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Food Containers: Rigid and Flexible


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US food container demand to reach $25 billion in 2013
US food container demand is projected to reach $25 billion in 2013. Gains will be based on an expanding population base, real growth (albeit decelerated) in disposable personal income, smaller household sizes, consumer demand for foods offering a combination of convenience and value, and trends toward value-added packaging providing enhanced freshness protection and convenience of use. Unit expansion will be aided by the growing popularity of single-serving packaging, such as plastic cups and pouches, in an increasing range of applications, with such formats increasingly chosen to meet consumer demand for food products offering convenience and portability.

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Plastic food containers to grow the fastest
Plastic containers, and bags and pouches will experience the fastest growth among food container types, often supplanting paperboard, metal and glass containers. Plastic container advances in the US will be attributable to performance advantages over glass, metal and paperboard alternatives, as well as improved resin and processing technologies. While rapid price increases in recent years have reduced plastic’s cost advantage versus paper, metal and glass, plastic containers have a well-entrenched market position and their excellent product protection qualities will sustain continued opportunities.

Opportunities for bags and pouches will be the result of cost and performance advantages that will enable continued inroads into rigid packaging applications. Moreover, the source reduction advantages of flexible packaging such as bags and pouches will support gains as brand owners seek to enhance the environmental friendliness of their packaging.

Though expected to grow more slowly, paperboard food container demand will be aided by heightened demand for recycled content packaging and the promotion of paper as a renewable resource as part of efforts to “go green” in packaging. In addition, aseptic cartons will log robust gains in soups and canned specialties, and sauces and condiments, often at the expense of metal cans. Greater use of metal food cans with differentiating features, such as easyopening and/or resealable tops and nontraditional can types, such as retortable aluminum bowls and shaped cans, is anticipated. Moreover, cans will remain an important segment of the food container mix due to their long shelf life and the economic advantages of canned items in controlling food expenditures.

Glass container demand is expected to continue to decline as a result of further inroads by plastic and flexible containers. Nonetheless, glass’ high quality image will enable it to remain an important part of the container mix in certain markets.

Frozen specialties, sauces and condiments among best market opportunities
Markets expected to post above-average growth include frozen specialties, sauces and condiments, snack food, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, and meat and related products. Advances in these markets will reflect favorable shipment growth and/or an increased presence of convenience-oriented products.

INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Demographic Trends
Consumer Income & Spending Trends
Retail Sales Outlook
Food Industry Overview
Consumer Preferences
Distribution Trends
Packaging Industry Overview
Competitive Packaging Forms & Materials
Pricing Trends
Plastic
Bags & Pouches
Paperboard
Metal
Glass
Environmental & Regulatory Issues
Recycling
Biodegradable Materials
International Activity & Foreign Trade
III. FOOD CONTAINER MARKETS
General
Fruits & Vegetables
Fruit & Vegetable Outlook
Container Trends
Grain Mill Products
Grain Mill Product Outlook
Container Trends
Pet Food
Other Grain Mill Products
Dairy Products
Dairy Product Outlook
Container Trends
Baked Goods
Baked Goods Outlook
Container Trends
Meat & Related Products
Meat & Related Product Outlook
Container Trends
Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Egg Cartons
Sauces & Condiments
Sauce & Condiment Outlook
Container Trends
Snack Foods
Snack Food Outlook
Container Trends
Candy & Confections
Candy & Confection Outlook
Container Trends
Frozen Specialties
Frozen Specialties Outlook
Container Trends
Other Foods
Other Foods Outlook
Container Trends
Soups & Canned Specialties
Coffee & Tea
Fats & Oils
Baby Food
All Other Food
IV. CONTAINER OVERVIEW
General
Container Demand
V. BAGS & POUCHES
General
Plastic Bags & Pouches
Pouches
Definition
Applications
Producers
Bags
Applications
Producers
Paper Bags & Pouches
Applications
Producers
Markets
VI. PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINERS
General
Paperboard Boxes & Cartons
Folding Cartons
Applications
Producers
Other Boxes & Cartons
Gabletop Cartons
Set-Up Boxes
Aseptic Cartons
Other Paperboard Containers
Nonfolding Sanitary Containers
Composite Cans
Molded Pulp Egg Cartons
Markets
VII. METAL FOOD CONTAINERS
General
Container Types & Materials
Steel & Bi-Metal Cans
Aluminum Cans
Aerosol Cans
Captive & Merchant Production
Markets
VIII. PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
General
Plastic Bottles & Jars
Bottles
Jars
Resins
Producers
Plastic Tubs & Cups
Resins
Producers
Plastic Egg Cartons
Other Plastic Food Containers
Cans
Squeeze Tubes & Other
Markets
Resins
Polyethylene Terephthalate
High Density Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polystyrene
Other
IX. GLASS FOOD CONTAINERS
General
Competitive Factors
Glass Jars
Glass Bottles
X. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Bags & Pouches
Paperboard Containers
Metal Containers
Plastic Containers
Glass Containers
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Product Manufacturing & Development
Marketing Strategies
Channels of Distribution
Competitive Strategies
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Alcan Packaging, see Rio Tinto
Amcor Limited
Ampac Packaging LLC
Anchor Glass Container Corporation
BagcraftPapercon, see Packaging Dynamics
Ball Corporation
Bemis Company Incorporated
Berry Plastics Corporation
Captive Holding Incorporated, see Berry Plastics
Caraustar Industries Incorporated
Carter Holt Harvey Limited
Consolidated Container Company LLC
Constar International Incorporated
Crown Holdings Incorporated
Cryovac Incorporated, see Sealed Air
Curwood Incorporated, see Bemis
Dolco Packaging, see Tekni-Plex
Evergreen Packaging Group, see Carter Holt Harvey
Exopack Holding Corporation
Floeter Flexible Packaging Group, see Ampac Packaging
Fold-Pak LLC, see Rock-Tenn
Graham Packaging Holdings Company
Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Hood Companies
Huhtamaki Oyj
Liquid Container LP
MeadWestvaco Corporation
Milprint Incorporated, see Bemis
Newspring Industrial Corporation, see Pactiv
Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated
Packaging Dynamics Corporation
Pactiv Corporation
Plastipak Holdings Incorporated
Pliant Corporation
Pohlig Brothers Incorporated, see Rock-Tenn
Polytainers Limited
Prairie Packaging Incorporated, see Pactiv
Printpack Incorporated
Reynolds Packaging Group
Ring Container Technologies
Rio Tinto Group
Rock-Tenn Company
RTS Packaging LLC, see Rock-Tenn and Sonoco Products
Saint-Gobain
Sealed Air Corporation
Setco LLC, see Berry Plastics
SIG Holding Limited
Silgan Holdings Incorporated
Solvay Paperboard LLC, see Rock-Tenn
Sonoco Products Company
Southern Container Corporation, see Rock-Tenn
Tekni-Plex Incorporated
Tetra Laval International SA
Tubed Products LLC, see Berry Plastics
Walsroder Packaging LLC, see Wihuri
Wihuri Oy
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Population & Households
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures
4 Retail Sales
5 Food Shipments
6 Packaging Shipments
7 Food Container Prices
SECTION III -- FOOD CONTAINER MARKETS
1 Food Container Demand by Market
2 Fruit & Vegetable Shipments
3 Fruit & Vegetable Container Demand by Material
4 Grain Mill Product Shipments
5 Grain Mill Product Container Demand by Application
6 Pet Food Container Demand by Material
7 Other Grain Mill Product Container Demand by Material
8 Dairy Product Shipments
9 Dairy Product Container Demand by Material
10 Baked Goods Shipments
11 Baked Goods Container Demand by Material
12 Meat & Related Product Shipments
13 Meat & Related Product Container Demand by Application
14 Meat, Poultry & Seafood Container Demand by Material
15 Egg Carton Demand by Material
16 Sauce & Condiment Shipments
17 Sauce & Condiment Container Demand by Material
18 Snack Food Shipments
19 Snack Food Container Demand by Material
20 Candy & Confection Shipments
21 Candy & Confection Container Demand by Material
22 Frozen Specialties Shipments
23 Frozen Specialties Container Demand by Material
24 Other Food Shipments
25 Other Food Container Demand by Market
26 Soups & Canned Specialties Container Demand by Material
27 Coffee & Tea Container Demand by Material
28 Fats & Oils Container Demand by Material
29 Baby Food Container Demand by Material
30 All Other Food Container Demand by Material
SECTION IV -- CONTAINER OVERVIEW
1 Food Container Demand by Type
SECTION V -- BAGS & POUCHES
1 Bag & Pouch Demand in Food Applications by Material & Type
2 Plastic Bag & Pouch Demand in Food Applications by Type
3 Paper Bag & Pouch Demand in Food Applications by Type
4 Bag & Pouch Demand in Food Applications by Market
SECTION VI -- PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINERS
1 Paperboard Food Container Demand by Type
2 Paperboard Box & Carton Demand in Food Applications by Type
3 Folding Carton Demand in Food Applications
4 Other Box & Carton Demand in Food Applications by Type
5 Gabletop Carton Demand in Food Applications
6 Set-Up Box Demand in Food Applications
7 Aseptic Carton Demand in Food Applications
8 Other Paperboard Food Container Demand by Type
9 Nonfolding Sanitary Food Container Demand
10 Composite Can Demand in Food Applications
11 Molded Pulp Egg Carton Demand
12 Paperboard Food Container Demand by Market
SECTION VII -- METAL FOOD CONTAINERS
1 Metal Food Container Demand by Type
2 Metal Food Container Demand by Source of Production
3 Metal Food Container Demand by Market
SECTION VIII -- PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
1 Plastic Food Container Demand by Type
2 Plastic Food Bottle & Jar Demand
3 Plastic Food Bottle Demand
4 Plastic Food Jar Demand
5 Plastic Tub & Cup Demand in Food Applications
6 Plastic Egg Carton Demand
7 Other Plastic Food Container Demand by Type & Resin
8 Plastic Container Demand by Market
9 Plastic Food Container Demand by Resin
SECTION IX -- GLASS FOOD CONTAINERS
1 Glass Food Container Demand by Type
2 Glass Food Jar Demand by Market
3 Glass Food Bottle Demand by Market
SECTION X -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Food Container Sales by Company, 2008
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Food Shipments, 2008
SECTION III -- FOOD CONTAINER MARKETS
1 Food Container Demand by Market, 2008
SECTION IV -- CONTAINER OVERVIEW
1 Food Container Demand by Type, 2008: Units Versus Value
SECTION V -- BAGS & POUCHES
1 Bag & Pouch Demand by Market, 2008
SECTION VI -- PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINERS
1 Other Paperboard Food Container Demand by Type, 2008
2 Paperboard Food Container Demand by Market, 2008
SECTION VII -- METAL FOOD CONTAINERS
1 Metal Food Container Demand by Market, 2008
SECTION VIII -- PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
1 Plastic Food Container Demand by Type, 2008
2 Plastic Food Bottle Demand by Resin, 2008
3 Plastic Food Jar Demand by Resin, 2008
4 Plastic Tub & Cup Demand by Resin, 2008
5 Plastic Food Container Demand by Market, 2008
6 Plastic Food Container Demand by Resin, 2008
SECTION IX -- GLASS FOOD CONTAINERS
1 Glass Food Jar Demand by Market, 2008
SECTION X -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Food Container Market Share, 2008
2 Food Bag & Pouch Market Share, 2008
3 Paperboard Food Container Market Share, 2008
4 Metal Food Container Market Share, 2008
5 Plastic Food Container Market Share, 2008
6 Glass Food Container Market Share, 2008

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