Paper versus Plastic in Packaging

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US demand for plastic packaging will continue to outpace paper in markets where they compete, albeit more slowly as applications mature. The fastest market share increases for plastic will occur in pet food and soy beverage packaging, followed by protective packaging, foodservice and dairy products, among others.

This study analyzes selected competitive markets in the US for paper and plastic packaging. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002, 2007) and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., rigid containers, flexible packaging), material, competitive product (e.g., meat, milk, fruit beverages, detergents, baked goods, egg cartons, candy) and competitive shipping and retail product (e.g., retail bags and sacks, drums, protective packaging).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, discusses market leaders, and profiles 41 industry players including Alcan Packaging, Bemis and Exopack.

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  1. Paper versus Plastic in Packaging

    $4,700.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)*

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales

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        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

        2. 3.6.1 Nondurable Goods

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          1. Table | NONDURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars)

          2. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars)

          3. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (million gallons)

        3. 3.6.2 Durable Goods

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          1. Table | DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars)

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET, 1997-2007

      8. 3.8 Raw Material Pricing Trends

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        1. 3.8.1 Paper & Paperboard

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          1. Table | PAPERBOARD PRICING (dollars per ton)

        2. 3.8.2 Plastic

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          1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN PRICING (dollars per pound)

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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      10. 3.10 Recycling Trends

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    4. 4 PACKAGING OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 Competitive Packaging Variables

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        1. 4.1.1 Performance

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        2. 4.1.2 Pricing

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        3. 4.1.3 Aesthetics & Marketing Value

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      2. 4.2 Packaging Types

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        1. Table | COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Rigid Containers

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          1. Table | RIGID COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MATERIAL (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.2 Flexible Packaging

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          1. Table | FLEXIBLE COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MATERIAL (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Packaging Materials

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        1. Table | COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Competitive Growth

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          1. Table | COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2007 (million pounds)

        3. 4.3.2 Paper Packaging

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          1. Table | COMPETITIVE PAPER PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 4.3.3 Plastic Packaging

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          1. Table | COMPETITIVE PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

    5. 5 COMPETITIVE PRODUCT PACKAGING

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | COMPETITIVE PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND (percent of total weight)

      2. 5.2 Meat, Poultry & Seafood

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        1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.2.1 Plastic

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        3. 5.2.2 Paper

          $82.00

      3. 5.3 Milk

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        1. Table | MILK MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING

        2. 5.3.1 Plastic

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          1. Table | PLASTIC MILK PACKAGING DEMAND

        3. 5.3.2 Paperboard

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          1. Table | PAPERBOARD MILK CARTON DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Dairy Products

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        1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.4.1 Plastic

          $195.00

        3. 5.4.2 Paper

          $83.00

      5. 5.5 Fruit Beverages

        $353.00

        1. Table | FRUIT BEVERAGE MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING

        2. 5.5.1 Plastic

          $162.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC FRUIT BEVERAGE PACKAGING DEMAND

        3. 5.5.2 Paper

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD FRUIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND

      6. 5.6 Detergents

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        1. Table | DETERGENT MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.6.1 Plastic

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC DETERGENT PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds)

        3. 5.6.2 Paperboard

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD DETERGENT CONTAINER DEMAND (million pounds)

      7. 5.7 Baked Goods

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        1. Table | BAKED GOODS MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.7.1 Plastic

          $124.00

        3. 5.7.2 Paper

          $82.00

      8. 5.8 Egg Cartons

        $144.00

        1. Table | COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC EGG CARTON DEMAND

        2. 5.8.1 Plastic

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          1. Table | PLASTIC EGG CARTON DEMAND (million units)

        3. 5.8.2 Molded Pulp

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          1. Table | MOLDED PULP EGG CARTON DEMAND (million units)

      9. 5.9 Candy & Confections

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        1. Table | CANDY & CONFECTION MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.9.1 Paper

          $86.00

        3. 5.9.2 Plastic

          $112.00

      10. 5.10 Pet Food

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        1. Table | PET FOOD MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.10.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 5.10.2 Plastic

          $82.00

      11. 5.11 Frozen Food

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        1. Table | FROZEN FOOD MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.11.1 Paper

          $160.00

        3. 5.11.2 Plastic

          $191.00

      12. 5.12 Dry Food

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        1. Table | DRY FOOD MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.12.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 5.12.2 Plastic

          $142.00

      13. 5.13 Foodservice

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        1. Table | FOODSERVICE MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 5.13.1 Paper

          $182.00

        3. 5.13.2 Plastic

          $105.00

      14. 5.14 Soy & Other Nondairy Beverages

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        1. Table | SOY & OTHER NONDAIRY BEVERAGE MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING

    6. 6 COMPETITIVE SHIPPING & RETAIL PRODUCTS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | COMPETITIVE SHIPPING & RETAIL PRODUCTS (percent of total weight)

      2. 6.2 Retail Bags & Sacks

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        1. Table | COMPETITIVE RETAIL BAG & SACK DEMAND

        2. 6.2.1 Plastic

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          1. Table | PLASTIC RETAIL BAG & SACK DEMAND

        3. 6.2.2 Paper

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          1. Table | PAPER RETAIL BAG & SACK DEMAND

      3. 6.3 Drums

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        1. Table | COMPETITIVE SHIPPING DRUM DEMAND

        2. 6.3.1 Plastic

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          1. Table | PLASTIC SHIPPING DRUM DEMAND (million units)

        3. 6.3.2 Fibre

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          1. Table | FIBRE SHIPPING DRUM DEMAND (million units)

      4. 6.4 Protective Packaging

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        1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET FOR COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING (million pounds)

        2. 6.4.1 Paper

          $90.00

        3. 6.4.2 Plastic

          $121.00

      5. 6.5 Shipping Sacks

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        1. Table | COMPETITIVE SHIPPING SACK DEMAND

        2. 6.5.1 Paper

          $150.00

          1. Table | PAPER SHIPPING SACK DEMAND

        3. 6.5.2 Plastic

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          1. Table | PLASTIC SHIPPING SACK DEMAND

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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      2. 7.2 Market Leaders

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        1. Table | SELECTED COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING COMPANIES

        2. 7.2.1 Plastic

          $206.00

        3. 7.2.2 Paper

          $86.00

        4. 7.2.3 Shipping & Retail Products

          $82.00

      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing & Product Development

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      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 7.6 Competitive Strategies

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      7. 7.7 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

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