PET Film: United States

This report forecasts US polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film demand in pounds to 2018. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of food packaging, nonpackaging, and nonfood and secondary packaging.

To illustrate historical trends, total PET demand is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, as well as trends in film resin pricing and food packaging film demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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