US demand for plastic film will reach 16 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will reflect film 's cost, performance and source reduction advantages over rigid packaging, as well as opportunities in products such as pouches and modified atmosphere packaging. LDPE will remain the top film, while the lower volume degradable plastic segment leads gains.
This study analyzes the $25.4 billion US plastic film industry. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002, 2007) and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., LDPE, HDPE, polypropylene, PVC, polyester, degradable plastics, polystyrene), application (food packaging, nonfood packaging, secondary packaging, nonpackaging), and market.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 45 industry players, including Bemis, DuPont, and Alcan Packaging.