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Thermoformed Plastics: Global Markets

  • June 2016
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This BCC Research report provides a comprehensive analysis of thermoformed plastics that include resin producers, plastic sheet producers, thermoformers and those in the major industries using these products. Forecast provided from 2016 to 2021.

Use this report to:

Quantify consumption of the major types of plastics used as thermoformed materials into each of their major applications.
Learn about this market in relation to resin usage and specific applications for the most important resins in a quantitative manner.
Analyze the reasons for using resins for specific thermoforming applications and an outlook of this scenario in five years (2016-2021).

Highlights

The global market for thermoformed plastics reached nearly 8.0 billion pounds in 2015.
The market is expected to reach 10.2 billion pounds by 2021 from nearly 8.3 billion pounds in 2016, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% from 2016 to 2021.
The food packaging applications of this market is expected to grow from 5.3 billion pounds in 2016 to 6.5 billion pounds in 2021 at a CAGR of 4.2% for the period 2016-2021.
Healthcare packaging applications will grow from 1.0 billion pounds in 2016 to 1.3 billion pounds in 2021 at a CAGR of 4.8% for the period 2016-2021

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

The objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of thermoformed plastics that include resin producers, plastic sheet producers, thermoformers and those in the major industries using these products. There has, over the last decade, been an increase in the use of thermoformed plastic products due to improved technologies and, therefore, thermoformed plastics are competing more favorably with injection molding and other plastic processes in several key applications.

In addition, there have been very few previous studies that have quantitatively segmented the thermoformed portion of the plastic sheet business since plastic sheet is the precursor to plastic thermoformed products, while plastic sheet is also used extensively without being heated and stretched to plastic thermoformed products. Thermoformed products have been made from films, as well.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The focus of the study is to quantify consumption of the major types of plastics used as thermoformed materials into each of its major applications. Thermoformed plastics are involved in several important applications such as rigid food and healthcare packaging, automotive, building products, appliances, and a wide array of consumer and industrial/commercial products. The overall quantitative coverage is global.

STUDY GOALS

The objective in updating a study of thermoformed plastics is to provide readers with a current view of this market as to resin usage and specific applications for the most important resins in a quantitative manner. Other goals were to explain why important resins are being used for specific thermoforming applications and an outlook of this scenario in five years.
Another reason was the need to reassess the importance of other markets for thermoformed plastics outside of its major one of food packaging. Thermoformed plastics also compete with those that are made by other processes such as injection molded, extruded, blow molded, and rotation molded plastic products.

Table Of Contents

Thermoformed Plastics: Global Markets
TOPIC PAGE NO.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2
SCOPE OF THE STUDY 2
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 2
STUDY GOALS 2
INTENDED AUDIENCE 3
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 3
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 3
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 3
DISCLAIMER 4
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 6
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 6
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION,
2015-2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 6
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW: PLASTIC SHEET 9
HISTORY 9
BACKGROUND 9
DEFINITIONS 9
OVERVIEW 10
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS 10
SHEET EXTRUSION 10
OVERVIEW 10
THERMOFORMING PLASTIC SHEETS: THICK VS. THIN 11
MARKETS 11
TABLE 1 LEADING U.S. PLASTIC SHEET PRODUCERS, 2015 ($MM) 12
TABLE 2 LEADING EUROPEAN PLASTIC SHEET PRODUCERS 12
CHAPTER 4 THERMOFORMING 14
HISTORY 14
OVERVIEW 14
TYPES OF THERMOFORMING 14
ADVANTAGES 14
DISADVANTAGES 15
BASIC STEPS OF THERMOFORMING 15
THERMOFORMING MACHINES 15
CHOOSING YOUR THERMOPLASTIC 16
THERMOFORMABLE AND HEAT-SHRINKABLE FILMS 17
TECHNOLOGY 17
OVERVIEW 17
MOLD DESIGN 17
MOLDING MATERIALS 18
Overview 18
Details 18
DETERMINING THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE FOR THERMOFORMING 18
CONTROLLING SHEET SAG 18
OTHER POTENTIAL PROBLEMS 19
THERMOFORMING PROCESSES 19
Overview 19
More Specific Technical Advantages 20
Thermoform/Fill/Seal (TFS) Packaging 20
Vacuum Forming 20
Pressure Forming 21
Additional Thin and Thick Gauge Thermoforming Technical Details 21
Twin-sheet Thermoforming 22
Introduction 22
Advantages of Twin-sheet Thermoforming 23
Roll Goods Manufacture 23
Other Production Variables 23
Issue of Scrap Removal 24
Other Factors 24
Use of Infrared Heaters 24
THERMOFORMING EQUIPMENT 24
In-line Equipment 24
Shuttle Thermoformers 25
Rotary Thermoformers 25
BROAD OVERVIEW OF THERMOFORMED PLASTICS APPLICATIONS 25
TABLE 3 SELECTED EXAMPLES OF PLASTIC THERMOFORMED PRODUCTS BY MAJOR
APPLICATIONS 26
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 26
Zed Industries Develops Thermoforming in a Vacuum 26
Floe International Revives Giant Thermoforming Machine 26
Thermoforming Equipment Producers Highlight Advances At Recent
Exhibit 27
CHAPTER 5 THERMOFORMED POLYMERS 29
OVERVIEW 29
STYRENICS 29
POLYPROPYLENE 30
POLYETHYLENES 30
POLYESTERS 30
PVC 30
ABS 31
POLYACRYLATES 31
POLYCARBONATES 31
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF KEY THERMOFORMABLE POLYMERS 31
TABLE 4 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED THERMOPLASTIC
THERMOFORMABLE POLYMERS 31
FURTHER DETAILS ON RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING 32
OVERVIEW 32
TABLE 5 ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND INDUSTRY EXAMPLES OF
THERMOPLASTIC RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING 32
POLYSTYRENE 33
BACKGROUND 33
GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE 33
HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE (HIPS) 33
Background 33
Properties 34
Applications 34
Several Specific Examples of Polystyrene Applications 34
Recent Styrenic Polymer Producer Changes 34
Global Market Players and Industry Leaders 35
Processing 35
TABLE 6 FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE 36
Injection Molding 36
Extrusion of Styrene Polymers 36
Overview 36
Coextrusion 36
Thermoforming of Styrene Polymers 37
Oriented Polystyrene Sheet (OPS) 37
Background 37
Properties 37
Technology 38
Advantages of OPS 38
Major Applications 38
Typical Polystyrene Rigid Food Packaging Applications 39
Thermoforming Processing 39
OPS Rigid Food Packaging Applications 39
Key Polystyrene Thermoformers 39
TABLE 7 KEY POLYSTYRENE THERMOFORMERS 40
Recent Polystyrene Developments 40
Styrolution to Close German Plant 40
A New Styrene Plant Is Being Built in South America 40
Thermoforming Styrolux Polystyrene Blends for Thermoforming 40
Thermoformed Containers Are Increasing Canadian Recycling 41
POLYPROPYLENE 41
BACKGROUND 41
OVERVIEW 41
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 42
TABLE 8 LEADING GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/ PER YEAR) 42
PROPERTIES 42
Background 42
Polypropylene Property Advances 43
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS 43
THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE 43
POLYPROPYLENE FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 44
EXAMPLES OF POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS' THERMOFORMED MATERIALS 44
Formosa Plastics 44
Borealis 44
Total Petrochemical 45
POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS 45
TABLE 9 LEADING POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS 45
NEW DEVELOPMENTS 46
Milliken's New Thermoformed Polypropylene 46
Thermoforming/Solid Phase Forming for Polypropylene 46
THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFINS (TPOS) 46
OVERVIEW 46
GENERAL APPLICATIONS 47
THERMOFORMING OF TPOS 47
EXAMPLES OF COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS 47
AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS 48
TOUGH AND DURABLE THERMOFORMED TPOS 48
LYONDELLBASELL PRODUCTS 48
POLYETHYLENES 49
BACKGROUND 49
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) 49
Overview 49
Background 49
HDPE Thermoformed Products 50
TABLE 10 EXAMPLES OF THERMOFORMED HDPE PRODUCTS 50
Producers 50
TABLE 11 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/YEAR) 50
Recycling Aspects 51
LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE) 51
Overview 51
Properties 51
Markets and Applications 52
Producers 52
TABLE 12 GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS AND LOCATIONS 52
POLYETHYLENE THERMOFORMERS 52
TABLE 13 LEADING POLYETHYLENE THERMOFORMERS 53
NEW THERMOFORMED HDPE DEVELOPMENTS 53
Dow Chemical Thermoformed Plastic Products 53
Custom Thermoforming HDPE Snowmobile Fuel Tank 53
Ditch-Lining Systems 54
Thermoformed HDPE Panels 54
Recycled HDPE Being Used for Thermoformed Packaging 54
Advances in Thermoforming HDPE Sheet 54
Precision Thermoformed HDPE Plenum Used in the Auto Industry 54
POLYESTERS 55
BACKGROUND 55
OVERVIEW 55
MAJOR APPLICATIONS 55
MODIFIED PET RESINS 55
Background 55
APET 55
CPET 56
Glycol-modified PET Copolyester (PETG) 56
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 56
TABLE 14 THE TEN LARGEST GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS (BILLION POUNDS/YEAR) 56
ADVANTAGEOUS PROPERTIES OF THERMOFORMED PET 57
PET THERMOFORMERS 57
TABLE 15 KEY PET THERMOFORMERS 58
RECENT PET THERMOFORMING DEVELOPMENTS 58
Recycling of Thermoformed PET Receiving Grants 58
Several Groups Planning to Make Thermoformed PET Easier to
Recycle 58
Hop Industries Corp. (HIC) Increasing its APET Thermoforming
Product Line 59
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) 59
OVERVIEW 59
FORMS OF PVC 59
A VERSATILE RESIN 59
PROCESSING 60
Background 60
Extrusion 60
Calendering 60
TABLE 16 RIGID PVC APPLICATIONS 60
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 61
TABLE 17 GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS (%) 61
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 61
Positive 61
Negative 62
THERMOFORMED PVC APPLICATIONS 62
PVC THERMOFORMERS 62
TABLE 18 KEY PVC THERMOFORMERS 63
ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS) 63
OVERVIEW 63
BACKGROUND 63
PROPERTIES 64
PROCESSING 64
KEY GLOBAL ABS PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS 65
GENERAL GRADES 65
ABS SHEETS 65
APPLICATIONS 65
MORE SPECIFIC THERMOFORMED ABS APPLICATIONS 66
ABS THERMOFORMERS 66
TABLE 19 KEY ABS THERMOFORMERS 66
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 67
Thermoformed ABS Engine Cover for Automotive Aftermarket 67
Ineos to Combine ABS Unit with Styrolution in Americas 67
Enclosure Covers 67
POLYACRYLATES 67
BACKGROUND 67
MANUFACTURE OF ACRYLIC POLYMERS 67
PROPERTIES 68
Background 68
Properties of Acrylic Molded, Extruded and Thermoformed Products 68
ACRYLIC SHEET 69
Manufacturing Methods 69
Properties 69
Examples of Polyacrylate Sheet Products 69
TABLE 20 EXAMPLES OF POLYACRYLIC THERMOFORMED PRODUCTS 69
Thermoforming of Lucite XL Sheet 70
KEY TRADE NAMED POLYACRYLATES 70
THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATES 70
ACRYLIC THERMOFORMERS 71
TABLE 21 KEY POLYACRYLIC THERMOFORMERS 71
POLYCARBONATES 71
OVERVIEW 71
PROCESSING 72
PROPERTIES 72
PROPERTY ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES 72
TYPES OF POLYCARBONATES AVAILABLE 72
POLYCARBONATE ALLOYS/BLENDS 73
IMPACT OF BISPHENOL A ON POLYCARBONATE USAGE 73
BRIEF REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS 73
POLYCARBONATE SHEET 74
SOME TECHNOLOGIES INVOLVED IN POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMING 74
The Thermoforming Process 74
Predrying 74
Forming Equipment 74
Heaters 75
THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE PRODUCTS 75
MAJOR POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS 75
TABLE 22 KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED
PRODUCTS 75
POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMERS 76
TABLE 23 KEY POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMERS 76
EXAMPLES OF RECENT THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE PRODUCTS 76
Defrosting Duct for Aerospace Industry 76
Polycarbonate Domes 76
Thermoforming Polycarbonate Access Doors for Electric Equipment
Industry 76
Thermoformed Polycarbonate Polarized Lenses 77
STYRENE COPOLYMERS 77
OVERVIEW 77
STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS 77
Overview 77
Processing 78
TABLE 24 SBC MAJOR PRODUCTS SEGMENTED BY POLYMER PROCESS 78
Producers 79
Thermoforming 79
Styrolux SBC/GPPS Blends 79
Chevron-Phillips K-Resin 79
Styrolution Changes Its Name 80
STYRENE ACRYLONITRILE (SAN) 80
ACRYLIC- STYRENE-ACRYLONITRILE (ASA) 80
BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS 81
OVERVIEW 81
POLYLACTIC ACID 81
Background 81
Thermoformed Packaging 82
OTHER THERMOFORMED BIODEGRADABLE RESINS 83
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) 83
Processes 84
MIXTURES OF STARCH AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS 84
Background 84
Major Producer: Novamont 84
TABLE 25 TYPES OF PRODUCTS MADE WITH MATER-BI 85
Thermoformed Trays 85
COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS 86
PLA THERMOFORMERS 86
TABLE 26 KEY PLA THERMOFORMERS 87
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 87
Tianan Biologic Material Company 87
NatureWorks LLC 87
Plantic Technologies 87
Novamont LLC 88
Tianan Biologic Material Company 88
OTHER RESINS 88
OVERVIEW 88
POLYAMIDES 88
Background 88
Properties 89
Processing 89
Alloying/Blending of Polyamides 89
Applications 89
Producers and Capacities 90
TABLE 27 KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE RESIN PRODUCERS 90
Thermoforming Activities 90
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America Inc. 90
Penn Fibre 90
DuPont's Flavor-Retaining Resin 91
POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE (PPS) 91
Background 91
Properties 91
Thermoformed Polyphenylene Sulfides 92
Producers 92
TABLE 44 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED OTHER (1) RESIN PACKAGING MARKET BY
SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 105
GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC
MARKET 105
TABLE 45 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
(MILLION POUNDS) 106
CHAPTER 6 APPLICATIONS 108
OVERVIEW 108
SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS OF THERMOFORMED PLASTICS 109
RIGID PACKAGING 109
FOOD PACKAGING 110
BACKGROUND 110
FURTHER DETAILS 110
THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING 111
MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING 112
TABLE 46 OVERVIEW OF MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD
PACKAGING 112
PLASTICS USED FOR THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING 113
TABLE 47 PLASTICS USED FOR THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING 113
THERMOFORMED RESIN USAGE 113
CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMOFORMED PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS 114
FOODSERVICE PACKAGING MARKETS 114
Overview 114
Plastic Usage 115
CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMOFORMED FOOD CONTAINERS 115
PREPARED FOOD CONTAINERS 116
DUAL-OVENABLE AND MICROWAVE FOOD PACKAGING 116
Background 116
Materials Used 117
Packaging Structure Details 117
"Microwave-only" Food Packaging Structures 117
THERMOFORMED PACKAGING OF SPECIFIC FOOD PRODUCTS 118
Meat/Deli Foods 118
Dairy Products 119
Background 119
Types of Dairy Packaging 120
Clamshell Packaging 120
Frozen Food Packaging 121
Overview 121
Type of Containers 121
Container Sealing 121
Summary of Thermoformed Products in Rigid Food Packaging 121
Industry Comments on the Competitive Polymer Scenario in Rigid
Food Packaging 122
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING 123
OVERVIEW 123
DRUG REGULATIONS AND REVIEW PROCESSES 123
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING STANDARDS 123
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING SEGMENTATION 123
Overview 123
Background 124
Compliance Packaging 124
Child-Resistant/Senior-Friendly Healthcare Packaging 125
Overview 125
Further Details 125
Tamper-Evident Healthcare Packaging 125
FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICES OF HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MATERIALS 126
COMPETING PACKAGING MATERIALS 127
DISPOSABILITY AND RECYCLABILITY 127
RIGID VS. FLEXIBLE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING 127
STERILIZATION TECHNIQUES 128
POLYMER REACTIONS TO STERILIZATION METHODS 129
Background 129
PVC 129
Polypropylene 129
Polyethylene 130
ABS and SAN 130
Polycarbonate 130
Polystyrene 130
Polyesters 130
MEDICAL PACKAGING 131
Overview 131
Packaging Choices 131
Applications 132
Kits 132
Overview 132
Performance Criteria 133
TABLE 48 MATERIAL PROPERTY CRITERIA FOR DISPOSABLE KITS 133
Trays 134
Background 134
Property Parameters for Choosing Tray Materials 134
Sterilization 134
Thermoform or Injection Mold? 134
TABLE 49 RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA-TRAYS 135
Property Parameters for Choosing Tray Materials 135
Tray Designs for Different Environments 136
Examples of Medical Industry Thermoformers 136
Recent Developments 137
New Materials for Rigid Trays 137
Higher Performance Rigid Trays 137
PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING 137
Overview 137
Prescription Pharmaceuticals 137
Non-Prescription (OTC) Products 138
Packaging OTC Products 138
Hospital Products/Medical Supplies 138
Containers 139
Closures 139
How Thermoforming Leads to Superior Pharmaceutical Packaging 140
Blister Packaging 140
Overview 140
Advantages 140
Obstacles 141
Blister Pack Materials 141
TABLE 50 PROS AND CONS OF PHARMACEUTICAL BLISTER PACKAGING 142
Other Important Issues in Pharmaceutical Packaging 142
Further Details on Resin Choices 143
Some Technologies and Applications 143
ELECTRONIC PACKAGING 143
OVERVIEW 143
SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES 144
TYPES OF ELECTRONIC PACKAGING 144
Overview 144
Trays 144
Clamshells 145
Blister Packs 145
Displays 145
Requirements of Electronic Packaging Materials 145
AUTOMOTIVE 145
OVERVIEW 145
TABLE 51 U.S. AUTOMOTIVE SALES (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 146
TABLE 52 ESTIMATED HYBRID SALES IN THE U.S., 2008-2017 (THOUSANDS OF
UNITS) 146
CAFE ISSUES 147
BACKGROUND 148
THERMOFORMED PARTS BENEFIT THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET 148
AUTO EXTERIORS 148
Overview 148
Injection/Compression Molding vs. Thermoforming 149
Thermoformed Plastic Automotive Parts 149
TABLE 53 EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC AUTOMOTIVE
PRODUCTS 149
Thermoformed Plastic Gas Tanks 150
Overview 150
Thermoformed vs. Multilayer Extrusion 151
California's Air Resources Board (CARB) Activities and Results 151
Hybrid Autos Moving Toward Thermoformed Plastic Fuel Tanks 152
AUTO INTERIORS 152
BUILDING PRODUCTS 152
OVERVIEW 152
LIGHTING PRODUCTS 153
Background 153
Type of Lighting Products 153
Resins Used 153
SIGNS/DISPLAYS 154
Background 154
Outdoor Sign Market 155
APPLIANCES 155
OVERVIEW 155
PLASTICS USAGE 155
TABLE 54 SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS FOR POLYMERS IN SELECTED
APPLIANCES 156
TRANSPARENT APPLIANCE PARTS 157
Overview 157
Refrigerators 157
Background 157
Door Lids 157
AIRCRAFT 157
OVERVIEW 157
PRODUCTS 158
AN EXAMPLE OF AEROSPACE THERMOFORMING 158
ITEMS OF INTEREST REGARDING THERMOFORMED AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS 158
Meeting FAA Standards 158
Maryland Thermoform 158
Thermoformed ABS for Aircraft Cabin Components 158
Aircraft Engine Covers 158
Aircraft Thermoformed Components 159
Extended Usage of Thermoformed Plastics in Aircraft 159
Need to Look Beyond Fire Ratings to Specify Sheet for Thermoformed
Aircraft Parts 159
OTHER ITEMS OF CURRENT INTEREST 159
Examples of Companies Making Thermoformed Plastic Aircraft Parts 159
Advanced Polycarbonates for Aircraft Interiors 160
PALLETS 160
OVERVIEW 160
PLASTIC PROCESSES 160
PALLET TYPES 160
FEATURES 161
MATERIALS AND DEMAND 161
LAWN/GARDEN EQUIPMENT 161
OVERVIEW 161
SPECIFIC RESIN USAGE 162
EXAMPLES OF THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PLANT LAWN/ GARDEN
PRODUCTS 162
THERMOFORMED COMPONENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS 162
SPORT/RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT 163
BACKGROUND 163
REQUIREMENTS 163
MARINE 163
OVERVIEW 163
EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS 164
OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCTS 164
PERSONNEL CARE PACKAGING 164
TABLEWARE 165
INDUSTRIAL/CONSUMER HANDLING TRAYS 165
TOYS 165
OTHER 165
THERMOFORMED PLASTIC APPLICATIONS MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 165
TABLE 55 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 167
TABLE 56 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 167
TABLE 57 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 168
TABLE 58 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 169
TABLE 59 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET
BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 169
TABLE 60 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC ELECTRONIC PACKAGING MARKET BY
RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 170
TABLE 61 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC APPLIANCE MARKET BY RESIN,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 171
TABLE 62 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC BUILDING PRODUCTS MARKET BY
RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS) 171
CLAMSHELLS AND BLISTER PACKS 172
OVERVIEW 172
CLAMSHELLS 172
Background 172
Overview 172
Advantages 172
Types of Clamshells 173
Sealing of Clamshells 173
TABLE 63 SEALING CLAMSHELLS PARAMETERS 173
Design Considerations 173
Clamshell Materials 173
Insert Cards 174
BLISTER PACKS 174
Background 174
Materials Packaged 174
Blister Packs Can Be Made via Thermoforming or Coldforming 174
High Frequency Blisters 175
Heat Sealed Blisters 175
Clamshell Pack Blisters 175
Medical Blisters 175
PVC Blister Packs 176
Is There a Difference? 176
CHAPTER 7 TECHNOLOGIES 178
THERMOFORMABLE FOAMS 178
PRESSURE FORMING TECHNOLOGY 178
VACUUM FORMING 178
TWIN SHEET THERMOFORMING 178
PRESSURE AND TWIN-SHEET FORMING ARE INCREASING 179
NEGATIVE THERMOFORMING 179
THERMOFORMING GAINS IN THIN-WALLED PACKAGING 179
THIN AND THICK GAUGE THERMOFORMING 180
INCREASED INTEREST IN LARGE PART THERMOFORMING 180
OPTIMIZING SHEET EXTRUSION 180
DETERMINING THE RIGHT THERMOFORMING TEMPERATURES 180
CHAPTER 8 PRICING 183
TABLE 64 PUBLISHED LIST PRICES FOR RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING
(DOLLARS/POUND) 183
CHAPTER 9 LEADING PLASTIC THERMOFORMERS 185
PLASTIC THERMOFORMERS 185
TABLE 65 SELECTED KEY THERMOFORMERS ($MM) 185
CHAPTER 10 SELECTED PLASTIC THERMOFORMER CORPORATE ACTIVITIES 187
OVERVIEW 187
BERRY PLASTICS EXPANDS TO CHINA 187
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE SUPPLIER BUYS THERMOFORMING ASSETS 187
UNIVERSAL PLASTICS ACQUIRES THERMOFORMER MAYFIELD PLASTICS 187
THERMOFORMER FLEXPAK ADDS EQUIPMENT 187
PENDA FORM TO INVEST $4 MILLION IN INDIANA PLANT 188
ACQUISITION BRINGS INJECTION MOLDER AND THERMOFORMER TOGETHER 188
THERMOFORMER BUYS FORMER RIVAL 188
CALIFORNIA THERMOFORMER GROWS IN THE MIDWEST 188
THERMOFORMER PLANS $7.5 MILLION EXPANSION 188
TRIENDA PLANNING TO EXPLORE NEW PRODUCTS AND MARKETS 188
FABRI-KAL TO EXPAND ITS SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING LINE 189
TEKNI-PLEX BUYING MEDICAL FILM AND TAPE UNITS 189
PACTIV EXPANDING IN NORTH CAROLINA 189
ROYAL GROUP ADDING THERMOFORMING PLANT 189
IMERYS MARKETING LIGHTWEIGHT SHEET TO THERMOFORMERS 189
BERRY PLASTICS CLOSING IOWA MANUFACTURING SITE 189
THERMOFORMER CandK ACQUIRES MULTIPLASTICS 190
FLORIDA THERMOFORMER PLANNING EXPANSION 190
CHAPTER 11 RECENT THERMOFORMED PLASTIC INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS 192
OVERVIEW 192
HYBRID THERMOFORMING-INJECTION MOLDING HAS THE INTEREST OF THE
AUTO INDUSTRY 192
PLASTIC THERMOFORMING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES 192
CAN PET THERMOFORMED CONTAINERS BECOME PART OF THE EXISTENT PET
BOTTLE STREAM? 192
EUROPEAN RECYCLERS WANT SEPARATE RECYCLING OF THERMOFORMED PET 193
IS THERMOFORMING APPLICABLE FOR DIGITAL PRINTING? 193
VIEWS ON THE THERMOFORMING INDUSTRY 193
CHAPTER 12 LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 196
OVERVIEW 196
FOOD PACKAGING 196
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) 196
Background 196
Food Additive Rules and Categories 196
Regulation of Packaging Materials 197
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING 198

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Polyethylene Industry

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