Pouches

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Growth will be fueled by continued solid opportunities for stand-up pouches stemming from functional, sustainability, and marketing advantages over alternative packaging media.

US demand to rise 4.6% annually through 2018

Demand for pouches in the US is projected to increase 4.6 percent per year to $9.4 billion in 2018. Growth will be fueled by continued solid opportunities for stand-up pouches stemming from functional, sustainability, and marketing advantages over alternative packaging media. Overall pouch unit demand is expected to expand 2.7 percent yearly to 92 billion. Advantages of superior aesthetic appeal, portability, light weight, reduced material use, and significantly lower shipping costs relative to rigid containers will foster strong acceptance in a broad range of consumer packaged goods uses.

Stand-up pouches to remain a major growth segment

Stand-up pouches will remain a major growth segment in the overall packaging industry, with demand forecast to expand 6.5 percent annually to $2.4 billion in 2018. Advances will reflect rising interest among packaged goods companies based on cost savings due to lighter weight and lower material use compared to rigid containers. Also supporting gains will be the ability of stand-up pouches to differentiate and draw attention to products on store shelves due to their large front panel billboard space and the perception of pouches as a more contemporary packaging format than traditional container types, such as cans, bottles, and cartons.

Demand for flat pouches is forecast to increase 4.0 percent annually to $7.0 billion in 2018, driven by faster advances for four-side-seal pouches in medical and pharmaceutical markets. Four-side-seal pouches will also experience favorable growth in certain food applications such as meat, poultry, and seafood, and sauces and condiments. In addition, robust gains are anticipated in nonfood uses such as soaps and detergents due to the rising popularity of unit-of-use products packaged in dissolvable pouches. In general, however, flat pouch demand will lag increases for stand-up pouches due to already-high usage in many markets and competition from stand-up pouches.

Nonfood markets to outpace food/beverage uses

Food and beverage markets comprise the majority of pouch demand, accounting for 80 percent of the total in 2013. Through 2018, growth will be similar to the overall pouch average, with the pet food; meat, poultry, and seafood; beverage; and produce markets expected to post the fastest gains. Nonfood markets for pouches will grow more rapidly than food and beverage markets, based on the further development of new applications in consumer goods resulting from sustainability advantages and strong opportunities for dissolvable pouches for laundry detergents.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the $7.5 billion US pouches industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by type (e.g., flat, stand-up), feature (resealable, vacuum, retort, shaped, spouted, aseptic, stick), market (e.g., food and beverage packaging, nonfood packaging), and production method (form/fill/seal, 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

    $5,200.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $111.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $119.00

      1. Table | POUCH DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,456.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $187.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $165.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $111.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales

        $165.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Outlook

        $165.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Food & Beverage Industry Overview

        $156.00

        1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

      8. 3.8 Packaging Industry Overview

        $273.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

        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

        $114.00

        1. Table | POUCH PRICES

      10. 3.10 Machinery Trends

        $171.00

      11. 3.11 Raw Material & Component Trends

        $606.00

        1. 3.11.1 Plastic Film, Paper, & Foil

          $208.00

        2. 3.11.2 Adhesives, Inks, & Coatings

          $175.00

        3. 3.11.3 Closures & Other Components

          $206.00

      12. 3.12 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $150.00

      13. 3.13 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $153.00

    4. 4 PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW

      $2,483.00

      1. 4.1 Pouch Definition

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Product Types

        $1,170.00

        1. Table | POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 4.2.1 Flat Pouches

          $686.00

          1. Table | FLAT POUCH DEMAND

          2. CHART III-1 FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

          3. Table | PILLOW POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          4. CHART III-2 PILLOW POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

          5. Table | FOUR-SIDE-SEAL FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          6. CHART III-3 FOUR-SIDE-SEAL FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

          7. Table | THREE-SIDE-SEAL FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          8. CHART III-4 THREE-SIDE-SEAL POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 4.2.2 Stand-Up Pouches

          $399.00

          1. Table | STAND-UP POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART III-5 STAND-UP POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      3. 4.3 Product Features

        $1,001.00

        1. CHART III-6 POUCH FEATURES COMPARISON, 2003-2023

        2. 4.3.1 Resealable Pouches

          $194.00

          1. Table | RESEALABLE POUCH DEMAND

        3. 4.3.2 Vacuum Pouches

          $111.00

          1. Table | VACUUM POUCH DEMAND

        4. 4.3.3 Retort Pouches

          $202.00

          1. Table | RETORT POUCH DEMAND

        5. 4.3.4 Shaped Pouches

          $82.00

          1. Table | SHAPED POUCH DEMAND

        6. 4.3.5 Spouted Pouches

          $197.00

          1. Table | SPOUTED POUCH DEMAND

        7. 4.3.6 Aseptic Pouches

          $82.00

          1. Table | ASEPTIC POUCH DEMAND

        8. 4.3.7 Stick Pouches

          $129.00

          1. Table | STICK POUCH DEMAND

      4. 4.4 Markets & Production Methods

        $269.00

        1. Table | POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, PRODUCTION METHOD, & APPEARANCE

        2. 4.4.1 Form/Fill/Seal

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Preformed

          $82.00

    5. 5 FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING

      $3,319.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $146.00

        1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

        2. CHART IV-1 FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

      2. 5.2 Candy & Snack Foods

        $642.00

        1. 5.2.1 Candy & Snack Food Outlook

          $107.00

          1. Table | CANDY & SNACK SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.2.2 Pouch Demand

          $508.00

          1. Table | CANDY & SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES

          2. Table | SAVORY SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES

          3. Table | CANDY & CONFECTION MARKET FOR POUCHES

          4. Table | BAKERY SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES

          5. Table | NUT & DRIED FRUIT MARKET FOR POUCHES

          6. Table | OTHER SNACK FOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES

      3. 5.3 Processed Foods

        $834.00

        1. 5.3.1 Processed Foods Outlook

          $131.00

          1. Table | PROCESSED FOODS SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.3.2 Pouch Demand

          $683.00

          1. Table | PROCESSED FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES

          2. Table | DRY FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES

          3. Table | FROZEN FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES

          4. Table | SAUCES & CONDIMENTS MARKET FOR POUCHES

          5. Table | OTHER PROCESSED FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES

      4. 5.4 Fresh Produce

        $278.00

        1. 5.4.1 Fresh Produce Outlook

          $106.00

          1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.4.2 Pouch Demand

          $162.00

          1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE MARKET FOR POUCHES

      5. 5.5 Beverages

        $512.00

        1. 5.5.1 Beverage Outlook

          $122.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.5.2 Pouch Demand

          $379.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE MARKET FOR POUCHES

          2. Table | JUICE & FRUIT DRINK MARKET FOR POUCHES

          3. Table | OTHER BEVERAGE MARKETS FOR POUCHES

      6. 5.6 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood

        $329.00

        1. 5.6.1 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Outlook

          $103.00

          1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.6.2 Pouch Demand

          $216.00

          1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES

      7. 5.7 Pet Food

        $191.00

        1. 5.7.1 Pet Food Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | PET FOOD & TREAT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.7.2 Pouch Demand

          $130.00

          1. Table | PET FOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES

      8. 5.8 Cheese

        $198.00

        1. 5.8.1 Cheese Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHEESE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.8.2 Pouch Demand

          $130.00

          1. Table | CHEESE MARKET FOR POUCHES

      9. 5.9 Other Foods

        $189.00

        1. Table | OTHER FOODS MARKETS FOR POUCHES

    6. 6 NONFOOD PACKAGING

      $934.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $90.00

        1. Table | NONFOOD PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

        2. CHART V-1 NONFOOD PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

      2. 6.2 Medical & Pharmaceutical

        $466.00

        1. 6.2.1 Medical & Pharmaceutical Products Outlook

          $183.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.2.2 Pouch Demand

          $260.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR POUCHES

          2. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR POUCHES

          3. Table | MEDICAL SUPPLY & DEVICE MARKET FOR POUCHES

      3. 6.3 Consumer Products

        $296.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER PRODUCTS MARKET FOR POUCHES

        2. 6.3.1 Lawn & Garden Products

          $82.00

        3. 6.3.2 Wipes

          $82.00

        4. 6.3.3 Soaps & Cleaning Products

          $111.00

        5. 6.3.4 Other Consumer Products

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 Industrial & Other Products

        $82.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL & OTHER MARKETS FOR POUCHES

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,154.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $173.00

        1. Table | US MERCHANT POUCH SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 7.2 Merchant vs. Captive

        $95.00

        1. Table | CAPTIVE & MERCHANT POUCH DEMAND

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $319.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US MERCHANT POUCH MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $145.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $113.00

      6. 7.6 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $132.00

      8. 7.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $132.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

        $3,886.00

        1. 7.9.1 Advance Polybag Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.9.2 Amcor Limited

          $167.00

        3. 7.9.3 American Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 7.9.4 Ampac Packaging LLC

          $176.00

        5. 7.9.5 Barry-Wehmiller Companies Incorporated

          $95.00

        6. 7.9.6 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $226.00

        7. 7.9.7 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $158.00

        8. 7.9.8 Bosch (Robert) GmbH

          $133.00

        9. 7.9.9 CDF Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 7.9.10 Coating Excellence International LLC

          $82.00

        11. 7.9.11 Coesia SpA

          $133.00

        12. 7.9.12 Coveris

          $148.00

        13. 7.9.13 DuPont (EI) de Nemours and Company

          $154.00

        14. 7.9.14 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $82.00

        15. 7.9.15 Hearthside Food Solutions LLC

          $111.00

        16. 7.9.16 Hood Companies

          $82.00

        17. 7.9.17 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $134.00

        18. 7.9.18 InterFlex Group Incorporated

          $98.00

        19. 7.9.19 LPS Industries LLC

          $87.00

        20. 7.9.20 Mondi Group

          $124.00

        21. 7.9.21 Multifilm Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 7.9.22 Oliver Products Company

          $113.00

        23. 7.9.23 Oracle Flexible Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 7.9.24 Packaging Coordinators Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 7.9.25 PouchTec Industries LLC

          $82.00

        26. 7.9.26 Printpack Incorporated

          $125.00

        27. 7.9.27 Prolamina Corporation

          $82.00

        28. 7.9.28 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $94.00

        29. 7.9.29 Robbie Manufacturing Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 7.9.30 Rollprint Packaging Products Incorporated

          $86.00

        31. 7.9.31 ROVEMA GmbH

          $85.00

        32. 7.9.32 Salzgitter AG

          $82.00

        33. 7.9.33 Sealed Air Corporation

          $142.00

        34. 7.9.34 Sigma Plastics Group

          $107.00

        35. 7.9.35 Sonoco Products Company

          $92.00

        36. 7.9.36 St. Johns Packaging Limited

          $82.00

        37. 7.9.37 Totani Corporation

          $94.00

        38. 7.9.38 UDG Healthcare plc

          $82.00

        39. 7.9.39 Wihuri Oy

          $93.00

      10. 7.10 Other Companies Mentioned In Study

        $92.00

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