Analysis of the North American Flexible Packaging Market

  • October 2012
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 137 pages

This research service examines the North American flexible packaging market. Product innovation and effective differentiation are essential for surviving in this competitive market. This research service covers the flexible packaging industry at the convertor level and provides an outlook of the resin manufacturers. The increase in expendable income and growing processed food industry drive the growth of flexible packaging. Individual growth rates of industries and impact of drivers and restraints have been used to forecast the market. The study provides revenue and unit shipment forecasts, as well as the competitive structure. The study covers the timeframe of 2008-2016, with a base year of 2011.

Executive Summary
•The North American converted flexible packaging market is a growing market approaching maturity. The overall growth of this market, therefore, is moderate.
•In 2011, the total North American flexible packaging market generated revenue of $xx billion at the convertor level and grew at a Compound Annual Growth rate (CAGR) of xx percent.
•Growth in end applications such as food, medical, pharmaceuticals, and consumer packaged goods will drive the growth of the flexible packaging market.
•Development of new packaging technologies and products will also aid the growth of these applications during the forecast period.
•Increased focus on sustainability will continue to be a major trend in the packaging industry in the North American region.
•Changing consumer lifestyles and increasing dependency on processed, packed, and pre-cooked food are the major drivers for flexible packaging in food and beverage applications, which is the largest end segment application.
•Increased healthcare spending in North America and the essential nature of packaging and protecting products make the medical and pharmaceutical sector the fastest-growing segment in the flexible packaging market.
•Product innovation geared toward effective performance, customization, and sustainability is essential for the success of market participants.
•Flexible packaging resins generated revenue of $xx billion in 2011 and a volume of xx billion pounds.
•Polyethylene is the most commonly used resin because of its price-to-performance ratio. Polyethylene has xx percent of the market share and is growing atxx percent CAGR.
•Active films for oxygen scavenging are a quickly growing product.
•Resin manufacturers are increasingly customizing their product offerings to meet the needs of end-user segments.

Table Of Contents


Executive Summary 4
Market Overview 10
Total Converted Flexible Packaging Market -
External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints 15
Forecast and Trends—Resins used in Flexible Packaging Market 24
Forecast and Trends 44
Market Share and Competitive Analysis 63
Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications 72
CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the Flexible Packaging Industry 75
Food and Beverages Segment Breakdown 77
Medical and Pharmaceuticals Segment Breakdown 91
Consumer Packaged Goods Segment Breakdown 106
Others Segment Breakdown 120
The Last Word 132
Appendix 136

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