Ten-year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Flexible Packaging to 2023

Smithers Pira provides a forecast of disruptive technologies in the flexible packaging market, with in-depth industry trends and analysis

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 20 Mar 2014
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of pages: 115
Number of tables: 50
Number of figures: 20
Forecast range: 2013-2023

Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Flexible Packaging to 2023 includes detailed descriptions of the key technologies along with in-depth scorecards and analysis of their impact on the industry. The report also analyses key flexible packaging trends and their impacts. 

Description

FIND OUT ABOUT:

  • Detailed analysis of the shape of the flexible packaging industry with forecasts to 2023
  • Future scenarios for the development of disruptive technologies in flexible packaging, broken down by end-use sector
  • Top 25 disruptive technologies in flexible packaging

METHODOLOGY

Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Flexible Packaging to 2023 is the result of an exhaustive primary research programme incorporating a survey of industry leaders, including responses fromacross the packaging value chain. Additional research from secondary sources and trade statistics has also been used to create a comprehensive list of over 100 disruptive technologies, from which a panel of experts ranked the top 25. Each of these disruptive technologies includes a 'Disruptive Technology Scorecard' and a 'Technology Transition Forecast to 2023', along with narrative analysis. The report provides a unique depth of information and analysis.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE REPORT?

  • Thorough definitions and descriptions of the disruptive technologies that could impact the flexible packaging industry
  • An assessment of the potential impact of the top 25 disruptive technologies on the industry over the next 10 years
  • Exclusive technology forecasts for the flexible packaging industry clearly illustrated with tables and scorecards

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT BENEFIT YOU?

  • Identify and understand effects of the top-25 disruptive technologies on the flexible packaging industry over the next 10 years
  • Understand global flexible packaging trends
  • Use scenario plans of emerging trends and 10-year predictions of future disruptive technologies to plan future strategy with confidence

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Packaging converters
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Equipment and machinery suppliers
  • Brand owners and retailers
  • Industry consultants and analysts

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • One hard copy of the report sent to you on publication date
  • Electronic copy with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

  • Overview
  • Top 25 disruptive technologies
  • Flexible packaging forecasts to 2023
  • Conclusions
  • Introduction and methodology
  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Definitions
  •  

KEY DRIVERS AND TRENDS 

  • Introduction
  • Key drivers
  • Current status and trends in flexible packaging
  • Industry developments

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 

  • Advances in polymers, polymer blends, composites and multilayer structures
  • ↘↘ Bioplastics in flexible packaging
  • ↘↘ Definitions and rationale for bioplastics
  • >> Classifications of bioplastics
  • ↘↘ Biodegradable and compostable plastics
  • >> Biodegradability and compostability definitions, test methods, standards and certifications
  • >> Major types of biodegradable and compostable plastics used in flexible packaging
  • ¤¤ Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • ¤¤ Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)
  • ¤¤ Aliphatic and aromatic/aliphatic polyesters and blends
  • ¤¤ Starch blends
  • ¤¤ Cellulosic blends
  • ¤¤ Protein-based plastics
  • ¤¤ Polyvinyl alcohol
  • >> Processing of biodegradable and compostable plastics
  • >> Additive-based degradable systems
  • ¤¤ Oxo-degradable systems
  • ¤¤ "Biodegradability" additives
  • >> Major flexible packaging uses of biodegradable and compostable plastics
  • >> Paper-based packaging
  • >> Coatings for paper and paperboard
  • >>Water-soluble and edible films
  • ↘↘ Biobased plastics
  • >> Definitions, test methods, standards and certification of biobased plastics
  • >> Evolving feedstocks for biobased plastics
  • >> Biobased monomers
  • >> Biobased plastics for flexible packaging
  • ¤¤ Polyolefins and derivatives
  • ¤¤ Polyesters
  • ¤¤ Polyamides (nylons)
  • ¤¤ Other biobased polymers
  • >> Biobased plastics in flexible packaging applications
  • >> Major concerns with biobased plastics
  • >> Economic considerations and impact of shale gas
  • Barrier polymers, structures and technology
  • ↘↘ Multilayer versus monolithic structures
  • ↘↘ Survey of current and emerging barrier materials
  • >> Ethylene-vinyl alcohol
  • >> Polyglycolic acid
  • >> Polyvinylidene chloride
  • >> Polyamides
  • >> Starch-based barrier systems
  • >> Cellulose-based barrier systems
  • >> Protein-based barrier systems
  • >> Nanofiller and nanocomposite systems
  • ↘↘ Barrier coatings
  • ↘↘ Barrier systems and shelf life extension
  • Pouch packaging
  • ↘↘ Stand-up pouches
  • ↘↘ Concentrates and refill packaging
  • ↘↘ Retort and aseptic packaging
  • ↘↘ Stick pouch and sachet packaging
  • ↘↘ Shelf-ready packaging
  • Manufacturing processes for flexible packaging
  • Recyclability and flexible packaging
  • ↘↘ Complications of multilayer structure
  • ↘↘ Film recycling systems and technology
  • ↘↘ Recycling infrastructure and logistics
  • ↘↘ Sustainability and flexible packaging
  • Intelligent packaging
  • ↘↘ Sensors
  • ↘↘ Printed electronics
  • ↘↘ Communications systems
  • ↘↘ QR codes
  • ↘↘ Tamper evident packaging
  • ↘↘ Anti-counterfeiting and brand protection
  • Active packaging
  • ↘↘ Oxygen scavengers
  • ↘↘ Ethylene scavengers
  • ↘↘ Desiccants
  • ↘↘ Flavour and fragrance emitters
  • ↘↘ Other absorbers and emitters
  • ↘↘ Antimicrobial systems
  • Packaging openability and resealability
  • ↘↘ Demographic implications
  • ↘↘ Designs for easier openability
  • ↘↘ Designs for resealability
  • Printability and graphic designs
  • ↘↘ Digital printing
  • ↘↘ Inks and conductive coatings
  • ↘↘ Labelling
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • Consumer issues and preferences
  • ↘↘ Consumers and sustainability
  • ↘↘ "Green" issues
  • ↘↘ Demographic and lifestyle trends
  • ↘↘ Internet revolution
  • Government regulation and flexible packaging
  • ↘↘ Lifecycle analysis and carbon and water footprints
  • ↘↘ Recycling regulations
  • ↘↘ Labelling regulations
  • ↘↘ Food contact regulations
  • ↘↘ Other regulation

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY FORECASTS TO 2023 

  • Introduction
  • Flexible packaging outlook to 2023
  • ↘↘ Biodegradable and biobased polymers
  • ↘↘ Water-soluble packaging
  • ↘↘ Barrier structures
  • ↘↘ Nanotechnology
  • ↘↘ Active packaging
  • ↘↘ Intelligent packaging
  • ↘↘ Pouch packaging
  • ↘↘ Printing technology
  • ↘↘ Recycling technology
  • ↘↘ Consumer trends
  • ↘↘ Government regulation
  • Opportunities to 2023
  • ↘↘ Opportunities for suppliers
  • ↘↘ Opportunities for packaging converters
  • ↘↘ Opportunities for brand owners
  • ↘↘ Opportunities for retailers

Tables and Figures

  • End-use markets for flexible packaging
  • Major current materials in used flexible packaging
  • Flexible packaging outlook to 2023
  • Outline of bioplastic types
  • Legislative initiatives for bioplastics
  • Biodegradability and compostability test methods and standards
  • Major types of biodegradable and compostable plastics
  • Some primary biodegradable and compostable polymer producers.
  • Some compounders of biodegradable and compostable plastic products
  • Applications for water-soluble packaging
  • Feedstocks for biobased plastics
  • Commercial and developmental biobased monomers
  • Major biobased monomer developers and producers
  • Biobased plastics for flexible packaging
  • Major flexible biobased plastic developers and producers
  • Biodegradable and compostable plastics: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polylactic acid (PLA): disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs): disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Aliphatic and aromatic/aliphatic polyesters and blends: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Starch blends: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Cellulosic blends: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Protein-based plastics: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polyvinyl alcohol: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Oxo-degradable systems: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • "Biodegradability" additive systems: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Paper-based packaging: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Coatings for paper and paperboard: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Biobased plastics: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Feedstocks for biobased plastics: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Biobased monomers: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polyolefins and derivatives: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polyesters: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polyamides (nylons): disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Barrier polymers: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Ethylene-vinyl alcohol: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polyglycolic acid: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polyvinylidene chloride: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Polyamides: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Starch-based barrier systems: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Cellulose-based barrier systems: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Protein-based barrier systems: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Nanofiller and nanocomposite systems: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Barrier coatings: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Pouch packaging: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Stand-up pouches: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Retort and aseptic packaging: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Recyclability and flexible packaging: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Intelligent packaging: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Sensors: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Printed electronics: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Communications systems: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • QR codes: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Tamper evident packaging: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Anti-counterfeiting and brand protection: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Active packaging: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Oxygen scavengers: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Ethylene scavengers: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Desiccants: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Flavour and fragrance emitters: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Antimicrobial systems: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Digital printing: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Inks and conductive coatings: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Labelling: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing: disruptive technology scorecard to 2023
  • Sustainable packaging
  • Recycling regulations
  • Labelling regulations
  • Food contact regulations