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

This report is the essential guide, providing exclusive analysis and technology forecasts, detailing how current and emerging trends will shape flexible packaging to 2023.

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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