Converted Flexible Packaging

 Published On: Oct, 2015 |    No of Pages: 481 |  Published By: Freedonia | Format: PDF
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US demand to exceed $20 billion in 2019
Demand for converted flexible packaging in the US is forecast to exceed $20 billion in 2019. The market will benefit from the inherent cost and performance advantages of lightweight bags and pouches. Further market penetration will be influ-enced by the incorporation of features aimed at enhancing the overall consumer experience, leading to higher retail volumes. Gains will also be driven by the need for value added barrier materials for enhanced product protection. Converted flexible packaging’s source reduction, space savings, and lower production and shipping costs will be increasingly advantageous in light of the growing importance among major retailers and packaged goods firms of supply chain sustainability as a competitive advantage.

Pouches to outpace bags
Growth for pouches will outpace the con-verted flexible average and will be fueled by continued opportunities for stand-up pouches stemming from function, sus-tainability, and marketing advantages over alternative packaging media. Also supporting gains will be the visual appeal of stand-up pouches on store shelves due to their large front-panel billboard spaces and the perception of pouches as a more contemporary packaging format than traditional container types, such as cans, bottles, and cartons. Newer constructions will provide expanded opportunities with heavier weight contents. Bag demand will increase more slowly than that for pouches due to the presence of mature markets and competition from pouches and rigid formats such as clam-shells and blister packs. Above average prospects will exist in pharmaceutical and medical products, where advancements in sealing and protection, as well as strong handling capabilities, are driving gains. Beverage applications will experience solid gains due to the growing popularity of 1.5- and 3-liter sizes of bag-in-box packaging for higher quality wines. In the pet food market, woven polypropylene (WPP) bags will capture a rising share of bulk and other larger-sized pack-ages based on their relatively low cost, high strength, and good performance with dry pet foods. Despite strong competition from stand-up pouches and WPP bags, multiwall paper bags will remain the largest material type for pet food bags. The addition of more complex closure mechanisms on bags will extend value to bags and spur sales.

Rigid packaging to lose share in food applications
In food applications, pouches and bags will continue to supplant rigid packaging. Advantages such as reclosability and easy opening have contributed to acceptance with a variety of food and beverage products. Advances in materials and barrier properties for multilayer flexible substrates provide converted flexible packaging a shelf life on par with rigid packages. The fastest growing food packaging markets for converted flexible packaging will be beverages, meat and related products, and pet food. In nonfood applications, the pharmaceu-tical and medical product markets will record the most rapid gains, fortified by a steadily aging population, the significance of unit-of-use packaging, and improvements in barrier and ease-of-use properties. Growth in chemical applications will be aided by rising consumer interest in new flexible formats for laundry detergents, cleaning solutions, and personal care products that replace heavier rigid bottles. The increasing presence of spouts on pouches will im-prove their convenience.

Study coverage
This Freedonia industry study, Converted Flexible Packaging, presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) plus forecasts (2019 and 2024) by material, product and market. The study also considers market environment factors, examines industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 38 US industry players, including Bemis, Berry Plastics, and Coveris.
INTRODUCTION    xiii

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Demographic & Household Trends
Consumer Income & Spending
Food & Beverage Industry Overview
Consumer Preferences
Distribution Trends
Retail Sales Outlook
Packaging Trends
Paper
Plastic
Metal
Glass & Wood
Performance
Aesthetics
Competitive Packaging
Pricing Trends
Technological Developments
Environmental & Regulatory Factors
International Outlook

MATERIALS
General
Plastic Film
Polyethylene Film
Polypropylene Film
Polyester Film
Polyvinyl Chloride Film
Nylon Film
Polystyrene Film
Polyvinylidene Chloride Film
Biopolymer Films
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Film
Other Films
Paper
Kraft & Sulfite
Glassine & Greaseproof
Oiled & Waxed
Aluminum Foil

PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW
General
Bags
Pouches
Wraps & Other

FOOD PACKAGING
General
Meat & Related Products
Meat & Related Products Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Baked Goods
Baked Goods Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Snack Food
Snack Food Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Produce
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Candy & Confections
Candy & Confections Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Pet Food
Pet Food Product Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Frozen Food
Frozen Food Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Dairy Products
Dairy Products Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Beverages
Beverage Products Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Grain Mill Products
Grain Mill Products Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Other Foods
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials

NONFOOD PACKAGING
General
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals Industry Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Medical Products
Medical Products Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Agricultural & Horticultural Products
Agricultural & Horticultural Industry Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Chemicals
Chemical Products Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Paper & Textile Products
Paper & Textile Products Outlook
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Rack & Counter
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials
Other Nonfood Markets
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
Materials

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Marketing Strategies
Channels of Distribution
Research & Development
Competitive Strategies
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Amcor Limited
American Packaging Corporation
Ampac Packaging LLC
Bancroft Bag Incorporated
Bemis Company Incorporated
Berry Plastics Corporation
Bryce Corporation
Clear Lam Packaging Incorporated
Coating Excellence International LLC
Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH
Coveris Holdings SA
Cryovac, see Sealed Air
Derprosa Film SL, see Taghleef Industries
Dow Chemical Company
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Expera Specialty Solutions LLC
FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Honeywell International Incorporated
Hood Companies
Innovia Films Limited
InterFlex Group Incorporated
ISO Poly Films, see Sigma Plastics Group
Jindal Poly Films Limited
Kuraray Company Limited
Liqui-Box Corporation
LLFLEX LLC
McNeely Plastics Products, see Sigma Plastics Group
Mercury Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Mondi Group
Monosol, see Kuraray
Next Generation Films Incorporated
Novolex
Omega Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Oracle Packaging, see LLFLEX
Poly Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Printpack Incorporated
Prolamina Corporation
Republic Bag, see Sigma Plastics Group
Santa Fe Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Scholle Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation
Shields Bag and Printing Company
Sigma Plastics Group
Sonoco Products Company
Southern Film Extruders, see Sigma Plastics Group
Taghleef Industries LLC
Tara Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Toray Industries Incorporated
Tredegar Corporation
Wihuri Oy
Winpak, see Wihuri
Wisconsin Film & Bag, see Novolex
Additional Companies in Converted Flexible Packaging

List of Tables

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table

MARKET ENVIRONMENT
Macroeconomic Indicators
Population & Households
Personal Consumption Expenditures
Food & Beverage Shipments
Retail Sales
Packaging Supply & Demand
Selected Raw Material Prices

MATERIALS
Converted Flexible Packaging Material Demand by Type
Plastic Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Resin
Polyethylene Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Type & Market
Polyethylene Film Demand in Converted Flexible Food Packaging by Type & Market
Polyethylene Film Demand in Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging by Type & Market
Polypropylene Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Type & Market
Polypropylene Film Demand in Converted Flexible Food Packaging
Polypropylene Film Demand in Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging
Polyester Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Polyester Film Demand in Converted Flexible Food Packaging
Polyester Film Demand in Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging
Polyvinyl Chloride Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Polyvinyl Chloride Film Demand in Converted Flexible Food Packaging
Polyvinyl Chloride Film Demand in Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging
Nylon Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Polystyrene Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Polyvinylidene Chloride Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Biopolymer Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Type & Market
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Other Plastic Film Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Paper Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Type & Market
Kraft & Sulfite Paper Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Kraft & Sulfite Paper Demand in Converted Flexible Food Packaging
Kraft & Sulfite Paper Demand in Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging
Glassine & Greaseproof Paper Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Glassine & Greaseproof Paper Demand in Converted Flexible Food Packaging
Glassine & Greaseproof Paper Demand in Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging
Oiled & Waxed Paper Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market
Aluminum Foil Demand in Converted Flexible Packaging by Market

PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW
Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type & Market
Bag Demand by Market
Pouch Demand by Market
Wraps & Other Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Market

FOOD PACKAGING
Food Packaging Markets for Converted Flexible Packaging
Meat & Related Products Consumption
Meat & Related Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Meat & Related Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Baked Goods Shipments
Baked Goods:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Baked Goods:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Snack Food Shipments
Snack Food:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Snack Food:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Fresh Produce Consumption
Produce:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Produce:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Candy & Confection Shipments
Candy & Confections:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Candy & Confections:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Pet Food Shipments
Pet Food Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Pet Food Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Frozen Food Shipments
Frozen Food:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Frozen Food:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Dairy Product Shipments
Dairy Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Dairy Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Beverage Shipments
Beverages:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Beverages:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Grain Mill Shipments
Grain Mill Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Grain Mill Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Other Foods:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Other Foods:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material

NONFOOD PACKAGING
Nonfood Packaging Markets for Converted Flexible Packaging
Pharmaceutical Supply & Demand
Pharmaceuticals:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Pharmaceuticals:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Medical Product Shipments
Medical Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Medical Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Selected Agricultural & Horticultural Indicators
Agricultural & Horticultural Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Agricultural & Horticultural Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Chemical Product Shipments
Chemicals:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Chemicals:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Paper & Textile Shipments
Paper & Textile Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Paper & Textile Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Rack & Counter:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type
Rack & Counter:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material
Other Nonfood Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Type & Application
Other Nonfood Products:  Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
US Converted Flexible Packaging Sales by Company, 2014
Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
Selected Cooperative Agreements

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