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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  • 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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  • Plastic Containers

    2954

    This study analyzes the US plastic container industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by type (e.g., bottles and jars; tubs, cups and bowls; pails; trays; cans; egg cartons; squeez...

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  • World Protective Packaging

    2943

    World demand for protective packaging will rise 6.3 percent annually to $24.5 billion in 2016. Foamed plastics will remain the largest segment but will lose market share to bioplastic and nonplastic products such as molded pulp and bamboo. Developing ...

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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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  • Pouches

    2899

    Demand for pouches in the US is projected to increase 5.1 percent per year to $8.8 billion in 2016. Gains will be driven by faster growth for stand-up pouches stemming from sustainability, functional, and marketing advantages over alternative packagin...

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  • World Rigid Packaging

    2909

    World demand for rigid packaging is forecast to increase 6.4% per year to $472 billion in 2016. The most rapid increases in demand will be seen in developing areas, especially in the Asia/Pacific region. Plastic will be the fastest growing container m...

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    409 Pages
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  • World Pressure Sensitive Tapes

    2883

    Global demand for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes is projected to rise 5.6 percent per year through 2016 to 43.5 billion square meters. The best gains are expected for polypropylene products and value added specialty tapes including foam and f...

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    406 Pages
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  • World Aseptic Packaging

    2859

    World demand for aseptic packaging is projected to grow 9.1 percent annually to $35.8 billion in 2015. India and China will experience the fastest increases in demand. Gains in the US will reflect the broadening aseptic filling requirements with liqui...

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    322 Pages
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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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    333 Pages
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  • Protective Packaging

    2839

    Protective packaging demand in the US is projected to increase 5.0 percent annually to $5.9 billion in 2016. The increasing popularity of Internet shopping will benefit protective mailers, air pillows and bubble packaging. A recovery in manufacturing ...

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    276 Pages
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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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    207 Pages
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  • World Foodservice Disposables

    2831

    World demand for foodservice disposables will rise 5.4 percent per year to $53.3 billion in 2015. Disposable serviceware will remain the largest segment, while disposable packaging grows the fastest. The fastest growth will be seen in Asia, with China...

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    391 Pages
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  • World Labels

    2808

    World demand for labels will rise 5.2 percent annually through 2015. Pressure sensitive labels will remain the largest type and continue to supplant glue-applied labels. The Asia/Pacific region will grow the fastest and remain the largest market, due ...

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  • World Green Packaging

    2796

    World demand for green packaging is projected to rise 5.7 percent annually through 2015. Recycled content packaging will remain the dominant product type, while reusable and degradable packaging grow the fastest. The Asia/Pacific region will see above...

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  • World Bulk Packaging

    2764

    World bulk packaging demand will rise 5.8 percent yearly through 2015. Advances will be driven by growth in manufacturing activity, especially in key end-use industries such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and food and beverages. China and the US --...

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    403 Pages
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  • World Caps & Closures

    2719

    World demand for caps and closures will rise 4.6 percent annually through 2014. Growth will be based in part by a shift toward higher-value closures such as child-resistant, tamper-evident and dispensing types. Some of the best opportunities will be f...

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    408 Pages
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  • Green Packaging

    2721

    US demand for green packaging will rise 3.9 percent annually through 2014, outpacing growth in overall packaging demand. The fastest gains are anticipated for degradable packaging -- from a relatively small base -- and for plastic recycled content pac...

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  • Paper versus Plastics in Packaging

    2698

    In selected packaging markets where paper and plastic compete, plastic will make further inroads into paper. Rigid packaging demand will slightly outpace flexible packaging based on above-average growth for tubs and cups, trays, clamshells and two-pie...

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  • Pharmaceutical Packaging

    2645

    Demand for pharmaceutical packaging in the US is forecast to increase 5.3 percent annually through 2014. Gains will be driven by recently upgraded regulations and standards that will boost demand for high value-added containers and accessories. Parent...

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  • Tube & Stick Packaging

    2631

    US tube and stick packaging demand will rise 5.1 percent annually through 2014. The fastest gains are expected for stick packs, driven by advantages of product differentiation, portability and material savings compared to conventional single-portion p...

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    202 Pages
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  • Foodservice Packaging: Bulk & Portion Control

    2642

    US foodservice packaging demand will climb 2.5 percent annually through 2014. Flexible packaging will outpace rigid based on cost, convenience and performance advantages. Restaurants other than quick service types will post the fastest growth within t...

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    248 Pages
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  • World Food Containers

    2601

    Global demand for food containers is forecast to increase 3.9 percent annually through 2013. Bags and pouches will remain the largest product type while plastic containers will grow the fastest. Some of the best gains are expected in the BRIC countrie...

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    410 Pages
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  • Frozen Food Packaging

    2594

    US demand for frozen food packaging will climb 3.7 percent yearly through 2013. Gains will be driven by the popularity of convenience-type foods, the prevalence of microwave ovens, and technological advances in packaging. Frozen food specialties and m...

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    257 Pages
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