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Synthetic Paper: Technologies and Global Markets

Synthetic Paper: Technologies and Global Markets

Report Scope:

A few caveats are in order before explaining the scope of the report -

Likely readers of this report would include synthetic paper producers along with companies that produce printable plastic films, many of which are called converters. Other interested parties could be companies that make flexible plastic packaging films and film extruders. Tag and label producers, including those who provide pressure-sensitive products and in-mold labels, should also be interested in this report as well.

The term synthetic paper has not been universally defined because it is basically an opaque plastic film that is both printable and writeable. Most synthetic papers are either biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE), although there are sizable amounts made from polyesters and fewer from polystyrene and PVC.

It is essential to understand, regarding market estimates and forecasts in this report, that food/beverage packaging labels have been excluded for several reasons. First, their large volume of plastic films (hundreds of millions of pounds) would distort the basic synthetic paper market. This market, according to industry estimates, is in the range of billions of dollars. Secondly, most of those in the industry feel that this market segment lies outside the general definition of synthetic paper.

The report covers the following synthetic paper materials -
- Polypropylene.
- High-density polyethylene (HDPE).
- Polyester.
- Polystyrene.
- Others (predominantly Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)).

The scope of this study is global. The global market is broken down by material. Individual material type is broken down, further, by application (labels/tags and non-labels) and by geographic region: the Americas, Europe/Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC).

This report is organized in the following manner -
- Chapter 2: Executive Summary presents a high-level view of the synthetic paper shipment market in terms of end use.
- Chapter 3: Synthetic Paper: Evolution and Technologies presents a comprehensive view of the history of synthetic paper development. It explains the benefits and challenges associated with the synthetic paper industry. It also covers the manufacturing methods and material characteristics of synthetic paper variants. The chapter explains the salience of various parameters associated with synthetic paper evaluation.
- Chapter 4: Applications of Synthetic Paper takes a closer look at various applications in a qualitative and quantitative manner.
- Chapter 5: Regional and Material Markets dives into quantitative analysis. The chapter covers dynamics associated with individual geographic regions and applications in the context of materials markets.
- Chapter 6: Patent Analysis analyzes U.S. patents granted in areas that are relevant to synthetic paper.
- Chapter 7: Company Profiles provides an overview of the synthetic paper industry. The chapter also describes leading companies in the synthetic paper domain.

Report Includes:

- 36 data tables and 16 additional tables
- An overview of the global markets and technologies for synthetic paper
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2018, estimates for 2019, and projections of CAGRs through 2024
- Coverage of cavitated and clay-coated films and multilayer lamination and coextrusion
- In-depth analysis of various printing processes, including lithographic printing, gravure printing, flexographic printing, letterpress printing and digital printing
- Overview of synthetic paper additives, such as clays, titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate, talc and silicas
- Detailed profiles of key competitors of the market, including Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Hop Industries Corp., Nan Ya Plastics Corp., Taghleef Industries (TI), Transcendia and Valeron Strength Films


Chapter 1 Introductions
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Executive Summarys
Pricing Considerations
Chapter 3 Synthetic Paper: Evolution and Technologiess
History and Introduction
Technology Overview
Properties of Synthetic Paper
Printing on Synthetic Paper
Benefits of Synthetic Paper
Challenges Confronting Synthetic Paper
History and Background of Synthetic Paper
Major Contributors to the Synthetic Paper Evolution
Manufacturing Methods
Internal Manufacturing
Surface Coating
Surface Treatment
Film Laminate
Material Overview
Film/Sheet Material
Microporous Polymers
Microporous Films
Market Overview
Resins and Synthetic Paper
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polyester
Polystyrene
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Flexible Plastic Film Fabrication Technology
Film Extrusion
Other Primary Film Processing Methods
Film Casting
Blown Films
Calendering
The Process of Film Conversion
Polymer and Film Orientation
Commercial Aspects
Biaxial Orientation: the Tenter Frame
Tabular Orientation Process
Corona Treatment
Cavitated and Clay Coated Films
Multilayer Lamination and Coextrusion
Lamination
Coextrusion
Optical Properties of Papers/Films
Testing of Paper and Paperboard: Optical Properties
Basic Technology
Contribution of Fillers
Film Thickness Units
Synthetic Paper Additives
Clays
Titanium Dioxide
Calcium Carbonate
Talc
Silicas
Other
Printing Process and Printing Inks
Performance Requirements
Ink Selection
Drying of Printing Inks
Specific Printing Processes
Lithographic Printing
Gravure Printing
Flexographic Printing
Letterpress Printing
Digital Printing
Printing on Plastics
Specifics
Comparison with Printing on Paper
Multiple Industrial Print Technologies Helpful in Printing on Plastics
Problem of Low Surface Energy of Plastic Substrates
Latest Approaches in Synthetic Paper Printing
Inks
Drying Issues
Static Control
Other Problems and Solutions
Whiteness, Opacity and Printability
Formulation Techniques
Common Formats
Role of Converters
Concept of Waterproof Paper
Soft Polyesters
Rigid Polyesters
Woven Fabric Paper
Satin Acetate Fabric Face Stock
Other Types of Waterproof Paper
Test Methods for Synthetic Paper
Government Paper Specifications Standards
Chapter 4 Applications of Synthetic Papers
Market Overview
Defining the Synthetic Paper Market
Clarity and Opaqueness
Various Definitions of Synthetic Paper
Labels and Tags
Use
Labels
Tags
Film Producer Response
Label/Tag Environmental Considerations
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Flexible Packaging
Commodity Plastics
Non-Label Applications
Cards
Menus
Maps/Charts
Other Applications
Synthetic Paper Currencies
Graphic Arts
Chapter 5 Regional and Material Marketss
The Thickness Dilemma
Geographic Regions
Regional Overview
Material Dynamics
Market Penetration Considerations
Marketing Efforts Essential
Polypropylene
Application Overview
Market Analysis by End Use
Market Analysis by Geographic Region
HDPE
Application Overview
Market Analysis by End Use
Market Analysis by Geographic Region
Polyester
Application Overview
Market Analysis by End Use
Market Analysis by Geographic Region
Polystyrene
Application Overview
Market Analysis by End Use
Market Analysis by Geographic Region
Other Materials
Application Overview
Market Analysis by End Use
Market Analysis by Geographic Region
Chapter 6 Patent Analysiss
Introduction
Trends by Functional Category
Trends by Year
Trends by Country
Trends by Assignee
Chapter 7 Company Profiless
Synthetic Paper Market Scenario
Integrated Film Fabricators
Vertical Integration
Horizontal Integration
Nonintegrated Film Fabricators
Distributor Firms
Company Profiles
A. SCHULMAN
AGFA-GEVAERT N.V.
AMERICAN PROFOL INC.
ARJOBEX SAS
AVERY DENNISON
BESTRADE PRECISION
CONTRACT CONVERTING
COSMO FILMS
DOMTAR
DUPONT
ELASTIN INTERNATIONAL
EUROPAPIER
FLEXCON
FORMOSA POLYCHEM
FRESCO PRINTPACK
FUSION DIGITAL PAPER
GRANWELL PRODUCTS
GUANGZHOU ZHENGE ADHESIVE
HOP INDUSTRIES CORP.
JUNISH COMPOSITES
KAVERI METALLIZING AND COATING
MARK PRODUCTS LLC
MASTERPIECE GRAPHICS (MGX)
MDV PAPIER GMBH
MULTI-PLASTICS INC.
NAN YA PLASTICS CORP.
NEENAH INC.
NEKOOSA COATED PRODUCTS
NOVACELL HELLAS
NOW PLASTICS EUROPE
PLASTICS SUPPLIERS INC.
PLUSS POLYMERS/PLUSS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
PPG INDUSTRIES INC.
RELYCO SALES INC.
SEIKO EPSON CORP.
SHANPLAST ENTERPRISES
SUPRABHA
SYNTHOGRA
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES (TI)
TAIWAN LUNG MENG
TOYOBO
TRANSCENDIA
TREOFAN GROUP
VALERON
VERITIV
VITOPEL
YUPO CORP.
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market Volumes of Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 1 : Technologies Used to Manufacture Synthetic Paper
Table 2 : Global Market Volumes of Synthetic Paper, by Material, Through 2024
Table 3 : Global Market for Synthetic Paper, by Material, Through 2024
Table 4 : Applications: Synthetic Paper/Competitive Films
Table 5 : Refractive Indices of Major Synthetic Paper Fillers
Table 6 : Printing Ink Drying Mechanisms, by Type
Table 7 : Standard Tests Applicable to Synthetic Paper
Table 8 : Other General ASTM Paper Standards
Table 9 : Global Market for Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 10 : Synthetic Label and Tag Uses
Table 11 : Applications and Advantages of Synthetic Paper Tags and Labels
Table 12 : Synthetic Paper Attributes Sought by Label Producers
Table 13 : Global Market Volumes of Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 14 : Global Market for Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 15 : Global Market Volumes of Polypropylene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 16 : Global Market for Polypropylene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 17 : ASP of Polypropylene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, 2018-2024
Table 18 : Global Market Volumes of Polypropylene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 19 : Global Market for Polypropylene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 20 : ASP of Polypropylene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, 2018-2024
Table 21 : Global Market Volumes of HDPE-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 22 : Global Market for HDPE-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 23 : ASP of HDPE-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, 2018-2024
Table 24 : Global Market Volumes of HDPE-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 25 : Global Market for HDPE-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 26 : ASP of HDPE-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, 2018-2024
Table 27 : Polyester Film Applications
Table 28 : Global Market Volumes of Polyester-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 29 : Global Market for Polyester-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 30 : ASP of Polyester-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, 2018-2024
Table 31 : Global Market Volumes of Polyester-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 32 : Global Market for Polyester-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 33 : ASP of Polyester-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, 2018-2024
Table 34 : Global Market Volumes of Polystyrene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 35 : Global Market for Polystyrene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 36 : ASP of Polystyrene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, 2018-2024
Table 37 : Global Market Volumes of Polystyrene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 38 : Global Market for Polystyrene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 39 : ASP of Polystyrene-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, 2018-2024
Table 40 : Features and Applications of Rigid PVC Films
Table 41 : Global Market Volumes of Other Material-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 42 : Global Market for Other Material-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 43 : ASP of Other Material-Based Synthetic Paper, by Application, 2018-2024
Table 44 : Global Market Volumes of Other Material-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 45 : Global Market for Other Material-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, Through 2024
Table 46 : ASP of Other Material-Based Synthetic Paper, by Region, 2018-2024
Table 47 : U.S. Patents Related to Synthetic Paper, by Category, 1976-July 2019
Table 48 : U.S. Patents Related to Synthetic Paper, by Year of Allocation, 1976-July 2019
Table 49 : U.S. Patents Related to Synthetic Paper, by Country, 1976-July 2019
Table 50 : Assignees of U.S. Patents with Three or More Patents Related to Synthetic Paper, 1976-July 2019
Table 51 : Assignees of U.S. Patents on Synthetic Paper, 1976-July 2019
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market Volumes of Synthetic Paper, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 1 : Synthetic Paper Definitions

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