Plastic Film

As Quoted In Plastics & Rubber Weekly

US demand for plastic film will reach 16 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will reflect film 's cost, performance and source reduction advantages over rigid packaging, as well as opportunities in products such as pouches and modified atmosphere packaging. LDPE will remain the top film, while the lower volume degradable plastic segment leads gains.

This study analyzes the $25.4 billion US plastic film industry. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002, 2007) and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., LDPE, HDPE, polypropylene, PVC, polyester, degradable plastics, polystyrene), application (food packaging, nonfood packaging, secondary packaging, nonpackaging), and market.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 45 industry players, including Bemis, DuPont, and Alcan Packaging.

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  1. Plastic Film

    $4,700.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $82.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $112.00

      1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2017

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,408.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $162.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 1997 - 2017

      3. 3.3 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER EXPENDITURES 1997 - 2017

      4. 3.4 Demographic & Household Trends

        $163.00

        1. Table | RESIDENT POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 1997 - 2017

        2. 3.4.1 Age Distribution Patterns

          $82.00

        3. 3.4.2 Household Formation

          $82.00

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales Outlook

        $102.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars) 1997 - 2017

      6. 3.6 Manufacturers' Outlook

        $103.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS 1997 - 2017

      7. 3.7 Building Construction Outlook

        $92.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

      8. 3.8 Packaging Industry Trends

        $235.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 3.8.1 Performance

          $82.00

        3. 3.8.2 Aesthetics

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Technological Developments

        $151.00

      10. 3.10 Thermoplastic Resin Industry Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC RESIN DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      11. 3.11 Pricing Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FILM PRICING TRENDS (dollars per pound) 1997 - 2017

      12. 3.12 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $82.00

      13. 3.13 Recycling

        $82.00

      14. 3.14 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

      15. 3.15 International Activity

        $82.00

    4. 4 TYPES & APPLICATIONS

      $2,462.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $83.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      2. 4.2 Low Density Polyethylene

        $549.00

        1. Table | LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.2.1 Food Packaging

          $126.00

          1. Table | LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.2.2 Nonfood Packaging

          $100.00

          1. Table | LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        4. 4.2.3 Secondary Packaging

          $163.00

          1. Table | LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        5. 4.2.4 Nonpackaging

          $83.00

          1. Table | LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      3. 4.3 High Density Polyethylene

        $201.00

        1. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.3.1 Food Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.3.2 Nonfood Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        4. 4.3.3 Secondary Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        5. 4.3.4 Nonpackaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      4. 4.4 Polypropylene

        $370.00

        1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.4.1 Food Packaging

          $125.00

          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.4.2 Nonfood Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

        4. 4.4.3 Secondary Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      5. 4.5 Polyvinyl Chloride

        $212.00

        1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.5.1 Food Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.5.2 Nonfood Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        4. 4.5.3 Secondary Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      6. 4.6 Polyester

        $303.00

        1. Table | POLYESTER FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.6.1 Food Packaging

          $115.00

          1. Table | POLYESTER FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.6.2 Nonfood Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYESTER NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        4. 4.6.3 Nonpackaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYESTER NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      7. 4.7 Degradable Plastic

        $128.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      8. 4.8 Polystyrene

        $82.00

        1. Table | POLYSTYRENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      9. 4.9 Nylon

        $100.00

        1. Table | NYLON FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      10. 4.10 Polyvinylidene Chloride

        $98.00

        1. Table | POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      11. 4.11 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol

        $82.00

        1. Table | ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      12. 4.12 Cellophane

        $92.00

        1. Table | CELLOPHANE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      13. 4.13 Cellulosics

        $82.00

        1. Table | CELLULOSICS FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      14. 4.14 Other Plastic Films

        $135.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    5. 5 MARKET OVERVIEW

      $96.00

      1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    6. 6 FOOD PACKAGING

      $1,833.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $94.00

        1. Table | FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      2. 6.2 Food Industry Outlook

        $208.00

        1. Table | FOOD PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.2.1 Consumer Preferences

          $82.00

        3. 6.2.2 Distribution Trends

          $82.00

      3. 6.3 Snack Food

        $258.00

        1. 6.3.1 Snack Food Outlook

          $102.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.3.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $139.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      4. 6.4 Meat, Poultry & Seafood

        $199.00

        1. 6.4.1 Meat, Poultry & Seafood Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (billion pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.4.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $110.00

          1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      5. 6.5 Baked Goods

        $164.00

        1. 6.5.1 Baked Goods Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BAKED GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.5.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $103.00

          1. Table | BAKED GOODS FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      6. 6.6 Fresh Produce

        $201.00

        1. 6.6.1 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Outlook

          $86.00

          1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE CONSUMPTION 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.6.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $93.00

          1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      7. 6.7 Grain Mill Products

        $117.00

        1. 6.7.1 Grain Mill Products Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.7.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCT FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      8. 6.8 Confections

        $155.00

        1. 6.8.1 Confections Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONFECTIONS SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.8.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONFECTIONS FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      9. 6.9 Frozen Foods

        $193.00

        1. 6.9.1 Frozen Foods Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FROZEN FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.9.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $94.00

          1. Table | FROZEN FOOD FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      10. 6.10 Dairy Products

        $187.00

        1. 6.10.1 Dairy Products Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT INDICATORS 1997 - 2017

        2. 6.10.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $97.00

          1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      11. 6.11 Other Foods

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER FOOD FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    7. 7 NONFOOD PACKAGING

      $684.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      2. 7.2 Rack & Counter

        $82.00

        1. Table | RACK & COUNTER FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      3. 7.3 Drugs, Health & Beauty Aids

        $211.00

        1. 7.3.1 Cosmetic & Toiletry Outlook

          $124.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 7.3.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | DRUG, HEALTH & BEAUTY AID FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      4. 7.4 Textile, Apparel & Paper Products

        $221.00

        1. 7.4.1 Textile, Apparel & Paper Products Outlook

          $86.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE, APPAREL & PAPER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars)* 1997 - 2017

        2. 7.4.2 Plastic Film Demand

          $115.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE, APPAREL & PAPER PRODUCT FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      5. 7.5 Tobacco

        $82.00

        1. Table | TOBACCO FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      6. 7.6 Other Nonfood Packaging

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    8. 8 SECONDARY PACKAGING

      $718.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      2. 8.2 Stretch Wrap

        $154.00

        1. Table | STRETCH WRAP FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 8.2.1 Resins

          $82.00

        3. 8.2.2 Producers & Products

          $86.00

      3. 8.3 Retail Bags

        $132.00

        1. Table | RETAIL BAG FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      4. 8.4 Shrink Wrap

        $128.00

        1. Table | SHRINK WRAP FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      5. 8.5 Industrial Liners

        $82.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL LINER FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      6. 8.6 Shipping Sacks

        $97.00

        1. Table | SHIPPING SACK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      7. 8.7 Garment Bags

        $82.00

        1. Table | GARMENT BAG FILM DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      8. 8.8 Other Secondary Packaging

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    9. 9 NONPACKAGING

      $588.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      2. 9.2 Trash Bags

        $126.00

        1. Table | TRASH BAG FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      3. 9.3 Photographic Film

        $96.00

        1. Table | PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      4. 9.4 Construction & Industrial Film

        $82.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION & INDUSTRIAL FILM DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      5. 9.5 Agricultural Film

        $82.00

        1. Table | AGRICULTURAL FILM DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      6. 9.6 Magnetic Tape

        $82.00

        1. Table | MAGNETIC TAPE FILM DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      7. 9.7 Other Nonpackaging Film

        $153.00

        1. Table | OTHER NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,729.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $249.00

        1. Table | US PLASTIC FILM SALES BY COMPANY, 2007* (million dollars)

      3. 10.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $151.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 10.4 Marketing Strategies

        $82.00

      5. 10.5 Channels of Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 10.6 Research & Development

        $86.00

      7. 10.7 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      8. 10.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $95.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 10.9 Company Profiles

        $4,458.00

        1. 10.9.1 AEP Industries Incorporated

          $170.00

        2. 10.9.2 Alcoa Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 10.9.3 Amcor Limited

          $82.00

        4. 10.9.4 Applied Extrusion Technologies Incorporated

          $100.00

        5. 10.9.5 Atlantis Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 10.9.6 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $201.00

        7. 10.9.7 Berry Plastics Group Incorporated

          $160.00

        8. 10.9.8 Carestream Health Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 10.9.9 Cereplast Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 10.9.10 Clorox Company

          $94.00

        11. 10.9.11 Diamant Art Corporation

          $82.00

        12. 10.9.12 Dow Chemical Company

          $149.00

        13. 10.9.13 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $181.00

        14. 10.9.14 Eastman Kodak Company

          $92.00

        15. 10.9.15 Evonik Industries AG

          $82.00

        16. 10.9.16 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $98.00

        17. 10.9.17 Formosa Plastics Group

          $106.00

        18. 10.9.18 Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

          $82.00

        19. 10.9.19 General Electric Company

          $82.00

        20. 10.9.20 Griffon Corporation

          $82.00

        21. 10.9.21 Hilex Poly Company LLC

          $82.00

        22. 10.9.22 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 10.9.23 Hood Companies

          $82.00

        24. 10.9.24 Innovia Films Limited

          $91.00

        25. 10.9.25 Intertape Polymer Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 10.9.26 Kloeckner Pentaplast Group

          $129.00

        27. 10.9.27 Kuraray Company Limited

          $82.00

        28. 10.9.28 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

          $82.00

        29. 10.9.29 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 10.9.30 Pactiv Corporation

          $82.00

        31. 10.9.31 Pinnacle Films Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 10.9.32 Pliant Corporation

          $166.00

        33. 10.9.33 Pregis Corporation

          $82.00

        34. 10.9.34 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 10.9.35 Reynolds Packaging Group

          $122.00

        36. 10.9.36 Rio Tinto Group

          $119.00

        37. 10.9.37 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

          $116.00

        38. 10.9.38 Sealed Air Corporation

          $168.00

        39. 10.9.39 Sigma Plastics Group

          $177.00

        40. 10.9.40 Solutia Incorporated

          $193.00

        41. 10.9.41 Spartech Corporation

          $120.00

        42. 10.9.42 3M Company

          $161.00

        43. 10.9.43 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $104.00

        44. 10.9.44 Tredegar Corporation

          $93.00

        45. 10.9.45 Western Plastics Limited

          $82.00

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