Packaging

Mike Richardson
Meet Mike Richardson

Senior Industry Analyst

Packaging analyst Mike Richardson takes a few fun minutes to share a bit of what he learned while writing the new editions of Global Caps & Closures and World Wine Packaging.

Freedonia industry market research on Packaging covers a broad range of packaging materials (e.g., paper, plastic, metal) and applications (e.g., protective packaging, food containers). In each case various factors affecting demand are considered such as renewability, life style, distribution, end use product demand and other related issues. Freedonia's Packaging industry market research studies include market size, forecasts, product and market segmentations, related economic indicator and regulatory analysis, market share estimates, a discussion of industry structure, and profiles of the leading companies.

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  • Active & Intelligent Packaging

    3338

    US demand for active and intelligent packaging is forecast to grow 7.3 percent annually to $4.0 billion in 2019. Intelligent packaging such as time-temperature monitors and smartphone-enabled interactive labels and tags will be the fastest growing seg...

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  • Active & Intelligent Packaging

    3117

    US active and intelligent packaging demand is forecast to increase 8.0 percent annually to $3.5 billion in 2017. Intelligent packaging will record double digit annual gains, led by time-temperature indicator labels. Gas scavengers, susceptor packaging...

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  • Aseptic Food Packaging

    4469

    This study covers the US market for aseptic food packaging, defined as packaging that is sterilized separately from its contents and is shelf-stable at ambient temperatures. Historical data (2011, 2016, and 2021) and forecasts for 2026 are presented f...

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  • Aseptic Packaging

    3386

    Demand for aseptic packaging in the US is projected to rise 6.8 percent annually to $6.4 billion in 2020. Gains will be driven by advantages in processing and ambient temperature storage. Prefillable syringes and plastic bottles will be the fastest gr...

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  • Aseptic Packaging

    2827

    US demand for aseptic packaging is projected to expand 8.0 percent per year to $5.1 billion in 2015. Gains will be driven by drug sterility requirements and ambient distribution and storage advantages for food and beverages. Prefillable syringes and p...

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  • Baby Food & Formula Packaging

    4299

    The scope of this report includes packaging for food designed and marketed for babies, including newborns, infants, and toddlers. Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 and 2030 are presented for demand for baby food and formula...

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    92 Pages
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  • Baked Goods Packaging

    4298

    This study examines the US market for baked goods packaging including both rigid and flexible packaging. This includes both primary and secondary packaging. Units are primarily in million US dollars. Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecast...

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  • Barrier Films Market in the US by Type, Market and Resin

    3513

    This presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, 2016) and forecasts (2021) by barrier film type (oxygen and other gas, moisture, corrosion), market (food packaging, pharmaceutical and medical products, construction, primary metal products, electroni...

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  • Beverage Containers

    3297

    US beverage container demand will rise 1.9 percent yearly to 283 billion units in 2019, valued at $31.5 billion. Plastic will remain the dominant and fastest growing material, supported by increased consumption of bottled water, which will become the ...

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  • Beverage Containers

    3076

    US demand for beverage containers will rise 1.7 percent annually through 2017 to 265 billion units, valued at $29.1 billion. Unit gains will be driven by ongoing consumer preference for single-serving containers. Plastic containers will remain both th...

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  • Bubble Packaging

    3884

    Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 are presented for bubble packaging demand in current US dollars (including inflation) and in pounds....

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    63 Pages
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  • Candy & Snack Food Pouches

    4007

    Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 are provided for pouch demand (including merchant and captive production) in current dollars (including inflation) by product type and market and in units....

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  • Cannabis Packaging Opportunities

    3773

    This study analyzes US demand for packaging materials used for cannabis products, segmented by packaging and container type in US dollars for 2018, 2019, and 2024....

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  • Caps & Closures

    3419

    This study analyzes the US cap and closure market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts for 2020 and 2025 by product and market. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market shar...

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  • Caps & Closures

    3195

    US demand for caps and closures will rise 4.0 percent per year to $11.1 billion in 2018, with unit demand exceeding 300 billion. Plastic types will remain by far the dominant material, while other products such as elastomer and rubber stoppers will gr...

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  • Caps & Closures

    2975

    US demand for caps and closures will rise 4.4 percent annually to $10.4 billion in 2016. The dominant plastic cap and closure segment will post above average increases. Beverages will remain the largest market, while pharmaceuticals will be the fastes...

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  • Clamshells in Retail Food Packaging

    4297

    This study examines the US market for clamshell packaging for food. The study covers only retail usage of clamshell packaging. Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 and 2030 are presented for demand for clamshell packaging by v...

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  • Consumer Product Pouches

    4008

    Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 are provided for pouch demand (including merchant and captive production) in current dollars (including inflation) by product type and market and in units....

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  • Converted Flexible Packaging

    3731

    This study presents historical data (2008, 2013, and 2018) and forecasts for 2023 by product (bags, pouches, wraps, and other) and market – food and nonfood. ...

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  • Converted Flexible Packaging

    3333

    US demand for converted flexible packaging will rise 3.3 percent annually to $20.7 billion in 2019. Pouches will experience above average gains, benefiting from the increased prevalence of value-added features. The nonfood packaging market will slight...

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  • Converted Flexible Packaging

    3094

    US demand for converted flexible packaging will rise 3.0 percent annually to $18.8 billion in 2017. Pouches will be the fastest growing type of flexible packaging, based on new applications and the advantage of lighter weight that can vastly reduce bo...

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  • Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    4292

    This report encompasses demand for and production of corrugated and paperboard boxes that are used by a number of markets in a variety of applications. Historical (2011, 2016, and 2021) data and forecasts to 2026 are presented in current dollars and t...

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  • Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    3686

    This report encompasses corrugated and paperboard boxes that are used by a number of markets in a variety of applications....

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  • Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    3398

    Demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes in the US is forecast to increase 2.6 percent annually to $41.2 billion in 2020. E-commerce and retail-ready applications will drive growth for corrugated boxes while folding carton demand will be sustained b...

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  • Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    3235

    US corrugated and paperboard box demand will rise 2.6 percent per year to $39.4 billion in 2018. Corrugated and solid fiber boxes will remain the largest and fastest growing product segment. The food and beverage market will remain dominant, based in ...

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  • Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

    2868

    US demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes is forecast to increase 2.3 percent annually to $36.5 billion in 2016. Corrugated and solid fiber boxes will remain the dominant segments and grow the fastest. Food and beverages will remain the largest ma...

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  • COVID-19 Market Impact Analysis

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    The Freedonia Group has a long history of providing thoughtful and timely market analysis to customers in a broad range of industries.

    With the global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the co...

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  • Cups & Lids

    3445

    Cups & Lids offers historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by product for cups (drinking, food, packaging, portion, other) and lids (drinking, flexible, plastic), as well as by market (foodservice, food and beverag...

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  • Cups & Lids

    3174

    US demand for cups and lids will expand 4.4 percent per year to $10.0 billion in 2018. Packaging cups will experience the fastest gains based on convenience and single-serving advantages, as well as favorable consumption trends in several key applicat...

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  • Cups & Lids

    2935

    US demand for cups and lids is forecast to increase 4.1 percent per year to $8.9 billion in 2016. Although drinking cups will continue to dominate, the fastest gains are anticipated in the packaging cup segment due to solid outlooks for demand in key ...

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  • Egg Cartons

    3897

    This study presents historical demand data (2009, 2014, 2019) and forecasts (2024) by material (expanded polystyrene foam, molded pulp, and rigid plastic) in dollars and units. ...

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    55 Pages
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  • Egg Packaging

    4296

    This study analyzes US demand for egg packaging by packaging product, material, application and market. Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 are presented for egg packaging demand in current US dollars (including inflation)....

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    104 Pages
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  • Flat Pouches: Side Seal & Pillow

    4006

    Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 are provided for pouch demand (including merchant and captive production) in current dollars (including inflation) by product type and market and in units....

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    117 Pages
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  • Flexible Frozen Food Packaging

    4107

    This study analyzes the market for flexible frozen food packaging. Historical (2009, 2014 and 2019) data and forecasts to 2024 are presented in current dollars....

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    95 Pages
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  • Folding Cartons

    4376

    This report encompasses demand for folding cartons that are used by a number of markets in a variety of applications. Historical (2011, 2016, and 2021) data and forecasts to 2026 and 2031 are presented in current dollars and tons. Yearly value demand ...

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  • Food & Beverage Packaging Innovation

    3736

    This report analyzes shifting and emerging trends in food and beverage packaging, focusing especially on new forms of packaging food and beverage marketers are using, and consumer attitudes and behaviors regarding food and beverage packaging....

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    131 Pages
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  • Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible

    3367

    This study analyzes the US rigid and flexible food container industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by market (e.g., fruits and vegetables, dairy products, grain mill products, meat products, b...

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    391 Pages
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  • Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible

    3013

    US food container demand will rise 2.9 percent per year to $27.6 billion in 2017. The plastic container, and bag and pouch segments will grow the fastest based on further inroads into paperboard, metal, and glass containers. The best market prospects ...

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    451 Pages
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  • Food Packaging

    4149

    This study examines the US market for food packaging including both rigid and flexible packaging. Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 are presented for demand for food packaging by value in current dollars (including inflatio...

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    320 Pages
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  • Food Packaging Consumer Insights

    4339

    This study examines consumer insights and trends for the US market for food packaging, including both rigid and flexible packaging, sold to food manufacturers, primarily for products targeted at retail or foodservice markets....

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    89 Pages
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  • Food Trays & Bowls

    4295

    This study examines the US market for trays and bowls sold to food manufacturers and primarily used to package products targeted at retail or foodservice markets. US demand for food trays (including flats) and bowls in segmented and analyzed by produc...

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    97 Pages
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