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World Protective Packaging


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World demand to rise 6.3% annually through 2016
World demand for protective packaging is forecast to increase 6.3 percent per year to $24.5 billion in 2016. Factors contributing to rising demand include an acceleration in global manufacturing output, increased consumer spending on packaged goods worldwide, and demographic trends such as increasing urban populations, as urban residents tend to consume more packaged goods than their rural counterparts. The increasing popularity of Internet shopping in both developed and developing regions will fuel demand for protective packaging for the shipping of relatively small items. These trends will continue to boost demand for cost-effective packaging that protects goods from shock, vibration, abrasion, temperature changes, and other damaging effects of shipping and handling throughout the supply chain.

Foamed plastics to remain largest product segment
Foamed plastics will continue to account for the largest share of world protective packaging demand. Growth in this segment will be aided by foamed plastics’ light weight and superior cushioning features, along with their versatility in conforming to virtually any shape to enhance protection. However, demand for foamed plastic protective packaging will be negatively impacted by the rising importance of sustainability, which will lead to increased consideration of alternatives with more favorable environmental profiles, including bioplastic and nonplastic packaging products, such as molded pulp and bamboo.

Insulated shipping containers, air pillows among fastest growing types
Demand for protective mailers will be fueled by the rise in online shopping, which will drive increased requirements for economical, lightweight, preconstructed protective packaging for the shipping of a wide variety of relatively small objects. Insulated shipping containers will be one of the fastest growing protective packaging product types, as a result of increasing cold chain requirements in the pharmaceutical and life science industries, as well as rising online sales of perishable foods. Pharmaceutical uses will be driven by rapidly expanding markets for biotechnology drugs and vaccines, which are often temperaturesensitive. Demand for air pillows will see rapid growth as well, as they are gaining market share over loose-fill due to their relatively low cost, versatility, and cleanliness during unpacking. Conversely, more moderate gains are anticipated for paperboard protectors, paper fill, and dunnage bags, due to intense competition and mature applications.

Developing regions to see fastest gains in protective packaging demand
The world’s developing regions will exhibit the fastest advances in protective packaging demand. Population growth, greater urbanization, industrialization trends, and increases in international trade will support gains in these regions’ generally underdeveloped packaging sectors. In particular, the Asia/Pacific region will post the fastest growth and remain the largest market due to its important manufacturing sector (by far the biggest in the world). Overall, some of the highest growth rates are expected in India, China, and Indonesia, with Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, and South Africa also expected to see healthy gains. China alone will account for 31 percent of global value gains in protective packaging demand through 2016.


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World Demand for Protective Packaging to Exceed $24 Billion in 2016

World demand for protective packaging is forecast to increase 6.3 percent per year to $24.5 billion in 2016. Factors contributing to rising demand include an acceleration in global manufacturing output, increased consumer spending on packaged goods worldwide, and demographic trends such as increasing urban populations, as urban residents tend to consume more packaged goods than their rural counterparts. The increasing popularity of Internet shopping in both developed and developing regions will fuel demand for protective packaging for the shipping of relatively small items. These and other trends are presented in World Protective Packaging, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

Foamed plastics will continue to account for the largest share of world protective packaging demand. Advances in this product segment will be aided by foamed plastics’ light weight and superior cushioning features. However, demand for foamed plastic protective packaging will be negatively impacted by the rising importance of sustainability, which will lead to increased consideration of alternatives with more favorable environmental profiles.

Demand for protective mailers will be fueled by the rise in online shopping, which will drive increased requirements for economical, lightweight, pre-constructed protective packaging for the shipping of a wide variety of relatively small objects. Insulated shipping containers will also be one of the fastest growing protective packaging product types, as a result of increasing cold chain requirements in the pharmaceutical and life science industries, as well as rising online sales of perishable foods.

The world’s developing regions will see the fastest advances in protective packaging demand. Population growth, greater urbanization, industrialization trends, and increases in international trade will support gains in these regions’ generally underdeveloped packaging sectors. In particular, the Asia/Pacific region will post the fastest growth and remain the largest market due to its important manufacturing sector (by far the biggest in the world). Overall, some of the highest growth rates are expected in India, China, and Indonesia, with Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, and South Africa also expected to see healthy gains. China alone will account for 31 percent of global value gains in protective packaging demand between 2011 and 2016.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Macroeconomic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (millions)
      • Urbanization Patterns
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
    • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2010 dollars)
    • World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook
      • Table WORLD INTERNET & CATALOG SALES BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • World Packaging Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • World Corrugated Box Industry Overview
      • Table WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND BY REGION (billion square meters)
    • World Plastic Industry Overview
      • Table WORLD PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)
    • Pricing Trends
    • Environmental Issues
    • Regulatory Considerations
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Foamed Plastics
        • Table WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Paperboard Protectors
        • Table WORLD PAPERBOARD PROTECTOR DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Protective Mailers
        • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE MAILER DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Other Protective Packaging
        • Table WORLD OTHER PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
    • Demand by Material
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (billion pounds)
      • Paper & Paperboard
      • Foamed Plastics
      • Plastic Films & Other Plastics
    • Demand by Function
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million dollars)
      • Cushioning
      • Blocking & Bracing
      • Void-Filling
      • Wrapping
      • Insulation
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Internet & Catalogs
        • Table WORLD INTERNET & CATALOG MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Retail & Other
        • Table WORLD RETAIL & OTHER MARKETS FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
    • World Production & Trade Overview
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • North America: Protective Packaging Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • United States
      • Table UNITED STATES: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table UNITED STATES: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Canada
      • Table CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
    • Mexico
      • Table MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Western Europe: Protective Packaging Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Belgium
      • Table BELGIUM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table BELGIUM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • France
      • Table FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Germany
      • Table GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Italy
      • Table ITALY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table ITALY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Netherlands
      • Table NETHERLANDS: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table NETHERLANDS: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Spain
      • Table SPAIN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table SPAIN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • United Kingdom
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Asia/Pacific: Protective Packaging Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Australia
      • Table AUSTRALIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table AUSTRALIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
    • China
      • Table CHINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table CHINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • India
      • Table INDIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table INDIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Indonesia
      • Table INDONESIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table INDONESIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Japan
      • Table JAPAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table JAPAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • South Korea
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Taiwan
      • Table TAIWAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table TAIWAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
    • Thailand
      • Table THAILAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table THAILAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America: General
      • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Central & South America: Protective Packaging Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Argentina
        • Table ARGENTINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table ARGENTINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table BRAZIL: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Eastern Europe: General
      • Table EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Eastern Europe: Protective Packaging Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table POLAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Africa/Mideast: Protective Packaging Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • South Africa
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table TURKEY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Channels of Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • ACH Foam Technologies LLC
      • Automated Packaging Systems Incorporated
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Boise Incorporated
      • Broadway Industrial Group Limited
      • Carpenter Company
      • Cascades Incorporated
      • DS Smith plc
      • Fagerdala World Foams AB
      • Foam Fabricators Incorporated
      • Form Mukavva Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sti
      • Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated
      • FROMM (Reinhard) Holding AG
      • Great Northern Corporation
      • Huhtamaki Oyj
      • Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
      • Menasha Corporation
      • Mondi Group
      • Nefab AB
      • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
      • Packshield Industries
      • Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated
      • Polycell International Pty Limited
      • Pregis Corporation
      • Ranpak Corporation
      • Rengo Company Limited
      • Ring Companies
      • Rock-Tenn Company
      • Sansetsu UK Limited
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Shenzhen MYS Environmental Protection & Technology Company Limited
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Specialized Packaging Group LP
      • Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH
      • Svenska Cellulosa AB
      • 3M Company
      • UFP Technologies Incorporated
      • Zotefoams plc
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

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