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Flexible Plastic Packaging Market in the US 2015-2019

Flexible Plastic Packaging Market in the US 2015-2019

About flexible plastics

Flexible plastics are a category of plastics that are thin, light, and easily stretchable, yet retain barrier characteristics along with being resistant to tearing or puncturing. These properties make flexible plastics suitable for manufacturing packaging products. They are chemically inert, cheap, and visually appealing, which enhances the appeal of the product they are used to pack.

Generally, they are used to pack non-durable and fast-moving unit loads and have limited bulk industrial use, with the exception of FIBCs. The key customers of flexible plastic packaging products are the F&B, personal care, and pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Technavio's analysts forecast the flexible plastic packaging market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 3.39% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

In this report, Technavio covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the flexible plastic packaging market in the US for 2015-2019. The report includes plastic bags and pouches used in packaging, storage, and transportation. The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top five vendors operating in the market. In addition, the report includes segmentation of the market by products and raw materials.Technavio's report, Flexible Plastic Packaging Market in US 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape of flexible plastic packaging in the US and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

  • Amcor
  • Bemis
  • Berry
  • Pactiv
  • Sealed Air
Other prominent vendors
  • AEP Industries
  • Bischof + Klein
  • Clondalkin Group
  • Constantia Flexibles
  • Coveris
  • DS Smith
  • Graham Packaging
  • Huhtamaki
  • LINPAC Group
  • Printpack
  • Winpak
  • Wipak
Market driver
  • Increased use of modified atmosphere packaging
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Competition from other forms of packaging
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Shift from rigid to flexible packaging
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Flexible Plastic Packaging Market in the US 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Flexible Plastic Packaging Market in the US: Amcor, Bemis, Berry, Pactiv and Sealed Air
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AEP Industries, Bischof + Klein, Clondalkin Group, Constantia Flexibles, Coveris, DS Smith, Graham Packaging, Huhtamaki, LINPAC Group, Printpack, Winpak and Wipak
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Increased focus is being given to convenience and sustainability issues. Flexible plastic packaging materials are 80% lighter in weight than equivalent rigid plastic packaging materials as well as cheaper to manufacture. They also have high tensile strength and barrier properties. Flexible packaging is highly versatile and can be converted into many shapes and sizes. The development of convenient, innovative items, such as stand-up pouches, is making flexible plastics more popular. Carriage and warehousing costs for these items are also low.”
According to the report, smart packaging refers to smart materials capable of sensing a change in the immediate external environment through the use of sensors and indicators, thereby increasing the shelf life of the items inside. Such materials take automatic rectifying actions in response to changes in the environment (whether temperature, moisture, or pressure related). Antimicrobial films, through additives, also control the growth of microorganisms. Such films are even fitted with radio-frequency identification tags for tracking items. These films is expected to have a significant impact on the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Further, the report states that major vendors are being forced to adopt lower prices, which will affect the overall profit margins of vendors and hinder market growth.

Companies Mentioned

Amcor, Bemis, Berry, Pactiv, Sealed Air, AEP Industries, Bischof + Klein, Clondalkin Group, Constantia Flexibles, Coveris, DS Smith, Graham Packaging, Huhtamaki, LINPAC Group, Printpack, Winpak, Wipak

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of flexible plastic packaging market in US
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Service offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Flexible plastic packaging market in US 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation of flexible plastic packaging market in US by product
      • Table Segmentation of flexible plastic packaging market in US by product 2014
    • Segmentation of flexible plastic packaging market in US by product 2014 and 2019
      • Table Segmentation of flexible plastic packaging market in US by product 2014
      • Table Segmentation of flexible plastic packaging market in US by product 2014-2019
    • Plastic bags market in US
      • Table Plastic bags market in US 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Plastic pouches market in US
      • Table Plastic pouches market in US 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Others plastic packaging material market in US
      • Table Others plastic packaging material market in US 2014-2019 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by raw material
    • Segmentation of flexible plastic packaging market in US by raw material
      • Table Segmentation of flexible packaging market in US by raw material
  • Market growth drivers
    • Table Growth drivers of flexible plastic packaging market in US
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Market challenges in flexible plastic packaging market in US
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Trends emerging in the flexible plastic packaging market in US
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors
    • Key leading vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Amcor
      • Table Amcor business segment
    • Bemis
    • Berry Plastics
      • Table Revenue comparison by business segment 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
    • Sealed Air
    • Pactiv
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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