Protective Packaging in the US by Product and Market, 9th Edition

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Robust Growth in E-Commerce Boosts Protective Packaging Demand

Protective Packaging

E-commerce’s share of the retail sector has continued to grow rapidly in the past decade or so. However, that share remains small, suggesting continued market potential. Going forward, e-commerce is expected to expand beyond the areas of the retail landscape where it first made an impact – such as consumer electronics and recorded media. E-commerce is now reaching into such high-volume segments of the retail sector as groceries and ordinary household products.

Key Findings in the Protective Packaging Study

Flexible Protective Packaging Leads Growth

Flexible protective packaging products are expected to register the fastest growth through 2021, partly because of their dominance in e-commerce applications. However, in manufacturing applications, flexible products are finding increasing use due to their light weight and recyclability. Inflatable products also offer the benefit of being shipped flat, more or less like plastic films, then being inflated when used.

Foam Protective Packaging Maintains Position in Manufacturing Applications

While foam products such as expanded polystyrene receive scrutiny for their environmental impact, their low cost, versatility, and strong performance characteristics have helped them retain a significant market position in manufacturing applications. Specialized foam products such as insulated shipping containers for food and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals offer better than average growth prospects.

Rigid Protective Packaging Offers “Green” Credentials & Performance

Paperboard protectors and molded pulp packaging, which are both made from recycled materials and recyclable themselves, are widely used in manufacturing applications. Paperboard protectors act as edge and corner protectors, and dividers. Molded pulp competes with foam in numerous applications, as it promotes a greener image.

Study Coverage

This industry study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts for 2021 by product (flexible, foam, and rigid) and market (durable goods manufacturing, nondurable goods manufacturing, e-commerce). The study also evaluates company market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including Pregis, Sealed Air, Signode Industrial Group, and Sonoco Products.

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  1. Protective Packaging in the US by Product and Market, 9th Edition

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Protective Packaging Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Market for Protective Packaging

      2. 2.2 Product Overview

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        1. Table | Protective Packaging Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

      3. 2.3 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 2-2 | Protective Packaging Demand by Market & Annual Growth, 2006 - 2016

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

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      5. 2.5 Material Trends

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        1. Table | Protective Packaging Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 2-3 | Protective Packaging Material Demand, 2016

      6. 2.6 Functions

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        1. Table | Protective Packaging Product Functionality

      7. 2.7 Environmental & Other Regulatory Considerations

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        1. 2.7.1 Overview

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        2. 2.7.2 Packaging Waste Recovery

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        3. 2.7.3 Sustainable Materials

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        4. 2.7.4 Customization & Source Reduction

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        5. 2.7.5 Regulatory Considerations

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    3. 3 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKETS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Trends for Protective Packaging Markets

      2. 3.2 Market Overview

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        1. Table | Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      3. 3.3 Durable Goods Manufacturing

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        1. Table | Durable Goods Manufacturing Market for Protective Packaging, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-2 | Durable Goods Market: Protective Packaging Product Mix, 2006 - 2021

      4. 3.4 Nondurable Goods Manufacturing

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        1. Table | Nondurable Goods Manufacturing Market for Protective Packaging, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-3 | Nondurable Goods Market: Protective Packaging Product Mix, 2006 - 2021

      5. 3.5 E-Commerce

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        1. 3.5.1 E-Commerce: Overview

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          1. Table | E-Commerce Market for Protective Packaging, 2006 - 2021

        2. 3.5.2 E-Commerce: Protective Packaging Outlook

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          1. Figure 3-4 | E-Commerce & Overall Retail Annual Growth, with E-Commerce's Share, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.5.3 E-Commerce: Products

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          1. Figure 3-5 | E-Commerce Market: Protective Packaging Product Mix, 2006 - 2021

      6. 3.6 Other

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        1. Table | Other Markets for Protective Packaging, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-6 | Other Markets: Protective Packaging Product Mix, 2006 - 2021

    4. 4 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends for Flexible Protective Packaging

      2. 4.2 Demand Outlook for Flexible Protective Packaging

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        1. Table | Flexible Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2006 - 2021

      3. 4.3 Flexible Protective Packaging Suppliers

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        1. Table | Flexible Protective Packaging: Selected Suppliers

      4. 4.4 Protective Mailers

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        1. 4.4.1 Protective Mailers: Scope

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          1. Figure 4-2 | Protective Mailer

        2. 4.4.2 Protective Mailers: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Protective Mailer Demand by Type & Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.4.3 Protective Mailers: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Protective Mailers: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 4.4.4 Protective Mailers: Suppliers

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      5. 4.5 Bubble Packaging

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        1. 4.5.1 Bubble Packaging: Scope

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          1. Figure 4-3 | Bubble Packaging

        2. 4.5.2 Bubble Packaging: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Bubble Packaging Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.5.3 Bubble Packaging: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Bubble Packaging: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 4.5.4 Bubble Packaging: Suppliers

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      6. 4.6 Air Pillows

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        1. 4.6.1 Air Pillows: Scope

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          1. Figure 4-4 | Air Pillows

        2. 4.6.2 Air Pillows: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Air Pillow Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.6.3 Air Pillows: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Air Pillows: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 4.6.4 Air Pillows: Suppliers

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      7. 4.7 Paper Fill

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        1. 4.7.1 Paper Fill: Scope

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          1. Figure 4-5 | Paper Fill

        2. 4.7.2 Paper Fill: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Paper Fill Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.7.3 Paper Fill: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Paper Fill: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 4.7.4 Paper Fill: Suppliers

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      8. 4.8 Dunnage Bags

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        1. 4.8.1 Dunnage Bags: Scope

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          1. Figure 4-6 | Dunnage Bag

        2. 4.8.2 Dunnage Bags: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Dunnage Bag Demand by Material & Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.8.3 Dunnage Bags: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Dunnage Bags: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 4.8.4 Dunnage Bag: Suppliers

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      9. 4.9 Surface Protection Films

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        1. 4.9.1 Surface Protection Films: Scope

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          1. Figure 4-7 | Surface Protection Film

        2. 4.9.2 Surface Protection Films: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Surface Protection Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.9.3 Surface Protection Films: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Surface Protection Films: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 4.9.4 Surface Protection Film: Suppliers

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      10. 4.10 Other Flexible Protective Packaging Products

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        1. 4.10.1 Other Flexible Protective Packaging Products: Scope

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        2. 4.10.2 Other Flexible Protective Packaging Products: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Other Flexible Packaging Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 4.10.3 Other Flexible Products: Suppliers

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    5. 5 FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends for Foam Protective Packaging

      2. 5.2 Demand Outlook for Foam Protective Packaging

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        1. Table | Foam Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2006 - 2021

      3. 5.3 Foam Protective Packaging Suppliers

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        1. Table | Flexible Protective Packaging: Selected Suppliers

      4. 5.4 Insulated Shipping Containers

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        1. 5.4.1 Insulated Shipping Containers: Scope

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          1. Figure 5-2 | Insulated Shipping Containers

        2. 5.4.2 Insulated Shipping Containers: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Insulated Shipping Container Demand by Application & Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.4.3 Insulated Shipping Containers: Characteristics

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        4. 5.4.4 Insulated Shipping Containers: Applications

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          1. Table | Insulated Shipping Containers: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        5. 5.4.5 Insulated Shipping Containers: Suppliers

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      5. 5.5 Molded Foam

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        1. 5.5.1 Molded Foam: Scope

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          1. Figure 5-3 | Molded Foam

        2. 5.5.2 Molded Foam: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Molded Foam Protective Packaging Demand by Material & Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-4 | Molded Foam Protective Packaging Product Mix, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Molded Foam: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

          4. Figure 5-5 | Molded Expanded Polystyrene Molded Foam Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

          5. Figure 5-6 | Molded Polyolefin Molded Foam Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

          6. Figure 5-7 | Molded Polyurethane Molded Foam Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.5.3 Molded Foams: Suppliers

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      6. 5.6 Foam-in-Place Polyurethane

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        1. 5.6.1 Foam-in-Place Polyurethane: Scope

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          1. Figure 5-8 | Foam-in-Place Polyurethane

        2. 5.6.2 Foam-in-Place Polyurethane: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Foam-in-Place Polyurethane Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.6.3 Foam-in-Place Polyurethane: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Foam-in-Place Polyurethane: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 5.6.4 Foam-in-Place: Suppliers

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      7. 5.7 Polyolefin Rolled Foam

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        1. 5.7.1 Polyolefin Rolled Foam: Scope

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          1. Figure 5-9 | Polyolefin Rolled Foam

        2. 5.7.2 Polyolefin Rolled Foam: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Polyolefin Rolled Foam Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.7.3 Polyolefin Rolled Foam: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Polyolefin Rolled Foam: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 5.7.4 Polyolefin Rolled Foam: Suppliers

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      8. 5.8 Loose Fill

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        1. 5.8.1 Loose Fill: Scope

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          1. Figure 5-10 | Loose Fill

        2. 5.8.2 Loose Fill: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Loose Fill Protective Packaging Demand by Material & Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Loose Fill: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

          3. Figure 5-11 | EPS & Biodegradable Loose Fill Protective Packaging: Share of Demand in Dollars, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.8.3 Loose Fill: Suppliers

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      9. 5.9 Other Foam Protective Packaging Products

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        1. 5.9.1 Other Foam Protective Packaging Products: Scope

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        2. 5.9.2 Other Foam Protective Packaging Products: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Other Foam Protective Packaging Product Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.9.3 Other Foam Products: Suppliers

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    6. 6 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Trends in Rigid Protective Packaging

      2. 6.2 Demand Outlook for Rigid Protective Packaging

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        1. Table | Rigid Protective Packaging Demand by Type, 2006 - 2021

      3. 6.3 Rigid Protective Packaging Suppliers

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        1. Table | Rigid Protective Packaging: Selected Suppliers

      4. 6.4 Paperboard Protectors

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        1. 6.4.1 Paperboard Protectors: Scope

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          1. Figure 6-2 | Paperboard Protectors

        2. 6.4.2 Paperboard Protectors: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Paperboard Protector Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 6.4.3 Paperboard Protectors: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Paperboard Protectors: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 6.4.4 Paperboard Protectors: Suppliers

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      5. 6.5 Molded Pulp

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        1. 6.5.1 Molded Pulp: Scope

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          1. Figure 6-3 | Molded Pulp

        2. 6.5.2 Molded Pulp: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 6.5.3 Molded Pulp: Characteristics & Applications

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          1. Table | Molded Pulp: Advantages, Disadvantages, &Key Applications

        4. 6.5.4 Molded Pulp: Suppliers

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      6. 6.6 Other Rigid Protective Packaging Products

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        1. 6.6.1 Other Rigid Protective Packaging Products: Scope

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        2. 6.6.2 Other Rigid Protective Packaging Products: Demand Outlook

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          1. Table | Other Rigid Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 6.6.3 Other Rigid Products: Suppliers

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    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Protective Packaging Sales by Company, 2016

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. 7.2.1 Market Share Overview

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          1. Figure 7-1 | US Protective Packaging Market Share, 2016

        2. 7.2.2 Sealed Air

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          1. Figure 7-2 | US Protective Packaging Market Share: Leading Supplier

        3. 7.2.3 Sonoco Products

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          1. Figure 7-3 | US Protective Packaging Market Share: Second Leading Supplier

        4. 7.2.4 Pregis

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          1. Figure 7-4 | US Protective Packaging Market Share: Third Leading Supplier

        5. 7.2.5 Signode Industrial Group

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          1. Figure 7-5 | US Protective Packaging Market Share: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. 7.2.6 Other Leaders

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      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      4. 7.4 Marketing & Distribution

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      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

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      6. 7.6 List of Industry Participants

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    8. 8 APPENDIX

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      1. 8.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Study Scope: US Protective Packaging Products & Markets

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

        3. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

      2. 8.2 Methodology

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      3. 8.3 Sources

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      4. 8.4 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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        1. 8.4.1 US Studies

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        2. 8.4.2 Global Studies

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      5. 8.5 Definitions

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        1. 8.5.1 General

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      6. 8.6 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      7. 8.7 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 8.7.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 8-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2016, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 8.7.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 8-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2001 - 2016

        3. 8.7.3 Manufacturers' Shipments

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        4. 8.7.4 Retail Sales & E-Commerce Outlook

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          1. Table | Retail & E-Commerce Sales, 2006 - 2021

        5. 8.7.5 Packaging Industry Outlook

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          1. Table | Packaging Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

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