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Protective Packaging - Demand and Sales Forecasts, Market Share, Market Size, Market Leaders

  • Study #: 3356
  • Published: 12/2015
  • Pages: 313
  • Full Study Price: US$ 5,400

Protective Packaging - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

Demand for protective packaging in the US will rise 4.9 percent annually to $6.8 billion in 2019. The fulfillment of e-commerce sales will be the main driver of growth. Environmental concerns will favor air pillows and paper fill products over foam loose fill for goods delivered directly to consumers. Flexible protective packaging will continue to dominate.

This study analyzes the $5.4 billion US protective packaging industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by function (cushioning, blocking and bracing, insulation, void fill, wrapping), market (manufacturing, non-manufacturing) and product (e.g., protective mailers, bubble packaging, air pillows, paper fill, dunnage bags, insulated shipping containers, molded foam, foam-in-place polyurethane, polyolefin rolled foam, loose fill, paperboard protectors, molded pulp).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 44 industry players, including Sealed Air, Sonoco Products, and Pregis.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

General

Macroeconomic Outlook

Consumer Income & Spending Trends

Demographic Trends

Manufacturing Outlook

Electronic & Computer Trends

Appliance Trends

Retail Sales Outlook

E-commerce & Catalog Sales Outlook

Packaging Industry Outlook

Box Industry Outlook

Plastic Resin Outlook

Plastic Foams Outlook

Environmental Considerations

Regulatory Considerations

Pricing Trends

International Activity

OVERVIEW

General

Products

Materials

Functions

Cushioning

Blocking & Bracing

Insulation

Void Fill

Wrapping

Markets

Manufacturing

Non-Manufacturing

FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

General

Protective Mailers

Materials & Applications

Producers

Bubble Packaging

Materials & Applications

Producers

Air Pillows

Materials & Applications

Producers

Paper Fill

Materials & Applications

Producers

Dunnage Bags

Materials & Applications

Producers

Other Flexible Protective Packaging

PLASTIC FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

General

Insulated Shipping Containers

Materials & Applications

Producers

Molded Foam

Expanded Polystyrene

Materials & Applications

Producers

Polyolefins

Materials & Applications

Producers

Polyurethane

Materials & Applications

Producers

Foam-in-Place Polyurethane

Materials & Applications

Producers

Polyolefin Rolled Foam

Materials & Applications

Producers

Loose Fill

Expanded Polystyrene Loose Fill

Biodegradable Plastic Loose Fill

Other Foams

RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

General

Paperboard Protectors

Materials & Applications

Producers

Molded Pulp

Materials & Applications

Producers

Other Rigid Protective Packaging

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

General

Market Share

Acquisitions & Divestitures

Marketing & Distribution

Competitive Strategies

Cooperative Agreements

Company Profiles

ACH Foam Technologies LLC

Alpek SAB de CV

American Excelsior Company

Automated Packaging Systems Incorporated

Barnhardt Manufacturing Company

BASF SE

Bayer AG

Buckeye Corrugated Incorporated

Caraustar Industries Incorporated

Carpenter Company

Cascades Incorporated

Cellofoam North America Incorporated

Cold Chain Technologies Incorporated

Ecovative Design LLC

Foam Fabricators Incorporated

Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated

Great Northern Corporation

Hexacomb, see Packaging of America

Huntington Foam LLC

Huntsman Corporation

Induspac, see Specialized Packaging Group

iVEX Protective Packaging, see Specialized Packaging Group

Jarden Corporation

Landaal Packaging Systems Incorporated

LEWISBINS+, see Menasha

Lifoam Industries, see Jarden

Marko Foam Products Incorporated

Menasha Corporation

Newark Group, see Caraustar Industries

Novacel, see Chargeurs

NOVA Chemicals Corporation

ORBIS, see Menasha

Packaging Corporation of America

Polar Tech Industries Incorporated

Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated

Pregis Corporation

Protective Packaging Solutions LLC

Ranpak Corporation

RAPAC, see Ring Companies

Ring Companies

Rogers Foam Corporation

RTS Packaging, see Sonoco Products and WestRock

Sealed Air Corporation

Signode Industrial Group LLC

Smurfit Kappa Group plc

Sonoco Products Company

Specialized Packaging Group LP

SP Fiber Holdings, see WestRock

Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

Styropek USA, see ALFAB

TCP Reliable Incorporated

Tharco Packaging, see Packaging of America

3M Company

True Pack Limited

UFP Technologies Incorporated

Valley Container Incorporated

WestRock Company

Additional Companies in Protective Packaging


List of Tables

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

Macroeconomic Indicators

Personal Consumption Expenditures

Population & Households

Manufacturers' Shipments

Electronic & Computer Product Shipments

Major Household Appliance Shipments

Retail Sales

E-commerce & Mail Order Shopping Sales by Type & Product

Packaging Supply & Demand

Corrugated & Paperboard Box Shipments by Type

Plastic Resin Supply & Demand

Plastic Foams Demand by Resin

Protective Packaging Prices

OVERVIEW

Protective Packaging Demand by Type

Protective Packaging Demand by Material

Protective Packaging Demand by Function

Protective Packaging Demand by Market

Manufacturing Market for Protective Packaging

Non-manufacturing Market for Protective Packaging

FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

Flexible Protective Packaging Demand by Type

Protective Mailer Demand by Type & Market

Bubble Packaging Demand by Market

Air Pillow Demand by Market

Paper Fill Packaging Demand by Market

Dunnage Bag Demand by Material & Market

Other Flexible Protective Packaging Demand

PLASTIC FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

Plastic Foam Protective Packaging Demand

Insulated Shipping Container Demand by Application & Market

Molded Foam Protective Packaging Demand

Molded Expanded Polystyrene Protective Packaging Demand by Market

Molded Polyolefin Protective Packaging Demand by Market

Molded Polyurethane Protective Packaging Demand by Market

Foam-in-Place Polyurethane Protective Packaging Demand by Market

Polyolefin Rolled Foam Protective Packaging Demand by Market

Loose Fill Packaging Demand by Type

Expanded Polystyrene Loose Fill Packaging Demand

Biodegradable Plastic Loose Fill Packaging Demand

Other Plastic Foam Protective Packaging Demand

RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

Rigid Protective Packaging Demand by Type

Paperboard Protector Demand by Market

Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Market

Other Rigid Protective Packaging Demand

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

US Protective Packaging Sales by Company, 2014

Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

Selected Cooperative Agreements


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