Microwave Packaging

US microwave packaging demand will climb seven percent annually through 2013, driven in part by demand for more convenient meals coupled with the prevalence of microwave ovens. Frozen foods will remain the top use while fresh prepared foods will lead gains. Foodservice containers and tubs, cups and bowls will be the fastest growing types.

This study analyzes the $1.7 billion US microwave packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by application (e.g., frozen foods, fresh prepared foods, shelf-stable meals, snack foods) and product (e.g., folding cartons, trays, bags and pouches, sleeves, foodservice containers).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry players, including Alcan Packaging, Associated Packaging Technologies and Rock-Tenn.

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  1. Microwave Packaging

    $4,700.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $156.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $174.00

      1. Table | MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,896.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $317.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $163.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Outlook

        $104.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales Outlook

        $134.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Food Industry Outlook

        $137.00

        1. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Microwave Oven Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | MICROWAVE OVENS IN USE

      8. 3.8 Packaging Industry Outlook

        $244.00

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

      9. 3.9 Technology Overview

        $208.00

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

        $183.00

        1. Table | SELECTED MICROWAVE PACKAGING PRICES(cents per unit)

      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $148.00

      12. 3.12 International Activity

        $139.00

    4. 4 APPLICATIONS

      $3,436.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $156.00

        1. Table | MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Frozen Foods

        $1,356.00

        1. 4.2.1 Frozen Food Outlook

          $132.00

          1. Table | FROZEN FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.2.2 Packaging Demand

          $1,205.00

          1. Table | FROZEN FOOD MARKET FOR MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

          2. Table | FROZEN DINNERS: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | FROZEN ENTREES & SIDE DISHES: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          4. Table | FROZEN HAND-HELD ENTREES: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          5. Table | FROZEN BREAKFAST FOODS: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          6. Table | FROZEN PIZZA: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          7. Table | FROZEN VEGETABLES: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          8. Table | OTHER FROZEN FOODS: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Fresh Prepared Foods

        $621.00

        1. 4.3.1 Fresh Prepared Foods Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRESH PREPARED FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.3.2 Packaging Demand

          $522.00

          1. Table | FRESH PREPARED FOOD MARKET FOR MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

          2. Table | FRESH PREPARED MEAT PRODUCTS: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER FRESH PREPARED FOODS: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Shelf-Stable Meals

        $885.00

        1. 4.4.1 Canned & Dry Food Outlook

          $127.00

          1. Table | CANNED & DRY FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.4.2 Packaging Demand

          $744.00

          1. Table | SHELF-STABLE MEAL MARKET FOR MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

          2. Table | SHELF-STABLE SOUPS: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | SHELF-STABLE ENTREES & DINNERS: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          4. Table | SHELF-STABLE PASTA & RICE: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          5. Table | OTHER SHELF-STABLE FOODS: MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Snack Foods

        $273.00

        1. 4.5.1 Snack Food Outlook

          $104.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.5.2 Packaging Demand

          $154.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD MARKET FOR MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Other Foods

        $145.00

        1. Table | OTHER FOOD MARKETS FOR MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $2,316.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $187.00

        1. Table | MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Folding Cartons

        $200.00

        1. Table | FOLDING CARTON DEMAND IN MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Trays

        $463.00

        1. Table | TRAY DEMAND IN MICROWAVE PACKAGING BY MATERIAL & APPLICATION (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Plastic

          $126.00

        3. 5.3.2 Paperboard

          $158.00

      4. 5.4 Bags & Pouches

        $278.00

        1. Table | BAG & POUCH DEMAND IN MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Tubs, Cups & Bowls

        $275.00

        1. Table | TUB, CUP & BOWL DEMAND IN MICROWAVE PACKAGING BY MATERIAL & APPLICATION (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Sleeves

        $249.00

        1. Table | SLEEVE DEMAND IN MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

      7. 5.7 Foodservice Containers

        $109.00

        1. Table | FOODSERVICE CONTAINER DEMAND IN MICROWAVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

      8. 5.8 Other

        $141.00

        1. Table | OTHER MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

      9. 5.9 Materials

        $413.00

        1. Table | MICROWAVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & FORMAT (million dollars)

        2. 5.9.1 Plastic

          $114.00

        3. 5.9.2 Paper & Other

          $110.00

        4. 5.9.3 Formats

          $82.00

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,729.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $175.00

        1. Table | US MICROWAVE PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2008 (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $348.00

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $174.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies

        $215.00

      5. 6.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $149.00

      6. 6.6 Company Profiles

        $4,095.00

        1. 6.6.1 Amcor Limited

          $104.00

        2. 6.6.2 American Packaging Corporation

          $87.00

        3. 6.6.3 Ampac Packaging LLC

          $171.00

        4. 6.6.4 Anchor Packaging Incorporated

          $178.00

        5. 6.6.5 Associated Packaging Technologies

          $97.00

        6. 6.6.6 Ball Corporation

          $82.00

        7. 6.6.7 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $149.00

        8. 6.6.8 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $102.00

        9. 6.6.9 CLP Industries Limited

          $82.00

        10. 6.6.10 Coextruded Plastic Technologies Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 6.6.11 Commercial Bag Company

          $82.00

        12. 6.6.12 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $176.00

        13. 6.6.13 Excelsior Packaging Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        14. 6.6.14 Exopack Holding Corporation

          $82.00

        15. 6.6.15 Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 6.6.16 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $226.00

        17. 6.6.17 Healthy FX International Corporation

          $82.00

        18. 6.6.18 Hindalco Industries Limited

          $140.00

        19. 6.6.19 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $116.00

        20. 6.6.20 Mullinix Packages Incorporated

          $86.00

        21. 6.6.21 Oliver Products Company

          $92.00

        22. 6.6.22 Packaging Concepts Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 6.6.23 Pactiv Corporation

          $162.00

        24. 6.6.24 Pattison (Jim) Group

          $93.00

        25. 6.6.25 Pliant Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 6.6.26 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 6.6.27 Rexam plc

          $82.00

        28. 6.6.28 Reynolds Packaging Group

          $137.00

        29. 6.6.29 Rio Tinto Group

          $146.00

        30. 6.6.30 Robbie Manufacturing Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 6.6.31 Rock-Tenn Company

          $245.00

        32. 6.6.32 Sabert Corporation

          $94.00

        33. 6.6.33 Scholle Corporation

          $82.00

        34. 6.6.34 Sealed Air Corporation

          $189.00

        35. 6.6.35 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $125.00

        36. 6.6.36 SOLUT!

          $88.00

        37. 6.6.37 Sonoco Products Company

          $114.00

        38. 6.6.38 Wausau Paper Corporation

          $82.00

      7. 6.7 Other Companies in Microwave Packaging

        $82.00

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