Packaging

Esther Palevsky

Meet Esther Palevsky

Senior Analyst

Senior analyst Esther Palevsky is a 20 year veteran of the Freedonia Group and has authored more than 100 studies covering the packaging industry.

Freedonia industry market research on Packaging covers a broad range of packaging materials (e.g., paper, plastic, metal) and applications (e.g., protective packaging, food containers). In each case various factors affecting demand are considered such as renewability, life style, distribution, end use product demand and other related issues. Freedonia's Packaging industry market research studies include market size, forecasts, product and market segmentations, related economic indicator and regulatory analysis, market share estimates, a discussion of industry structure, and profiles of the leading companies.

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  • Cups & Lids

    3445

    Cups & Lids offers historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by product for cups (drinking, food, packaging, portion, other) and lids (drinking, flexible, plastic), as well as by market (foodservice, food and beverag...

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  • World Wine Packaging: Containers, Closures, & Accessories

    3406

    This study analyzes global demand for wine packaging. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by container (e.g., glass bottles, bag-in-box, plastic bottles, aseptic cartons), closure (e.g., natural cork...

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  • Retail Ready Packaging

    3433

    Retail Ready Packaging presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (corrugated boxes, plastic containers, corrugated floor displays, folding cartons, pad and shrink film packaging) and mark...

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  • Caps & Closures

    3419

    This study analyzes the US cap and closure market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts for 2020 and 2025 by product and market. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market shar...

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  • Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    3398

    Demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes in the US is forecast to increase 2.6 percent annually to $41.2 billion in 2020. E-commerce and retail-ready applications will drive growth for corrugated boxes while folding carton demand will be sustained b...

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  • Aseptic Packaging

    3386

    Demand for aseptic packaging in the US is projected to rise 6.8 percent annually to $6.4 billion in 2020. Gains will be driven by advantages in processing and ambient temperature storage. Prefillable syringes and plastic bottles will be the fastest gr...

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  • Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible

    3367

    This study analyzes the US rigid and flexible food container industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by market (e.g., fruits and vegetables, dairy products, grain mill products, meat products, b...

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  • Pouches

    3383

    Demand for pouches in the US will grow 4.4 percent annually through 2020 to $10.1 billion. Growth will be driven by the introduction of pouch packaging into new markets and the integration of high value features, such as resealable closures and spouts...

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  • Paper & Paperboard: United States

    FF25011

    This report forecasts to 2019 US paper and paperboard production and demand in short tons. Total production is segmented by product in terms of: unbleached kraft board, recycled board, solid bleached board, semichemical board, printing and writing pap...

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  • Pressure Sensitive Tapes

    3361

    US demand for pressure sensitive tapes is projected to increase 5.3 percent annually to $9.3 billion in 2019. Double-sided, masking and adhesive transfer tapes will be the fastest growing major products. The building and construction market will enjoy...

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  • Protective Packaging

    3356

    Demand for protective packaging in the US will rise 4.9 percent annually to $6.8 billion in 2019. The fulfillment of e-commerce sales will be the main driver of growth. Environmental concerns will favor air pillows and paper fill products over foam lo...

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  • Medical Device Packaging: United States

    FF30046

    This report forecasts US medical device packaging demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2019. National health expenditures and medical device shipments are also forecast to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: pouches,...

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  • World Corrugated Boxes

    3339

    World demand for corrugated boxes is expected to increase 3.7 percent annually through 2019, to 260 billion square meters. Gains will be driven by strong growth in e-commerce and a sustainability advantage over plastic containers. The Asia/Pacific reg...

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  • Converted Flexible Packaging

    3333

    US demand for converted flexible packaging will rise 3.3 percent annually to $20.7 billion in 2019. Pouches will experience above average gains, benefiting from the increased prevalence of value-added features. The nonfood packaging market will slight...

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  • Active & Intelligent Packaging

    3338

    US demand for active and intelligent packaging is forecast to grow 7.3 percent annually to $4.0 billion in 2019. Intelligent packaging such as time-temperature monitors and smartphone-enabled interactive labels and tags will be the fastest growing seg...

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  • Foodservice Disposables

    3313

    Demand for foodservice disposables in the US is projected to increase 3.9 percent per year to $21.9 billion in 2019. Packaging will remain the most common product segment and will outpace serviceware, napkins and other foodservice disposables. Retail ...

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  • Produce Packaging

    3319

    Demand for produce packaging in the US is forecast to increase 3.2 percent annually to $6.0 billion in 2019. Plastic containers and stand-up pouches will be among the fastest growing package formats, based on their aesthetic appeal and capability to i...

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  • Specialty Films

    3287

    US demand for specialty films is forecast to rise 4.8 percent per year to $8.4 billion in 2019. Barrier films will remain the dominant function, while biodegradable and water soluble films will grow the fastest. The best opportunities for growth in th...

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  • Pallets

    3314

    The total number of pallets in use in the US will grow 1.7 percent annually through 2019 to 1.4 billion units. Wood will remain the dominant material but plastic, metal and corrugated paper pallets will grow faster and gain market share, albeit from s...

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  • Wine Packaging

    3308

    Demand for wine packaging in the US will increase 4.4 percent annually to $3.0 billion in 2019. Glass bottles will remain dominant but will face increasing competition from alternative formats and sizes, such as single-serving plastic bottles, aseptic...

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  • World Pharmaceutical Packaging

    3269

    World demand for pharmaceutical packaging will rise 6.5 percent annually to over $100 billion in 2019. The Africa/Mideast region will be the fastest growing market, followed by the Asia/Pacific region and Central and South America. Primary containers ...

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  • World Cups & Lids

    3283

    Global cup and lid demand will rise 5.2 percent annually to $30.2 billion in 2019. The important foodservice market will see faster-than-average growth as Western-style fast food restaurants and coffee shops become more prevalent. Central and South Am...

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  • Labels

    3291

    US label demand will rise 3.8 percent annually to $19.7 billion in 2019. In-mold, stretch sleeve and heat-shrink labels will grow the fastest. Digital printing will continue to displace traditional label printing methods. Primary packaging will remain...

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  • Beverage Containers

    3297

    US beverage container demand will rise 1.9 percent yearly to 283 billion units in 2019, valued at $31.5 billion. Plastic will remain the dominant and fastest growing material, supported by increased consumption of bottled water, which will become the ...

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  • Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging

    3263

    US demand for meat, poultry, and seafood packaging will rise 3.8 percent annually to $10.9 billion in 2019. Flexible packaging will outpace rigid based on performance and sustainability advantages of pouches and high barrier films. Fresh and frozen wi...

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  • World Caps & Closures

    3259

    World cap and closure demand will rise 5.6 percent yearly to $58 billion in 2019. The Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast markets will grow the fastest, while North America will remain a leading outlet. The key beverage market will be driven by growth in ...

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  • Stretch & Shrink Film

    3262

    US demand for stretch and shrink film will rise 3.5 percent yearly to $3.1 billion in 2019. Shrink film will outpace the larger stretch film segment based on the former's improvements in strength and customizability. Stretch hoods used in storage and ...

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  • Recovered Paper: United States

    FF25019

    This report forecasts to 2018 the total recovery of post-consumer paper from the US municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in short tons (hereafter referred to as "tons"). For comparison, this report also forecasts to 2018 the total generation of post-con...

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  • Recovered Packaging: United States

    FF30051

    This report forecasts to 2018 the total recovery of post-consumer packaging from the US municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in tons. For comparison, this report also forecasts to 2018 the total generation (in tons) of packaging MSW. Total packaging rec...

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  • Tube & Stick Packaging

    3252

    Demand for tube and stick packaging in the US is projected to advance 4.0 percent per year to $2.1 billion in 2018. Stick packs will grow the fastest from a small base, while squeeze tubes will remain by far the largest segment. The relatively small f...

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  • Plastic Film

    3243

    US demand for plastic film is expected to grow 1.5 percent per year through 2018 to 15.4 billion pounds, valued at $24.9 billion. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) will remain the most common film resin and maintain solid growth, while polypropy...

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  • World Bulk Packaging

    3233

    World demand for bulk packaging is projected to increase 5.0 percent annually to $59.2 billion in 2018. The Asia/Pacific region will surpass North America as the largest market, and along with the Africa/Mideast region, will be the fastest growing mar...

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  • Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    3235

    US corrugated and paperboard box demand will rise 2.6 percent per year to $39.4 billion in 2018. Corrugated and solid fiber boxes will remain the largest and fastest growing product segment. The food and beverage market will remain dominant, based in ...

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  • World Pouches

    3220

    World demand for pouches will grow at a pace surpassing that of most other packaging types. Stand-up pouches will show accelerated global growth, and opportunities in nonfood markets will outpace those in food segments. This study presents historical ...

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  • World Protective Packaging

    3215

    World demand for protective packaging will rise 6.1 percent annually to nearly $27 billion in 2018. The Asia/Pacific region will see the fastest gains. The online retail market will continue to grow rapidly from a small base and boost the whole retail...

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  • Rigid Bulk Packaging

    3213

    US demand for rigid bulk packaging will rise 4.0 percent per year to $7.3 billion in 2018. Rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) and material handling containers will see the fastest growth, while pails will overtake drums as the largest product ...

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  • World Labels

    3185

    World Labels presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by application method (e.g., pressure sensitive, glue-applied), material (e.g., paper, plastic), market (e.g., food, beverages, pharmaceutical...

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  • Caps & Closures

    3195

    US demand for caps and closures will rise 4.0 percent per year to $11.1 billion in 2018, with unit demand exceeding 300 billion. Plastic types will remain by far the dominant material, while other products such as elastomer and rubber stoppers will gr...

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  • Cups & Lids

    3174

    US demand for cups and lids will expand 4.4 percent per year to $10.0 billion in 2018. Packaging cups will experience the fastest gains based on convenience and single-serving advantages, as well as favorable consumption trends in several key applicat...

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  • Pharmaceutical Packaging Products

    3193

    Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US will rise 4.9 percent annually to $22.1 billion in 2018. Growth will accelerate slightly from the pace of the 2008-2013 period as drug makers upgrade the barrier, security, and functional pr...

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  • Pet Food Packaging

    3170

    US demand for pet food packaging will rise 4.8 percent annually to $2.5 billion in 2018. Pouches will be the fastest growing packaging type based on their consumer convenience features and light weight. For small packages of dry food, pouches will con...

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  • World Pressure Sensitive Tapes

    3163

    World demand for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes is projected to increase 5.0 percent annually to more than 50 billion square meters in 2018. Growth will remain the fastest in China, India and other rapidly developing countries, while more dev...

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  • Pouches

    3157

    Demand for pouches in the US is projected to increase 4.6 percent per year to $9.4 billion in 2018. Stand-up pouches will remain a major growth segment while flat pouches will remain dominant. Nonfood markets will outpace the dominant food and beverag...

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  • Protective Packaging

    3142

    US protective packaging demand is projected to increase 4.5 percent per year to $6.4 billion in 2018. E-commerce fulfillment will drive gains for protective mailers, air pillows and bubble packaging. Insulated shipping containers will benefit from tem...

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  • World Food Containers

    3124

    World demand for food containers is forecast to rise 4.5 percent annually to $139 billion in 2017. While the US remains by far the world's largest user of food containers, the most significant growth will occur in India and China. Bags and pouches wil...

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  • World Pallets

    3126

    Global sales of pallets are projected to climb 5.0 percent annually through 2017 to 5.1 billion units. The Asia/Pacific region will be the fastest growing market and will surpass North America as the largest. Plastic pallets will grow the fastest base...

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  • Active & Intelligent Packaging

    3117

    US active and intelligent packaging demand is forecast to increase 8.0 percent annually to $3.5 billion in 2017. Intelligent packaging will record double digit annual gains, led by time-temperature indicator labels. Gas scavengers, susceptor packaging...

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  • Converted Flexible Packaging

    3094

    US demand for converted flexible packaging will rise 3.0 percent annually to $18.8 billion in 2017. Pouches will be the fastest growing type of flexible packaging, based on new applications and the advantage of lighter weight that can vastly reduce bo...

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  • Produce Packaging

    3097

    US demand for produce packaging is forecast to increase 3.3 percent per year to $5.7 billion in 2017. Corrugated boxes will remain the most common type, while plastic containers will grow the fastest. Fruit applications will lead gains based on more f...

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  • Packaging: United States

    FF30035

    This report forecasts US packaging demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total shipments are segmented by material in terms of paper, plastic, metal, and glass and wood. Total demand is segmented by market as follows:...

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