Thermoforming is a manufacturing process that heats plastic sheet to a pliable forming temperature then forms it to a specific shape in a mold, and trims it to create a component or end-use product. The sheet or ‘film’ is heated in an oven to a high-enough temperature that allows it to be stretched into or onto a mold and cooled to a finished shape.
Thermoformers serving the packaging industry continue to thrive in 2015 with innovation in packaging design options fueling growth and new opportunities.
Key questions answered in this report:
- What is the market size in 2015 and what will the growth rate be for 2016 and beyond?
- What market trends are shaping the North American region in Thermoformed packaging (e.g., tamper-evident packaging, medical packaging security, aging equipment, process enhancements & more).
- What are the key drivers and potential barriers to market growth?
- What issues surrounding recycling and sustainable packaging have made gains?
- How favorable is resin pricing for thermoformers in 2015?
- Who are the key industry players and what are they doing to gain the competitive edge?
Overall, improvements in tooling, machinery and materials will continue to make the thermoforming process a viable alternative, even more so for food packaging and healthcare applications.
3. North American Market Landscape
4. Emerging Market Trends
5. Packaging Design Trends
6. Machinery Issues & Trends
7. Materials Pricing Trends
8. Market Growth Drivers
9. Economic Indicators
11. Market Outlook
12. Top-Ranked North American Thermoformers & Company Profiles
- Berry Plastics Corp.
- D&W Fine Pack LLC
- Dart Container Corp.
- Fabri-Kal Corp.
- Genpak LLC.
- Georgia Pacific LLC.
- Pactiv LLC
- Sonoco Plastics
- Winpak Portion Packaging Inc.