US plastic film demand will reach 15 billion pounds in 2008 as further inroads are made on competitive materials based on cost and performance advantages and on technology and processing improvements. Polypropylene and ethylene vinyl alcohol will provide the best opportunities, while low density polyethylene remains dominant.
This study analyzes the $17.8 billion US plastic film industry. It presents historical demand data for 1993, 1998 and 2003 with forecasts to 2008 and 2013 by type (e.g., low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, nylon, polyvinylidene chloride, cellulosics); and by application (food packaging, nonfood packaging, secondary packaging, nonpackaging).
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 35 leading competitors including Bemis, DuPont, Cryovac, Printpack, Tyco International, and Pliant.