Stretch & Shrink Film

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Gains in stretch and shrink film will be driven mainly by accelerating demand for product packaging and for the bundling and protection of goods during warehousing and distribution.

US demand to rise 3.3% annually through 2015

Demand for stretch and shrink film in the US is forecast to rise 3.3 percent yearly to $2.4 billion in 2015, driven by accelerating demand for product packaging and for the bundling and protection of goods during warehousing and distribution, as well as competitive advantages over other packaging materials. Other stimulants include resin and machinery improvements, and opportunities in areas such as stretch hoods and stretch labels and sleeves.

LDPE stretch/shrink film resins to remain dominant

Demand for stretch and shrink film resins is expected to rise 2.5 percent annually to 1.9 billion pounds in 2015. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is the leading stretch and shrink film resin and is forecast to see healthy growth in volume demand through 2015. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) stretch and shrink film demand will remain flat through 2015 in volume terms, though value gains will be based on price increases.

Shrink film to outpace dominant stretch film

Stretch film demand will increase 2.8 percent annually through 2015 to $1.4 billion, accounting for almost three-fifths of the total. The fastest growth is anticipated for stretch hoods due to their cost advantages, high throughput rates and excellent load integrity and weather protection. Stretch film advances will result from advantages in energy and labor savings.

Demand for shrink film will grow 4.2 percent annually to $970 million in 2015. Advances will be promoted by shrink film’s high clarity and excellent print capabilities, greatly enhancing product marketability. In particular, growth will be aided by increased use in labels. Shrink film also provides a better seal and moisture barrier than stretch film, and is frequently used in conjunction with corrugated trays as a case overwrap. Shrink film is well-suited for covering heavy, non-uniform pallet loads such as heavy equipment or bricks due to its higher puncture resistance and ability to help maintain load integrity.

Storage and distribution market to grow the fastest

Storage and distribution markets for stretch and shrink film will increase 3.9 percent per year to $1.3 billion in 2015, accounting for 54 percent of the total. Advances will be stimulated by increasing retail trade and industrial activity, as well as export markets. The primary growth driver will be pallet wrap, due to its competitive advantages over strapping, tape and other bulk unitization methods. Product packaging demand will rise 2.8 percent annually to $1.1 billion in 2015, stimulated by growing retail trade and concomitant needs for product packaging for food, beverage, consumer and other items.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $2.0 billion US stretch and shrink film industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010 with forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by type (stretch film, shrink film), market (e.g., food packaging, beverage packaging, paper and textile product packaging, consumer product packaging, storage and distribution), application and resin.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including Berry Plastics, AEP Industries and Sigma Plastics.

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  1. Stretch & Shrink Film

    $4,800.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $149.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $197.00

      1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,597.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $93.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $248.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)*

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $266.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $171.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales Outlook

        $151.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Outlook

        $118.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Nondurable Goods Outlook

        $98.00

        1. Table | NONDURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Food & Beverage Industry Overview

        $191.00

        1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      9. 3.9 Fresh Produce Outlook

        $153.00

        1. Table | FRESH PRODUCE PRODUCTION (billion dollars)

      10. 3.10 Packaging Industry Overview

        $155.00

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

      11. 3.11 Plastic Film Industry Overview

        $271.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

      12. 3.12 Technological Developments

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      13. 3.13 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM PRICING (dollars per pound)

      14. 3.14 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

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      15. 3.15 Recycling

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      16. 3.16 Foreign Trade

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      17. 3.17 International Activity

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    4. 4 TYPES

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      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 4.2 Stretch Film

        $1,673.00

        1. 4.2.1 Production Methods

          $117.00

          1. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCTION METHOD (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.2 Resins

          $231.00

          1. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.3 Products

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          1. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        4. 4.2.4 Applications

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          1. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        5. 4.2.5 Markets

          $532.00

          1. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND IN STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION BY USE (million dollars)

          3. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND IN PRODUCT PACKAGING BY USE (million dollars)

        6. 4.2.6 Producers

          $207.00

      3. 4.3 Shrink Film

        $1,456.00

        1. 4.3.1 Resins

          $280.00

          1. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.2 Products

          $505.00

          1. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.3 Applications

          $120.00

          1. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.4 Markets

          $293.00

          1. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN PRODUCT PACKAGING BY USE (million dollars)

          3. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION BY USE (million dollars)

        5. 4.3.5 Producers

          $182.00

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $1,476.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Product Packaging

        $1,091.00

        1. Table | PRODUCT PACKAGING MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Food

          $521.00

          1. Table | FOOD MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE (million dollars)

          2. Table | MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | DAIRY MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars)

          4. Table | FRESH PRODUCE MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars)

          5. Table | OTHER FOOD MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Beverages

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE MARKETS FOR SHRINK FILM (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Paper & Textile Products

          $155.00

          1. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE (million dollars)

        5. 5.2.4 Consumer Products

          $166.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE (million dollars)

        6. 5.2.5 Other Product Packaging

          $125.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM PACKAGING BY TYPE & USE (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Storage & Distribution

        $329.00

        1. Table | STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Pallet Wrap

          $217.00

        3. 5.3.2 Other Storage & Distribution

          $82.00

    6. 6 RESINS

      $674.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

      2. 6.2 Low Density Polyethylene

        $227.00

        1. Table | LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 6.2.1 Linear Low Density Polyethylene

          $84.00

        3. 6.2.2 Conventional LDPE

          $82.00

        4. 6.2.3 Producers

          $82.00

      3. 6.3 Polyvinyl Chloride

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        1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE (million pounds)

      4. 6.4 Other Resins

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        1. Table | OTHER RESINS DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY RESIN & TYPE (million pounds)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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      2. 7.2 Market Share

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      3. 7.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Marketing Strategies

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      5. 7.5 Channels & Distribution

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      6. 7.6 Research & Development

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      7. 7.7 Competitive Strategies

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      8. 7.8 Manufacturing & Development

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      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.10.1 AEP Industries Incorporated

          $163.00

        2. 7.10.2 Alliance Plastics LLC

          $85.00

        3. 7.10.3 Applied Extrusion Technologies Incorporated

          $96.00

        4. 7.10.4 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $308.00

        5. 7.10.5 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $295.00

        6. 7.10.6 Bollore

          $123.00

        7. 7.10.7 Cenveo Incorporated

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        8. 7.10.8 Dow Chemical Company

          $118.00

        9. 7.10.9 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $94.00

        10. 7.10.10 Dwyer (RB) Company Incorporated

          $94.00

        11. 7.10.11 Exopack Holding Corporation

          $111.00

        12. 7.10.12 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $128.00

        13. 7.10.13 Fuji Seal International Incorporated

          $82.00

        14. 7.10.14 Hood Companies Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 7.10.15 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $134.00

        16. 7.10.16 Inteplast Group Limited

          $164.00

        17. 7.10.17 Intertape Polymer Group Incorporated

          $131.00

        18. 7.10.18 ITOCHU Corporation

          $152.00

        19. 7.10.19 Klöckner Pentaplast Group

          $82.00

        20. 7.10.20 LINPAC Group Limited

          $82.00

        21. 7.10.21 LyondellBasell Industries NV

          $127.00

        22. 7.10.22 MRI Flexible Packaging

          $82.00

        23. 7.10.23 Multi-Color Corporation

          $82.00

        24. 7.10.24 Paragon Films Incorporated

          $113.00

        25. 7.10.25 Poly-America LP

          $83.00

        26. 7.10.26 Printpack Incorporated

          $91.00

        27. 7.10.27 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $210.00

        28. 7.10.28 Sealed Air Corporation

          $182.00

        29. 7.10.29 Sigma Plastics Group

          $300.00

        30. 7.10.30 SKC Company Limited

          $82.00

        31. 7.10.31 SleeveCo

          $82.00

        32. 7.10.32 VIBAC Group SpA

          $82.00

        33. 7.10.33 Western Plastics Limited

          $99.00

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