Barrier Films: United States

This report forecasts US barrier film demand in pounds and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand is segmented by type in terms of oxygen and other gas, moisture, corrosion, and other types. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: food packaging, pharmaceutical and medical products, construction, primary metal products, electronics, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2011 and 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, resins, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines types and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each type and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing in the US market, as well as their market share. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 34-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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