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Global Converted Flexible Packaging Industry

  • April 2012
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Converted Flexible Packaging in Thousands of Metric Tons and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC, and Others Resins), Paper, and Aluminum Foil. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 468 companies including many key and niche players such as AEP Industries, Inc., Amcor Limited, American Packaging Corporation, Bemis Company, Inc., Clondalkin Group PLC, Constantia Packaging AG, Exopack LLC, Huhtamäki Oyj, Mondi Group, Printpack Inc., Pliant Corporation, Rexam PLC, Sealed Air Corporation, Sonoco Products Company, United Flexibles GmbH, and Wipak Oy. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents

Global Converted Flexible Packaging Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
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
A Market Primer II-1
Global Packaging Industry Buckles Under Economic Crisis II-2
Flexible Packaging Market Slows Down Due to Recession II-2
Low Demand Stifles the Market for Consumer Packaging II-3
The Rise and Fall of Plastic Packaging II-3
Flexible Packaging- A Dynamic and Vibrant Industry II-3
Global Demand for BOPP Films to Witness Strong Growth II-4
Table 1: Average Growth Rates of World BOPP Films (Between
2003 - 2009): Breakdown by Leading Regions (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Global LDPE Demand Attains Maturity and Saturation Point II-5
An Overview of the Plastic Films Industry II-6
Usage of PVC as Packaging Material Declines II-6
Demand for PET Packaging in North America Declines II-6
Overview of Global Polyethylene Market II-6
Emerging Markets to Register Fastest Growth II-7
New Innovations to Boost Developed Markets II-7
Flexible Packaging in Food Applications to Grow II-7
Global Competitive Scenario in the Industry II-8
Table 2: Global Flexible Packaging Market (2009): Breakdown
of Annual Revenues by Leading Companies (In US$ Million)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
World Market for Converted Flexible Packaging (2009): Ranking
by Top 25 Converters Based on Value Sales II-9
Major Acquisitions in the Flexible Packaging Industry (2008-
2010) II-10

2. GLOBAL PACKAGING MARKET II-11
Introduction II-11
Packaging Materials II-11
Table 3: Global Market for Packaging (2008): Percentage
Breakdown by Material Used (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-11
Choosing the Right Material II-12
Environmental Benefits of Packaging II-12
Change: An Inescapable Phenomenon II-13
Industry Dynamics II-13
Factors Influencing the Market II-14
Globalization II-14
Environmental Issues II-14
Mass Customization II-15
Changes in Retailing II-15
Technical Developments II-15
Polarization of the Industrial Structure II-16
Westernization II-16

3. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING - A REVIEW II-17
Features of Flexibles II-17
Advantages Vis-a-vis Disadvantages II-17
Production Process II-17
Flexible Packaging Materials II-17
State of the Market Prior to the Global Economic Recession II-18
Synopsized Review of Demand Drivers II-19
Competition II-19
Global Flexible Packaging Statistics - A Historic Perspective II-20
Table 4: World Consumer Flexible Packaging Supplies Market
(2005): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading
Converters (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 5: Market Share Analysis of North American Flexibles
Producers for the Year 2005 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21
Trends in Flexible Packaging II-21
Stand-Up Pouches (SUPs) - A New Horizon II-22

4. CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING - AN OVERVIEW II-23
Plastic Film II-23
Advantages of Plastic Films in Packaging II-23
Source Reduction II-23
Cost-Efficiency II-24
Functionality II-24
Versatility II-24
Types of Plastic Films II-24
Polyethylene Film (PE) II-24
LDPE/LLDPE II-25
HDPE II-25
Polypropylene (PP) II-25
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) II-25
Other Resins II-26
Polystyrene (PS) II-26
Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) II-26
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) II-26
Nylon II-26
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) II-26
Paper II-26
Kraft Paper II-27
Unbleached Kraft Paper II-27
Bleached Kraft Paper II-27
Kraftliner II-27
Bleached Sulfate Paper II-27
Glassine and Greaseproof Paper II-27
Oiled and Waxed Paper II-28
Aluminum Foil II-28
Aluminum Foil Groups II-29
Pure Aluminum II-29
Aluminum-Iron (Al-Fe) Alloys II-29
Aluminum-Iron-Manganese (Al-Fe-Mn) Alloys II-29

5. END-USE MARKETS II-30
Food Packaging II-30
Plastic Film II-30
Aluminum Foil II-30
Non-food Packaging II-31
Plastic Films II-31
Aluminum Foil II-31
Other Markets II-31
Potential Markets II-32

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/ INNOVATIONS II-33
LyondellBasell Industries Launches Petrothene L3035 LDPE Resin II-33
LyondellBasell Industries Introduces Metocene RM2231Resin II-33
Wonderware Launches New Industry Packaging Application II-33
LyondellBasell Industries Launches Lupolen 1800U Grade LDPE Resin II-34
LyondellBasell Industries Launches Lupolen GX 4081 PE Resin II-34
Dow Europe Launches XZ 89446.00 Polyethylene Resin II-35
MULTI-PLASTICS Introduces C1S, 4SCP, and 4WCP Pouch Materials II-35
LyondellBasell Industries Introduces Purell PE 3420F LDPE Resin II-36
Wipak Introduces VP 1457 Biaxer 55 XX PP AFM Lidding Film II-36
Macro Engineering and Technology Launches New Double Bubble Lines II-36

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-38
Klöckner Pentaplast Introduces Pentaform®TH-M280F/14 Film II-38
Klöckner Pentaplast Launches Pentaclear®BX-E770/65 APET Film II-38
Klöckner Pentaplast Unveils Pentafood®W-5129 Rigid PP Film II-38
Klöckner Pentaplast Launches Pentapharm® ACLAR® PA 400 G04 Films II-38
Klöckner Pentaplast Rolls Out Pentapharm® kp MaxTM S04 Films II-39
Klöckner Pentaplast Introduces Pentastat® APET Film II-39
Huhtamaki Introduces Bio-Coated Paperboard Packaging II-39
Mondi Consumer Flexibles Introduces Slide-Rite® Re-Closable
System II-39
Mondi Launches Biodegradable Packaging Products II-40
Sealed Air and Colgate-Palmolive® Develop New Ultraviolet
Barrier Film II-40
Sealed Air Introduces New Cryovac® D-955TK Film II-40
Sealed Air Introduces Quick Tuff® RT Foam Packaging II-41
Sealed Air Introduces Cryovac® Multi-sealTM Deli Package II-41
Sealed Air Introduces Cryovac® EZPakTM Deli Package II-42
Sealed Air Introduces Fill-Air® CycloneTM Inflatable Packaging
System II-42
Sonoco Unveils New Stealth CoreTM Film Core II-42
Wipak Offers Biaxer and Bialon Film Range II-43
Sealed Air Unveils New Cryovac® D-940 Shrink Film II-44
Alcan Packaging Introduces Printed Compostable Laminates II-44
Amcor Flexibles Launches Chlorine-Free Films II-44
Huhtamaki to Launch New Paper-based Packaging Product for
Ready Meals II-45
Pactiv Corporation Launches Hefty® Ultra FlexTM Kitchen Bags II-45
Pactiv Corporation Introduces New Range of Paper-based Space
Saver Package II-45
Pliant Corporation Unveils GlideFastTM Films II-45
Klöckner Pentaplast Introduces First-of-its-kind HDPE Films
with Recycled Content II-45
Klöckner Pentaplast Launches Pentamed®MD-M282/21 Rigid Vinyl Film II-46
Klöckner Pentaplast Unveils New Rigid Vinyl Film II-46
Klöckner Pentaplast Launches Rigid Vinyl Films II-46
EXXONMOBIL Chemical Launches Metallyte UBW-ES, Polypropylene Film II-46
Ampac Flexibles-Performance Films Introduces Apex 9000 VF
Series Films II-47
Mitsubishi Plastics Unveils X-BARRIER, High Gas Barrier Film II-47
Innovia Films Introduces NatureFlex NK, Compostable and
Flexible Film II-47
Ampac Rolls Out PureFlexTM MW and Apex 3739 MW Laminate and
Sealing Film II-48
Innovia Films Unveils PropaFresh P2G and PropaFresh P2GAF BOPP
Films II-48
Alcan Packaging Unveils Printed Compostable Film Laminate II-48
Amcor Flexible Packaging Unveils NaturePlus Peelable
Polylactic Acid Film II-49
Boise® Paper Launches New Line of Flexible Packaging Papers II-49
Lamination ® Launches Light Weight Roll Edge Protector FlexRoll® II-50
Ampac introduces Flexi-Free® 6985 II-50
Wetbone Launches Water Drinking Pouch for Dogs II-50
Alcoa Launches Child-Resistant Blister Lidding Products II-51
Toray Plastics Launches New Barrialox 1011EG-C1 II-51

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-52
Amcor Acquires Majority Businesses of Alcan Packaging II-52
Sulipo Beteiligungsverwaltungs Acquires Majority Stake in
Constantia Packaging II-52
Raumaster Paper Acquires Winder and Reeler Business of Quattroll II-52
McNeely Acquires VAREX Co-Extrusion Line from Windmoeller and
Hoelscher II-52
Wellspring Capital Management Takes Over Jen-Coat II-53
Flex Americas to Expand Capacity of BOPET Film II-53
Uflex Commences Production in Egyptian Plant II-54
International Paper Plans to Acquire Asia based Packaging
Business of SCA II-54
Braskem Acquires Polypropylene Division of Sunoco Chemicals II-54
Oji Paper Takes Over GS Paper and Packaging from CVC Capital
Partners II-54
Pregis Takes Over IntelliPack II-55
Snyder Paper Takes Over Piedmont Paper II-55
Pretium Packaging Merges with Novapak II-55
Multi-Plastics Acquires Extrusion Facilities of Reynolds
Packaging II-56
Sigma Plastics Acquires Majority Interests in McNeely Plastic
Products II-56
Rabo Equity Advisors Acquires Stake in Vacmet India II-56
Saw Mill Capital and Gateway's Senior Management Acquires
Gateway Packaging II-56
A. Schulman Acquires ICO Inc. II-57
Harpak and ULMA Merge to Form a New Company Harpak-ULMA
Packaging LLC II-57
CEDEX Plastics to Commence Production and Export of Co-
Extruded PE Films II-57
The European Commission Grants Approval for Sale of Polimeri
Europa's Polystyrene Business II-58
BASF Divests Special Effects Films Business to RMS Packaging II-58
Hilco Industrial Divests Aluminum Foil Unit in Canada II-58
Norsk Divests Spanish Rolling Plant to Bavaria Industriekapital II-59
Ineos Group Divests Films Business to Bilcare II-59
Amcor Flexibles Hispania Divests Tobepal Businesses to
Constantia Flexibles II-59
LyondellBasell Industries to Shut Down PP Production Facility
at Terni II-59
The Visual Pak Acquires Norka Incorporated II-59
xpedx Acquires Gould Paper II-60
Sonoco Takes Over Associated Packaging Technologies II-60
Little Rapids Acquires Larsen Converting Industries II-60
Amcor Acquires Ball Plastics Packaging Americas of Ball
Corporation II-60
Cornell Dubilier Electronics Acquires Panasonic's Electrolytic
Foil Manufacturing Facility II-61
Altea Packaging Snaps Up Porta Egypt II-61
Aperio Acquires Majority Interest in Packsys II-61
Foster Packaging Expands Flexible Packaging Operations in
Ireland and UK II-62
Interfilm Holdings and NanoPack Enter into 3-year Distribution
Agreement II-62
LyondellBasell to Shut Down LDPE Plant in the UK II-62
LyondellBasell Industries to Shut Down LDPE Production Unit in
France II-62
Sunoco to Shut Down Polypropylene Production Plant in Texas II-63
Astrapak Divests Flexibles Division Businesses to Afripack II-63
DuPont Teijin Films to Shut Down Polyester Film Production
Plant in Italy II-63

9. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-64
Rexam Acquires Rostar II-64
Oliver Medical Acquires TOLAS Healthcare Packaging II-64
Mondi Acquires BSK Materials II-64
Pliant Corporation to Expand its Production Plant at Danville,
USA II-64
Texen SA Takes Over Mar-Lee Cos II-64
Winpak Acquries Walsroder Packaging II-65
Dynamic Solutions Unlimited Acquries Film Business of Exopack
Holding II-65
KapStone Takes Over North Charleston Operation of MeadWestvaco
Corp. II-65
Euro-M Flexible Packaging and Ghlin Acquire Dutch AEP Industries II-65
Weidenhammer UK Acquires Composite Tube and Package Division
of Chesapeake II-65
International Paper Acquires Certain Operations of Weyerhaeuser II-66
National Container Group Acquires Majority Stake in HM
Buchtenkirchen II-66
Rosmar Packaging Group Acquires Gibraltar Packaging Group II-66
Interflex Scotland Takes Over EBR Ltd II-66
Mason Wells Buyouts Acquries Coating Excellence International II-66
Multi Packaging Solutions Takes Over Great Western Industries II-66
TowerBrook Capital Partners Acquries Majority Stake in
pack2pack Group NV II-67
ReNewable Products to Acquire EarthShell II-67
Plastipak Packaging Takes Over Preforme Sud and Europa Preforme II-67
Rock Tenn Co. Acquires Southern Container II-67
Studio One Acquries Outstanding Stake in GEM Minneapolis II-67
Clondalkin Group Holdings Takes Over Accutech Films II-68
Odyssey Investment Partners Take Over Ranpak II-68
Alcan Takes Over Flexible Packaging Unit of Associated
Capsules Pvt. Ltd II-68
Envases Del Pacifico to Invest in Recycling Plant II-68
Vitopel to Invest in a New BOPP Plant II-68
Ess Dee Aluminium Acquries Majority Stake in India Foils II-68
The Integrated Packaging Group Acquires Amcor Flexibles II-69
Berry Plastics Acquires Superfos Packaging II-69
Berry Plastics Acquires Pliant II-69
Yunnan Metallurgical Group Acquires Alcoa Shanghai Aluminum
Products II-69
Sigma Plastics Acquires Majority Interests in ISO Poly Films II-70
AEP Industries Acquires Certain Assets of Atlantis Plastics'
Plastic Films Division II-70
Nordenia International Plans to Expand Russian Flexible
Packaging Facility II-70
China Flexible Packaging to Acquire Bruckner's Production Plant II-70
Uflex Plans to Construct New Polyester Film Unit in Mexico II-70
Michelman Acquires Hydrosize Technologies II-71
Ampac Flexibles Extends Pouch Manufacturing Capacity II-71
Pliant and Nova Roll to Form a Enter into Joint Venture II-71
Alcan Packaging to Invest in Packaging Market of Central Europe II-71
Ampac Flexibles Enters into Partnership with PROPAC Industrial II-71
JW Aluminum Inks Agreement with Oracle Flexible Packaging II-72
Alcan Packaging Establishes New Facility in India II-72
Amcor to Divest Flexible Packaging Plant II-72
SCA Divests Corrugated Business II-73
Huhtamaki to Shut Down Rigid Consumer Goods Division II-73
Amcor Flexibles Divests UK and Swedish Operations II-73
Dispoz-o Products and Wilkinson Industries Merge II-73
Taghleef Industries Merges with Radici Film II-73
The Specialized Packaging Group Merges with PaperWorks Industries II-74
Clondalkin Group Takes Over Cleveland Plastic Films II-74
Sonoco's Flexible Packaging Division Merges with Keating and
Trident Businesses II-74
SmartSeal Inks Agreement with IPN Group II-74
Amcor Flexibles Plans to Establish a New Facility in Poland II-75
CCL Acquires Stake in Kontur Plus and Asterix II-75
Rank Group Plans to Acquire Alcoa's Consumer and Packaging
Business II-75
Carlisle FoodService Products Acquires Proex II-75
Huhtamaki to Shut Down Packaging Unit in Pennsylvania II-76
Ampac Packaging Acquries Floeter Flexible Packaging Group II-76
Rio Tinto Pockets Alcan Inc II-76
Ampac Packaging Acquires Mohawk Northern Plastics II-77
Berry Plastics Merges with Covalence Specialty Materials II-77
Bostik Acquires Dupont De Nemours Adhesives Business II-77
SONOCO acquires Clear Pack II-77
Haysenn Packaging Acquires Sandiacare II-77
Berry Plastics Acquires Rollpak II-78
Printpack Acquires Seal-It II-78
Huhtamaki to Invest in New Facility in Thailand II-78
Plasticum Group Acquires Berry Plastics UK Ltd II-78
CCL Industries Acquires Decorative Sleeves II-78
Sonoco Acquires Matrix Packaging II-78
Alcan to Establish New Facility in India II-79
EU to Continue Anti-dumping Duties on Indian PET Film Exports II-79
Toyo Aluminum to Expand Production II-79
Manuli Stretch Group Acquires Quintec II-79
MandG to Expand Production Capacity II-80
SolVin Forms Joint venture with Sibur II-80
Solvin to Expand Belgium PVC Capacity II-80
Indorama to Establish PET Plant II-80
CSBP to Acquire Vinyls Corp II-81
GAIL Sets Up Polyethylene Unit at Pata II-81
Chemplast Sanmar Plans Production Expansion II-81

10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-82
AEP Industries Inc (US) II-82
Amcor Limited (Australia) II-82
American Packaging Corporation (US) II-83
Bemis Company, Inc. (US) II-83
Clondalkin Group PLC (Ireland) II-83
Constantia Packaging AG (Austria) II-84
Exopack LLC (USA) II-84
Huhtamäki Oyj (Finland) II-84
Mondi Group (Austria) II-84
Printpack Inc (USA) II-85
Pliant Corporation (USA) II-85
Rexam PLC (UK) II-85
Sealed Air Corporation (US) II-86
Sonoco Products Company (US) II-86
United Flexibles GmbH (Germany) II-87
Wipak Oy (Finland) II-87

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-88
Table 6: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 7: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Metric Tons for the Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-90

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials Market by Material Type II-91
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 10: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 13: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 16: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 19: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle
East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 22: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 25: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle
East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 28: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111
Value Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Products II-112
Table 30: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Products by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 31: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible
Packaging Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible
Packaging Products by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle
East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Overview III-1
Demand for Converted Flexible Packaging on the Rise III-1
Flexible Packaging Market Lesser Impacted from Recession III-1
Latest Trends in the Converted Flexible Packaging Market III-1
Pouches and Bags Steadily Gaining Ground in Converted
Flexible Packaging III-1
Table 33: Converted Flexible Packaging Market in the US
(2005 and 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Product Type
- Bags, Pouches, and Others (In %) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Converted Flexible Packaging in Dairy Industry Undergoes
Complete Revamp III-3
Eco-friendly Packaging Rapidly Becoming the Mainstay III-3
Emergence of Plastic Sheets Likely in Near Term III-4
PVC - Environmentally Unfriendly III-4
Consolidation - Need of the Hour III-4
Nanotechnology Forays into the Packaging Market III-4
Versatility and Flexibility Hold The Key to Growth III-5
Plastic Films, Foils, and Paper: Popular Materials of Choice III-5
Food Packaging Applications Hold Better Prospects III-6
Table 34: Flexible Packaging Market in the United States
(2009): Percentage Breakdown of Sales in End-Use
Industries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Flexible Packaging: An Overview of the Principal Market III-6
Table 35: US Market for Flexible Packaging (2003-2005):
Percentage Breakdown for Leading Players - Bemis, Printpak,
Sealed Air and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Flexible Packaging Draws Wide Acceptance III-7
Multi-Layered Films Rise in Popularity III-8
Flexible Plastic Packaging Films: Widely Used III-8
Table 36: Flexible Plastic Packaging Films Market in the
United States: Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by
Material Type for the Years 2009 and 2011 (In Metric Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Revival of the Industrial PE Packaging Films III-9
Table 37: US Market for Industrial Packaging Films: Select
Product Categories Ranked by Annual Growth Exhibited for
the period 2005-2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Foil-Based Packaging Systems: A Primer III-10
Paper Flexibles: A Primer III-10
Table 38: US Market for Paper Packaging (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Key End-Use Markets - Food,
Manufacturing, Beverage, Food Service, and Others.
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11
Key Players III-11
B.Market Analytics III-13
Table 39: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 40: US Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 41: US 15-Year Perspective for Converted 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 42: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 43: US Historic Review for Converted Flexible
Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

2. CANADA III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Flexible Packaging in Canada III-18
Table 44: Flexible Packaging Market in North America
(2009): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of End-Use
Industries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 45: Food Packaging Market in North America (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Flexibles by End-Use Applications
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
Key Player III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 46: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 47: Canadian Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 48: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Converted
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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 49: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 50: Canadian Historic Review for Converted Flexible
Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

3. JAPAN III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Japan to Emerge as a Major Polyethylene Exporter in Future III-25
Japanese Manufacturers Reduce Usage of Polyvinyl Chloride III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 51: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 52: Japanese Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 53: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Converted
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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 54: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 55: Japanese Historic Review for Converted Flexible
Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4. EUROPE III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Trends in the Converted Flexible Packaging Market III-31
Metal Foil Sales in Europe Record Steep Declines Due to
Recession III-31
Table 56: European Aluminum Foil Production (2004-2009):
Breakdown of Annual Production by EAFA Member Countries
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31
Western Europe Plunges Southwards III-32
Central and Eastern Europe Lead Growth III-32
Market in Eastern Europe Holds Promise Despite Recession III-32
Competition III-32
Top 10 European Converted Flexible Packaging Players (
2009): Companies Ranked on Revenues III-32
Flexible Packaging: An Overview of the Principal Market III-33
Latest Trends in the European Flexible Packaging Market III-33
Table 57: Flexible Packaging Market in Europe (2005):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players -
Alcan, Amcor, Constantia, Sealed Air, Clondalkin, Wipak,
Huhtamaki, Bemis, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 58: European Market for Flexibles (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of End-Use Markets - Processed Food, Fresh
food, Bakery, and Frozen Food, Non-food, and Tobacco
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 59: Eastern European Food Packaging industry (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Packaging Formats - Flexibles,
Rigid, Paper, Metal, and Glass (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 60: Western European Food Packaging industry (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Packaging Formats - Flexibles,
Rigid, Paper, Metal, and Glass (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36
Challenges to Reckon With III-36
Flexibles Revel in the FMCG Market III-36
Table 61: Flexible Packaging in the European FMCG Market
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Major Substrates -
Plastic, Paper (Folding Cartons), and Foil Combinations
(Paper Based, Aluminum Foil Based, and Other Foil
Combinations) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 62: Advantages of Folding Cartons Ranked by
Percentage of FMCG Companies' Reported Level of Perceived
Value (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 63: European Market for Flexible Packaging (2010):
Percentage Breakdown by End-Use - Processed Food, Fresh,
Frozen and Bakery Food and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38
Key Players III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials III-39
Table 64: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Converted 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 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 65: European Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 66: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 67: European Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 68: European 15-Year Perspective for Converted
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 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 69: European 15-Year Perspective for Converted
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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44
Value Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Products III-45
Table 70: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 71: European Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 72: European 15-Year Perspective for Converted
Flexible Packaging Products by Country/Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

4a. FRANCE III-48
Market Analytics III-48
Table 73: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 74: French Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 75: French 15-Year Perspective for Converted 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 76: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 77: French Historic Review for Converted Flexible
Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

4b. GERMANY III-53
Market Analytics III-53
Table 78: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 79: German Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 80: German 15-Year Perspective for Converted 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 81: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 82: German Historic Review for Converted Flexible
Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4c. ITALY III-58
Market Analytics III-58
Table 83: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 84: Italian Historic Review of Converted 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 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 85: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Converted 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 86: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 87: Italian Historic Review for Converted Flexible
Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
UK Plastic Packaging Market to Exhibit Growth in the Long Term III-63
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 88: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Converted 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 89: UK Historic Revi

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