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Global Polyethylene Packaging Market 2016-2020

Global Polyethylene Packaging Market 2016-2020

About Polyethylene Packaging

Plastics are preferred over other forms of packaging because of their physical and chemical properties. They have certain inherent properties that make them ideal packaging materials. They are tough, durable, light in weight, easy to transport, and are not brittle like glass. Their cost per unit of production is low and they have a wide variety of applications. Plastic packaging even aids companies in marketing and advertising campaigns by allowing innovative and attractive designs. One of the factors driving the growth of this market is the growing pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors, which have witnessed an increase in demand for plastic packaging products.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polyethylene packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 5.03% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polyethylene packaging market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the the volume of polyethylene used in the packaging sector by vendors for the following end-users:

  • Beverage industry
  • Consumer goods industry
  • Food industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Other industries (chemical, construction, and others)
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Polyethylene Packaging Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Amcor
  • Bemis
  • Berry Plastics
  • Sealed Air
  • Sonoco
Other prominent vendors
  • Constantia Flexibles
  • Coveris
  • Daibochi Plastic
  • DS Smith
  • Flextrus
  • Graham Packaging
  • Greiner Packaging
  • Huhtamaki
  • LINPAC Group
  • Man Luen
  • Nampak Plastics
  • Printpack
  • Resilux
  • Rexam
  • Reynolds Group
  • RPC Group
  • Serioplast
  • Silgan
  • Winpak
  • Wipak
Market driver
  • Growing demand from pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Demand for polyethylene bag in some regions down by 70% due to stringent government regulations
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Popularity of biodegradable rigid plastic packaging
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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 – Global Polyethylene Packaging Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global polyethylene packaging market: Amcor, Bemis, Berry Plastics, Sealed Air, and Sonoco

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Constantia Flexibles, Coveris, Daibochi Plastic, DS Smith, Flextrus, Graham Packaging, Greiner Packaging, Huhtamaki, LINPAC Group, Man Luen, Nampak Plastics, Printpack, Resilux, Rexam, Reynolds Group, RPC Group, Serioplast, Silgan, Winpak, and Wipak

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of the major trends that has a high probability of impacting the growth of the global polyethylene packaging market is the emergence of biodegradable plastics. Biodegradable plastics are plastics that are easily decomposed by microorganisms, thereby reducing the toxic effect they have on the environment compared to conventional plastics. They are not completely made from renewable materials but are made from petrochemicals with biodegradable additives. The adoption of these materials, such as polyvinyl alcohol, polyanhydrides, and polylactic acid, by plastic packaging manufacturers will increase their market shares. With stringent environmental compliance regulation worldwide, the vendors are more likely to use biodegradable plastics as substitutes to avoid paying hefty penalties. For example, the UAE has imposed a ban on disposable plastic products, except those that are made from oxo-biodegradable plastics. The global bio-based PET market is growing at a CAGR of close to 7% for the period 2015-2020. This will drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.”

According to the report, the demand for HDPE bottles is the main driver of the polyethylene packaging market. The share of HDPE bottles in this market is the highest, and the increasing demand for packaged bottled products such as milk, juices, and water will drive the market during the forecast period. The beverage industry accounts for more than 60% of the global polyethylene packaging market. During the forecast period, the demand from different segments of the beverage industry such as milk, juices, and water will be the key driver of the market. Bottled water sales grew by more than 6% from 2014 to 2015. The share of bottled water in the beverage market was 18% in 2015; in 2009, it was 14%. However, the demand from the carbonated soft drinks (CSD) segment declined slightly. Packaged water consumption was at more than 230 billion liters, while CSD consumption was at 220 billion liters in 2015.

Further, the report states that China is the biggest importer of rHDPE, accounting for 60% of the global rHDPE imports. The major trading partners of China are the US and the UK. Two-thirds of the UK's rHDPE was exported to China in 2015. In 2013, China introduced Operation Green Fence (OGF), which resulted in the formation of strict rules regarding the quality of imported recycled products. This law adversely affected rHDPE imports to China, reducing them by 9% in 2013 and further by 12% in 2015. In 2015, recycled plastic exports to China from the UK fell to 65% of the amount exported in 2008-2009.

Companies Mentioned

Amcor, Bemis, Berry Plastics, Sealed Air, Sonoco, Constantia Flexibles, Coveris, Daibochi Plastic, DS Smith, Flextrus, Graham Packaging, Greiner Packaging, Huhtamaki, LINPAC Group, Man Luen, Nampak Plastics, Printpack, Resilux, Rexam, Reynolds Group, RPC Group, Serioplast, Silgan, Winpak, Wipak.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Countries covered in different geographies
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • HDPE
    • LDPE
    • LLDPE
      • Table Properties of various types of polyethylene
      • Table Polyethylene cycle
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global polyethylene packaging market 2015-2020 (million tons)
      • Table Global polyethylene market 2015 (% volume)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Buying criteria
  • Market segmentation by material type
    • Global polyethylene packaging market by material type
      • Table Global polyethylene packaging market by material type 2015
      • Table Global polyethylene packaging market by material type 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Global LDPE packaging market
      • Table Global LDPE packaging market 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Global HDPE packaging market
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market 2015-2020 (million tons)
      • Table HDPE use in rigid and flexible packaging by volume 2015
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global polyethylene packaging market by geography
      • Table Global polyethylene packaging market by geography 2016-2020 (growth rate)
      • Table Global polyethylene packaging market by geography 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Polyethylene packaging market in APAC
      • Table Polyethylene packaging market in APAC 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Polyethylene packaging market in Americas
      • Table Polyethylene packaging market in Americas 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Polyethylene packaging market in EMEA
      • Table Polyethylene packaging market in EMEA 2015-2020 (million tons)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Region-wise HDPE production capacity (% of total volume)
    • Table Cost-saving opportunities from importing of HDPE resins during forecast period
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key competitive factors in the market
      • Table Key growth strategies adopted by vendors of global polyethylene packaging market
    • Other prominent vendors
    • Amcor
      • Table Amcor: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Amcor: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Bemis
      • Table Bemis: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Bemis: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Berry Plastics
      • Table Berry Plastics: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Sealed Air
      • Table Sealed Air: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Sealed Air: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Sonoco
      • Table Sonoco: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Sonoco: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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