Specialty Films

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Specialty Films

Growth in the US specialty films market will total 4.8% annually through 2019 in value terms. Advances will be driven by new product development in areas such as modified atmosphere packaging films, photovoltaic films, and films for lithium-ion batteries. Additionally, technological innovations will allow specialty films to displace competitive materials.

This report segments the specialty films industry by Function, Market, and Resin. Data is provided in million US dollars.

Specialty film functions include:

Barrier Films

Microporous Films

Safety & Security Films

Conductive & Insulative Films

Light Control Films

Biodegradable Films

Water Soluble Films

Barrier films will remain the largest of these through 2019. Fastest growth will be for biodegradable films, driven by increasing restrictions on the use of traditional plastic bags, as well as rising consumer awareness of sustainability issues.

Major specialty film markets include:

Packaging

Personal Care Products

Electronics

Transportation Equipment

Construction

Packaging was the leading outlet in 2015. The most rapid gains through 2019 are forecast for the construction market, fueled by strong growth in building construction activity, as well as the growing use of window films to improve energy efficiency.

Among the key resins used in specialty films are:

Polyolefins (Polyethylene & Polypropylene)

Polyester

Nylon

Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB)

Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH)

Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC)

Fluoropolymers

Going forward, fluoropolymer films will see the strongest advances, benefiting from opportunities in the solar energy and barrier packaging markets.

The US specialty films industry ranges from small, privately held firms to divisions of large, multinational conglomerates. The industry has seen a number of notable acquisitions and divestitures in recent years. Leading suppliers include Bemis, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Kuraray, and Sealed Air.
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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Overview
Demographic Trends
Consumer Spending Trends
Manufacturing Trends
Plastic Film Industry Overview
Technology
Raw Materials
Pricing Trends
Historical Market Trends
Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
Foreign Trade
International Activity
III. FUNCTIONS
General
Barrier Films
Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films
Moisture Barrier Films
Corrosion Barrier Films
Other Barrier Films
Microporous Films
Safety & Security Films
Interlayer Products
Surface Products
Conductive & Insulative Films
Light Control Films
Biodegradable Films
Water Soluble Films
Other Functions
IV. RESINS
General
Polyolefin Films
Polyester Films
Polyethylene Terephthalate Films
Other Polyester Films
Nylon Films
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Films
Polyvinyl Butyral Films
Fluoropolymer Films
Polyvinylidene Chloride Films
Other Resins
Polyimide Films
Bio-Based Polymer Films
Polyvinyl Chloride Films
All Other Specialty Films
V. MARKETS
General
Packaging
Packaging Market Overview
Specialty Films Demand
Meat, Poultry, & Seafood
Snacks
Produce
Other Food
Pharmaceutical & Medical
Other Nonfood
Personal Care Products
Disposable Hygiene Products Outlook
Specialty Films Demand
Electronics
Electronic Components Industry Overview
Specialty Films Demand
Printed Circuits
Photovoltaic Modules
Displays
Batteries & Fuel Cells
Other Electronics
Transportation Equipment
Transportation Equipment Industry Overview
Specialty Films Demand
Automotive
Aerospace & Other Transportation
Construction
Construction Industry Overview
Specialty Films Demand
Windows
Safety & Security Films
Light Control Films
Vapor Barriers
Other Construction
Other Markets
Health & Medical Products
Bags
All Other Markets
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Cooperative Agreements
Marketing & Distribution
Competitive Strategies
Company Profiles
Achilles Corporation
AEP Industries Incorporated
Akzo Nobel NV
Allied Plastics Holdings, see Sigma Plastics Group
Amcor Limited
AMI Specialty Films Incorporated
AmTopp, see Inteplast Group
Avery Dennison Corporation
Bemis Clysar, see Clysar
Bemis Company Incorporated
Berry Plastics Group Incorporated
Beta Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Biaxis, see Wihuri
Cargill Incorporated
Chemours Company
Clopay Plastic Products, see Griffon
Clysar LLC
Coastal Films of Florida, see Sigma Plastics Group
Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, see Eastman
Chemical
Cortec Corporation
Coveris Holdings SA
Decorative Films LLC
Derprosa, see Taghleef Industries
Dow Chemical Company
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Eastman Chemical Company
Evonik Industries AG
Exopack Holdings Sarl, see Coveris Holdings
Filmtech, see Sigma Plastics Group
FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
Griffon Corporation
HD MicroSystems, see DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Hitachi Chemical DuPont MicroSystems, see DuPont (EI)
de Nemours
Honeywell International Incorporated
Hood Companies
Innovia Films Limited
Integra Plastics, see Raven Industries
Inteplast Group Limited
ISO Poly Films, see Sigma Plastics Group
Jindal Poly Films Limited
Kaneka Corporation
Klöckner Pentaplast Group
Kuraray Company Limited
LINTEC Corporation
LoneStar Plastics, see Inteplast Group
MACtac
Madico, see LINTEC
Mercury Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
MonoSol, see Kuraray
NatureWorks, see Cargill
Noltex, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Pactiv, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Perfecseal, see Bemis
Pregis Corporation
Presto Products, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Printpack Incorporated
PROFORMANCE FILMS, see AEP Industries
Raven Industries Incorporated
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
RKW SE
SABIC Innovative Plastics US, see Saudi Basic Industries
Saint-Gobain
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation
Sigma Plastics Group
Solar Gard, see Saint-Gobain
Soliant, see Akzo Nobel
Solutia, see Eastman Chemical
Surface Guard, see Pregis
Taghleef Industries LLC
3M Company
Toray Industries Incorporated
Tredegar Corporation
Vancive Medical Technologies, see Avery Dennison
Wihuri Oy
Winpak, see Wihuri
World-Pak, see Inteplast Group
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Population & Households
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures
4 Manufacturers’ Shipments
5 Plastic Film Demand
6 Specialty Films Raw Material Demand
7 Specialty Films Market, 2004-2014
SECTION III -- FUNCTIONS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Function
2 Barrier Films Demand
3 Oxygen & Gas Barrier Films Demand
4 Moisture Barrier Films Demand
5 Corrosion Barrier Films Demand
6 Other Barrier Films Demand
7 Microporous Films Demand
8 Safety & Security Films Demand
9 Interlayer Films Demand
10 Surface Safety & Security Films Demand
11 Conductive & Insulative Films Demand
12 Light Control Films Demand
13 Biodegradable Films Demand
14 Water Soluble Films Demand
15 Other Specialty Films Demand by Function
SECTION IV -- RESINS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Resin
2 Specialty Polyolefin Films Demand
3 Specialty Polyester Films Demand
4 Specialty Nylon Films Demand
5 Specialty Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Films Demand
6 Specialty Polyvinyl Butyral Films Demand
7 Specialty Fluoropolymer Films Demand
8 Specialty Polyvinylidene Chloride Films Demand
9 Other Specialty Films Demand by Resin
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Market
2 Packaging Supply & Demand
3 Packaging Markets for Specialty Films
4 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Markets for Specialty Films
5 Snack Packaging Market for Specialty Films
6 Produce Packaging Market for Specialty Films
7 Other Food Markets for Specialty Films
8 Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging Market for Specialty Films
9 Other Nonfood Packaging Markets for Specialty Films
10 Disposable Hygiene Product Sales
11 Personal Care Products Market for Specialty Films
12 Electronic Components Shipments
13 Electronics Markets for Specialty Films
14 Printed Circuit Board Market for Specialty Films
15 Photovoltaic Module Market for Specialty Films
16 Display Market for Specialty Films
17 Battery & Fuel Cell Market for Specialty Films
18 Other Electronics Markets for Specialty Films
19 Transportation Equipment Shipments
20 Transportation Equipment Markets for Specialty Films
21 Automotive Market for Specialty Films
22 Aerospace & Other Transportation Market for Specialty Films
23 Construction Expenditures
24 Construction Market for Specialty Films
25 Window Market for Specialty Films
26 Vapor Barrier Market for Specialty Films
27 Other Construction Markets for Specialty Films
28 Other Markets for Specialty Films
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Specialty Film Sales by Company, 2014
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Specialty Films Market, 2004-2014
SECTION III -- FUNCTIONS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Function, 2014
SECTION IV -- RESINS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Resin, 2014
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Specialty Films Demand by Market, 2014
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Specialty Films Market Share, 2014
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