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Global Flexible Packaging Market

  • September 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 550 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Flexible Packaging in Thousand Metric Tons and US$ Million. The market is further analyzed in volume terms (thousand metric tons) by the following segments: Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, & Other Resins), Paper, and Aluminum Foil. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 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 285 companies including many key and niche players such as -

AEP Industries Inc.
Amcor Limited
American Packaging Corporation
Ampac Holdings, LLC
Bemis Company, Inc.

Table Of Contents

Global Flexible Packaging Market



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
Product Definitions I-4
Plastic Films I-4
Paper I-4
Aluminum Foil I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Outlook II-1
Asia-Pacific Takes the Lead II-2
Plastics - The Leading Flexible Packaging Material II-3
Food - The Leading Application Market II-3
Table 1: World Flexible Packaging Market by End-Use
Application (2013 and 2018): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Consumer Products, Medical, Food and Beverages, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Pharmaceutical Packaging - A Promising Application II-4
Synopsized Review of Demand Drivers II-4
Flexible-Packaging Market - Global SWOT Analysis II-5
Strengths and Weaknesses II-5
Opportunities and Threats II-5

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-6
Packaging - A Powerful Tool for Brand Enhancement and Product
Differentiation II-6
Flexible Packaging Displacing Rigid Packaging II-6
Flexible Packaging- A Dynamic and Vibrant Industry II-7
Flexible Packaging - Enhancing Value for Manufacturers II-8
Concerns Remain Afloat II-8
Flexible Pouches Enter New Domains II-9
Materials and Process Trends Shaping the Market II-9
Technological Advances - the Mainstay of Flexible Packaging
Industry' Survival II-9
Newer Technologies to Invade the Sector II-10
Key Attributes of Flexible Packaging II-11
Ease of Decoration II-11
Larger Sizes II-11
Barrier Properties II-11
Lightweight II-12
Packaging Variation and Dispensing II-12
Improvement in Global GDP Performance to Benefit Market Growth II-12
Table 2: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country
(2012-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 3: World GDP (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Nominal GDP Value by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-14
Encouraging Gains in Global PMI: Optimistic Outlook for
Flexible Packaging II-14
Developing Nations Show More Potential for Flexible Packaging II-15
Table 4: Global Middle Class Population (2012 and 2030):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Select
Regions/Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Favorable Food Consumption Patterns Strengthens Market Prospects II-16
At Home Food Consumption on the Rise II-16
Packaged Foods Demand Patterns II-17
Ready-to-Eat Food Drives Evolution in Packaging Materials II-17
Snacking Culture Pushes Innovation and Demand II-17
Sustainability - A Key Factor in Flexible Packaging II-18
Environment-Friendly Packaging and Printing Inks: Gaining
Momentum II-18
Competitive Scenario II-19
An Overview II-19
Competition and New Markets Drive MandA Activity II-19
Private Investments Transforming Flexible Packaging Industry II-20

3. AN OVERVIEW OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIALS II-21
A Review of Plastic Films and their Application in Packaging II-21
Eco-friendly (Bio-Degradable) Films In-Vogue II-22
PVA Films: A Promising Market for Plastic Films II-23
Global LDPE Demand Attains Maturity and Saturation Point II-23
Emerging Market for Optical PET Films II-23
Table 5: Global PET Films Market by Type: Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Sales for 2008, 2013 and 2016 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
BOPP Films Amass Popularity II-24
Global Demand for BOPP Films to Witness Strong Growth II-25
Trend towards Combined Portfolio II-26
Rising Raw Material Costs Hamper Growth II-26
Bio-Plastics to Bite into the Share of Metal Packaging II-26
Challenges Apart, Flexible Paper Packaging Demand to See Growth II-27
Flexible Packaging Papers Lead to Growth in Graphics and
Packaging Business II-28
E-Commerce Drives Market for Paper Packaging II-28
Aluminum Foil Packaging Market Set to Gain Momentum II-29
Primary End Use Segments II-29
Food and Beverage II-29
Chocolate and Coffee II-29
Sandwich Wrap II-30
Tobacco Products II-30
Cosmetics and Personal Care II-30
Pharmaceutical Packaging II-31
Pet Food II-31

4. TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN FLEXIBLE PACKAGING II-32
Multilayer Packaging II-32
Electron Beam-Curable CI Flexo Ink Technology II-32
Wine in Pouch II-32
Temperature-Monitoring Label II-33
Transition from Wider-Web Presses to Narrow-Run Web Presses II-33
Flexible Solutions II-33
Reduction in Changeover Time II-33
Capability to Convert In-line II-33
Environmentally-Friendly Flexibles II-34
Protective Packaging to Keep Food Fresh II-34
Reducing Costs and Waste with Flexible Packaging II-34
Flexible Shape and Styles II-35
Sustainable Packaging II-35
Waste to Energy (WTE) II-35
Easy to Open and Reclose II-35
Increasing Footprint II-36
Clear High Barrier Coating and Films II-36
Additional Layers in Co-extrusion II-36
Retortable Flexible Packaging II-36
Pouches II-36
Narrow-web Converter and Large-web Machines II-36
Technological Innovations in Aluminum Foil Segment II-37
Wines and Beverages II-37
Food Packaging II-37
Healthcare II-38
Beacon Converters/CardioFocus® Heart Light® Cardiac Ablation
System II-38
Kraft YES Pack II-38
Twistoff Stickpack II-39
Savvy Green laundry detergent pouch II-39
Eco-Ultra Motor Oil pouch II-39

5. GLOBAL PACKAGING MARKET - AN OVERVIEW II-40
Introduction II-40
Packaging Materials II-40
Table 6: Global Packaging Material Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by Material Used (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40
Key Statistics II-42
Table 7: Global Packaging Market by Geographic Region (2013 and
2018): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Asia
Pacific (including Japan), Europe, North America, Latin
America, and Middle East and Africa (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 8: Global Packaging Market by Material Type (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Plastic, Paper,
Metal, Glass, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-42
Choosing the Right Material II-43
Environmental Benefits of Packaging II-43
Change: An Inescapable Phenomenon II-43
Industry Dynamics II-43
Factors Influencing the Market II-44
Globalization II-44
Environmental Issues II-44
Mass Customization II-45
Changes in Retailing II-45
Technical Developments II-45
Polarization of the Industrial Structure II-46
Westernization II-46

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-47
Features of Flexibles II-47
Advantages Vis-a-vis Disadvantages II-47
Production Process II-47
Flexible Packaging Materials II-47
Plastic Film II-48
Advantages of Plastic Films in Packaging II-49
Source Reduction II-49
Cost-Efficiency II-49
Functionality II-49
Versatility II-50
Types of Plastic Films II-50
Polyethylene Film (PE) II-50
LDPE/LLDPE II-50
HDPE II-50
Polypropylene (PP) II-50
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) II-51
Other Resins II-51
Polystyrene (PS) II-51
Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) II-51
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) II-51
Nylon II-51
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) II-51
Paper II-52
Kraft Paper II-52
Unbleached Kraft Paper II-52
Bleached Kraft Paper II-52
Kraftliner II-52
Bleached Sulfate Paper II-52
Glassine and Greaseproof Paper II-53
Oiled and Waxed Paper II-53
Aluminum Foil II-53
Aluminum Foil Groups II-54
Pure Aluminum II-54
Aluminum-Iron (Al-Fe) Alloys II-54
Aluminum-Iron-Manganese (Al-Fe-Mn) Alloys II-54

7. A FOCUS ON MAJOR END-USE MARKETS II-55
Food Packaging II-55
Plastic Film II-55
Aluminum Foil II-55
Non-food Packaging II-56
Plastic Films II-56
Aluminum Foil II-56
Other Markets II-56
Potential Markets II-57

8. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-58
Ampac Unveils E-Z SnackPakâ„¢, New Packaging Format II-58
Clondalkin Wentus Introduces WENTOPRO-SkinTight II-58
Amcor Flexibles Unveils Fortisâ„¢ Sterile Breather Bags II-58
Amcor Flexibles Unveils a New Packaging Solution, Amcor Packpyrus II-58
Constantia Flexibles Launches Blister Lidding Foil II-58

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-59
Vonco Products Receives AIB Approval II-59
Nampak to Acquire Hunyani Holdings II-59
Suominen Divests Flexible Packaging Business II-59
Techpack to Acquire HYC Packaging II-59
UNI Packaging Takes Over Arteb Printing II-59
Domo Chemicals Acquires CFP Flexible Packaging II-59
Rengo Enters into a Joint Venture with SCG Paper II-59
Schur Flexibles to Take Over Danapak Flexibles II-60
Amcor Takes Over Bella Prima Packaging II-60
Olympus Partners to Take Over Pregis II-60
RKW Takes Over Hyplast II-60
Taghleef Industries Inks an Agreement to Take Over Derprosa Film II-60
C-P Flexible Packaging Inaugurates Distribution Warehouse II-60
PakLab Expands Orland, Indiana-based Production Center II-60
Toppan Printing Sets Up Flexible Packaging Plant in Japan II-60
Schur Flexibles Acquires Moneta-S II-61
Transcontinental to Acquire Assets of Capri Packaging II-61
Interflex Group Acquires Star Packaging II-61
Exopack Rebrands as Coveris II-61
Scholle Packaging and Innovative Packaging to Merge II-61
Uflex Transfers Majority Stake in Flex Films to Middle East FZE II-61
Pro Mach Acquires Tekkra Systems II-61
American Securities Acquires Tekni-Plex Inc II-61
Amcor to Acquire Detmold Flexibles II-62
Amcor to Demerge and Form Orora II-62
Weidenhammer Packaging Group Acquires Flextrus and AandR Carton
Lund II-62
Reynolds Acquires Trans Western Polymers' US-based Operations II-62
Uflex to Invest $50 Million for Capacity Expansion II-62
Uflex to Invest US$400 Million for Expansion of its Business II-62
Almac Group Expands Commercial Facilities in the US and the UK II-62
Smurfit Kappa to Acquire CRP Print and Packaging Holdings II-62
Sigma Plastics Takes Over Southern Film Extruders II-63
Berry Plastics to Acquire Flexible Plastics and Film Business
of Graphic Packaging II-63
Amcor to Acquire Tuflex Division of Murugappa Group II-63
Pro Mach Acquires Assets of Packaging Synergies to Form
FlexiblePackaging Group II-63
Seville Plastics Changes its Name to Covertech Flexible
Packaging Inc. II-63
Lagercrantz Group Acquires Asept International's Assets II-63
IndustryIntel Forms a New Partnership with PAC II-63
Carlyle Group Acquires Chesapeake II-63
Bemis Acquires Foshan New Changsheng Plastics Films II-64
Arbor Investments to Acquire Keyes Packaging Group II-64
Amcor Acquires Jiangsu Shenda's Flexible Packaging Business II-64
Bemis to Divest Clysar Shrink Film Division II-64
Atlas and Blue Wolf to Take Over Twin Rivers II-64
JPFL Acquires Global Bopp Films Business of Exxonmobil II-64
Schur Flexible Takes Over Majority Stake in Alfa Beta Roto II-64
Hilex Poly Takes Over Stake in Clondalkin II-64
Ahlstrom to Expand its Stenay plant in France II-65
Sun Capital Merges 5 Plastics Packaging Businesses II-65
Constantia to Acquire Majority Stake in Parikh Packaging II-65
ILC Dover Takes Over Grayling II-65
Applied Extrusion Renames as Taghleef Industries II-65
First Atlantic Capital Acquires Majority Stake in C-P Flexible
Packaging II-65
Two Private Investment Firms Acquire S.I. Jacobson Manufacturing II-65
Constantia Acquires Spear Group II-66
Constantia Flexibles Takes Over Globalpack II-66
Jacsten Holdings Acquires Vonco Products II-66
QFIB Completes Sale of Majority Stake in ENPI GROUP II-66
Scholle Packaging Acquires Majority Interest in Brazil's Flexpack II-66
Menasha Packaging Takes Over Rand Diversified II-66
Bunzl Acquires 3 Companies in the US II-66
Wipak Adds a New Film Line in Germany II-66
Tekni-Plex Upgrades its Plant in New Jersey II-67
AEP and AEP Canada Acquire Transco Plastics' Films Business II-67
Amcor Divests 3 Non-Core Flexible Packaging Plants to IPG II-67
Mondi Takes Over 99.93% Stake in Nordenia International II-67
Centre Lane Partners Takes Over Oracle Packaging II-67
Colormasters to Set Up PE Film Unit II-67
Labelink Acquires Labelad II-67
Bemis to Shut Down 2 Production Facilities II-68
Bosch Establishes New Packaging Facility in Goa II-68
Uflex Establishes PET Plant in Poland II-68
Thin Film Electronics and Bemis Ink Agreement to Develop
Intelligent Packaging II-68
EnVision Teams Up with Coyote Kitchen II-68
Covertech Fabricating Acquires Seville Packaging Inc. II-68
Scholle Divests its Vacumet Plastics division II-68
Amcor Acquires Uniglobe Packaging II-68
H.B. Fuller Inks MoU with Plexbond Quimica II-69
Amcor Inks Strategic Partnership with Velcro II-69
Smurfit Kappa Acquires Baguin II-69
Amcor Inks an Agreement to Acquire Aperio Group II-69
Advanced Web Acquires Assets of US Converting II-69
DuPont Divests Liqui-Box to PE firm Sterling Group II-69

10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-70
AEP Industries Inc (US) II-70
Amcor Limited (Australia) II-70
American Packaging Corporation (US) II-71
Ampac Holdings, LLC (US) II-71
Bemis Company, Inc. (US) II-72
Berry Plastics Corporation (US) II-72
Clondalkin Group Holdings BV (Netherlands) II-73
Constantia Flexibles International GmbH (Austria) II-73
Coveris Holdings S.A. (Luxembourg) II-74
Huhtamäki Oyj (Finland) II-74
Mondi plc (UK) II-74
Printpack Inc (US) II-75
Sealed Air Corporation (US) II-75
Sonoco Products Company (US) II-76
United Flexibles GmbH (Germany) II-76
Wipak Oy (Finland) II-76

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-77
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 10: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-79
Flexible Packaging Materials Market by Material Type II-80
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 13: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 16: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 19: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 22: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 25: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 28: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 31: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100
Value Analytics for Flexible Packaging Products II-101
Table 33: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 34: World Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Pouches - Gaining Popularity III-2
Table 36: US Flexible Packaging Market by Product Type
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Bags,
Pouches and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Food Industry - The Largest End-Use Market III-3
Table 37: US Flexible Packaging Market by End-Use Sector
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Shipments for Consumer
Products, Food, Retail Non-Food and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Flexible Packaging Draws Wide Acceptance III-4
Plastic Films, Foils, and Paper: Popular Materials of Choice III-4
Revival of the Industrial PE Packaging Films III-5
Foil-Based Packaging Systems: A Primer III-5
Paper Flexibles: A Primer III-5
Versatility and Flexibility Hold The Key to Growth III-5
Converted Flexible Packaging in Dairy Industry Undergoes
Complete Revamp III-6
Nanotechnology Forays into the Packaging Market III-6
Industry Continues to Consolidate III-7
Table 38: Leading Players in the North American Flexible
Packaging Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
for Bemis, Sealed Air Corp., Printpack and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Select MandA Activity in the US Flexible Packaging Industry III-8
Product Launch III-8
Strategic Corporate Developments III-9
Key Players III-13
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 39: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic
Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins),
Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 40: US Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 41: US 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 42: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by End-Use Segment - Industrial
Applications, Non-Food (Retail and Institutional), Food,
Medical, and Consumer Products Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 43: US Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications,
Non-Food (Retail and Institutional), Food, Medical, and
Consumer Products Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 44: US 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Industrial Applications, Non-Food (Retail and
Institutional), Food, Medical, and Consumer Products Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

2. CANADA III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Current and Future Analysis III-24
Flexible Packaging in Canada III-24
Strategic Corporate Developments III-24
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 45: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment -
Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other
Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 46: Canadian Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 47: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Flexible
Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 48: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flexible Packaging Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 49: Canadian Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

3. JAPAN III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current and Future Analysis III-30
Market Overview III-30
Strategic Corporate Developments III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 50: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment -
Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other
Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 51: Japanese Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 52: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Flexible
Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 53: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flexible Packaging Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 54: Japanese Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

4. EUROPE III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Current and Future Analysis III-37
Sluggish Growth in Europe on the Back of Economic Woes III-37
Table 55: European Market for Flexibles (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of End-Use Markets (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38
Market Prior to 2009 . III-38
2009-2012 Europe Debt Crisis in Retrospect III-38
Current Eurozone Economic Outlook III-40
Table 56: Business Climate Indicator in the Eurozone Area
from January 2013 to May 2014: Breakdown by Month (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
Flexibles Revel in the FMCG Market III-41
Future Outlook for Aluminum Foil Market Appears Bright III-42
Converted Flexible Packaging—Ideal for Confectionery Market III-42
Industry Remains Fragmented III-42
Table 57: European Flexible Packaging Market (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Leading Players
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43
Challenges to Reckon With III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Volume Analytics for Flexible Packaging Materials III-44
Table 58: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flexible Packaging Materials by Country/Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 59: European Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Country/ Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 60: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment -
Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other
Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 61: European Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 62: European 15-Year Perspective for Flexible
Packaging Materials by Country/Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 63: European 15-Year Perspective for Flexible
Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49
Value Analytics for Flexible Packaging Products III-50
Table 64: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flexible Packaging Products by Country/Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 65: European Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Products by Country/ Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 66: European 15-Year Perspective for Flexible
Packaging Products by Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Value Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

4a. FRANCE III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
Current and Future Analysis III-53
Strategic Corporate Developments III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 67: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic
Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins),
Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 68: French Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 69: French 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 70: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 71: French Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

4b. GERMANY III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Current and Future Analysis III-59
Strategic Corporate Developments III-59
United Flexibles GmbH - A Major Germany-based Packaging Company III-60
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 72: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic
Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins),
Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 73: German Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 74: German 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 75: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 76: German Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

4c. ITALY III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Current and Future Analysis III-65
Strategic Corporate Development III-65
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 77: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic
Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins),
Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 78: Italian Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 79: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 80: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 81: Italian Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-70

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Current and Future Analysis III-71
UK Plastic Packaging Market to Exhibit Growth in Long Term III-71
Strategic Corporate Developments III-71
Key Player III-72
B.Market Analytics III-73
Table 82: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic
Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins),
Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 83: UK Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 84: UK 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 85: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 86: UK Historic Review for Flexible Packaging Market -
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

4e. SPAIN III-78
A.Market Analysis III-78
Current and Future Analysis III-78
Strategic Corporate Development III-78
B.Market Analytics III-79
Table 87: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic
Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins),
Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 88: Spanish Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 89: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 90: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 91: Spanish Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-83

4f. RUSSIA III-84
Market Analysis III-84
Table 92: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic
Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins),
Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 93: Russian Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene,
Polypropylene, PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum
Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 94: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Flexible Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
PVC and Other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 95: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexible Packaging Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 96: Russian Historic Review for Flexible Packaging
Market - Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-88

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-89

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