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Global Plastic Films Industry

  • April 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic Films in Thousand Tons and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Polyethylene Films (High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Films, Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films, & Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films), Polypropylene Films (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films, & Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Films), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films, and High Performance Films (Nylon Films, Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films, & Other High Performance Films).The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 408 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Achilles Corporation
AEP Industries, Inc.
Bemis Company, Inc.
Berry Plastics Corporation
British Polythene Industries PLC

Table Of Contents

Global Plastic Films Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Overview of Select Product Segments I-4
Polyethylene Films I-4
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Films I-4
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films I-4
Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films I-4
Polypropylene Films I-4
Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films I-4
Cast Polypropylene (CPP) films I-5
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films I-5
High Performance Films I-5
Nylon Films I-5
Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films I-5
Other High Performance Films I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY DYNAMICS II-1
Market Overview II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Emerging Countries - Bright Spots for Growth II-3
Middle East: The New Haven for Plastics II-3
Tracking the Market Upheavals II-3
Plastics Industry - A Near Term Outlook II-5

2. COMPETITION II-8
Overview II-8
Table 1: World BOPET Films Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Share by Company (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-8

3. MARKET GROWTH DRIVERS, TRENDS AND ISSUES II-9
Changing Lifestyles Spur Demand II-9
Polyethylene Films Market- A Brief Review II-9
Table 2: World Polyethylene Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Demand for Packaging Films on the Rise II-10
Eco-friendly (Bio-Degradable) Films Gain Popularity II-10
Innovative Packaging Films Incite New Pockets of Growth II-11
Freshness Keeping Films Bank on Changing Lifestyles II-12
High Pressure Processing Drives Demand for Innovative Films II-12
Pharmaceutical Sector II-13
PVA Films: A Promising Market for Plastic Films II-13
Plastic Blends Offer Improved Properties II-14
BOPP Films Amass Popularity II-14
Table 3: World Biaxially-Oriented Films Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Demand by Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Developing Countries Drive PET Films Market II-15
Table 4: Global Thin PET Films Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Demand by End-Use (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 5: Global Thick PET Films Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 6: Global Thin PET Films Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Capacity by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Emerging Market for Optical PET Films II-17
Table 7: Global PET Films Market by Type: Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Sales for 2008, 2013 and 2016 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
Release Liner - A Growing End-Use Market for Films II-18
Cast PP - A Major Threat to BOPP Film II-19
Second Generation LLDPE Products: Substitute for Plastics in Film II-19
‘Plasticulture' - Gaining Prominence? II-19
Volatile Raw Material Costs Impact Growth II-20
Plastic Labels Offer New Window of Opportunity II-20
Asia Turns Into Battleground for PET Film Players II-20
Photovoltaic (PV) Films Offer Potential Opportunities II-21

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-22
Plastic Films II-22
Table 8: World Plastic Films Market (2015E): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Market (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
Production Processes II-22
Extrusion II-22
Extrusion Coating II-22
Coextrusion II-22
Calendering II-23
Applications of Plastic Films II-23
Customizing Films Packaging II-23
Benefits of Plastic Films II-23
Protection II-24
Convenience II-24
Information II-24
Versatility II-24
Environmental Advantages II-24
Lower Resource Utilization II-24
High Stable, Safe and Inert II-25
Benefits of Plastic Films to Horticulture and Agriculture
Sectors II-25
Agricultural Films II-25
Waste Minimization/Source Reduction II-26
Landfilling II-26
Combustion II-26
Recycling II-26

5. AN OVERVIEW OF MAJOR SEGMENTS II-27
Polyethylene Resin and Films II-27
Low Density Polyethylene: A Major Type of Polyethylene II-27
Table 9: Global LDPE Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Demand by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-28
LLDPE Films II-28
Table 10: Global LLDPE Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Demand by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-28
High Density Polyethylene II-29
Table 11: Global HDPE Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Demand by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-29
Polypropylene II-29
Global Polypropylene Market - Demand Trends II-29
Table 12: Global Polypropylene Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Share by End-Use Application (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30
Polypropylene Films II-30
BOPP Film - A High Growth Segment II-30
BOPA Films Reflect Potential for Growth II-31
OPP Films II-32
Non-OPP/CPP Films II-32
Major End-Use Applications of CPP Films II-33
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Film II-34
Table 13: Global PVC Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of
Demand by Application Area (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-34
Film Applications II-34
Specialty and High Performance Films II-35
General Properties of High-Performance Films II-35

6. RECYCLING OF PLASTIC FILMS II-37
Overview II-37
Growth Prospects II-37
Limitations II-37
Recycling Hurdles II-38
Effective Diversion and Consolidation of Materials that are
Recovered II-38
Facility for Separating Similar Materials II-38
Capability of Eliminating Contaminants II-38
Collection for Reprocessing II-39
Source-Segregated Films II-39
Manufacturing Film Waste II-39
End Use Applications for Recycled Plastic Films II-39
Plastic Production and Re-claimer Markets II-39
Plastic Lumber Goods II-39
Composites Production II-40

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-41
Schweiter Acquires Polycasa II-41
Teijin Shuts Down Production Facility in Japan II-41
Taghleef Industries Expands Capacity II-41
Derprosa Changes Name to Taghleef Industries II-41
Polivouga to Establish BOPP Facility II-41
Scientex Expands PE and BOPP Film Production Capacity II-41
Scientex Establishes Two 5-Layer CPP Film Lines II-41
Raven Acquires Integra Plastics II-42
SABIC Inks Agreement with SK Global Chemical for Joint Venture II-42
Ergis to Increase PET Film Manufacturing Capacity II-42
BIAXPLEN Establishes New BOPP Film Manufacturing Line II-42
Westlake Chemical Takes Over Vinnolit II-42
Taghleef Acquires Derprosa Film II-42
Applied Extrusion Technologies Undergoes Name Change to
Taghleef Industries II-42
Metabolix Inks Agreements with Tianjin GreenBio Materials II-43
Cosmo Films Establishes New BOPP Film Line II-43
Versalis and LG Chem Ink MOU Agreement II-43
Scientex Acquires Seacera Polyfilms II-43
Bemi Takes Over Changsheng Plastics Films II-43
Jindal Poly Acquires ExxonMobil II-43
Hilex Poly Acquires Stake in North American Flexible Packaging
Unit of Clondalkin Group II-43
Trioplast to Invest in New Production Equipment and Automation II-43
Holfeld Plastics Obtains EFSA Approval for Diamat Technology
for Decontamination Process II-44
PolyOne Takes Over Spartech II-44
Pregis Acquires Surface Guard II-44
Tesco Collaborates with Paragon Print and Packaging to Develop
Packaging Film for Asparagus II-44
Toray Industries to Extend Food Packaging Film Production
Capacity in Asia II-44
Cosmo Films Establishes Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Film
Production Facility II-44
Toray Advanced Film Establishes Surface Protection Film
Manufacturing Unit in Taiwan II-44
Bemis Announces Expansion of PE Operations II-45
DuPont Teijin Films Selects MULTIVAC as Exclusive Distributor
of MYLAR® BAKE and MYLAR® COOK Films II-45
SPC Plastics Division Announces Pilot Production of Special
Polyethylene Material for Use in Microfiber Leather II-45
Inteplast Group Acquires Pitt Plastics II-45
Charter Films and NEX Performance Films Merge II-45
SABIC to Establish New Lexan Multiwall Sheet Production Line
in Vadodara II-45
Petoskey Plastics to Expand Packaging Facilities in US II-45
AEP Industries and AEP Canada Take Over Films Operations of
Transco Plastics Industries II-45
Scientex and GW Plastics Holdings Ink Agreement II-46
Max India Divests BOPP Film Business to Treofan Germany II-46
Lanxess Acquires Bond-Laminates II-46
Redox Inks Agreement to Acquire Bribros II-46
Eastman Chemical Takes Over Solutia II-46
ISO Poly Films to Install VAREX Blown Film Lines of
WindmoellerandHoelscher II-46
Uniscite to Set Up BOPP Film Manufacturing Facility in Laurens
County II-46
Masterpak Starts FFS Film Production in Lebanon II-46
Opp Film Buys BOPET Film Production Line II-47
Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello Establishes Joint Venture with SCG
Chemicals in Thailand II-47
BPI Installs Co-Extrusion Line at Manufacturing Plant in UK II-47
Uflex Commences Polyester Packaging Film Production at BOPET
Film Manufacturing Facility in Poland II-47
Taghleef Industries Takes Over Applied Extrusion Technologies II-47
CCL Industries and ACG Pharmapack Ink Distribution Agreement II-47

8. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-48
DuPont Unveils New Teonex® QF PEN Films UL and Teijin®
Tetoron® UF PET II-48
Tetra Pak Introduces Tetra Rex® Carton II-48
Elector Plastic and Braskem Unveil Mulching Films II-48
Jindal Films Launches Label-Lyte 52LLC247, Metallyte MM688 and
Bicor 50 SuP 490 II-48
SABIC Rolls Out LLDPE and PP Combined Film II-48
Teijin DuPont Films Develops PET Film II-48
FLEXcon Adds Polypropylene Film to DRUMcal Line II-48
Toray Plastics Introduces Torayfan® PC5 II-49
Sealed Air Launches Cryovac CT-311 II-49
Total Unveils LumiceneSupertough32ST05 II-49
Sabic Rolls Out MD LDPE II-49
ACG Pharmapack Introduces New PVC Films II-49
Mondi Introduces PerfoamPack II-49
TMI Develops Low Cohesion PVC Formula II-49
Integrated Packaging Group Develops Degradable PE Film II-49
Toray Plastics Introduces Torayfan MWX6 Biaxially Oriented
Polypropylene Film II-50
SABIC Unveils LEXANâ„¢ XHR Film II-50
Sealed Air Unveils Cryovac® CT-312E Shrink Film II-50
Bixby International Launches BixFormTHiModMoldable Plastic Sheet II-50
ACG Pharmapack Introduces Bio-D PVC Film II-50
Emco Industrial Plastics Launches Ultra Polished PVC Film II-50
Total Unveils LumiceneSupertough 32ST05 Film Material II-50
Braskem Introduces Low-Density Polyethylene Resin Range II-50
Cortec Rolls Out Cor-Pak VpCI Stretch Film II-51
SABIC Unveils SABIC® LDPE 2801TH00W Resin II-51
IMRE in Association with ICON Introduces Nanoimprinted Plastic
Films II-51
Yparex Develops New Adhesive Tie Layer for Multilayer
Packaging Films II-51
Quinn Plastics Expands QUINN LENTICULAR Product Line II-51
PolydenFolien Introduces New Range of Sustainable Packaging
Films in Collaboration with CardaBioplastics II-51
Pistol and Burnes Launches Compostable Pack Using NatureFlexâ„¢
Film from Innovia Films II-51
Toyobo Develops CycleClean™ Range of PET Films with 12µm
Thickness II-51
Mitsubishi Plastics Develops PVC Stretch Film II-52
Klöckner Pentaplast Introduces Pentamed® High-Impact
Polystyrene Films II-52
Toray Plastics Launches Heat-Sealable BOPP Film II-52
Berry Plastics Launches Polyken® 36H Aerospace Tape II-52
Amcor Flexibles Introduces Amcor Light Films Range II-52
KlöcknerPentaplast Unveils Pentaform® SmartCycle® TH-ES100 Films II-52
Berry Plastics Group Launches 3537A Flexible Film Tape II-52
ExxonMobil Chemical Launches Metallyteâ„¢ 70 MET-HB2 Film II-52
ExxonMobil Chemical Rolls Out Bicorâ„¢ 18 MAT-S OPP Film II-53
Berry Plastics Introduces Polyken® 1111 Carpet Tape II-53
Teknor Apex Rolls Out MF-165-J3R-79NT PVC Films Range for
Medical Applications II-53
ExxonMobil Chemical Launches Label-Lyte 50ML580 OPP Film II-53
Tipa Launches Biodegradable Packaging Films II-53
Shadow Plastics Launches New Family of Glow Plastic Bags and
Films II-53
CarestreamTollcoating Launches New PET Films for Challenging
Applications II-53
ExxonMobil Chemical Launches Bicor MB866 OPP Film II-53
Linpac Packaging Introduces PP Films II-54
Specialty Minerals Introduces Antiblock Additives for Plastic
Bags and Films II-54
bpi.stretchfilms Introduces Bontite Blown Pallet Stretchwrap Line II-54

9. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-55
Achilles Corporation (Japan) II-55
AEP Industries, Inc. (USA) II-55
Bemis Company, Inc. (USA) II-55
Berry Plastics Corporation (USA) II-55
British Polythene Industries PLC (UK) II-56
DuPont Teijin Films (USA) II-56
FSPG HI-TECH CO. LTD. (China) II-57
Garware Polyester Limited (India) II-57
Innovia Films Limited (UK) II-57
Inteplast Group, Ltd. (USA) II-58
AmTopp (USA) II-58
Jindal Poly Films Ltd (India) II-59
Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad II-59
Paragon Films, Inc. (USA) II-59
PT Trias Sentosa Tbk (Indonesia) II-60
PT Argha Karya Prima Industry Tbk (Indonesia) II-60
Rheinische Kunststoffwerke (RKW) AG (Germany) II-61
Polycasa (Ireland) II-61
SABIC Innovative Plastics (USA) II-61
Sealed Air Corporation (USA) II-62
Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited (Japan) II-62
Taghleef Industries, Inc. (USA) II-62
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (USA) II-63
Toyobo Company Ltd. (Japan) II-63
Treofan Group (Germany) II-63
Trioplast Industrier AB (Sweden) II-64
Uflex Ltd. (India) II-64
Vibac Group (Italy) II-64

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-65
I. Unit Analytics II-65
Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastic Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 15: World Historic Review for Plastic Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 16: World 14-Year Perspective for Plastic Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67
By Product Segment II-68
Polyethylene Films II-68
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyethylene Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 18: World Historic Review for Polyethylene Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000'
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 19: World 14-Year Perspective for Polyethylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70
Polyethylene Films by Segment: II-71
Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
HDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 21: World Historic Review for HDPE Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 22: World 14-Year Perspective for HDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 24: World Historic Review for LDPE Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 25: World 14-Year Perspective for LDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LLDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 27: World Historic Review for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 28: World 14-Year Perspective for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79
Polypropylene Films II-80
Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polypropylene Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 30: World Historic Review for Polypropylene Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000'
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 31: World 14-Year Perspective for Polypropylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82
Polypropylene Films by Segment: II-83
Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
BOPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 33: World Historic Review for BOPP Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 34: World 14-Year Perspective for BOPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
CPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 36: World Historic Review for CPP Films By
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 37: World 14-Year Perspective for CPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88
PVC Films II-89
Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
PVC Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 39: World Historic Review for PVC Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000'
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 40: World 14-Year Perspective for PVC Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91
High Performance Films II-92
Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Performance Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 42: World Historic Review for High Performance Films
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 43: World 14-Year Perspective for High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-94
High Performance Films by Segment: II-95
Table 44: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nylon Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 45: World Historic Review for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 46: World 14-Year Perspective for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyester/PET Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 48: World Historic Review for Polyester/PET Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 49: World 14-Year Perspective for Polyester/PET
Films by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 50: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other High Performance Films by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 51: World Historic Review for Other High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 52: World 14-Year Perspective for Other High
Performance Films by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103
II. Dollar Analytics II-104
Table 53: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastic Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 54: World Historic Review for Plastic Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 55: World 14-Year Perspective for Plastic Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106
By Product Segment II-107
Polyethylene Films II-107
Table 56: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyethylene Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 57: World Historic Review for Polyethylene Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 58: World 14-Year Perspective for Polyethylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109
Polyethylene Films by Segment: II-110
Table 59: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
HDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 60: World Historic Review for HDPE Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 61: World 14-Year Perspective for HDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 62: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 63: World Historic Review for LDPE Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 64: World 14-Year Perspective for LDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 65: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LLDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 66: World Historic Review for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 67: World 14-Year Perspective for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118
Polypropylene Films II-119
Table 68: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polypropylene Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 69: World Historic Review for Polypropylene Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 70: World 14-Year Perspective for Polypropylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121
Polypropylene Films by Segment: II-122
Table 71: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
BOPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 72: World Historic Review for BOPP Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 73: World 14-Year Perspective for BOPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 74: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
CPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 75: World Historic Review for CPP Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 76: World 14-Year Perspective for CPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127
PVC Films II-128
Table 77: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
PVC Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 78: World Historic Review for PVC Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 79: World 14-Year Perspective for PVC Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130
High Performance Films II-131
Table 80: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Performance Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 81: World Historic Review for High Performance Films
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 82: World 14-Year Perspective for High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-133
High Performance Films by Segment: II-134
Table 83: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nylon Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 84: World Historic Review for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 85: World 14-Year Perspective for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136

Table 86: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyester/PET Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 87: World Historic Review for Polyester/PET Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 88: World 14-Year Perspective for Polyester/PET
Films by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 89: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other High Performance Films by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 90: World Historic Review for Other High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 91: World 14-Year Perspective for Other High
Performance Films by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Structural Changes in Consumer Wealth and Spending Impacts
Plastics Market III-1
Shale Gas Development and its Impact on Polyethylene Film
Demand III-3
High Performance Films to Register Steady Adoption III-3
Demand for Specialty Films on Rise III-3
Table 92: US Specialty Packaging Films Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Demand by Application Area
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 93: US Specialty Packaging Films Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Demand by Function (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Market for Non-food Packaging Films to Soar III-4
Review of Select Segments III-5
Polyethylene III-5
Table 94: North American Polyethylene Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Share by End-Use Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 95: LDPE Film Consumption in the US (2014):
Percentage Breakdown by Application for Packaging and
Non-Packaging Applications (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
PE Medical Films III-6
PET Films III-6
Polypropylene Films III-6
OPP Film and BOPP Film III-6
Competition III-6
Table 96: Leading Plastic Film Manufacturers in the US
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for AEP
Industries, Bemis Company, Berry Plastics, DuPont,
Inteplast Group, Sealed Air, Sigma Plastics, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Presence of Leading Film and Sheet Players in the US by Material III-7
Recent Industry Activity III-8
Product Introductions/Innovations III-10
Key Players III-13
B.Market Analytics III-19
I. Unit Analytics III-19
Table 97: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastic Films by Product Segment - Polyethylene Films
(HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films
(BOPP films, CPP Films), PVC Films, and High Performance
Films (Nylon Films, Polyester/PET Films, Other High
Performance Films) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 98: US Historic Review for Plastic Films by Product
Segment - Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE Films,
LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films (BOPP films, CPP Films),
PVC Films, and High Performance Films (Nylon Films,
Polyester/ PET Films, Other High Performance Films)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in 000' Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 99: US 14-Year Perspective for Plastic Films by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films),
Polypropylene Films (BOPP films, CPP Films), PVC Films,
and High Performance Films (Nylon Films, Polyester/PET
Films, Other High Performance Films) Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21
II. Dollar Analytics III-22
Table 100: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastic Films by Product Segment - Polyethylene Films
(HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films
(BOPP films, CPP Films), PVC Films, and High Performance
Films (Nylon Films, Polyester/PET Films, Other High
Performance Films) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 101: US Historic Review for Plastic Films by Product
Segment - Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE Films,
LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films (BOPP films, CPP Films),
PVC Films, and High Performance Films (Nylon Films,
Polyester/ PET Films, Other High Performance Films)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 102: US 14-Year Perspective for Plastic Films by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films),
Polypropylene Films (BOPP films, CPP Films), PVC Films,
and High Performance Films (Nylon Films, Polyester/PET
Films, Other High Performance Films) Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

2. CANADA III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Outlook III-25
Canadian Plastic Film Industry III-25
Recent Industry Activity III-25
Product Introduction/Innovation III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
I. Unit Analytics III-26
Table 103: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Plastic Films by Product Segment - Polyethylene Films
(HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films
(BOPP films, CPP Films), PVC Films, and High Performance
Films (Nylon Films, Polyester/PET Films, Other High
Performance Films) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 104: Canadian Historic Review for Plastic Films by
Product Segment - Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE
Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films (BOPP films, CPP
Films), PVC Films, and High Perfor

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