Protective packaging demand in the US is projected to increase 5.0 percent annually to $5.9 billion in 2016. The increasing popularity of Internet shopping will benefit protective mailers, air pillows and bubble packaging. A recovery in manufacturing will spur gains for foam and molded pulp protective packaging.
This study analyzes the $4.6 billion US protective packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by function, market and product (e.g., protective mailers, bubble packaging, insulated shipping containers, paperboard protectors, molded foam, foam-in place polyurethane, loose-fill).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry players, including Sealed Air, Sonoco Products and Pregis.