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Rigid Food Packaging

  • July 2014
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This BCC Research report quantitatively assesses individual plastics usage in the key markets; provides rationales for the trends within each market sector; describes the roles of the many companies involved such as injection and blow molders, and thermoformers. It also discusses the structure of the industry, the ever-increasing importance of recycling, and other critical issues such as non-petroleum source materials.

Use this report to:
- Learn about the usage of key resins used in rigid food packaging, segmented by major application.
- Receive information about the consumption of plastics in rigid food packaging.
- Learn about the structure of the industry, the ever-increasing importance of recycling, and other critical issues such as non-petroleum source materials.
- Identify the roles of key thermoformers, plastics Injection and blow molders serving the rigid food packaging market.

Highlights
- The global plastic rigid food packaging market was estimated at almost 30 billion pounds in 2013. The market is expected to reach about 31.1 billion pounds in 2014 and 37.2 billion pounds by 2019, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% from 2014 to 2019.
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as a segment is expected to reach about 15.5 billion pounds in 2014. It is further projected to grow to 18.9 billion pounds in 2019, with a CAGR of 4.1% for the five-year period, 2014 to 2019.
- High-density polyethylene (HDPE) as a segment is expected to reach about 6.3 billion pounds in 2014. It is further projected to grow to nearly 7.4 billion pounds in 2019, with a CAGR of 3.3% for the five-year period, 2014 to 2019.

INTRODUCTION

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
There have been very few reports that specifically cover the overall rigid plastic food packaging market. Previous studies in the field covered segments of this market such
as bottles or food containers, but did not combine all the elements into a cohesive report. There have also been a great many reports on the flexible portion of the food
packaging market, which is mainly comprised of film-based structures. An overall study on rigid plastic food packaging markets takes into account a wide array of structures that can be blown or injection molded, extruded, or thermoformed. It is also important to consider the non-plastic competitive scene mainly comprising glass, metal, and paperboard, as well as to assess relatively new technologies such as barrier bottles to maintain proper balances of oxygen and carbon dioxide. A reassessment of the recycling scenario, especially with plastic food bottles, is also needed to fully understand the market.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This report covers key resins used in rigid food packaging, segmented by the major applications including: bottles, dairy, meat/deli, prepared food, containers, foodservice
plates, cups, other food containers, and miscellaneous food packaging products. The major resins covered include polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polycarbonates (PC), styrene block copolymers (SBCs), polyvinylchloride (PVC)
and others. Coverage is specific in terms of analyzing pre-packaged foods in rigid packaging and excludes non-prepackaged rigid packaging but includes foodservice uses such as trays for holding meals, utensils, and cups. The market data represents global consumption of plastics in rigid food packaging.

In addition to evaluations of the many technologies involved, this report quantitatively assesses individual plastics usage in the key markets; provides rationales for the
trends within each market sector; describes the roles of the many companies involved such as injection and blow molders, and thermoformers and discusses the structure of
the industry, the ever-increasing importance of recycling, and other critical issues such as non-petroleum source materials.

METHODOLOGY
A comprehensive review and analysis was undertaken of literature related to the industry that included trade industry articles and company literature. These data were
elaborated upon with key participants in the industry for their assessment of the present and future scenario of the rigid plastic food packaging market.

STUDY GOALS
The objective in updating this study is to provide readers with a current view of this market as to resin usage and specific applications for the most important resins in a
quantitative manner.Other goals were to explain why important resins are being used for specific products and applications along with quantitative outlook of this scenario in five years.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
It seems clear that those companies in the rigid plastic food packaging plastics business would be interested in new technical and market developments in this large and somewhat mature market. End users in addition to producers and marketers need to be updated especially those in the packaged food market either rigid or flexible. Others who might show an interest are resin producers who would be able to assess the advantages and disadvantages of specific plastics in each of the key end-use markets. Companies involved in bioresins/biodegradable polymers have become much more involved in plastic food packaging including both rigid and flexible types of structures, along with the ever-increasing topic of “sustainability” in all types of food packaging.

Table Of Contents

Rigid Food Packaging
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2
SCOPE OF THE STUDY 2
METHODOLOGY 2
STUDY GOALS 3
INTENDED AUDIENCE 3
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 3
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 3
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 4
DISCLAIMER 4
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 6
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 6
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN,
2013-2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 6
CHAPTER 3 FOOD PACKAGING OVERVIEW 9
THE PACKAGING AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS 9
GLOBAL FOOD PACKAGING INDUSTRY 9
FOOD PACKAGING 10
BACKGROUND 10
FURTHER DETAILS 10
MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 11
TABLE 1 OVERVIEW OF MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD
PACKAGING 12
CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMOFORMED PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS 12
FOODSERVICE PACKAGING MARKETS 13
Overview 13
Plastic Usage 13
CHARACTERISTICS OF MOST RIGID FOOD CONTAINERS 14
CONVENIENCE IS A MAJOR DRIVER FOR FOOD PACKAGING 15
FOOD PACKAGING'S ROLE IN FOOD SAFETY 15
RIGID PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING RESINS 15
INDUSTRY COMMENTS ON THE COMPETITIVE POLYMER SCENARIO IN RIGID
FOOD PACKAGING 16
RIGID FOOD CONTAINERS 17
Overview 17
Plastics Usage in Food Containers 17
TABLE 2 SELECTED EXAMPLES OF PLASTIC USAGE IN SOLID FOOD CONTAINERS 17
RIGID VS. FLEXIBLE PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING 18
Lightweighting Concepts 18
Ease of Decorating 18
Barrier Properties 18
Versatility 18
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY
APPLICATION 19
Background 19
Paperboard Packaging Council Food and Beverage Definitions 19
RIGID FOOD PACKAGING SEGMENTATION 20
RIGID CONTAINERS 20
PACKAGING TRENDS WITH PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS 21
SUMMARY OF PRODUCTS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 21
CHAPTER 4 THE SCOPE OF THE PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET 24
OVERVIEW 24
TABLE 3 A WALK THROUGH THE AISLES OF A LOCAL SUPERMARKET 24
GENERAL PLASTIC USAGE IN VARIOUS TYPES OF RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 25
TABLE 4 PLASTIC USAGE IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE BOTTLES 26
TABLE 5 PLASTIC USAGE IN MISCELLANEOUS FOOD CONTAINERS 26
TABLE 6 PLASTIC USAGE IN PREPARED FOOD CONTAINERS 27
TABLE 7 PLASTIC USAGE IN FOOD SERVICE CONTAINERS 27
BEVERAGE CONTAINERS 27
OVERVIEW 27
BOTTLES 28
TABLE 8 SOFT DRINK SALES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS) 29
Recent Developments 29
Additives for HDPE Milk Jugs 36
Reducing the Weight of HDPE Milk Bottles 36
Non-Carbonated Beverage Bottles 37
Background 37
Fruit Juice, Dairy Drinks, and Sports Drinks 37
Overview 37
Resin Usage 38
Other Factors 38
Beer Bottles 38
Background 38
Technologies 39
Marketing Issues versus Technology 40
Barriers are Important 40
Recycling Issues Related to Barrier Materials 40
Unique Problems Associated with Plastic Beer Bottles 41
An Evaluation: Glass or Plastic Beer Bottles 41
Glass Bottles 41
Plastic Beer Bottles 41
Recent Developments 42
Foamed PET Bottles for Beer 42
Heineken Introduces PET Beer Keg 42
Plastic Liquor Bottles Used Extensively in Canada 42
Baby Bottles 42
Overview 42
Glass vs. Plastic Baby Bottles 42
Review of Plastic Food Bottle Developments 43
Plant-Based PET Bottle 43
Bioplastic Bottles from Plant Starch 43
Coca-Cola's BioPET Bottle is Expanding 44
Plastic Food Bottle Suppliers 44
TABLE 9 CURRENT U.S. PLASTIC FOOD BOTTLE SUPPLIERS 44
PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS 45
MEAT AND DELI PRODUCT CONTAINERS 45
DAIRY PRODUCTS 46
FROZEN FOOD PACKAGING 50
MISCELLANEOUS PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 50
OTHER TYPES OF RIGID PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING CONTAINERS 51
FOODSERVICE PACKAGING MARKETS 52
SELECTED KEY CONVERTERS SERVING THE FOODSERVICE MARKET 53
TABLE 10 SELECTED KEY CONVERTERS SUPPLYING PLASTIC PRODUCTS TO THE
RIGID FOODSERVICE PACKAGING MARKET 53
DUAL-OVENABLE AND MICROWAVE FOOD PACKAGING 55
OTHER PREPARED FOOD CONTAINERS 57
FROZEN FOOD PACKAGING 58
MAJOR CATEGORIES OF RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET 59
TABLE 11 OVERVIEW OF RESINS AND APPLICATIONS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 60
General Industry Observations and Trends 60
QUANTITATIVE MARKET OVERVIEW 62
TABLE 12 GLOBAL RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY MAJOR SEGMENT,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 62
Bottle Market by Product Type 63
Background 63
TABLE 13 GLOBAL BOTTLE MARKET BY MAJOR PRODUCT, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION
POUNDS) 63
Soft Drink Market 63
Water Bottles 64
Fruit Juice, Dairy Drinks, and Sports Drinks 64
Milk Bottles 64
Beer Bottles 65
Other Bottles 65
Bottle Market by Resin 65
Overview 65
TABLE 14 GLOBAL TOTAL BOTTLE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION
POUNDS) 66
Soft Drinks 66
TABLE 15 GLOBAL SOFT DRINK BOTTLE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019
(MILLION POUNDS) 66
Water Bottles 67
TABLE 16 GLOBAL WATER BOTTLE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION
POUNDS) 67
Juice, Dairy Drink, and Sports Drink Bottles 67
TABLE 17 GLOBAL FRUIT JUICE, DAIRY DRINK, AND SPORTS DRINK BOTTLE MARKET
BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 68
Milk Bottles 68
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MILK BOTTLE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION
POUNDS) 68
Beer Bottles 69
TABLE 19 GLOBAL BEER BOTTLE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION
POUNDS) 69
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MISCELLANEOUS BOTTLE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019
(MILLION POUNDS) 69
Dairy Packaging 69
TABLE 21 GLOBAL DAIRY PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 70
Meat and Deli Packaging 70
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MEAT/DELI PLASTIC RIGID PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 71
Other Plastic Rigid Food Packaging Containers 71
PREPARED FOOD CONTAINER PACKAGING 72
Overview 72
Types of Food Container Packaging Structures 72
TABLE 23 GLOBAL PREPARED FOOD CONTAINER PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 73
FOOD SERVICE PACKAGING MARKET 74
TABLE 24 GLOBAL PLASTIC RIGID PACKAGING FOODSERVICE MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 74
OTHER FOOD CONTAINER PACKAGING MARKET 75
TABLE 25 GLOBAL OTHER FOOD CONTAINER PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 75
MISCELLANEOUS PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET 75
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MISCELLANEOUS PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY
RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 76
Plastic Competitive Scenario 76
GEOGRAPHIC RIGID PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET 77
TABLE 27 GLOBAL RIGID PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 77
CHAPTER 5 TECHNOLOGIES USED IN RIGID PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING 79
OVERVIEW 79
MOLDING PROCESSES 79
INJECTION MOLDING 79
Background 79
Rigid Food Packaging Aspects 79
BLOW MOLDING 80
Overview 80
Extrusion Blow Molding 80
Injection Blow Molding 81
Stretch Blow Molding 81
THERMOFORMING 81
OVERVIEW 81
RESIN USAGE 82
CHARACTERISTICS 82
TECHNOLOGY 82
Overview 82
Background 83
Roll Goods Manufacture 84
Thermoform/Fill/Seal (TFFS) Packaging 84
Engineering Aspects 84
Other Production Variables 85
Issue of Scrap Removal 85
Other Factors 85
CLAMSHELL PACKAGING 86
Background 86
Overview 86
Advantages 86
Types of Clamshells 86
Sealing of Clamshells 87
TABLE 28 SEALING CLAMSHELLS PARAMETERS 87
Design Considerations 87
Clamshell Materials 87
Examples of Clamshell Usage in Rigid Plastic Food Packaging 87
BLISTERPACK PACKAGING 88
Background 88
Materials Packaged 88
Blister Packs Can Be Made via Thermoforming or Coldforming 88
Is There a Difference? 89
OTHER TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 89
OVERVIEW 89
BARRIER PACKAGING 90
Background 90
The Need for Barrier Packaging 91
Background 91
Monolayers Can Impact Barrier Properties 91
Shelf Life 92
Trends 92
Food Packaging 92
Oxygen Scavengers as Barrier Materials 93
Background 93
Other Oxygen Scavenger Products 93
Multilayer Barrier Structures 94
PVdC-Coated Rigid Containers 94
Trends 94
Other New Developments 95
New Barrier Approaches for Wide-Neck Jars 95
High-Barrier Multi-Injection High-Barrier Packaging 95
Using Thin Inorganic Coatings as Barrier Layers 95
CHAPTER 6 RELATIVELY NEW TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS THAT CAN IMPACT RIGID
PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING 97
NANOCOMPOSITES 97
OVERVIEW 97
BACKGROUND 97
POTENTIAL USE AS BARRIER MATERIALS FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES 98
HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING 98
ASEPTIC FOOD PACKAGING 98
BACKGROUND 98
HISTORY 99
OVERVIEW 99
BENEFITS 99
GROWTH PATTERNS 100
FOODS THAT TYPICALLY USE ASEPTICALLY PACKAGING 100
MATERIALS USED 100
CONDITIONS FOR ASEPTIC PACKAGING 101
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 101
FORECAST OF STRONG GROWTH FOR ASEPTIC FOOD PACKAGING 101
WILL AMERICANS GO FOR ASEPTIC MILK? 102
COMPANIES INVOLVED 102
OVERSEAS ACTIVITIES 102
HOT FILLED FOOD PACKAGING 102
BACKGROUND 102
WHAT ABOUT HOT FILL VERSUS ASEPTIC PACKAGING? 103
SOME FOODS CANNOT BE USED FOR ASEPTIC OR HOT FILL PACKAGING 103
HEAT-SET CONTAINER MOLDING 103
PLASTIPAK'S THERMOSHAPE TECHNOLOGY 103
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 104
CONSTAR DEVELOPS "NEXT-GENERATION" HOT FILL PET BOTTLES 104
AMCOR INTRODUCES ROUND WIDE MOUTH PET JARS FOR FOOD
PACKAGING 104
CHAPTER 7 PLASTICS VS NON-PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 106
OVERVIEW 106
TABLE 29 GLOBAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL,
2013-2019 (PERCENT OF TOTAL) 106
TABLE 30 OVERVIEW OF MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD
PACKAGING 107
SOFT DRINK CONTAINERS 107
BEER BOTTLES 107
WATER BOTTLES AND DAIRY PRODUCTS 108
MEAT AND DELI CONTAINERS 108
OTHER FOOD CONTAINERS 108
PAPERBOARD PACKAGING 108
OVERVIEW 108
GRADES 108
PLASTIC POUCHES 109
BACKGROUND 109
OPPOSING VIEWS ON POUCHES 109
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE "RIGID PLASTIC FOOD
PACKAGING" COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 110
BACKGROUND 110
PAPER PRODUCTS 110
GLASS 110
TIN PLATE 110
ALUMINUM FOILS 110
PLASTICS 111
MARKET OVERVIEW 111
TABLE 31 PLASTIC VERSUS NON-PLASTIC COMPETITIVE SCENARIO IN RIGID FOOD
PACKAGING (%) 111
THE PLASTIC-GLASS-METAL SCENARIO IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING SCENARIO 112
OVERVIEW 112
PLASTIC VS. METAL 112
THE ALUMINUM-PLASTIC BOTTLE SCENARIO 113
BEER CANS VS. BOTTLES 113
FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS: GLASS VS. PLASTIC 113
IMPACT OF PAPER/PAPERBOARD PACKAGING 114
CUPS AND CLOSURES 114
Overview 114
Markets 114
New Developments for Cups and Closures 115
Placon's New Products 115
New Barrier Closures 115
GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING 115
OVERVIEW 115
INVESTOR INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT 115
OTHER ISSUES 116
PLASTIC PACKAGING CAN ACCOMPLISH MORE WITH LESS 116
TECHNICAL PROBLEMS/SOLUTIONS OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS IN
ATTAINING "SUSTAINABILITY" 116
THERMOFORMED PLA TRAYS 117
RECYCLING ISSUES WITH PLA BOTTLES 117
SOME ECONOMIC ISSUES SLOWING USAGE OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER
ISSUES IN FOOD PACKAGING 117
GROUP OF COMPANIES FORMED COALITION CONCERNING RECYCLING OF
PLA 118
SELECTED GLOBAL VIEW OF RIGID PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING TRENDS 118
CHAPTER 8 PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN 121
POLYESTERS 121
BACKGROUND 121
OVERVIEW 121
MAJOR APPLICATIONS 121
MODIFIED PET RESINS 121
Background 121
APET 122
CPET 122
Glycol-modified PET Copolyester (PETG) 122
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 122
TABLE 32 CURRENT TEN LARGEST GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS 123
FORMS OF PET USED IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 123
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 124
PET Shedding Weight/Sustainability 124
Plant-Based PET Ketchup Bottle 124
Thermoformer Adds Capacity for PET Food Packaging 124
Pepsi Introduces First 100% Bio-Based Bottle 125
An Early 100% RPET Soft-Drink Bottle 125
New Amorphous PET Eases Extrusion of Blow Molding 125
Niagara Bottling has Opened a New PET Bottling Plant 125
Super-Lightweight PET Bottles 125
Kortec and Sidel Develop PET Dairy Bottles 125
Lighter PET Water Bottles Minimizes "Over-Squeezing" 126
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) 126
OVERVIEW 126
CHARACTERISTICS 126
RIGID FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 127
FACTORS THAT MAY IMPACT HDPE CONSUMPTION IN RIGID PLASTIC FOOD
PACKAGING: 127
PRODUCERS 127
TABLE 33 CURRENT LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS 128
RECYCLING ASPECTS 128
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 128
New HDPE for Bottled Water Caps 128
Dairy-Grade HDPE for Blow Molding 128
LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE) 129
OVERVIEW 129
PROPERTIES 129
MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS 129
PRODUCERS 130
TABLE 34 CURRENT LEADING GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS AND LOCATIONS 130
RIGID FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 130
POLYSTYRENE 131
BACKGROUND 131
GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE 131
HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE (HIPS) 131
Background 131
Properties 131
Applications 132
Several Specific Examples of Polystyrene Applications 132
Recent Styrenic Polymer Producer Changes 132
Global Market Players and Industry Leaders 132
PROCESSING 133
Overview 133
TABLE 35 FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE 133
Injection Molding 134
Extrusion of Styrene Polymers 134
Overview 134
Coextrusion 134
ORIENTED POLYSTYRENE SHEET (OPS) 134
Background 134
Properties 135
Technology 135
Advantages of OPS 135
Oriented Polystyrene Rigid Food Packaging Applications 136
Oriented Polystyrene Food Packaging Applications 136
Oriented Polystyrene Foodservice Trays: An Increasing Market 136
RECENT POLYSTYRENE DEVELOPMENTS 137
Styrolution to Close German Plant 137
A New Styrene Plant is being Built in South America 137
Thermoforming Styrolux Polystyrene Blends for Thermoforming 137
Thermoformed Containers are Increasing Canadian Recycling 138
POLYPROPYLENE 138
BACKGROUND 138
OVERVIEW 138
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 139
TABLE 36 CURRENT LEADING GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS 139
PROPERTIES 139
Background 139
Polypropylene Property Advances 140
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS 140
THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE 140
POLYPROPYLENE FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 141
MORE DETAILS ON POLYPROPYLENE FOOD PACKAGING PRODUCTS 141
MORE SPECIFIC RIGID POLYPROPYLENE FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 141
RENEWED INTEREST IN POLYPROPYLENE BOTTLES 142
DEPENDENCE OF POLYPROPYLENE ON CLARIFIERS AND NUCLEATING
AGENTS 142
CAN POLYPROPYLENE EFFECTIVELY COMPETE WITH PET? 142
ARE WATER BOTTLES A VIABLE POLYPROPYLENE OUTLET? 143
LIMITATIONS OF POLYPROPYLENE IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 143
FACTORS THAT MAY IMPACT POLYPROPYLENE CONSUMPTION IN RIGID
FOOD PACKAGING 143
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 144
Clear Polypropylene Food Packaging 144
Braskem Buys Dow Chemical's Polypropylene Business 144
Polypropylene Drink Cups 144
Polypropylene Copolymers Now in Thin-Wall Food Packaging 144
Clarified Polypropylene Grades for Food Packaging, Cups and
Housewares 144
POLYCARBONATES 145
OVERVIEW 145
PROPERTIES 145
REVIEW OF PROPERTY ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES 145
TYPES OF POLYCARBONATES AVAILABLE 146
POLYCARBONATE ALLOYS/BLENDS 146
RIGID FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 146
MAJOR POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS 147
TABLE 37 KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED
PRODUCTS 147
IMPACT OF BISPHENOL A ON POLYCARBONATE USAGE 147
FACTORS THAT MAY IMPACT POLYCARBONATE CONSUMPTION IN RIGID
FOOD PACKAGING 148
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 148
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) 148
OVERVIEW 148
FORMS OF PVC 148
A VERSATILE RESIN 149
PROCESSING 149
Background 149
Extrusion 149
Calendering 149
TABLE 38 RIGID PVC APPLICATIONS 150
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 150
TABLE 39 CURRENT LEADING GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS 150
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 151
Positive 151
Negative 151
RIGID FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 151
STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS 152
OVERVIEW 152
PROCESSING 153
TABLE 40 SBC MAJOR PRODUCTS SEGMENTED BY POLYMER PROCESS 154
PRODUCERS 154
PROPERTIES 154
RIGID FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 154
POLYAMIDES 155
OVERVIEW 155
MAJOR TYPES 155
Polyamide 66 155
Polyamide 6 155
PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 156
FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 156
POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE (PPO)-BASED ALLOYS/BLENDS 156
OVERVIEW 156
PPO/HIPS 157
Overview 157
Grades 157
Food Packaging Applications 157
PPO/POLYAMIDES 158
Background and Properties 158
Grades and Applications 158
BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS 158
BACKGROUND 158
POLYLACTIC ACID 159
Background 159
Rigid Food Packaging Applications 159
Technical Limitations of Polylactic Acid 160
Other Obstacles 161
Targeted Applications 161
Sheet Extrusion Applications 162
Clear Rigid Packaging 162
Stretch Blow Molding 162
Single-Serve Market 162
OTHER BIODEGRADABLE RESINS 163
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) 163
Properties 163
Processes 163
MIXTURES OF STARCH AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS 163
Background 163
Major Producer - Novamont 164
TABLE 41 TYPES OF PRODUCTS MADE WITH MATER-BI 165
Trays 165
COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS 165
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 166
Natureworks LLC 166
Plantic Technologies 166
Plant-Based HDPE and PET Usage Increasing 166
More Backers for Biobased PEF Bottles 166
Coca-Cola Joins other Groups for a 100% Biobased PET Bottle 166
Another View-Point: Compostable Products Need Improvements to
Impact the Food Industry 167
FOODSERVICE PACKAGING 167
BACKGROUND 167
POLYSTYRENE SCENARIO 167
CHAPTER 9 RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN 170
OVERVIEW 170
TABLE 42 GLOBAL RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019
(MILLION POUNDS) 170
PET MARKET 170
TABLE 43 GLOBAL PET MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION
POUNDS) 171
TABLE 44 GLOBAL PET BOTTLE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019
(MILLION POUNDS) 172
HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE MARKET 172
TABLE 45 GLOBAL HDPE RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 173
TABLE 46 GLOBAL HDPE BOTTLE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019
(MILLION POUNDS) 173
POLYSTYRENE MARKET 174
TABLE 47 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 174
POLYPROPYLENE MARKET 174
TABLE 48 GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET, BY
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 175
TABLE 49 GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE BOTTLE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 176
POLYCARBONATE MARKET 176
TABLE 50 GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET, BY
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 176
PVC MARKET 177
TABLE 51 GLOBAL PVC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 177
TABLE 52 GLOBAL PVC BOTTLE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019
(MILLION POUNDS) 177
STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMER MARKET 177
TABLE 53 GLOBAL STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMER RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET
BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 178
LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE MARKET 178
TABLE 54 GLOBAL LDPE RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 178
MISCELLANEOUS RESIN MARKET 178
TABLE 55 GLOBAL MISCELLANEOUS RESIN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY
RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION POUNDS) 179
MATERIALS SUBSTITUTION 179
OVERVIEW 179
PAPER 180
GLASS 180
METALS 180
PLASTIC COMPETITION 180
POLYOLEFINS 181
INDUSTRY COMMENTS OF THE COMPETITIVE POLYMER SCENARIO 182
PLASTIC PACKAGING OVERVIEW 182
ISSUES FACING THE INDUSTRY 182
PARTICIPANTS IN PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 183
INTRAPOLYMER COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 184
CHAPTER 10 KEY THERMOFORMERS, PLASTICS INJECTION AND BLOW MOLDERS
TABLE 56 MAJOR THERMOFORMERS SERVING THE FOOD PACKAGING INDUSTRY ($
MILLIONS) 188
TABLE 57 IMPORTANT BLOW MOLDERS PROVIDING BOTTLES TO THE FOOD
PACKAGING INDUSTRY ($ MILLIONS) 189
TABLE 58 KEY INJECTION MOLDERS SERVING THE FOOD PACKAGING INDUSTRY ($
MILLIONS) 190
CHAPTER 11 RECENT EVENTS IMPACTING THE RIGID PLASTICS FOOD INDUSTRY 192
CHAPTER 12 RECYCLING 197
CHAPTER 13 REGULATORY FACTORS AND ISSUES 204
CHAPTER 14 USE OF RECYCLED PLASTICS IN PACKAGING 208
CHAPTER 15 PRICES 210
TABLE 59 PUBLISHED CURRENT LIST PRICES FOR RESINS USED IN RIGID FOOD
PACKAGING 210
CHAPTER 16 TOP GLOBAL FOOD PACKAGING COMPANIES 212
TABLE 60 TOP 25 GLOBAL FOOD PACKAGING COMPANIES 212
CHAPTER 17 COMPANY PROFILES 214
CHAPTER 18 SELECTED KEY ACRONYMS 232

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