Paper versus Plastics in Packaging

As Quoted In Packaging Digest

In selected packaging markets where paper and plastic compete, plastic will make further inroads into paper. Rigid packaging demand will slightly outpace flexible packaging based on above-average growth for tubs and cups, trays, clamshells and two-piece high visibility plastic containers.

This study analyzes the 23.2 billion pound competitive plastic and paper packaging industry in the US. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by packaging material (paper, plastic), type (rigid, flexible) and competitive market (e.g., meat, poultry and seafood; milk and dairy products; fruit beverages; laundry detergents; shipping drums; retail bags and sacks).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, discusses market leaders and profiles 36 selected industry players, including Bemis, Exopack and Graphic Packaging.

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  1. Paper versus Plastics in Packaging

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $129.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $103.00

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

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,306.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $134.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $97.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $82.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales

        $84.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Outlook

        $399.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

        2. 3.6.1 Nondurable Goods

          $320.00

          1. Table | NONDURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

          3. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (million gallons)

        3. 3.6.2 Durable Goods

          $82.00

          1. Table | DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $92.00

        1. Table | PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET, 1999-2009

      8. 3.8 Raw Material Pricing Trends

        $178.00

        1. 3.8.1 Paper & Paperboard

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD PRICING (dollars per ton)

        2. 3.8.2 Plastic

          $88.00

          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

          $82.00

      2. 4.2 Packaging Types

        $771.00

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

        2. 4.2.1 Rigid Containers

          $386.00

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

        3. 4.2.2 Flexible Packaging

          $306.00

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

      3. 4.3 Packaging Materials

        $573.00

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

        2. 4.3.1 Competitive Growth

          $186.00

          1. Table | COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2009 (million pounds)

        3. 4.3.2 Paper Packaging

          $175.00

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

        4. 4.3.3 Plastic Packaging

          $162.00

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

    5. 5 COMPETITIVE PRODUCT PACKAGING

      $4,012.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $88.00

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

      2. 5.2 Meat, Poultry & Seafood

        $404.00

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

        2. 5.2.1 Plastic

          $223.00

        3. 5.2.2 Paper

          $87.00

      3. 5.3 Milk

        $328.00

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

        2. 5.3.1 Plastic

          $140.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC MILK PACKAGING DEMAND

        3. 5.3.2 Paperboard

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD MILK CARTON DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Dairy Products

        $400.00

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

        2. 5.4.1 Plastic

          $229.00

        3. 5.4.2 Paper

          $82.00

      5. 5.5 Fruit Beverages

        $385.00

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

        2. 5.5.1 Plastic

          $175.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC FRUIT BEVERAGE PACKAGING DEMAND

        3. 5.5.2 Paper

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD FRUIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEMAND

      6. 5.6 Laundry Detergents

        $181.00

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

        2. 5.6.1 Plastic

          $85.00

        3. 5.6.2 Paperboard

          $82.00

      7. 5.7 Baked Goods

        $260.00

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

        2. 5.7.1 Plastic

          $139.00

        3. 5.7.2 Paper

          $82.00

      8. 5.8 Egg Cartons

        $160.00

        1. Table | COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC EGG CARTON DEMAND

        2. 5.8.1 Plastic

          $82.00

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

        3. 5.8.2 Molded Pulp

          $82.00

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

      9. 5.9 Candy & Confections

        $335.00

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

        2. 5.9.1 Paper

          $100.00

        3. 5.9.2 Plastic

          $139.00

      10. 5.10 Pet Food

        $209.00

        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

        $474.00

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

        2. 5.11.1 Paper

          $179.00

        3. 5.11.2 Plastic

          $197.00

      12. 5.12 Foodservice

        $388.00

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

        2. 5.12.1 Paper

          $187.00

        3. 5.12.2 Plastic

          $104.00

      13. 5.13 Dry Food

        $306.00

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

        2. 5.13.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 5.13.2 Plastic

          $164.00

      14. 5.14 Soy & Other Nondairy Beverages

        $93.00

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

    6. 6 COMPETITIVE SHIPPING & RETAIL PRODUCTS

      $1,642.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $87.00

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

      2. 6.2 Drums

        $389.00

        1. Table | COMPETITIVE SHIPPING DRUM DEMAND

        2. 6.2.1 Plastic

          $130.00

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

        3. 6.2.2 Fibre

          $176.00

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

      3. 6.3 Retail Bags & Sacks

        $351.00

        1. Table | COMPETITIVE RETAIL BAG & SACK DEMAND

        2. 6.3.1 Plastic

          $159.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC RETAIL BAG & SACK DEMAND

        3. 6.3.2 Paper

          $112.00

          1. Table | PAPER RETAIL BAG & SACK DEMAND

      4. 6.4 Protective Packaging

        $367.00

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

        2. 6.4.1 Paper

          $120.00

        3. 6.4.2 Plastic

          $141.00

      5. 6.5 Shipping Sacks

        $448.00

        1. Table | COMPETITIVE SHIPPING SACK DEMAND

        2. 6.5.1 Paper

          $169.00

          1. Table | PAPER SHIPPING SACK DEMAND

        3. 6.5.2 Plastic

          $163.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC SHIPPING SACK DEMAND

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Market Leaders

        $457.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COMPETITIVE PAPER & PLASTIC PACKAGING COMPANIES

        2. 7.2.1 Plastic

          $267.00

        3. 7.2.2 Paper

          $82.00

        4. 7.2.3 Shipping & Retail Products

          $82.00

      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $111.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing & Product Development

        $189.00

      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Competitive Strategies

        $103.00

      7. 7.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

        $3,728.00

        1. 7.8.1 Advance Polybag Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.8.2 Amcor Limited

          $206.00

        3. 7.8.3 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $245.00

        4. 7.8.4 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $152.00

        5. 7.8.5 Bryce Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 7.8.6 Caraustar Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        7. 7.8.7 Consolidated Container Company LLC

          $82.00

        8. 7.8.8 Constar International Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 7.8.9 Dart Container Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 7.8.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $97.00

        11. 7.8.11 Duro Bag Manufacturing Company

          $88.00

        12. 7.8.12 Exopack Holding Corporation

          $102.00

        13. 7.8.13 Graham Packaging Company Incorporated

          $111.00

        14. 7.8.14 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $146.00

        15. 7.8.15 Greif Incorporated

          $84.00

        16. 7.8.16 Hilex Poly Company LLC

          $82.00

        17. 7.8.17 Hood Companies Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 7.8.18 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $109.00

        19. 7.8.19 International Paper Company

          $95.00

        20. 7.8.20 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $83.00

        21. 7.8.21 MAUSER AG

          $82.00

        22. 7.8.22 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $151.00

        23. 7.8.23 Packaging Dynamics Corporation

          $82.00

        24. 7.8.24 Plastipak Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 7.8.25 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 7.8.26 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $392.00

        27. 7.8.27 Rio Tinto Group

          $82.00

        28. 7.8.28 Rock-Tenn Company

          $154.00

        29. 7.8.29 Sealed Air Corporation

          $204.00

        30. 7.8.30 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 7.8.31 Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 7.8.32 Solo Cup Company

          $105.00

        33. 7.8.33 Sonoco Products Company

          $193.00

        34. 7.8.34 Tekni-Plex Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 7.8.35 Tetra Laval International SA

          $83.00

        36. 7.8.36 Weyerhaeuser Company

          $82.00

      9. 7.9 Other Companies in Paper & Plastic Packaging

        $210.00

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