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Thermoformed Plastics: Global Markets

Thermoformed Plastics: Global Markets

The global market for thermoformed plastics reached nearly 8.0 billion pounds in 2015. The market is expected to reach 10.2 billion pounds by 2021 from nearly 8.3 billion pounds in 2016, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% from 2016 to 2021.

This report provides:
An overview of the global markets for thermoformed plastics.
Analyses of global market trends with data from 2015, estimates for 2016 and projections of CAGRs through 2021.
Information on several important thermoformed plastics applications, such as rigid food and healthcare packaging, automobiles, building products, appliances, and an array of consumer and industrial/commercial products.
Analysis of the thermoformed plastics businesses, which includes resin producers, plastic sheet producers, thermoformers and those in the major industries using these products.
A look at the impact of regulatory, environmental, and legislative issues on the market.
Evaluation of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
Profiles of top companies that produce the key plastic materials that are converted into thermoformed products.


SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The focus of the study is to quantify consumption of the major types of plastics used as thermoformed materials into each of its major applications. Thermoformed plastics are involved in several important applications such as rigid food and healthcare packaging, automotive, building products, appliances, and a wide array of consumer and industrial/commercial products. The overall quantitative coverage is global.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
STUDY GOALS
INTENDED AUDIENCE
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2015-2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW: PLASTIC SHEET
HISTORY
BACKGROUND
DEFINITIONS
OVERVIEW
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
SHEET EXTRUSION
OVERVIEW
THERMOFORMING PLASTIC SHEETS: THICK VS. THIN
MARKETS
TABLE 1 LEADING U.S. PLASTIC SHEET PRODUCERS, 2015 ($MM)
TABLE 2 LEADING EUROPEAN PLASTIC SHEET PRODUCERS
CHAPTER 4 THERMOFORMING
HISTORY
OVERVIEW
TYPES OF THERMOFORMING
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
BASIC STEPS OF THERMOFORMING
THERMOFORMING MACHINES
CHOOSING YOUR THERMOPLASTIC
THERMOFORMABLE AND HEAT-SHRINKABLE FILMS
TECHNOLOGY
OVERVIEW
MOLD DESIGN
MOLDING MATERIALS
Overview
Details
DETERMINING THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE FOR THERMOFORMING
CONTROLLING SHEET SAG
OTHER POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
THERMOFORMING PROCESSES
Overview
More Specific Technical Advantages
Thermoform/Fill/Seal (TFS) Packaging
Vacuum Forming
Pressure Forming
Additional Thin and Thick Gauge Thermoforming Technical Details
Twin-sheet Thermoforming
Introduction
Advantages of Twin-sheet Thermoforming
Roll Goods Manufacture
Other Production Variables
Issue of Scrap Removal
Other Factors
Use of Infrared Heaters
THERMOFORMING EQUIPMENT
In-line Equipment
Shuttle Thermoformers
Rotary Thermoformers
BROAD OVERVIEW OF THERMOFORMED PLASTICS APPLICATIONS
TABLE 3 SELECTED EXAMPLES OF PLASTIC THERMOFORMED PRODUCTS BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Zed Industries Develops Thermoforming in a Vacuum
Floe International Revives Giant Thermoforming Machine
Thermoforming Equipment Producers Highlight Advances At Recent
Exhibit
CHAPTER 5 THERMOFORMED POLYMERS
OVERVIEW
STYRENICS
POLYPROPYLENE
POLYETHYLENES
POLYESTERS
PVC
ABS
POLYACRYLATES
POLYCARBONATES
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF KEY THERMOFORMABLE POLYMERS
TABLE 4 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED
THERMOPLASTIC THERMOFORMABLE POLYMERS
FURTHER DETAILS ON RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING
OVERVIEW
TABLE 5 ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND INDUSTRY EXAMPLES OF THERMOPLASTIC RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING
POLYSTYRENE
BACKGROUND
GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE
HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE (HIPS)
Background
Properties
Applications
Several Specific Examples of Polystyrene Applications
Recent Styrenic Polymer Producer Changes
Global Market Players and Industry Leaders
Processing
TABLE 6 FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE
Injection Molding
Extrusion of Styrene Polymers
Overview
Coextrusion
Thermoforming of Styrene Polymers
Oriented Polystyrene Sheet (OPS)
Background
Properties
Technology
Advantages of OPS
Major Applications
Typical Polystyrene Rigid Food Packaging Applications
Thermoforming Processing
OPS Rigid Food Packaging Applications
Key Polystyrene Thermoformers
TABLE 7 KEY POLYSTYRENE THERMOFORMERS
Recent Polystyrene Developments
Styrolution to Close German Plant
A New Styrene Plant Is Being Built in South America
Thermoforming Styrolux Polystyrene Blends for Thermoforming
Thermoformed Containers Are Increasing Canadian Recycling
POLYPROPYLENE
BACKGROUND
OVERVIEW
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
TABLE 8 LEADING GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/PER YEAR)
PROPERTIES
Background
Polypropylene Property Advances
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE
POLYPROPYLENE FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS
EXAMPLES OF POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS' THERMOFORMED MATERIALS
Formosa Plastics
Borealis
Total Petrochemical
POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 9 LEADING POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS
NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Milliken's New Thermoformed Polypropylene
Thermoforming/Solid Phase Forming for Polypropylene
THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFINS (TPOS)
OVERVIEW
GENERAL APPLICATIONS
THERMOFORMING OF TPOS
EXAMPLES OF COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
TOUGH AND DURABLE THERMOFORMED TPOS
LYONDELLBASELL PRODUCTS
POLYETHYLENES
BACKGROUND
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
Overview
Background
HDPE Thermoformed Products
TABLE 10 EXAMPLES OF THERMOFORMED HDPE PRODUCTS
Producers
TABLE 11 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/YEAR)
Recycling Aspects
LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE)
Overview
Properties
Markets and Applications
Producers
TABLE 12 GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS AND LOCATIONS
POLYETHYLENE THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 13 LEADING POLYETHYLENE THERMOFORMERS
NEW THERMOFORMED HDPE DEVELOPMENTS
Dow Chemical Thermoformed Plastic Products
Custom Thermoforming HDPE Snowmobile Fuel Tank
Ditch-Lining Systems
Thermoformed HDPE Panels
Recycled HDPE Being Used for Thermoformed Packaging
Advances in Thermoforming HDPE Sheet
Precision Thermoformed HDPE Plenum Used in the Auto Industry
POLYESTERS
BACKGROUND
OVERVIEW
MAJOR APPLICATIONS
MODIFIED PET RESINS
Background
APET
CPET
Glycol-modified PET Copolyester (PETG)
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
TABLE 14 THE TEN LARGEST GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS (BILLION
POUNDS/YEAR)
ADVANTAGEOUS PROPERTIES OF THERMOFORMED PET
PET THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 15 KEY PET THERMOFORMERS
RECENT PET THERMOFORMING DEVELOPMENTS
Recycling of Thermoformed PET Receiving Grants
Several Groups Planning to Make Thermoformed PET Easier to Recycle
Hop Industries Corp. (HIC) Increasing its APET Thermoforming Product
Line
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)
OVERVIEW
FORMS OF PVC
A VERSATILE RESIN
PROCESSING
Background
Extrusion
Calendering
TABLE 16 RIGID PVC APPLICATIONS
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
TABLE 17 GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS (%)
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Positive
Negative
THERMOFORMED PVC APPLICATIONS
PVC THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 18 KEY PVC THERMOFORMERS
ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS)
OVERVIEW
BACKGROUND
PROPERTIES
PROCESSING
KEY GLOBAL ABS PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS
GENERAL GRADES
ABS SHEETS
APPLICATIONS
MORE SPECIFIC THERMOFORMED ABS APPLICATIONS
ABS THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 19 KEY ABS THERMOFORMERS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Thermoformed ABS Engine Cover for Automotive Aftermarket
Ineos to Combine ABS Unit with Styrolution in Americas
Enclosure Covers
POLYACRYLATES
BACKGROUND
MANUFACTURE OF ACRYLIC POLYMERS
PROPERTIES
Background
Properties of Acrylic Molded, Extruded and Thermoformed Products
ACRYLIC SHEET
Manufacturing Methods
Properties
Examples of Polyacrylate Sheet Products
TABLE 20 EXAMPLES OF POLYACRYLIC THERMOFORMED PRODUCTS
Thermoforming of Lucite XL Sheet
KEY TRADE NAMED POLYACRYLATES
THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATES
ACRYLIC THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 21 KEY POLYACRYLIC THERMOFORMERS
POLYCARBONATES
OVERVIEW
PROCESSING
PROPERTIES
PROPERTY ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
TYPES OF POLYCARBONATES AVAILABLE
POLYCARBONATE ALLOYS/BLENDS
IMPACT OF BISPHENOL A ON POLYCARBONATE USAGE
BRIEF REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS
POLYCARBONATE SHEET
SOME TECHNOLOGIES INVOLVED IN POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMING
The Thermoforming Process
Predrying
Forming Equipment
Heaters
THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE PRODUCTS
MAJOR POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS
TABLE 22 KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND TRADE
NAMED PRODUCTS
POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 23 KEY POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMERS
EXAMPLES OF RECENT THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE PRODUCTS
Defrosting Duct for Aerospace Industry
Polycarbonate Domes
Thermoforming Polycarbonate Access Doors for Electric Equipment
Industry
Thermoformed Polycarbonate Polarized Lenses
STYRENE COPOLYMERS
OVERVIEW
STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS
Overview
Processing
TABLE 24 SBC MAJOR PRODUCTS SEGMENTED BY POLYMER PROCESS
Producers
Thermoforming
Styrolux SBC/GPPS Blends
Chevron-Phillips K-Resin
Styrolution Changes Its Name
STYRENE ACRYLONITRILE (SAN)
ACRYLIC- STYRENE-ACRYLONITRILE (ASA)
BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
OVERVIEW
POLYLACTIC ACID
Background
Thermoformed Packaging
OTHER THERMOFORMED BIODEGRADABLE RESINS
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)
Processes
MIXTURES OF STARCH AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Background
Major Producer: Novamont
TABLE 25 TYPES OF PRODUCTS MADE WITH MATER-BI
Thermoformed Trays
COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS
PLA THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 26 KEY PLA THERMOFORMERS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Tianan Biologic Material Company
NatureWorks LLC
Plantic Technologies
Novamont LLC
Tianan Biologic Material Company
OTHER RESINS
OVERVIEW
POLYAMIDES
Background
Properties
Processing
Alloying/Blending of Polyamides
Applications
Producers and Capacities
TABLE 27 KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE RESIN PRODUCERS
Thermoforming Activities
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America Inc.
Penn Fibre
DuPont's Flavor-Retaining Resin
POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE (PPS)
Background
Properties
Thermoformed Polyphenylene Sulfides
Producers
Recent Developments
POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE (PPO)-BASED ALLOYS/BLENDS
Overview
PPO/HIPS
Overview
Grades
Other Applications
PPO/Polyamides
Background and Properties
Grades and Applications
PC/ABS
Overview
Recent Developments
Fiberglass External Auto Hood Application
Lawn/Garden Products
Bayblend PC/ABS Sheet Has Excellent Thermoforming Properties
THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 28 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 29 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYSTYRENE/HIPS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 30 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 31 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 32 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 33 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION
POUNDS)
TABLE 34 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYESTER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 35 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYESTER PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 36 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PVC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 37 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PVC PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 38 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED ABS MARKET BY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 39 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 40 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 41 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 42 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 43 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED OTHER RESIN (1) MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 44 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED OTHER (1) RESIN PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET
TABLE 45 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 6 APPLICATIONS
OVERVIEW
SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS OF THERMOFORMED PLASTICS
RIGID PACKAGING
FOOD PACKAGING
BACKGROUND
FURTHER DETAILS
THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING
MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING
TABLE 46 OVERVIEW OF MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING
PLASTICS USED FOR THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING
TABLE 47 PLASTICS USED FOR THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING THERMOFORMED RESIN USAGE
CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMOFORMED PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
FOODSERVICE PACKAGING MARKETS
Overview
Plastic Usage
CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMOFORMED FOOD CONTAINERS
PREPARED FOOD CONTAINERS
DUAL-OVENABLE AND MICROWAVE FOOD PACKAGING
Background
Materials Used
Packaging Structure Details
"Microwave-only" Food Packaging Structures
THERMOFORMED PACKAGING OF SPECIFIC FOOD PRODUCTS
Meat/Deli Foods
Dairy Products
Background
Types of Dairy Packaging
Clamshell Packaging
Frozen Food Packaging
Overview
Type of Containers
Container Sealing
Summary of Thermoformed Products in Rigid Food Packaging
Industry Comments on the Competitive Polymer Scenario in Rigid Food
Packaging
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING
OVERVIEW
DRUG REGULATIONS AND REVIEW PROCESSES
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING STANDARDS
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING SEGMENTATION
Overview
Background
Compliance Packaging
Child-Resistant/Senior-Friendly Healthcare Packaging
Overview
Further Details
Tamper-Evident Healthcare Packaging
FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICES OF HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MATERIALS
COMPETING PACKAGING MATERIALS
DISPOSABILITY AND RECYCLABILITY
RIGID VS. FLEXIBLE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING
STERILIZATION TECHNIQUES
POLYMER REACTIONS TO STERILIZATION METHODS
Background
PVC
Polypropylene
Polyethylene
ABS and SAN
Polycarbonate
Polystyrene
Polyesters
MEDICAL PACKAGING
Overview
Packaging Choices
Applications
Kits
Overview
Performance Criteria
TABLE 48 MATERIAL PROPERTY CRITERIA FOR DISPOSABLE KITS
Trays
Background
Property Parameters for Choosing Tray Materials
Sterilization
Thermoform or Injection Mold?
TABLE 49 RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA-TRAYS
Property Parameters for Choosing Tray Materials
Tray Designs for Different Environments
Examples of Medical Industry Thermoformers
Recent Developments
New Materials for Rigid Trays
Higher Performance Rigid Trays
PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING
Overview
Prescription Pharmaceuticals
Non-Prescription (OTC) Products
Packaging OTC Products
Hospital Products/Medical Supplies
Containers
Closures
How Thermoforming Leads to Superior Pharmaceutical Packaging
Blister Packaging
Overview
Advantages
Obstacles
Blister Pack Materials
TABLE 50 PROS AND CONS OF PHARMACEUTICAL BLISTER
PACKAGING
Other Important Issues in Pharmaceutical Packaging
Further Details on Resin Choices
Some Technologies and Applications
ELECTRONIC PACKAGING
OVERVIEW
SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES
TYPES OF ELECTRONIC PACKAGING
Overview
Trays
Clamshells
Blister Packs
Displays
Requirements of Electronic Packaging Materials
AUTOMOTIVE
OVERVIEW
TABLE 51 U.S. AUTOMOTIVE SALES (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 52 ESTIMATED HYBRID SALES IN THE U.S., 2008-2017 (THOUSANDS OF UNITS)
CAFE ISSUES
BACKGROUND
THERMOFORMED PARTS BENEFIT THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET
AUTO EXTERIORS
Overview
Injection/Compression Molding vs. Thermoforming
Thermoformed Plastic Automotive Parts
TABLE 53 EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC
AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS
Thermoformed Plastic Gas Tanks
Overview
Thermoformed vs. Multilayer Extrusion
California's Air Resources Board (CARB) Activities and Results
Hybrid Autos Moving Toward Thermoformed Plastic Fuel Tanks
AUTO INTERIORS
BUILDING PRODUCTS
OVERVIEW
LIGHTING PRODUCTS
Background
Type of Lighting Products
Resins Used
SIGNS/DISPLAYS
Background
Outdoor Sign Market
APPLIANCES
OVERVIEW
PLASTICS USAGE
TABLE 54 SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS FOR POLYMERS IN SELECTED APPLIANCES
TRANSPARENT APPLIANCE PARTS
Overview
Refrigerators
Background
Door Lids
AIRCRAFT
OVERVIEW
PRODUCTS
AN EXAMPLE OF AEROSPACE THERMOFORMING
ITEMS OF INTEREST REGARDING THERMOFORMED AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS
Meeting FAA Standards
Maryland Thermoform
Thermoformed ABS for Aircraft Cabin Components
Aircraft Engine Covers
Aircraft Thermoformed Components
Extended Usage of Thermoformed Plastics in Aircraft
Need to Look Beyond Fire Ratings to Specify Sheet for Thermoformed
Aircraft Parts
OTHER ITEMS OF CURRENT INTEREST
Examples of Companies Making Thermoformed Plastic Aircraft Parts
Advanced Polycarbonates for Aircraft Interiors
PALLETS
OVERVIEW
PLASTIC PROCESSES
PALLET TYPES
FEATURES
MATERIALS AND DEMAND
LAWN/GARDEN EQUIPMENT
OVERVIEW
SPECIFIC RESIN USAGE
EXAMPLES OF THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PLANT LAWN/ GARDEN
PRODUCTS
THERMOFORMED COMPONENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
SPORT/RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT
BACKGROUND
REQUIREMENTS
MARINE
OVERVIEW
EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS
OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCTS
PERSONNEL CARE PACKAGING
TABLEWARE
INDUSTRIAL/CONSUMER HANDLING TRAYS
TOYS
OTHER
THERMOFORMED PLASTIC APPLICATIONS MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 55 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 56 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 57 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 58 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 59 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 60 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC ELECTRONIC PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 61 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC APPLIANCE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 62 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC BUILDING PRODUCTS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CLAMSHELLS AND BLISTER PACKS
OVERVIEW
CLAMSHELLS
Background
Overview
Advantages
Types of Clamshells
Sealing of Clamshells
TABLE 63 SEALING CLAMSHELLS PARAMETERS
Design Considerations
Clamshell Materials
Insert Cards
BLISTER PACKS
Background
Materials Packaged
Blister Packs Can Be Made via Thermoforming or Coldforming
High Frequency Blisters
Heat Sealed Blisters
Clamshell Pack Blisters
Medical Blisters
PVC Blister Packs
Is There a Difference?
CHAPTER 7 TECHNOLOGIES
THERMOFORMABLE FOAMS
PRESSURE FORMING TECHNOLOGY
VACUUM FORMING
TWIN SHEET THERMOFORMING
PRESSURE AND TWIN-SHEET FORMING ARE INCREASING
NEGATIVE THERMOFORMING
THERMOFORMING GAINS IN THIN-WALLED PACKAGING
THIN AND THICK GAUGE THERMOFORMING
INCREASED INTEREST IN LARGE PART THERMOFORMING
OPTIMIZING SHEET EXTRUSION
DETERMINING THE RIGHT THERMOFORMING TEMPERATURES
CHAPTER 8 PRICING
TABLE 64 PUBLISHED LIST PRICES FOR RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING (DOLLARS/POUND)
CHAPTER 9 LEADING PLASTIC THERMOFORMERS
PLASTIC THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 65 SELECTED KEY THERMOFORMERS ($MM)
CHAPTER 10 SELECTED PLASTIC THERMOFORMER CORPORATE
ACTIVITIES
OVERVIEW
BERRY PLASTICS EXPANDS TO CHINA
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE SUPPLIER BUYS THERMOFORMING ASSETS
UNIVERSAL PLASTICS ACQUIRES THERMOFORMER MAYFIELD PLASTICS
THERMOFORMER FLEXPAK ADDS EQUIPMENT
PENDA FORM TO INVEST $4 MILLION IN INDIANA PLANT
ACQUISITION BRINGS INJECTION MOLDER AND THERMOFORMER TOGETHER
THERMOFORMER BUYS FORMER RIVAL
CALIFORNIA THERMOFORMER GROWS IN THE MIDWEST
THERMOFORMER PLANS $7.5 MILLION EXPANSION
TRIENDA PLANNING TO EXPLORE NEW PRODUCTS AND MARKETS
FABRI-KAL TO EXPAND ITS SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING LINE
TEKNI-PLEX BUYING MEDICAL FILM AND TAPE UNITS
PACTIV EXPANDING IN NORTH CAROLINA
ROYAL GROUP ADDING THERMOFORMING PLANT
IMERYS MARKETING LIGHTWEIGHT SHEET TO THERMOFORMERS
BERRY PLASTICS CLOSING IOWA MANUFACTURING SITE
THERMOFORMER C&K ACQUIRES MULTIPLASTICS
FLORIDA THERMOFORMER PLANNING EXPANSION
CHAPTER 11 RECENT THERMOFORMED PLASTIC INDUSTRY
DEVELOPMENTS
OVERVIEW
HYBRID THERMOFORMING-INJECTION MOLDING HAS THE INTEREST OF THE AUTO INDUSTRY
PLASTIC THERMOFORMING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
CAN PET THERMOFORMED CONTAINERS BECOME PART OF THE EXISTENT PET BOTTLE STREAM?
EUROPEAN RECYCLERS WANT SEPARATE RECYCLING OF THERMOFORMED
PET IS THERMOFORMING APPLICABLE FOR DIGITAL PRINTING?
VIEWS ON THE THERMOFORMING INDUSTRY
CHAPTER 12 LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
OVERVIEW
FOOD PACKAGING
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
Background
Food Additive Rules and Categories
Regulation of Packaging Materials
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING
DRUG REGULATIONS AND REVIEW PROCESS
PACKAGING PLASTICS APPROVAL PROCESS
OTHER AGENCIES IMPACTING THE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING INDUSTRY
The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Review of Styrene Safety Decision
Plastic Ingenuity Joins forces with NAPCOR
CHAPTER 13 COMPANY PROFILES
ANCHOR PACKAGING
BERRY PLASTICS CORP.
BRENTWOOD INDUSTRIES
D & W FINE PACKAGES
DART CONTAINER CORP.
FABRI-KAL
GENPAK LLC
HUHTAMAKI AMERICAS
MULLINIX PACKAGES
PACTIV INC.
PAR-PAK LTD
PENDA CORP.
PLACON INC.
PLASTIC INGENUITY, INC.
PRENT CORP.
PRINT-PAK INC.
SEALED AIR CORP.
SONOCO CONSUMER PRODUCTS
SPENCER INDUSTRIES, INC.
TEKNI-PLEX
WILBERT PLASTIC SERVICES INC.
WINPAK PORTION PACKAGING
CHAPTER 14 APPENDIX
ACRONYMS

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