US demand for protective packaging will grow 4.7 percent annually through 2010. Gains will be driven by specialized packaging in the electronic, medical and other industries and by growing Internet-based sales. Best opportunities are expected for inflatable bags, insulated shipping containers and bubble packaging.
This study analyzes the $3.2 billion US protective packaging industry. It presents historical demand data (1995, 2000, 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product (e.g., molded foam, foamed-in-place polyurethane, polyolefin rolls, protective mailers, bubble packaging, insulated shipping containers, paperboard protectors, paper fill, inflatable bags, loose-fill), by material and by function (cushioning, blocking and bracing, void-fill, wrapping, insulation).
The study also considers market environment variables, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 leading industry players including Sealed Air, Pregis, and SCA Packaging North America.