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

High Value Films and New Applications Will Drive Barrier Film Demand

Frozen Meal with Barrier Film

The US barrier film market will be fueled by increased demand for high performance films, as barrier requirements intensify across multiple markets. Improvements to processing technologies will support low-cost production and expand the range of suitable applications for barrier films. Robust growth in emerging markets such as flexible electronics and agricultural films will also boost demand.

Key Findings in the Barrier Films Study:

Flexible Food Packaging Continues to Offer Best Growth Opportunities

Food packaging accounted for 71% of total demand for barrier films in 2016. Growth will be driven by the ongoing shift from rigid to flexible food packaging. Strong incentives for producers, retailers, and consumers to extend shelf life and reduce food waste will continue to support demand for higher performing films, as will a growing preference for fresher foods that use less preservatives.

Flexible packaging formats such as stand-up pouches that accommodate consumers’ busy lifestyles will offer the best opportunities going forward.

Small but Rapidly Growing Markets Will Diversify Barrier Film Usage

Pharmaceutical and medical products, the second largest market after food packaging, accounted for 17% of total demand in 2016. This outlet is expected to grow at a strong pace due to increased healthcare spending and new drug formulations that require higher barrier packaging.

Going forward, barrier films will also carve out space in particularly promising outlets such as flexible electronics. Flexible photovoltaic modules are growing in popularity as lightweight alternatives to traditional glass panels, and flexible OLED displays are increasingly used in smartphone and smartwatches. These applications require some of the most expensive and highest performing resins on the market.

EVOH and PET to Post Fastest Growth of Major Resin Types

The fastest growing resins through 2021 will strike a balance between cost and high performance. Above average gains are expected for PET due to its versatility as a commodity resin that features moderately good barrier properties. EVOH will grow faster than any other major resin type due to its excellent gas barrier properties. Although it is expensive, a thin layer can achieve maximum barrier properties. Moreover, EVOH can be coextruded with commodity resins on traditional processing equipment, eliminating the need for expensive technology updates.

Study Coverage

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, electronics, agriculture), and resin (polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, PVC, nylon, PVDC, EVOH). The study also evaluates company market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including Bemis, Berry Global, Charter NEX, DuPont, Printpack, Sealed Air and Toray.

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  1. Barrier Films Market in the US by Type, Market and Resin

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Market for Barrier Films

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Barrier Film Market

      2. 2.2 Barrier Film Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      3. 2.3 Packaging Industry Trends Driving Barrier Film Market

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        1. Figure 2-2 | Barrier Film Demand & Plastic Packaging Shipments, 2006 - 2021

      4. 2.4 Raw Materials

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        1. Table | Barrier Film Raw Material Demand, 2006 - 2021

      5. 2.5 Pricing Trends

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        1. Figure 2-3 | Barrier Films & Plastic Resin Pricing, 2006 - 2021

      6. 2.6 Foreign Trade

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      7. 2.7 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

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        1. 2.7.1 Food & Pharmaceutical Packaging

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        2. 2.7.2 Life Cycle Considerations

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    3. 3 BARRIER FILM TYPES

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | US Barrier Film Trends & Outlook by Barrier Type

      2. 3.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Barrier Film Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-2 | Barrier Film Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

      3. 3.3 Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films

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        1. 3.3.1 Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Oxygen & Gas Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.3.2 Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films: Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Oxygen Barrier Properties of Selected Resins

        3. 3.3.3 Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films: Markets

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          1. Table | Oxygen & Gas Barrier Film Demand in Food Packaging, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-3 | Oxygen & Gas Barrier Film Demand in Food Packaging, 2016 - 2021

          3. Table | Oxygen & Gas Barrier Film Demand in Other Markets, 2006 - 2021

          4. Figure 3-4 | Oxygen & Gas Barrier Film Demand in Other Markets, 2016 - 2021

      4. 3.4 Moisture Barrier Films

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        1. 3.4.1 Moisture Barrier Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Moisture Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-5 | Moisture Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2016 - 2021

        2. 3.4.2 Moisture Barrier Films: Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Moisture Barrier Properties of Selected Resins

      5. 3.5 Corrosion Barrier Films

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        1. 3.5.1 Corrosion Barrier Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Corrosion Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-6 | Corrosion Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.5.2 Corrosion Barrier Films: Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Corrosion Barrier Film Demand by Product, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Selected Corrosion Control Film Products

      6. 3.6 Other Barrier Films

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        1. Table | Other Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

    4. 4 BARRIER FILM MARKETS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | US Barrier Film Trends & Outlook by Market

      2. 4.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      3. 4.3 Food Packaging

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        1. 4.3.1 Food Packaging Trends Benefit Barrier Films

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          1. Figure 4-2 | Food Packaging Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.3.2 Barrier Film Outlook by Food Packaging Application

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          1. Table | Food Packaging Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-3 | Food Packaging Market for Barrier Films, 2016

        3. 4.3.3 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood

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          1. Figure 4-4 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Barrier Film Technologies in Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging: Applications & Advantages

          3. Figure 4-5 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Market for Barrier Films by Resin, 2016

        4. 4.3.4 Snack Food

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          1. Figure 4-6 | Snack Food Packaging Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Major Applications for Barrier Films in the Snack Food Market

          3. Figure 4-7 | Snack Food Packaging Market for Barrier Films by Resin, 2016

        5. 4.3.5 Dairy Products

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          1. Figure 4-8 | Dairy Product Packaging Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Cheese Packaging Applications for Barrier Films

          3. Figure 4-9 | Dairy Product Packaging Market for Barrier Films by Resin, 2016

        6. 4.3.6 Baked Goods

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          1. Figure 4-10 | Baked Goods Packaging Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-11 | Baked Goods Packaging Market for Barrier Films by Resin, 2016

        7. 4.3.7 Candy & Confections

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          1. Figure 4-12 | Candy & Confection Packaging Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-13 | Candy & Confection Packaging Market for Barrier Films by Resin, 2016

        8. 4.3.8 Produce

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          1. Figure 4-14 | Produce Packaging Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-15 | Produce Packaging Market for Barrier Films by Resin, 2016

        9. 4.3.9 Other Food Packaging

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          1. Figure 4-16 | Other Food Packaging Markets for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Barrier Film Demand in Other Food Packaging Markets: Drivers & Restraints

          3. Table | Barrier Film Functions & Applications in Other Food Packaging Markets

          4. Figure 4-17 | Other Food Packaging Markets for Barrier Films by Resin, 2016

      4. 4.4 Pharmaceutical & Medical Products

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        1. 4.4.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Pharmaceutical & Medical Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-18 | Pharmaceutical & Medical Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.4.2 Barrier Film Functions

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          1. Table | Pharmaceutical & Medical Market by Barrier Film Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-19 | Pharmaceutical & Medical Market by Barrier Film Type, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.4.3 Applications & Resin Structures

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          1. Table | Selected Pharmaceutical & Medical Barrier Film Products

          2. Figure 4-20 | Pharmaceutical & Medical Products Market for Barrier Film by Resin, 2016

      5. 4.5 Construction

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        1. Table | Construction Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 4-21 | Construction Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

      6. 4.6 Primary Metal Products

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        1. 4.6.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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        2. 4.6.2 Historical Trends & Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Primary Metal Product Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-22 | Primary Metal Product Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

      7. 4.7 Electronics

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        1. 4.7.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Electronics Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-23 | Electronics Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.7.2 Barrier Film Functions & Applications

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          1. Table | Selected Photovoltaic Barrier Film Products

          2. Figure 4-24 | Electronics Market for Barrier Film by Resin, 2016

      8. 4.8 Agriculture

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        1. 4.8.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Agricultural Market for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.8.2 Barrier Film Functions & Applications

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          1. Figure 4-25 | Agriculture Market for Barrier Film by Resin, 2016

      9. 4.9 Other Markets

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        1. 4.9.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Other Markets for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-26 | Other Markets for Barrier Films, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.9.2 Barrier Film Functions & Applications

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          1. Figure 4-27 | Other Markets for Barrier Film by Resin, 2016

    5. 5 BARRIER FILM RESINS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | US Barrier Film Trends & Outlook by Resin

      2. 5.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Barrier Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      3. 5.3 Polyethylene

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        1. 5.3.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Polyethylene: Barrier Properties & Other Characteristics

        2. 5.3.2 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 5-2 | Polyethylene Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.3.3 Demand Forecast by Market

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          1. Table | Polyethylene Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.3.4 Demand Forecast by Type

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          1. Table | Polyethylene Barrier Film Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Relative Barrier & Mechanical Properties of LLDPE, LDPE, & HDPE

      4. 5.4 Polypropylene

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        1. 5.4.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Polypropylene: Relative Barrier Properties & Other Characteristics

        2. 5.4.2 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 5-3 | Polypropylene Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.4.3 Demand Forecast by Market

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          1. Table | Polypropylene Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      5. 5.5 Polyester

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        1. 5.5.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Polyester: Barrier Properties & Other Characteristics

        2. 5.5.2 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 5-4 | Polyester Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.5.3 Demand Forecast by Market

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          1. Table | Polyester Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      6. 5.6 Polyvinyl Chloride

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        1. 5.6.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | PVC: Barrier Properties & Other Characteristics

        2. 5.6.2 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 5-5 | PVC Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.6.3 Demand Forecast by Market

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          1. Table | PVC Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      7. 5.7 Nylon

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        1. 5.7.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Nylon: Barrier Properties & Other Characteristics

        2. 5.7.2 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 5-6 | Nylon Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.7.3 Demand Forecast by Market

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          1. Table | Nylon Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      8. 5.8 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol

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        1. 5.8.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | EVOH: Barrier Properties & Other Characteristics

        2. 5.8.2 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 5-7 | EVOH Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.8.3 Demand Forecast by Market

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          1. Table | EVOH Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      9. 5.9 Polyvinylidene Chloride

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        1. 5.9.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | PVDC: Barrier Properties & Other Characteristics

        2. 5.9.2 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 5-8 | PVDC Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.9.3 Demand Forecast by Market

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          1. Table | PVDC Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      10. 5.10 Other Resins

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        1. 5.10.1 Market Size & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Barrier Film Applications for Fluoropolymers

        2. 5.10.2 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 5-9 | Other Barrier Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.10.3 Demand Forecast by Resin Type & Market

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          1. Table | Other Resins Demand by Type & Market, 2006 - 2021

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Barrier Film Sales by Company, 2016

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 6-1 | US Barrier Film Market Share, 2016

        2. Figure 6-2 | Barrier Film Market Share: First Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 6-3 | Barrier Film Market Share: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 6-4 | Barrier Film Market Share: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 6-5 | Barrier Film Market Share: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 6-6 | Barrier Film Market Share: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. Figure 6-7 | Barrier Film Market Share: Sixth Leading Supplier

        8. Figure 6-8 | Barrier Film Market Share: Seventh Leading Supplier

      3. 6.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | Competitive Strategies in the US Barrier Film Industry

      4. 6.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      5. 6.5 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      6. 6.6 Marketing & Distribution

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      7. 6.7 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. 7.1.1 Scope: Barrier Film Markets

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          1. Table | Study Scope: Barrier Film Food Packaging Markets

        2. 7.1.2 NAICS & SIC Codes

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          1. Table | Industry Codes Related to Barrier Films

      2. 7.2 Methodology

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      3. 7.3 Sources

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      4. 7.4 Associations & Agencies

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      5. 7.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      6. 7.6 Definitions

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      7. 7.7 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      8. 7.8 Macroeconomic Data

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        1. 7.8.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2016, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 7.8.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2001 - 2016

      9. 7.9 Consumer Spending Trends

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        1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2006 - 2021

      10. 7.10 Manufacturers' Shipments

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        1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2006 - 2021

      11. 7.11 Packaging Industry Overview

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        1. Table | Packaging Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

      12. 7.12 Food Industry Overview

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        1. Table | Food Shipments, 2006 - 2021

      13. 7.13 Construction Expenditures

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        1. Table | Construction Expenditures, 2006 - 2021

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