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Pet Food Packaging

Pet Food Packaging

US demand to rise nearly 4% annually through 2018
US demand for pet food packaging will rise close to four percent yearly through 2018. Pet food represents one of the most dynamic segments for packaging due to promising growth potential and the emergence of high value packaging materials and more complex constructions. Key projections include:

Growth in the production of pet food will accelerate as the economy continues to recover and pet ownership rebounds.

Innovations in pet food, such as chilled and frozen products, will offer new opportunities for packaging suppliers.

Competitive market conditions will continue to drive pet food manufacturers to differentiate their products through innovative and eye-catching packaging.

Mature products such as multiwall bags and metal cans will face increased competition from newer packaging formats such as stand-up pouches and plastic cups.

Recovery in pet food market to spur packaging demand
The US pet food market has matured, as pet ownership has leveled off in recent years due to the impact of the recession. However, improving economic conditions are renewing interest in pets, and advances will be fueled by an increasing number of empty nesters and singleperson households desiring pets as companions. This will spur growth in pet food output and trigger corresponding increases in packaging demand.

Chilled, organic pet food packaging to rise sharply
New pet food products are often providing increased packaging opportunities. The emergence of natural and organic pet food has led to gains in paper-based packaging with a natural finish, and healthier, special-formulation pet food is frequently sold in smaller-size, resealable pouches with greater display capabilities. Chilled and frozen products currently represent a small, niche market for pet food packaging but are growing rapidly due to increased consumer demand. Advantages of chilled and frozen products include maintaining freshness and minimizing pantry storage space. Plastic retort pouches and multiwall bags are frequently used for these products, benefiting from their ability to maintain product quality in cold temperatures.

Bags, cans face new competition
The use of bags has dominated the dry pet food market for years. However, a rise in demand for woven polypropylene materials for large format bags has challenged the traditional use of multiwall paper materials. Woven polypropylene offers improved package durability and display appeal compared to paper-based packaging and is sold at a similar price point. Reclosable stand-up pouches are also advancing at a fast pace as small, dry pet food containers and in the pet treats segment, both at the expense of plastic bags. However, the higher cost of pouches versus bags may act as a limiting factor. Metal cans are facing competitive threats from tubs and cups, which are growing at a faster rate. The emergence of tubs and cups for pet food packaging is driven by their light weight, ease of handling, and reduced shipping costs.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Income & Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Pet Demographic Trends
      • Table HOUSEHOLDS & PET OWNERSHIP
    • Pet Food Industry Overview
      • Table PET FOOD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Products & Suppliers
        • Table CHART II-1 PET FOOD MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Types of Pet Food
        • Table PET FOOD SHIPMENTS BY TYPE
      • Pet Food by Animal Type
        • Table PET FOOD SHIPMENTS BY ANIMAL
    • Pet Food Retail Outlook
    • Packaging Industry Overview
      • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Paper
      • Plastic
      • Metal
    • Packaging Price Trends
      • Table SELECTED PET FOOD PACKAGING PRICES
      • Plastic Bottles & Jars
      • Pouches
      • Folding Cartons
      • Tubs & Cups
      • Metal Cans
      • Bags
      • Other Packaging
    • Environmental & Regulatory Factors
    • International Outlook
  • PET FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS
    • General
      • Table PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART III-1 PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
      • Dry Food
        • Table DRY PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & ANIMAL
        • Table CHART III-2 DRY PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Wet Food
        • Table WET PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & ANIMAL
        • Table CHART III-3 WET PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Pet Treats
        • Table PET TREAT PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & ANIMAL
        • Table CHART III-4 PET TREAT PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Chilled & Frozen
        • Table CHILLED & FROZEN PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & ANIMAL
        • Table CHART III-5 CHILLED & FROZEN PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Demand by Animal
      • Table PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY ANIMAL
      • Dog Food
        • Table DOG FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Cat Food
        • Table CAT FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Other Animal Food
        • Table OTHER ANIMAL FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
  • PACKAGE TYPES
    • General
      • Table PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Bags
      • Table BAG DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
      • Paper Bags
        • Table PAPER BAG DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
      • Plastic Bags
        • Table PLASTIC BAG DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
      • Woven Bags
        • Table WOVEN BAG DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
    • Metal Cans
      • Table METAL CAN DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
      • Applications
      • Suppliers
    • Pouches
      • Table POUCH DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
      • Applications
      • Suppliers
    • Folding Cartons
      • Table FOLDING CARTON DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
      • Applications
      • Suppliers
    • Plastic Bottles & Jars
      • Table BOTTLE & JAR DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
      • Applications
      • Suppliers
    • Tubs & Cups
      • Table TUB & CUP DEMAND IN PET FOOD PACKAGING
      • Applications
      • Suppliers
    • Other Packaging Types
      • Table OTHER PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND
      • Composite Cans
      • Chubs
      • Gabletop Cartons & All Other
  • PACKAGING MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & FORM
      • Table CHART V-1 PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
    • Paperboard
      • Table PAPERBOARD PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & TYPE
      • Table CHART V-2 PAPERBOARD PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Plastic
      • Table PLASTIC PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY RESIN & TYPE
      • Table CHART V-3 PLASTIC PET FOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Metal
      • Table METAL PET FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Wovens
      • Table WOVEN PET FOOD BAG DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US PET FOOD PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US PET FOOD PACKAGING MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Distribution
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Research & Development
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Amcor Limited
      • American Packaging Corporation
      • Ampac Packaging LLC
      • Ardagh Group SA
      • Ball Corporation
      • Bancroft Bag Incorporated
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • cei (Coating Excellence International) LLC
      • Coveris Holdings SA
      • Crown Holdings Incorporated
      • Eagle Flexible Packaging Incorporated
      • Excel Packaging Corporation
      • Expera Specialty Solutions LLC
      • Gateway Packaging Company LLC
      • Goglio SpA
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Greif Incorporated
      • Hood Companies
      • InterFlex Group Incorporated
      • KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
      • MeadWestvaco Corporation
      • Mondi Group
      • Peel Plastic Products Limited
      • Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Prolamina Corporation
      • Silgan Holdings Incorporated
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Tetra Laval International SA
      • Werthan Packaging Incorporated
      • Wihuri Oy
    • Additional Companies in Pet Food Packaging

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