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US Plastic Film Market

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US film demand to reach 17 billion pounds in 2012

Demand for plastic film in the US is projected to grow 2.8 percent annually to 17 billion pounds in 2012, valued at $14 billion (resin cost only). Total plastic film demand (including resins, additives, and processing and other costs) will expand 4.7 percent per annum to $33.4 billion. Advances will reflect cost, performance and source reduction advantages over rigid packaging and other materials. Low density polyethylene will remain the leading film, accounting for two-thirds of the total in 2012, with the best growth expected for degradable plastic film and ethylene vinyl alcohol. Prices for film on average will moderate following the steep price increases between 2004 and 2007, which were precipitated by escalating raw material and energy costs.

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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Consumer Income & Spending Trends
Demographic & Household Trends
Age Distribution Patterns
Household Formation
Retail Sales Outlook
Manufacturers' Outlook
Building Construction Outlook
Packaging Industry Trends
Performance
Aesthetics
Technological Developments
Thermoplastic Resin Industry Outlook
Pricing Trends
Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
Recycling
Foreign Trade
International Activity
III. TYPES & APPLICATIONS
General
Low Density Polyethylene
Food Packaging
Nonfood Packaging
Secondary Packaging
Nonpackaging
High Density Polyethylene
Food Packaging
Nonfood Packaging
Secondary Packaging
Nonpackaging
Polypropylene
Food Packaging
Nonfood Packaging
Secondary Packaging
Polyvinyl Chloride
Food Packaging
Nonfood Packaging
Secondary Packaging
Polyester
Food Packaging
Nonfood Packaging
Nonpackaging
Degradable Plastics
Polystyrene
Nylon
Polyvinylidene Chloride
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol
Cellophane
Cellulosics
Other Plastic Films
IV. MARKET OVERVIEW
V. FOOD PACKAGING
General
Food Industry Outlook
Consumer Preferences
Distribution Trends
Snack Food
Snack Food Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Meat, Poultry & Seafood Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Baked Goods
Baked Goods Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Fresh Produce
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Grain Mill Products
Grain Mill Products Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Confections
Confections Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Frozen Foods
Frozen Foods Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Dairy Products
Dairy Products Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Other Foods
VI. NONFOOD PACKAGING
General
Rack & Counter
Drugs, Health & Beauty Aids
Cosmetic & Toiletry Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Textile, Apparel & Paper Products
Textile, Apparel & Paper Products Outlook
Plastic Film Demand
Tobacco
Other Nonfood Packaging
VII. SECONDARY PACKAGING
General
Stretch Wrap
Resins
Producers & Products
Retail Bags
Shrink Wrap
Industrial Liners
Shipping Sacks
Garment Bags
Other Secondary Packaging
VIII. NONPACKAGING
General
Trash Bags
Photographic Film
Construction & Industrial Film
Agricultural Film
Magnetic Tape
Other Nonpackaging Film
IX. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Bemis
DuPont
Alcan
Cryovac
Printpack
Berry Plastics
Pliant
Others
Mergers & Acquisitions
Marketing Strategies
Channels of Distribution
Research & Development
Competitive Strategies
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Aargus Industries, see Sigma Plastics Group
AEP Industries Incorporated
Alcoa Incorporated
Amcor Limited
AmTopp, see Formosa Plastics Group
Applied Extrusion Technologies Incorporated
Atlantis Plastics Incorporated
Bemis Company Incorporated
Berry Plastics Group Incorporated
Carestream Health Incorporated
Cereplast Incorporated
Clopay Plastic Products Company, see Griffon Corporation
Clorox Company
Covalence Specialty Materials, see Berry Plastics Group
Curwood Incorporated, see Bemis Company Incorporated
Diamant Art Corporation
Diversapack LLC, see Printpack Incorporated
Dow Chemical Company
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Eastman Kodak Company
Engineered Coated Products, see Intertape Polymer Group
EVAL Company of America, see Kuraray Company
Evonik Industries AG
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Formosa Plastics Group
Fujifilm Holdings Corporation
General Electric Company
Glad Products Company, see Clorox Company
Griffon Corporation
Hilex Poly Company LLC
Honeywell International Incorporated
Hood Companies
Innovia Films Limited
Integrated Bagging Systems, see Formosa Plastics Group
Intertape Polymer Group Incorporated
Kloeckner Pentaplast Group
Kuraray Company Limited
MACtac, see Bemis Company Incorporated
Milprint Incorporated, see Bemis Company Incorporated
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Noltex LLC, see Mitsubishi Chemical
Omega Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group
OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated
Pactiv Corporation
Perfecseal, see Bemis Company Incorporated
Pinnacle Films Incorporated
Pliant Corporation
Pregis Corporation
Presto Products Company, see Reynolds Packaging Group
Printpack Incorporated
Republic Bag Incorporated, see Sigma Plastics Group
Reynolds Packaging Group
Rio Tinto Group
Rollpak Corporation, see Berry Plastics Group
SABIC Innovative Plastics, see Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Seal-It Incorporated, see Prinpack Incorporated
Sealed Air Corporation
Sigma Plastics Group
Solutia Incorporated
Spartech Corporation
3M Company
Toray Industries Incorporated
Tredegar Corporation
Western Plastics Limited
World-Pak, see Formosa Plastics Group
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Consumer Expenditures
3 Resident Population & Households
4 Retail Sales
5 Manufacturers' Shipments
6 Building Construction Expenditures
7 Packaging Shipments by Material
8 Thermoplastic Resin Demand
9 Plastic Film Pricing Trends
SECTION III -- TYPES & APPLICATIONS
1 Plastic Film Demand by Resin
2 Low Density Polyethylene Film Demand by Type & Market
3 Low Density Polyethylene Food Packaging Film Demand by Application
4 Low Density Polyethylene Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Application
5 Low Density Polyethylene Secondary Packaging Film Demand by Application
6 Low Density Polyethylene Nonpackaging Film Demand by Application
7 High Density Polyethylene Film Demand by Market
8 High Density Polyethylene Food Packaging Film Demand by Application
9 High Density Polyethylene Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Application
10 High Density Polyethylene Secondary Packaging Film Demand by Application
11 High Density Polyethylene Nonpackaging Film Demand by Application
12 Polypropylene Film Demand by Type & Market
13 Polypropylene Food Packaging Film Demand by Application
14 Polypropylene Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Application
15 Polypropylene Secondary Packaging Film Demand by Application
16 Polyvinyl Chloride Film Demand by Market
17 Polyvinyl Chloride Food Packaging Film Demand by Application
18 Polyvinyl Chloride Nonfood Packaging Film Demand Application
19 Polyvinyl Chloride Secondary Packaging Film Demand
20 Polyester Film Demand by Market
21 Polyester Food Packaging Film Demand by Application
22 Polyester Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Application
23 Polyester Nonpackaging Film Demand by Application
24 Degradable Plastic Film Demand by Market
25 Polystyrene Film Demand by Market
26 Nylon Film Demand by Market
27 Polyvinylidene Chloride Film Demand by Market
28 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Film Demand by Market
29 Cellophane Film Demand by Market
30 Cellulosics Film Demand by Market
31 Other Plastic Film Demand by Market
SECTION IV -- MARKET OVERVIEW
1 Plastic Film Demand by Market
SECTION V -- FOOD PACKAGING
1 Food Packaging Film Demand by Application
2 Food Product Shipments
3 Snack Food Shipments
4 Snack Food Film Demand by Resin
5 Meat, Poultry & Seafood Consumption
6 Meat, Poultry & Seafood Film Demand by Resin
7 Baked Goods Shipments
8 Baked Goods Film Demand by Resin
9 Fresh Produce Consumption
10 Fresh Produce Film Demand by Resin
11 Grain Mill Product Shipments
12 Grain Mill Product Film Demand by Resin
13 Confections Shipments
14 Confections Film Demand by Resin
15 Frozen Food Shipments
16 Frozen Food Film Demand by Resin
17 Dairy Product Indicators
18 Dairy Product Film Demand by Resin
19 Other Food Film Demand by Resin
SECTION VI -- NONFOOD PACKAGING
1 Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Application
2 Rack & Counter Film Demand by Resin
3 Cosmetic & Toiletry Supply & Demand
4 Drug, Health & Beauty Aid Film Demand by Resin
5 Textile, Apparel & Paper Product Shipments
6 Textile, Apparel & Paper Product Film Demand by Resin
7 Tobacco Film Demand by Resin
8 Other Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Resin
SECTION VII -- SECONDARY PACKAGING
1 Secondary Packaging Film Demand by Application
2 Stretch Wrap Film Demand by Resin
3 Retail Bag Film Demand by Resin
4 Shrink Wrap Film Demand by Resin
5 Industrial Liner Film Demand by Resin
6 Shipping Sack Film Demand by Resin
7 Garment Bag Film Demand
8 Other Secondary Packaging Film Demand
SECTION VIII -- NONPACKAGING
1 Nonpackaging Film Demand by Application
2 Trash Bag Film Demand by Resin
3 Photographic Film Demand by Resin
4 Construction & Industrial Film Demand
5 Agricultural Film Demand
6 Magnetic Tape Film Demand
7 Other Nonpackaging Film Demand by Resin
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Plastic Film Sales by Company, 2007
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Thermoplastic Resin Demand, 2007
SECTION III -- TYPES & APPLICATIONS
1 Plastic Film Demand by Resin, 2007
2 LDPE Food Packaging Film Demand by Application, 2007
3 LDPE Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Application, 2007
4 LDPE Secondary Packaging Film Demand by Application, 2007
5 LDPE Nonpackaging Film Demand by Application, 2007
SECTION IV -- MARKET OVERVIEW
1 Plastic Film Demand by Market, 2007
SECTION V -- FOOD PACKAGING
1 Food Packaging Film Demand by Application, 2007
SECTION VI -- NONFOOD PACKAGING
1 Nonfood Packaging Film Demand by Application, 2007
SECTION VII -- SECONDARY PACKAGING
1 Secondary Packaging Film Demand by Application, 2007
SECTION VIII -- NONPACKAGING
1 Nonpackaging Film Demand by Application, 2007
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Plastic Film Market Share, 2007

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LDPE, HDPE, polypropylene to exhibit strong growth

Demand for low density polyethylene film will rise nearly three percent per year to 11.3 billion pounds in 2011 based on a competitive cost structure, versatility and opportunities in areas such as produce and snack packaging, stretch and shrink wrap, and trash bags. High density polyethylene will exhibit slightly slower advances with good growth anticipated in areas such as baked goods packaging and retail bags. Polypropylene film demand is expected to increase 3.4 percent annually to 1.5 billion pounds in 2012, driven by produce, grain mill, dairy product and other food packaging applications.

Polyester film demand will continue to decline as a result of diminished use in photographic film and magnetic tape brought about by the continued inroads made by digital cameras, CDs and DVDs. Nonetheless, good opportunities are anticipated for polyester film in food packaging applications such as snack foods, confections and frozen food, due to needs for higher barrier properties. Polyvinyl chloride film demand is expected to grow at a subdued pace due to slow red meat consumption and competition from polyolefin films.

Secondary packaging applications to grow fastest Packaging accounted for 76 percent of all plastic film use in 2007 based on cost, convenience and source reduction advantages over other materials. However, the most rapid growth is anticipated in secondary packaging uses due to opportunities in areas such as stretch and shrink wrap, and retail bags. Food packaging will rise at a near average pace, driven by continued expansion in produce, confections and frozen food segments. Nonpackaging film advances will be fueled by trash bag growth, and constrained by declining photographic film and magnetic tape applications. Research efforts will focus on improving film's strength, barrier and graphic capabilities, while maintaining a competitive cost position.

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