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Factors such as acceleration in the global production, high disposable income, changing lifestyles in emerging countries such as China and India, rising Internet penetration, and Internet shopping have increased the need for using packaged products. This in turn stimulated the demand for protective packaging as it is required to prevent damages to products during handling, storing, and transporting through the supply chain.

The bigger players in the market have a strong distribution network across the world and the financial strength to sustain them. The same cannot be said about new entrants in the market. For the protective packaging market, it is essential to have a strong distribution network to enable timely delivery of the product to customers, whenever needed as well as implement all rules & regulations set by several regulatory bodies.
The players in the global protective packaging market are well-established. It is very difficult for new players to enter the market and compete with established players. Even end users prefer products from established players, rather than the new ones.

Increasing disposable incomes of people in developing countries, rising e-commerce industry, and the rising consumer expectation of having securely packaged products drive the growth of the protective packaging market. There are certain factors prevailing in the market that hinder its growth, such as stringent rules & regulations in the protective packaging and the growing environmental concerns.

The global protective packaging market is marked with intense competition due to the presence of a large number of both, big and small firms. New product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships & expansions are the key strategies adopted by market players to ensure their growth in the market.

The key players in the market are Smurfit Kappa Group plc (Ireland), RockTenn Company (U.S.), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Sonoco Products Company (U.S.), Huhtamaki OYJ (Finland), DS Smith Plc (U.K.), Pregis Corporation (U.S.), Pro-Pac Packaging Limited (Australia), Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH (Germany), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.). In this report, the global protective packaging market is segmented into material, product type, function, application, and region.

Table Of Contents

Protective Packaging Market by Material, Product Type, Function, Application - Trends and Forecast to 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 27
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 27
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 27
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 28
1.3.1 PERIODIZATION CONSIDERED FOR THE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 29
1.4 CURRENCY CONSIDERED FOR THE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 29
1.5 UNIT CONSIDERED FOR THE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 29
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 30
1.7 LIMITATIONS 30
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 31
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 31
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 32
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 32
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 33
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 33
2.1.2.1.1 Breakdown of primaries by company type, designation,
and region 34
2.2 KEY VARIABLES CONSIDERED FOR FACTOR ANALYSIS 34
2.2.1 INTRODUCTION 34
2.2.2 OVERVIEW OF THE PARENT INDUSTRY 35
2.2.3 DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS 35
2.2.3.1 Rising population 35
2.2.3.1.1 Increase in middle-class population, 2009-2030 36
2.2.3.2 Developing economics, GDP(Purchasing Power Parity), 2013 36
2.2.4 SUPPLY-SIDE ANALYSIS 37
2.2.4.1 Regulations 37
2.2.4.2 Research and development 38
2.3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 38
2.4 MARKET BREAKDOWN and DATA TRIANGULATION 41
2.5 MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION 42
2.6 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS and LIMITATIONS 42
2.6.1 ASSUMPTIONS 42
2.6.2 LIMITATIONS 43
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 44
3.1 GROWING E-COMMERCE AND IMPROVING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY DRIVING GROWTH FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 44
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 50
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 50
4.2 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET, BY MATERIAL 51
4.3 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC 52
4.4 GLOBAL PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 53
4.5 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPED ECONOMIES 54
4.6 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE 55
4.7 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING LIFE CYCLE, BY REGION, 2015-2020 56
5 MARKET OVERVIEW 57
5.1 INTRODUCTION 58
5.2 EVOLUTION 58
5.3 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SEGMENTATION 59
5.4 MARKET SEGMENTATION 60
5.4.1 BY MATERIAL 60
5.4.2 BY FUNCTION 60
5.4.3 BY PRODUCT TYPE 61
5.4.4 BY APPLICATION 63
5.5 MARKET DYNAMICS 64
5.5.1 DRIVERS 65
5.5.1.1 Rising trend of online shopping 65
5.5.1.2 Rising disposable income 65
5.5.1.3 Improving global manufacturing activities 66
5.5.2 RESTRAINTS 66
5.5.2.1 Stringent government rules and regulations 66
5.5.3 OPPORTUNITIES 67
5.5.3.1 Emerging economies 67
5.5.3.2 Investment in RandD activities 67
5.5.4 CHALLENGES 68
5.5.4.1 Fluctuations in prices of raw materials 68
5.6 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET - AVERAGE PRICE ANALYSIS 68
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 71
6.1 INTRODUCTION 71
6.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 71
6.3 SUPPLY CHAIN 72
6.3.1 PROMINENT COMPANIES 73
6.3.2 SMALL and MEDIUM ENTERPRISES 73
6.4 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 73
6.4.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 74
6.4.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 74
6.4.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 75
6.4.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 75
6.4.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 75
6.5 REGULATIONS IN PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 76
6.6 STANDARDS IN PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 77
7 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET, BY MATERIAL 78
7.1 INTRODUCTION 79
7.2 FOAM PLASTICS 80
7.2.1 EPS IS LIKELY TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING FROM 2015 TO 2020 FOLLOWED BY EPE 80
7.3 PAPER and PAPERBOARD 81
7.3.1 KRAFT PAPER IS PROJECTED TO BE THE FASTEST GROWING FOLLOWED BY WLC PAPERBOARD FROM 2015 TO 2020 81
7.4 PLASTICS 81
7.4.1 POLYETHYLENE IS LIKELY TO GROW AT A FASTEST RATE FOLLOWED BY POLYSTYRENE FROM 2015 TO 2020 81
7.5 OTHERS 82
7.5.1 WOOD PROJECTED TO BE THE LARGEST AND FASTEST-GROWING FROM 2015 TO 2020 82
8 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE 83
8.1 INTRODUCTION 84
8.2 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 85
8.2.1 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE 86
8.2.1.1 Corrugated boxes to grow at highest rate from 2015 to 2020 86
8.2.2 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION 87
8.2.2.1 Industrial goods segment dominated the rigid protective packaging market in 2014 87
8.3 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 88
8.3.1 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE 89
8.3.1.1 Lightweight, clean, and durable air pillows projected to be the fastest-growing segment from 2015 to 2020 89
8.3.2 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION 90
8.3.2.1 Flexible packaging products widely used in industrial goods segment 90
8.4 FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 91
8.4.1 FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE 92
8.4.1.1 Molded foam segment projected to grow at highest rate from
2015 to 2020 92
8.4.2 FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION 93
8.4.2.1 Consumer electronics was the largest user of foam protective packaging in 2014 93

9 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET, BY FUNCTION 95
9.1 INTRODUCTION 96
9.2 CUSHIONING 97
9.3 BLOCKING and BRACING 97
9.4 VOID FILL 97
9.5 INSULATION 98
9.6 WRAPPING 98
10 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET, BY APPLICATION 99
10.1 INTRODUCTION 100
10.2 FOOD and BEVERAGES 102
10.3 INDUSTRIAL GOODS 102
10.4 HEALTH CARE 102
10.5 AUTOMOTIVE 102
10.6 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS 102
10.7 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES 102
10.8 OTHERS 102
11 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 103
11.1 INTRODUCTION 104
11.2 NORTH AMERICA 106
11.2.1 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY 107
11.2.1.1 U.S. dominated the protective packaging market in the North American region in 2014 107
11.2.2 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL 108
11.2.2.1 Paper and paperboard segment is projected to be the fastest-growing in the North American protective packaging market 108
11.2.3 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE 109
11.2.3.1 Flexible protective packaging is projected post highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020 109
11.2.4 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION 110
11.2.4.1 Cushioning function dominated the North American protective packaging market in 2014 110
11.2.5 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION 111
11.2.5.1 Protective packaging is widely used in industrial goods in North America 111
11.2.6 U.S. 112
11.2.6.1 U.S.: Protective packaging market size, by material 113
11.2.6.1.1 Plastics projected to be the largest segment in the U.S. protective packaging market 113
11.2.6.2 U.S.: Protective packaging market size, by product type 114
11.2.6.2.1 Rigid protective packaging projected to be the second-fastest growing segment in the U.S. 114
11.2.6.3 U.S.: Protective packaging market size, by function 115
11.2.6.3.1 Cushioning function dominated the U.S. protective packaging market in 2014 115
11.2.6.4 U.S.: Protective packaging market size, by application 116
11.2.6.4.1 Protective packaging market to grow rapidly in consumer electronics segment from 2015 to 2020 116
11.2.7 CANADA 117
11.2.7.1 Canada: Protective packaging market size, by material 117
11.2.7.1.1 Rising demand for sustainable and environment-friendly packaging supports the growth of paper and paperboard segment 117
11.2.7.2 Canada: Protective packaging market size, by product type 118
11.2.7.2.1 Foam protective packaging segment to grow at a considerable rate during the forecast period 118
11.2.7.3 Canada: Protective packaging market size, by function 119
11.2.7.3.1 Shock and vibration dampening features support the growth of the cushioning function in Canada 119
11.2.7.4 Canada: Protective packaging market size, by application 120
11.2.7.4.1 Protective packaging is projected to grow at the highest rate for consumer electronics segment 120
11.2.8 MEXICO 121
11.2.8.1 Mexico: Protective packaging market size, by material 122
11.2.8.1.1 Plastics projected to post second-highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020 in the Mexican protective packaging market 122
11.2.8.2 Mexico: Protective packaging market size, by product type 123
11.2.8.2.1 Flexible protective packaging projected to be the fastest-growing segment in Mexico 123
11.2.8.3 Mexico: Protective packaging market size, by function 124
11.2.8.3.1 Void-fill to grow at the highest rate in the Mexican protective packaging market during the forecast period 124
11.2.8.4 Mexico: Protective packaging market size, by application 125
11.2.8.4.1 Protective packaging in health care segment projected to record remarkable growth during the forecast period 125
11.3 EUROPE 126
11.3.1 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY 128
11.3.1.1 Rising e-commerce industry will support the growth of protective packaging market in Germany 128
11.3.2 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL 129
11.3.2.1 Economical and environment-friendly factors are projected to support the growth of paper and paperboard segment 129
11.3.3 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT 130
11.3.3.1 Flexible protective packaging to grow at the highest rate over the next five years in Europe 130
11.3.4 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION 131
11.3.4.1 Void-fill was the second-largest segment in the European protective packaging market in 2014 131

11.3.5 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION 132
11.3.5.1 Protective packaging in the health care segment to post above-average growth rate from 2015 to 2020 132
11.3.6 GERMANY 133
11.3.6.1 Germany: Protective packaging market size, by material 133
11.3.6.1.1 Plastics segment to grow at the second-highest rate in the German protective packaging market from 2015 to 2020 133
11.3.6.2 Germany: Protective packaging market size, by product type 134
11.3.6.2.1 Rigid protective packaging dominated the protective packaging market in 2014 134
11.3.6.3 Germany: Protective packaging market size, by function 135
11.3.6.3.1 Wrapping function to grow at the third-highest rate from 2015 to 2020 135
11.3.6.4 Germany: Protective packaging market size, by application 136
11.3.6.4.1 Protective packaging projected to be the fastest-growing in food and beverage segment 136
11.3.7 U.K. 137
11.3.7.1 U.K.: Protective packaging market size, by material 138
11.3.7.1.1 Paper and paperboard segment to be the fastest-growing during the forecast period in the U.K. protective packaging market 138
11.3.7.2 U.K.: Protective packaging market size, by product type 139
11.3.7.2.1 Growth in foam protective packaging will be supported by its superior cushioning properties 139
11.3.7.3 U.K.: Protective packaging market size, by function 140
11.3.7.3.1 Void-fill projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the U.K. protective packaging market 140
11.3.7.4 U.K.: Protective packaging market size, by application 141
11.3.7.4.1 Consumer electronics segment projected to grow at the highest rate in the U.K. protective packaging market from 2015 to 2020 141
11.3.8 RUSSIA 142
11.3.8.1 Russia: Protective packaging market size, by material 142
11.3.8.1.1 Plastics was the second-largest segment in the Russian protective packaging 142
11.3.8.2 Russia: Protective packaging market size, by product type 143
11.3.8.2.1 Rigid protective packaging projected to be second-fastest growing segment from 2015 to 2020 143
11.3.8.3 Russia: Protective packaging market size, by function 144
11.3.8.3.1 Insulation is projected to post healthy growth due to rising shipment of temperature-sensitive products 144
11.3.8.4 Russia: Protective packaging market size, by application 145
11.3.8.4.1 Industrial goods segment projected to be the second-fastest growing in the Russian protective packaging market 145

11.3.9 FRANCE 146
11.3.9.1 France: Protective packaging market size, by material 147
11.3.9.1.1 Growth in the foam protective packaging segment will be supported by its shock and vibration absorbing features 147
11.3.9.2 France: Protective packaging market size, by product type 148
11.3.9.2.1 Flexible protective packaging projected to be the fastest-growing segment from 2015 to 2020 148
11.3.9.3 France: Protective packaging market size, by function 149
11.3.9.3.1 Blocking and bracing projected to be the slowest-growing segment during the forecast period 149
11.3.9.4 France: Protective packaging market size, by application 150
11.3.9.4.1 Rising production of industrial goods will support growth of the protective packaging market in France 150
11.3.10 ITALY 151
11.3.10.1 Italy: Protective packaging market size, by material 151
11.3.10.1.1 Paper and paperboard accounted for the largest segment in the Italian protective packaging market in 2014 151
11.3.10.2 Italy: Protective packaging market size, by product type 152
11.3.10.2.1 Rigid protective packaging projected to grow at the second-highest CAGR during forecast period 152
11.3.10.3 Italy: Protective packaging market size, by function 153
11.3.10.3.1 Cushioning projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the Italian protective packaging market from 2015 to 2020 153
11.3.10.4 Italy: Protective packaging market size, by application 154
11.3.10.4.1 Protective packaging is widely used in food and beverage segment 154
11.3.11 REST OF EUROPE 155
11.3.11.1 RoE: Protective packaging market size, by material 155
11.3.11.1.1 Paper and paperboard is the fastest-growing segment from 2015 to 2020 155
11.3.11.2 RoE: Protective packaging market size, by product type 156
11.3.11.2.1 Foam protective packaging to grow at the slowest CAGR during the forecast period 156
11.3.11.3 RoE: Protective packaging market size, by function 157
11.3.11.3.1 Cushioning function to grow at the highest rate from 2015 to 2020 157
11.3.11.4 RoE: Protective packaging market size, by application 158
11.3.11.4.1 Protective packaging in the consumer electronics segment projected to grow at the highest CAGR 158
11.4 ASIA-PACIFIC 159
11.4.1 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY 161
11.4.1.1.1 China projected to grow at the highest CAGR in the Asia-Pacific region from 2015 to 2020 161
11.4.2 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL 162
11.4.2.1 Paper and paperboard segment projected to post highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020 162
11.4.3 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE 163
11.4.3.1 Rigid protective packaging dominated the Asia-Pacific protective packaging market in 2014 163
11.4.4 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION 164
11.4.4.1 Void-fill projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the Asia-Pacific protective packaging market 164
11.4.5 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION 165
11.4.5.1.1 Industrial goods projected to be the second-fastest-growing segment in the Asia-Pacific protective packaging 165
11.4.6 CHINA 166
11.4.6.1 China: Protective packaging market size, by material 166
11.4.6.1.1 Plastics projected to be the second-fastest growing segment from 2015 to 2020 166
11.4.6.2 China: Protective packaging market size, by product type 167
11.4.6.2.1 Flexible protective packaging segment projected to be the fastest-growing in China 167
11.4.6.3 China: Protective packaging market size, by function 168
11.4.6.3.1 Cushioning function dominated the protective packaging market in China in 2014 168
11.4.6.4 China: Protective packaging market size, by application 169
11.4.6.4.1 Consumer electronics accounted for the largest share in the protective packaging market in China in 2014 169
11.4.7 INDIA 170
11.4.7.1 India: Protective packaging market size, by material 171
11.4.7.1.1 Paper and paperboard accounted for the largest share in the Indian protective packaging market in 2014 171
11.4.7.2 India: Protective packaging market size, by product type 172
11.4.7.2.1 Flexible protective packaging to grow at the highest rate in the Indian protective packaging market from 2015 to 2020 172
11.4.7.3 India: Protective packaging market size, by function 173
11.4.7.3.1 Cushioning segment projected to grow at the second-highest rate in the Indian protective packaging market 173
11.4.7.4 India: Protective packaging market size, by application 174
11.4.7.4.1 Consumer electronics segment projected to grow at the highest CAGR in the Indian protective packaging market 174
11.4.8 JAPAN 175
11.4.8.1 Japan: Protective packaging market size, by material 175
11.4.8.1.1 Foam plastics projected to be the third-fastest-growing segment in the Japanese protective packaging market 175
11.4.8.2 Japan: Protective packaging market size, by product type 176
11.4.8.2.1 Rigid protective packaging segment dominated the Japanese protective packaging market in 2014 176
11.4.8.3 Japan: Protective packaging market size, by function 177
11.4.8.3.1 Void-fill projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period in the Japanese protective packaging market 177

11.4.8.4 Japan: Protective packaging market size, by application 178
11.4.8.4.1 Industrial goods segment dominated the Japanese protective packaging market in 2014 178
11.4.9 AUSTRALIA 179
11.4.9.1 Australia: Protective packaging market size, by material 180
11.4.9.1.1 Plastics accounted for the second-largest segment in the Australian protective packaging market in 2014 180
11.4.9.2 Australia: Protective packaging market size, by product type 181
11.4.9.2.1 Flexible protective packaging segment projected to be fastest-growing from 2015 to 2020 181
11.4.9.3 Australia: Protective packaging market size, by function 182
11.4.9.3.1 Cushioning dominated the Australian protective packaging market in 2014 182
11.4.9.4 Australia: Protective packaging market size, by application 183
11.4.9.4.1 Automotive segment to post considerable growth in the Australian protective packaging market 183
11.4.10 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 184
11.4.10.1 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Protective packaging market size, by material 184
11.4.10.1.1 Paper and paperboard segment to grow at the highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020 184
11.4.10.2 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Protective packaging market size,
by product type 185
11.4.10.2.1 Foam protective packaging segment to grow at a healthy rate during the forecast period 185
11.4.10.3 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Protective packaging market size, by function 186
11.4.10.3.1 Wrapping segment projected to grow at a significant rate from 2015 to 2020 186
11.4.10.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Protective packaging market size, by application 187
11.4.10.4.1 Consumer electronics to grow at the fastest rate in the Rest of Asia-Pacific protective packaging market 187
11.5 REST OF THE WORLD 189
11.5.1 ROW: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY 190
11.5.1.1 Brazil's protective packaging market projected to be the fastest-growing in the RoW region 190
11.5.2 ROW: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL 191
11.5.2.1 Paper and paperboard segment dominated the RoW protective packaging market in 2014 191
11.5.3 ROW: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE 192
11.5.3.1 Flexible protective packaging projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the RoW region 192
11.5.4 ROW: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION 193
11.5.4.1 Cushioning segment to grow at a significant rate in the RoW protective packaging market 193
11.5.5 ROW: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION 194
11.5.5.1 Food and beverage segment projected to be the second-fastest growing in the RoW protective packaging market 194

11.5.6 BRAZIL 195
11.5.6.1 Brazil: Protective packaging market size, by material 195
11.5.6.1.1 Paper and paperboard projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the Brazilian protective packaging market 195
11.5.6.2 Brazil: Protective packaging market size, by product type 196
11.5.6.2.1 Rigid protective packaging accounted for the largest share in the Brazilian protective packaging market 196
11.5.6.3 Brazil: Protective packaging market size, by function 197
11.5.6.3.1 Insulation segment to grow at a significant rate in the Brazilian protective packaging from 2015 to 2020 197
11.5.6.4 Brazil: Protective packaging market size, by application 198
11.5.6.4.1 Industrial goods segment to post second-fastest growth rate in the Brazilian protective packaging from
2015 to 2020 198
11.5.7 ARGENTINA 199
11.5.7.1 Argentina: Protective packaging market size, by material 200
11.5.7.1.1 Foam plastics projected to be second-fastest-growing segment in the Argentinean protective packaging market 200
11.5.7.2 Argentina: Protective packaging market size, by product type 201
11.5.7.2.1 Rigid protective packaging accounted for the second-largest segment in 2014 201
11.5.7.3 Argentina: Protective packaging market size, by function 202
11.5.7.3.1 Blocking and bracing segment to grow at the slowest rate in the Argentinean protective packaging market 202
11.5.7.4 Argentina: Protective packaging market size, by application 203
11.5.7.4.1 Industrial goods segment dominated the Argentinean protective packaging market in 2014 203
11.5.8 UAE 204
11.5.8.1 UAE: Protective packaging market size, by material 204
11.5.8.1.1 Plastics projected to be the second-fastest-growing segment in the UAE protective packaging market 204
11.5.8.2 UAE: Protective packaging market size, by product type 205
11.5.8.2.1 Rigid protective packaging dominated the UAE protective packaging market in 2014 205
11.5.8.3 UAE: Protective packaging market size, by function 206
11.5.8.3.1 Cushioning projected to be second-fastest-growing segment in the UAE protective packaging market from
2015 to 2020 206
11.5.8.4 UAE: Protective packaging market size, by application 207
11.5.8.4.1 Consumer electronics projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the UAE protective packaging market 207
11.5.9 SOUTH AFRICA 208
11.5.9.1 South Africa: Protective packaging market size, by material 209
11.5.9.1.1 Foam plastics projected to be the second-fastest-growing segment in the South African protective packaging market 209

11.5.9.2 South Africa: Protective packaging market size, by product type 210
11.5.9.2.1 Rigid protective packaging accounted for the largest share in the South African protective packaging market in 2014 210
11.5.9.3 South Africa: Protective packaging market size, by function 211
11.5.9.3.1 Cushioning segment projected to be the fastest-growing in the South African protective packaging market 211
11.5.9.4 South Africa: Protective packaging market size, by application 212
11.5.9.4.1 Protective packaging widely used in the industrial goods segment 212
11.5.10 OTHERS COUNTRIES IN ROW 213
11.5.10.1 Other countries in RoW: Protective packaging market size,
by material 213
11.5.10.1.1 Paper and paperboard accounted for the largest segment in 2014 213
11.5.10.2 Other countries in RoW: Protective packaging market size, by product type 214
11.5.10.2.1 Flexible protective packaging projected to be the fastest-growing segment from 2015 to 2020 214
11.5.10.3 Other countries in RoW: Protective packaging market size,
by function 215
11.5.10.3.1 Cushioning projected to be the fastest-growing segment from 2015 to 2020 215
11.5.10.4 Other countries in RoW: Protective packaging market size,
by application 216
11.5.10.4.1 Consumer electronics accounted for the largest share
in 2014 216
12 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 218
12.1 OVERVIEW 218
12.2 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS and TRENDS 219
12.2.1 PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS and JOINT VENTURES 220
12.2.2 EXPANSIONS 221
12.2.3 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 221
12.2.4 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 222

13 COMPANY PROFILES 223
(Company at a Glance, Recent Financials, Products and Services, Strategies and Insights, and Recent Developments)*
13.1 INTRODUCTION 223
13.2 SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC 224
13.3 ROCKTENN COMPANY 228
13.4 SEALED AIR CORPORATION 231
13.5 SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY 234
13.6 HUHTAMAKI OYJ 237
13.7 DS SMITH PLC 240
13.8 PREGIS CORPORATION 242
13.9 PRO-PAC PACKAGING LIMITED 244
13.10 STOROPACK HANS REICHENECKER GMBH 246
13.11 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY 248
*Details on company at a glance, recent financials, products and services, strategies and insights, and recent developments might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
14 APPENDIX 250
14.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 250
14.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 251
14.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 255
14.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 256
14.5 RELATED REPORTS 257

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MATERIALS and THEIR DESCRIPTIONS 60
TABLE 2 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING FUNCTIONS and THEIR DESCRIPTIONS 60
TABLE 3 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING PRODUCT TYPES and THEIR DESCRIPTIONS 61
TABLE 4 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING APPLICATIONS and THEIR DESCRIPTIONS 63
TABLE 5 RISING TREND OF ONLINE SHOPPING IS PROPELLING THE GROWTH OF PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 65
TABLE 6 RESTRAINTS IN THE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 66
TABLE 7 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 67
TABLE 8 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET CHALLENGES 68
TABLE 9 REGULATIONS IN PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET 76
TABLE 10 STANDARDS IN PROTECTIVE PROTECTION MARKET 77
TABLE 11 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 12 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 80
TABLE 13 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 84
TABLE 14 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 85
TABLE 15 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 86
TABLE 16 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 86
TABLE 17 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 87
TABLE 18 RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 87
TABLE 19 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 89
TABLE 20 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (KT) 89
TABLE 21 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 90
TABLE 22 FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 90
TABLE 23 FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 92
TABLE 24 FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 92
TABLE 25 FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 93
TABLE 26 FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 94
TABLE 27 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 96
TABLE 28 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (KT) 97
TABLE 29 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 101
TABLE 30 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 101
TABLE 31 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 105
TABLE 32 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT) 105
TABLE 33 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 107
TABLE 34 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (KT) 107
TABLE 35 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 108
TABLE 36 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (KT) 108
TABLE 37 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 109
TABLE 38 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (KT) 109
TABLE 39 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 110
TABLE 40 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (KT) 110
TABLE 41 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 111
TABLE 42 NORTH AMERICA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (KT) 112
TABLE 43 U.S.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 113
TABLE 44 U.S.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 113
TABLE 45 U.S.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 114
TABLE 46 U.S.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 114
TABLE 47 U.S.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 115
TABLE 48 U.S.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (KT) 115
TABLE 49 U.S.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 116
TABLE 50 U.S.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 116
TABLE 51 CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 117
TABLE 52 CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 118
TABLE 53 CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 118
TABLE 54 CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (KT) 119
TABLE 55 CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 119
TABLE 56 CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (KT) 120
TABLE 57 CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 120
TABLE 58 CANADA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 121
TABLE 59 MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 122
TABLE 60 MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 122

TABLE 61 MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 123
TABLE 62 MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (KT) 123
TABLE 63 MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 124
TABLE 64 MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (KT) 124
TABLE 65 MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 125
TABLE 66 MEXICO: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 125
TABLE 67 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 128
TABLE 68 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT) 128
TABLE 69 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 129
TABLE 70 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 129
TABLE 71 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 130
TABLE 72 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (KT) 130
TABLE 73 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 131
TABLE 74 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (KT) 131
TABLE 75 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 132
TABLE 76 EUROPE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 132
TABLE 77 GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 133
TABLE 78 GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 134
TABLE 79 GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 134
TABLE 80 GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (KT) 135
TABLE 81 GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 135
TABLE 82 GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (KT) 136
TABLE 83 GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 136
TABLE 84 GERMANY: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (KT) 137
TABLE 85 U.K.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 138
TABLE 86 U.K.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 138
TABLE 87 U.K.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 139
TABLE 88 U.K.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT) 139
TABLE 89 U.K.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 140
TABLE 90 U.K.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (KT) 140
TABLE 91 U.K.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 141
TABLE 92 U.K.: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 141
TABLE 93 RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 142
TABLE 94 RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 143
TABLE 95 RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 143
TABLE 96 RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (KT) 144
TABLE 97 RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 144
TABLE 98 RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 (KT) 145
TABLE 99 RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 145
TABLE 100 RUSSIA: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 146
TABLE 101 FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 147
TABLE 102 FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KT) 147
TABLE 103 FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 148
TABLE 104 FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 (KT) 148
TABLE 105 FRANCE: PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION,
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