The US market for packaging coatings and additives will grow five percent annually through 2005. Gains will be driven by a shift toward more productive, expensive and environmental products. New uses include PET beer and juice containers, polypropylene food containers and plastic film bags that house refrigerated products.
This study analyzes the $1.35 billion US packaging coatings and additives industry. It presents historical data for 1990, 1995 and 2000, and forecasts to 2005 and 2010 by additive type (e.g., coatings, antistatic agents, stabilizers, clarifiers, brightening agents, impact modifiers, antimicrobial agents, antioxidants, oxygen scavengers); by coating formulation (water-based, solvent-based, radiation-cured, powder); by substrate; and by polymer.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 35 key companies including Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Crompton, Great Lakes Chemical, Imperial Chemical Industries, PPG, and Valspar.