Plastic Packaging Industry - Global Outlook

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The global outlook series on the Plastic Packaging Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 30 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, and highlights latest trends and demand drivers. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include United States, Canada, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.

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PLASTIC PACKAGING INDUSTRY

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012Global Directory

CONTENTS

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 1
Functionality of Plastic Films in Packaging Applications 1
‘Convenience' Factor Attracts Consumers 2
Continuous Innovation Expands Plastics' Usage 2

2. TRENDS & ISSUES 3
Insatiable Appetite for Plastic Packaging 3
Table 1: World Market for Plastic (Rigid and Flexible)
Packaging Materials and Products by Geographic Region - US,
Europe, Canada, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for the Years 2010
through 2015 4
Table 2: Worldwide Rigid Plastic Packaging Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Demand by Geographic Region
  • Western Europe, Asia Pacific (including Japan), North
America, Central & South America, Eastern Europe, and
Middle East & Africa 5
Table 3: Worldwide Flexible Plastic Packaging Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Demand by Geographic Region
  • Western Europe, Asia Pacific(including Japan), North
America, Eastern Europe, Central & South America, and
Middle East & Africa 5
Innovation, a Key Factor for Success of Plastic Packaging 5
Table 4: Worldwide Flexible Plastic Packaging Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Material Type 6
Plastic Packaging Evolves to Meet Consumer Demand 6
Plastic Packaging: Outlook 7
Table 5: Worldwide Plastics Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Production Volume by Geographic Region 7
Raw Materials for Flexible Plastic Packaging Witness Price Hike 8
Green Trend Makes Waves in Plastic Packaging Industry 8
Packaging Thermoformers Market Stages Gradual Recovery 8
Growing Demand for Sterile Packaging 9
Growth in the Computer Market to Propel Demand for Plastics 9
Rising Income Levels in Developing Markets Fuel Growth of
Thermoplastics 9
Pre-Packed Food: Major Sector for Plastic Packaging 9
LLDPE Dominates Industrial Packaging 9
Table 6: World Market for Plastic Packaging Materials and
Products (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales
Revenues by End-Use Segment - Food and Beverages,
Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others 10
Changing Consumer Demand Fuels Technological Innovations 10
Imposing of Regulations on Plastics 10
Health Concerns Related to Migration of Additives in Food
Packaging Materials 11
Caution Against Plastics in Cooking, Heating and Refrigeration 12
Incentives Emerge as a Major Deciding Factor 12
PET is On the Rise 12
Plastic Packaging in Beverage Sector 13
Application of Plastic Packaging in Healthcare to Grow 13

3. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES/CONCERNS 14
Chemical Health and Sustainability 14
Diversion of Plastic Waste for Environmental Safety 14
Plastic Packaging - A Growing Sector 14
PET Bottles - The Latest Fad 15

4. SELECT PLASTIC PACKAGING MATERIALS - MARKET ANALYSIS 16
Plastic Films - An Overview 16
Polyethylene Films 17
Overview 17
Table 7: World Market for Polyethylene Films (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenues by Product
Segment - HDPE Films, LDPE Films, and LLDPE Films High
Density Polyethylene 17
High Density Polyethylene 17

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES 18

6. MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 23

7. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 30

A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE 36

1. THE UNITED STATES 36
Market Overview 36
Outlook 36
Table 8: US Market for Plastic Packaging Materials and
Products (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales
Revenues by End-Use Segment - Food and Beverages,
Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products and Others 36
Flexible Packaging Plastics - An Snapshot 37
Market Trends 37
Plastic Packaging Competes Fiercely with Paper Packaging 37
US Plastic Packaging Sees Healthy Demand from Healthcare 37
Beverage Containers Stimulate Plastic Packaging Industry 37
Table 9: US Market for Plastic Beverage Container Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenues by
End-Use - Soft Drink Container, Bottled Water Container,
Fruit Beverage Container, Beer Container, and Others 38
Table 10: US Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Consumption by End-Use
Application - Two Liter Soft Drink Bottles, Single Service
Soft Drink Bottles, Food Containers, Fruit Juice and Tea
Bottles, Health Care and Cosmetics Packaging, Water
Bottles, Thermoformed Cups, One Liter Soft Drink
Bottles, Liquor Bottles, and Others 38
Plastic Packaging for Foods On the Rise 39
Polyethylene: Rapidly Replacing Traditional Packaging Materials 39
Table 11: US Foamed Plastic Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Sales Volumes by End-use Sectors-
Construction, Packaging, Household Products, Motor
Vehicles, and Other 40
Tie-layer Resins: Showing Increased Demand 40
Shift in Demographics and Habits Drives Plastic Packaging
Market 40
Blister Packaging Spurs Pharmaceutical Market 40
Flexible Packaging: Ideal for Packaging Food 41
Consumer Seeks ‘Convenience' 41
Key Statistics: 41
Table 12: North American Plastic Packaging Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenue by Segments-
Flexible, Rigid and Closures 41
Table 13: North American Flexible Plastic Packaging Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenue by
Sub-segments- Sheets & Films, Bags and Pouches 41
Table 14: North American Rigid Plastic Packaging Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenue by Sub-
segments- Sheets & Films, Bags and Pouches 42
Table 15: North American Rigid Plastic Packaging Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenue by End-
use Products - Beverages, Food, Pharmaceuticals, Personal
Care and Household Chemicals 42

2. EUROPE 43
Plastic Packaging: The Most Wanted 43
Table 16: European Market for Plastic Packaging Materials
and Products (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales
Revenues by End-Use Segment - Food and Beverages,
Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others 43
Table 17: European World Market for Plastic (Rigid and
Flexible) Packaging Materials and Products by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Billion for the Years 2010 through 2015 44
Market Trends 44
PE film Extrusion Recovers from Recession 44
Rigid Plastic Packaging in Greater Demand in Europe's F&B
Sector 45
PET Packaging Makes Inroads into European Beer Market 46
Penetration of PET Packaging Grows in Europe's Solid Food
Sector 46
Table 18: European Plastic Bottles Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Penetration by End-use Products - Industrial
Chemicals, Household Chemicals, Still Waters, Cosmetics &
Toiletries, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Edible Oil, Sparkling
Water, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Dairy Products, Juices,
and Others 47
Mineral Water & Household Cleaners Drive Demand for PET Bottles 47
Table 19: European Blow Molded Plastic Bottles Market (2011
): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Demand by End-use
Products- Carbonated Soft Drinks, Still Water, Household
Products, Dairy Products, Sparkling Water, Other Food
Products, Juices, Cosmetics & Toiletries,
Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Chemicals, and Alcoholic
Beverages & Beer 48
HDPE One-Piece Plastic Closures Dominate European Market 48
Table 20: European Plastic Closures & Caps Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Demand by End-use Products -
Still Water, Food, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Juices,
Cosmetics & Toiletries, Other Beverages, Sparkling Water,
Household Products and Others 49

2a. FRANCE 50
Market Overview 50
Table 21: French Plastic Film and Plastic Packaging Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenue by
End-Use Sectors - Food & Agriculture, Cleaning Products,
Beauty, Health & Personal Care, and Transport & Industry 51
Table 22: French Flexible Packaging Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenue by End-use
Sectors - Food & Agriculture, Beauty, Health & Personal
Care, Cleaning Products, and Transport & Industry 51

2b. GERMANY 52
German Plastics Packaging Industry Sees Healthy Growth 52
Table 23: German Plastics Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Annual Consumption by End-Use Sector 52
Economic Crisis Stifles Growth in the Plastics Industry 52
Shift in Lifestyle Propels Plastic Packaging 53

2c. UNITED KINGDOM 54
Plastic Dominates the UK Packaging Market 54
Table 24: UK Market for Plastic Packaging Materials and
Products (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales
Revenues by End-Use Segment - Food and Beverages,
Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others 54
Health Consciousness and Convenience: Prime Factors54 for
Growth in Plastic Packaging 54
Growth in PET Bottles 54
Environmental Concerns 55

2d. REST OF EUROPE 56
Outlook 56
Table 25: Rest of Europe Market for Plastic (Rigid and
Flexible) Packaging Materials and Products: Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through
2015 56

2da. RUSSIA 57
Overview 57
PET Bottles Dominate Rigid Packaging Sector 57

2db. SPAIN 59
Plastic Leads the Packaging Market 59
Change in Lifestyle Increases Demand for Packaged Food 59
Flexible Packaging - The Dominating Sector 59
Rigid Trails Flexible 59
PET Ranks Among the Leading Packaging Materials 59

3. ASIA-PACIFIC 61
Outlook 61
Table 26: Asia Pacific Market for Plastic (Rigid and
Flexible) Packaging Materials and Products: Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through
2015 61
Market Trends 61
South East Asian Market for Flexible Plastic Packaging Surges 61
Demand for Biodegradable Laminates to Rise in South East Asia 62
Key Statistics 62
Table 27: Malaysian Plastics Products Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Demand by Sectors -
Packaging, Automotive, Electric & Electronic Components,
Consumer & Industrial Products, and Others 62

3a. JAPAN 63
Market Trends 63
Flexible Packaging for Packaged Food 63
Impact of Changing Consumer Habits 63
Table 28: Japanese Market for Plastic Packaging Materials
and Products (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales
Revenues by End-Use Segment - Food and Beverages,
Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others 63
Manufacturers to Focus on Individual Needs 63
PET Overcomes Constraints and All Set to Record Exceptional
Growth 63
Increasing Number of Smaller Households Promote Diversification 64
Growth in Convenient Rigid Plastic Sales to Maintain Overall
Growth 64

3b. CHINA 65
Government Ban Affects Plastic Packaging Market Adversely 65
Chinese Transfusion Industry Adopts Plastic Packaging 65
Chinese Plastic Packaging Set to Soar 66
Pricing: Primary Factor for Packaging 66
Flexible Plastics - Poised for Growth 66
PET Fancy Takes Over Chinese Consumer Market 67
Plastic Refill Pouches to Grow 67 Plastic Containers Takes
Giant Strides 67

3c. INDIA 68
Consumer Retail Fires Demand for Flexible Plastic Packaging 68
Indian Government Imposes Restrictions on Plastic Packaging 68
Flexible Packaging Replaces Rigid Packaging in Retail Shelf 69
Indian Plastic Packaging Industry Set to Surge Ahead 69
Change in Lifestyle: A Major Growth Factor 69
Health Concerns Drive Market for Plastic Packaging 69
Economical Price Pushes Flexible Packaging Sector 70
Rural Marketing Pushing Demand for Sachets 70

3d. INDONESIA 71
Resurrection of the Indonesian Packaging Industry 71
Plastic - Primary Form of Flexible Packaging in
Indonesia71Rigid Plastic Emerging as the Low Cost Alternative 71
Increasing Share of Multinationals in the Indonesian Packaging
Industry 71

4. LATIN AMERICA 72
Overview 72
Table 29: Latin American Market for Plastic (Rigid and
Flexible) Packaging Materials and Products: Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through
2015 72

4a. BRAZIL 73
Overview 73
Market Trends 73
Brazil's Flexible Plastic Packaging Market to Witness Growth 73
PET Plastic Bottles' Foray into Soft Drinks Sector 73
Flexible Plastic Packaging Leading the Packaged Food Sector 73
Mounting Raw Material Costs Likely to Hamper Growth 73

4b. MEXICO 74
Flexible Plastic Packaging Dominates the Market 74
Rigid Plastic - The High Growth Sector in Mexico 74
Closures - In for High Demand 74
Packaged Food Heads the Charts 74

5. REST OF WORLD 75
Outlook 75
Table 30: Rest of World Market for Plastic (Rigid and
Flexible) Packaging Materials and Products: Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through
2015 75
Market Trends 75
Pharmaceutical Plastic Packaging Flourishes in MENA 75
South African Plastic Packaging Market on Upward Path 76

GLOBAL DIRECTORY
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Following a brief lull during the onset of worldwide recession, demand for plastic packaging rebounded due to the rising demand from the food and beverage and consumer retail products sector. Plastic materials are fast becoming the preferred choice of manufacturers for packaging new products. With the development of stronger and cost-effective materials with improved barrier protection, and aesthetic qualities, plastic is expected to further encroach into the territories dominated by metal, glass and paper packaging materials. For the several years, European R&D institutions have at the forefront in developing new technologies for plastic film materials and manufacturing.

Within the rigid plastic segment, PET and HDPE polymers are predominant. Of late, PET has almost completely taken over the mineral water and household cleaning products markets, and is a strong contender within the soft drinks market that is dominated by glass bottles and metal cans. Moreover, researchers are vying to formulate newer varieties of plastics that emulate the aesthetic qualities of glass, in order to tap the alcoholic beverages segment. Innovations such as squeezable bottles and one-stop closures are aiding the foray of rigid plastic packaging into newer sectors such as sauces, condiments and dressings.

Plastic is second only to paper in the flexible packaging materials industry, exhibiting strong growth unlike glass and metal segments. Industrial packaging is expected to remain the major hub of demand for flexible plastic packaging with LDPE dominating the market. Lightweight flexible plastic packaging is also making waves in the consumer retail sector due to cost-efficiencies offered in production and transportation, as well as reduction of carbon footprint. Moreover, self-standing pouches offering better display of the product and labeling are also helping to optimize space in the retail shelf. Both rigid and flexible materials are finding increasing application in the healthcare and surgical packaging sectors, particularly from China, in the form of medicine bottles, sterile pouches, and IV bags. In recent times the IT hardware industry emerged as a major consumer of flexible plastic packaging.

The demand for eco-friendly packaging made from bio-plastics is growing with products such as water soluble and edible plastics packs already finding their way into the fertilizers and confectioneries sectors respectively, in several developed economies. In addition, plastic manufacturers in several countries, including China and India, were hit by recent government regulations restraining the use of plastic carry bags and packages.

Traditionally, US and European markets are the centers of demand for plastic packaging products due to the better lifestyle and consumer demand for convenience. However, in the upcoming years, emerging countries in Asia Pacific and Latin America are expected to fuel growth in the world Plastic Packaging Industry due to the high GDP in these regions. GCC countries are also emerging as a leading hub for plastic packaging materials manufacturing. Going forwards, innovations in polymer materials, manufacturing technology and applications are expected to drive the expansion of the industry. However, the volatile feedstock prices are restraining production capacity in the industry.

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