This report forecasts US stretch and shrink film demand in nominal US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand is segmented by film type in terms of stretch film and shrink film. For the purposes of this study, stretch film refers to two main product types: film that is stretched over a pallet or other load, holding the shipment in place as the film rebounds to its original shape, and unconverted food overwrap. Other miscellaneous uses include furniture wrap and silage film. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: pallet unitization, other storage and distribution, food, beverages, paper and textile, consumer, and other product packaging.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2006, 2011, and 2016.