Stretch & Shrink Film in the US by Product, Market and Resin

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Widening Range of Applications to Fuel Stretch & Shrink Film Market

Stretch and Shrink Film

Gains will be driven by increased palletizing and shipping activity, as well as improvements in resin and machinery technology, which will expand stretch and shrink film’s range of use. Growth in consumer spending and retail activity will also support demand for stretch and shrink film in fast-growing product packaging applications, such as collation films and labels.

Key Findings in the Stretch & Shrink Film Study:

Strong Outlook for Pallet Wrap & Stretch Hoods Will Drive Gains

Pallet unitization films accounted for just over half of total demand for stretch and shrink films in 2016. Strong gains in this market will be driven by increased warehousing, storage, and shipping activity. As goods are transported longer distances, brand owners expect greater load integrity to keep product damage to a minimum. Advances in resin and application machinery have lowered material and operational costs, allowing more pallets to be wrapped and amplifying film’s competitive advantages over other load stabilizing methods.

Particularly rapid gains are expected for stretch hoods, as greater adoption of hooding machinery and performance advantages such as high throughput, clarity for barcode scanning, and greater load stability expand their applications.

Multilayer Films to Enhance Film Performance & Enable Lower Gauges

Multilayer stretch and shrink films will continue to make inroads in the market due to greater strength and customization capabilities. Multilayer films are also favored for their downgauging potential, as they require less material to achieve required mechanical specifications.

However, growth for multilayer film has been restrained in the US by ongoing patent disputes over films containing seven or more layers. In the meantime, five-layer lines will continue to replace single-layer and three-layer lines.

Shrink Labels Remain Among Fastest Growing Product Types

Shrink sleeve labels will continue to grow at a strong pace going forward due to trends in the packaging industry toward enhanced shelf appeal. Brand owners are seeking to differentiate their products with eye-catching graphics, promotional material, and unique shapes and sizes.

Shrink labels conform tightly to a variety of shapes, are amenable to a variety of printing techniques and inks, and are clear and scuff resistant.

Polyolefin-based shrink labels will offer new growth opportunities, as these are more easily recycled in the PET bottle recycling stream than PVC and PETG.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts (2021) by product (wrap, hoods, bags, labels), market (storage and distribution – pallet unitization and bundling; product packaging – food, paper and textile products, beverage, and consumer), and resin (LLDPE, LDPE, PVC). The study also evaluates company market share and offers competitive analysis on industry participants including Bemis, Berry Global, Inteplast, Intertape Polymer Group, Paragon Films, Sealed Air, and Sigma Plastics Group.

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  1. Stretch & Shrink Film in the US by Product, Market and Resin

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Stretch & Shrink Film 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 Stretch & Shrink Film Market

      2. 2.2 Market Overview

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        1. Table | Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      3. 2.3 Historical Trends

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        1. Table | Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2006 - 2016

        2. Figure 2-2 | Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2006 - 2016

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Stretch & Shrink Film Pricing, 2006 - 2021

      5. 2.5 Foreign Trade & International Activity

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      6. 2.6 Technological Developments

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        1. 2.6.1 Resin Developments

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        2. 2.6.2 Machinery Developments

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      7. 2.7 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

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        1. 2.7.1 Pallet Unitization Film

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        2. 2.7.2 Packaging Film

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        3. 2.7.3 Labels

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    3. 3 STRETCH FILM

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | US Stretch Film Key Trends

      2. 3.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Stretch Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      3. 3.3 Production Methods

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        1. Table | Stretch Film Demand by Production Method, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Cast & Blown Film: Relative Advantages & Disadvantages

      4. 3.4 Stretch Film Resins

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        1. Table | Stretch Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

      5. 3.5 Stretch Film Products

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        1. 3.5.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Stretch Film Demand by Product, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-2 | Stretch Film Demand by Product, 2016

        2. 3.5.2 Stretch Wrap

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          1. Table | Stretch Wrap Products: Drivers & Restraints

        3. 3.5.3 Stretch Hoods

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          1. Table | Stretch Hoods: Advantages Over Competitive Pallet Unitization Products

          2. Figure 3-3 | Pallet Unitization Products: Comparative Growth, 2016 - 2021

        4. 3.5.4 Stretch Sleeve Labels

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      6. 3.6 Stretch Film Markets

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        1. 3.6.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Stretch Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Stretch Film Uses, Drivers, &Restraints

        2. 3.6.2 Storage & Distribution

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          1. Table | Stretch Film Demand in Storage & Distribution by Use, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-4 | Stretch Film Demand in Storage & Distribution by Use, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Stretch Film Demand in Pallet Unitization by Type, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | Selected Pallet Unitization Suppliers & Products by Film Type

          5. Table | Selected Bundling & Other Storage & Distribution Suppliers & Products by Film Type

        3. 3.6.3 Product Packaging

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          1. Table | Stretch Film Demand in Product Packaging by Segment, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-5 | Stretch Film Demand in Product Packaging by Segment, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Stretch Film Demand in Food Packaging, 2006 - 2021

      7. 3.7 Stretch Film Market Leaders

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        1. Figure 3-6 | US Stretch Film Market Share, 2016

        2. Table | Selected Stretch Film Products by Market Leader

    4. 4 SHRINK FILM

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | US Shrink Film Key Trends

      2. 4.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Shrink Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

      3. 4.3 Shrink Film Resins

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        1. Table | Shrink Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Shrink Film Resin Applications & Characteristics

      4. 4.4 Shrink Film Products

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        1. 4.4.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Shrink Film Demand by Product, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-2 | Shrink Film Demand by Product, 2016

        2. 4.4.2 Shrink Wrap

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          1. Table | Shrink Wrap Products: Drivers & Restraints

        3. 4.4.3 Shrink Labels

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          1. Table | Shrink Label Resins: Advantages & Disadvantages

        4. 4.4.4 Shrink Bags

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          1. Figure 4-3 | Shrink Bag Demand Growth, 2006 - 2021

        5. 4.4.5 Shrink Hoods & Other

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          1. Figure 4-4 | Shrink & Stretch Share of Hood Market, 2006 - 2021

      5. 4.5 Shrink Film Markets

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        1. 4.5.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Shrink Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

        2. 4.5.2 Product Packaging

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          1. Table | Shrink Film Demand in Product Packaging by Use, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-5 | Shrink Film Demand in Product Packaging by Use, 2016

          3. Table | Shrink Film Demand in Food Packaging, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | Selected Paper & Textile Product Applications for Shrink Film

          5. Table | Selected Consumer & Other Applications for Shrink Film

        3. 4.5.3 Storage & Distribution

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          1. Table | Shrink Film Demand in Storage & Distribution by Use, 2006 - 2021

      6. 4.6 Shrink Film Market Leaders

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        1. Figure 4-6 | US Shrink Film Market Share, 2016

        2. Table | Selected Shrink Film Products by Market Leader

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Stretch & Shrink Film Markets

      2. 5.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

      3. 5.3 Storage & Distribution

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        1. 5.3.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Storage & Distribution Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

        2. 5.3.2 Pallet Unitization

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          1. Table | Pallet Unitization Market for Stretch & Shrink Film by Type, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-2 | Pallet Unitization Market for Stretch & Shrink Film by Product, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.3.3 Bundling & Other Storage & Distribution

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          1. Table | Bundling & Other Markets for Stretch & Shrink Film by Type, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.3.4 Market Segmentation

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          1. Table | Storage & Distribution Market for Stretch & Shrink Film by Segment, 2006 - 2021

      4. 5.4 Product Packaging

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        1. 5.4.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Product Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-3 | Product Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

        2. 5.4.2 Food Packaging

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          1. Table | Food Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-4 | Food Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.4.3 Food Packaging Market Segments

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          1. Table | Food Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film by Segment, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Selected Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Applications for Stretch & Shrink Film

          4. Table | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Market for Stretch & Shrink Film by Grade, 2006 - 2021

          5. Table | Dairy Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          6. Table | Selected Dairy Packaging Applications for Stretch & Shrink Films

          7. Table | Produce Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          8. Table | Selected Produce Packaging Applications for Stretch & Shrink Films

          9. Table | Other Food Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

        4. 5.4.4 Beverage Packaging

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          1. Table | Beverage Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-5 | Beverage Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

        5. 5.4.5 Paper & Textile Packaging

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          1. Table | Paper & Textile Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-6 | Paper & Textile Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Paper & Textile Market for Stretch & Shrink Film by Segment, 2006 - 2021

        6. 5.4.6 Consumer Packaging

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          1. Table | Consumer Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 5-7 | Consumer Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Consumer Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film by Segment, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | Selected Consumer Applications for Stretch & Shrink Films

        7. 5.4.7 Other Product Packaging

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          1. Table | Other Product Packaging Market for Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

    6. 6 RESINS

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Trends in Stretch & Shrink Film Resins

      2. 6.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Resin, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 6-2 | Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Resin & Type, 2016

      3. 6.3 LLDPE

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        1. Table | LLDPE Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | LLDPE Stretch & Shrink Films: Advantages & Disadvantages

      4. 6.4 LDPE

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        1. Table | LDPE Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | LDPE Stretch & Shrink Films: Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 6.5 PVC

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        1. Table | PVC Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | PVC Stretch & Shrink Films: Advantages & Disadvantages

      6. 6.6 Other Resins

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        1. Table | Other Resins Demand in Stretch & Shrink Film, 2006 - 2021

        2. Table | Other Stretch & Shrink Film Resin Applications: Drivers & Restraints

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Stretch & Shrink Film Sales by Company, 2016

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 7-1 | US Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share, 2016

        2. Figure 7-2 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 7-3 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 7-4 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 7-5 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 7-6 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. Figure 7-7 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share: Sixth Leading Supplier

        8. Figure 7-8 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share: Seventh Leading Supplier

        9. Table | Additional Market Leaders in the US Stretch & Shrink Film Market

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | Competitive Strategies in the US Stretch & Shrink Film Industry

        2. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

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        1. 7.5.1 Marketing Considerations

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        2. 7.5.2 Direct Sales

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        3. 7.5.3 Independent Distributors & Brokers

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      6. 7.6 Research & Development

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      7. 7.7 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: Stretch & Shrink Film Markets

        2. Table | Industry Codes Related to Stretch & Shrink Film

      2. 8.2 Methodology

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      3. 8.3 Sources

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      4. 8.4 Associations & Agencies

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      5. 8.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      6. 8.6 Definitions

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      7. 8.7 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      8. 8.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 8.8.1 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. 8.8.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2006 - 2021

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

        3. 8.8.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2006 - 2021

        4. 8.8.4 Manufacturers' Shipments

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        5. 8.8.5 Food & Beverage Industry Overview

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          1. Table | Food & Beverage Shipments, 2006 - 2021

        6. 8.8.6 Packaging Industry Overview

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

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