US demand for active and intelligent packaging will climb 8.3 percent annually through 2013, driven in part by food safety concerns and losses in perishables. Intelligent packaging will grow the fastest, propelled by time-temperature indicators and other products that offer product differentiation, traceability and interactive features.
This study analyzes the $1.3 billion US active and intelligent packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., gas scavengers, corrosion controls, moisture controls, time-temperature indicators, compliance monitors) and market (e.g., food, beverages, primary metals, pharmaceuticals, motor vehicles, electronics).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including Sealed Air, Sued-Chemie and Graham Packaging.