Active & Intelligent Packaging

As Quoted In Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

Growth will be driven by food safety concerns and interest in product connectivity, requiring packaging that can more efficiently control gas and moisture, as well as communicate product changes.

US demand to rise 7.3% annually through 2019

Demand for active and intelligent packaging in the US is forecast to expand 7.3 percent annually to $4.0 billion in 2019, well above the packaging industry average. Active packaging provides functions beyond product protection and identification, such as moisture control; intelligent packaging incorporates features that indicate status or communicate product changes and other information. While many active and intelligent packaging products, such as packaged desiccants and volatile corrosion inhibitors, have a well established presence, emerging products include antimicrobial packaging, advanced time-temperature monitors, and smartphone-enabled interactive packaging products. All of these products are expected to see further development over the next decade as food safety concerns and interest in product connectivity create a need for products that can more efficiently perform related functions.

Intelligent packaging to grow faster

Intelligent packaging demand will see the faster growth, advancing at a double-digit rate and reaching $1.5 billion in 2019 as products such as time-temperature indicators and smart labels and tags become more common. Although many of these products have been seen as unnecessary or cost prohibitive in the past, the development of technology which allows for low cost production of printed electronics and the elimination of specialized electronic readers in favor of smartphones will allow them to enter the mainstream. Rapid adoption of tracking-enabled or interactive packaging components will be driven by recent legislation in the pharmaceutical and food markets which requires producers to take steps to make products safer and easier to recall.

Active packaging driven by gas scavengers

Active packaging demand is forecast to grow 5.4 percent per year to $2.5 billion in 2019. Demand will be driven by growth in gas scavenger products which are benefiting from the development of more advanced technology and the growing preference for foods with fewer additives. Growth in demand for corrosion control packaging, desiccants, and microwave susceptors will register more moderate gains due to market maturity. However, healthy gains will still be observed as products are introduced to perform these standard functions more efficiently. For example, new environmentally friendly corrosion control scavengers have been developed, and desiccants are now being embedded in bottles or caps to provide moisture control for pharmaceuticals.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $2.8 billion US active and intelligent packaging industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (e.g., gas scavengers, corrosion control packaging, moisture control packaging, susceptor packaging, color indicating packaging, time-temperature indicators, QR codes, NFC components) and market (e.g., food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, primary metals, motor vehicles, electronics). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 48 industry players, including Rocky Mountain Metal Container, Reynolds Group, and Plastipak Holdings.

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  1. Active & Intelligent Packaging

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $124.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $119.00

      1. Table | ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,359.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $176.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $157.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $100.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $193.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Packaging Overview

        $264.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 3.6.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 3.6.2 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 3.6.3 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.6.4 Glass & Wood

          $82.00

      7. 3.7 Pricing Trends

        $167.00

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $177.00

      9. 3.9 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $82.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $4,145.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $94.00

        1. Table | ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING DEMAND

      2. 4.2 Active Packaging

        $2,636.00

        1. Table | ACTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-1 ACTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

        3. 4.2.1 Gas Scavengers

          $914.00

          1. Table | GAS SCAVENGER DEMAND IN PACKAGING BY TYPE

          2. CHART III-2 GAS SCAVENGER DEMAND IN PACKAGING BY TYPE, 2014

          3. Table | OXYGEN SCAVENGER DEMAND IN PACKAGING BY MARKET

          4. CHART III-3 OXYGEN SCAVENGER DEMAND IN PACKAGING BY MARKET, 2014

          5. Table | OXYGEN SCAVENGER DEMAND IN PACKAGING BY TYPE

          6. Table | ETHYLENE SCAVENGER DEMAND IN PACKAGING

          7. Table | CARBON DIOXIDE SCAVENGER DEMAND IN PACKAGING

        4. 4.2.2 Corrosion Control Packaging

          $279.00

          1. Table | CORROSION CONTROL PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          2. CHART III-4 CORROSION CONTROL PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

          3. Table | VOLATILE CORROSION INHIBITOR PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          4. Table | CORROSION CONTROL SCAVENGER DEMAND

        5. 4.2.3 Moisture Control Packaging

          $553.00

          1. Table | MOISTURE CONTROL PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          2. CHART III-5 MOISTURE CONTROL PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

          3. Table | PACKAGE DESICCANT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          4. CHART III-6 PACKAGE DESICCANT DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

          5. Table | OTHER MOISTURE CONTROL PACKAGING DEMAND

        6. 4.2.4 Susceptor Packaging

          $106.00

          1. Table | SUSCEPTOR PACKAGING DEMAND

        7. 4.2.5 Other Active Packaging

          $649.00

          1. Table | OTHER ACTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 4.3 Intelligent Packaging

        $1,415.00

        1. Table | INTELLIGENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. CHART III-7 INTELLIGENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

        3. 4.3.1 Color Indicating Packaging

          $186.00

          1. Table | COLOR INDICATING PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 4.3.2 Time-Temperature Indicators

          $430.00

          1. Table | TIME-TEMPERATURE INDICATOR DEMAND IN PACKAGING BY MARKET

        5. 4.3.3 Smartphone-Enabled Interactive Packaging

          $303.00

          1. Table | SMARTPHONE-ENABLED INTERACTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        6. 4.3.4 Other

          $398.00

          1. Table | OTHER INTELLIGENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $3,041.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $127.00

        1. Table | ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

      2. 5.2 Food

        $1,028.00

        1. 5.2.1 Food Industry Outlook

          $122.00

          1. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.2.2 Active & Intelligent Packaging Demand

          $895.00

          1. Table | FOOD MARKET FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

          2. CHART IV-2 FOOD MARKET FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING, 2014

          3. Table | PROCESSED FOOD APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

          4. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, &SEAFOOD APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

          5. Table | PRODUCE APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

          6. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

          7. Table | OTHER FOOD APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

      3. 5.3 Beverages

        $558.00

        1. 5.3.1 Beverage Industry Outlook

          $114.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.3.2 Active & Intelligent Packaging Demand

          $432.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE MARKET FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

      4. 5.4 Pharmaceuticals

        $468.00

        1. 5.4.1 Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

          $114.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.4.2 Active & Intelligent Packaging Demand

          $332.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

      5. 5.5 Primary Metals

        $229.00

        1. 5.5.1 Primary Metals Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | PRIMARY METAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.5.2 Active & Intelligent Packaging Demand

          $130.00

          1. Table | PRIMARY METAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

      6. 5.6 Motor Vehicles

        $197.00

        1. 5.6.1 Motor Vehicle Industry Outlook

          $121.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

        2. 5.6.2 Active & Intelligent Packaging Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

      7. 5.7 Electronics

        $270.00

        1. 5.7.1 Electronic Product & Computer Equipment Outlook

          $147.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.7.2 Active & Intelligent Packaging Demand

          $114.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC PRODUCT MARKET FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

      8. 5.8 Other

        $164.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $154.00

        1. Table | US ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $277.00

        1. CHART V-1 US ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING MARKET SHARE, 2014

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $163.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies

        $109.00

      5. 6.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 6.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $196.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 6.7 Company Profiles

        $4,823.00

        1. 6.7.1 Amcor Limited

          $104.00

        2. 6.7.2 Ampac Holdings LLC

          $82.00

        3. 6.7.3 Armor Protective Packaging

          $82.00

        4. 6.7.4 Avery Dennison Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 6.7.5 BASF SE

          $132.00

        6. 6.7.6 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $170.00

        7. 6.7.7 CCL Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 6.7.8 Chromatic Technologies Incorporated

          $106.00

        9. 6.7.9 Clariant International Limited

          $228.00

        10. 6.7.10 Coca-Cola Company Incorporated

          $96.00

        11. 6.7.11 Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH

          $96.00

        12. 6.7.12 Cortec Corporation

          $96.00

        13. 6.7.13 Coveris Holdings SA

          $82.00

        14. 6.7.14 CSP Technologies Incorporated

          $88.00

        15. 6.7.15 Daubert Cromwell LLC

          $84.00

        16. 6.7.16 Desiccare Incorporated

          $105.00

        17. 6.7.17 DIC Corporation

          $97.00

        18. 6.7.18 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $218.00

        19. 6.7.19 Freshpoint Holdings SA

          $94.00

        20. 6.7.20 Grace (WR) &Company

          $84.00

        21. 6.7.21 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $113.00

        22. 6.7.22 Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi

          $87.00

        23. 6.7.23 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 6.7.24 Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

          $82.00

        25. 6.7.25 Information Mediary Corporation

          $106.00

        26. 6.7.26 Landec Corporation

          $105.00

        27. 6.7.27 LCR Hallcrest LLC

          $116.00

        28. 6.7.28 Maxwell Chase Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        29. 6.7.29 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated

          $90.00

        30. 6.7.30 Molson Coors Brewing Company

          $82.00

        31. 6.7.31 Multisorb Technologies Incorporated

          $155.00

        32. 6.7.32 NOVIPAX LLC

          $82.00

        33. 6.7.33 PakSense Incorporated

          $99.00

        34. 6.7.34 Paper Pak Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 6.7.35 Plastipak Holdings Incorporated

          $93.00

        36. 6.7.36 PolyOne Corporation

          $82.00

        37. 6.7.37 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $161.00

        38. 6.7.38 Sanner GmbH

          $82.00

        39. 6.7.39 ScentSational Technologies LLC

          $88.00

        40. 6.7.40 Sealed Air Corporation

          $144.00

        41. 6.7.41 Tekni-Plex Incorporated

          $82.00

        42. 6.7.42 Temptime Corporation

          $83.00

        43. 6.7.43 Thin Film Electronics ASA

          $164.00

        44. 6.7.44 3M Company

          $103.00

        45. 6.7.45 Timestrip UK Limited

          $82.00

        46. 6.7.46 Trimble Navigation Limited

          $82.00

        47. 6.7.47 United Technologies Corporation

          $115.00

        48. 6.7.48 WestRock Company

          $113.00

      8. 6.8 Additional Companies in Active & Intelligent Packaging

        $272.00

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