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Plastics for Barrier Packaging

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  • 320 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • BCC Research
  • ID: 4433076

Report Scope

This research study provides in-depth coverage of many of the most important technological, economic, political, and environmental considerations in the U.S. barrier packaging polymer industry. It is primarily a study of U.S. markets. However, because of the increasingly global nature of polymer and packaging chemistry, it touches on some noteworthy international activities, primarily those having an impact on the U.S. market, such as imports/exports and foreign firms operating in this country.

We analyze and forecast market estimates for barrier packaging plastic resins in volume (million pounds). Our base market estimate year is 2021, and we forecast market growth for a five-year period to 2027. All market volumes are at the manufacturer or producer level.

Report Includes

  • 36 tables
  • An overview of the U.S. markets for plastics used in barrier packaging
  • Estimation of the market size and analyses of market trends, with data from 2021, estimates for 2022 and 2026 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2027
  • Description of plastic resin chemistry, manufacture, and properties, and information on commodity resins, newer polymerization technologies and polymer fabrication technologies
  • Highlights of the market potential for flexible green packaging based on technology, application, end user, and region
  • Identification of market drivers, restraints and other forces impacting the market and evaluation of current market size and forecast, and assessment of new developments in the industry
  • Market share analysis of the key companies of the industry and coverage of events like mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships, and other key market strategies and a relevant patent analysis
  • Company profiles of major market players within the industry, including AdvanSix Inc., BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, LyondellBasell, and Toray Industries Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market

What is the estimated value of the Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market?

The Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market was estimated to be valued at $11 Billion in 2022.

What is the growth rate of the Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market?

The growth rate of the Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market is 3.0%, with an estimated value of $12.8 Billion by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market?

The Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market is estimated to be worth $12.8 Billion by 2027.

Who are the key companies in the Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market?

Key companies in the Plastics for Barrier Packaging Market include Advansix Inc., Aet Films, Amcor Flexibles, Arkema Inc., Ascend Performance Materials LLC, Basf Corp., Berry Global Group Inc., Bilcare Research, Inc. and Celanese Corp..

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing this Study
  • What's New in this Update?
  • Scope and Format
  • Intended Audience
  • Oxygen and Water Vapor Barrier Resin
  • Oxygen
  • Water (Moisture) Vapor
  • Methodology and Information Sources
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market Overview
  • U.S. Chemical and Petrochemical Industries
  • Crude Oil and Natural Gas
  • Some Industry History
  • Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices
  • U.S. Chemical Industry Information
  • U.S. Plastic Resin Industry
  • U.S. Plastic Resin Industry Size and Production
  • Bulk Resin Manufacture
  • Plastic Resin Fabrication
  • Rigid Containers
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Resin Modification: Converting and Compounding
  • Barrier Coatings: Solution/Emulsion
  • End-users
  • Barrier Packaging
  • History and Evolution of Barrier Packaging and Barrier Plastics
  • Food Spoilage
  • The Need for Barrier Packaging
  • Terms Used in Barrier Packaging
  • Gas Permeabilities and Transmission Rates
  • Materials and Structures
  • Plastics
  • Other Materials
  • Barrier Structures
Chapter 4 Market Dynamics
  • Market Dynamics
  • Drivers
  • Challenges
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Vertical Integration
  • Industry Concentration and Consolidation
  • Investment Drivers
  • Case Study: Pet Bottle Resin Producers
  • Product Differentiation and Substitution
  • Market Entry Factors
  • Compounders/Converters/Molders and Distributors
  • End-User Resin Selection Criteria
  • Key Trends in 2022: Prices and Supply
  • Drastic Drop in U.S. Resin Production
  • Evoh Shortage
  • Covid-19 Impact
  • Latest Market Developments
Chapter 5 Technological Landscape
  • Plastic Resin Chemistry, Manufacture, and Properties
  • Commodity Resin
  • Regenerated Cellulose (Cellophane)
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Copolymers (Evoh)
  • Fluoropolymers - Barrier Pctfe
  • Nitrile Polymers (Polyacrylonitrile and Copolymers)
  • Polyamide (Nylon) Resin
  • Polyolefins
  • Thermoplastic Polyesters
  • Vinyl Polymers
  • Other Barrier Materials
  • Other Structural Resin
  • Polymerization Technologies
  • Polyolefin Processes
  • New and Improved Polyester Resin and Processes
  • Metallocene/Single-Site Catalyst Technology
  • Polymer Fabrication Technology
  • Rigid Structures-Plastics Molding
  • Flexible Structures
  • Thermoforming Technology
  • Polymer and Film Orientation
  • Biaxial Orientation: the Tenter Frame
  • Barrier Technology
  • Moisture (Water Vapor) and Oxygen
  • Other Gases
  • Light (Visible and Ultraviolet)
  • Odors, Aromas, Solvent Vapors, and Others
  • Testing Gas Permeability
  • Nonpolymeric Barrier Surface Films and Coatings
  • Metallized Films
  • Silicon and Other Metal Oxide Coatings
  • Plasma Treatment
  • Multilayer Lamination and Coextrusion
  • Lamination
  • Coextrusion
  • Food Processing Methods
  • Thermal Processing
  • Nonthermal Processing
  • Food Packaging
  • Developments in Barrier Packaging
  • More and Thinner Layers in Multilayer Structures
  • New Barrier Polymers
  • Bioplastics
  • Oxygen Scavengers
  • Nanocomposite Barriers
  • New Closure Designs
  • Pet Barrier Methods and Materials
  • Plastic Beer Bottles
  • Some of the Latest Innovations in Intelligent Barrier Packaging
  • Fresh+ 1032 Af Antifog Polyethylene Compound
  • Sustainable Meat Casing Through the Use of Pcr Content
  • Recyclable Pe Films by Rkw and Saes
  • Compostable Films by Nurel and Sp Group
  • Innovative Snack Bar Wrapping
  • Recyclable O2 Barrier Material Designed for Pet Packaging
  • Recycled Pe for Petfood
  • Antimicrobial Additives for Barrier Packaging
Chapter 6 Market Analysis by Resin
  • Overall Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Regenerated Cellulose (Cellophane)
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol (Evoh) Copolymers
  • Evoh Barrier Packaging Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Evoh Properties
  • Evoh Producers
  • Evoh Structures, Formats, and Applications
  • Fluoropolymers-Pctfe
  • Pctfe Barrier Packaging Market Estimate
  • Pctfe Properties and Applications
  • Commercial Aclar Pctfe Barrier Resin and Films
  • Nitrile Polymers (Polyacrylonitrile and Copolymers)
  • Nitrile Resin Properties
  • Nitrile Resin Applications
  • An-Ma Resin Structures and Formats
  • Barex Replacements
  • Polyamide (Nylon) Resin
  • Nylon Barrier Packaging Market Estimate
  • Properties of Crystalline Nylon Resin
  • Amorphous Nylons
  • Nylon Structures and Formats
  • Polyolefins
  • Polyolefin Properties
  • Thermoplastic Polyesters
  • Polyester Barrier Packaging Market Estimate
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet)
  • Polyethylene Naphthalate (Pen)
  • Polytrimethylene Terephthalate (Ptt)
  • Polyethylene Furanoate (Pef)
  • Polyvinylidene Chloride (Pvdc) and Copolymers
  • Pvdc Barrier Packaging Market Estimate
  • Pvdc Properties
  • Pvdc Packaging Formats and Applications
  • Pvdc Coatings
  • Other Resin
  • Liquid Crystal Polymers
  • Cycloolefin Copolymer (Coc)
  • Polyethylene Furanoate (Pef)
  • Oxygen and Ethylene Scavenging Systems
  • Structural Resin
  • Polyethylenes
  • Polypropylene
  • Thermoplastic Polyesters
  • Polystyrene
  • Polycarbonate
  • Other Structural Resin
  • Tie Layer and Other Barrier Materials and Systems
  • Adhesive Tie Layer Resin
  • Nonpolymeric Barriers in Plastic Barrier Structures
  • Vapor Permeable Resin
  • Vapor Permeable Resin Packaging Market Estimate
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc)
  • Dupont Tyvek
  • Controlled/Modified Atmosphere Packaging (Cap/Map)
Chapter 7 Market Analysis by Application
  • Overall Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Food and Beverage Packaging
  • Market Estimate of Food and Beverage Barrier Packaging
  • Chemical/Industrial Product Packaging
  • Chemical/Industrial Barrier Packaging Market Estimate
  • Automotive Fuel Tanks
  • Healthcare Packaging
  • Healthcare Barrier Packaging Market Estimate
  • Other Packaging
Chapter 8 Environmental Regulatory and Public Policy Issues
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Disposal of Waste Plastics
  • Materials Substitution
  • Recycling
  • Source Reduction
  • Biodegradability and Other Factors
  • Environmental Laws and Regulations
  • Federal Laws and Regulatory Processes
  • Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011
  • Packaging Law
  • Code of Federal Regulations (Cfr)
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Fda)
  • Department of Agriculture (Usda)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Epa)
  • Other Federal Agencies
  • State and Local Agencies
  • Case Study: Polyacrylonitrile Resin
  • Public Perceptions
  • Greenwashing
Chapter 9 Competitive Landscape
  • Trends in the U.S. Barrier Plastic Resin Industry
  • International Aspects
  • Global Use of Barrier Packaging and Resin
  • Major Foreign Players
Chapter 10 Company Profiles
  • Supplier Companies
  • Advansix Inc.
  • Amcor Flexibles
  • Aet Films
  • Arkema Inc.
  • Ascend Performance Materials LLC
  • Basf Corp.
  • Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Bilcare Research, Inc.
  • Byk Additives Inc.
  • Celanese Corp.
  • Charter Nex Films Inc.
  • Colormatrix Corp.
  • Constar International LLC
  • Covestro
  • Cryovac
  • Daikin America Inc.
  • Dak Americas LLC
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Dsm Engineering Plastics
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
  • Elementis Specialties Inc.
  • Ems-Chemie Holding AG
  • Eval
  • Exxonmobil Corp.
  • Graham Packaging Company
  • Honeywell Inc.
  • Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd.
  • Inergy Automotive Systems (Usa) LLC
  • Jindal Films America LLC
  • Klockner-Pentaplast of America, Inc.
  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Kortec Inc.
  • Kuraray Co. Ltd.
  • Kureha Corp.
  • Landec Corp.
  • Lanxess Corp.
  • Lyondellbasell Industries
  • Kortec Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America Inc.
  • Mitsui Chemicals America Inc.
  • Multisorb Technologies
  • Perlen Converting LLC
  • Plastipak Packaging Inc.
  • Pretium Packaging
  • Printpack Inc.
  • Proampac LLC
  • Paxxus
  • Scholle Ipn Packaging Inc.
  • Sealed Air Corp.
  • Sidel
  • Skc Inc.
  • Soarus LLC
  • Solvay Group
  • Southern Clay Products Inc.
  • Spartech Corp./Spartech Plastics
  • Taghleef Industries Inc.
  • Teijin-Dupont Films
  • Tiepet Usa/Starpet Inc.
  • Tekni-Films U.S.
  • Tetra Laval International S.A.
  • Topas Advanced Polymers Inc.
  • Toppan Usa Inc.
  • Toray Industries (America), Inc.
  • Winpak Ltd.
Chapter 11 Appendix: Abbreviations
List of Tables
Summary Table: U.S. Market Volume for Plastic Barrier Packaging, by Type, Through 2027
Table 1: Vapor Permeabilities of Packaging Resin
Table 2: Average Food Waste, by Country Income Classification
Table 3: Key Market Developments
Table 4: U.S. Market Volume of Plastic Barrier Packaging, by Resin, Through 2027
Table 5: Typical Properties of Regenerated Cellulose (Cellophane)
Table 6: U.S. Market Volume of EVOH Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, Through 2027
Table 7: Typical EVOH Properties
Table 8: Processes, Advantages, and Limitations of EVOH
Table 9: U.S. Market Volume of PCTFE Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, Through 2027
Table 10: Typical PCTFE Properties
Table 11: PCTFE Advantages
Table 12: Typical Properties of Barex Brand Nitrile (AN-MA) Copolymers
Table 13: U.S. Market Volume of Nylon Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, Through 2027
Table 14: Typical Properties of Unoriented Nylons
Table 15: Typical Properties of Oriented Nylon 6
Table 16: Processing, Advantages, and Limitations of Amorphous Nylons
Table 17: Typical Properties of Selar PA Amorphous Nylons
Table 18: Typical Properties of Polyethylene Films
Table 19: Typical Properties of Polypropylene Films
Table 20: U.S. Market Volume of PET Barrier Packaging, by Application, Through 2027
Table 21: Typical Properties of Polyester (PET) Resin
Table 22: Some Advantages of PET Barrier Resin
Table 23: U.S. Market Volume of PVdC Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, Through 2027
Table 24: Typical Properties of PVdC
Table 25: PVdC Processes, Advantages, and Limitations
Table 26: U.S. Market Volume of Other Types of Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, Through 2027
Table 27: Typical Properties of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymer and Ionomer Film Resin
Table 28: U.S. Market Volume of Tie Layer Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, Through 2027
Table 29: U.S. Market Volume of Vapor Permeable Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, Through 2027
Table 30: Typical Properties of Polyvinyl Chloride Films
Table 31: Optimum Headspace Packaging Atmospheres for Produce
Table 32: U.S. Market Volume of Food and Beverage Barrier Packaging Resin, by Type Through 2021
Table 33: U.S. Market Volume of Barrier Packaging Resin in Chemical/Industrial Applications, by Type, Through 2021
Table 34: U.S. Market Volume of Plastic Barrier Packaging Resin in Healthcare Applications, by Type Through 2021
Table 35: U.S. Market Volume of Other Types of Barrier Packaging Resin Applications, Through 2021

List of Figures
Summary Figure: U.S. Market Volume for Plastic Barrier Packaging, by Type, 2021-2027
Figure 1: Share of Total Crude Oil Production in the U.S., 2021
Figure 2: Crude Oil Price (WTI), 2020-2022
Figure 3: Henry Hub Natural Gas Spot Price, 2017-2022
Figure 4: An Overview of the U.S. Chemical Industry
Figure 5: Plastic Resin Production in the U.S., 2022
Figure 6: An Overview of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry
Figure 7: U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry Share, by Application
Figure 8: Food Spending as a Share of Income in U.S. Households, 2020
Figure 9: Market Dynamics
Figure 10: Global Sales of New Medicines, by Region, 2015-2020
Figure 11: Supply Chain Analysis
Figure 12: Global Bioplastic Production Capacity, 2020-2026
Figure 13: Global Bioplastic Production Capacity, by Region, 2021
Figure 14: U.S. Market Shares of Plastic Barrier Packaging, by Resin, 2021
Figure 15: U.S. Market Shares of EVOH Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, 2021
Figure 16: U.S. Market Shares of PCTFE Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, 2021
Figure 17: U.S. Market Shares of Nylon Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, 2021
Figure 18: U.S. Market Shares of PET Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, 2021
Figure 19: U.S. Market Shares of PVdC Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, 2021
Figure 20: U.S. Market Shares of Other Types of Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, 2021
Figure 21: U.S. Market Shares of Tie Layer Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, 2021
Figure 22: U.S. Market Shares of Vapor Permeable Barrier Packaging Resin, by Application, 2021
Figure 23: U.S. Sales by Category in Plant-based Foods, 2020
Figure 24: U.S. Sales by Category in Plant-based Foods, 2020
Figure 25: U.S. Market Shares of Food and Beverage Barrier Packaging Resin, by Type, 2021
Figure 26: U.S. Market Shares of Barrier Packaging Resin Resin in Chemical/Industrial Applications, by Type, 2021
Figure 27: U.S. Market Shares of Plastic Barrier Packaging in Healthcare Applications, by Type, 2021
Figure 28: U.S. Market Shares of Other Types of Barrier Packaging Resin Applications, by Type, 2021
Figure 29: AdvanSix Inc.: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2021
Figure 30: AdvanSix Inc.: Revenue Share, by Region/Country, 2021
Figure 31: Amcor: Revenue Share, by Region, 2021
Figure 32: Arkema Inc.: Revenue, 2019-2021
Figure 33: BASF SE: Net Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 34: Berry Global: Net Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 35: Celanese Corp.: Net Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 36: Covestro: Sales, 2020 and 2021
Figure 37: The Dow Chemical Company: Net Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 38: The Dow Chemical Company: Sales, by Segment, 2021
Figure 39: The Dow Chemical Company: Sales, by Region/Country, 2021
Figure 40: DuPont: Net Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 41: Honeywell: Net Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 42: Indorama: Net Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 43: Kuraray: Net Sales, 2020 and 2021
Figure 44: Kuraray: Net Sales, 2020 and 2021
Figure 45: Landec: Revenues, 2019-2021
Figure 46: LyondellBasell: Net Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 47: Solvay: Sales, 2019-2021
Figure 48: Toray Industries Inc.: Revenue, 2021 and 2022
Figure 49: Winpack Ltd.: Revenue, 2019-2021

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Executive Summary

Plastic barrier resins are used in packaging structures designed to restrict the passage of gases and vapors through the package and, therefore, either in or out of the product inside that package. This report reflects new developments and trends in this important packaging industry and updates our market estimates and forecasts.

The barrier plastic packaging industry in the U.S. is a large business. Its size is, in large part, determined by how one defines “barrier” and, therefore, what resin products and packaging structures are included in the scope of the analysis. We define a barrier resin as one that has low permeation to the most important gases that can either permeate into or exfiltrate out of a package and thus damage a packaged product. The gases that permeate into a package primarily are oxygen and water vapor. Barrier films are among one the excellent achievements of the flexible packaging sector. It imparts protection to various sensitive and delicate items and aids in reducing food wastage. Few researchers claim that nearly 20% of all packaged food goes to waste. Thereby, barrier films aid in delivering sustainability while at the same time, enhancing the shelf life of food.

The food and beverage sector has been a leading growth driver of the market in the U.S. Proliferation of demand for convenience and on-the-go meals coupled with a surge in beverage demand will continue to drive the market in the future too.

The major trends prevalent currently in the U.S. market, based on our extensive secondary and primary research, include:

  • Growing adoption of sustainability in the barrier packaging industry with a focus on recyclability.
  • EVOH, characterized by its high barrier properties, is the leading barrier resin in the packaging sector. However, currently, a shortage of EVOH is observed across key regions.
  • EVOH, being an expensive barrier, has higher adoption in regions such as the U.S., Japan, and Europe.
  • Demand for mono-layer barrier packaging is experiencing a surge across end markets. In these kinds of packaging, both the polymer layers belong to the same family, which facilitates the recycling process of its post-consumer use.
  • PVdC is experiencing diminishing demand in the global market.
  • Retort packaging is gaining prominence in the food and beverage industry.

Key players operating in the market are facing two key challenges:

  • To minimize food wastage and increase shelf life.
  • To reduce the consumption of material in packaging as well as optimize processes to enhance overall efficiency and profitability.

We also include the important thermoplastic polyester, PET, because of its extensive use both as a barrier bottle resin (in this case, to keep carbon dioxide “fizz” inside the bottle) for carbonated and other beverages and as a secondary barrier and structural substrate for many other barrier films. PET also has been receiving more attention and gaining increased importance for packaging of more sensitive materials, most notably beer, in new higher barrier PET structures.

Companies Mentioned

  • Advansix Inc.
  • Aet Films
  • Amcor Flexibles
  • Arkema Inc.
  • Ascend Performance Materials LLC
  • Basf Corp.
  • Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Bilcare Research, Inc.
  • Byk Additives Inc.
  • Celanese Corp.
  • Charter Nex Films Inc.
  • Colormatrix Corp.
  • Constar International LLC
  • Covestro
  • Cryovac
  • Daikin America Inc.
  • Dak Americas LLC
  • Dsm Engineering Plastics
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
  • Elementis Specialties Inc.
  • Ems-Chemie Holding AG
  • Eval
  • Exxonmobil Corp.
  • Graham Packaging Company
  • Honeywell Inc.
  • Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd.
  • Inergy Automotive Systems (Usa) LLC
  • Jindal Films America LLC
  • Klockner-Pentaplast of America, Inc.
  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Kortec Inc.
  • Kuraray Co. Ltd.
  • Kureha Corp.
  • Landec Corp.
  • Lanxess Corp.
  • Lyondellbasell Industries
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America Inc.
  • Mitsui Chemicals America Inc.
  • Multisorb Technologies
  • Paxxus
  • Perlen Converting LLC
  • Plastipak Packaging Inc.
  • Pretium Packaging
  • Printpack Inc.
  • Proampac LLC
  • Scholle Ipn Packaging Inc.
  • Sealed Air Corp.
  • Sidel
  • Skc Inc.
  • Soarus LLC
  • Solvay Group
  • Southern Clay Products Inc.
  • Spartech Corp./Spartech Plastics
  • Taghleef Industries Inc.
  • Teijin-Dupont Films
  • Tekni-Films U.S.
  • Tetra Laval International S.A.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Tiepet Usa/Starpet Inc.
  • Topas Advanced Polymers Inc.
  • Toppan Usa Inc.
  • Toray Industries (America), Inc.
  • Winpak Ltd.