US plastic film demand will grow 4.5 percent annually through 2010, driven by cost/performance and source reduction advantages over rigid packaging. Low density polyethylene film will remain dominant while polypropylene will grow the fastest. Secondary packaging will lead market gains based on strength in stretch and shrink wrap and retail bags.
This study analyzes the $23 billion US plastic film industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by film resin (e.g., LDPE, HDPE, polypropylene, polyester, PVC, polystyrene, nylon, cellophane), application and market (food packaging, nonfood packaging, nonpackaging).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 major players including Bemis, DuPont, Sealed Air, Covalence Specialty Materials, Printpack, and Pliant.