Protective Packaging

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Advances will be driven in part by the growing presence of value-added product types, such as higher performing insulated shipping containers and environmentally friendly products.

US demand to rise 5% annually through 2016

Protective packaging demand in the US is projected to increase 5.0 percent per year to $5.9 billion in 2016, fueled by a rebound in manufacturing output, especially for durable goods, along with continued solid growth for Internet shopping. These factors will necessitate heightened requirements for costeffective packaging used in the protection of goods from shock, vibration, abrasion and other damaging effects of shipping and handling.

Advances will also be driven by the growing presence of value-added product types, such as higher performing insulated shipping containers and environmentally friendly products. Green products such as those made from recycled or biodegradable materials tend to be more costly than their conventional counterparts. While interest in green products will increase, pressures to control packaging costs will limit gains to some extent.

Recovery in durable goods manufacturing to benefit foam products, molded pulp

Recovery in the manufacturing sector, particularly a substantial improvement in durable goods output, will fuel accelerated gains for protective packaging, especially foam products and molded pulp. Advantages of molded foams include light weight, excellent cushioning and blocking and bracing capabilities, along with the ability to be customized to conform to the shape of sensitive electronics and appliances. Opportunities for paperboard protectors will be assisted by healthy growth for warehouse clubs and home center stores, boosting demand for edge protection products, which are used by these establishments to unitize and stack pallets.

Internet shopping to favor protective mailers, air pillows, bubble packaging

The increasing popularity of Internet shopping will be one of the most important trends influencing protective packaging demand. Products expected to benefit include protective mailers, air pillows and bubble packaging. Mailers are valued as an alternative to boxes, providing reduced material and postage costs, source reduction and space savings. Solid gains for air pillows will be the result of advantages over other voidfill materials in terms of cost and material use, and consumer preference for the product over traditional materials such as loose-fill. Growing requirements for cost-effective, lightweight cushioning will propel gains for bubble packaging, which also offers greater ease of use than alternatives such as foam-in-place polyurethane.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $4.6 billion US protective packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by function, market and product (e.g., protective mailers, bubble packaging, insulated shipping containers, paperboard protectors, molded foam, foam-in place polyurethane, loose-fill).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry players, including Sealed Air, Sonoco Products and Pregis.

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  1. Protective Packaging

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $140.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $147.00

      1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,316.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $181.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $137.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

        $196.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $177.00

        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

        $84.00

        1. Table | MAJOR HOUSEHOLD 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

        $215.00

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

      10. 3.10 Packaging Industry Outlook

        $119.00

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

      11. 3.11 Box Industry Outlook

        $139.00

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

      12. 3.12 Foamed Plastic Overview

        $136.00

      13. 3.13 Environmental Considerations

        $258.00

      14. 3.14 Regulatory Considerations

        $119.00

      15. 3.15 Pricing Trends

        $195.00

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

      16. 3.16 International Activity

        $112.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $967.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Products

        $124.00

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

      3. 4.3 Materials

        $161.00

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

      4. 4.4 Functions

        $378.00

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

        2. 4.4.1 Cushioning

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Blocking & Bracing

          $92.00

        4. 4.4.3 Insulation

          $82.00

        5. 4.4.4 Void-Fill

          $82.00

        6. 4.4.5 Wrapping

          $82.00

      5. 4.5 Markets

        $241.00

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

        2. 4.5.1 Manufacturing

          $119.00

          1. Table | MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

        3. 4.5.2 Non-Manufacturing

          $82.00

          1. Table | NON-MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING (million dollars)

    5. 5 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

      $1,447.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $107.00

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

      2. 5.2 Protective Mailers

        $322.00

        1. Table | PROTECTIVE MAILER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. 5.2.1 Materials & Applications

          $98.00

        3. 5.2.2 Producers

          $136.00

      3. 5.3 Bubble Packaging

        $240.00

        1. Table | BUBBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 5.3.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Producers

          $130.00

      4. 5.4 Air Pillows

        $295.00

        1. Table | AIR PILLOW DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 5.4.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 5.4.2 Producers

          $139.00

      5. 5.5 Paper Fill

        $282.00

        1. Table | PAPER FILL PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 5.5.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 5.5.2 Producers

          $148.00

      6. 5.6 Dunnage Bags

        $158.00

        1. Table | DUNNAGE BAG DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET

        2. 5.6.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 5.6.2 Producers

          $82.00

      7. 5.7 Other Flexible Protective Packaging

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND

    6. 6 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

      $1,263.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $119.00

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

      2. 6.2 Insulated Shipping Containers

        $527.00

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

        2. 6.2.1 Materials

          $166.00

        3. 6.2.2 Applications

          $96.00

        4. 6.2.3 Producers

          $181.00

      3. 6.3 Paperboard Protectors

        $352.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD PROTECTOR DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.3.1 Materials & Applications

          $152.00

        3. 6.3.2 Producers

          $138.00

      4. 6.4 Molded Pulp

        $172.00

        1. Table | MOLDED PULP PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.4.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.2 Producers

          $82.00

      5. 6.5 Other Rigid Protective Packaging

        $92.00

        1. Table | OTHER RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND

    7. 7 FOAMED PLASTIC PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

      $1,962.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $118.00

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

      2. 7.2 Molded Foam

        $901.00

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

        2. 7.2.1 Expanded Polystyrene

          $379.00

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

        3. 7.2.2 Polyolefins

          $290.00

          1. Table | MOLDED POLYOLEFIN PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 7.2.3 Polyurethane

          $153.00

          1. Table | MOLDED POLYURETHANE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 7.3 Foam-in-Place Polyurethane

        $225.00

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

        2. 7.3.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 7.3.2 Producers

          $103.00

      4. 7.4 Polyolefin Rolled Foam

        $206.00

        1. Table | POLYOLEFIN ROLLED FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.4.1 Materials & Applications

          $82.00

        3. 7.4.2 Producers

          $117.00

      5. 7.5 Loose-Fill

        $412.00

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

        2. 7.5.1 Expanded Polystyrene Loose-Fill

          $175.00

          1. Table | EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND

        3. 7.5.2 Biodegradable Plastic Loose-Fill

          $157.00

          1. Table | BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND

      6. 7.6 Other Foams

        $100.00

        1. Table | OTHER FOAMED PLASTIC PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $122.00

        1. Table | US PROTECTIVE PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Market Share

        $263.00

      3. 8.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $156.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 8.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $144.00

      5. 8.5 Competitive Strategies

        $160.00

      6. 8.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $116.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 8.7 Company Profiles

        $4,931.00

        1. 8.7.1 ACH Foam Technologies LLC

          $106.00

        2. 8.7.2 American Excelsior Company

          $82.00

        3. 8.7.3 Automated Packaging Systems Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 8.7.4 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company

          $82.00

        5. 8.7.5 BASF SE

          $85.00

        6. 8.7.6 Bayer AG

          $93.00

        7. 8.7.7 Boise Incorporated

          $151.00

        8. 8.7.8 Buckeye Corrugated Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 8.7.9 Caraustar Industries Incorporated

          $97.00

        10. 8.7.10 Carpenter Company

          $82.00

        11. 8.7.11 Cascades Incorporated

          $115.00

        12. 8.7.12 Cellofoam North America Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 8.7.13 Cold Chain Technologies Incorporated

          $99.00

        14. 8.7.14 Ecovative Design LLC

          $82.00

        15. 8.7.15 Foam Fabricators Incorporated

          $97.00

        16. 8.7.16 Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated

          $177.00

        17. 8.7.17 Great Northern Corporation

          $115.00

        18. 8.7.18 Huntington Foam LLC

          $82.00

        19. 8.7.19 Huntsman Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 8.7.20 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $159.00

        21. 8.7.21 Landaal Packaging Systems Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 8.7.22 Lifoam Industries LLC

          $82.00

        23. 8.7.23 Marko Foam Products Incorporated

          $87.00

        24. 8.7.24 Menasha Corporation

          $117.00

        25. 8.7.25 Multi-Wall Packaging Corporation

          $107.00

        26. 8.7.26 NOVA Chemicals Corporation

          $94.00

        27. 8.7.27 Pak-Lite Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 8.7.28 Polar Tech Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 8.7.29 Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated

          $114.00

        30. 8.7.30 Pregis Corporation

          $326.00

        31. 8.7.31 Ranpak Corporation

          $96.00

        32. 8.7.32 Ring Companies

          $82.00

        33. 8.7.33 Rock-Tenn Company

          $242.00

        34. 8.7.34 Rogers Foam Corporation

          $82.00

        35. 8.7.35 Sealed Air Corporation

          $399.00

        36. 8.7.36 Sonoco Products Company

          $225.00

        37. 8.7.37 Specialized Packaging Group LP

          $188.00

        38. 8.7.38 Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

          $156.00

        39. 8.7.39 TCP Reliable

          $158.00

        40. 8.7.40 3M Company

          $82.00

        41. 8.7.41 True Pack Limited

          $82.00

        42. 8.7.42 UFP Technologies Incorporated

          $145.00

      8. 8.8 Other Companies in the Protective Packaging Industry

        $160.00

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