Stretch & Shrink Film

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Growth will be driven by increasing sales of retail items, increasing efficiencies in film manufacturing and layering, and the rising use of stretch and shrink hoods and beverage and pallet unitization wraps.

US demand to rise 3.5% annually through 2019

Demand for stretch and shrink film in the US is expected to grow 3.5 percent annually to $3.1 billion in 2019, driven by increasing sales of retail items, as well as increasing efficiencies in film manufacturing and layering. Rising use of stretch and shrink hoods and beverage and pallet unitization wraps and the increasing suitability of stretch and shrink films for a greater variety of applications will also boost demand.

Growth in shrink film to outpace stretch film

Stretch film sales growth will track the industry average through 2019, comprising over three-fifths of all stretch and shrink film demand. Overall, stretch films, which are used primarily in pallet unitization, will see growth stem from increased manufacturing activity and spending on consumer goods, as well as from improvements in machinery and advances in resin strength. The fastest growth is expected for stretch hoods in the storage and distribution market because of their efficiency in pallet wrapping applications.

Shrink film demand will slightly outpace that of stretch film through 2019. Overall growth will be stimulated by improvements in strength and increasing customizability of shrink packaging as the retail sector recovers from the weak performance of the past decade. Heat shrink sleeves are increasingly used for packaging beverages and as bottle labels. Shrink film will maintain its share of the market in applications where clarity and other visual qualities are the overriding priority, but will face much stiffer competition from stretch film in areas where high strength and containment properties are needed. Shrink pallet wraps will also post solid advances because of their suitability for use on irregularly shaped loads.

LLDPE to offer best growth opportunities

LLDPE is the leading resin used in stretch and shrink film, and will exceed the industry average rate of growth through 2019 due to its continued cost effectiveness and high strength in greatly varying conditions, making it ideal for stretch film. Demand for LDPE is expected to significantly trail the growth rate of its dominant cousin, LLDPE. Although LDPE will capture a significant portion of shrink film demand due to its amenability to heat shrinking and high clarity, it will lose ground to LLDPE in stretch film. PVC will see below average growth through 2019. While PVC’s oxygen permeability will help it maintain its position in the meat, poultry, and seafood segment, concerns over the film’s potential health hazards, tendency to yellow when exposed to light, and brittleness will limit growth opportunities. Other stretch and shrink film resins will see above average gains.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Stretch & Shrink Film, is available for $5100. The study analyzes the $2.6 billion US stretch and shrink film industry, presenting historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by type (e.g., stretch wraps, stretch hoods, stretch labels and sleeves, shrink wrap, shrink bags, shrink labels, shrink hoods), market (product packaging, storage and distribution), and resin (e.g., LLDP, LDP, PVC). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 37 industry players, including AEP Industries, Berry Plastics, and Sigma Plastics.

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  1. Stretch & Shrink Film

    $5,100.00

  2. INTRODUCTION: STRETCH & SHRINK FILM TO 2019

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: STRETCH & SHRINK FILM TO 2019

    $155.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2009 - 2024

    $60.00

  7. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars) 2009 - 2024

    $60.00

  8. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: STRETCH & SHRINK FILM TO 2019

    $1,320.00

  9. Macroeconomic Outlook (1 of 4)

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  10. Macroeconomic Outlook (2 of 4)

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  11. Macroeconomic Outlook (3 of 4)

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  12. Macroeconomic Outlook (4 of 4)

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  13. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2009 dollars) 2004 - 2024

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  14. Demographic Trends (1 of 3)

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  15. Demographic Trends (2 of 3)

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  16. Demographic Trends (3 of 3)

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  17. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  18. Consumer Income & Spending (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  19. Consumer Income & Spending (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  20. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  21. Manufacturing Outlook (1 of 4)

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  22. Manufacturing Outlook (2 of 4)

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  23. Manufacturing Outlook (3 of 4)

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  24. Manufacturing Outlook (4 of 4)

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  25. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  26. Food & Beverage Industry Overview (1 of 2)

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  27. Food & Beverage Industry Overview (2 of 2)

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  28. FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  29. Packaging Industry Overview (1 of 2)

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  30. Packaging Industry Overview (2 of 2)

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  31. PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  32. Plastic Film Industry Overview

    $35.00

  33. PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  34. Stretch & Shrink Film: Technological Developments (1 of 2)

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  35. Stretch & Shrink Film: Technological Developments (2 of 2)

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  36. Stretch & Shrink Film: Pricing Trends

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  37. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM PRICING (dollars per pound) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  38. Stretch & Shrink Film: Regulatory & Environmental Considerations (1 of 2)

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  39. Stretch & Shrink Film: Regulatory & Environmental Considerations (2 of 2)

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  40. Stretch & Shrink Film: Foreign Trade & International Activity

    $35.00

  41. TYPES: STRETCH & SHRINK FILM TO 2019

    $2,015.00

  42. Overview

    $35.00

  43. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  44. Stretch Film: Overview

    $35.00

  45. Stretch Film: Production Methods

    $35.00

  46. STRETCH FILM BY PRODUCTION METHOD (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  47. Stretch Film: Resins (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  48. Stretch Film: Resins (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  49. Stretch Film: Resins (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  50. STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  51. STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  52. Stretch Film: Wrap (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  53. Stretch Film: Wrap (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  54. Stretch Film: Hoods (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  55. Stretch Film: Hoods (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  56. Stretch Film: Stretch Labels & Sleeves (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  57. Stretch Film: Stretch Labels & Sleeves (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  58. STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  59. STRETCH FILM DEMAND IN STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  60. Stretch Film: Pallet Unitization Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  61. Stretch Film: Pallet Unitization Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  62. Stretch Film: Bundling & Other Storage & Distribution Demand

    $35.00

  63. Stretch Film: Product Packaging Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  64. Stretch Film: Product Packaging Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  65. STRETCH FILM DEMAND IN PRODUCT PACKAGING (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  66. Stretch Film: Producers (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  67. Stretch Film: Producers (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  68. Stretch Film: Producers (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  69. Shrink Film: Overview

    $35.00

  70. Shrink Film: Resins (1 of 4)

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  71. Shrink Film: Resins (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  72. Shrink Film: Resins (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  73. Shrink Film: Resins (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  74. SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  75. Shrink Film: Products

    $35.00

  76. SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  77. Shrink Film: Wrap

    $35.00

  78. Shrink Film: Bags

    $35.00

  79. Shrink Film: Labels (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  80. Shrink Film: Labels (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  81. Shrink Film: Hoods & Other

    $35.00

  82. SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  83. Product Packaging: Shrink Film Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  84. Product Packaging: Shrink Film Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  85. SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN PRODUCT PACKAGING (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  86. Storage & Distribution: Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  87. SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  88. Shrink Film: Producers (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  89. Shrink Film: Producers (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  90. MARKETS: STRETCH & SHRINK FILM TO 2019

    $1,445.00

  91. Overview

    $35.00

  92. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  93. PRODUCT PACKAGING MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  94. FOOD MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  95. Meat, Poultry, & Seafood: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  96. Meat, Poultry, & Seafood: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  97. Meat, Poultry, & Seafood: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  98. MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  99. Dairy: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  100. DAIRY MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  101. Fresh Produce: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  102. FRESH PRODUCE MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  103. Other Foods: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  104. OTHER FOOD MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  105. Beverages: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  106. BEVERAGE MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  107. Paper & Textile Products: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  108. PAPER & TEXTILE MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  109. Consumer Products: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  110. Consumer Products: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  111. CONSUMER PRODUCT MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  112. Other Product Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  113. OTHER PRODUCT PACKAGING MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  114. STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  115. Pallet Unitization: Stretch Film Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  116. Pallet Unitization: Stretch Film Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  117. Pallet Unitization: Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  118. Other Storage & Distribution: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand

    $35.00

  119. Storage & Distribution Market Segments (1 of 2)

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  120. Storage & Distribution Market Segments (2 of 2)

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  121. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION BY MARKET (million dollars) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  122. RESINS: STRETCH & SHRINK FILM TO 2019

    $545.00

  123. Overview

    $35.00

  124. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  125. Linear Low Density Polyethylene Demand in Stretch & Shrink Film

    $35.00

  126. LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  127. Low Density Polyethylene Demand in Stretch & Shrink Film

    $35.00

  128. LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  129. Polyvinyl Chloride Demand in Stretch & Shrink Film

    $35.00

  130. PVC DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  131. Other Resin Demand in Stretch & Shrink Film (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  132. Other Resin Demand in Stretch & Shrink Film (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  133. Other Resin Demand in Stretch & Shrink Film (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  134. OTHER RESIN DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY RESIN & TYPE (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  135. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: STRETCH & SHRINK FILM TO 2019

    $530.00

  136. General

    $35.00

  137. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM SALES BY COMPANY, 2014 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  138. Market Share (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  139. Market Share (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  140. Market Share (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  141. STRETCH & SHRINK FILM MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2014 (percent)

    $60.00

  142. Mergers & Acquisitions

    $35.00

  143. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  144. Marketing Strategies

    $35.00

  145. Channels of Distribution

    $35.00

  146. Research & Development

    $35.00

  147. Manufacturing

    $35.00

  148. Competitive Strategies

    $35.00

  149. COMPANY PROFILES: STRETCH & SHRINK FILM TO 2019

    $1,540.00

  150. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  151. AEP Industries (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  152. AEP Industries (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  153. Anchor Packaging

    $35.00

  154. Bemis Company

    $35.00

  155. Berry Plastics Group

    $35.00

  156. Bolloré Group

    $35.00

  157. Cenveo Incorporated (CMS Gilbreth)

    $35.00

  158. Charter NEX Films

    $35.00

  159. Clysar LLC

    $35.00

  160. Coveris Holdings (Exopack)

    $35.00

  161. C-P Flexible Packaging (MRI Flexible)

    $35.00

  162. Dow Chemical Company

    $35.00

  163. DuPont (EI) de Nemours

    $35.00

  164. Dwyer (RB) Company (Ideal Sleeves)

    $35.00

  165. Exxon Mobil

    $35.00

  166. Fuji Seal International

    $35.00

  167. Hood Companies

    $35.00

  168. Illinois Tool Works

    $35.00

  169. Inteplast Group (AmTopp) (Niaflex)

    $35.00

  170. Intertape Polymer Group

    $35.00

  171. ITOCHU Corporation (Bonset)

    $35.00

  172. Jindal Poly Films

    $35.00

  173. Klöckner Pentaplast Group

    $35.00

  174. Norflex Incorporated

    $35.00

  175. Novolex (Accutech) (Fortune) (Hilex)

    $35.00

  176. Paragon Films

    $35.00

  177. Poly-America LP (Up North)

    $35.00

  178. Printpack Incorporated

    $35.00

  179. Reynolds Group Holdings (Presto) (Pactiv) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  180. Reynolds Group Holdings (Presto) (Pactiv) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  181. RKW SE (Danafilms)

    $35.00

  182. Sealed Air (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  183. Sealed Air (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  184. Sigma Plastics Group (Coastal Films) (Poly Plastic) (Performance) (Mercury) (ISO Poly) (FlexSol) (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  185. Sigma Plastics Group (Coastal Films) (Poly Plastic) (Performance) (Mercury) (ISO Poly) (FlexSol) (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  186. Sigma Plastics Group (Coastal Films) (Poly Plastic) (Performance) (Mercury) (ISO Poly) (FlexSol) (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  187. Signode Industrial Group (Muller) (Strapex)

    $35.00

  188. SKC Company

    $35.00

  189. SleeveCo Incorporated

    $35.00

  190. Source One Packaging

    $35.00

  191. Taghleef Industries

    $35.00

  192. Western Plastics

    $35.00

  193. Other Companies Mentioned in Study

    $35.00

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