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Plastic Film

Plastic Film

Growth in the US plastic film market will total 1.5 percent annually through 2018 in volume terms. Gains will be driven by solid growth in packaging markets, where film continues to gain share over alternative materials. However, demand will be limited by ongoing downgauging trends, as well as the proliferation of bans on single-use plastic bags.

This report segments the Plastic Film industry by Resin and Market. Data is provided in million pounds, with some data also in million US dollars.

Plastic Film Products include:
Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Polypropylene
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Others (polystyrene, nylon, PDVC, EVOH, bioplastic)

LLDPE will remain the largest of these through 2018. Fastest growth will be for other types such as nylon, EVOH, and bioplastics, driven by increasing demand for high barrier films in packaging.

Major Plastic Film Markets include:
Food Packaging
Nonfood Packaging
Secondary Packaging
Non-packaging

Food packaging was the leading outlet in 2013. Food packaging will also see the most rapid gains through 2018, fueled by the rising prevalence of film-based pouches in snack food, meat, produce, and pet food packaging.

US plastic film suppliers tend to be forward-integrated into finished products such as converted food packaging or plastic bags. Major producers include AEP Industries, Bemis, Berry Plastics, Clorox (Glad Products), DuPont, Inteplast, Novolex (Hilex Poly), Printpack, Sealed Air, and Sigma Plastics.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table PLASTIC FILM DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Indicators
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Income & Spending Trends
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Retail Sales Outlook
      • Table RETAIL SALES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Building Construction Outlook
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Plastic Resin Industry Outlook
      • Table PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART II-1 PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND, 2013
    • Packaging Industry Overview
      • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Performance
      • Aesthetics
    • Technological Developments
    • Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
      • Waste Disposal
      • Restrictions & Recycling
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table PLASTIC FILM PRICING
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table PLASTIC FILM MARKET, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART II-2 PLASTIC FILM MARKET, 2003-2013
    • International Activity & Foreign Trade
  • RESINS
    • General
      • Table PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Table CHART III-1 PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY RESIN, 2013
    • Linear Low Density Polyethylene
      • Table LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-2 LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Food Packaging
        • Table LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonfood Packaging
        • Table LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Secondary Packaging
        • Table LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonpackaging
        • Table LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • High Density Polyethylene
      • Table HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-3 HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Food Packaging
        • Table HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonfood Packaging
        • Table HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Secondary Packaging
        • Table HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonpackaging
        • Table HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Low Density Polyethylene
      • Table LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-4 LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Food Packaging
        • Table LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonfood Packaging
        • Table LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Secondary Packaging
        • Table LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonpackaging
        • Table LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Polypropylene
      • Table POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Table CHART III-5 POLYPROPYLENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Food Packaging
        • Table POLYPROPYLENE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonfood Packaging
        • Table POLYPROPYLENE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Secondary Packaging
        • Table POLYPROPYLENE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
      • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-6 PVC FILM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Food Packaging
        • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonfood Packaging
        • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Secondary Packaging
        • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate
      • Table POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-7 PET FILM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Food Packaging
        • Table POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonfood & Secondary Packaging
        • Table POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE NONFOOD & SECONDARY FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Nonpackaging
        • Table POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Other Plastic Films
      • Table OTHER PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Polystyrene
        • Table POLYSTYRENE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Nylon
        • Table NYLON FILM RESIN DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Polyvinylidene Chloride
        • Table POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol
        • Table ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Degradable Plastics
        • Table DEGRADABLE PLASTICS FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • All Other
        • Table ALL OTHER PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • Table PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Table CHART IV-1 PLASTIC FILM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
  • FOOD PACKAGING
    • General
      • Table FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART V-1 FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Food Industry Outlook
      • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Consumer Preferences
      • Distribution Trends
    • Snacks
      • Snack Food Outlook
        • Table SNACK FOOD SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table SNACK FOOD FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Meat, Poultry, &Seafood
      • Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Outlook
        • Table MEAT, POULTRY, &SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table MEAT, POULTRY, &SEAFOOD FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Baked Goods
      • Baked Goods Outlook
        • Table BAKED GOODS SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table BAKED GOODS FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Produce
      • Produce Outlook
        • Table FRESH PRODUCE CONSUMPTION
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table PRODUCE FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Pet Food
      • Pet Food Outlook
        • Table PET FOOD SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table PET FOOD FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Grain Mill Products
      • Grain Mill Products Outlook
        • Table GRAIN MILL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table GRAIN MILL PRODUCT FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Confections
      • Confections Outlook
        • Table CONFECTION SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table CONFECTION FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Frozen Foods
      • Frozen Foods Outlook
        • Table FROZEN FOOD SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table FROZEN FOOD FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Dairy Products
      • Dairy Products Outlook
        • Table DAIRY PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table DAIRY PRODUCT FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Beverages
      • Beverages Outlook
        • Table BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table BEVERAGE FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Other Foods
      • Table OTHER FOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
  • NONFOOD PACKAGING
    • General
      • Table NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART VI-1 NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
      • Pharmaceutical & Medical Products Outlook
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL PRODUCT FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Shipping Sacks
      • Table SHIPPING SACK FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Rack & Counter
      • Table RACK & COUNTER FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Textile & Paper Products
      • Textile & Paper Products Outlook
        • Table TEXTILE & PAPER PRODUCTS SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic Film Demand
        • Table TEXTILE & PAPER FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Other Nonfood Packaging
      • Table OTHER NONFOOD PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
  • SECONDARY PACKAGING
    • General
      • Table SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART VII-1 SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Retail Bags
      • Table RETAIL BAG FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Stretch Wrap
      • Table STRETCH WRAP FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Industrial Liners
      • Table INDUSTRIAL LINER FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Shrink Wrap
      • Table SHRINK WRAP FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Garment Bags
      • Table GARMENT BAG FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Other Secondary Packaging
      • Table OTHER SECONDARY PACKAGING FILM DEMAND
  • NONPACKAGING
    • General
      • Table NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART VIII-1 NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Trash Bags
      • Table TRASH BAG FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Nonwoven Disposables
      • Table NONWOVEN DISPOSABLE FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Household Foodwraps & Bags
      • Table HOUSEHOLD FOODWRAP & BAG FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Agricultural Film
      • Table AGRICULTURAL FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Construction & Industrial Film
      • Table CONSTRUCTION & INDUSTRIAL FILM DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Other Nonpackaging Film
      • Table OTHER NONPACKAGING FILM DEMAND BY MARKET & RESIN
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US PLASTIC FILM SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART IX-1 US PLASTIC FILM MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Channels of Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • AEP Industries Incorporated
      • Amcor Limited
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Group Incorporated
      • Clorox Company
      • Clysar LLC
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Eastman Kodak Company
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Exxon Mobil Corporation
      • FLEXcon Company Incorporated
      • FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
      • Griffon Corporation
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • Hood Companies
      • Innovia Films Limited
      • Inteplast Group Limited
      • Intertape Polymer Group Incorporated
      • Jindal Poly Films Limited
      • Klöckner Pentaplast Group
      • Kuraray Company Limited
      • MACtac
      • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
      • Next Generation Films Incorporated
      • Novolex
      • OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated
      • Onex Corporation
      • PolyOne Corporation
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Raven Industries Incorporated
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Sigma Plastics Group
      • Taghleef Industries LLC
      • 3M Company
      • Toray Industries Incorporated
      • Tredegar Corporation
      • Treofan Germany GmbH & Company KG
      • Western Plastics Limited

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