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Flexible Bulk Packaging in the United States To 2011

Flexible Bulk Packaging in the United States To 2011

This study analyzes the $6.1 billion US flexible bulk packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006 and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by material (plastic, paper, steel, textiles); product (e.g., shipping sacks, film wrap, strapping, liners, flexible intermediate bulk containers); and market (e.g., nondurable goods, durable goods).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 major players including Illinois Tool Works, Exopack, Altivity Packaging, Berry Plastics, Sigma Plastics, Bemis, and AEP Industries.


INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Demographic Trends
Manufacturing Outlook
Retail Sales Trends
Competitive Bulk Packaging
Historical Market Trends
Pricing Trends
Environmental Issues
Regulatory Issues
Foreign Trade
III. MATERIALS
General
Plastic
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Other Resins
Paper
Steel
Textiles
IV. PRODUCTS
General
Shipping Sacks
Plastic Shipping Sacks
Material Use & Product Types
Markets
Producers
Paper Shipping Sacks
Material Use & Constructions
Markets
Producers
Textile Shipping Sacks
Material Use
Markets
Producers
Film Wrap
Pallet Wrap
Markets
Producers
Other Bulk Bundling & Overwrap Film
Markets
Producers
Strapping
Steel Strapping
Markets
Producers
Plastic Strapping
Markets
Producers
Drum, Bin & Box Liners
Markets
Producers
Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers
Product Types & Constructions
Markets
Producers
Other Flexible Bulk Packaging
V. MARKETS
General
Nondurable Goods
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverage Industry Outlook
Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand
Film Wrap
Shipping Sacks
Other
Chemical Products
Chemical Products Outlook
Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand
Shipping Sacks
Drum, Box & Bin Liners
Film Wrap
Other
Agricultural & Horticultural Products
Agricultural & Horticultural Industry Outlook
Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand
Shipping Sacks
Other
Other Nondurable Goods
Paper Products
Paper Products Outlook
Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand
Textile Products
Textile Products Outlook
Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand
All Other Nondurable Goods
Durable Goods
Building Materials
Construction Outlook
Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand
Shipping Sacks
Strapping
Film & FIBCs
Metal Products
Metal Products Outlook
Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand
Other Durable Goods
Other Markets
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Industry Composition
Market Share
Illinois Tool Works
Exopack
Altivity Packaging
Berry Plastics
Sigma Plastics
Bemis
AEP Industries
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Competitive Strategies
Manufacturing & Development
Horizontal & Vertical Integration
Marketing & Distribution
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Aargus Industries, see Sigma Plastics Group
Acme Packaging, see Illinois Tool Works
AEP Industries Incorporated
Alcoa Incorporated
Alpha Industries, see Sigma Plastics Group
Altivity Packaging LLC
AmTopp, see Formosa Plastics Group
Anglo American plc
Atlantis Plastics Incorporated
B.A.G. Corporation
Bancroft Bag Incorporated
Bemis Company Incorporated
Berry Plastics Group Incorporated
Bulk Lift International Incorporated
Bulk-Pack, see Bancroft Bag
Cadillac Products Incorporated
CDF Corporation
Cello-Foil Holding, see Exopack Holding
Coastal Films of Florida, see Sigma Plastics Group
Covalence Specialty Materials Holding, see Berry Plastics
Cryovac, see Sealed Air
Curwood, see Bemis Company
Dacro BV, see Illinois Tool Works
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Exopack Holding Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Firstline, see Fortifiber
Flexia Corporation, see Intertape Polymer Group
FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Formosa Plastics Group
Fortifiber Corporation
Gerrard-Ovalstrapping, see Samuel Manu-Tech
Gibraltar Industries Incorporated
Greif Incorporated
Hedwin Corporation
Hood Companies
Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
Inteplast Group Limited, see Formosa Plastics Group
Intertape Polymer Group Incorporated
Jumbo Bag Corporation
Langston Companies Incorporated
Liqui-Box, see DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Mondi Group
New Mercury Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Omega Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Performance Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Pinnacle Films Incorporated
Pliant Corporation
Poly-America LP
Poly Plastic Products, see Sigma Plastics Group
Poly Plastic Products of North Carolina, see Sigma
Plastics Group
Polychem Corporation
Polytex Fibers Corporation
Presto Products, see Alcoa
Republic Bag, see Sigma Plastics Group
Samuel Manu-Tech Incorporated
Scholle Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation
Sekisui Jushi Corporation
Sigma Plastics Group
Signode Packaging Systems, see Illinois Tool Works
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
Storsack Holding GmbH
Strapex, see Illinois Tool Works
Tyco International Limited
Up North Plastics, see Poly-America
UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Valeron Strength Films, see Illinois Tool Works
VS Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Winzen Film and Fiber, see B.A.G.
Other Companies Mentioned in Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Population & Households
3 Manufacturers Shipments
4 Retail Sales
5 Flexible Bulk Packaging Market, 1996-2006
6 Flexible Bulk Packaging Pricing Trends
7 Foreign Trade in Flexible Bulk Packaging
SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Raw Material Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging
2 Plastic Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging
3 Polyethylene Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging
4 Polypropylene Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging
5 Other Plastic Resin Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging
6 Paper Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging
7 Steel Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging
8 Textile Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand by Type
2 Shipping Sack Demand by Type
3 Plastic Shipping Sack Supply & Demand
4 Material Use in Plastic Shipping Sacks
5 Plastic Shipping Sack Markets
6 Paper Shipping Sack Supply & Demand
7 Material Use in Paper Shipping Sacks
8 Paper Shipping Sack Markets
9 Textile Shipping Sack Supply & Demand
10 Material Use in Textile Shipping Sacks
11 Textile Shipping Sack Markets
12 Film Wrap Demand by Type
13 Pallet Wrap Demand
14 Pallet Wrap Markets
15 Other Bulk Bundling & Overwrap Film Demand
16 Other Bulk Bundling & Overwrap Film Markets
17 Strapping Demand by Type
18 Steel Strapping Demand
19 Steel Strapping Markets
20 Plastic Strapping Demand
21 Plastic Strapping Markets
22 Drum, Bin & Liner Demand
23 Drum, Bin & Box Liner Markets
24 Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Supply & Demand
25 Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Markets
26 Other Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand by Market
2 Nondurable Goods Flexible Bulk Packaging Markets
3 Food & Beverage Shipments
4 Food & Beverage Market for Flexible Bulk Packaging
5 Chemical Product Shipments
6 Chemical Product Market for Flexible Bulk Packaging
7 Agricultural & Horticultural Indicators
8 Agricultural & Horticultural Market for Flexible
Bulk Packaging
9 Other Nondurable Goods Markets for Flexible Bulk
Packaging
10 Paper Product Shipments
11 Paper Product Market for Flexible Bulk Packaging
12 Textile Mill Product Shipments
13 Textile Product Market for Flexible Bulk Packaging
14 All Other Nondurable Goods Markets for Flexible
Bulk Packaging
15 Durable Goods Markets for Flexible Bulk Packaging
16 Construction Expenditures
17 Building Material Market for Flexible Bulk Packaging
18 Metal Product Shipments
19 Metal Product Market for Flexible Bulk Packaging
20 Other Durable Goods Market for Flexible Bulk Packaging
21 Other Flexible Bulk Packaging Markets
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Flexible Bulk Packaging Sales by Company, 2006
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Flexible Bulk Packaging Market, 1996-2006
SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Raw Material Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging, 1996-2016
2 Polyethylene Use in Flexible Bulk Packaging, 2006
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand by Type, 2006
2 Shipping Sack Demand by Type, 2006
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Flexible Bulk Packaging Demand by Market, 2006
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Flexible Bulk Packaging Market Share, 2006

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