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Specialty Films

Specialty Films

US demand for specialty film products is projected to increase 4.0% per year to $9.0 billion. Ongoing growth in food shipments, packaging shipments, and construction spending, as well as demand for technologically advanced, high performance films will boost demand for specialty films such as barrier, water soluble, and biodegradable films.

This report covers specialty film demand by Function, Resin, and Market, along with a discussion of raw materials used in production. Data are given in dollar value and volume.

Specialty film functional segments covered in the study include:
Barrier films
Microporous films
Safety and security films
Conductive and insulative films
Light control films
Water soluble films
Biodegradable films

Resins used in the production of specialty films include:
Polyolefins
Polyester
Nylon
Ethylene vinyl alcohol
Polyvinyl butyral
Polyvinylidene chloride
Fluoropolymers

Demand is also broken out for the following markets:
Food packaging
Nonfood packaging
Personal care products
Construction
Transportation equipment
Electronics

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US specialty film market including key trends in applications and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018 with forecasts for 2023, with year by year historical market volatility addressed. Data were provided in both dollar value and volume. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market share.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | US Specialty Films Market
  • OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends In the Specialty Films Market
    • Scope & Product Description
    • Factors Impacting Specialty Film Demand
    • Technology
      • Table Selected Film Technologies
    • Raw Materials
      • Table Specialty Film Raw Material Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Pricing Trends
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table Specialty Film Market, 2008 – 2018
      • Table Figure 2-2 | Specialty Film Demand & Manufacturers' Shipments, 2008 – 2018
    • Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
    • International Market
      • Foreign Trade
      • International Activity
  • FUNCTIONS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Specialty Films Functions
    • Specialty Film Demand by Function
      • Table Specialty Film Demand by Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 3-2 | Specialty Film Demand Share by Function, 2018
    • Barrier Films
      • Barrier Films: Characteristics & Scope
      • Barrier Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Barrier Specialty Film Demand by Film Type & Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Barrier Specialty Film Demand Share by Film Type & Market, 2018
      • Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films
        • Table Oxygen Barrier Properties of Selected Resins
        • Table Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-4 | Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Moisture Barrier Films
        • Table Moisture Barrier Properties of Selected Resins
        • Table Moisture Barrier Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-5 | Moisture Barrier Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Corrosion Barrier Films
        • Table Corrosion Barrier Film Demand by Technology, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-6 | Corrosion Barrier Film Demand Share by Technology, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Corrosion Barrier Films: Selected Suppliers & Products
      • Other Barrier Films
        • Table Other Specialty Barrier Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-7 | Other Specialty Barrier Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Microporous Films
      • Microporous Films: Product Description & Scope
        • Table Selected Markets & Applications for Microporous Films
      • Microporous Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Microporous Film Demand by Film Type, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-8 | Microporous Film Demand Share by Film Type, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Selected Microporous Film Suppliers & Products
    • Safety & Security Films
      • Safety & Security Films: Product Description & Scope
      • Safety & Security Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Safety & Security Film Demand by Film Type & Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-9 | Safety & Security Film Demand Share by Film Type, 2008 – 2023
      • Safety & Security Films: Selected Suppliers & Products
      • Interlayer Products
        • Table Interlayer Safety & Security Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-10 | Interlayer Safety & Security Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Surface Products
        • Table Surface Safety & Security Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-11 | Surface Safety & Security Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Conductive & Insulative Films
      • Conductive & Insulative Films: Product Description & Scope
      • Conductive & Insulative Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Conductive & Insulative Film Demand by Film Type & Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-12 | Conductive & Insulative Film Demand Share by Film Type, 2008 – 2023
      • Conductive & Insulative Films: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • Light Control Films
      • Light Control Films: Product Description & Scope
      • Light Control Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Light Control Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-13 | Light Control Film Demand Share by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Light Control Films: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • Water Soluble Films
      • Water Soluble Films: Product Description & Scope
      • Water Soluble Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Water Soluble Film Demand by Application, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-14 | Water Soluble Film Demand Share by Application, 2008 – 2023
      • Water Soluble Films: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table MonoSol PVOH Film Capacity Expansions, 2007 – 2018
    • Biodegradable Films
      • Biodegradable Films: Product Description & Scope
      • Biodegradable Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Biodegradable Film Demand by Application, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 3-15 | Biodegradable Film Demand Share by Application, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Selected Biodegradable Film Suppliers & Products
    • Other Functions
      • Table Other Specialty Film Demand By Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Resins, Characteristics, & Applications for Selected Other Specialty Films
  • RESINS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Resins Used in Specialty Films
    • Specialty Film Demand by Resin
      • Table Specialty Film Demand by Resin, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 4-2 | Specialty Film Demand Share by Resin, 2018
    • Polyolefin Films
      • Polyolefin Films: Product Description & Scope
        • Table Specialty Polyolefin Films: Selected Resins, Applications, & Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Polyolefin Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Specialty Polyolefin Film Demand by Function & Resin, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Specialty Polyolefin Film Demand Share by Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Polyolefin Films: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table Specialty Polyolefin Films: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • Polyester Films
      • Polyester Films: Product Description & Scope
        • Table Specialty Polyester Films: Selected Resins, Applications, & Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Polyester Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Specialty Polyester Film Demand by Function, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Specialty Polyester Film Demand Share by Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films
      • Other Polyester Films
      • Polyester Films: Selected Suppliers
        • Table Selected Specialty Polyester Film Suppliers
    • Nylon Films
      • Nylon Films: Product Description & Scope
      • Nylon Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Specialty Nylon Film Demand by Function, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Specialty Nylon Film Demand Share by Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Nylon Films: Selected Suppliers
    • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Films
      • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Films: Product Description & Scope
        • Table Specialty Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Films: Advantages, Disadvantages, Formulations, & Applications
      • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Specialty Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-6 | Specialty Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) Films: Selected Suppliers
    • Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Films
      • Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Films: Product Description & Scope
      • Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Specialty Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-7 | Specialty Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Films: Selected Suppliers
    • Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Films
      • Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Films: Product Description & Scope
      • Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Specialty Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-8 | Specialty Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) Films: Selected Suppliers
    • Fluoropolymer Films
      • Fluoropolymer Films: Demand Forecast
        • Table Specialty Fluoropolymer Film Demand by Function, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-9 | Specialty Fluoropolymer Film Demand Share by Function, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Selected Fluoropolymer Characteristics, Applications, & Selected Suppliers by Resin
      • Fluoropolymer Films: Selected Suppliers
    • Other Resins
      • Other Resins: Product Description & Scope
        • Table Other Specialty Film Resins: Characteristics & Applications
      • Other Resins: Demand Forecast
        • Table Other Specialty Film Resin Demand by Resin, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-10 | Other Specialty Film Resin Demand Share by Resin, 2008 – 2023
      • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films
        • Table Figure 4-11 | Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Bio-Based Polymer Films
        • Table Figure 4-12 | Bio-Based Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Polyimide Films
        • Table Figure 4-13 | Polyimide Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • All Other Specialty Films
        • Table Figure 4-14 | All Other Specialty Film Resin Demand, 2008 – 2023
  • MARKETS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Specialty Films Markets
    • Specialty Film Demand Forecast by Market
      • Table Specialty Film Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Specialty Film Demand Share by Market, 2018
    • Food Packaging
      • Food Packaging: Overview & Scope
      • Food Packaging: Specialty Film Demand
        • Table Food Packaging Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Food Packaging Specialty Film Demand Share by Application, 2008 – 2023
      • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood
        • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Specialty Films: Selected Packaging Applications & Characteristics
        • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Specialty Films: Selected Resins, Characteristics, & Applications
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Snack Food
        • Table Snack Food Packaging Specialty Films: Selected Resins & Characteristics
        • Table Figure 5-5 | Snack Foods Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Produce
        • Table Figure 5-6 | Produce Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Dairy Products
        • Table Figure 5-7 | Dairy Product Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Baked Goods
        • Table Figure 5-8 | Baked Good Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Candy
        • Table Figure 5-9 | Candy Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Other Food
        • Table Figure 5-10 | Other Food Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Nonfood Packaging
      • Nonfood Packaging: Demand Forecast
        • Table Nonfood Packaging Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Pharmaceutical & Medical
        • Table Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-11 | Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Other Nonfood Packaging
        • Table Other Nonfood Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-12 | Other Nonfood Packaging Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Personal Care Products
      • Personal Care Products: Overview & Scope
      • Personal Care Products: Specialty Film Demand
        • Table Personal Care Product Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-13 | Personal Care Product Specialty Film Demand Share by Application, 2008 – 2023
    • Construction
      • Construction: Scope & Product Description
      • Construction: Specialty Film Demand
        • Table Construction Market for Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Windows
        • Table Figure 5-14 | Windows Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Vapor Barriers
        • Table Figure 5-15 | Vapor Barrier Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Other Construction Applications
        • Table Figure 5-16 | Other Construction Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Transportation Equipment
      • Transportation Equipment: Specialty Film Demand
        • Table Transportation Equipment Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Automotive
        • Table Figure 5-17 | Automotive Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment
        • Table Figure 5-18 | Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Electronics
      • Electronics: Overview & Scope
        • Table Electronics Specialty Film: Selected Segments, Applications, & Characteristics
      • Electronics: Specialty Film Demand
        • Table Electronics Specialty Film Demand by Application & Function, 2008 – 2023
      • Displays
        • Table Figure 5-19 | Display Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Printed Circuits
        • Table Figure 5-20 | Printed Circuit Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Batteries & Fuel Cells
        • Table Figure 5-21 | Battery & Fuel Cell Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Photovoltaic Modules
        • Table Figure 5-22 | Photovoltaic Module Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Other Electronics
        • Table Figure 5-23 | Other Electronic Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Other Markets
      • Other Markets: Demand Forecast
        • Table Other Markets for Specialty Film Demand by Application, 2008 – 2023
      • Health & Medical Products
        • Table Figure 5-24 | Health & Medical Product Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Bags
        • Table Figure 5-25 | Bag Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • All Other Markets
        • Table Figure 5-26 | All Other Markets for Specialty Film Demand, 2008 – 2023
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table US Specialty Film Sales by Company, 2018
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 6-1 | Specialty Film Market Share, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-2 | Specialty Films: Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-3 | Specialty Films: Second Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-4 | Specialty Films: Third Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-5 | Specialty Films: Fourth Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-6 | Specialty Films: Fifth Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-7 | Specialty Films: Sixth Market Leader
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Competitive Strategies
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table US Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2023
      • Demographics
        • Table US Population & Households, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 – 2018
      • Manufacturers' Shipments
        • Table US Manufacturers' Shipments, 2008 – 2023
      • Construction Expenditures
        • Table Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2023

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