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Pouches

US pouch demand to reach $9.4 billion in 2018
Demand for pouches in the US is forecast to reach $9.4 billion in 2018, fueled by above average gains for stand-up pouches stemming from sustainability, function, and marketing advantages over alternative packaging media. Advances for stand-up pouches will be well above those of most other packaging types, resulting from growing interest among packaged goods companies. This interest is based on savings achieved in shipping costs due to the lighter weight and lower material use of stand-up pouches compared to rigid containers. Also supporting gains will be the ability of stand-up pouches to differentiate products on store shelves due to their use of high quality graphics. In addition, heightened use of reclosing and dispensing components will increase the competitiveness of pouches against rigid containers.

Four-side-seal, spouted pouches to lead gains
In flat pouches, the fastest growth will be seen in four-side-seal pouches, driven by rising demand in medical and pharmaceutical markets and in food applications such as meat, poultry, and seafood, and sauces and condiments. In addition, robust growth is expected in smaller nonfood uses such as soaps and detergents. Flat pouch advances will also be supported by improved barrier structures and the incorporation of such convenience features as resealable closures, spouts, and tear notches.

Spouted pouches are expected to register double-digit growth through 2018, driven by expanding use of pouches in general, along with the functionality and convenient dispensing afforded by spouts. Baby food, sauces and condiments, and other processed food applications will offer solid opportunities for spouted pouches. Spouted pouches for baby food provide advantages in terms of portability and convenience as they enable self feeding. Rapid advances are also expected in the beverage market as spouted pouches become more common with alcoholic beverages, premixed cocktails, sports drinks, and energy drinks.

Nonfood markets to outpace food & beverage segment
Growth in nonfood markets will outpace the overall average as a result of solid opportunities in consumer product uses due to rapid growth in demand for unit dose laundry products packaged in dissolvable pouches coupled with sustainability initiatives spurring switches to pouches. Strong growth is anticipated in refill packages for soaps and household cleaning products resulting from such pouch benefits as reclosable zippers, spouts, carrying handles, and reduced shipping costs compared with rigid containers. In medical and pharmaceutical markets, advances will be aided by growing usage of unit-of-use packaging.

Food and beverage markets accounted for 80 percent of pouch demand in 2013. Stand-up pouch demand will outpace that of flat pouches based on their combination of performance, strong shelf appeal, user friendliness, and green qualities due to their lighter weight and reduced material use. Value gains will also be fueled by heightened demand for largersized pouches, spouted pouches, pouches with carrying features, and pouches that use self-venting films to enable steam cooking of contents in the package. Through 2018, the fastest growing food and beverage applications for pouches will be pet food and meat, poultry, and seafood.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table POUCH DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Income & Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Retail Sales
      • Table RETAIL SALES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Food & Beverage Industry Overview
      • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
    • Packaging Industry Overview
      • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Paper
      • Plastic
      • Metal
      • Glass & Wood
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table POUCH PRICES
    • Machinery Trends
    • Raw Material & Component Trends
      • Plastic Film, Paper, & Foil
      • Adhesives, Inks, & Coatings
      • Closures & Other Components
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • International Activity & Foreign Trade
  • PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW
    • Pouch Definition
    • Product Types
      • Table POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Flat Pouches
        • Table FLAT POUCH DEMAND
        • Table CHART III-1 FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
        • Table PILLOW POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-2 PILLOW POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
        • Table FOUR-SIDE-SEAL FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-3 FOUR-SIDE-SEAL FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
        • Table THREE-SIDE-SEAL FLAT POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-4 THREE-SIDE-SEAL POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Stand-Up Pouches
        • Table STAND-UP POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-5 STAND-UP POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Product Features
      • Table CHART III-6 POUCH FEATURES COMPARISON, 2003-2023
      • Resealable Pouches
        • Table RESEALABLE POUCH DEMAND
      • Vacuum Pouches
        • Table VACUUM POUCH DEMAND
      • Retort Pouches
        • Table RETORT POUCH DEMAND
      • Shaped Pouches
        • Table SHAPED POUCH DEMAND
      • Spouted Pouches
        • Table SPOUTED POUCH DEMAND
      • Aseptic Pouches
        • Table ASEPTIC POUCH DEMAND
      • Stick Pouches
        • Table STICK POUCH DEMAND
    • Markets & Production Methods
      • Table POUCH DEMAND BY MARKET, PRODUCTION METHOD, & APPEARANCE
      • Form/Fill/Seal
      • Preformed
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING
    • General
      • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Candy & Snack Foods
      • Candy & Snack Food Outlook
        • Table CANDY & SNACK SHIPMENTS
      • Pouch Demand
        • Table CANDY & SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table SAVORY SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table CANDY & CONFECTION MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table BAKERY SNACK MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table NUT & DRIED FRUIT MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table OTHER SNACK FOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES
    • Processed Foods
      • Processed Foods Outlook
        • Table PROCESSED FOODS SHIPMENTS
      • Pouch Demand
        • Table PROCESSED FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table DRY FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table FROZEN FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table SAUCES & CONDIMENTS MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table OTHER PROCESSED FOODS MARKET FOR POUCHES
    • Fresh Produce
      • Fresh Produce Outlook
        • Table FRESH PRODUCE SHIPMENTS
      • Pouch Demand
        • Table FRESH PRODUCE MARKET FOR POUCHES
    • Beverages
      • Beverage Outlook
        • Table BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Pouch Demand
        • Table BEVERAGE MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table JUICE & FRUIT DRINK MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table OTHER BEVERAGE MARKETS FOR POUCHES
    • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood
      • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Outlook
        • Table MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD SHIPMENTS
      • Pouch Demand
        • Table MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES
    • Pet Food
      • Pet Food Outlook
        • Table PET FOOD & TREAT SHIPMENTS
      • Pouch Demand
        • Table PET FOOD MARKET FOR POUCHES
    • Cheese
      • Cheese Outlook
        • Table CHEESE SHIPMENTS
      • Pouch Demand
        • Table CHEESE MARKET FOR POUCHES
    • Other Foods
      • Table OTHER FOODS MARKETS FOR POUCHES
  • NONFOOD PACKAGING
    • General
      • Table NONFOOD PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE
      • Table CHART V-1 NONFOOD PACKAGING POUCH DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Medical & Pharmaceutical
      • Medical & Pharmaceutical Products Outlook
        • Table MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Pouch Demand
        • Table MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR POUCHES
        • Table MEDICAL SUPPLY & DEVICE MARKET FOR POUCHES
    • Consumer Products
      • Table CONSUMER PRODUCTS MARKET FOR POUCHES
      • Lawn & Garden Products
      • Wipes
      • Soaps & Cleaning Products
      • Other Consumer Products
    • Industrial & Other Products
      • Table INDUSTRIAL & OTHER MARKETS FOR POUCHES
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US MERCHANT POUCH SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Merchant vs. Captive
      • Table CAPTIVE & MERCHANT POUCH DEMAND
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US MERCHANT POUCH MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Advance Polybag Incorporated
      • Amcor Limited
      • American Packaging Corporation
      • Ampac Packaging LLC
      • Barry-Wehmiller Companies Incorporated
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • Bosch (Robert) GmbH
      • CDF Corporation
      • Coating Excellence International LLC
      • Coesia SpA
      • Coveris
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours and Company
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Hearthside Food Solutions LLC
      • Hood Companies
      • Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
      • InterFlex Group Incorporated
      • LPS Industries LLC
      • Mondi Group
      • Multifilm Packaging Corporation
      • Oliver Products Company
      • Oracle Flexible Packaging Incorporated
      • Packaging Coordinators Incorporated
      • PouchTec Industries LLC
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Prolamina Corporation
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Robbie Manufacturing Incorporated
      • Rollprint Packaging Products Incorporated
      • ROVEMA GmbH
      • Salzgitter AG
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Sigma Plastics Group
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • St. Johns Packaging Limited
      • Totani Corporation
      • UDG Healthcare plc
      • Wihuri Oy
    • Other Companies Mentioned In Study

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