COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Specialty Films

The US specialty films industry is facing a number of challenges as it deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the macroeconomic environment changed and what does it mean for the US specialty films industry going forward?

COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Specialty Films looks at how the expected impact of the pandemic on the current macroeconomic environment in the US compares to other major events since 2000, including the bursting of technology bubble and 9/11 terrorist attack, and the 2007-2009 Great Recession. It also provides a historical view of industry sales since 2000, a look at how the industry is being currently impacted, and estimates for industry sales through 2023.


The functional classes considered are barrier films, microporous films, safety and security films, conductive and insulative films, light control films, water soluble films, biodegradable films, and other specialty films (such as release films and specialty tape backings).

The base resins include polyolefin, polyester, nylon, ethylene vinyl alcohol, polyvinyl butyral, polyvinylidene chloride, fluoropolymer, and other resins (polyvinyl chloride, bio-based polymer, polyimide).

Markets include food packaging, nonfood packaging, personal care products, construction, transportation equipment, electronics, and other markets (health and medical products, bags).

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