The Future of Global Flexible Packaging to 2018

Technical advances have dramatically changed how flexible packaging is viewed. No longer just a low-cost option for industrial goods and produce, flexible packaging has become popular across a wide variety of consumer products, increasingly replacing metal cans, glass and rigid plastic bottles, and cartons.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 20 Aug 2013
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of pages: 250
Number of tables: 200
Number of figures: 15
Forecast range: 2013-2018

Global consumption is forecast to grow 3.5% annually over the next five years, reaching $231 billion by 2018. The Future of Global Flexible Packaging to 2018 market report provides detailed analysis of flexible packaging market trends with emphasis on the flexible packaging market size, detailing expected growth over the next five years. It also presents value and volume forecasts by substrate, end-use sector, packaging product and geographic market.

Description

FIND OUT ABOUT

  • Global market developments to 2018, by material, end use sector, product and geographic market
  • Volume and value data from exclusive primary research
  • Over 150 tables and figures showing flexible packaging market trends, global forecasts, technology developments and market data

METHODOLOGY

The Future of Global Flexible Packaging to 2018 market report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of interviews with key rigid plastic packaging suppliers. Secondary research was based on Smithers Pira's database of packaging trends and market information, official government statistics including Eurostat, packaging trade organisation data, market and industry reports, and company websites and annual reports. The flexible packaging market report provides an unmatched depth of information and analysis.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Flexible packaging market trends, including key market drivers and trends shaping the future of the industry
  • Material, end use, product and geographic markets to 2018
  • Qualitative and quantitative flexible packaging market sizes and forecasts for the global flexible packaging industry
  • Profiles of global leading players

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT BENEFIT YOU?

  • Use latest projections to 2018 to plan your five-year business strategy with confidence
  • Receive exclusive information on packaging substrates and package types, and discover where opportunities lie
  • Understand how market developments could represent real opportunities for your company
  • Pinpoint growth sectors and identify crucial factors driving change

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MARKET REPORT?

  • Packaging converters
  • Raw materials suppliers
  • Equipment/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
  • Digitalcopy with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation access to the study

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Market outlook
  • The flexible packaging industry
  • Geographic markets and forecasts
  • Substrate market trends and forecasts
  • Packaging product market trends
  • End-use sector markets and forecasts
  • Future growth

INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLGY 

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • ↘↘ Market segmentation
  • ↘↘ Data
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

MARKET OVERVIEW 

  • Introduction
  • Substrates
  • Package types
  • End-use sectors
  • Supply chain

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS 

  • Introduction
  • ↘↘ Water-soluble films
  • ↘↘ Sustainable films
  • ↘↘ Active and intelligent packaging
  • ↘↘ Flexibles vs bottles
  • ↘↘ Ease of decorating
  • ↘↘ Barrier properties
  • ↘↘ Package variations and dispensing options
  • ↘↘ Larger sizes

SUBSTRATE MARKETS AND FORECASTS 

  • Introduction
  • Plastics
  • ↘↘ BOPP
  • ↘↘ Cast polypropylene
  • ↘↘ BOPA and CPA
  • ↘↘ BOPET
  • ↘↘ Polyethylene
  • ↘↘ PVC
  • ↘↘ EVOH
  • ↘↘ RCF
  • ↘↘ Aluminium foil
  • ↘↘ Paper
  • Sustainable packaging

MATERIAL MARKETS AND FORECASTS 

  • Introduction
  • Plastic pouches and bags
  • Stand-up pouches
  • Converted rollstock
  • Industrial and other flexible packaging

END-USE MARKET SECTORS AND FORECASTS 

  • Introduction
  • Food
  • ↘↘ Fruit and vegetables
  • ↘↘ Meat, fish and poultry
  • ↘↘ Frozen food
  • ↘↘ Chilled food
  • ↘↘ Ready meals
  • ↘↘ Dried food
  • ↘↘ Savoury snacks
  • ↘↘ Confectionery
  • ↘↘ Baked goods
  • ↘↘ Dairy products
  • ↘↘ Hot drinks
  • ↘↘ Other food
  • >> Baby food
  • >> Soups, sauces, dressings and condiments
  • >> Other foods
  • Beverages
  • Pet food
  • Cosmetics and toiletries
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical
  • Tobacco
  • Non-food

GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • Introduction
  • Western Europe
  • ↘↘ France
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Germany
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Italy
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Spain
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ UK
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Other
  • Eastern Europe
  • ↘↘ Russia
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Poland
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Ukraine
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Other
  • North America
  • ↘↘ US
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Other
  • >> Canadian food packaging
  • >> Canadian non-food packaging
  • >> Mexican packaging
  • South and Central America
  • ↘↘ Brazil
  • ↘↘ Other
  • Asia-Pacific
  • ↘↘ Japan
  • >> Food
  • ↘↘ China
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ India
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Other
  • Rest of the world
  • ↘↘ Turkey
  • >> Food
  • >> Non-food
  • ↘↘ Other countries

COMPANY PROFILES 

  • AEP Industries
  • Amcor
  • Ampac Packaging LLC
  • Bemis Company Inc.
  • Berry Plastics Corporation
  • Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG
  • British Polythene Industries Plc
  • Britton Group
  • Clondalkin
  • Constantia Packaging GmbH
  • Exopack Holdings Corp.
  • Gascogne Laminates
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
  • Huhtamäki Oyj
  • Mondi Group
  • Packaging Dynamics
  • Prolamina Corporation
  • Reynolds Flexible Packaging Products
  • Printpack Inc.
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Sigma Plastics Group
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • Wihuri Oy

Tables and Figures

  • World: forecast flexible packaging consumption by material type, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • World: forecast flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • World: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • World: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • World: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global consumer flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-2013 ($ million current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013)
  • Global consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-13 ('000 tonnes)
  • Global flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-13 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013)
  • World: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-13 ('000 tonnes)
  • World: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • World: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • World: forecast share of consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 (%)
  • BOPP: Consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • CPP: Consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • BOPA: Consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • BOPET: Consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • PE: Consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • PVC: consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • EVOH: consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • RCF: consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • Aluminium foil: consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes and % share)
  • Paper: consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • World: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • World: forecast flexible packaging consumption in consumer applications by region, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Forecast flexible plastic packaging consumption by region 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Forecast flexible paper packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Forecast flexible foil packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Forecast industrial packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • World: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Food: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Fruit and vegetables: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Meat, fish and poultry: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Frozen food: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Chilled food: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Ready meals: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Dried food: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Savoury snacks: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Confectionery: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Baked goods: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Dairy products: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Hot drinks: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other foods: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Beverages: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Pet food: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Cosmetics and toiletries: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Pharmaceutical and medical: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Tobacco: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Non-food: forecast of flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • World: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Forecast global consumer flexible packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Forecast global consumer packaging consumption by region, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • World: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Western Europe: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by country, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by enduse sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • France: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • France: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • France: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Germany: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Germany: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Germany: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Italy: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Italy: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Italy: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Spain: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Spain: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Spain: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • UK: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • UK: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • UK: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other Western Europe: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Other Western Europe: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other Western Europe: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Eastern Europe: forecast flexible packaging consumption by country, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 rices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Eastern Europe: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by enduse sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Russia: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Russia: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Russia: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Poland: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Poland: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Poland: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Ukraine: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Ukraine: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Ukraine: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other Eastern Europe: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Other Eastern Europe: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other Eastern Europe: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by enduse sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • North America: forecast flexible packaging consumption by country, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • North America: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • North America: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • North America: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by enduse sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • US: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • US: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • US: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other North America: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Other North America: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other North America: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by enduse sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • South and Central America: forecast flexible packaging consumption by country, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • South and Central America: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • South and Central America: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • South and Central America: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Brazil: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Brazil: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Brazil: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other South and Central America: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Other South and Central America: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other South and Central America: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: forecast flexible packaging consumption by country, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Asia-Pacific: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Asia-Pacific: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Japan: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Japan: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Japan: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • China: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • China: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • China: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • India: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • India: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • India: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other Asia-Pacific: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Other Asia-Pacific: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other Asia-Pacific: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by enduse sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Rest of the world: forecast flexible packaging consumption by country, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Rest of the world: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Rest of the world: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Rest of the world: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by enduse sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Turkey: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Turkey: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Turkey: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)
  • Other countries: forecast flexible packaging consumption by sector and by material, 2008-18 ($ million, current prices to 2012; constant 2012 prices & exchange rates for 2013 & 2018)
  • Other countries: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by substrate, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes
  • Other countries: forecast consumer flexible packaging consumption by enduse sector, 2008-18 ('000 tonnes)

Companies Mentioned

  • AEP Industries
  • Amcor
  • Ampac Packaging LLC
  • Bemis Company Inc.
  • Berry Plastics Corporation
  • Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG
  • British Polythene Industries Plc
  • Britton Group
  • Clondalkin
  • Constantia Packaging GmbH
  • Exopack Holdings Corp.
  • Gascogne Laminates
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
  • Huhtamäki Oyj
  • Mondi Group
  • Packaging Dynamics
  • Prolamina Corporation
  • Reynolds Flexible Packaging Products
  • Printpack Inc.
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Sigma Plastics Group
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • Wihuri Oy