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Packaging (Plastics) Market Report 2014

  • ID: 3101023
  • September 2014
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 117 Pages
  • Key Note Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ALPLA UK Ltd
  • Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
  • Appe UK Ltd
  • DS Smith PLC
  • Macfarlane Group PLC
  • RPC Group PLC
  • MORE

This Market Report examines the plastic packaging industry in the UK. In 2013 the apparent total market, including imports and minus exports, experienced a setback after declining in value by 7.3% from the previous year at manufacturers’ selling prices (msp). Nevertheless, it is important to emphasise that in the wider 5-year review period analysed by this report, the market has ultimately grown at an impressive rate.

This growth has been spread across five of the six market sectors analysed in this report, with plastic carboys, bottles and flasks, and plastic bags and sacks continuing to represent the market’s two largest sectors. Nevertheless, the apparent value of plastic boxes, cases and crates, and plastic bottle caps, capsules, stoppers and lids remains sizeable, with each exhibiting growth since 2009. The sector for other plastic packaging products, therefore, was the only sector to decline since 2009, attributable to the falling use of packaging solutions such as plastic netting.

The environmental impact of packaging continues to be a major influence on the plastic packaging market, particularly given that the UK appears to be falling behind other European READ MORE >

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ALPLA UK Ltd
  • Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
  • Appe UK Ltd
  • DS Smith PLC
  • Macfarlane Group PLC
  • RPC Group PLC
  • MORE

1. Foreword

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE

MARKET SECTORS
By Type of Plastic
By Type of Product

MARKET TRENDS
Packaging Waste and the Environment
Input Costs
Convenience

ECONOMIC TRENDS

MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas

4. Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET

BY MARKET SECTOR
Plastic Carboys, Bottles and Flasks
Plastic Bags and Sacks
Plastic Boxes, Cases and Crates
Bottle Caps, Capsules, Stoppers and Lids
Other Products

BY END-USE SECTOR
Food and Drink
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Household Goods

OVERSEAS TRADE
Exports
Imports

5. Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY

NUMBER OF COMPANIES

EMPLOYMENT

REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE

DISTRIBUTION

HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?

LEGISLATION
Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
Climate Change Levy

KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
British Plastics Federation
Flexible Packaging Europe
Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment
Industrial Packaging Association
Packaging and Films Association
Packaging Federation
The Packaging Society
Processing and Packaging Machinery Association

6. Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE

MARKET LEADERS
ALPLA UK Ltd
Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
Appe UK Ltd
British Polythene Industries PLC
DS Smith PLC
Macfarlane Group PLC
Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd
RPC Group PLC
Sealed Air Ltd
United Closures and Plastics Ltd

OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS
Polymer Manufacturers
Machinery Suppliers

MARKETING ACTIVITY

7. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

8. Buying Behaviour
INTRODUCTION

MAJOR MARKETS
Food and Beverages
Pharmaceuticals
Household Care
Personal Care

9.Current Issues
PACKAGING INNOVATIONS

THE ENVIRONMENT

LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
Proposed Amendment to the Packaging and Waste Directive
Climate Change Levy

CORPORATE ACTIVITY
PPS Midlands
Printpack Incorporated
Tesco PLC
UNI Packaging

10. The Global Market
INTRODUCTION

THE GLOBAL MARKET

EUROPE

THE US

ASIA-PACIFIC

11. Forecasts
INTRODUCTION
General Economic Forecasts

FORECASTS TO

MARKET GROWTH

FUTURE TRENDS
Packaging Waste and the Environment
Product Innovations
Convenience

12.Company Profiles
INTRODUCTION

DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee

FURTHER INFORMATION

ALPLA UK LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

AMCOR FLEXIBLES UK LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

APPE UK LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

DS SMITH PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

MACFARLANE GROUP PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

NAMPAK PLASTICS EUROPE LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

RPC GROUP PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

SEALED AIR LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

UNITED CLOSURES AND PLASTICS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

13. Further Sources
Associations
Publications
Government Publications
Other Sources

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- ALPLA UK Ltd
- Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
- Appe UK Ltd
- British Polythene Industries PLC
- DS Smith PLC
- Macfarlane Group PLC
- Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd
- RPC Group PLC
- Sealed Air Ltd
- United Closures and Plastics Ltd

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