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Article Title: Demand for speciality film increasing
Publication: CEE Packaging, 2/11/2009
Freedonia Study: Specialty Films (2452)

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Demand for specialty films is forecast to advance 4.7 percent per year to $7.6 billion in 2012. Gains will be driven by the increasing need for high-performance plastic films which offer such benefits as barrier properties, mechanical strength and chemical resistance in packaging and construction applications. The penetration of specialty films into new, high-growth market areas such as photovoltaic modules and biodegradable bags will also bolster advances in demand. Packaging will remain the dominant outlet for specialty films through 2012, accounting for 53 percent of demand.
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