Stretch & Shrink Film with COVID-19 Market Impact Analysis

Stretch & Shrink Film

This study now includes a COVID-19: Market Impact Analysis with an estimated market size for year 2020.

US demand for stretch and shrink film is projected to increase 1.4% per year to 2.7 billion pounds in 2024. Increased manufacturing and shipping activity, as well as resin and machinery improvement will boost demand in storage and distribution applications, as well as dairy and produce packaging.

This report covers stretch and shrink film product demand for each type, along with demand for each Market and Resin. Data are given in volume (pounds) and value (dollars) terms.

Stretch and shrink markets covered in the study include:
Storage & distribution (pallet unitization and bundling and other)
Product packaging (food, beverages, paper and textile, consumer, and other packaging applications)

Resins covered in the study include:
Linear low-density polyethylene
Low-density polyethylene
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Polypropylene
Other resins

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US stretch and shrink film market including key trends in applications and resins, as well as market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2009, 2014, and 2019 with forecasts for 2024, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data are provided in both volume and dollar value. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table Figure 1-1 | US Stretch & Shrink Film Market
  • Overview
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Stretch & Shrink Film Market
    • Demand by Type & Application
      • Table Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type & Application, 2009 – 2024
    • Historical Trends
      • Table Stretch & Shrink Film Market, 2009 – 2019
      • Table Figure 2-2 | Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2009 – 2019
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table Stretch & Shrink Film Pricing, 2009 – 2024
    • Foreign Trade & International Activity
    • Resin (Multilayer & Metallocene Films) & Machinery Developments
    • Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
      • Pallet Unitization Film
      • PVC Film
      • Recycling
      • Labels
  • Stretch Film
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | US Stretch Film Key Trends
    • Stretch Film Demand
      • Table Stretch Film Demand, 2009 – 2024
    • Stretch Film Production Methods (Cast, Blown)
      • Table Stretch Film Demand by Production Method, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Cast & Blown Stretch Film: Relative Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Stretch Film Resins
      • Table Stretch Film Demand by Resin, 2009 – 2024
    • Stretch Film Products
      • Demand by Product
        • Table Stretch Film Demand by Product, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Figure 3-2 | Stretch Film Demand Share by Product, 2019
      • Stretch Wrap
        • Table Stretch Wrap Products: Drivers & Restraints
      • Stretch Hoods
        • Table Stretch Hoods: Advantages Over Competitive Pallet Unitization Products
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Stretch Hoods & Competitive Products Comparative Demand, 2009 – 2024
      • Stretch Sleeve Labels
        • Table Stretch Sleeve Labels: Advantages Over Competitive Pallet Unitization Products
    • Stretch Film Applications
      • Demand by Application
        • Table Stretch Film Demand by Application, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Stretch Film Uses, Drivers, & Restraints
      • Pallet Unitization (Machine Film, Hand Film)
        • Table Stretch Film Demand by Pallet Unitization Application, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Selected Pallet Unitization Suppliers & Products by Film Type
      • Bundling & Other Storage & Distribution
        • Table Selected Building & Other Storage & Distribution Suppliers & Products by Film Type
      • Food Packaging
        • Table Stretch Film Demand by Food Packaging Application, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Figure 3-4 | Stretch Film Demand Share by Food Packaging Application, 2019
      • Beverage Packaging
      • Paper & Textile Packaging
      • Consumer & Other Packaging
    • Stretch Film Market Leaders
      • Table Figure 3-5 | US Stretch Film Market Share by Company, 2019
      • Table Selected Stretch Film Products by Market Leaders
  • Shrink Film
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | US Shrink Film Key Trends
    • Shrink Film Demand
      • Table Shrink Film Demand, 2009 – 2024
    • Shrink Film Resins
      • Table Shrink Film Demand by Resin, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Shrink Film Resin Applications & Characteristics
    • Shrink Film Products
      • Demand by Product
        • Table Shrink Film Demand by Product, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Figure 4-2 | Shrink Film Demand Share by Product, 2019
      • Shrink Wrap
        • Table Shrink Wrap Products: Drivers & Restraints
      • Shrink Labels
        • Table Shrink Label Resins: Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Shrink Bags
      • Shrink Hoods & Other Shrink Film
    • Shrink Film Applications
      • Demand by Application
        • Table Shrink Film Demand by Application, 2009 – 2024
      • Food Packaging
        • Table Shrink Film Demand by Food Packaging Application, 2009 – 2024
      • Beverage Packaging
      • Paper & Textile Packaging
        • Table Selected Paper & Textile Product Applications for Shrink Film
      • Consumer & Other Packaging
        • Table Selected Consumer & Other Applications for Shrink Film
      • Pallet Unitization
      • Bundling & Other Storage & Distribution
    • Shrink Film Market Leaders
      • Table Figure 4-3 | US Shrink Film Market Share, 2019
      • Table Selected Shrink Film Products by Market Leader
  • Storage & Distribution Applications
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Storage & Distribution Applications for Stretch & Shrink Film
    • Demand by Application
      • Table Storage & Distribution: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2009 – 2024
    • Pallet Unitization
      • Table Pallet Unitization: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Pallet Unitization: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Product, 2009 – 2024
    • Bundling & Other Storage & Distribution
      • Table Bundling & Other Storage & Distribution: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Figure 5-3 | Bundling & Other Storage & Distribution: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2009 – 2024
    • Storage & Distribution Markets
      • Demand by Market
        • Table Storage & Distribution: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Market, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Storage & Distribution: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Market, 2009 – 2024
      • Manufacturing
      • Warehousing
      • Construction & Other Applications
  • Product Packaging Applications
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 6-1 | Key Trends in Stretch & Shrink Film Product Packaging Applications
    • Demand by Application
      • Table Product Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Application, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Figure 6-2 | Product Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand Share by Application, 2019
    • Food Packaging
      • Stretch vs. Shrink Film Demand
        • Table Food Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Figure 6-3 | Food Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
      • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging
        • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type & Grade, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Selected Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Applications for Stretch & Shrink Film
      • Dairy Packaging
        • Table Dairy Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Selected Dairy Packaging Applications for Stretch & Shrink Films
      • Produce Packaging
        • Table Produce Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Selected Produce Packaging Applications for Stretch & Shrink Films
      • Other Food Packaging
        • Table Other Food Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
    • Beverage Packaging
      • Table Beverage Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Figure 6-4 | Beverage Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
    • Paper & Textile Packaging
      • Table Paper & Textile Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type & Application, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Figure 6-5 | Paper & Textile Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand, 2009 – 2024
    • Consumer Product Packaging
      • Table Consumer Product Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type & Application, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Selected Consumer Applications for Stretch & Shrink Films
    • Other Product Packaging
      • Table Other Product Packaging: Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type & Application, 2009 – 2024
  • Resins
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 7-1 | Key Trends in Stretch & Shrink Film Resins
    • Demand by Resin
      • Table Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Resin, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Figure 7-2 | Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Resin & Type, 2009 – 2024
    • LLDPE
      • Table LLDPE Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
      • Table LLDPE Stretch & Shrink Films: Advantages & Disadvantages
    • LDPE
      • Table LDPE Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
      • Table LDPE Stretch & Shrink Films: Advantages & Disadvantages
    • PVC
      • Table PVC Stretch & Shrink Film Demand by Type, 2009 – 2024
      • Table PVC Stretch & Shrink Films: Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Other Resins
      • Table Other Stretch & Shrink Film Resin Demand by Resin & Type, 2009 – 2024
      • Table Other Stretch & Shrink Film Resin Applications: Drivers & Restraints
  • Industry Structure
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table US Stretch & Shrink Film Sales by Company, 2019
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 8-1 | US Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share, 2019
      • Table Figure 8-2 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market Share: Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 8-3 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 8-4 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 8-5 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 8-6 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 8-7 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market: Sixth Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 8-8 | Stretch & Shrink Film Market: Seventh Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Additional Market Leaders in the US Stretch & Shrink Film Market
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Table Competitive Strategies in the US Stretch & Shrink Film Industry
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • List of Industry Participants
      • Table Selected Industry Participants
  • Appendix
    • Scope
      • Table Study Scope: Stretch & Shrink Film Markets
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Table Relevant HS 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 Macroeconomic Indicators, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Figure 9-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2019, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average
      • Demographics
        • Table Population & Households, 2009 – 2024
        • Table Figure 9-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2004 – 2019
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2009 – 2024

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