World Pouches

As Quoted In Flexible Packaging

Growth will be driven by consumer and producer preferences for stand-up pouches over more traditional rigid packaging, and by the adoption of pouches with higher value features in developed markets.

World demand to rise 6.2% annually through 2018

Global demand for pouches is projected to rise 6.2 percent annually to $37.3 billion in 2018. Growth will be driven by consumer and producer preferences for stand-up pouches over more traditional rigid packaging. The adoption of pouches with higher value features in developed markets -- such as the US, Canada, Western Europe, and Japan -- will support gains in dollar terms. Faster growth is expected in China and other developing nations, where rising personal incomes coupled with expanding production of packaged goods will promote higher demand for pouches.

Stand-up pouches to be fastest growing product

Stand-up pouches will show the best growth prospects through 2018, although flat pouches will continue to account for the majority of the market. Stand-up pouches offer a number of benefits. Consumers are drawn to the aesthetic appeal and convenience of pouches with value added features such as spouts, zippers, or handles. The lighter weight, reduced material use, and lower shipping cost of stand-up pouches relative to rigid packaging also benefit producers of packaged goods. The increasing use of stand-up pouch packaging machinery for captive production will also support greater use of these products. Among flat pouches, four-side-seal pouches are expected to post the fastest gains, particularly in developing areas. Four-side-seal pouches have the advantage of being less expensive than pillow or stand-up pouches and are generally used under a broader range of conditions than three-side-seal pouches.

Asia/Pacific region to show fastest market gains

The Asia/Pacific region is expected to show the largest gains in pouch demand through 2018. Rapid increases in the output of packaged food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods, coupled with a greater emphasis on convenient, eye-catching packaging, will support strong gains in pouch demand. The more affluent countries in the region -- such as Japan and South Korea -- were relatively early users of pouches over bags and rigid packaging; however, the strongest growth is expected in developing nations such as China, Thailand, and India. Gains in other industrializing regions -- Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and the Africa/Mideast region -- will be faster than those expected in North America and Western Europe. Advances will be aided by a lower installed base of rigid packaging equipment in developing regions, as the presence of such equipment in developed countries increases competition for pouches and can hinder investment in pouch packaging machinery.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, World Pouches, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008, 2013) and forecasts (2018, 2023) by pouch type (pillow/back seal, four-side-seal, three-side-seal, stand-up), market (e.g., food, beverages, medical and pharmaceuticals, consumer products, industrial products), world region, and for 16 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including Bemis, Amcor and Sealed Air.

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  1. World Pouches

    $6,200.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $222.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $154.00

      1. Table | WORLD POUCH DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,032.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $255.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $82.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $169.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

        $251.00

        1. 3.3.1 World Population Outlook

          $104.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 3.3.2 World Urban Population Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION

        3. 3.3.3 World Households Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends

        $265.00

        1. 3.4.1 World Personal Income

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

        2. 3.4.2 World Personal Consumption Expenditures

          $168.00

          1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Outlook

        $144.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      6. 3.6 World Food & Beverage Industry Outlook

        $175.00

        1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      7. 3.7 World Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

        $133.00

        1. Table | WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY REGION

      8. 3.8 World Packaging Industry Outlook

        $185.00

        1. Table | WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION

      9. 3.9 Competitive Packaging Forms & Materials

        $85.00

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

        $120.00

        1. Table | PRICING TRENDS

      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $299.00

      12. 3.12 World Trade Overview

        $82.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $2,613.00

      1. 4.1 Demand by Region

        $104.00

        1. Table | WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART III-1 WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

      2. 4.2 Demand by Type

        $859.00

        1. Table | WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-2 WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 4.2.1 Flat Pouches

          $477.00

          1. Table | WORLD FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE

        4. 4.2.2 Stand-Up Pouches

          $265.00

          1. Table | WORLD STAND-UP POUCH DEMAND BY REGION

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

        $1,650.00

        1. Table | WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-3 WORLD POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 4.3.1 Food Pouches

          $949.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOOD POUCH DEMAND BY REGION

        4. 4.3.2 Beverage Pouches

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD BEVERAGE POUCH DEMAND BY REGION

        5. 4.3.3 Medical & Pharmaceutical Pouches

          $203.00

          1. Table | WORLD MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL POUCH DEMAND BY REGION

        6. 4.3.4 Other Markets

          $324.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR POUCHES BY REGION & MARKET

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $998.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Pouch Demand by Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 5.3 North America: Pouch Demand by Type

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      4. 5.4 United States

        $298.00

        1. 5.4.1 United States: General

          $82.00

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 5.4.3 United States: Pouch Demand by Type

          $158.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $232.00

        1. 5.5.1 Canada: General

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 5.5.3 Canada: Pouch Demand by Type

          $96.00

          1. Table | CANADA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $256.00

        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: General

          $82.00

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Pouch Demand by Market

          $84.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 5.6.3 Mexico: Pouch Demand by Type

          $93.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,571.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $88.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Type

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      4. 6.4 France

        $192.00

        1. 6.4.1 France: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.4.2 France: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 6.4.3 France: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      5. 6.5 Germany

        $213.00

        1. 6.5.1 Germany: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.5.2 Germany: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 6.5.3 Germany: Pouch Demand by Type

          $99.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      6. 6.6 Italy

        $205.00

        1. 6.6.1 Italy: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.6.2 Italy: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 6.6.3 Italy: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      7. 6.7 Spain

        $202.00

        1. 6.7.1 Spain: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.7.2 Spain: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 6.7.3 Spain: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

        $200.00

        1. 6.8.1 United Kingdom: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.8.2 United Kingdom: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 6.8.3 United Kingdom: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $328.00

        1. 6.9.1 Other Western Europe: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.9.2 Other Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 6.9.3 Other Western Europe: Pouch Demand by Country & Type

          $196.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $1,836.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Type

        $129.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      4. 7.4 China

        $277.00

        1. 7.4.1 China: General

          $90.00

        2. 7.4.2 China: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHINA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 7.4.3 China: Pouch Demand by Type

          $114.00

          1. Table | CHINA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      5. 7.5 India

        $261.00

        1. 7.5.1 India: General

          $84.00

        2. 7.5.2 India: Pouch Demand by Market

          $91.00

          1. Table | INDIA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 7.5.3 India: Pouch Demand by Type

          $85.00

          1. Table | INDIA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      6. 7.6 Japan

        $221.00

        1. 7.6.1 Japan: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.6.2 Japan: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 7.6.3 Japan: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      7. 7.7 South Korea

        $211.00

        1. 7.7.1 South Korea: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.7.2 South Korea: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 7.7.3 South Korea: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      8. 7.8 Taiwan

        $208.00

        1. 7.8.1 Taiwan: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.8.2 Taiwan: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 7.8.3 Taiwan: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

        $374.00

        1. 7.9.1 Other Asia/Pacific: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.9.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 7.9.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Pouch Demand by Country & Type

          $235.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,007.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $720.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: General

          $82.00

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        4. 8.1.4 Brazil

          $221.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | BRAZIL: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $294.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: POUCH DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $628.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: General

          $82.00

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        4. 8.2.4 Russia

          $209.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | RUSSIA: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        5. 8.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $221.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $658.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

          $82.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Pouch Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Pouch Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

          $192.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | TURKEY: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

        5. 8.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

          $236.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,947.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $148.00

        1. Table | WORLD MERCHANT POUCH SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 9.2 Merchant vs. Captive

        $130.00

        1. Table | WORLD CAPTIVE & MERCHANT POUCH DEMAND

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $370.00

        1. CHART VIII-1 WORLD MERCHANT POUCH MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 9.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $204.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 9.5 Competitive Strategies

        $159.00

      6. 9.6 Manufacturing

        $85.00

      7. 9.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $164.00

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $199.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $4,452.00

        1. 9.9.1 Amcor Limited

          $402.00

        2. 9.9.2 American Packaging Corporation

          $113.00

        3. 9.9.3 Ampac Packaging LLC

          $201.00

        4. 9.9.4 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $323.00

        5. 9.9.5 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $183.00

        6. 9.9.6 Bischof + Klein GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 CDF Corporation

          $82.00

        8. 9.9.8 Clondalkin Group Holdings BV

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 Coating Excellence International LLC

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH

          $240.00

        11. 9.9.11 Coveris Holdings SA

          $297.00

        12. 9.9.12 Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation

          $88.00

        13. 9.9.13 Gualapack Group

          $112.00

        14. 9.9.14 Hood Companies

          $82.00

        15. 9.9.15 Hosokawa Yoko Company Limited

          $92.00

        16. 9.9.16 InterFlex Group Incorporated

          $139.00

        17. 9.9.17 LD Packaging Company Limited

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Mondi Group

          $237.00

        19. 9.9.19 Nampak Limited

          $82.00

        20. 9.9.20 Packaging Coordinators Incorporated

          $89.00

        21. 9.9.21 Printpack Incorporated

          $172.00

        22. 9.9.22 Prolamina Corporation

          $83.00

        23. 9.9.23 Scholle Corporation

          $125.00

        24. 9.9.24 Schur Flexibles Holding GesmbH

          $111.00

        25. 9.9.25 Sealed Air Corporation

          $137.00

        26. 9.9.26 Sigma Plastics Group

          $138.00

        27. 9.9.27 Sonoco Products Company

          $140.00

        28. 9.9.28 St. Johns Packaging Limited

          $82.00

        29. 9.9.29 Toppan Printing Company Limited

          $90.00

        30. 9.9.30 Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Limited

          $82.00

        31. 9.9.31 UDG Healthcare plc

          $89.00

        32. 9.9.32 Wihuri Oy

          $233.00

      10. 9.10 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $82.00

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