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Study #: 2566

Published: 12/2009

Pages: 273

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Extruded Plastics to 2013 - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

US demand for extruded plastics is forecast to expand 2.6 percent annually through 2013, supported by a turnaround in the housing market. PVC will remain the largest segment, and will be one of the fastest growing. Slower advances for LDPE will reflect saturated film and sheet applications in packaging. Extruded polypropylene will grow the fastest.

This study analyzes the 30 billion pound US extruded plastics industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by resin (e.g., PVC, LDPE, polystyrene, polypropylene, polyester) and market (e.g., packaging, construction, consumer goods, motor vehicles).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 45 industry players including Bemis, JM Eagle and Alcan Packaging.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


SECTION                                                                      PAGE

               INTRODUCTION                                                    xi
               
          I.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                                                1
               
         II.   MARKET ENVIRONMENT                                               4
               General                                                          4
               Macroeconomic Outlook                                            4
               Demographic Trends                                               9
               Consumer Income & Spending                                      12
               Manufacturing Outlook                                           14
               Plastic Resin Overview                                          17
               Market Trends                                                   20
               Extrusion Machinery & Technology                                22
               Plastic Processing Methods                                      24
                   Injection Molding                                           26
                   Blow Molding                                                27
                   Other Processes                                             27
               Pricing Trends                                                  29
               Regulatory Considerations                                       31
               Recycling                                                       34
               International Activity                                          34
               
        III.   RESINS                                                          36
               General                                                         36
               Resins                                                          37
               Polyvinyl Chloride                                              39
                   Profiles                                                    40
                     Pipe                                                      42
                     Siding                                                    43
                     Windows & Doors                                           46
                     Molding & Trim                                            47
                     Fencing, Decking & Other                                  48
                   Film                                                        50
                   Other                                                       51
               Low Density Polyethylene                                        55
                   Film                                                        56
                   Other                                                       60
               High Density Polyethylene                                       62
                   Pipe                                                        64
                   Film                                                        66
                   Sheet & Other                                               68
               Polystyrene                                                     69
                   Solid                                                       71
                     Sheet                                                     72
                     Film                                                      73
                     Other                                                     74
                   Foamed                                                      74
               Polypropylene                                                   76
                   Film                                                        78
                   Sheet                                                       80
                   Wire & Cable                                                81
                   Other                                                       81
               Polyester                                                       82
                   Film                                                        83
                   Sheet & Other                                               86
               Other                                                           87
                   Applications                                                88
                   Resins                                                      90
                   
          IV.  MARKETS                                                         93
               General                                                         93
               Packaging                                                       95
                   Packaging Overview                                          95
                   Resins                                                      98
                   Applications                                               101
                     Film                                                     102
                        Food                                                  103
                        Nonfood                                               104
                        Secondary                                             105
                        Producers                                             105
                     Other Packaging                                          109
                        Solid                                                 110
                        Foamed                                                112
                   Construction                                               114
                   Construction Outlook                                       114
                   Resins                                                     116
                   Applications                                               119
                     Pipe                                                     119
                        Resins                                                120
                        Applications                                          121
                        Producers                                             125
                     Siding                                                   127
                        Characteristics                                       129
                        Markets & End Uses                                    131
                        Producers                                             133
                     Other                                                    133
                        Windows & Doors                                       135
                        Molding & Trim                                        138
                        Wire & Cable                                          140
                        Fencing & Decking                                     141
                          Fencing                                             141
                          Decking                                             143
                        Glazing                                               146
                        Insulation                                            147
                        Other                                                 148
               Consumer Goods                                                 149
                   Resins                                                     150
                   Applications                                               152
               Other Markets                                                  154
                   Resins                                                     155
                   Markets                                                    157
                     Motor Vehicles                                           158
                     Industrial                                               159
                     Electrical & Electronic                                  160
                     Medical                                                  161
                     Other                                                    162

          V.   INDUSTRY STRUCTURE                                             163
               General                                                        163
               Market Share                                                   166
                   Bemis                                                      167
                   JM Eagle                                                   168
                   Alcan Packaging                                            168
                   DuPont                                                     169
                   Cryovac                                                    170
                   Berry Plastics                                             171
                   Printpack                                                  171
                   Pliant                                                     172
               Mergers & Acquisitions                                         172
               Marketing Strategies                                           177
               Channels of Distribution                                       178
               Research & Development                                         180
               Competitive Strategies                                         181
               Cooperative Agreements                                         183
               Company Profiles                                               186
                   Aargus Industries, see Sigma Plastics Group
                   Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated                     187
                   AEP Industries Incorporated                                189
                   Alcan Packaging, see Rio Tinto Group                          
                   Alcoa Incorporated                                         191
                   Allied Plastics Holdings, see Sigma Plastics Group            
                   Alside, see Associated Materials                              
                   AmTopp, see Formosa Plastics Group                            
                   Andersen Corporation                                       192
                   Arkema SA                                                  194
                   Associated Materials LLC                                   196
                   Atlantis Plastics, see Fortis Plastics                        
                   Atrium Companies Incorporated                              198
                   AZEK Building Products, see CPG International                 
                   Bemis Company Incorporated                                 201
                   Berry Plastics Corporation                                 203
                   Beta Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group                       
                   CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain                                 
                   Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company                           208
                   Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC                      209
                   Coastal Films of Florida, see Sigma Plastics Group            
                   Covalence Specialty Materials, see Berry Plastics             
                   CPG International Incorporated                             210
                   Crane Group                                                212
                   Cryovac, see Sealed Air                                       
                   Curwood, see Bemis                                            
                   Danvid Window, see Atrium                            
                   Dart Container Corporation                                 214
                   Diversapack, see Printpack                                    
                   Dow Chemical Company                                       215
                   Dow-Tech Plastics, see Atrium                                 
                   DuPont (EI) de Nemours                                     218
                   EMCO Enterprises, see Andersen                       
                   Epsilon Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group                    
                   Exterior Portfolio by Crane, see Crane Group                  
                   Exterior Profiles Corporation                              222
                   Exxon Mobil Corporation                                    223
                   Filmtech, see Sigma Plastics Group                            
                   FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics                
                   Formosa Plastics Group                                     225
                   Fortis Plastics LLC                                        228
                   Fortune Brands Incorporated                                229
                   General Electric Company                                   230
                   Gentek Building Products, see Associated Materials            
                   Georgia Gulf Corporation                                   231
                   Hancor, see Advanced Drainage Systems 
                   Heartland Building Products, see ProVia Door         
                   Heartland Siding, see ProVia Door                             
                   Hilex Poly Company LLC                                     235
                   HR Windows and Company, see Atrium 
                   ICC Industries Incorporated                                236
                   Integrated Bagging Systems, see Formosa Plastics Group        
                   Inteplast Group, see Formosa Plastics Group                   
                   J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated                     238
                   Jeld-Wen Incorporated                                      240                                        
                   Johnson (SC) & Son Incorporated                            241
                   Kroy Building Products, see Ply Gem 
                   Lane Enterprises Incorporated                              242
                   Milprint, see Bemis 
                   Mercury Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group                    
                   Norandex Building Material Distribution, see Saint-Gobain     
                   North American Pipe, see Westlake Chemical 
                   North Star Manufacturing, see Atrium 
                   Omega Plastics,see Sigma Plastics Group                       
                   O'Neil Color & Compounding, see ICC Industries
                   Outdoor Technologies, see Exterior Profiles 
                   Owens Corning                                              243
                   Pace Industries, see ICC Industries
                   Pactiv Corporation                                         244
                   Perfecseal, see Bemis                                         
                   Performance Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
                   Phillips Sumika Polypropylene, see Chevron Phillips  
                     Chemical 
                   Pliant, see Berry Plastics                                    
                   Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated                              246
                   Poly Plastic Products, see Sigma Plastics Group 
                   Preservation, see Associated Materials                        
                   Primex Plastics, see ICC Industries
                   Printpack Incorporated                                     248
                   ProVia Door Incorporated                                   250
                   Rampart Packaging, see Printpack                              
                   Renewal by Andersen, see Andersen
                   Republic Bag, see Sigma Plastics Group                        
                   Reynolds Packaging Group                                   251
                   Rio Tinto Group                                            253
                   RTP Company                                                255
                   Saint-Gobain                                               256
                   Saudi Basic Industries Corporation                         259
                   Scranton Products, see CPG International 
                   Sealed Air Corporation                                     261                   
                   Serious Materials Incorporated                             262
                   Sigma Plastics Group                                       263
                   Silver Line Building Products, see Andersen 
                   Spartech Corporation                                       268
                   Superior Engineered Products, see Atrium                      
                   Survivor Windows II Incorporated                           271
                   Thermal Industries, see Atrium  
                   TimberTech, see Crane Group                                   
                   Westech Building Products, see Westlake Chemical              
                   Westlake Chemical Corporation                              272
                   Wiman, see RTP                                                
                   Woodruff, see ICC Industries                                  
                   World-Pak, see Formosa Plastics Group                         

                                 LIST OF TABLES
                                        
TABLE NUMBER                                                                 PAGE

               SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
               Summary Table                                                    3

               SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
           1   Macroeconomic Indicators                                         9
           2   Population & Households                                         12
           3   Personal Consumption Expenditures                               14
           4   Manufacturers' Shipments                                        17
           5   Plastic Resin Supply & Demand                                   19
           6   Extruded Plastics Market, 1998 - 2008                           21
           7   Thermoplastic Resin Demand by Process                           25
           8   Extruded Resin Pricing                                          31

               SECTION III -- RESINS 
           1   Extruded Plastics Demand in Pounds & Dollars                    37
           2   Extruded Plastics Demand by Resin                               38
           3   Extruded PVC Demand by Application                              40
           4   Extruded PVC Demand in Profiles                                 41
           5   Extruded PVC Film Demand                                        51
           6   Extruded PVC Demand in Other Products                           54
           7   Extruded LDPE Demand by Type & Application                      56
           8   Extruded LDPE Demand in Film                                    59
           9   Extruded LDPE Demand in Other Products                          61
          10   Extruded HDPE Demand by Application                             63
          11   Extruded Polystyrene Demand by Type                             71
          12   Extruded Solid Polystyrene Demand by Application                72
          13   Extruded Foamed Polystyrene Demand by Application               76
          14   Extruded Polypropylene Demand by Application                    77
          15   Extruded Polyester Demand by Application                        83
          16   Other Extruded Plastics Demand by Application                   88

               SECTION IV -- MARKETS
           1   Extruded Plastics Demand by Market                              94
           2   Packaging Overview                                              98
           3   Packaging Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin                100
           4   Packaging Market for Extruded Plastics by Application          102
           5   Packaging Film Market for Extruded Plastics                    103
           6   Other Packaging Markets for Extruded Plastics                  109
           7   Construction Expenditures                                      116
           8   Construction Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin             118
           9   Construction Market for Extruded Plastics By Application       119
          10   Pipe Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin                     121
          11   Pipe Market for Extruded Plastics by Application               124
          12   Siding Market for Extruded Plastics by Market & End Use        129
          13   Other Construction Markets for Extruded Plastics               134
          14   Consumer Goods Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin           151
          15   Consumer Goods Market for Extruded Plastics by Application     154
          16   Other Markets for Extruded Plastics by Resin                   156
          17   Other Markets for Extruded Plastics by Application             157

               SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
           1   US Extruded Plastics Sales by Company, 2008                    164
           2   Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures                           175
           3   Selected Cooperative Agreements                                185

                                  LIST OF CHARTS
                                        
CHART NUMBER                                                                 PAGE

               SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
           1   Plastic Resin Demand by Type, 2008                              20
           2   Extruded Plastics Market, 1998 - 2008                           22
           3   Thermoplastic Resin Demand by Process, 2008                     26

               SECTION III -- RESINS 
           1   Extruded Plastics Demand by Resin, 2008                         39
           2   Extruded PVC Demand in Profiles, 2008                           42
           3   Extruded LDPE Demand in Film, 2008                              60
           4   Extruded LDPE Demand in Other Products, 2008                    62
           5   Extruded HDPE Demand by Application, 2008                       64
           6   Extruded Polypropylene Demand by Application, 2008              78
             
               SECTION IV -- MARKETS
           1   Extruded Plastics Demand by Market, 2008                        94
           2   Packaging Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin, 2008 101
           3   Construction Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin, 2008       118
           4   Pipe Market for Extruded Plastics by Application, 2008         125
           5   Other Construction Markets for Extruded Plastics, 2008         135
           6   Consumer Goods Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin, 2008     151
           7   Other Markets for Extruded Plastics by Resin, 2008             156
           8   Other Markets for Extruded Plastics by Application, 2008       158

               SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE                          
           1   US Extruded Plastics Market Share by Company, 2008             167
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