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Converted Flexible Packaging

Converted Flexible Packaging

US demand for converted flexible packaging is projected to increase 2.9% per year through 2023. Ongoing conversion from rigid to flexible packaging formats, due to convenience, lower costs, and sustainability will drive growth.

This report covers converted flexible packaging demand by product, material, and market. Data are given in dollar value and volume.

Products covered in the study include:
Pouches
Bags
Wraps
Other converted flexible packaging (chubs, strip packs)

Markets for rigid bulk packaging include:
Food
baked goods
beverages
candy & confections
dairy products
frozen food
grain mill products
meat, poultry, & seafood
pet food
produce
snack food
other food products
Nonfood
agricultural & horticultural products
chemicals
medical products
paper & textiles
pharmaceuticals
rack & counter
other nonfood products

Materials discussed in the report are:
Plastic
Paper
Aluminum foil

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US converted flexible packaging market including key trends in applications and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018 with forecasts for 2023. Data are provided in both dollar value and volume. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $22.8 billion US converted flexible packaging industry. It presents historical data (2008, 2013, and 2018) and forecasts (2023) by product (bags, pouches, wraps, and other), and market – food (baked goods, beverages, candy & confections, dairy products, frozen food, grain mill products, meat, poultry, & seafood, pet food, produce, snack food, and other food products) – and nonfood (agricultural & horticultural products, chemicals, medical products, paper & textiles, pharmaceuticals, rack & counter, and other nonfood products). Materials included in the study are plastic, paper, and aluminum foil. The study also evaluates company market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including Amcor/Bemis, Berry Global, Mondi Group, Printpack, ProAmpac, Sealed Air, and TC Transcontinental.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Market for Converted Flexible Packaging
  • OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Converted Flexible Packaging Market
    • What is Converted Flexible Packaging?
    • Factors Influencing Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
      • Competition from Rigid Packaging
      • Technological Developments
      • Growth of E-Commerce
      • Source Reduction, Sustainability, &Recyclability
      • Food & Drug Regulations
    • Consumer Insights
      • Consumer Insights: Preferred Packaging Characteristics
        • Table Packaging Features: Consumer Opinions on Reclosable & Easy-to-Use Features, 2018
        • Table Packaging Features: Consumer Opinions on Eco-Friendly Packaging, 2018
        • Table Packaging Features: Consumer Opinions on Novelty & Attractiveness, 2018
      • Consumer Insights: Packaging Frustrations
        • Table Consumer Insights: Opinions on Packaging Frustrations, 2018
      • Consumer Insights: Recycling Attitudes
        • Table Consumer Insights: Attitudes on the Environment, 2018
        • Table Consumer Insights: Recycling Attitudes, 2018
    • Raw Materials
      • Demand by Material
        • Table Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 2-2 | Converted Flexible Packaging Demand Share by Material, 2008 – 2023
      • Plastic Film
        • Table Plastic Resins Used in Converted Flexible Packaging
      • Paper
        • Table Paper Types Used in Converted Flexible Packaging
      • Aluminum Foil
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table Converted Flexible Packaging Prices by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Demand by Market
      • Table Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
  • PRODUCTS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in Converted Flexible Packaging Products in the US
    • Demand by Product
      • Table Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
    • Bags
      • Bags: Product Scope & Description
        • Table Figure 3-2 | Bag Types by Material
      • Bags: Demand by Market
        • Table Bag Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Pouches
      • Pouches: Product Scope & Description
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Pouch Types by Construction
      • Pouches: Demand by Market
        • Table Pouch Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Wraps
      • Table Wrap Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 3-4 | Selected Wrap Types by Material
    • Other Converted Flexible Packaging
      • Table Other Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 3-5 | Selected Other Converted Flexible Packaging Products
  • FOOD MARKETS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in the US Food Market for Converted Flexible Packaging
    • Demand by Product
      • Table Converted Flexible Food Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
    • Demand by Material
      • Table Converted Flexible Food Packaging Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023
    • Demand by Market
      • Table Converted Flexible Food Packaging Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Meat, Poultry, &Seafood
      • Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Advantages & Disadvantages of Flexible Packaging for Meat, Poultry, &Seafood
      • Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-2 | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Meat, Poultry, &Seafood: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Baked Goods
      • Baked Goods: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Baked Goods: Converted Flexible Packaging Products Used
      • Baked Goods: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Baked Goods: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Baked Goods: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Baked Goods: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Baked Goods Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Snack Foods
      • Snack Foods: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Snack Foods: Converted Flexible Packaging Products Used
      • Snack Foods: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Snack Food: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Snack Food: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Snack Foods: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Snack Food Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Produce
      • Produce: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Advantages & Disadvantages of Converted Flexible Packaging Used in the Produce Market
      • Produce: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Produce: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Produce: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Produce: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Produce Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Candy & Confections
      • Candy & Confections: Scope & Packaging Requirements
      • Candy & Confections: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Candy & Confections: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Candy & Confection: Flexible Packaging Products Used
        • Table Figure 4-6 | Candy & Confection: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Candy & Confections: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Candy & Confections Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Pet Food
      • Pet Food: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Pet Food: Characteristics, Advantages, &Disadvantages of Converted Flexible Packaging
      • Pet Food: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Pet Food: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-7 | Pet Food: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Pet Food: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Pet Food Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Dairy Products
      • Dairy Products: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Dairy Products: Flexible Packaging Products Used
      • Dairy Products: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Dairy Products: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-8 | Dairy Products: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Dairy Products: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Dairy Product Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Frozen Food
      • Frozen Food: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Frozen Foods: Advantages of Selected Flexible Packaging Products
      • Frozen Food: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Frozen Foods: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-9 | Frozen Foods: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Frozen Food: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Frozen Food Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Beverages
      • Beverages: Scope & Packaging Requirements
      • Beverages: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Beverages: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-10 | Beverages: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Beverages: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Beverage Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Grain Mill Products
      • Grain Mill Products: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Grain Mill Products: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Grain Mill Products: Applications of Converted Flexible Packaging Products
        • Table Figure 4-11 | Grain Mill Products: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Grain Mill Products: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Grain Mill Product Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Other Food Markets
      • Other Food Markets: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Other Food Markets: Characteristics & Applications of Selected Converted Flexible Packaging Products
      • Other Food Markets: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Other Food Markets: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-12 | Other Food Markets: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Other Food Markets: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Other Food Product Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
  • NONFOOD MARKETS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in the US Nonfood Market for Converted Flexible Packaging
    • Demand by Product
      • Table Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
    • Demand by Material
      • Table Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023
    • Demand by Market
      • Table Converted Flexible Nonfood Packaging Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Pharmaceuticals
      • Pharmaceuticals: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Pharmaceuticals: Characteristics & Advantages of Converted Flexible Packaging Products
      • Pharmaceuticals: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Pharmaceuticals: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-2 | Pharmaceuticals: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Pharmaceuticals: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Pharmaceutical Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Medical Products
      • Medical Products: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Medical Products: Characteristics & Applications of Converted Flexible Packaging Products
      • Medical Products: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Medical Products: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Medical Products: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Medical Products: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Medical Product Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Agricultural & Horticultural Products
      • Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Scope & Packaging Requirements
      • Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Agricultural & Horticultural Product Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Chemicals
      • Chemicals: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Chemicals: Characteristics of Converted Flexible Packaging Products
      • Chemicals: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Chemicals: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-5 | Chemicals: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Chemicals: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Chemical Product Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Paper & Textile Products
      • Paper & Textile Products: Scope
        • Table Paper & Textile Products: Characteristics & Applications of Converted Flexible Packaging Products
      • Paper & Textile Products: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Paper & Textiles: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-6 | Paper & Textiles: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Paper & Textile Products: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Paper & Textile Product Packaging Producers & Flexible Product Offerings
    • Rack & Counter
      • Rack & Counter: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Rack & Counter: Competition from Rigid Packaging Formats
      • Rack & Counter: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Rack & Counter: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-7 | Rack & Counter: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
    • Other Nonfood Markets
      • Other Nonfood Markets: Scope & Packaging Requirements
        • Table Other Nonfood Markets: Advantages of Converted Flexible Packaging Products
      • Other Nonfood Markets: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Other Nonfood Markets: Converted Flexible Packaging Demand by Packaging Product & Application, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-8 | Other Nonfood Markets: Packaging Examples & Demand Share by Product
      • Other Nonfood Markets: Suppliers
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table US Converted Flexible Packaging Sales by Company, 2018
    • Market Share
      • 2018 Market Share
        • Table Figure 6-1 | US Converted Flexible Packaging Market Share, 2018
        • Table Figure 6-2 | US Converted Flexible Packaging Market: Leading Supplier
        • Table Figure 6-3 | US Converted Flexible Packaging Market: Second Leading Supplier
        • Table Figure 6-4 | US Converted Flexible Packaging Market: Third Leading Supplier
        • Table Figure 6-5 | US Converted Flexible Packaging Market: Fourth Leading Supplier
        • Table Figure 6-6 | US Converted Flexible Packaging Market: Fifth Leading Supplier
        • Table Figure 6-7 | US Converted Flexible Packaging Market: Co-Sixth Leading Supplier
        • Table Figure 6-8 | US Converted Flexible Packaging Market: Co-Sixth Leading Supplier
        • Table Additional Market Leaders in the US Converted Flexible Packaging Market
      • Projected 2019 Market Share
        • Table Figure 6-9 | Projected US Converted Flexible Packaging Market Share, 2019
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Distribution
    • Research & Development
      • Table Recent Converted Flexible Packaging Product Launches
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Table Description & Assessment of Competitive Strategies in Converted Flexible Packaging
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Packaging Industry Trends
      • Manufacturer Efforts to Address Evolving Consumer Values
      • Convenience
      • Sustainability
      • Product Differentiation
      • Technology
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table US Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2018, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table US Population & Households, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 – 2018
      • Food & Beverage Industry Outlook
        • Table Food & Beverage Shipments, 2008 – 2023
      • Packaging Industry Outlook
        • Table Packaging Supply & Demand, 2008 – 2023

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