Pouches

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US demand to reach $8.8 billion in 2016

Demand for pouches in the US is projected to reach $8.8 billion in 2016, driven by above average gains for standup pouches stemming from sustainability, functional, and marketing advantages over alternative packaging media. Burgeoning consumer acceptance of pouches over rigid containers will buoy demand, as will such advantages as superior aesthetic appeal, portability, light weight, reduced material use, and significantly lower shipping costs than rigid containers. In addition, heightened use of reclosing and dispensing components will increase the competitiveness of pouches against rigid containers.

Solid prospects forecast for stand-up pouches

Solid prospects for stand-up pouches will be based on heightened interest among packaged goods companies due to savings achieved in shipping costs as a result of the lighter weight and lower material use of stand-up pouches compared to rigid containers. Also supporting gains will be the ability of stand-up pouches to differentiate products on store shelves due to their use of high-quality graphics, and the perception of pouches as a more contemporary packaging than cans, bottles and cartons.

In flat pouches, above average growth for four-side-seal pouches will be driven by rising demand in medical and pharmaceutical markets and in food applications such as meat, poultry, and seafood; and cheese. Flat pouch advances will also be supported by improved barrier structures and the incorporation of such convenience features as resealable closures, spouts, and tear notches. Additionally, opportunities for flat pouches will benefit from a rapidly expanding market for stick packs with single-portion packages of products such as drink mixes, sugar, sweeteners, coffee, protein powders, and pharmaceuticals. Moreover, the differentiation attributes of stick packs will promote opportunities in product line extensions and in refreshing or repositioning mature products.

Spouted pouches to be fastest growing by feature

Spouted pouches are expected to log double-digit growth, driven by expanding use of pouches in general, along with the functionality and convenient dispensing afforded by spouts. Processed foods applications will experience robust advances based on the growing popularity of baby food and children’s fruit snacks in spouted pouches and conversions from rigid containers in sauces and condiments. Good opportunities are also expected in the beverage market as spouted pouches further penetrate alcoholic beverages, premixed cocktails, sports drinks, and energy drinks.

Stand-up pouches to pace food & beverage markets

Food and beverage markets accounted for 79 percent of pouch demand in 2011 and will expand in line with the overall industry average. Faster growth is expected for stand-up pouches, reflecting cost, performance, and aesthetic advantages. Additionally, advances will be fueled by heightened demand for largersized pouches, spouted pouches, and pouches that use self-venting films to enable steam cooking of contents in the package. The excellent aesthetics of stand-up pouches are important in product marketing as the surfaces of stand-up pouches offer large billboard space suitable for eye-catching printing and graphics, particularly in grocery stores and similar venues where customers make rapid purchasing decisions.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $6.9 billion US market for pouches. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by pouch type (e.g., pillow, four-side-seal, three-side-seal, stand-up), market (e.g., food and beverage packaging, nonfood packaging), product feature (e.g., resealable, vacuum, retort, shaped, aseptic, stick, spouted) and production method (form/fill/sea, preformed).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including Bemis, Printpack and Amcor.

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Purchase Pouches by the Section

  1. Pouches

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $107.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $117.00

      1. Table | POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,204.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $137.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $151.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $105.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales

        $141.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Outlook

        $140.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Food & Beverage Industry Overview

        $118.00

        1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Packaging Industry Overview

        $243.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 3.8.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 3.8.2 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 3.8.3 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.8.4 Glass & Wood

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $101.00

        1. Table | POUCH PRICES (cents per unit)

      10. 3.10 Machinery Trends

        $153.00

      11. 3.11 Raw Material & Component Trends

        $547.00

        1. 3.11.1 Plastic Film, Paper, & Foil

          $180.00

        2. 3.11.2 Adhesives, Inks, & Coatings

          $163.00

        3. 3.11.3 Closures & Other Components

          $186.00

      12. 3.12 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $172.00

      13. 3.13 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $157.00

    4. 4 PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW

      $2,225.00

      1. 4.1 Pouch Definition

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Product Types

        $1,091.00

        1. Table | POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Flat Pouches

          $652.00

          1. Table | FLAT POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | PILLOW POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | FOUR-SIDE-SEAL FLAT POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

          4. Table | THREE-SIDE-SEAL FLAT POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 4.2.2 Stand-Up Pouches

          $358.00

          1. Table | STAND-UP POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Product Features

        $842.00

        1. 4.3.1 Resealable Pouches

          $143.00

          1. Table | RESEALABLE POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.2 Vacuum Pouches

          $108.00

          1. Table | VACUUM POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.3 Retort Pouches

          $195.00

          1. Table | RETORT POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.4 Shaped Pouches

          $82.00

          1. Table | SHAPED POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 4.3.5 Aseptic Pouches

          $82.00

          1. Table | ASEPTIC POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 4.3.6 Stick Pouches

          $113.00

          1. Table | STICK POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

        7. 4.3.7 Spouted Pouches

          $128.00

          1. Table | SPOUTED POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Markets & Production Methods

        $250.00

        1. Table | POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, PRODUCTION METHOD, &APPEARANCE (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Form/Fill/Seal

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Preformed

          $82.00

    5. 5 FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING

      $3,000.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $129.00

        1. Table | FOOD PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Candy & Snack Foods

        $603.00

        1. 5.2.1 Candy & Snack Food Outlook

          $97.00

          1. Table | CANDY & SNACK SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 5.2.2 Pouch Demand

          $479.00

          1. Table | CANDY & SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          2. Table | SAVORY SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          3. Table | CANDY & CONFECTION MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          4. Table | BAKERY SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          5. Table | NUT & DRIED FRUIT MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          6. Table | OTHER SNACK FOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Processed Foods

        $820.00

        1. 5.3.1 Processed Foods Outlook

          $138.00

          1. Table | PROCESSED FOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 5.3.2 Pouch Demand

          $663.00

          1. Table | PROCESSED FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          2. Table | DRY FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          3. Table | FROZEN FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          4. Table | SAUCES & CONDIMENTS MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          5. Table | OTHER PROCESSED FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Fresh Produce

        $196.00

        1. 5.4.1 Fresh Produce Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 5.4.2 Pouch Demand

          $121.00

          1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Beverages

        $453.00

        1. 5.5.1 Beverage Outlook

          $107.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.5.2 Pouch Demand

          $334.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          2. Table | JUICE & FRUIT DRINK MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER BEVERAGE MARKETS FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Meat, Poultry, &Seafood

        $306.00

        1. 5.6.1 Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Outlook

          $112.00

          1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, &SEAFOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 5.6.2 Pouch Demand

          $183.00

          1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, &SEAFOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

      7. 5.7 Pet Food

        $152.00

        1. 5.7.1 Pet Food Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | PET FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 5.7.2 Pouch Demand

          $100.00

          1. Table | PET FOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

      8. 5.8 Cheese

        $171.00

        1. 5.8.1 Cheese Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHEESE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 5.8.2 Pouch Demand

          $110.00

          1. Table | CHEESE MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

      9. 5.9 Other

        $170.00

        1. Table | OTHER FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

    6. 6 NONFOOD PACKAGING

      $845.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $84.00

        1. Table | NONFOOD PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Medical & Pharmaceutical

        $439.00

        1. 6.2.1 Medical & Pharmaceutical Products Outlook

          $167.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.2.2 Pouch Demand

          $249.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          2. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

          3. Table | MEDICAL SUPPLY & INSTRUMENT MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Consumer Products

        $244.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER PRODUCTS MARKET FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Lawn & Garden Products

          $82.00

        3. 6.3.2 Wipes

          $82.00

        4. 6.3.3 Soaps & Cleaning Products

          $96.00

        5. 6.3.4 Other

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 Industrial & Other Products

        $82.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL & OTHER MARKETS FOR POUCHES (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,931.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $167.00

        1. Table | US MERCHANT POUCH SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Merchant vs. Captive

        $98.00

        1. Table | CAPTIVE & MERCHANT POUCH DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $279.00

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $159.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $98.00

      6. 7.6 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $124.00

      8. 7.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $97.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

        $4,056.00

        1. 7.9.1 Advance Polybag Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.9.2 Amcor Limited

          $219.00

        3. 7.9.3 American Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 7.9.4 Ampac Packaging LLC

          $162.00

        5. 7.9.5 Barry-Wehmiller Companies Incorporated

          $110.00

        6. 7.9.6 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $227.00

        7. 7.9.7 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $207.00

        8. 7.9.8 Bosch (Robert) GmbH

          $130.00

        9. 7.9.9 Catalent Pharma Solutions Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 7.9.10 CDF Corporation

          $82.00

        11. 7.9.11 Coesia SpA

          $106.00

        12. 7.9.12 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $121.00

        13. 7.9.13 Exopack Holding Corporation

          $149.00

        14. 7.9.14 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $112.00

        15. 7.9.15 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $146.00

        16. 7.9.16 InterFlex Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 7.9.17 LPS Industries Incorporated

          $87.00

        18. 7.9.18 Multifilm Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        19. 7.9.19 Nordenia International AG

          $122.00

        20. 7.9.20 Oliver Products Company

          $158.00

        21. 7.9.21 Oracle Packaging Incorporated

          $97.00

        22. 7.9.22 OYSTAR Holding GmbH

          $82.00

        23. 7.9.23 PouchTec Industries LLC

          $82.00

        24. 7.9.24 Printpack Incorporated

          $114.00

        25. 7.9.25 Prolamina Corporation

          $100.00

        26. 7.9.26 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $123.00

        27. 7.9.27 Robbie Manufacturing Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 7.9.28 Rollprint Packaging Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 7.9.29 ROVEMA GmbH

          $97.00

        30. 7.9.30 Ryt-way Industries LLC

          $116.00

        31. 7.9.31 SaddleSprings Beverage Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 7.9.32 Salzgitter AG

          $94.00

        33. 7.9.33 Sealed Air Corporation

          $184.00

        34. 7.9.34 Sonoco Products Company

          $82.00

        35. 7.9.35 St. Johns Packaging Limited

          $82.00

        36. 7.9.36 Star Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        37. 7.9.37 Totani Corporation

          $82.00

        38. 7.9.38 United Drug plc

          $82.00

        39. 7.9.39 Valley Packaging Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        40. 7.9.40 Wihuri Oy

          $89.00

      10. 7.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $83.00

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