Protective Packaging

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.

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