Packaging Films in the US by Market and Resin

As Quoted In Freedonia Reports on Packaging Films

Technology Improvements Fuel Growth in US Packaging Film Market

Packaging Films

Growth will be driven by increased demand for more material-intensive packages that offer greater convenience and protection than traditional film formats, such as high barrier pouches. Demand will also be supported by improvements in resin technology and processing techniques, enabling low-cost production for a wider range of applications.

Key Findings in the Packaging Films Study:

Food Packaging Trends Continue to Drive Gains

Food packaging represents the vast majority of demand for packaging films, accounting for 72% of the total in 2016. Increased demand for high performance, multilayer barrier films will stimulate advances across most major food markets. Producers are incorporating more layers into their film designs to extend shelf life, reduce food waste, and offer preservative free, fresher tasting foods.

Demand will also benefit from a trend toward smaller, more convenient packaging designs that facilitate on-the-go snacking and that simplify meal preparation. Re-sealable stand-up pouches, for instance, are offering significant growth opportunities in applications ranging from salty snacks to sauces.

Advanced Resin Technologies to Broaden Applications for Film in Nonfood Packaging

Pharmaceutical packaging will remain one of the fastest-growing markets in the industry as plastic film competes more effectively with the high barrier properties and chemical stability of aluminum foil. The growth of biologics -- which are more volatile than traditional oral dose drugs -- will offer significant opportunities for high barrier packages incorporating specialty resins such as COCs and fluoropolymers.

Likewise, water soluble PVOH films are growing rapidly in the chemicals market. Water soluble pods are now offered under most major dish and laundry detergent brands and are finding new use in personal care products like shaving cream.

LLDPE & PET to Post Fastest Growth of Major Resin Types

LLDPE and PET are forecast to grow at above average rates through 2021. Growth for both resins will be driven by their versatility: they are used as base resins for commodity films due to their favorable mechanical properties and relatively low cost but are also used as components of high performance barrier packages.

However, small volume, specialty resins are expected to outpace both LLDPE and PET through 2021. Particularly fast-growing resins include EVOH, bio-based plastics, fluoropolymers, and PVOH.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts (2021) by market (meat, poultry, and seafood; snack food; baked goods; produce; dairy products; candy and confections; frozen food; grain mill products; pet food; beverages; paper and textile products; pharmaceuticals; rack and counter; medical products; agricultural and horticultural products; chemicals) and resin (LLDPE, polypropylene, LDPE, PVC, HDPE, PET, nylon, polystyrene, PVDC, EVOH, bio-based plastic). The study also evaluates company market share and offers competitive analysis on industry participants including Bemis, Sealed Air, Sigma Plastics, Berry Global, ProAmpac, Winpak, Printpack, and Inteplast.

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  1. Packaging Films in the US by Market and Resin

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. figure 1-1 | US Packaging Film Market

    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 Packaging Film Market

      2. 2.2 Market Overview

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

      3. 2.3 Packaging Industry Trends Favoring Plastic Film

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        1. figure 2-2 | Packaging Film Demand versus Packaging Shipments, 2006 - 2016

      4. 2.4 Historical Market Trends

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        1. figure 2-3 | Packaging Film Market, 2006 - 2016

        2. figure 2-4 | Packaging Film Demand Versus GDP: Annual Growth Volatility, 2006 - 2016

      5. 2.5 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Packaging Film Pricing, 2006 - 2021

      6. 2.6 International Activity & 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 FOOD PACKAGING

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. figure 3-1 | Key Trends in the US Food Packaging Film Market

      2. 3.2 Food Packaging Film Demand Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Market Size & Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-2 | Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.2.2 Packaging Film Outlook by Market

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

          2. figure 3-3 | Food Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2016

      3. 3.3 Meat, Poultry, &Seafood

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        1. 3.3.1 Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.3.2 Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-4 | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.3.3 Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

          2. figure 3-5 | PVC Share of Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Packaging Demand, 2006 - 2016

      4. 3.4 Snack Food

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        1. 3.4.1 Snack Food: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Snack Food Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.4.2 Snack Food: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-6 | Snack Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.4.3 Snack Food: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Snack Food Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      5. 3.5 Baked Goods

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        1. 3.5.1 Baked Goods: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Baked Goods Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.5.2 Baked Goods: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-7 | Baked Goods Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.5.3 Baked Goods: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Baked Goods Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      6. 3.6 Produce

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        1. 3.6.1 Produce: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Produce Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.6.2 Produce: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-8 | Produce Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.6.3 Produce: Demand by Resin

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

      7. 3.7 Dairy Products

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        1. 3.7.1 Dairy Products: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Dairy Product Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.7.2 Dairy Products: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-9 | Dairy Product Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.7.3 Dairy Products: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Dairy Product Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      8. 3.8 Candy & Confections

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        1. 3.8.1 Candy & Confections: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Candy & Confection Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.8.2 Candy & Confections: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-10 | Candy & Confection Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.8.3 Candy & Confections: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Candy & Confection Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      9. 3.9 Frozen Food

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        1. 3.9.1 Frozen Food: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Frozen Food Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.9.2 Frozen Food: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-11 | Frozen Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.9.3 Frozen Food: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Frozen Food Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      10. 3.10 Grain Mill Products

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        1. 3.10.1 Grain Mill Products: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Grain Mill Product Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.10.2 Grain Mill Products: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-12 | Grain Mill Product Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.10.3 Grain Mill Products: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Grain Mill Product Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      11. 3.11 Pet Food

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        1. 3.11.1 Pet Food: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Pet Food Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.11.2 Pet Food: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-13 | Pet Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.11.3 Pet Food: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Pet Food Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      12. 3.12 Beverages

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        1. 3.12.1 Beverages: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Beverage Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.12.2 Beverages: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-14 | Beverage Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.12.3 Beverages: Demand by Resin

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

      13. 3.13 Other Food

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        1. 3.13.1 Other Food: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Other Food Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 3.13.2 Other Food: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 3-15 | Other Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

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

        3. 3.13.3 Other Food: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Other Food Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

    4. 4 NONFOOD PACKAGING

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. figure 4-1 | Key Trends in the US Nonfood Packaging Film Market

      2. 4.2 Nonfood Packaging Film Demand Overview

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        1. 4.2.1 Market Size & Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 4-2 | Nonfood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.2.2 Packaging Film Outlook by Market

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

          2. figure 4-3 | Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2016

      3. 4.3 Paper & Textile Products

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        1. 4.3.1 Paper & Textile Products: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Packaging Film Applications in the Paper & Textile Products Market

        2. 4.3.2 Paper & Textile Products: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 4-4 | Paper & Textile Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.3.3 Paper & Textile Products: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Paper & Textile Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      4. 4.4 Pharmaceuticals

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        1. 4.4.1 Pharmaceuticals: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Pharmaceutical Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 4.4.2 Pharmaceuticals: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 4-5 | Pharmaceutical Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.4.3 Pharmaceuticals: Demand by Resin

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

      5. 4.5 Rack & Counter

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        1. 4.5.1 Rack & Counter: Market Size & Scope

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        2. 4.5.2 Rack & Counter: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 4-6 | Rack & Counter Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Rack & Counter Market: Competing Package Formats for Packaging Film

        3. 4.5.3 Rack & Counter: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Rack & Counter Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      6. 4.6 Medical Products

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        1. 4.6.1 Medical Products: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Medical Product Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 4.6.2 Medical Products: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 4-7 | Medical Product Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.6.3 Medical Products: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Medical Product Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      7. 4.7 Agricultural & Horticultural Products

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        1. 4.7.1 Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Market Size & Scope

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        2. 4.7.2 Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 4-8 | Agricultural & Horticultural Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.7.3 Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Agricultural & Horticultural Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      8. 4.8 Chemicals

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        1. 4.8.1 Chemicals: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Chemicals Market: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 4.8.2 Chemicals: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 4-9 | Chemicals Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.8.3 Chemicals: Demand by Resin

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

      9. 4.9 Other Nonfood

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        1. 4.9.1 Other Nonfood: Market Size & Scope

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          1. Table | Other Nonfood Markets: Packaging Film Applications

        2. 4.9.2 Other Nonfood: Demand Forecast

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          1. figure 4-10 | Other Nonfood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.9.3 Other Nonfood: Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Other Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

    5. 5 RESINS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Packaging Film Resins

      2. 5.2 Resin Demand Overview

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

        2. figure 5-2 | Packaging Film Demand by Resin, 2016

      3. 5.3 Linear Low Density Polyethylene

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        1. 5.3.1 LLDPE: Market Size & Resin Characteristics

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          1. Table | LLDPE: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

        2. 5.3.2 LLDPE: Demand Forecast

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

          2. figure 5-3 | LLDPE Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.3.3 LLDPE: Food Packaging

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          1. Table | LLDPE Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.3.4 LLDPE: Nonfood Packaging

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          1. Table | LLDPE Nonfood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      4. 5.4 Polypropylene

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        1. 5.4.1 Polypropylene: Market Size & Resin Characteristics

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          1. Table | Polypropylene: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

        2. 5.4.2 Polypropylene: Demand Forecast

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

          2. figure 5-4 | Polypropylene Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.4.3 Polypropylene: Food Packaging

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          1. Table | Polypropylene Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.4.4 Polypropylene: Nonfood Packaging

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          1. Table | Polypropylene Nonfood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      5. 5.5 Low Density Polyethylene

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        1. 5.5.1 LDPE: Market Size & Resin Characteristics

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          1. Table | LDPE: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

        2. 5.5.2 LDPE: Demand Forecast

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

          2. figure 5-5 | LDPE Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.5.3 LDPE: Food Packaging

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          1. Table | LDPE Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.5.4 LDPE: Nonfood Packaging

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          1. Table | LDPE Nonfood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      6. 5.6 Polyvinyl Chloride

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        1. 5.6.1 PVC: Market Size & Resin Characteristics

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          1. Table | PVC: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

        2. 5.6.2 PVC: Demand Forecast

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

          2. figure 5-6 | PVC Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.6.3 PVC: Food Packaging

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          1. Table | PVC Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.6.4 PVC: Nonfood Packaging

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          1. Table | PVC Nonfood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      7. 5.7 High Density Polyethylene

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        1. 5.7.1 HDPE: Market Size & Resin Characteristics

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          1. Table | HDPE: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

        2. 5.7.2 HDPE: Demand Forecast

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

          2. figure 5-7 | HDPE Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.7.3 HDPE: Food Packaging

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          1. Table | HDPE Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.7.4 HDPE: Nonfood Packaging

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          1. Table | HDPE Nonfood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      8. 5.8 Polyethylene Terephthalate

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        1. 5.8.1 PET: Market Size & Resin Characteristics

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          1. Table | PET: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

        2. 5.8.2 PET: Demand Forecast

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

          2. figure 5-8 | PET Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.8.3 PET: Food Packaging

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          1. Table | PET Food Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.8.4 PET: Nonfood Packaging

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          1. Table | PET Nonfood Packaging Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      9. 5.9 Other Resins

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        1. 5.9.1 Other Resins: Demand Forecast

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

        2. 5.9.2 Nylon

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          1. Table | Nylon: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

          2. Table | Nylon Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.9.3 Polystyrene

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          1. Table | Polystyrene: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

          2. Table | Polystyrene Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.9.4 Polyvinylidene Chloride

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          1. Table | PVDC: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

          2. Table | PVDC Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        5. 5.9.5 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol

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          1. Table | EVOH: Barrier & Mechanical Properties

          2. Table | EVOH Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        6. 5.9.6 Bio-Based Plastics

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          1. Table | Bio-Based Plastic Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        7. 5.9.7 All Other Resins

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          1. Table | All Other Packaging Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | MonoSol PVOH Film Capacity Expansions, 2006 - 2020

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. figure 6-1 | US Packaging Film Market Share, 2016

        2. figure 6-2 | Packaging Film Market Share: First Leading Supplier

        3. figure 6-3 | Packaging Film Market Share: Second Leading Supplier

        4. figure 6-4 | Packaging Film Market Share: Third Leading Supplier

        5. figure 6-5 | Packaging Film Market Share: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. figure 6-6 | Packaging Film Market Share: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. figure 6-7 | Packaging Film Market Share: Sixth Leading Supplier

        8. figure 6-8 | Packaging Film Market Share: Seventh Leading Supplier

        9. figure 6-9 | Packaging Film Market Share: Eighth Leading Supplier

        10. Table | Additional Market Leaders in the US Packaging Film Market

      3. 6.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | Competitive Strategies in the US Packaging 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 Research & Development

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        1. 6.7.1 Primary Goals

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        2. 6.7.2 Material Innovations

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        3. 6.7.3 Packaging Film Product Introductions

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          1. Table | Recent Packaging Film Product Launches

      8. 6.8 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 Packaging Film Demand

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        2. 7.1.2 Scope: Packaging Film Markets

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

        3. 7.1.3 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 Assumptions

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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 Demographics

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2006 - 2021

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

        3. 7.8.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2006 - 2021

        4. 7.8.4 Manufacturers' Shipments

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        5. 7.8.5 Food Industry Overview

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          1. Table | Food & Beverage Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        6. 7.8.6 Packaging Industry Overview

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

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