2 Pillow Pouch Demand by Market, 2013 70
3 Four-Side-Seal Flat Pouch Demand by Market, 2013 75
4 Three-Side-Seal Pouch Demand by Market, 2013 79
5 Stand-Up Pouch Demand by Market, 2012 87
6 Pouch Features Comparison, 2003-2023 90

SECTION IV -- FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING
1 Food & Beverage Packaging Pouch Demand by Application, 2013 123

SECTION V -- NONFOOD PACKAGING
1 Nonfood Packaging Pouch Demand by Application, 2013 204

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Merchant Pouch Market Share, 2013 234


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