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World Protective Packaging


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World Protective Packaging

World demand to approach $27 billion in 2018
Global demand for protective packaging is expected to register healthy growth, as manufacturing activity around the world continues to grow, particularly in the world’s developing regions. Additionally,Internet-based retail continues to post double-digit growth in many countries,including many of the largest and/or most affluent nations. Suppliers and users alike will continue to seek ways in which protective products can reduce package weights while assuring high performance;and reduce overall logistical costs. Such efforts have led to the evolution of supply chains, as third-party logistics (3PL) and fulfillment service providers are now a major outlet for protective packaging products.

Asia/Pacific region to post fastest growth
Due to the size of its manufacturing sector, and its growing middle class, the Asia/Pacific region will offer the best opportunities for growth through 2018.However, developed areas, such as the US, Canada, Western Europe, and the affluent Asian nations, will also post healthy gains, due largely to growth in Internet-based retail and accelerated manufacturing activity.

E-commerce to drive growth worldwide
Internet shopping and other e-commerce outlets currently account for about four percent of global retail sales, and will continue to register robust advances.Consumer purchasing via PCs, and,increasingly, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (aka, m-commerce),has increased at remarkable rates,even in countries with fairly developed,mature retail sectors. Sales of books, recorded music, personal electronics, and other items via the Internet and traditional catalog/mailorder channels have boosted demand for air pillows, loose-fill,paper fill, bubble packaging, and protective mailers.

Sustained manufacturing activity to boost demand
Manufacturing accounts for the largest share of protective packaging demand.Protective products such as molded plastic foams, paperboard edge protectors,and foam-in-place polyurethane are used to secure products from damage during shipping. The Asia/Pacific region,already the largest regional market for protective packaging in manufacturing applications, will increase its share of this segment, as more of the world’s manufacturing capacity for appliances, electronics,and other products shifts to countries such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Shifts in product mix driven by environmental concerns
Foamed plastics and paperboard protectors will continue to be the largest product types. However, other products --including bubble packaging, protective mailers, and air pillows -- are expected to post faster growth. This is due mainly to their use in shipping products sold via the Internet directly to consumers. Environmental factors are also a factor in the product mix. Efforts to reduce resin volumes and to use recyclable materials will favor thin-walled air pillows and thinner gauge, recyclable films. Paper fill made from reclaimed fiber will also see increased use due to regulatory standards requiring use of recycled paper and consumer preference for more sustainable packaging options.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Macroeconomic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
      • Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION
      • Urbanization Patterns
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook
      • Table WORLD E-COMMERCE & RELATED RETAIL SALES BY REGION
    • World Packaging Industry Outlook
      • Table WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
    • World Corrugated Box Industry Overview
      • Table WORLD CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND BY REGION
    • World Plastic Industry Overview
      • Table WORLD PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY REGION
    • Pricing Trends
    • Environmental Issues
    • Regulatory Considerations
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-2 WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Foamed Plastics
        • Table WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION
      • Paperboard Protectors
        • Table WORLD PAPERBOARD PROTECTOR DEMAND BY REGION
      • Protective Mailers
        • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE MAILER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Protective Packaging
        • Table WORLD OTHER PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT
    • Demand by Material
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Paper & Paperboard
      • Foamed Plastics
      • Plastic Films & Other Plastics
    • Demand by Function
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2013
      • Cushioning
      • Blocking & Bracing
      • Void-Filling
      • Wrapping
      • Insulation
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-5 WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION
      • Retail
        • Table WORLD RETAIL MARKET FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION & APPLICATION
      • Other
        • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING BY REGION
    • World Production & Trade Overview
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • North America: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED STATES: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United States: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table UNITED STATES: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • United States: Suppliers
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Canada: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Canada: Suppliers
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Mexico: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Mexico: Suppliers
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Western Europe: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Belgium
      • Belgium: General
      • Belgium: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table BELGIUM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Belgium: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table BELGIUM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Belgium: Suppliers
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • France: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • France: Suppliers
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Germany: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Germany: Suppliers
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table ITALY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Italy: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table ITALY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Italy: Suppliers
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: General
      • Netherlands: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table NETHERLANDS: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Netherlands: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table NETHERLANDS: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Netherlands: Suppliers
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table SPAIN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Spain: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table SPAIN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Spain: Suppliers
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United Kingdom: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • United Kingdom: Suppliers
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Western Europe: Suppliers
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Asia/Pacific: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
      • Australia: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table AUSTRALIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Australia: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table AUSTRALIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Australia: Suppliers
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table CHINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • China: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table CHINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • China: Suppliers
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table INDIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • India: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table INDIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • India: Suppliers
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
      • Indonesia: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table INDONESIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Indonesia: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table INDONESIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Indonesia: Suppliers
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table JAPAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Japan: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table JAPAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Japan: Suppliers
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • South Korea: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • South Korea: Suppliers
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
      • Taiwan: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table TAIWAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Taiwan: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table TAIWAN: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Taiwan: Suppliers
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: General
      • Thailand: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table THAILAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Thailand: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table THAILAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Thailand: Suppliers
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Suppliers
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Central & South America: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VII-1 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Argentina
        • Table ARGENTINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table ARGENTINA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table BRAZIL: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Eastern Europe: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VII-2 EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table POLAND: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Protective Packaging Demand by Market
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Africa/Mideast: Protective Packaging Demand by Product
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VII-3 AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • South Africa
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table TURKEY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Channels of Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • ACH Foam Technologies LLC
      • Airpack SpA
      • Automated Packaging Systems Incorporated
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Broadway Industrial Group Limited
      • Carpenter Company
      • Cascades Incorporated
      • DS Smith plc
      • Foam Fabricators Incorporated
      • Form Koruyucu Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sti
      • Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated
      • FROMM (Reinhard) Holding AG
      • Great Northern Corporation
      • Huhtamäki Oyj
      • Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
      • Menasha Corporation
      • Mondi Group
      • Nefab AB
      • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
      • Packaging Corporation of America
      • Packshield Industries
      • Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated
      • Polycell International Proprietary 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
      • Signode Industrial Group LLC
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Specialized Packaging Group LP
      • Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH
      • 3M Company
      • UFP Technologies Incorporated
      • Zotefoams plc
    • Additional Companies in the Protective Packaging Industry

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