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Flexible Lidstock Packaging - Markets, Technology and Participants - 2016 to 2020

Flexible Lidstock Packaging - Markets, Technology and Participants - 2016 to 2020

"Flexible Lidstock Packaging" is an in depth study of the North American flexible lidstock market. It is also a study of an overlooked packaging format. Applications are typically described by their primary package - case-ready meat in trays, soup in cans, medical devices in trays, and fruit in cups. But flexible lids close all of these packages, making the lidstock market a very large and important market. By 2020, the North American lidstock market will exceed US$1billion.

"Flexible Lidstock Packaging" evaluates current trends and drivers of flexible lids and lidstock. It also examines lid technology including materials & structures, application techniques, key technologies, and competitive options.

The extensive market analysis includes detailed projections of more than 80 end-use categories. The market section also examines the lidstock market from many other viewpoints including quantitative estimates of individual company lidstock purchases, segmentations by container type, material structures, heat-seal layer types, printed vs. unprinted, barrier vs. non-barrier, and many others.

What sets this study apart?

  • the detailed market segment analysis and the insights they provide
  • the accurate profiles of industry participants
  • the identification and illustration of emerging technologies
  • Allied Development’s 20+ years of research in this specific market
Who Should Buy This Study:
  • Converters
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Equipment and Machinery Suppliers
  • Brand Owners
  • Industry Analysts


Section I: Introduction
A. Key definitions
1. Lidstock
2. Lid
3. Innerseal
B. Study organization
C. Geographic regions
D. Methodology
E. Conventions
Section II: Executive Summary
A. Market drivers and trends
1. Macroeconomic drivers
2. Consumer drivers
3. Industry specific drivers
B. Market projections
1. End-use segmentations
2. Container type
3. Lidstock structures
4. Printed versus unprinted
5. Heat-seal layer type
6. Barrier versus non-barrier
7. Peelable versus weld seal
8. Microwaveable versus non-microwaveable
9. Finished product type
10. Lidstock purchases
Section III: Technology
A. Lidstock structures and materials
1. Aluminum foil
2. Paper
3. Non-wovens
4. Polymer films
5. Metallized polymer films
B. Sealant technology
1. Sealant materials
2. Heat-seal manufacturing method
C. Peelable lidstock technology
1. Seal layer requirements
2. Liquid coating peelable seals
3. Peelable extruded seals
D. Seal strength concepts
1. Ambient temperature
2. Seal layer thickness
3. Sealing process parameters
4. Container and lidstock material compatibility
E. Lidstock product types and features
1. Value-added features
2. Forming lid
3. Lidstock waste
4. Lidstock suppliers
F. Lidstock application equipment technology
1. Web placement using conduction sealing
2. Pick and place positioning using conduction sealing
3. Closure lining using induction sealing
4. Lidstock application equipment suppliers
G. Key technologies
1. High temperature processing and flexible lidstock
2. Modified atmosphere packaging
3. Sodium nitrite in flexible packaging
4. Shrink form/fill/seal
5. Laminated trays
H. Competitive lidstock materials
1. Pull-ring
2. Flexible vs. rigid lids on composite cans
3. Shrink bands
4. Shrink labels
5. Neckbands
6. Shrink overwrap
7. Tamper-evident caps
8. Paperboard sleeve
9. Metal lug cap
10. Tear tape
Section IV: Market Projections
A. Drivers and trends
1. Macroeconomic drivers
2. Consumer drivers
3. Industry specific drivers
B. Retail food lidstock packaging
1. Baby food
2. Breakfast food
3. Condiments and spreads
4. Dairy products
5. Dried Pasta
6. Fresh pasta
7. Frozen food
8. Meat – fresh
9. Meat and meals – processed
10. Prepared beverage
11. Processed fruit
12. Snack food
13. Soup
14. Other retail food
15. Lidstock retail food summary
C. Retail non-food lidstock packaging
1. Chemicals
2. Healthcare
3. Personal care
4. Pet food
5. Retail non-food lidstock summary
D. Non-retail food lidstock packaging
1. Non-retail breakfast food
2. Non-retail condiments, sauces, dressings
3. Non-retail dairy products
4. Non-retail meat
5. Non-retail prepared beverage
6. Other non-retail food
7. Non-retail food summary
E. Non-retail non-food lidstock projections
1. Industrial chemicals
2. Non-retail medical device
3. Non-retail non-food summary
F. End-use summary – all applications
G. Lidstock segmented by container type
1. Rigid trays
2. Flexible trays
3. Cups and bowls
4. Bottles
5. Blister packs
6. Composite cans
H. Lidstock segmented by structure
1. All-polymer structures
2. Aluminum foil-containing structures
3. Paper-only structures
4. Non-woven-only structures
5. Metallized film-containing structures
I. Lidstock segmented by printed versus unprinted
J. Lidstock segmented by manufacturing process
1. Extruded films
2. Fluid coating
3. Extrusion coating
4. Laminations
K. Lidstock segmented by barrier versus non-barrier
L. Lidstock segmented by seal type
M. Lidstock segmented by microwaveability
N. Lidstock segmented by finished form
1. Rollstock
2. Die-cut lids
3. Daisy-chain rollstock
O. Lidstock purchases
1. Retail food
2. Retail non-food
3. Non-retail foods (foodservice)
4. Non-retail non-foods
5. Summary
Section V: Producer Profiles
Section VI: Equipment Profiles
Section VII: Glossary

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