The Plastic Film, Sheet and Bag Manufacturing industry has been facing weakening domestic demand conditions over the past five years, as environmental concerns and foreign competition have pressured industry operators. Profitability has been relatively constrained over the period, in part due to fluctuations in input costs. Looking forward, the industry will continue to face challenges as US companies are projected to supply the vast majority of imports for plastic bags, films and sheets. Environmental opposition will also continue to hurt demand.
This industry converts plastic resins into various films, sheets and bags. Industry products are used by manufacturers for packing and storing products, by retailers for transporting merchandise, and by consumers for household purposes. Industry operators also form, coat or laminate plastic film and sheets into single-wall or multiwall plastic bags.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.