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US Protective Packaging Market

LONDON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

US Protective Packaging Market

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US demand to reach $6.4 billion in 2018

Protective packaging demand is expected to reach $6.4 billion in 2018, an improvement from the performance of the recession-impacted 2008-2013 period. Gains will be based on a continued robust outlook for Internet shopping, along with a continuing recovery in the manufacturing sector. In addition, an expected return of some outsourced manufacturing to the US will provide opportunities for protective packaging. These factors will necessitate heightened requirements for cost-effective packaging used to ship goods and to provide protection from shock, vibration, abrasion, temperature abuse, and other damaging effects of shipping and handling.

Insulated shipping containers, air pillows among best opportunities

Insulated shipping containers, air pillows, and molded pulp packaging will exhibit above average gains through 2018. Advances for insulated shipping containers will be driven by expanding specialized handling requirements for temperaturesensitive pharmaceuticals, a growing regulatory focus on compliance with storage temperature limit requirements, and increased online sales of perishable foods. Many newer drugs are temperature- sensitive and temperature control throughout the supply chain is critical to their safety and efficacy. As a result, insulated shipping containers will continue to have a major role in reducing losses of high-value drugs due to spoilage caused by temperature abuse.

Solid gains for air pillows will be based on continued rapid growth for Internet shopping, advantages of cost-effectiveness, reducing material use, and consumer preference for the product over other materials such as loose-fill. Prospects for molded pulp packaging will be boosted by advantages including environmental
friendliness, ease of disposal, and more stable pricing than petroleum-based plastics.

Molded foams to lose share to nonplastic alternatives

Growth for molded foam protective packaging and protective mailers will be similar to the overall protective packaging average. Advances for molded foams will benefit from a recovery in durable goods manufacturing along with advantages of light weight and excellent cushioning capabilities compared to paperboard and other materials. On the other hand, molded foams will face growing competition from nonplastic alternatives that have comparable performance properties and environmental advantages such as compostability. Such alternatives are also subject to less pricing volatility than are petroleum-based resins. Opportunities for protective mailers will be
based on continued requirements for economical, lightweight, pre-constructed protective packaging for the shipping of a wide variety of relatively small objects. More moderate gains are anticipated for paperboard protectors, paper fill, dunnage bags, and loose-fill, the result of mature applications and/or competition from faster growing product types. Nonetheless, prospects for paperboard protectors, paper fill, and biodegradable loose-fill will be helped by growing interest in environmentally friendly packaging. In addition, upward trends in consumer spending and construction expenditures will fuel healthy growth for warehouse clubs and home center stores, which will bode well for edge protection products, as these items are utilized in these retail channels to unitize and stack pallets.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, Protective Packaging, is priced at $5300. It presents historical demand data (2003, 2008, 2013) plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by function, market and product. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles over 40 US industry players such as ITW, Pregis, Sealed Air and Sonoco Products.
INTRODUCTION ix
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Consumer Income & Spending Trends 9
Demographic Trends 12
Manufacturing Outlook 16
Electronic & Computer Trends 20
Appliance Trends 24
Retail Sales Outlook 27
Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook 30
Packaging Industry Outlook 35
Box Industry Outlook 37
Plastic Resin Outlook 40
Plastic Foams Outlook 42
Environmental Considerations 45
Regulatory Considerations 50
Pricing Trends 53
International Activity 56
III. OVERVIEW 59
General 59
Products 60
Materials 62
Functions 67
Cushioning 69
Blocking & Bracing 70
Insulation 72
Void-Fill 73
Wrapping 74
Markets 75
Manufacturing 76
Non-Manufacturing 79
IV. FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 82
General 82
Protective Mailers 85
Materials & Applications 87
Producers 89
Bubble Packaging 92
Materials & Applications 93
Producers 94
Air Pillows 97
Materials & Applications 98
Producers 100
Paper Fill 103
Materials & Applications 105
Producers 106
Dunnage Bags 109
Materials & Applications 110
Producers 111
Other Flexible Protective Packaging 112
V. RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 114
General 114
Insulated Shipping Containers 117
Materials 119
Applications 122
Producers 124
Paperboard Protectors 127
Materials & Applications 128
Producers 131
Molded Pulp 134
Materials & Applications 135
Producers 136
Other Rigid Protective Packaging 137
VI. PLASTIC FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 140
General 140
Molded Foam 143
Expanded Polystyrene 144
Materials 147
Applications 148
Producers 149
Polyolefins 151
Materials 152
Applications 153
Producers 154
Polyurethane 157
Materials & Applications 158
Producers 159
Foam-in-Place Polyurethane 160
Materials & Applications 161
Producers 162
Polyolefin Rolled Foam 164
Materials & Applications 165
Producers 166
Loose-Fill 168
Expanded Polystyrene Loose-Fill 170
Biodegradable Plastic Loose-Fill 173
Other Foams 176
VII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 179
General 179
Market Share 182
Acquisitions & Divestitures 188
Marketing & Distribution 192
Competitive Strategies 196
Cooperative Agreements 198
Company Profiles 202
ACH Foam Technologies LLC 203
American Excelsior Company 205
Automated Packaging Systems Incorporated 206
Barnhardt Manufacturing Company 208
BASF SE 209
Bayer AG 211
Boise, see Packaging Corporation of America
Buckeye Corrugated Incorporated 213
Caraustar Industries Incorporated 214
Carpenter Company 216
Cascades Incorporated 217
Cellofoam North America Incorporated 221
Cold Chain Technologies Incorporated 223
CORBI Plastics, see Menasha
CPI Packaging, see Sealed Air
Cryopak, see TCP Reliable
Ecovative Design LLC 225
EnviroCooler, see Jarden
Foam Fabricators Incorporated 227
FP International, see Free-Flow Packaging International
Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated 229
Great Northern Corporation 232
Hexacomb, see Packaging Corporation of America
Huntington Foam LLC 234
Huntsman Corporation 235
Illinois Tool Works Incorporated 237
Induspac, see Specialized Packaging Group
Inter-Pac, see Pregis
ITW Shippers, see Illinois Tool Works
iVEX Protective Packaging, see Specialized Packaging
Group
Jarden Corporation 241
Kevothermal, see Sealed Air
Landaal Packaging Systems Incorporated 243
LEWISBINS+, see Menasha
Lifoam Industries, see Jarden
Marko Foam Products Incorporated 244
Menasha Corporation 246
Multi-Wall Packaging, see Illinois Tool Works
NanoPore Insulation, see Sealed Air
Norampac, see Cascades
NOVA Chemicals Corporation 248
ORBIS, see Menasha
Packaging Alternatives, see UFP Technologies
Packaging Corporation of America 250
Pak-Lite Incorporated 253
Polar Tech Industries Incorporated 254
Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated 256
Pregis Corporation 258
Ranpak Corporation 263
RAPAC, see Ring Companies
Ring Companies 265
Rock-Tenn Company 266
Rogers Foam Corporation 270
RTS Packaging, see Rock-Tenn and Sonoco Products
Sealed Air Corporation 271
Solvay Paperboard, see Rock-Tenn
Sonoco Products Company 278
Specialized Packaging Group LP 281
Stephenson & Lawyer, see UFP Technologies
Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH 284
Surface Guard, see Pregis
TCP Reliable Incorporated 287
Tharco Packaging, see Packaging Corporation of America
3M Company 289
True Pack Limited 291
UFP Technologies Incorporated 292
Additional Companies in Protective Packaging 295

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Personal Consumption Expenditures 12
3 Population & Households 16
4 Manufacturers' Shipments 20
5 Electronic & Computer Product Shipments 24
6 Major Household Appliance Shipments 26
7 Retail Sales 30
8 Electronic & Mail Order Shopping Sales by Type & Product 34
9 Packaging Supply & Demand 37
10 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Shipments by Type 40
11 Plastic Resin Supply & Demand 42
12 Plastic Foams Demand by Resin 45
13 Protective Packaging Pricing 56
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Protective Packaging Demand by Type 62
2 Protective Packaging Demand by Material 66
3 Protective Packaging Demand by Function 68
4 Protective Packaging Demand by Market 75
5 Manufacturing Market for Protective Packaging 79
6 Non-Manufacturing Market for Protective Packaging 81
SECTION IV -- FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Flexible Protective Packaging Demand by Type 84
2 Protective Mailer Demand by Type & Market 87
3 Bubble Packaging Demand by Market 93
4 Air Pillow Demand by Market 98
5 Paper Fill Packaging Demand by Market 104
6 Dunnage Bag Demand by Material & Market 110
7 Other Flexible Protective Packaging Demand 113
SECTION V -- RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Rigid Protective Packaging Demand by Type 116
2 Insulated Shipping Container Demand by Application
& Market 119
3 Paperboard Protector Demand by Market 128
4 Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Market 135
5 Other Rigid Protective Packaging Demand 139
SECTION VI -- PLASTIC FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Plastic Foam Protective Packaging Demand 142
2 Molded Foam Protective Packaging Demand 144
3 Molded Expanded Polystyrene Protective Packaging Demand
by Market 146
4 Molded Polyolefin Protective Packaging Demand by Market 152
5 Molded Polyurethane Protective Packaging Demand
by Market 158
6 Foam-in-Place Polyurethane Protective Packaging Demand
by Market 161
7 Polyolefin Rolled Foam Protective Packaging Demand
by Market 165
8 Loose-Fill Packaging Demand by Type 170
9 Expanded Polystyrene Loose-Fill Packaging Demand 173
10 Biodegradable Plastic Loose-Fill Packaging Demand 176
11 Other Plastic Foam Protective Packaging Demand 178
SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Protective Packaging Sales by Company, 2013 181
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 191
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 201

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Protective Packaging Demand by Material, 2013 66
2 Protective Packaging Demand by Function, 2013 68
3 Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2013 76
SECTION IV -- FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Flexible Protective Packaging Demand by Type, 2013 85
SECTION V -- RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Rigid Protective Packaging Demand by Type, 2013 117
SECTION VI -- PLASTIC FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Plastic Foam Protective Packaging Demand, 2013 142
SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Protective Packaging Market Share, 2013 184
2 Protective Packaging Industry Flow Chart 195


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