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Converted Flexible Packaging


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  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic & Household Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Income & Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Food & Beverage Industry Overview
      • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Consumer Preferences
      • Distribution Trends
    • Retail Sales Outlook
      • Table RETAIL SALES
    • Packaging Trends
      • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Paper
      • Plastic
      • Metal
      • Glass & Wood
      • Performance
      • Aesthetics
    • Competitive Packaging
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table SELECTED RAW MATERIAL PRICES
    • Technological Developments
    • Environmental & Regulatory Factors
    • International Outlook
  • MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-1 CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
    • Plastic Film
      • Table PLASTIC FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY RESIN
      • Table CHART III-2 PLASTIC FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY RESIN, 2014
      • Polyethylene Film
        • Table POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET
        • Table POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET
        • Table CHART III-3 POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING BY MARKET, 2014
        • Table POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET
        • Table CHART III-4 POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING BY MARKET, 2014
      • Polypropylene Film
        • Table POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET
        • Table POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING
        • Table CHART III-5 POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING, 2014
        • Table POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING
      • Polyester Film
        • Table POLYESTER FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
        • Table POLYESTER FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING
        • Table POLYESTER FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING
      • Polyvinyl Chloride Film
        • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
        • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING
        • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING
      • Nylon Film
        • Table NYLON FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
      • Polystyrene Film
        • Table POLYSTYRENE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
      • Polyvinylidene Chloride Film
        • Table POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
      • Biopolymer Films
        • Table BIOPOLYMER FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Film
        • Table ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
      • Other Films
        • Table OTHER PLASTIC FILM DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
    • Paper
      • Table PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Kraft & Sulfite
        • Table KRAFT & SULFITE PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
        • Table KRAFT & SULFITE PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING
        • Table KRAFT & SULFITE PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING
      • Glassine & Greaseproof
        • Table GLASSINE & GREASEPROOF PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
        • Table GLASSINE & GREASEPROOF PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING
        • Table GLASSINE & GREASEPROOF PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE NONFOOD PACKAGING
      • Oiled & Waxed
        • Table OILED & WAXED PAPER DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
    • Aluminum Foil
      • Table ALUMINUM FOIL DEMAND IN CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING BY MARKET
      • Food Packaging
      • Nonfood Packaging
  • PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW
    • General
      • Table CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
    • Bags
      • Table BAG DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Pouches
      • Table POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Wraps & Other
      • Table WRAPS & OTHER CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
  • FOOD PACKAGING
    • General
      • Table FOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
      • Table CHART V-1 FOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING, 2014
    • Meat & Related Products
      • Meat & Related Products Outlook
        • Table MEAT & RELATED PRODUCTS CONSUMPTION
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table MEAT & RELATED PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table MEAT & RELATED PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Baked Goods
      • Baked Goods Outlook
        • Table BAKED GOODS SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table BAKED GOODS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table BAKED GOODS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Snack Food
      • Snack Food Outlook
        • Table SNACK FOOD SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table SNACK FOOD: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table SNACK FOOD: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Produce
      • Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Outlook
        • Table FRESH PRODUCE CONSUMPTION
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table PRODUCE: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table PRODUCE: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Candy & Confections
      • Candy & Confections Outlook
        • Table CANDY & CONFECTION SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table CANDY & CONFECTIONS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table CANDY & CONFECTIONS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Pet Food
      • Pet Food Product Outlook
        • Table PET FOOD SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table PET FOOD PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table PET FOOD PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Frozen Food
      • Frozen Food Outlook
        • Table FROZEN FOOD SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table FROZEN FOOD: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table FROZEN FOOD: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Dairy Products
      • Dairy Products Outlook
        • Table DAIRY PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table DAIRY PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table DAIRY PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Beverages
      • Beverage Products Outlook
        • Table BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table BEVERAGES: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table BEVERAGES: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Grain Mill Products
      • Grain Mill Products Outlook
        • Table GRAIN MILL SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table GRAIN MILL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table GRAIN MILL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Other Foods
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table OTHER FOODS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table OTHER FOODS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • NONFOOD PACKAGING
    • General
      • Table NONFOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
      • Table CHART VI-1 NONFOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING, 2014
    • Pharmaceuticals
      • Pharmaceuticals Industry Outlook
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table PHARMACEUTICALS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table PHARMACEUTICALS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Medical Products
      • Medical Products Outlook
        • Table MEDICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table MEDICAL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table MEDICAL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Agricultural & Horticultural Products
      • Agricultural & Horticultural Industry Outlook
        • Table SELECTED AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL INDICATORS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Chemicals
      • Chemical Products Outlook
        • Table CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table CHEMICALS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table CHEMICALS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Paper & Textile Products
      • Paper & Textile Products Outlook
        • Table PAPER & TEXTILE SHIPMENTS
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table PAPER & TEXTILE PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table PAPER & TEXTILE PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Rack & Counter
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table RACK & COUNTER: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Materials
        • Table RACK & COUNTER: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Other Nonfood Markets
      • Converted Flexible Packaging Demand
        • Table OTHER NONFOOD PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Materials
        • Table OTHER NONFOOD PRODUCTS: CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 US CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Channels of Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Amcor Limited
      • American Packaging Corporation
      • Ampac Packaging LLC
      • Bancroft Bag Incorporated
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • Bryce Corporation
      • Clear Lam Packaging Incorporated
      • Coating Excellence International LLC
      • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH
      • Coveris Holdings SA
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Expera Specialty Solutions LLC
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • Hood Companies
      • Innovia Films Limited
      • InterFlex Group Incorporated
      • Jindal Poly Films Limited
      • Kuraray Company Limited
      • Liqui-Box Corporation
      • LLFLEX LLC
      • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
      • Mondi Group
      • Next Generation Films Incorporated
      • Novolex
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Prolamina Corporation
      • Scholle Corporation
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Shields Bag and Printing Company
      • Sigma Plastics Group
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Taghleef Industries LLC
      • Toray Industries Incorporated
      • Tredegar Corporation
      • Wihuri Oy
    • Additional Companies in Converted Flexible Packaging

Converted Flexible Packaging

Growth in the US converted flexible packaging market will total 3.3 percent annually in value terms through 2019.  Advances will be supported by inherent cost and performance advantages of lightweight bags and pouches, which will drive further conversions from rigid to flexible formats.  

Pouches to remain fastest growing format

Above average increases for pouches will reflect continued expansion into new food and nonfood applications and greater use of value-added features, such as spouts, fitments, and carrying handles.  

Plastic film dominates material use

Plastic film is by far the leading material for converted flexible packaging.  While polyethylene and polypropylene are the most commonly used films, faster growth is expected for higher performing films such as polyester and nylon.  

Pharmaceutical and medical products to fuel nonfood market opportunities

In pharmaceutical and medical uses, above average gains will be fueled by a steadily aging population, the significance of unit-of-use packaging, and improvements in barrier and ease-of-use properties.  

Scope of the Report

This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US converted flexible packaging market, including key trends in raw material use and product and market segmentation.  Historical data are presented for 2004, 2009, and 2014 with forecasts for 2019 and 2024.  Data for products are presented in dollars and data for primary materials are presented in pounds, with data for markets presented in both dollars and pounds.

Material types covered in the report include:
Plastic Film
Paper
Aluminum Foil

Products covered include:
Bags
Pouches
Wraps

Food markets analyzed in the study include:
Meat & Related Products
Baked Goods
Snack Food
Produce
Candy & Confections
Pet Food
Frozen Food
Dairy Products
Beverages
Grain Mill Products

Nonfood markets discussed in the study include:
Pharmaceuticals
Medical Products
Agricultural & Horticultural
Chemicals
Paper & Textile
Rack & Counter

Participants in this market range from small, private companies, many of them working regionally or specializing in select product markets, to diversified, multinational packaging firms, some of them based outside the US.  Leading suppliers include Amcor, Bemis, Berry Plastics, Coveris, Hood, Mondi, Printpack, ProAmpac, Sealed Air, Sonoco Products, and Winpak. 


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