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Packaging (Plastics) Market Report 2010 Product Image

Packaging (Plastics) Market Report 2010

  • Published: February 2010
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 121 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
  • LINPAC Packaging Ltd
  • Rexam PLC
  • RPC Group PLC
  • MORE

In 2009, the UK market for plastic packaging was worth an estimated £3.47bn, having been one of the most dynamic sectors of the UK packaging industry during the previous decade. Between 2005 and 2008, the apparent UK market value grew by 15.6%, but growth tailed off dramatically in 2009, mainly as a result of the economic downturn. In terms of volume, more than 1.65 million tonnes of plastic packaging are consumed in the UK every year, equivalent to just over 27 kilograms (kg) per capita.

If present trends continue, plastic is expected to become the packaging market's largest sector at some point within the next decade, overtaking paper and board. Packaging is the leading application for the UK plastics industry, currently accounting for 38% of annual usage. Leading end-user industries for plastic packaging include food and drink, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics and personal care.

Levels of innovation within the market remain high, with many forms of plastic packaging becoming increasingly versatile, sophisticated and lightweight. Environmental concerns are a key market driver, with UK and EU legislation obligating suppliers to recover and recycle increasing quantities READ MORE >

Executive Summary

1. Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
By Type of Plastic
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polyethylene Terephthalate
Polyvinyl Chloride
Polystyrene
Polybutene-1
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymers
Biopolymers
By Type of Product
MARKET TRENDS
The Environmental Impact of Packaging
Table 1.1: Volume of Packaging Waste Generated in the UK
by Type of Material (000 tonnes), 2006-2008
Industry Prices
Table 1.2: Average World Polymer Prices (£ per tonne), 2004-2008
Convenience
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Population
Table 1.3: UK Resident Population Estimates
by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2004-2008
Gross Domestic Product
Table 1.4: UK Gross Domestic Product at Current and
Annual Chain-Linked Prices (£m), 2004-2008
Inflation
Table 1.5: UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2004-2008
Unemployment
Table 1.6: Actual Number of Unemployed Persons
in the UK (million), 2004-2008
Household Disposable Income
Table 1.7: UK Household Disposable Income per Capita (£), 2004-2008
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Table 1.8: The UK Packaging Market by Sector
by Value (£bn and %), 2009
Table 1.9: Consumption of Plastics in the UK by End-User Sector
by Volume (%), 2008/2009
Overseas

2. Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
Table 2.1: The Apparent UK Market for Plastic Packaging
by Value (£m at msp), 2005-2009
BY PRODUCT SECTOR
Plastic Sacks and Bags
Table 2.2: The Apparent UK Market for Plastic Sacks and Bags
by Value (£m at msp), 2005-2009
Plastic Bottles and Flasks
Table 2.3: The Apparent UK Market for Plastic Bottles and Flasks
by Value (£m at msp), 2005-2009
Plastic Boxes, Cases and Crates
Table 2.4: The Apparent UK Market for Plastic Boxes, Cases and Crates
by Value (£m at msp), 2005-2009
Bottle Caps, Capsules, Stoppers and Lids
Table 2.5: The Apparent UK Market for Plastic Bottle Caps, Capsules,
Stoppers and Lids by Value (£m at msp), 2005-2009
Other Products
BY END-USER SECTOR
Food and Drink
Table 2.6: The UK Market for Food and Drink Packaging
by Type of Material by Value (£bn), 2005-2009
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Household Goods
OVERSEAS TRADE
Imports
Table 2.7: UK Imports of Plastic Packing Goods
by Value (£m), 2004-2008
Table 2.8: UK Imports of Plastic Packing Goods by Sector
by Value (£m), 2004-2008
Exports
Table 2.9: UK Exports of Plastic Packing Goods
by Value (£m), 2004-2008
Table 2.10: UK Exports of Plastic Packing Goods by Sector
by Value (£m), 2004-2008

3. Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
Table 3.1: Number of VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in the
Manufacture of Plastic Packaging Materials by Turnover Sizeband
(£000 and number), 2009
EMPLOYMENT
Table 3.2: Number of VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Local Units Engaged in the
Manufacture of Plastic Packaging Materials by Number of Employees, 2009
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE
DISTRIBUTION
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
LEGISLATION
Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive
Climate Change Act
Climate Change Levy
Carbon-Footprint Initiatives
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
British Plastics Federation
Chemical Industries Association
Flexible Packaging Europe
INCPEN (Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment)
Industrial Packaging Association
Packaging and Films Association
Packaging Federation
The Packaging Society
Processing and Packaging Machinery Association
Waste & Resources Action Programme

4. Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE
MARKET LEADERS
Alcan Packaging UK Ltd
Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
British Polythene Industries PLC
LINPAC Packaging Ltd
MacFarlane Group PLC
Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd
Promens Packaging Ltd
Rexam PLC
RPC Group PLC
Sharp Interpack Ltd
DS Smith PLC
Veriplast UK Ltd
OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS
Polymer Manufacturers
Machinery Suppliers
MARKETING ACTIVITY

5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS

6. Buying Behaviour
INTRODUCTION
MAJOR MARKETS
Food and Drink
Fresh Produce
Meat, Fish and Seafood
Dairy Products
Bakery Products
Other Processed Foods
Coffee
Beverages
Pharmaceuticals
Cleaning Products
Cosmetics and Toiletries
Labelling

7. Current Issues
PRODUCT INNOVATION
Lighter Packaging
Intelligent/Active Packaging
Use of Nanotechnology
ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS
Recycling Targets
Table 7.1: Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive — UK Achievements and Targets
by Type of Material (000 tonnes and %), 2008
Plastics 2020
Plastic Bags

8. The Global Market
INTRODUCTION
THE GLOBAL MARKET
Market Size and Trends
Table 8.1: The Global Market for Consumer Packaging
by Type of Material by Value (%), 2008
Industry Supply
Table 8.2: The Top Ten Consumer Packaging Companies in the World
by Sales Revenue ($bn), 2008
Consumer Attitudes
EUROPE
Market Size and Trends
Table 8.3: The European Packaging Market by Type of Material by Value (%), 2008
Table 8.4: The European Market for Plastic Caps and Closures by Application
by Value (%), 2008
THE US
Market Size and Trends
Table 8.5: The US Packaging Market by Type of Material by Value (%), 2009
ASIA-PACIFIC
Market Size and Trends

9. Forecasts
THE ECONOMY
Population
Table 9.1: Forecast UK Resident Population
by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2009-2013
Gross Domestic Product
Table 9.2: Forecast Growth in UK Gross Domestic Product
in Real Terms (%), 2009-2013
Inflation
Table 9.3: Forecast UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2009-2013
FORECASTS 2010 TO 2014
Table 9.4: The Forecast Apparent UK Market for Plastic Packaging
by Value (£m at msp), 2010-2014
MARKET GROWTH
FUTURE TRENDS
Future Product Developments
Environmental Factors
Sustainability
Growth of Own Label
Demand from Emerging Markets

10. Company Profiles
Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
British Polythene Industries PLC
LINPAC Packaging Ltd
Rexam PLC
RPC Group PLC

11. Further Sources
Associations
General Sources
Government Sources
Other Sources
Key Note Sources

- Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
- British Polythene Industries PLC
- LINPAC Packaging Ltd
- Rexam PLC
- RPC Group PLC

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