Demand for pouches in the US is projected to increase 5.1 percent per year to $8.8 billion in 2016. Gains will be driven by faster growth for stand-up pouches stemming from sustainability, functional, and marketing advantages over alternative packaging media. The nonfood market will slightly outpace the dominant food market.
This study analyzes the $6.9 billion US market for pouches. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by pouch type (e.g., pillow, four-side-seal, three-side-seal, stand-up), market (e.g., food and beverage packaging, nonfood packaging), product feature (e.g., resealable, vacuum, retort, shaped, aseptic, stick, spouted) and production method (form/fill/sea, preformed).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including Bemis, Printpack and Amcor.