World Pouches

 Published On: Nov, 2014 |    No of Pages: 347 |  Published By: Freedonia | Format: PDF
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World demand to rise 6.1% annually through 2018
Global demand for pouches is projected to increase 6.1 percent annually to $35.8 billion in 2018. Growth will be driven by consumer and producer preferences for stand-up pouches over more traditional rigid packaging. In developed markets, the adoption of pouches with higher value features will support demand growth in dollar terms. Faster growth is projected in China and other developing nations, where rising personal incomes coupled with expanding production of food, beverages, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods will promote higher demand for pouches. Heightened investment in pouch packaging machinery will also support greater usage of pouches going forward.

Stand-up pouches to be fastest growing product
Stand-up pouches will show the best growth prospects through 2018, although flat pouches will continue to account for the majority of the market. Stand-up pouches offer a number of benefits to both consumers and producers. Consumers are drawn to the aesthetic appeal and the convenience of pouches with features such as spouts, zippers, or handles. The lighter weights, reduced material use, and lower shipping costs of stand-up pouches relative to rigid packaging also benefit producers of packaged goods. The rising prevalence of stand-up pouch packaging machinery for captive production will also support greater use of these products. Among flat pouches, four-side-seal pouches are expected to show the most rapid gains going forward, particularly in developing areas. Four-side-seal pouches have the advantage of being less expensive than pillow or stand-up pouches, and are usually used under a broader range of conditions than three-side-seal pouches.

Asia/Pacific region to be fastest growing market
The Asia/Pacific region is expected to show the fastest growth in pouch demand through 2018. Rapid increases in the output of food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods coupled with a greater emphasis on convenient, eye-catching packaging will support strong gains in pouch demand. Some of the more affluent countries in the region were relatively early users of pouches over bags and rigid packaging, and as a result the strongest growth is expected in developing nations such as China, Thailand, and India. Increases in other industrializing regions -- Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and the Africa/Mideast region -- will be faster than gains expected in North America and Western Europe. Continued development in relevant manufacturing sectors will support demand for pouches that offer savings to producers and distributors of packaged foods, and increasing personal incomes will lead to greater demand for food, beverages, and consumer products packaged in convenient, aesthetically appealing pouches. Gains in North America and Western Europe are expected to be more limited, as pouch use rates are higher in these regions than in developing parts of the world. However, a shift in product mix will support sustained growth in pouch demand in these regions, as consumers continue to favor more expensive products such as stand-up pouches and value-added pouches such as retort, spouted, resealable, and shaped. Manufacturers of packaged goods will also favor stand-up and specialty pouches as these products can offer better aesthetics and marketing advantages, and are often associated with lower shipping costs than rigid packaging.

Study coverage
This Freedonia industry study, World Pouches, presents historical data for 2003, 2008, and 2013 and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by pouch type, market, world region, and for 18 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 global competitors.

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 6
World Demographic Outlook 9
World Population Outlook 10
World Urban Population Outlook 12
World Households Outlook 13
World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends 15
World Personal Income 15
World Personal Consumption Expenditures 17
World Manufacturing Outlook 20
World Food & Beverage Industry Outlook 22
World Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook 25
World Packaging Industry Outlook 28
Competitive Packaging Forms & Materials 32
Pricing Trends 34
Environmental & Regulatory Issues 36
World Trade Overview 41

III. OVERVIEW 43
Demand by Region 43
Demand by Type 46
Flat Pouches 49
Pillow (Back Seal) 52
Four-Side-Seal 55
Three-Side-Seal 57
Stand-Up Pouches 58
Demand by Market 63
Food Pouches 66
Candy & Snack Food 69
Processed Food 72
Meat, Poultry, & Seafood 73
Pet Food 75
Cheese 77
Other Food 80
Beverage Pouches 83
Medical & Pharmaceutical 84
Other Markets 88
Consumer Products 90
Industrial & Other Products 93

IV. NORTH AMERICA 95
General 95
Pouch Demand by Market 96
Pouch Demand by Type 97
United States 100
Canada 106
Mexico 111

V. WESTERN EUROPE 117
General 117
Pouch Demand by Market 118
Pouch Demand by Type 120
France 123
Germany 127
Italy 132
Spain 137
United Kingdom 142
Other Western Europe 146

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 154
General 154
Pouch Demand by Market 155
Pouch Demand by Type 157
China 161
India 167
Japan 172
South Korea 177
Taiwan 182
Other Asia/Pacific 187

VII. OTHER REGIONS 196
Central & South America 196
General 196
Pouch Demand by Market 197
Pouch Demand by Type 199
Brazil 200
Other Central & South America 205
Eastern Europe 212
General 212
Pouch Demand by Market 213
Pouch Demand by Type 214
Russia 216
Other Eastern Europe 221
Africa/Mideast 226
General 226
Pouch Demand by Market 228
Pouch Demand by Type 229
Turkey 231
Other Africa/Mideast 235

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 241
General 241
Merchant vs. Captive 245
Market Share 247
Acquisitions & Divestitures 254
Competitive Strategies 258
Manufacturing 261
Marketing & Distribution 262
Cooperative Agreements 265
Company Profiles 270
Alfa-Beta Roto, see Schur Flexibles Holding
Amcor Limited 271
American Packaging Corporation 277
Ampac Packaging LLC 279
AndersonBrecon, see Packaging Coordinators
Bemis Company Incorporated 282
Berry Plastics Corporation 287
Biaxis, see Wihuri
Bischof + Klein GmbH & Company KG 290
Britton Group, see Coveris Holdings
CDF Corporation 291
Cedex Plastics, see Coveris Holdings
Cheer Pack North America, see CDF, Gualapack Group, and Hosokawa Yoko
Clondalkin Group Holdings BV 293
Coating Excellence International LLC 294
Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH 295
Coveris Holdings SA 299
Cryovac, see Sealed Air
Curwood, see Bemis
Danapak Flexibles, see Schur Flexibles Holding
Exopack Holding, see Coveris Holdings
Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation 304
FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Gualapack Group 305
Hood Companies 307
Hosokawa Yoko Company Limited 309
InterFlex Group Incorporated 311
ISO Poly Films, see Sigma Plastics Group
Kobusch Germany Holding, see Coveris Holdings
LD Packaging Company Limited 313
McNeely Plastic Products, see Sigma Plastics Group
Mondi Group 314
Nampak Limited 318
Nordenia International, see Mondi Group
Packaging Coordinators Incorporated 319

Paragon Print and Packaging Group, see Coveris Holdings
Parikh Packaging Private, see Constantia Flexibles Group
Perfecseal, see Bemis
Printpack Incorporated 321
Prolamina Corporation 323
Safta, see Gualapack Group
Santa Fe Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Scholle Corporation 325
Schur Flexibles Holding GesmbH 327
Sealed Air Corporation 329
Sharp, see UDG Healthcare
Sigma Plastics Group 331
Sonoco Products Company 333
Star Packaging, see Interflex Group
St. Johns Packaging Limited 335
Toppan Printing Company Limited 337
Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Limited 339
UDG Healthcare plc 340
United Drug, see UDG Healthcare
Wihuri Oy 342
Winpak, see Wihuri
Wipak Group, see Wihuri
Other Companies Mentioned in the Study 346

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 11
3 World Urban Population by Region 13
4 World Households by Region 14
5 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region 16
6 World Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region 19
7 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 22
8 World Food & Beverage Manufacturing Value Added by Region 25
9 World Pharmaceutical Shipments by Region 28
10 World Packaging Demand by Region 32
11 Pricing Trends 36

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Pouch Demand by Region 45
2 World Pouch Demand by Type 48
3 World Flat Pouch Demand by Region & Type 52
4 World Stand-Up Pouch Demand by Region 63
5 World Pouch Demand by Market 65
6 World Food Pouch Demand by Region 69
7 World Beverage Pouch Demand by Region 84
8 World Medical & Pharmaceutical Pouch Demand by Region 88
9 World Other Markets for Pouches by Region & Market 90

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Pouch Demand by Market 97
2 North America: Pouch Demand by Type 99
3 United States: Pouch Demand by Market 103
4 United States: Pouch Demand by Type 106
5 Canada: Pouch Demand by Market 109
6 Canada: Pouch Demand by Type 111
7 Mexico: Pouch Demand by Market 114
8 Mexico: Pouch Demand by Type 116

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Market 120
2 Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Type 122
3 France: Pouch Demand by Market 125
4 France: Pouch Demand by Type 127
5 Germany: Pouch Demand by Market 129
6 Germany: Pouch Demand by Type 132
7 Italy: Pouch Demand by Market 135
8 Italy: Pouch Demand by Type 137
9 Spain: Pouch Demand by Market 140
10 Spain: Pouch Demand by Type 142
11 United Kingdom: Pouch Demand by Market 144
12 United Kingdom: Pouch Demand by Type 146
13 Other Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Market 149
14 Other Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Country & Type 151

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Market 157
2 Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Type 160
3 China: Pouch Demand by Market 164
4 China: Pouch Demand by Type 166
5 India: Pouch Demand by Market 170
6 India: Pouch Demand by Type 172
7 Japan: Pouch Demand by Market 175
8 Japan: Pouch Demand by Type 177
9 South Korea: Pouch Demand by Market 180
10 South Korea: Pouch Demand by Type 182
11 Taiwan: Pouch Demand by Market 185
12 Taiwan: Pouch Demand by Type 187
13 Other Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Market 190
14 Other Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Country & Type 192

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central & South America: Pouch Demand by Market 198
2 Central & South America: Pouch Demand by Type 200
3 Brazil: Pouch Demand by Market 203
4 Brazil: Pouch Demand by Type 205
5 Other Central & South America: Pouch Demand by Market 208
6 Other Central & South America: Pouch Demand by Country & Type 210
7 Eastern Europe: Pouch Demand by Market 214
8 Eastern Europe: Pouch Demand by Type 216
9 Russia: Pouch Demand by Market 219
10 Russia: Pouch Demand by Type 221
11 Other Eastern Europe: Pouch Demand by Market 224
12 Other Eastern Europe: Pouch Demand by Type 226
13 Africa/Mideast: Pouch Demand by Market 229
14 Africa/Mideast: Pouch Demand by Type 231
15 Turkey: Pouch Demand by Market 233
16 Turkey: Pouch Demand by Type 235
17 Other Africa/Mideast: Pouch Demand by Market 238
18 Other Africa/Mideast: Pouch Demand by Type 240

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Merchant Pouch Sales by Company, 2013 243
2 World Captive & Merchant Pouch Demand 247
3 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 257
4 Selected Cooperative Agreements 268

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Pouch Demand by Region, 2013 46
2 World Pouch Demand by Type, 2013 49
3 World Pouch Demand by Market, 2013 66

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Pouch Demand by Country, 2013 100

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Country, 2013 123

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Country, 2013 161

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Merchant Pouch Market Share, 2013 248


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