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US Specialty Film Market

  • August 2015
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  • Freedonia
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US demand to rise 4.8% annually through 2019

US demand for specialty films will grow 4.8 percent per year to $8.4 billion in 2019. Gains will be fueled by the rising need for high value, technologically advanced materials in the plastic film industry that provide characteristics such as barrier properties, controlled permeability, light control, and electrical conductivity or resistivity. A healthy outlook for the packaging industry, where the major of specialty films are used, will boost demand, as will a rebound in construction spending. In addition, advances will benefit from the development of new applications in degradable packaging and fuel cells, and robust growth in emerging markets such as advanced batteries.

Biodegradable & water soluble films to increase most rapidly

Barrier films accounted for 65 percent of specialty films demand in 2014. Through 2019, advances will be driven by growing barrier requirements in the packaging industry to better protect food, pharmaceuticals, and other products. The most rapid gains, however, will be found in biodegradable and water soluble films, as improved technology and consumer acceptance allow these films to penetrate new applications. Above average growth is also forecast for light control and safety/security films, fueled by a strong turnaround in building construction activity. Among the resins utilized in specialty films, polyolefins will continue to account for the majority of demand.
Fastest growth through 2019 is forecast for fluoropolymer films, polyester films, and smaller volume resins such as biodegradable plastics.

Table Of Contents

US Specialty Film Market
INTRODUCTION x
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Overview 4
Demographic Trends 9
Consumer Spending Trends 13
Manufacturing Trends 16
Plastic Film Industry Overview 21
Technology 22
Raw Materials 26
Pricing Trends 28
Historical Market Trends 30
Regulatory and Environmental Considerations 32
Foreign Trade 35
International Activity 36
III. FUNCTIONS 37
General 37
Barrier Films 39
Oxygen and Other Gas Barrier Films 41
Moisture Barrier Films 45
Corrosion Barrier Films 47
Other Barrier Films 49
Microporous Films 51
Safety and Security Films 54
Interlayer Products 56
Surface Products 58
Conductive and Insulative Films 61
Light Control Films 64
Biodegradable Films 68
Water Soluble Films 70
Other Functions 74
IV. RESINS 77
General 77
Polyolefin Films 79
Polyester Films 82
Polyethylene Terephthalate Films 84
Other Polyester Films 85
Nylon Films 87
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Films 90
Polyvinyl Butyral Films 93
Fluoropolymer Films 95
Polyvinylidene Chloride Films 99
Other Resins 101
Polyimide Films 103
Bio-Based Polymer Films 103
Polyvinyl Chloride Films 105
All Other Specialty Films 106
V. MARKETS 110
General 110
Packaging 112
Packaging Market Overview 112
Specialty Films Demand 115
Meat, Poultry, and Seafood 117
Snacks 122
Produce 125
Other Food 127
Pharmaceutical and Medical 128
Other Nonfood 131
Personal Care Products 133
Disposable Hygiene Products Outlook 133
Specialty Films Demand 135
Electronics 137
Electronic Components Industry Overview 138
Specialty Films Demand 139
Printed Circuits 141
Photovoltaic Modules 143
Displays 146
Batteries and Fuel Cells 148
Other Electronics 150
Transportation Equipment 152
Transportation Equipment Industry Overview 152
Specialty Films Demand 155
Automotive 156
Aerospace and Other Transportation 158
Construction 160
Construction Industry Overview 160
Specialty Films Demand 163
Windows 165
Safety and Security Films 166
Light Control Films 168
Vapor Barriers 169
Other Construction 171
Other Markets 172
Health and Medical Products 173
Bags 174
All Other Markets 176
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 177
General 177
Market Share 180
Acquisitions and Divestitures 184
Cooperative Agreements 187
Marketing and Distribution 190
Competitive Strategies 192
Company Profiles 194
Achilles Corporation 195
AEP Industries Incorporated 197
Akzo Nobel NV 199
Allied Plastics Holdings, see Sigma Plastics Group
Amcor Limited 201
AMI Specialty Films Incorporated 204
AmTopp, see Inteplast Group
Avery Dennison Corporation 205
Bemis Clysar, see Clysar
Bemis Company Incorporated 208
Berry Plastics Group Incorporated 211
Beta Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Biaxis, see Wihuri
Cargill Incorporated 214
Chemours Company 216
Clopay Plastic Products, see Griffon
Clysar LLC 217
Coastal Films of Florida, see Sigma Plastics Group
Commonwealth Laminating and Coating, see Eastman
Chemical
Cortec Corporation 219
Coveris Holdings SA 222
Decorative Films LLC 224
Derprosa, see Taghleef Industries
Dow Chemical Company 226
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 228
Eastman Chemical Company 233
Evonik Industries AG 238
Exopack Holdings Sarl, see Coveris Holdings
Filmtech, see Sigma Plastics Group
FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Griffon Corporation 240
HD MicroSystems, see DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Hitachi Chemical DuPont MicroSystems, see DuPont (EI)
de Nemours
Honeywell International Incorporated 242
Hood Companies 245
Innovia Films Limited 247
Integra Plastics, see Raven Industries
Inteplast Group Limited 249
ISO Poly Films, see Sigma Plastics Group
Jindal Poly Films Limited 252
Kaneka Corporation 254
Klöckner Pentaplast Group 256
Kuraray Company Limited 259
LINTEC Corporation 263
LoneStar Plastics, see Inteplast Group
MACtac 266
Madico, see LINTEC
Mercury Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation 269
MonoSol, see Kuraray
NatureWorks, see Cargill
Noltex, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Pactiv, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Perfecseal, see Bemis
Pregis Corporation 271
Presto Products, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Printpack Incorporated 273
PROFORMANCE FILMS, see AEP Industries
Raven Industries Incorporated 274
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited 277
RKW SE 279
SABIC Innovative Plastics US, see Saudi Basic Industries
Saint-Gobain 281
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation 285
Sealed Air Corporation 289
Sigma Plastics Group 292
Solar Gard, see Saint-Gobain
Soliant, see Akzo Nobel
Solutia, see Eastman Chemical
Surface Guard, see Pregis
Taghleef Industries LLC 295
3M Company 297
Toray Industries Incorporated 302
Tredegar Corporation 305
Vancive Medical Technologies, see Avery Dennison
Wihuri Oy 308
Winpak, see Wihuri
World-Pak, see Inteplast Group

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Population and Households 13
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 16
4 Manufacturers' Shipments 20
5 Plastic Film Demand 22
6 Specialty Films Raw Material Demand 27
7 Specialty Films Market, 2004-2014 31
SECTION III -- FUNCTIONS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Function 38
2 Barrier Films Demand 41
3 Oxygen and Gas Barrier Films Demand 44
4 Moisture Barrier Films Demand 47
5 Corrosion Barrier Films Demand 49
6 Other Barrier Films Demand 50
7 Microporous Films Demand 54
8 Safety and Security Films Demand 56
9 Interlayer Films Demand 58
10 Surface Safety and Security Films Demand 60
11 Conductive and Insulative Films Demand 64
12 Light Control Films Demand 67
13 Biodegradable Films Demand 70
14 Water Soluble Films Demand 74
15 Other Specialty Films Demand by Function 76
SECTION IV -- RESINS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Resin 78
2 Specialty Polyolefin Films Demand 82
3 Specialty Polyester Films Demand 84
4 Specialty Nylon Films Demand 90
5 Specialty Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Films Demand 93
6 Specialty Polyvinyl Butyral Films Demand 95
7 Specialty Fluoropolymer Films Demand 99
8 Specialty Polyvinylidene Chloride Films Demand 101
9 Other Specialty Films Demand by Resin 102
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Market 111
2 Packaging Supply and Demand 115
3 Packaging Markets for Specialty Films 117
4 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Markets for Specialty
Films 122
5 Snack Packaging Market for Specialty Films 125
6 Produce Packaging Market for Specialty Films 127
7 Other Food Markets for Specialty Films 128
8 Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging Market for Specialty
Films 130
9 Other Nonfood Packaging Markets for Specialty Films 133
10 Disposable Hygiene Product Sales 135
11 Personal Care Products Market for Specialty Films 137
12 Electronic Components Shipments 139
13 Electronics Markets for Specialty Films 141
14 Printed Circuit Board Market for Specialty Films 143
15 Photovoltaic Module Market for Specialty Films 146
16 Display Market for Specialty Films 148
17 Battery and Fuel Cell Market for Specialty Films 150
18 Other Electronics Markets for Specialty Films 152
19 Transportation Equipment Shipments 155
20 Transportation Equipment Markets for Specialty Films 156
21 Automotive Market for Specialty Films 158
22 Aerospace and Other Transportation Market for Specialty Films 160
23 Construction Expenditures 163
24 Construction Market for Specialty Films 164
25 Window Market for Specialty Films 166
26 Vapor Barrier Market for Specialty Films 171
27 Other Construction Markets for Specialty Films 172
28 Other Markets for Specialty Films 173
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Specialty Film Sales by Company, 2014 178
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 186
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 189
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Specialty Films Market, 2004-2014 32
SECTION III -- FUNCTIONS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Function, 2014 39
SECTION IV -- RESINS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Resin, 2014 79
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Market, 2014 112
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Specialty Films Market Share, 2014 181

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