Protective Packaging

US demand for protective packaging is forecast to climb 6.2 percent annually through 2014, driven in part by the continued proliferation of Internet shopping. Value gains will be helped by greater interest in recycled or biodegradable materials. The fastest growth is expected for air pillows, foamed plastics and bubble packaging.

This study analyzes the $3.8 billion US protective packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by function, market and product (e.g., molded foam, foam-in-place polyurethane, polyolefin rolls, protective mailers, paperboard protectors, bubble packaging, insulated shipping containers, air pillows, paper fill, dunnage bags, loose fill, molded pulp).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 48 industry players, including Sealed Air, Pregis and Tegrant.

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  1. Protective Packaging

    $4,800.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $129.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $142.00

      1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,227.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $178.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $93.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

        $142.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $139.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Electronic & Computer Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Appliance Trends

        $86.00

        1. Table | APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS (million units)

      8. 3.8 Retail Sales Outlook

        $116.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      9. 3.9 Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook

        $190.00

        1. Table | ELECTRONIC & MAIL ORDER SHOPPING: SALES BY TYPE & PRODUCT (billion dollars)

      10. 3.10 Packaging Industry Outlook

        $227.00

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

      11. 3.11 Box Industry Outlook

        $127.00

        1. Table | CORRUGATED & PAPERBOARD BOX SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (billion dollars)

      12. 3.12 Plastic Resin Outlook

        $113.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion pounds)

      13. 3.13 Foamed Plastic Outlook

        $113.00

      14. 3.14 Environmental Considerations

        $223.00

      15. 3.15 Regulatory Considerations

        $93.00

      16. 3.16 Pricing Trends

        $175.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING PRICES (dollars per pound)

      17. 3.17 International Activity

        $94.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $824.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Products

        $92.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Materials

        $134.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      4. 4.4 Functions

        $344.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Cushioning

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Blocking & Bracing

          $91.00

        4. 4.4.3 Void-Fill

          $82.00

        5. 4.4.4 Wrapping

          $82.00

        6. 4.4.5 Insulation

          $82.00

      5. 4.5 Markets

        $202.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 4.5.1 Manufacturing

          $100.00

        3. 4.5.2 Non-Manufacturing

          $82.00

    5. 5 FOAMED PLASTIC

      $1,338.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $93.00

        1. Table | FOAMED PLASTIC PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Molded Foam

        $815.00

        1. Table | MOLDED FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Expanded Polystyrene

          $350.00

          1. Table | MOLDED EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 5.2.2 Polyolefins

          $265.00

          1. Table | MOLDED POLYOLEFIN PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 5.2.3 Polyurethane

          $137.00

          1. Table | MOLDED POLYURETHANE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 5.3 Foam-in-Place Polyurethane

        $214.00

        1. Table | FOAM-IN-PLACE POLYURETHANE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 5.3.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Producers

          $101.00

      4. 5.4 Polyolefin Rolls

        $178.00

        1. Table | POLYOLEFIN ROLL PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 5.5 Other Foams

        $82.00

    6. 6 OTHER PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

      $2,623.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $158.00

        1. Table | OTHER PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Protective Mailers

        $297.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE MAILER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. 6.2.1 Materials & Applications

          $89.00

        3. 6.2.2 Producers

          $135.00

      3. 6.3 Paperboard Protectors

        $310.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD PROTECTOR DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.3.1 Materials & Applications

          $136.00

        3. 6.3.2 Producers

          $118.00

      4. 6.4 Bubble Packaging

        $233.00

        1. Table | BUBBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.4.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.2 Producers

          $139.00

      5. 6.5 Insulated Shipping Containers

        $435.00

        1. Table | INSULATED SHIPPING CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

        2. 6.5.1 Materials

          $131.00

        3. 6.5.2 Applications

          $84.00

        4. 6.5.3 Producers

          $167.00

      6. 6.6 Air Pillows

        $273.00

        1. Table | AIR PILLOW DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.6.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 6.6.2 Producers

          $128.00

      7. 6.7 Paper Fill

        $206.00

        1. Table | PAPER FILL PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.7.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 6.7.2 Producers

          $109.00

      8. 6.8 Dunnage Bags

        $157.00

        1. Table | DUNNAGE BAG DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET

        2. 6.8.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 6.8.2 Producers

          $82.00

      9. 6.9 Loose-Fill

        $412.00

        1. Table | LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 6.9.1 Expanded Polystyrene Loose-Fill

          $164.00

          1. Table | EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND

        3. 6.9.2 Biodegradable Plastic Loose-Fill

          $127.00

          1. Table | BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND

        4. 6.9.3 Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      10. 6.10 Molded Pulp

        $141.00

        1. Table | MOLDED PULP PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.10.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 6.10.2 Producers

          $82.00

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,830.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $111.00

        1. Table | US PROTECTIVE PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2009 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $276.00

      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $110.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $137.00

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $146.00

      6. 7.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $116.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 7.7 Company Profiles

        $4,830.00

        1. 7.7.1 ACH Foam Technologies LLC

          $103.00

        2. 7.7.2 American Excelsior Company

          $91.00

        3. 7.7.3 Automated Packaging Systems Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 7.7.4 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company

          $82.00

        5. 7.7.5 BASF SE

          $83.00

        6. 7.7.6 Bayer AG

          $82.00

        7. 7.7.7 Buckeye Corrugated Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 7.7.8 Caraustar Industries Incorporated

          $104.00

        9. 7.7.9 Carpenter Company

          $82.00

        10. 7.7.10 Cellect LLC

          $82.00

        11. 7.7.11 Cellofoam North America Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.7.12 Cold Chain Technologies Incorporated

          $94.00

        13. 7.7.13 Coldpack SAS

          $82.00

        14. 7.7.14 Createc Corporation

          $83.00

        15. 7.7.15 Ecovative Design LLC

          $82.00

        16. 7.7.16 Elwood Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 7.7.17 Foam Fabricators Incorporated

          $94.00

        18. 7.7.18 Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated

          $178.00

        19. 7.7.19 Great Northern Corporation

          $123.00

        20. 7.7.20 Huntsman Corporation

          $82.00

        21. 7.7.21 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $197.00

        22. 7.7.22 KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        23. 7.7.23 Landaal Packaging Systems Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 7.7.24 Lifoam Industries LLC

          $82.00

        25. 7.7.25 Marko Foam Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 7.7.26 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $85.00

        27. 7.7.27 Menasha Corporation

          $112.00

        28. 7.7.28 Multi-Wall Packaging Corporation

          $110.00

        29. 7.7.29 NOVA Chemicals Corporation

          $111.00

        30. 7.7.30 Pak-Lite Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 7.7.31 Plastilite Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 7.7.32 Polar Tech Industries Incorporated

          $92.00

        33. 7.7.33 Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated

          $151.00

        34. 7.7.34 Pregis Corporation

          $373.00

        35. 7.7.35 Ranpak Corporation

          $88.00

        36. 7.7.36 Ring Companies

          $82.00

        37. 7.7.37 Rock-Tenn Company

          $212.00

        38. 7.7.38 Rogers Foam Corporation

          $82.00

        39. 7.7.39 Sealed Air Corporation

          $429.00

        40. 7.7.40 Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

          $82.00

        41. 7.7.41 Sonoco Products Company

          $95.00

        42. 7.7.42 Specialized Packaging Group LP

          $192.00

        43. 7.7.43 Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

          $151.00

        44. 7.7.44 Tegrant Corporation

          $247.00

        45. 7.7.45 THARCO

          $94.00

        46. 7.7.46 3M Company

          $82.00

        47. 7.7.47 True Pack Limited

          $82.00

        48. 7.7.48 UFP Technologies Incorporated

          $152.00

      8. 7.8 Other Companies in Protective Packaging

        $101.00

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