Molded Pulp Packaging

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This study covers US demand for molded pulp – also known as molded fiber – packaging. The terms “molded pulp” and “molded fiber” are used interchangeably throughout the report. Historical demand is presented for the years 2009, 2014, and 2019, with forecasts to 2024, in current US dollars at the manufacturers’ level. Unit demand data is also available for selected products.

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Excluded from this study are packaging products purchased and used outside of the US, even if the packaged product is manufactured for, and shipped to, US customers.

Molded pulp packaging demand is segmented by market in terms of:

  • primary packaging for food and nonfood items :
    • trays used for eggs, produce, and meats
    • filler flats used for eggs and produce (including filler flat lids or caps)
    • egg cartons
    • produce baskets, tills, and punnets
    • bowls, such as those used for frozen entrees
    • nonfood containers, such as detergent bottles and cosmetic boxes
  • foodservice packaging :
    • clamshells and other takeout/carryout containers
    • plates, bowls, and bowl lids
    • drink carriers and combination food and drink carriers
    • lunch trays
    • other serviceware products, such as cups, cup lids and sleeves, food serving boats, folding cartons, and pizza boxes
  • protective packaging:
    • tray inserts
    • end caps
    • shippers
    • cradles
    • pallets
    • corner guards

Major markets for molded pulp packaging are also segmented by application in terms of the following:

  • primary packaging:
    • eggs
    • produce
    • meat and frozen food
    • nonfood packaging
  • foodservice packaging:
    • limited service restaurants
    • institutions
    • full service restaurants
    • other foodservice applications (e.g., sports and recreation venues, lodging and hospitality establishments)
  • protective packaging:
    • wine and other beverages
    • e-commerce
    • automotive parts
    • industrial components
    • food products
    • electronics
    • appliances and other durables (e.g., tools and hardware, picture frames)
    • other nondurables (e.g., plastic film, candles, cans of paint)

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  1. Molded Pulp Packaging

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    1. 1 Executive Summary

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      1. Figure 1-1 - US Molded Pulp Packaging Market

    2. 2 Overview

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      1. 2.1 Study Scope

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      2. 2.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. 2.2.1 Molded Pulp Packaging Outlook & Key Drivers & Constraints

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          1. Figure 2-1 - Molded Pulp Packaging Demand, 2009 - 2024

        2. 2.2.2 Demand by Product

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          1. Table | Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        3. 2.2.3 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Market, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 2-2 - Molded Pulp Packaging: Demand & Annual Growth Forecast by Market, 2019 - 2024

      3. 2.3 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Average Prices for Selected Molded Pulp Packaging Products, 2009 - 2024

      4. 2.4 Sustainability

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        1. 2.4.1 Environmental Advantages of Molded Pulp

          $82.00

        2. 2.4.2 PFAS

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        3. 2.4.3 Polystyrene Foam Foodservice Container Bans

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        4. 2.4.4 Consumer Attitudes: Sustainable Packaging

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          1. Table | Consumer Attitudes on Sustainable Packaging by Gender & Age Group, 2019

        5. 2.4.5 Consumer Attitudes: Recycling & Environmental Responsibility

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          1. Table | Consumer Attitudes on Recycling & Environmental Responsibility by Gender, 2019

        6. 2.4.6 Consumer Attitudes: Higher Prices for Sustainable Packaging

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          1. Table | Consumer Attitudes on Sustainable Packaging by Gender & Age Group, 2019

      5. 2.5 Production & Raw Materials Overview

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      6. 2.6 Competitive Product Comparison

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        1. Table | Molded Pulp vs. Competitive Materials

      7. 2.7 New Product Development

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        1. Figure 2-3 - Key Areas of Focus for Molded Pulp Product Development

      8. 2.8 International Trade

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      9. 2.9 Near Term COVID-19 Impact

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    3. 3 Primary Packaging

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      1. 3.1 Market Scope & Description

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      2. 3.2 Demand by Product

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        1. 3.2.1 Key Product & Application Trends

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          1. Table | Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product & Market, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 3-1 - Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        2. 3.2.2 Trays/Flats

          $165.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Tray/Flat Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 3-2 - Molded Pulp Trays/Flats: Product Examples

        3. 3.2.3 Egg Cartons

          $142.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Egg Carton Demand, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 3-3 - Molded Pulp Egg Cartons: Product Examples

        4. 3.2.4 Baskets, Tills, & Punnets

          $124.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Produce Basket, Till, & Punnet Demand, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 3-4 - Molded Pulp Produce Baskets, Tills, & Punnets: Product Examples

        5. 3.2.5 Other Primary Packaging

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          1. Table | Other Molded Primary Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

      3. 3.3 Food Packaging

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        1. 3.3.1 Demand by Application

          $135.00

          1. Table | Food Products: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 3-5 - Molded Pulp Primary Packaging: Demand & Annual Growth Forecast by Application, 2019 - 2024

        2. 3.3.2 Eggs

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          1. Table | Eggs: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        3. 3.3.3 Produce

          $113.00

          1. Table | Produce: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        4. 3.3.4 Meat, Frozen Food, & Other Foods

          $190.00

          1. Table | Meat, Frozen Food, & Other Foods: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 3-6 - Molded Pulp Packaging for Meat, Frozen Food, & Other Foods: Product Examples

      4. 3.4 Nonfood Packaging

        $190.00

        1. Table | Nonfood Products: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

        2. Figure 3-7 - Molded Pulp Packaging for Nonfood Goods: Product Examples

      5. 3.5 Growth Opportunities/New Product Development

        $275.00

        1. Figure 3-8 - Molded Pulp Primary Packaging: Key Growth Applications

    4. 4 Foodservice Packaging

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      1. 4.1 Market Scope & Description

        $116.00

      2. 4.2 Demand by Product

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        1. 4.2.1 Key Product Trends & Outlook

          $204.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 4-1 - Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        2. 4.2.2 Clamshells & Containers

          $215.00

          1. Table | Foodservice Molded Pulp Clamshell & Container Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 4-2 - Molded Fiber Clamshells & Containers: Product Examples

        3. 4.2.3 Plates, Bowls, & Lids

          $191.00

          1. Table | Foodservice Molded Pulp Plate, Bowl, & Lid Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 4-3 - Molded Pulp Plates, Bowls, and Lids: Product Examples

        4. 4.2.4 Drink & Food Carriers

          $174.00

          1. Table | Foodservice Molded Pulp Drink & Food Carrier Demand by Application, 2009 – 2024

          2. Figure 4-4 - Molded Pulp Drink & Food Carriers: Product Examples

        5. 4.2.5 Lunch Trays

          $178.00

          1. Table | Foodservice Molded Pulp Lunch Tray Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 4-5 - Molded Pulp Lunch Trays: Product Examples

        6. 4.2.6 Other Products

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          1. Table | Other Foodservice Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 4-6 - Other Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging: Product Examples

      3. 4.3 Demand by Application

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        1. 4.3.1 Key Application Trends & Outlook

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          1. Table | Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 4-7 - Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging: Demand & Annual Growth Forecast by Application, 2019 - 2024

        2. 4.3.2 Limited Service Restaurants

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          1. Table | Limited Service Restaurants: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        3. 4.3.3 Institutions

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          1. Table | Institutions: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        4. 4.3.4 Full Service Restaurants

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          1. Table | Full Service Restaurants: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        5. 4.3.5 Other Foodservice Applications

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          1. Table | Other Foodservice Applications: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

      4. 4.4 Growth Opportunities & New Product Development

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        1. Figure 4-8 - Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging: Key Growth Applications

    5. 5 Protective Packaging

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      1. 5.1 Market Scope & Description

        $106.00

      2. 5.2 Demand by Product

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        1. 5.2.1 Key Product Trends & Outlook

          $191.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 5-1 - Molded Pulp Protective Packaging: Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        2. 5.2.2 Tray Inserts

          $178.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Tray Insert Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 5-2 - Molded Pulp Tray Inserts: Product Examples

        3. 5.2.3 End Caps

          $135.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp End Cap Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 5-3 - Molded Pulp End Caps: Product Examples

        4. 5.2.4 Shippers

          $123.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Shipper Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 5-4 - Molded Pulp Shippers: Product Examples

        5. 5.2.5 Cradles, Pallets, Corner Guards, & Other Products

          $206.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Cradle, Pallet, Corner Guard, & Other Product Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 5-5 - Cradles, Pallets, Corner Guards, & Other Molded Pulp Protective Packaging: Product Examples

      3. 5.3 Demand by Application

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        1. 5.3.1 Key Application Trends & Outlook

          $156.00

          1. Table | Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024

          2. Figure 5-6 - Molded Pulp Protective Packaging: Demand & Annual Growth Forecast by Application, 2019 - 2024

        2. 5.3.2 Wine & Other Beverages

          $99.00

          1. Table | Wine & Other Beverages: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        3. 5.3.3 E-Commerce

          $158.00

          1. Table | E-Commerce: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        4. 5.3.4 Automotive Parts

          $102.00

          1. Table | Automotive Parts: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        5. 5.3.5 Industrial Components

          $103.00

          1. Table | Industrial Components: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        6. 5.3.6 Food Products

          $96.00

          1. Table | Food Products: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        7. 5.3.7 Electronics

          $104.00

          1. Table | Electronics: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        8. 5.3.8 Appliances & Other Durable Goods

          $124.00

          1. Table | Appliances & Other Durable Goods: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

        9. 5.3.9 Other Nondurable Goods

          $105.00

          1. Table | Other Nondurable Goods: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024

      4. 5.4 Growth Opportunities & New Product Development

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        1. Figure 5-7 - Molded Pulp Protective Packaging: Key Growth Opportunities

    6. 6 Industry Structure

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Molded Pulp Packaging Sales by Company, 2019

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $808.00

        1. Figure 6-1 - US Molded Pulp Packaging Market Share by Company, 2019

        2. Figure 6-2 - Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Leading Supplier, 2019

        3. Figure 6-3 - Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2019

        4. Figure 6-4 - Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2019

        5. Figure 6-5 - Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2019

        6. Figure 6-6 - Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2019

      3. 6.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $136.00

        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      4. 6.4 List of Industry Participants

        $212.00

        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    7. 7 Appendix

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      1. 7.1 Scope

        $226.00

        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 7.2 Definitions

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      3. 7.3 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 7.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 7.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 7.6 Sources

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      7. 7.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 7.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $91.00

      9. 7.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.9.1 Economic Environment

          $220.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2009 – 2024

          2. Figure 7-1 - Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2019, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 7.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $179.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2009 – 2024

          2. Figure 7-2 - Annual Population Growth, 2004 – 2019

        3. 7.9.3 Manufacturers' Shipments

          $193.00

          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2009 – 2024

        4. 7.9.4 Retail Sales & E-Commerce Outlook

          $489.00

          1. Table | Retail & E-Commerce Sales, 2014 – 2024

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