World Protective Packaging

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Protective packaging demand will benefit from accelerated global manufacturing output, as well as the increasing popularity of Internet shopping for relatively small items worldwide.

Worldwide demand to rise 6.3% yearly through 2016

World demand for protective packaging is forecast to increase 6.3 percent per year to $24.5 billion in 2016. Factors contributing to rising demand include an acceleration in global manufacturing output, increased consumer spending on packaged goods worldwide, and demographic trends such as increasing urban populations, as urban residents tend to consume more packaged goods than their rural counterparts. The increasing popularity of Internet shopping in both developed and developing regions will fuel demand for protective packaging for the shipping of relatively small items. These trends will further boost demand for costeffective packaging that protects goods from any damaging effects of shipping and handling throughout the supply chain.

Foamed plastics to remain largest product segment

Foamed plastics will continue to account for the largest share of world protective packaging demand. Growth in this segment will be aided by foamed plastics’ light weight and superior cushioning features, along with their versatility in conforming to virtually any shape to enhance protection. However, demand will be impacted by alternatives with more favorable environmental profiles, including bioplastic and nonplastic packaging products.

Air pillows, insulated shipping containers, among fastest growing

Demand for protective mailers will be fueled by the rise in online shopping, which will stimulate increased requirements for economical, lightweight, pre-constructed protective packaging for the shipping of a wide variety of relatively small objects. Insulated shipping containers will be one of the fastest growing protective packaging product types as a result of increasing cold chain requirements in the pharmaceutical and life science industries, as well as rising online sales of perishable foods. Pharmaceutical uses will be driven by rapidly expanding markets for biotech-nology drugs and vaccines, which are often temperature-sensitive. Demand for air pillows will see rapid growth as well, as they are gaining market share over loosefill due to their relatively low cost, versatility, and cleanliness during unpacking. Conversely, more moderate gains are anticipated for paperboard protectors, paper fill, and dunnage bags, due to intense competition and mature applications.

Developing regions to see fastest gains in demand

The world’s developing regions will exhibit the fastest advances in protective packaging demand. Population growth, greater urbanization, industrialization trends, and increases in international trade will support gains in these regions’ generally underdeveloped packaging sectors. In particular, the Asia/Pacific region will post the fastest growth and remain the largest market due to its important manufacturing sector (by far the biggest in the world). Overall, some of the highest growth rates are expected in India, China, and Indonesia, with Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, and South Africa also expected to exhibit healthy growth. China alone will account for 31 percent of global value gains in protective packaging demand through 2016.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $18 billion world protective packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (e.g., foamed plastics, paperboard protectors, protective mailers), material (e.g., paper and paperboard, foamed plastics, plastic film), function (e.g., cushioning, blocking and bracing, void-filling, wrapping, insulation), market (e.g., manufacturing, Internet and catalogs, retail), world region and for 24 major countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry participants, including Sealed Air, Pregis, and Sonoco Products.

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  1. World Protective Packaging

    $6,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $232.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $138.00

      1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,021.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $87.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $297.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $85.00

        2. 3.2.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

          $197.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

        $223.00

        1. 3.3.1 Population

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.3.2 Households

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (millions)

        3. 3.3.3 Urbanization Patterns

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2010 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends

        $98.00

        1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Manufacturing Outlook

        $141.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      7. 3.7 World Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook

        $128.00

        1. Table | WORLD INTERNET & CATALOG SALES BY REGION (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 World Packaging Industry Outlook

        $184.00

        1. Table | WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)

      9. 3.9 World Corrugated Box Industry Overview

        $118.00

        1. Table | WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND BY REGION (billion square meters)

      10. 3.10 World Plastic Industry Overview

        $114.00

        1. Table | WORLD PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      11. 3.11 Pricing Trends

        $142.00

      12. 3.12 Environmental Issues

        $210.00

      13. 3.13 Regulatory Considerations

        $202.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $1,665.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Demand by Region

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Product

        $547.00

        1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Foamed Plastics

          $112.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Paperboard Protectors

          $121.00

          1. Table | WORLD PAPERBOARD PROTECTOR DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.3 Protective Mailers

          $85.00

          1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE MAILER DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        5. 4.3.4 Other Protective Packaging

          $170.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Demand by Material

        $218.00

        1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (billion pounds)

        2. 4.4.1 Paper & Paperboard

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Foamed Plastics

          $82.00

        4. 4.4.3 Plastic Films & Other Plastics

          $82.00

      5. 4.5 Demand by Function

        $355.00

        1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million dollars)

        2. 4.5.1 Cushioning

          $82.00

        3. 4.5.2 Blocking & Bracing

          $82.00

        4. 4.5.3 Void-Filling

          $82.00

        5. 4.5.4 Wrapping

          $82.00

        6. 4.5.5 Insulation

          $82.00

      6. 4.6 Demand by Market

        $271.00

        1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 4.6.1 Manufacturing

          $93.00

          1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)

        3. 4.6.2 Internet & Catalogs

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD INTERNET & CATALOG MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)

        4. 4.6.3 Retail & Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD RETAIL & OTHER MARKETS FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)

      7. 4.7 World Production & Trade Overview

        $138.00

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $954.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 5.2 North America: Protective Packaging Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 United States

        $362.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Canada

        $214.00

        1. Table | CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)

      5. 5.5 Mexico

        $242.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,727.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $93.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Protective Packaging Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Belgium

        $158.00

        1. Table | BELGIUM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | BELGIUM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 France

        $188.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Germany

        $254.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Italy

        $191.00

        1. Table | ITALY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | ITALY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Netherlands

        $164.00

        1. Table | NETHERLANDS: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | NETHERLANDS: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Spain

        $158.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | SPAIN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      9. 6.9 United Kingdom

        $216.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      10. 6.10 Other Western Europe

        $234.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $1,993.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $95.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Protective Packaging Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Australia

        $203.00

        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)

      4. 7.4 China

        $279.00

        1. Table | CHINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | CHINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 India

        $207.00

        1. Table | INDIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | INDIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 Indonesia

        $192.00

        1. Table | INDONESIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | INDONESIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 7.7 Japan

        $209.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | JAPAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      8. 7.8 South Korea

        $172.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      9. 7.9 Taiwan

        $192.00

        1. Table | TAIWAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | TAIWAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)

      10. 7.10 Thailand

        $174.00

        1. Table | THAILAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | THAILAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      11. 7.11 Other Asia/Pacific

        $200.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $1,986.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America: General

        $615.00

        1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Protective Packaging Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 8.1.2 Argentina

          $141.00

          1. Table | ARGENTINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | ARGENTINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $168.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | BRAZIL: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $163.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe: General

        $680.00

        1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Protective Packaging Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 8.2.2 Poland

          $149.00

          1. Table | POLAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | POLAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 8.2.3 Russia

          $181.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 8.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

          $206.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast: General

        $690.00

        1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Protective Packaging Demand

          $83.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 8.3.2 South Africa

          $178.00

          1. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 8.3.3 Turkey

          $158.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | TURKEY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 8.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $179.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,138.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $117.00

        1. Table | WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $264.00

      3. 9.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $145.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Cooperative Agreements

        $137.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 9.5 Competitive Strategies

        $138.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing Strategies

        $82.00

      7. 9.7 Channels of Distribution

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Company Profiles

        $5,118.00

        1. 9.8.1 ACH Foam Technologies LLC

          $104.00

        2. 9.8.2 Automated Packaging Systems Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 9.8.3 BASF SE

          $95.00

        4. 9.8.4 Bayer AG

          $116.00

        5. 9.8.5 Boise Incorporated

          $144.00

        6. 9.8.6 Broadway Industrial Group Limited

          $82.00

        7. 9.8.7 Carpenter Company

          $110.00

        8. 9.8.8 Cascades Incorporated

          $117.00

        9. 9.8.9 DS Smith plc

          $189.00

        10. 9.8.10 Fagerdala World Foams AB

          $103.00

        11. 9.8.11 Foam Fabricators Incorporated

          $89.00

        12. 9.8.12 Form Mukavva Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sti

          $82.00

        13. 9.8.13 Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated

          $169.00

        14. 9.8.14 FROMM (Reinhard) Holding AG

          $99.00

        15. 9.8.15 Great Northern Corporation

          $108.00

        16. 9.8.16 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $107.00

        17. 9.8.17 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $181.00

        18. 9.8.18 Menasha Corporation

          $127.00

        19. 9.8.19 Mondi Group

          $190.00

        20. 9.8.20 Nefab AB

          $156.00

        21. 9.8.21 NOVA Chemicals Corporation

          $109.00

        22. 9.8.22 Packshield Industries

          $82.00

        23. 9.8.23 Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated

          $132.00

        24. 9.8.24 Polycell International Pty Limited

          $101.00

        25. 9.8.25 Pregis Corporation

          $336.00

        26. 9.8.26 Ranpak Corporation

          $90.00

        27. 9.8.27 Rengo Company Limited

          $152.00

        28. 9.8.28 Ring Companies

          $82.00

        29. 9.8.29 Rock-Tenn Company

          $250.00

        30. 9.8.30 Sansetsu UK Limited

          $82.00

        31. 9.8.31 Sealed Air Corporation

          $430.00

        32. 9.8.32 Shenzhen MYS Environmental Protection & Technology Company Limited

          $82.00

        33. 9.8.33 Sonoco Products Company

          $235.00

        34. 9.8.34 Specialized Packaging Group LP

          $220.00

        35. 9.8.35 Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

          $188.00

        36. 9.8.36 Svenska Cellulosa AB

          $82.00

        37. 9.8.37 3M Company

          $82.00

        38. 9.8.38 UFP Technologies Incorporated

          $126.00

        39. 9.8.39 Zotefoams plc

          $82.00

      9. 9.9 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $326.00

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