World demand for protective packaging will rise 7.8 percent per year through 2014. Advances will be stimulated by an upswing in manufacturing activity and the continued proliferation of Internet shopping. The US will remain the largest national market while China grows the fastest.
This study analyzes the $15.3 billion world protective packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by product (foamed plastics, paperboard protectors, protective mailers), material (paper and paperboard, foamed plastics, plastic films), function (cushioning, blocking and bracing, void-filling, wrapping, insulation), market (manufacturing, Internet and catalogs, retail), world region and for 24 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry participants, including Sealed Air, Pregis and Tegrant.