Specialty Films in the US by Product, Polymer, and Market, 6th Edition

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High Value, Advanced Products Drive Growth in Specialty Films Market

US demand for specialty films is forecast to rise 4.8 percent per year to $8.4 billion in 2019. Gains will be fueled by the rising need for high-value, technologically advanced materials that provide characteristics such as barrier properties, controlled permeability, light control, and electrical conductivity or resistivity. A healthy outlook for the packaging industry, where the majority of specialty films are used, will boost demand, as will a rebound in construction. Additionally, advances will result from the development of new applications in degradable packaging and fuel cells, and robust growth in emerging markets such as advanced batteries.

Key Findings in the Specialty Films Study:

Barrier Films See Higher Use in Packaging Market

Growth for barrier films (which accounted for 65 percent of sales in 2014) will be driven by the growing demand for packaging that better protects products like food and pharmaceuticals. Faster growth for specialty films however will be found in biodegradable and water soluble films, as improved technology and consumer acceptance allow these films to penetrate new applications. Above average growth is also forecast for light control and safety and security films, fueled by stronger building construction activity. While polyolefins will continue to account for most demand, faster growth is forecast for fluoropolymer films, polyester films, and smaller volume resins such as biodegradable plastics. Food packaging opportunities will spur advances for ethylene vinyl alcohol, nylon, and PVDC films.

MAP and Vacuum Skin Packaging Important in Food Markets

The best opportunities for growth include meat packaging, where technologies such as modified atmosphere packaging and vacuum skin packaging require the use of high-barrier films, and pharmaceutical and medical packaging, where protection from contamination is a critical factor. Demand will also result from the growing use of specialty barrier films in pharmaceutical blister packaging applications, particularly fluoropolymer and nylon films in multilayer constructions.

Fast Growth in Construction Tracks Housing Rebound

The fastest gains are expected in the construction market due to a rebound in the housing industry and the rising use of energy saving window films. Electronics will also be a strong growth market, particularly in the areas of advanced batteries and photovoltaic modules. Below average advances, however, are forecast for personal care products, as use of breathable films is highly mature in the slow-growing disposable hygiene products market.

Study Coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $6.7 billion US specialty film industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (barrier films, microporous films, safety and security films, conductive/insulative films, light control films, biodegradable films, water soluble films), polymer (polyolefin, polyester, nylon, EVOH, polyvinyl butyral, fluoropolymer, PVDC), and market (packaging, personal care products, electronics, transportation equipment, construction). The study also evaluates company market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including Bemis, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Griffon, Honeywell, Kuraray, Mitsubishi Chemical and Sealed Air.

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  1. Specialty Films in the US by Product, Polymer, and Market, 6th Edition

    $5,200.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $102.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $127.00

      1. Table | SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Trends

        $114.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Trends

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Plastic Film Industry Overview

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        1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND

      7. 3.7 Technology

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      8. 3.8 Raw Materials

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        1. Table | SPECIALTY FILMS RAW MATERIAL DEMAND

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $104.00

      10. 3.10 Historical Market Trends

        $85.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY FILMS MARKET, 2004-2014

        2. CHART II-1 SPECIALTY FILMS MARKET, 2004-2014

      11. 3.11 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

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      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

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      13. 3.13 International Activity

        $82.00

    4. 4 FUNCTIONS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        2. CHART III-1 SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2014

      2. 4.2 Barrier Films

        $509.00

        1. Table | BARRIER FILMS DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films

          $146.00

          1. Table | OXYGEN & GAS BARRIER FILMS DEMAND

        3. 4.2.2 Moisture Barrier Films

          $101.00

          1. Table | MOISTURE BARRIER FILMS DEMAND

        4. 4.2.3 Corrosion Barrier Films

          $105.00

          1. Table | CORROSION BARRIER FILMS DEMAND

        5. 4.2.4 Other Barrier Films

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER BARRIER FILMS DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Microporous Films

        $165.00

        1. Table | MICROPOROUS FILMS DEMAND

      4. 4.4 Safety & Security Films

        $268.00

        1. Table | SAFETY & SECURITY FILMS DEMAND

        2. 4.4.1 Interlayer Products

          $94.00

          1. Table | INTERLAYER FILMS DEMAND

        3. 4.4.2 Surface Products

          $101.00

          1. Table | SURFACE SAFETY & SECURITY FILMS DEMAND

      5. 4.5 Conductive & Insulative Films

        $160.00

        1. Table | CONDUCTIVE & INSULATIVE FILMS DEMAND

      6. 4.6 Light Control Films

        $157.00

        1. Table | LIGHT CONTROL FILMS DEMAND

      7. 4.7 Biodegradable Films

        $129.00

        1. Table | BIODEGRADABLE FILMS DEMAND

      8. 4.8 Water Soluble Films

        $150.00

        1. Table | WATER SOLUBLE FILMS DEMAND

      9. 4.9 Other Functions

        $84.00

        1. Table | OTHER SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY FUNCTION

    5. 5 RESINS

      $1,433.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY RESIN

        2. CHART IV-1 SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY RESIN, 2014

      2. 5.2 Polyolefin Films

        $152.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY POLYOLEFIN FILMS DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Polyester Films

        $211.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY POLYESTER FILMS DEMAND

        2. 5.3.1 Polyethylene Terephthalate Films

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Other Polyester Films

          $88.00

      4. 5.4 Nylon Films

        $127.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY NYLON FILMS DEMAND

      5. 5.5 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Films

        $121.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL FILMS DEMAND

      6. 5.6 Polyvinyl Butyral Films

        $82.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY POLYVINYL BUTYRAL FILMS DEMAND

      7. 5.7 Fluoropolymer Films

        $191.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS DEMAND

      8. 5.8 Polyvinylidene Chloride Films

        $91.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE FILMS DEMAND

      9. 5.9 Other Resins

        $383.00

        1. Table | OTHER SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY RESIN

        2. 5.9.1 Polyimide Films

          $82.00

        3. 5.9.2 Bio-Based Polymer Films

          $82.00

        4. 5.9.3 Polyvinyl Chloride Films

          $82.00

        5. 5.9.4 All Other Specialty Films

          $155.00

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $2,821.00

      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

      2. 6.2 Packaging

        $920.00

        1. 6.2.1 Packaging Market Overview

          $123.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.2.2 Specialty Films Demand

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          1. Table | PACKAGING MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          2. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          3. Table | SNACK PACKAGING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          4. Table | PRODUCE PACKAGING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          5. Table | OTHER FOOD MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          6. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL PACKAGING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          7. Table | OTHER NONFOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

      3. 6.3 Personal Care Products

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        1. 6.3.1 Disposable Hygiene Products Outlook

          $84.00

          1. Table | DISPOSABLE HYGIENE PRODUCT SALES

        2. 6.3.2 Specialty Films Demand

          $97.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

      4. 6.4 Electronics

        $620.00

        1. 6.4.1 Electronic Components Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.4.2 Specialty Films Demand

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          1. Table | ELECTRONICS MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          2. Table | PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          3. Table | PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          4. Table | DISPLAY MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          5. Table | BATTERY & FUEL CELL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          6. Table | OTHER ELECTRONICS MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

      5. 6.5 Transportation Equipment

        $318.00

        1. 6.5.1 Transportation Equipment Industry Overview

          $119.00

          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.5.2 Specialty Films Demand

          $191.00

          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          2. Table | AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          3. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

      6. 6.6 Construction

        $492.00

        1. 6.6.1 Construction Industry Overview

          $122.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 6.6.2 Specialty Films Demand

          $361.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          2. Table | WINDOW MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          3. Table | VAPOR BARRIER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

          4. Table | OTHER CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

      7. 6.7 Other Markets

        $194.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS

        2. 6.7.1 Health & Medical Products

          $82.00

        3. 6.7.2 Bags

          $82.00

        4. 6.7.3 All Other Markets

          $82.00

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | US SPECIALTY FILM SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $207.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US SPECIALTY FILMS MARKET SHARE, 2014

      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $116.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Cooperative Agreements

        $85.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Competitive Strategies

        $93.00

      7. 7.7 Company Profiles

        $5,233.00

        1. 7.7.1 Achilles Corporation

          $123.00

        2. 7.7.2 AEP Industries Incorporated

          $114.00

        3. 7.7.3 Akzo Nobel NV

          $85.00

        4. 7.7.4 Amcor Limited

          $152.00

        5. 7.7.5 AMI Specialty Films Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 7.7.6 Avery Dennison Corporation

          $175.00

        7. 7.7.7 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $193.00

        8. 7.7.8 Berry Plastics Group Incorporated

          $167.00

        9. 7.7.9 Cargill Incorporated

          $86.00

        10. 7.7.10 Chemours Company

          $82.00

        11. 7.7.11 Clysar LLC

          $82.00

        12. 7.7.12 Cortec Corporation

          $157.00

        13. 7.7.13 Coveris Holdings SA

          $152.00

        14. 7.7.14 Decorative Films LLC

          $107.00

        15. 7.7.15 Dow Chemical Company

          $99.00

        16. 7.7.16 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $320.00

        17. 7.7.17 Eastman Chemical Company

          $252.00

        18. 7.7.18 Evonik Industries AG

          $109.00

        19. 7.7.19 Griffon Corporation

          $99.00

        20. 7.7.20 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $127.00

        21. 7.7.21 Hood Companies

          $82.00

        22. 7.7.22 Innovia Films Limited

          $139.00

        23. 7.7.23 Inteplast Group Limited

          $109.00

        24. 7.7.24 Jindal Poly Films Limited

          $121.00

        25. 7.7.25 Kaneka Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 7.7.26 Klöckner Pentaplast Group

          $152.00

        27. 7.7.27 Kuraray Company Limited

          $216.00

        28. 7.7.28 LINTEC Corporation

          $187.00

        29. 7.7.29 MACtac

          $141.00

        30. 7.7.30 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

          $103.00

        31. 7.7.31 Pregis Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 7.7.32 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 7.7.33 Raven Industries Incorporated

          $147.00

        34. 7.7.34 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $114.00

        35. 7.7.35 RKW SE

          $105.00

        36. 7.7.36 Saint-Gobain

          $201.00

        37. 7.7.37 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

          $233.00

        38. 7.7.38 Sealed Air Corporation

          $167.00

        39. 7.7.39 Sigma Plastics Group

          $181.00

        40. 7.7.40 Taghleef Industries LLC

          $111.00

        41. 7.7.41 3M Company

          $278.00

        42. 7.7.42 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $169.00

        43. 7.7.43 Tredegar Corporation

          $159.00

        44. 7.7.44 Wihuri Oy

          $124.00

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