Specialty Films

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Specialty films are a $7.4 billion industry comprising a specialized subset of the much larger plastic film industry, which encompasses numerous products, including commodity packaging films, trash bags, retail bags, and agricultural film. Specialty films are differentiated from commodity products by utilizing higher-cost resins and/or receiving some modification, such as the incorporation of functional additives or the application of coatings, metalization, and other surface treatments, yielding value-added products.

Functional Films

Functional classes are:

  • barrier films
  • microporous films
  • safety and security films
  • conductive and insulative films
  • light control films
  • water soluble films
  • biodegradable films
  • other specialty films

In addition, demand is analyzed by the following base resins:

  • polyolefins
  • polyester
  • nylon
  • ethylene vinyl alcohol
  • polyvinyl butyral
  • polyvinylidene chloride
  • fluoropolymers
  • other resins

This study also includes analysis by the following markets:

  • food packaging
  • nonfood packaging
  • personal care products
  • construction
  • transportation equipment
  • electronics
  • other markets

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  1. Specialty Films

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Specialty Films 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 Specialty Films Market

      2. 2.2 Scope & Product Description

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      3. 2.3 Factors Impacting Specialty Film Demand

        $82.00

      4. 2.4 Technology

        $119.00

        1. Table | Selected Film Technologies

      5. 2.5 Raw Materials

        $169.00

        1. Table | Specialty Film Raw Material Demand, 2008 – 2023

      6. 2.6 Pricing Trends

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      7. 2.7 Historical Market Trends

        $151.00

        1. Table | Specialty Film Market, 2008 – 2018

        2. Figure 2-2 | Specialty Film Demand & Manufacturers' Shipments, 2008 – 2018

      8. 2.8 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

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      9. 2.9 International Market

        $173.00

        1. 2.9.1 Foreign Trade

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        2. 2.9.2 International Activity

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    3. 3 FUNCTIONS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Specialty Films Functions

      2. 3.2 Specialty Film Demand by Function

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        1. Table | Specialty Film Demand by Function, 2008 – 2023

        2. Figure 3-2 | Specialty Film Demand Share by Function, 2018

      3. 3.3 Barrier Films

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        1. 3.3.1 Barrier Films: Characteristics & Scope

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        2. 3.3.2 Barrier Films: Demand Forecast

          $121.00

          1. Table | Barrier Specialty Film Demand by Film Type & Market, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-3 | Barrier Specialty Film Demand Share by Film Type & Market, 2018

        3. 3.3.3 Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films

          $189.00

          1. Table | Oxygen Barrier Properties of Selected Resins

          2. Table | Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

          3. Figure 3-4 | Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023

        4. 3.3.4 Moisture Barrier Films

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          1. Table | Moisture Barrier Properties of Selected Resins

          2. Table | Moisture Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

          3. Figure 3-5 | Moisture Barrier Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023

        5. 3.3.5 Corrosion Barrier Films

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          1. Table | Corrosion Barrier Film Demand by Technology, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-6 | Corrosion Barrier Film Demand Share by Technology, 2008 – 2023

          3. Table | Corrosion Barrier Films: Selected Suppliers & Products

        6. 3.3.6 Other Barrier Films

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          1. Table | Other Specialty Barrier Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-7 | Other Specialty Barrier Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

      4. 3.4 Microporous Films

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        1. 3.4.1 Microporous Films: Product Description & Scope

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          1. Table | Selected Markets & Applications for Microporous Films

        2. 3.4.2 Microporous Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Microporous Film Demand by Film Type, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-8 | Microporous Film Demand Share by Film Type, 2008 – 2023

          3. Table | Selected Microporous Film Suppliers & Products

      5. 3.5 Safety & Security Films

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        1. 3.5.1 Safety & Security Films: Product Description & Scope

          $82.00

        2. 3.5.2 Safety & Security Films: Demand Forecast

          $82.00

          1. Table | Safety & Security Film Demand by Film Type & Market, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-9 | Safety & Security Film Demand Share by Film Type, 2008 – 2023

        3. 3.5.3 Safety & Security Films: Selected Suppliers & Products

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        4. 3.5.4 Interlayer Products

          $141.00

          1. Table | Interlayer Safety & Security Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-10 | Interlayer Safety & Security Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023

        5. 3.5.5 Surface Products

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          1. Table | Surface Safety & Security Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-11 | Surface Safety & Security Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023

      6. 3.6 Conductive & Insulative Films

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        1. 3.6.1 Conductive & Insulative Films: Product Description & Scope

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        2. 3.6.2 Conductive & Insulative Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Conductive & Insulative Film Demand by Film Type & Market, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-12 | Conductive & Insulative Film Demand Share by Film Type, 2008 – 2023

        3. 3.6.3 Conductive & Insulative Films: Selected Suppliers & Products

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      7. 3.7 Light Control Films

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        1. 3.7.1 Light Control Films: Product Description & Scope

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        2. 3.7.2 Light Control Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Light Control Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-13 | Light Control Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023

        3. 3.7.3 Light Control Films: Selected Suppliers & Products

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      8. 3.8 Water Soluble Films

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        1. 3.8.1 Water Soluble Films: Product Description & Scope

          $82.00

        2. 3.8.2 Water Soluble Films: Demand Forecast

          $141.00

          1. Table | Water Soluble Film Demand by Application, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-14 | Water Soluble Film Demand Share by Application, 2008 – 2023

        3. 3.8.3 Water Soluble Films: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | MonoSol PVOH Film Capacity Expansions, 2007 – 2018

      9. 3.9 Biodegradable Films

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        1. 3.9.1 Biodegradable Films: Product Description & Scope

          $82.00

        2. 3.9.2 Biodegradable Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Biodegradable Film Demand by Application, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-15 | Biodegradable Film Demand Share by Application, 2008 – 2023

          3. Table | Selected Biodegradable Film Suppliers & Products

      10. 3.10 Other Functions

        $114.00

        1. Table | Other Specialty Film Demand By Function, 2008 – 2023

        2. Table | Resins, Characteristics, & Applications for Selected Other Specialty Films

    4. 4 RESINS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Resins Used in Specialty Films

      2. 4.2 Specialty Film Demand by Resin

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        1. Table | Specialty Film Demand by Resin, 2008 – 2023

        2. Figure 4-2 | Specialty Film Demand Share by Resin, 2018

      3. 4.3 Polyolefin Films

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        1. 4.3.1 Polyolefin Films: Product Description & Scope

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          1. Table | Specialty Polyolefin Films: Selected Resins, Applications, & Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 4.3.2 Polyolefin Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Specialty Polyolefin Film Demand by Function & Resin, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 4-3 | Specialty Polyolefin Film Demand Share by Function, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.3.3 Polyolefin Films: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Specialty Polyolefin Films: Selected Suppliers & Products

      4. 4.4 Polyester Films

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        1. 4.4.1 Polyester Films: Product Description & Scope

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          1. Table | Specialty Polyester Films: Selected Resins, Applications, & Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 4.4.2 Polyester Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Specialty Polyester Film Demand by Function, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 4-4 | Specialty Polyester Film Demand Share by Function, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.4.3 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films

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        4. 4.4.4 Other Polyester Films

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        5. 4.4.5 Polyester Films: Selected Suppliers

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          1. Table | Selected Specialty Polyester Film Suppliers

      5. 4.5 Nylon Films

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        1. 4.5.1 Nylon Films: Product Description & Scope

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        2. 4.5.2 Nylon Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Specialty Nylon Film Demand by Function, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 4-5 | Specialty Nylon Film Demand Share by Function, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.5.3 Nylon Films: Selected Suppliers

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      6. 4.6 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Films

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        1. 4.6.1 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Films: Product Description & Scope

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          1. Table | Specialty Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Films: Advantages, Disadvantages, Formulations, & Applications

        2. 4.6.2 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Specialty Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 4-6 | Specialty Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.6.3 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Films: Selected Suppliers

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      7. 4.7 Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Films

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        1. 4.7.1 Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Films: Product Description & Scope

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        2. 4.7.2 Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Specialty Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 4-7 | Specialty Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.7.3 Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Films: Selected Suppliers

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      8. 4.8 Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Films

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        1. 4.8.1 Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Films: Product Description & Scope

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        2. 4.8.2 Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Specialty Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 4-8 | Specialty Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.8.3 Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Films: Selected Suppliers

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      9. 4.9 Fluoropolymer Films

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        1. 4.9.1 Fluoropolymer Films: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Specialty Fluoropolymer Film Demand by Function, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 4-9 | Specialty Fluoropolymer Film Demand Share by Function, 2008 – 2023

          3. Table | Selected Fluoropolymer Characteristics, Applications, & Selected Suppliers by Resin

        2. 4.9.2 Fluoropolymer Films: Selected Suppliers

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      10. 4.10 Other Resins

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        1. 4.10.1 Other Resins: Product Description & Scope

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          1. Table | Other Specialty Film Resins: Characteristics & Applications

        2. 4.10.2 Other Resins: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Other Specialty Film Resin Demand by Resin, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 4-10 | Other Specialty Film Resin Demand Share by Resin, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.10.3 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films

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          1. Figure 4-11 | Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        4. 4.10.4 Bio-Based Polymer Films

          $82.00

          1. Figure 4-12 | Bio-Based Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        5. 4.10.5 Polyimide Films

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          1. Figure 4-13 | Polyimide Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        6. 4.10.6 All Other Specialty Films

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          1. Figure 4-14 | All Other Specialty Film Resin Demand, 2008 – 2023

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Specialty Films Markets

      2. 5.2 Specialty Film Demand Forecast by Market

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        1. Table | Specialty Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

        2. Figure 5-2 | Specialty Film Demand Share by Market, 2018

      3. 5.3 Food Packaging

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        1. 5.3.1 Food Packaging: Overview & Scope

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        2. 5.3.2 Food Packaging: Specialty Film Demand

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          1. Table | Food Packaging Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 5-3 | Food Packaging Specialty Film Demand Share by Application, 2008 – 2023

        3. 5.3.3 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood

          $278.00

          1. Table | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Specialty Films: Selected Packaging Applications & Characteristics

          2. Table | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Specialty Films: Selected Resins, Characteristics, & Applications

          3. Figure 5-4 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        4. 5.3.4 Snack Food

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          1. Table | Snack Food Packaging Specialty Films: Selected Resins & Characteristics

          2. Figure 5-5 | Snack Foods Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        5. 5.3.5 Produce

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          1. Figure 5-6 | Produce Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        6. 5.3.6 Dairy Products

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          1. Figure 5-7 | Dairy Product Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        7. 5.3.7 Baked Goods

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          1. Figure 5-8 | Baked Good Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        8. 5.3.8 Candy

          $126.00

          1. Figure 5-9 | Candy Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        9. 5.3.9 Other Food

          $140.00

          1. Figure 5-10 | Other Food Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

      4. 5.4 Nonfood Packaging

        $432.00

        1. 5.4.1 Nonfood Packaging: Demand Forecast

          $96.00

          1. Table | Nonfood Packaging Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023

        2. 5.4.2 Pharmaceutical & Medical

          $209.00

          1. Table | Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 5-11 | Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        3. 5.4.3 Other Nonfood Packaging

          $126.00

          1. Table | Other Nonfood Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 5-12 | Other Nonfood Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

      5. 5.5 Personal Care Products

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        1. 5.5.1 Personal Care Products: Overview & Scope

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Personal Care Products: Specialty Film Demand

          $111.00

          1. Table | Personal Care Product Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 5-13 | Personal Care Product Specialty Film Demand Share by Application, 2008 – 2023

      6. 5.6 Construction

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        1. 5.6.1 Construction: Scope & Product Description

          $82.00

        2. 5.6.2 Construction: Specialty Film Demand

          $94.00

          1. Table | Construction Market for Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023

        3. 5.6.3 Windows

          $334.00

          1. Figure 5-14 | Windows Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        4. 5.6.4 Vapor Barriers

          $104.00

          1. Figure 5-15 | Vapor Barrier Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        5. 5.6.5 Other Construction Applications

          $82.00

          1. Figure 5-16 | Other Construction Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

      7. 5.7 Transportation Equipment

        $268.00

        1. 5.7.1 Transportation Equipment: Specialty Film Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | Transportation Equipment Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023

        2. 5.7.2 Automotive

          $92.00

          1. Figure 5-17 | Automotive Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        3. 5.7.3 Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment

          $86.00

          1. Figure 5-18 | Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

      8. 5.8 Electronics

        $834.00

        1. 5.8.1 Electronics: Overview & Scope

          $97.00

          1. Table | Electronics Specialty Film: Selected Segments, Applications, & Characteristics

        2. 5.8.2 Electronics: Specialty Film Demand

          $90.00

          1. Table | Electronics Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023

        3. 5.8.3 Displays

          $114.00

          1. Figure 5-19 | Display Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        4. 5.8.4 Printed Circuits

          $124.00

          1. Figure 5-20 | Printed Circuit Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        5. 5.8.5 Batteries & Fuel Cells

          $145.00

          1. Figure 5-21 | Battery & Fuel Cell Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        6. 5.8.6 Photovoltaic Modules

          $167.00

          1. Figure 5-22 | Photovoltaic Module Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        7. 5.8.7 Other Electronics

          $95.00

          1. Figure 5-23 | Other Electronic Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

      9. 5.9 Other Markets

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        1. 5.9.1 Other Markets: Demand Forecast

          $82.00

          1. Table | Other Markets for Specialty Film Demand by Application, 2008 – 2023

        2. 5.9.2 Health & Medical Products

          $109.00

          1. Figure 5-24 | Health & Medical Product Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        3. 5.9.3 Bags

          $101.00

          1. Figure 5-25 | Bag Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

        4. 5.9.4 All Other Markets

          $96.00

          1. Figure 5-26 | All Other Markets for Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Specialty Film Sales by Company, 2018

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Specialty Film Market Share, 2018

        2. Figure 6-2 | Specialty Films: Market Leader

        3. Figure 6-3 | Specialty Films: Second Market Leader

        4. Figure 6-4 | Specialty Films: Third Market Leader

        5. Figure 6-5 | Specialty Films: Fourth Market Leader

        6. Figure 6-6 | Specialty Films: Fifth Market Leader

        7. Figure 6-7 | Specialty Films: Sixth Market Leader

      3. 6.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $198.00

        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      4. 6.4 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      5. 6.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 6.6 Competitive Strategies

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      7. 6.7 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

      2. 7.2 Definitions

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      3. 7.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 7.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 7.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 7.6 Sources

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      7. 7.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 7.8 Related Studies & Reports

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      9. 7.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | US Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2023

        2. 7.9.2 Demographics

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          1. Table | US Population & Households, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 – 2018

        3. 7.9.3 Manufacturers' Shipments

          $139.00

          1. Table | US Manufacturers' Shipments, 2008 – 2023

        4. 7.9.4 Construction Expenditures

          $298.00

          1. Table | Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2023

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