Converted Flexible Packaging

As Quoted In Packaging Europe

Flexible packaging demand will be driven by real growth in consumer nondurables, and by cost, performance and source reduction advantages over most rigid packaging formats.

US demand to rise 3.8% annually through 2015

Demand for converted flexible packaging is projected to increase 3.8 percent annually to $18.2 billion in 2015. Gains will be similar to the pace of the 2005- 2010 period based on the now more well-established presence of pouches in a number of food and nonfood markets coupled with overall deceleration in raw material price growth. Volume increases, however, will accelerate from the previous five-year performance as a result of real growth in consumer nondurables as the US economy rebounds from the 2007-2009 recession. In addition, gains will be supported by cost, performance and source reduction advantages over most rigid packaging formats. Converted flexible packaging’s source reduction capabilities will be increasingly advantageous in light of initiatives by major retailers and packaged goods firms to evaluate their packaging in terms of ecofriendliness and cost reduction.

Pouches to be fastest growing major segment

Pouches will experience above-average advances, with demand expected to increase 4.6 percent yearly to $8 billion in 2015. Growth will be driven by continued conversions to stand-up pouches and healthy gains for flat pouches in a number of markets, along with a smaller environmental footprint due to light weight and reduced material use, which also holds down shipping costs. Additionally, the aging of rigid packaging equipment will create openings for replacements by pouch packaging equipment over the coming decade.

Bags to remain largest segment, with plastic bags outpacing paper

Gains for bags will be moderated by the maturity of many applications along with competition from pouches and rigid packaging. Still, advances will represent an improvement from the 2005-2010 performance based on the expected recovery in the US economy. Plastic bag demand will outpace that of paper bags due to cost and performance advantages, along with widespread usage in baked goods, produce, meat, frozen food and grain mill product applications. However, growing efforts by packaged goods firms to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability will lead to some degree of renewed interest in paper, which possesses such qualities as renewability, recyclability and compostability.

While overall gains for other converted flexible packaging, primarily wrap products, will lag the market average, above-average prospects are anticipated for pharmaceutical strip packs and specialized film packaging with meat products.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $15.1 billion US converted flexible packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by material (e.g., plastic film, paper, aluminum foil), product (e.g., bags, pouches) and packaging market (e.g., meat products, baked goods, snack food, grain mill products, produce, pharmaceuticals, medical products, paper and textile products, agricultural and horticultural products).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including Bemis, Printpack and Sealed Air.

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  1. Converted Flexible Packaging

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $109.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $98.00

      1. Table | CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,521.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $132.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)*

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $125.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $83.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Food & Beverage Industry Overview

        $243.00

        1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 Consumer Preferences

          $82.00

        3. 3.5.2 Distribution Trends

          $82.00

      6. 3.6 Retail Sales Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Packaging Trends

        $159.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 3.7.1 Performance

          $82.00

        3. 3.7.2 Aesthetics

          $82.00

      8. 3.8 Competitive Packaging Materials

        $119.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $165.00

        1. Table | SELECTED RAW MATERIAL PRICES (dollars per pound)

      10. 3.10 Technological Developments

        $172.00

      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Factors

        $115.00

      12. 3.12 International Outlook

        $95.00

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $2,480.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Plastic Film

        $2,247.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Polyethylene Film

          $417.00

          1. Table | POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

          2. Table | POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

          3. Table | POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.2 Polypropylene Film

          $322.00

          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

          2. Table | POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

          3. Table | POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

        4. 4.2.3 Polyester Film

          $215.00

          1. Table | POLYESTER FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

          2. Table | POLYESTER FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

          3. Table | POLYESTER FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

        5. 4.2.4 Polyvinyl Chloride Film

          $149.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

          2. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

          3. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

        6. 4.2.5 Nylon Film

          $112.00

          1. Table | NYLON FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

        7. 4.2.6 Polystyrene Film

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYSTYRENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

        8. 4.2.7 Polyvinylidene Chloride Film

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

        9. 4.2.8 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Film

          $90.00

          1. Table | ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

        10. 4.2.9 Degradable Films

          $159.00

          1. Table | DEGRADABLE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

        11. 4.2.10 Other Films

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

        12. 4.2.11 Paper

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY TYPE (million pounds)

        13. 4.2.12 Kraft & Sulfite

          $278.00

          1. Table | KRAFT & SULFITE PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

          2. Table | KRAFT & SULFITE PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

          3. Table | KRAFT & SULFITE PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

        14. 4.2.13 Glassine & Greaseproof

          $160.00

          1. Table | GLASSINE & GREASEPROOF PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

          2. Table | GLASSINE & GREASEPROOF PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

          3. Table | GLASSINE & GREASEPROOF PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING (million pounds)

        15. 4.2.14 Oiled & Waxed

          $82.00

          1. Table | OILED & WAXED PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Aluminum Foil

        $169.00

        1. Table | ALUMINUM FOIL DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Food Packaging

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Nonfood Packaging

          $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW

      $484.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $137.00

        1. Table | CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Bags

        $128.00

        1. Table | BAG DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Pouches

        $150.00

        1. Table | POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Other

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    6. 6 FOOD PACKAGING

      $3,081.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $106.00

        1. Table | FOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Meat & Related Products

        $392.00

        1. 6.2.1 Meat & Related Products Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (billion pounds)

        2. 6.2.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $163.00

          1. Table | MEAT & RELATED PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.3 Materials

          $156.00

          1. Table | MEAT & RELATED PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      3. 6.3 Baked Goods

        $268.00

        1. 6.3.1 Baked Goods Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BAKED GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.3.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $104.00

          1. Table | BAKED GOODS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.3 Materials

          $104.00

          1. Table | BAKED GOODS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      4. 6.4 Snack Food

        $288.00

        1. 6.4.1 Snack Food Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.4.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.3 Materials

          $129.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      5. 6.5 Grain Mill Products

        $280.00

        1. 6.5.1 Grain Mill Product Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.5.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $125.00

          1. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.5.3 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      6. 6.6 Produce

        $618.00

        1. 6.6.1 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE CONSUMPTION

        2. 6.6.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $117.00

          1. Table | PRODUCE: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.6.3 Materials

          $115.00

          1. Table | PRODUCE: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

        4. 6.6.4 Candy & Confections

          $82.00

        5. 6.6.5 Candy & Confections Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANDY & CONFECTION SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        6. 6.6.6 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $123.00

          1. Table | CANDY & CONFECTIONS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        7. 6.6.7 Materials

          $124.00

          1. Table | CANDY & CONFECTIONS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      7. 6.7 Frozen Food

        $267.00

        1. 6.7.1 Frozen Food Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FROZEN FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.7.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | FROZEN FOOD: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.7.3 Materials

          $98.00

          1. Table | FROZEN FOOD: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      8. 6.8 Dairy Products

        $322.00

        1. 6.8.1 Dairy Products Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.8.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $151.00

          1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.8.3 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      9. 6.9 Beverages

        $327.00

        1. 6.9.1 Beverage Products Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.9.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $182.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGES: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.9.3 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGES: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      10. 6.10 Other Foods

        $213.00

        1. 6.10.1 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $138.00

          1. Table | OTHER FOODS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 6.10.2 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER FOODS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

    7. 7 NONFOOD PACKAGING

      $2,061.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | NONFOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Pharmaceuticals

        $322.00

        1. 7.2.1 Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

          $105.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.2.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $137.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICALS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 7.2.3 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICALS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      3. 7.3 Medical Products

        $336.00

        1. 7.3.1 Medical Products Outlook

          $83.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 7.3.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $144.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 7.3.3 Materials

          $93.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      4. 7.4 Paper & Textile Products

        $341.00

        1. 7.4.1 Paper & Textile Products Outlook

          $86.00

          1. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 7.4.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $128.00

          1. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 7.4.3 Materials

          $103.00

          1. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      5. 7.5 Agricultural & Horticultural Products

        $336.00

        1. 7.5.1 Agricultural & Horticultural Industry Outlook

          $120.00

          1. Table | SELECTED AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL INDICATORS

        2. 7.5.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $140.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 7.5.3 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      6. 7.6 Chemicals

        $304.00

        1. 7.6.1 Chemical Products Outlook

          $109.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.6.2 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $128.00

          1. Table | CHEMICALS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 7.6.3 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHEMICALS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      7. 7.7 Rack & Counter

        $131.00

        1. 7.7.1 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | RACK & COUNTER: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 7.7.2 Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | RACK & COUNTER: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      8. 7.8 Other Nonfood Markets

        $229.00

        1. 7.8.1 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

          $130.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONFOOD PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION (million dollars)

        2. 7.8.2 Materials

          $89.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONFOOD PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,463.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $108.00

        1. Table | US CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Market Share

        $309.00

      3. 8.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $119.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 8.4 Marketing Strategies

        $82.00

      5. 8.5 Channels of Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 8.6 Research & Development

        $124.00

      7. 8.7 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      8. 8.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 8.9 Company Profiles

        $3,452.00

        1. 8.9.1 Amcor Limited

          $138.00

        2. 8.9.2 American Packaging Corporation

          $95.00

        3. 8.9.3 Ampac Packaging LLC

          $88.00

        4. 8.9.4 Applied Extrusion Technologies Incorporated

          $86.00

        5. 8.9.5 Bancroft Bag Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 8.9.6 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $208.00

        7. 8.9.7 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $166.00

        8. 8.9.8 Bryce Corporation

          $82.00

        9. 8.9.9 Clear Lam Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 8.9.10 Clondalkin Group Holdings BV

          $96.00

        11. 8.9.11 Coating Excellence International LLC

          $82.00

        12. 8.9.12 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $102.00

        13. 8.9.13 Exopack Holding Corporation

          $205.00

        14. 8.9.14 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $129.00

        15. 8.9.15 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $94.00

        16. 8.9.16 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $88.00

        17. 8.9.17 Hood Companies

          $115.00

        18. 8.9.18 Innovia Films Limited

          $135.00

        19. 8.9.19 InterFlex Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 8.9.20 Kuraray Company Limited

          $82.00

        21. 8.9.21 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 8.9.22 Nordenia International AG

          $103.00

        23. 8.9.23 Oracle Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 8.9.24 Packaging Dynamics Corporation

          $104.00

        25. 8.9.25 Printpack Incorporated

          $86.00

        26. 8.9.26 Prolamina Corporation

          $90.00

        27. 8.9.27 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $124.00

        28. 8.9.28 Scholle Corporation

          $102.00

        29. 8.9.29 Sealed Air Corporation

          $124.00

        30. 8.9.30 Shields Bag and Printing Company

          $82.00

        31. 8.9.31 Sigma Plastics Group

          $160.00

        32. 8.9.32 Sonoco Products Company

          $82.00

        33. 8.9.33 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 8.9.34 Tredegar Corporation

          $82.00

        35. 8.9.35 Wihuri Oy

          $82.00

      10. 8.10 Additional Companies in Converted Flexible Packaging

        $125.00

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