Stretch & Shrink Film

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Growth will be driven by increasing sales of retail items, increasing efficiencies in film manufacturing and layering, and the rising use of stretch and shrink hoods and beverage and pallet unitization wraps.

US demand to rise 3.5% annually through 2019

Demand for stretch and shrink film in the US is expected to grow 3.5 percent annually to $3.1 billion in 2019, driven by increasing sales of retail items, as well as increasing efficiencies in film manufacturing and layering. Rising use of stretch and shrink hoods and beverage and pallet unitization wraps and the increasing suitability of stretch and shrink films for a greater variety of applications will also boost demand.

Growth in shrink film to outpace stretch film

Stretch film sales growth will track the industry average through 2019, comprising over three-fifths of all stretch and shrink film demand. Overall, stretch films, which are used primarily in pallet unitization, will see growth stem from increased manufacturing activity and spending on consumer goods, as well as from improvements in machinery and advances in resin strength. The fastest growth is expected for stretch hoods in the storage and distribution market because of their efficiency in pallet wrapping applications.

Shrink film demand will slightly outpace that of stretch film through 2019. Overall growth will be stimulated by improvements in strength and increasing customizability of shrink packaging as the retail sector recovers from the weak performance of the past decade. Heat shrink sleeves are increasingly used for packaging beverages and as bottle labels. Shrink film will maintain its share of the market in applications where clarity and other visual qualities are the overriding priority, but will face much stiffer competition from stretch film in areas where high strength and containment properties are needed. Shrink pallet wraps will also post solid advances because of their suitability for use on irregularly shaped loads.

LLDPE to offer best growth opportunities

LLDPE is the leading resin used in stretch and shrink film, and will exceed the industry average rate of growth through 2019 due to its continued cost effectiveness and high strength in greatly varying conditions, making it ideal for stretch film. Demand for LDPE is expected to significantly trail the growth rate of its dominant cousin, LLDPE. Although LDPE will capture a significant portion of shrink film demand due to its amenability to heat shrinking and high clarity, it will lose ground to LLDPE in stretch film. PVC will see below average growth through 2019. While PVC’s oxygen permeability will help it maintain its position in the meat, poultry, and seafood segment, concerns over the film’s potential health hazards, tendency to yellow when exposed to light, and brittleness will limit growth opportunities. Other stretch and shrink film resins will see above average gains.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Stretch & Shrink Film, is available for $5100. The study analyzes the $2.6 billion US stretch and shrink film industry, presenting historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by type (e.g., stretch wraps, stretch hoods, stretch labels and sleeves, shrink wrap, shrink bags, shrink labels, shrink hoods), market (product packaging, storage and distribution), and resin (e.g., LLDP, LDP, PVC). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 37 industry players, including AEP Industries, Berry Plastics, and Sigma Plastics.

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  1. Stretch & Shrink Film

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $149.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $189.00

      1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,313.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $321.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $279.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $179.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $357.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Food & Beverage Industry Overview

        $249.00

        1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Packaging Industry Overview

        $190.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      8. 3.8 Plastic Film Industry Overview

        $138.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY RESIN

      9. 3.9 Technological Developments

        $190.00

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

        $109.00

        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM PRICING

      11. 3.11 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

        $145.00

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade & International Activity

        $112.00

    4. 4 TYPES

      $3,245.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $85.00

        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 4.2 Stretch Film

        $1,770.00

        1. 4.2.1 Production Methods

          $135.00

          1. Table | STRETCH FILM BY PRODUCTION METHOD

        2. 4.2.2 Resins

          $236.00

          1. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY RESIN

          2. CHART III-1 STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY RESIN, 2014

        3. 4.2.3 Products

          $489.00

          1. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT

          2. CHART III-2 STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        4. 4.2.4 Markets

          $653.00

          1. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND IN STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION

          3. Table | STRETCH FILM DEMAND IN PRODUCT PACKAGING

          4. CHART III-3 STRETCH FILM DEMAND IN PRODUCT PACKAGING, 2014

        5. 4.2.5 Producers

          $191.00

      3. 4.3 Shrink Film

        $1,389.00

        1. 4.3.1 Resins

          $330.00

          1. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN

          2. CHART III-4 SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN, 2014

        2. 4.3.2 Products

          $464.00

          1. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT

          2. CHART III-5 SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 4.3.3 Markets

          $296.00

          1. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN PRODUCT PACKAGING

          3. CHART III-6 SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN PRODUCT PACKAGING, 2014

          4. Table | SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION

        4. 4.3.4 Producers

          $196.00

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $1,884.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 5.2 Product Packaging

        $82.00

        1. Table | PRODUCT PACKAGING MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM

        2. CHART IV-1 PRODUCT PACKAGING MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM, 2014

      3. 5.3 Food Packaging

        $1,140.00

        1. Table | FOOD MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE

        2. CHART IV-2 FOOD PACKAGING MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM, 2014

        3. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, &SEAFOOD MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

        4. Table | DAIRY MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

        5. Table | FRESH PRODUCE MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

        6. Table | OTHER FOOD MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

        7. 5.3.1 Beverages

          $92.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

        8. 5.3.2 Paper & Textile Products

          $127.00

          1. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE

        9. 5.3.3 Consumer Products

          $201.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER PRODUCT MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE

        10. 5.3.4 Other Product Packaging

          $118.00

          1. Table | OTHER PRODUCT PACKAGING MARKETS FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE & USE

      4. 5.4 Storage & Distribution

        $628.00

        1. Table | STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

        2. 5.4.1 Pallet Unitization

          $254.00

        3. 5.4.2 Other Storage & Distribution

          $83.00

        4. 5.4.3 Market Segments

          $242.00

          1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND IN STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION BY MARKET

          2. CHART IV-3 STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION MARKET FOR STRETCH & SHRINK FILM, 2014

    6. 6 RESINS

      $701.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $123.00

        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN

        2. CHART V-1 STRETCH & SHRINK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN, 2014

      2. 6.2 Linear Low Density Polyethylene

        $114.00

        1. Table | LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

      3. 6.3 Low Density Polyethylene

        $82.00

        1. Table | LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

      4. 6.4 Polyvinyl Chloride

        $153.00

        1. Table | PVC DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY TYPE

      5. 6.5 Other Resins

        $232.00

        1. Table | OTHER RESIN DEMAND IN STRETCH & SHRINK FILM BY RESIN & TYPE

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $100.00

        1. Table | STRETCH & SHRINK FILM SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $217.00

        1. CHART VI-1 STRETCH & SHRINK FILM MARKET SHARE, 2014

      3. 7.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $128.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Marketing Strategies

        $111.00

      5. 7.5 Channels of Distribution

        $90.00

      6. 7.6 Research & Development

        $89.00

      7. 7.7 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      8. 7.8 Competitive Strategies

        $130.00

      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

        $4,859.00

        1. 7.9.1 AEP Industries Incorporated

          $232.00

        2. 7.9.2 Anchor Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 7.9.3 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $164.00

        4. 7.9.4 Berry Plastics Group Incorporated

          $170.00

        5. 7.9.5 Bolloré Group

          $106.00

        6. 7.9.6 Cenveo Incorporated

          $142.00

        7. 7.9.7 Charter NEX Films Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 7.9.8 Clysar LLC

          $120.00

        9. 7.9.9 Coveris Holdings SA

          $98.00

        10. 7.9.10 C-P Flexible Packaging

          $115.00

        11. 7.9.11 Dow Chemical Company

          $154.00

        12. 7.9.12 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $127.00

        13. 7.9.13 Dwyer (RB) Company Incorporated

          $128.00

        14. 7.9.14 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $90.00

        15. 7.9.15 Fuji Seal International Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 7.9.16 Hood Companies

          $88.00

        17. 7.9.17 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 7.9.18 Inteplast Group Limited

          $178.00

        19. 7.9.19 Intertape Polymer Group Incorporated

          $129.00

        20. 7.9.20 ITOCHU Corporation

          $152.00

        21. 7.9.21 Jindal Poly Films Limited

          $172.00

        22. 7.9.22 Klöckner Pentaplast Group

          $99.00

        23. 7.9.23 Norflex Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 7.9.24 Novolex

          $132.00

        25. 7.9.25 Paragon Films Incorporated

          $112.00

        26. 7.9.26 Poly-America LP

          $82.00

        27. 7.9.27 Printpack Incorporated

          $98.00

        28. 7.9.28 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $246.00

        29. 7.9.29 RKW SE

          $109.00

        30. 7.9.30 Sealed Air Corporation

          $238.00

        31. 7.9.31 Sigma Plastics Group

          $354.00

        32. 7.9.32 Signode Industrial Group LLC

          $124.00

        33. 7.9.33 SKC Company Limited

          $82.00

        34. 7.9.34 SleeveCo Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 7.9.35 Source One Packaging LLC

          $120.00

        36. 7.9.36 Taghleef Industries LLC

          $116.00

        37. 7.9.37 Western Plastics Limited

          $107.00

      10. 7.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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