Specialty Films: United States

This report forecasts US specialty film demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2019. Total demand is segmented by film function in terms of barrier, microporous, safety and security, and other films. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: packaging, personal care products, electronics, transportation equipment, construction, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, and environmental and regulatory factors, as well as trends in technology and demand by resin. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines functions and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each function and 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 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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