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Corrugated Segmentation Study and Opportunity Assessment

  • ID: 1071093
  • Report
  • June 2009
  • Region: North America
  • Business Development Advisory (BDA)
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This in-depth study contains 100 pages of insightful content and 86 tables and charts. The study provides a new look at the category and its major product and market segments and analyzes the impact and implications of recent / emerging developments on the performance of these individual segments and the category as a whole. The base year is 2008 with projections to 2013 and historical perspective from 2003.

Segmentation Analysis and Scope

Major segments and subsegments will be analyzed in detail and in the context of the overall drivers of category demand. 12 different segmentations of the overall category volume will be performed (as shown in the list to the left) resulting in over 60 individual sub-segments that are analyzed and quantified.

The scope of the analysis includes the following:

- Market size and demand drivers
- Volume and demand / growth trends (2003, 2008, 2013)
- Sub segment breakdowns and analyses
- Future demand outlook and likely developments
- Technology and end user developments
- End user / retailer dynamics and emerging changes / developments.

Study Content

Over 60 individual product and market segments will be analyzed and quantified . These segments are the most important within the North American corrugated market. The base year is 2008 with volume estimates and growth rates provided since 2003 and through 2013.

Major Segments Reviewed with # of Sub Segments
- Application - 7
- Board Weight - 8
- Channel - 8
- Customer Size - 5
- Flute Type - 5
- Liner Type- 3
- Merchandising Materials - 3
- Print Process - 5
- Product Category - 8
- Regional Demand - 5
- Surface Treatment - 4
- Trays / Retail Ready – 4

Who should buy?

- Containerboard Producers
- Corrugated Box Plants
- Mill Chemical and Material Suppliers
- Box Plant Chemical and Equipment Suppliers
- Board Distributors and Intermediaries
- Industry Investors and Analysts
- Corrugated Box / Material Buyers
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1. Introduction
A. Study Objective
B. Scope
C. Methodology
D. BDA Qualifications
E. Data / Liability Limitations

2. Executive Summary
A. Corrugated Industry Overview
B. Corrugated Segments
C. Market Segment Size and Growth Rates
D. Outlook

3. Corrugated Market Overview
A. Market Size and Historical Results
B. Corrugated Importance by Product Category
C. Industry Structures by Product Category

4. Segmentation Analysis
A. Overview
B. Value of Segmenting the Market
C. Board and Liner Basis Weight
D. Print Surface
E. Flute Types
F. Print Methods
G. Specialty Coatings
H. Board Applications
I. Distribution Channels
J. Product Categories
K. Regional Demand

5. Industry Outlook
A. Emerging / Significant Trends and Developments
B. Major Threats and Opportunities

Corrugated Study Tables and Charts

Figure 2-1 Historic Corrugated Demand Figure
Figure 2-2 Corrugated Segmentation Summary
Figure 2-3 Segment Size and Growth Rate Summary
Figure 2-4 Corrugated Growth Offsetting Factors
Figure 2-5 Projected Growth Rates by Segment
Figure 3-1 Historic Corrugated Shipments and Growth Rates
Figure 3-2 Real Corrugated / Manufacturing Demand Changes
Figure 3-3 Corrugated Share of Packaging Materials
Figure 3-4 Corrugated Importance by Product Category
Figure 3-5 Product Category Fragmentation
Figure 3-6 Concentration Levels by Product Category
Figure 4-1 Corrugated Segmentation Summary
Figure 4-2 Board / Liner Basis Weight Trends
Figure 4-3 Board Weight Segmentation
Figure 4-4 Basis Weight and Flute Relationship
Figure 4-5 Liner Volumes by Weight and Converted Flute
Figure 4-6 Lightweight Linerboard PM's
Figure 4-7 Lightweight Linerboard PM Capacity
Figure 4-8 Print Surface by Liner Weight Group
Figure 4-9 Applications by Basis Weight Segment
Figure 4-10 Linerboard Weight Segments by Product Category
Figure 4-11 Lightweight Liner Growth Projection by Application
Figure 4-12 Print Surface Segmentation Summary
Figure 4-13 Corrugated Print Surface Volume by Application
Figure 4-14 Corrugated Applications by Print Surface
Figure 4-15 Print Surface by Product Category
Figure 4-16 Print Surface by Product Category
Figure 4-17 Print Surface by Flute Type
Figure 4-18 Print Surfaces Used by Print Process
Figure 4-19 Flute Specifications
Figure 4-20 Flute Market Shares
Figure 4-21 Flute Segmentation Summary
Figure 4-22 Application Share by Flute
Figure 4-23 Small Flute Growth by Application
Figure 4-24 Small Flute Growth by Print Surface
Figure 4-25 Basis Weight by Flute Size
Figure 4-26 Topliner Volume by Weight Group and Flute
Figure 4-27 Small Flute ECT / Strength Ratio
Figure 4-28 NA Corrugating Plant Profile
Figure 4-29 Small Flute Converting Capabilities
Figure 4-30 Print Processes Used by Flute Type
Figure 4-31 Small Flute Growth Drivers
Figure 4-32 Small Flute Hurdles to Overcome
Figure 4-33 Print Surface Segmentation Summary
Figure 4-34 Corrugated Printing Process Overview
Figure 4-35 Graphic Printing Plants by Region
Figure 4-36 NA Preprint Presses by Region
Figure 4-37 NA Corrugated Litho Printers by Region
Figure 4-38 Board Type by Print Process
Figure 4-39 Special Coatings Segmentation Summary
Figure 4-40 Special Treated Board Applications and Growth
Figure 4-41 Special Coatings by Type and Application
Figure 4-42 Special Treatments by Application and Type
Figure 4-43 Special Treatments by Product Category
Figure 4-44 Specialty Coated Growth by Application and Type
Figure 4-45 Corrugated Application Segmentation Summary
Figure 4-46 Application Growth Trends
Figure 4-47 Growth of Lightweight Corrugated Applications
Figure 4-48 Demand by Weight Segment and Application
Figure 4-49 Application Volume by Flute Type
Figure 4-50 Print Method by Application
Figure 4-51 Distribution Channel Segmentation Summary
Figure 4-52 Corrugated Applications by Channel
Figure 4-53 Retail Ready Packaging by Channel
Figure 4-54 Corrugated Displays by Channel
Figure 4-55 Products Distributed by Channel
Figure 4-56 Product Volumes by Channel
Figure 4-57 Product Category Segments
Figure 4-58 Product Category Segmentation Summary
Figure 4-59 Board Types by Product Category
Figure 4-60 Product Category by Weight Class
Figure 4-61 Print Process by Product Category
Figure 4-62 Flute Types by Major Product Category
Figure 4-63 Flute Consumption by Product Category
Figure 4-64 Small Flute Growth by Product Category
Figure 4-65 Corrugated Flute Within Durable Products
Figure 4-66 Corrugated Flutes Within Non Durable Products
Figure 4-67 Regional Corrugated Shipment Summary
Figure 4-68 Regional Shipment Value by Product Segment
Figure 4-69 Category Shipments by Region and Product
Figure 4-70 Corrugated Demand by Product Category & Region
Figure 4-71 Regional Corrugated Demand by Product Category
Figure 5-1 Corrugated Growth Calculation
Figure 5-2 Sources of Lost Corrugated Volume
Figure 5-3 Corrugated Losses by Segment
Figure 5-4 Growth Volume and Rates by Segment
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This study is based on a wide range of data sources and analytical techniques.

Information sources include:

- Personal interviews and discussions with industry supply chain members including end users, converters, paper producers, merchants, suppliers, and other intermediaries and industry observers.

- Retail store, warehouse, commercial channel field visits

- Government census, economic, trade, and manufacturer surveys and databases

- Industry information sources including trade journals, associations, company websites, product releases, published studies and surveys, association data, and other publicly available information

- Internal databases, analysis, and professional experience.
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