Global Plastic Film and Sheets Industry

  • March 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic Film and Sheets in Thousand Tons and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Polyethylene Films {High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Films, Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films, & Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films)}, Polypropylene Films {Oriented Polypropylene Films (OPP) Films}, Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films, & Non-Oriented Propylene (Non-OPP) Films}, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films, and High Performance Films {Nylon Films, Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films, & Other High Performance Films). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. 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 672 companies including many key and niche players such as Achilles Corporation, AEP Industries Inc., AET, Inc., Bemis Company, Inc., Berry Plastics Corporation, British Polythene Industries PLC, DuPont Teijin Films, ExxonMobil Chemicals, Futamura Chemical Co., Ltd., FSPG HI-TECH CO. LTD., Garware Polyester Limited, H.S. Industries Co., Ltd., Innovia Films, Inteplast Group, Ltd., Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad, Okura Industrial Co., Ltd., Paragon Films, Inc., Polyplex Corporation Ltd., PT Trias Sentosa TBK, PT Argha Karya Prima Industry Tbk, Reynolds Flexible Packaging, Rheinische Kunststoffwerke (RKW) AG, Quinn Plastics NV, SABIC Innovative Plastics, SABIC Polymershapes, Sealed Air Corporation, SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Spartech Corporation, Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited, Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Toyobo Company Ltd., Treofan Group, Trioplast Industrier AB, Unitika Ltd., and Vibac Group. 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





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
Overview of Select Product Segments I-4
Polyethylene Films I-4
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films I-4
Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films I-4
Polypropylene Films I-4
Oriented Polypropylene Films (OPP) Films I-4
Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films I-5
Non-Oriented Propylene (Non-OPP) Films I-5
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Film and Sheets I-5
High Performance Films I-5
Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films I-5
Nylon Films I-5
Other High Performance Films I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY DYNAMICS II-1
Recession Takes Toll on Plastic Film Market II-1
Prices of Plastic Resins to Strengthen, Post Recession II-1
Market Overview II-2

2. MAJOR GLOBAL TRENDS II-3
Middle East: The New Haven for Plastics II-3
Increasing Share of Offshore Low-Cost Products in Developed
Regions II-3
Prominent Strategies II-4
Release Liner - A Growing End-Use Market for Films II-4
Cast PP - A Major Threat to BOPP Film II-4
Second Generation LLDPE Products: Substitute for Plastics in Film II-5
‘Plasticulture’ - Gaining Prominence? II-5
Rising Raw Material Costs Hamper Growth II-6
Plastic Labels Offer New Window of Opportunity II-6
Asia Turns Into Battleground for PET Film Players II-7
Japanese PET Film Makers Focusing on Solar Cells and Other
Potential Markets II-7

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-8
Production Processes II-8
Extrusion II-8
Extrusion Coating II-8
Coextrusion II-8
Calendering II-8
Applications of Plastic Films II-8
Customizing Films Packaging II-9
Benefits of Plastic Films II-9
Protection II-10
Convenience II-10
Information II-10
Versatility II-10
Environmental Advantages II-10
Lower Resource Utilization II-10
High Stable, Safe and Inert II-10
Benefits of Plastic Films to Horticulture and Agriculture
Sectors II-11

4. AN OVERVIEW OF MAJOR SEGMENTS II-12
Polyethylene II-12
The Building Block II-12
Low Density Polyethylene: A Major Type of Polyethylene II-12
Table 1: Global Top 5 Producers of LDPE by Capacity (2007
and 2008): Breakdown of Production Capacities for Dow
Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemical, Sinopec, SABIC and
LyondellBasell (Production Capacities in '000 Metric Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 2: Global LDPE Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-13
LLDPE: A High Growth Market II-14
Table 3: Global Top 5 producers of LLDPE by Capacity (2007 and
2008): Breakdown of Production Capacities for Dow Chemical,
ExxonMobil Chemical, SABIC, Sinopec and Nova (Production
Capacities in '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 4: Global LLDPE Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-14
High Density Polyethylene II-14
HDPE: An Extensively Used Plastic II-15
Table 5: Global HDPE Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-15
Technology Scraps Process-Based Distinction Between HDPE and
LLDPE II-16
Polypropylene II-16
Global Polypropylene Market - Demand Trends II-16
Table 6: Global PP Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 7: Leading Players in the Global Polypropylene Market
(2009): Capacity (in MMTPA) of Access Industries, SINOPEC,
Total S.A, RIL, SABIC, Formosa Group, Exxon Mobil, CNPC, and
Ineos (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Polypropylene Films II-17
BOPP Film - A High Growth Segment II-18
Table 8: Worldwide BOPP Film Consumption in 2011: Percentage
Breakdown by End-Use Segment for Tape, Biscuits/Bakery,
Pasta, Tobacco, Confectionary, Other Foods, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Growing Influence of Asian Producers II-19
OPP Films II-20
Non-OPP/CPP Films II-20
Major End-Use Applications of CPP Films II-21
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) II-22
Table 9: World Per Capita Consumption of PVC (2011):
Breakdown by Select Country/Region (In kilograms) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 10: Global PVC Production Capacity (2011): Percentage
Breakdown by Top Producing Countries (Capacity In Metric
Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 11: Leading PVC Producers Worldwide in Terms of
Capacity: 2007 (In '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-23
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Film II-23
Film Applications II-24
Sheet Applications II-24
Table 12: World PVC Sheet Consumption by Application (2011):
Percentage Breakdown for Medical Applications, Food
Applications, and Non-Food Applications includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
High Performance Films II-25
General Properties of High-Performance Films II-25
US - The Largest Market II-26

5. PLASTIC FILM WASTE II-27
Waste Minimization/Source Reduction II-27
Landfilling II-27
Combustion II-27
Recycling II-27

6. RECYCLING OF PLASTIC FILMS AND SHEETS II-29
Growth Prospects II-29
Limitations II-29
Recycling Hurdles II-30
Effective Diversion and Consolidation of Materials that are
Recovered II-30
Facility for Separating Similar Materials II-30
Capability of Eliminating Contaminants II-30
Collection for Reprocessing II-31
Source-Segregated Films II-31
Manufacturing Film Waste II-31
End Use Applications for Recycled Plastic Films II-31
Plastic Production and Re-claimer Markets II-31
Plastic Lumber Goods II-32
Composites Production II-32

7. AN INSIGHT INTO THE PLASTIC INDUSTRY II-33
Development of the Plastic Industry: A Historical The Early
Period II-33
World War II Era II-33
Postwar Period II-33
An Overview of Manufacturing Processes and their Classification II-33
Monomer and Polymer Mechanics II-33
Classification of Plastics II-34
Based on the Construction Process II-34
Based on its Ability to Crystallize II-34
Based on their Moldability II-34
Properties of Plastics II-35
Molecular Weight II-35
Mechanical Properties II-35
Electrical Properties II-35
Optical Properties II-35
Wear Properties II-35
Processing of Plastics II-36
Injection Molding II-36
Extrusion II-36
Blow Molding II-36
Thermoforming II-36
Calendering II-37
Casting II-37
Formed by Petroleum-Derived Monomers and Polymers II-37
Application Areas II-37
In Construction II-37
In Electronics II-38
Plastics in Wire and Cable II-38
In Medical Industry II-38
Plastics in Automotive Sector II-39
Plastics in Cosmetics II-39

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-40
Astro Plastics Commences work on Establishment of Pakistan’s
First Polyester Film Plant II-40
Toray Inaugurates BOPP Plant in France II-40
Mason Wells Purchases Appleton’s Performance Packaging Unit II-40
Bilcare to Acquire Ineos Films Division II-40
Biaksplen to Increase BOPP Capacity II-41
Cosmo Films to Enhance BOPP Films Capacity at Vadodara Facility II-41
Hornschuch Takes Over O'Sullivan Films II-41
XIL Begins Production at Ranjangaon Unit II-41
Danafilms Doubles Franklin Facility II-41
TonenGeneral and Toray Receive Approval to Form Joint Venture II-41
Momentive Extends Collaboration with ChemPoint II-42
Dow Chemical to Expand Specialty Plastic Film Production
Capacity for Use in Solar Modules II-42
RMS Packaging Inks Definitive Agreement to Take Over Aurora
Iridescent Film Assets II-43
Sigma Plastics Acquires Majority Stake in McNeely Plastic
Products II-43
Aicello to Take Over Tohcello II-43
Taghleef Inaugurates US Office II-44
Spartech Expands Capacity for PVC and Roll Stock II-44
Berry Plastics Acquires Superfos Packaging II-44
Berry Plastics Takes Over Pliant II-44
Clondalkin Announces Cleveland Plastic Films Acquisition II-44
Toray Industries Enters into a 50:50 Joint Venture Partnership
with TonenGeneral Sekiyu II-45
Saw Mill Capital Takes Over Filtrona Extrusion II-45
Cosmo Films Takes Over GBC Commercial Print Finishing Business
from ACCO II-45
Braskem Signs Agreement with Acinplas for Green PE Supply II-46
Mianyang Longhua Film Commercializes Halogen-Free IR-PC Films
in Collaboration with Dow Chemical II-46
Interfilm Holdings and NanoPack Sign Agreement for Layered
Barrier Films Distribution II-46
Exopack and Indevco Group Forms Joint Venture for Polyethylene
Film II-46
A Schulman Establishes New Plastic Additives Production Plant II-47

9. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-48
Eastman Joins Forces with Plaskolite to Enter North American
Market for Extruded Plastic Sheet II-48
RENOLIT Establishes Sales Subsidiary in India II-48
ITOCHU Corporation Invests in Indian Plastic Film Producer
Narendra Plastic II-48
Winpak Pockets Walsroder Packaging II-49
Manuli Film Snaps Quintec Films II-49
OMNOVA Solutions Acquires Complete Stake in CPPC-Decorative
Products II-49
Berry Plastics to Shut Down Pennsylvania-based Erie Facility II-49
AEP Industries Acquires Assets of Plastic Films Division of
Atlantis Plastics II-49
Anhui Guofeng Plastic to Restructure Company to Focus on
Plastic Film Business II-50
Pliant Corp and Nova Roll to Form Russian Joint Venture for
Film and Packaging Products II-50
Linpac Establishes New PVC Film Facility in China II-50
Klockner Pentaplast Acquires Rigid Films Product Line of PMC
Film Canada II-51
First Capital Acquires Wisconsin Film and Bag II-51
Alcoa Divests Packaging and Consumer Business to Rank Group II-51
Vitopel to Expand BOPP Films Production Capacity II-51
Clondalkin Acquires Accutech Films II-51
SABIC Acquires GE Plastics; Forms SABIC Innovative Plastics II-52
Berry Plastics and Covalence Specialty Materials Merge Operations II-52
Alpha and DevCorp Ink MoU for BOPP Films Production II-52
Sekisui America Acquires Allen Extruders II-52
British Polythene Acquires AT Plastics’ Films Business II-53
Blackstone Acquires Klöckner Pentaplast II-53
Filmquest Acquires Film Products Corp and Patison Trading II-53
Berry Plastics Takes Over Rollpak II-53
DuPont and Plantic to Produce Maize-Starch Based Plastic Films II-53
Sealed Air Acquires ETHAFOAMâ„¢ Business from Dow II-54
ThyssenKrupp Takes Over Stokvis II-54
Titan to Acquire Indonesian BOPP Film Producer II-54
Klockner to Establish a Production Unit in India II-54
Sekisui Chemical Establishes New Company in the US II-55
Alcoa KAMA to Produce Extruded Plastic Sheets II-55
ExxonMobil Expands OPP Film Output II-55
AEP Industries Acquires Mercury Plastics’ Kentucky Operations II-55
Jain Irrigation Systems Acquires Major Stake in US based
NuCedar Mills II-55
Treofan to Invest $45M on BOPP Film Expansion II-56
Apollo Management Acquires Tyco International’s Plastics,
Adhesives and Ludlow Coated Products Business II-56
Gulf Packaging Initiates Third BOPP film facility II-56
Toray Expands Condenser Film Operations In China and Japan II-56
Toyobo Expands PET film Manufacturing Operations II-57
RTP Takes Over Wiman Corp II-57
DMT Bags Contract to Build PP Film Plant in Turkmenistan II-57
Pliant Further Expands Packaging Businesses II-57
Rochling Commences Production at New Press II-58
Thong Guan Expands Production Capacity II-58
JPFL Expands BOPP Film Capacity II-58

10. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS II-59
Displax Develops ‘Multitouch Skin’ Plastic Film II-59
BASF Develops New Plastic Film for Applications in
Pharmaceuticals Sector II-59
Toray Plastics Introduces Torayfan TreaTear PP Sealant Films II-60
Innovia Introduces Biodegradable NatureFlex Film II-60
Consortium Develops Flexible LCDs by Using Plastic Film II-60
WACKER Develops TECTOSIL® for Encapsulation of Photovoltaic
Components II-61
Norner Installs Hosokawa’s MDO Line to Develop Plastic Films
for Flexible Packaging II-61
Bayer Develops New Coating for Mobile Handsets and Electronics II-62
Seal Graphics Rolls Out Print Shield Crystal Lite II-62

11. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-63
Fresh-Pak Unveils New Anti-Skid Sheets under Eco- Sheet 2000
Series II-63
ESS DEE Unveils Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Products II-63
SABIC Unveils Lexan DMX PC Film II-63
Innovia Introduces New BOPP Label Facestock Films II-63
Sealed Air Launches Cryovac® BSC Film II-64
Sealed Air’s New Cryovac® Mirabella® Packaging II-64
ExxonMobil Introduces Advanced Exceedâ„¢ mPE HTC Technology II-64
ExxonMobil Chemical Unveils Labelling Applications II-64
ExxonMobil Chemical Showcases Nexxstarâ„¢, Exceedâ„¢ Packaging
Solutions II-65
QUINN SPC Receives BBA Certification II-65
Toray Develops New Optical PET Film for LCD Backlight II-65
Toray to Commercialize Production of PLA Films II-65
Toray Plastics Unleashes New Polyester Lidding Film - LumiLid®
XLS5 II-66
Toray Plastics Introduces Co-extruded Polyester Film -
Lumirror® PA30 II-66
Eastman Unveils Copolyester Resin for Shrink Film II-66
Vibac Group Launches New 7 Layer Extrusion Line II-67

12. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-68
Achilles Corporation (Japan) II-68
AEP Industries, Inc. (USA) II-68
AET, Inc. (USA) II-68
Bemis Company, Inc. (USA) II-69
Berry Plastics Corporation (USA) II-69
British Polythene Industries PLC (UK) II-69
DuPont Teijin Films (USA) II-70
ExxonMobil Chemicals (USA) II-70
Futamura Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan) II-71
FSPG HI-TECH CO. LTD. (China) II-71
Garware Polyester Limited (India) II-71
H.S. Industries Co., Ltd. (Korea) II-72
Innovia Films (Australia) II-72
Inteplast Group, Ltd. (USA) II-72
Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad II-72
Okura Industrial Co., Ltd (Japan) II-73
Paragon Films, Inc. (USA) II-73
Polyplex Corporation Ltd (India) II-73
PT Trias Sentosa Tbk (Indonesia) II-74
PT Argha Karya Prima Industry Tbk (Indonesia) II-74
Reynolds Flexible Packaging (USA) II-74
Rheinische Kunststoffwerke (RKW) AG (Germany) II-74
Quinn Plastics NV (Ireland) II-75
SABIC Innovative Plastics (USA) II-75
SABIC Polymershapes (USA) II-76
Sealed Air Corporation (USA) II-76
SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd., (SPC) (China) II-76
Spartech Corporation (USA) II-77
Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited (Japan) II-77
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (USA) II-77
Toyobo Company Ltd. (Japan) II-78
Treofan Group (Germany) II-78
Trioplast Industrier AB (Sweden) II-78
Unitika Ltd (Japan) II-79
Vibac Group (Italy) II-79

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-80
Unit Analytics II-80
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastic Film and Sheets by Geographic Region US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 14: World Historic Review for Plastic Film and Sheets
by Geographic Region US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Film and
Sheets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82
By Product Segment II-83
Polyethylene Films II-83
Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyethylene Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 17: World Historic Review for Polyethylene Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in‘000 Tons
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyethylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
HDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 20: World Historic Review for HDPE Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for HDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 23: World Historic Review for LDPE Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for LDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LLDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 26: World Historic Review for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94
Polypropylene Films II-95
Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polypropylene Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 29: World Historic Review for Polypropylene Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
OPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 32: World Historic Review for OPP Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for OPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
BOPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 35: World Historic Review for BOPP Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for BOPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Non-OPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 38: World Historic Review for Non-OPP Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-OPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106
PVC Films II-107
Table 40: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
PVC Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 41: World Historic Review for PVC Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109
High Performance Films II-110
Table 43: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Performance Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 44: World Historic Review for High Performance Films
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 45: World 15-Year Perspective for High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nylon Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 47: World Historic Review for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 48: World 15-Year Perspective for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyester/PET Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 50: World Historic Review for Polyester/PET Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 51: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyester/PET Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other High Performance Films by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 53: World Historic Review for Other High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in ‘000 Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 54: World 15-Year Perspective for Other High
Performance Films by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121
Dollar Analytics II-122
Table 55: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastic Film and Sheets by Geographic Region US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 56: World Historic Review for Plastic Film and Sheets
by Geographic Region US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 57: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Film and
Sheets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124
By Product Segment II-125
Polyethylene Films II-125
Table 58: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyethylene Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 59: World Historic Review for Polyethylene Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 60: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyethylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 61: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
HDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 62: World Historic Review for HDPE Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 63: World 15-Year Perspective for HDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 64: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 65: World Historic Review for LDPE Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 66: World 15-Year Perspective for LDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LLDPE Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 68: World Historic Review for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 69: World 15-Year Perspective for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136
Polypropylene Films II-137
Table 70: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polypropylene Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 71: World Historic Review for Polypropylene Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 72: World 15-Year Perspective for Polypropylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 73: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
OPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 74: World Historic Review for OPP Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 75: World 15-Year Perspective for OPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 76: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
BOPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 77: World Historic Review for BOPP Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-144

Table 78: World 15-Year Perspective for BOPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 79: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Non-OPP Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 80: World Historic Review for Non-OPP Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 81: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-OPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-148
PVC Films II-149
Table 82: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
PVC Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 83: World Historic Review for PVC Films by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-150

Table 84: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-151
High Performance Films II-152
Table 85: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Performance Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 86: World Historic Review for High Performance Films
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-153

Table 87: World 15-Year Perspective for High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-154

Table 88: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nylon Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 89: World Historic Review for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-156

Table 90: World 15-Year Perspective for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-157

Table 91: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyester/PET Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-158

Table 92: World Historic Review for Polyester/PET Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-159

Table 93: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyester/PET Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-160

Table 94: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other High Performance Films by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-161

Table 95: World Historic Review for Other High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-162

Table 96: World 15-Year Perspective for Other High
Performance Films by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-163


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Demand Grows with Packaging as Major End-User III-1
An Account of Major End-Use Industries of Plastic Film and
Sheets in the US III-1
Review of Select Segments III-2
Polyethylene III-2
Table 97: US Market for Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption
by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 98: LDPE Film Consumption in the US (2010):
Percentage Breakdown by Application for Packaging (Food
Packaging, Non-Food Packaging, Shrink Packaging, and
Stretch Packaging), and Non- Packaging (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 99: US Market for Linear Low Density Polyethylene
(LLDPE) (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume
Consumption by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 100: US Market for High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption
by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
PE Medical Films III-3
PET Film Market - A Drift Downwards III-4
Polypropylene III-4
OPP Film and BOPP Film III-4
Table 101: CPP Films Market in US (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment for Food Packaging,
Stationery Products, Healthcare and Medical Applications,
TextilePackaging, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4
Presence of Leading Film and Sheet Players in the US by Material III-5
US Plastic Film and Sheet Market: End-Use III-5
B.Market Analytics III-6
I. Unit Analytics III-6
Table 102: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastic Film and Sheets by Product Segment - Polyethylene
Films (HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene
Films (OPP films, BOPP Films, Non-OPP Films), PVC Films,
and High Performance Films (Nylon Films Polyester/PET
Films, Other High Performance Films) Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in 000’ Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 103: US Historic Review for Plastic Film and Sheets
by Product Segment - Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE
Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films (OPP films, BOPP
Films, Non- OPP Films), PVC Films, and High Performance
Films (Nylon Films Polyester/ PET Films, Other High
Perf

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