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Examine the World Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes Market

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World Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes in Millions of US$. The major product segments analyzed are Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box.The End-use segments discussed include Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, & Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others) and Durables. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 315 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Amcor Ltd., Carter Holt Harvey Limited, InPeake Packaging, Inc, International Paper, Kappa Packaging, Mondi Packaging Europe, Rengo Co., Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SCA Packaging, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Visy, and Weyerhaeuser. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3

By Product Segment I-3

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box I-3

Folding Paperboard Box I-4

Set-Up Paperboard Box I-4

By End-Use Market I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Snapshots II-1

2. Industry Overview II-2

Current & Future Analysis II-2

Analysis by Region II-2

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes - The Largest and Fastest Growing Product Segment II-2

Food & Beverages take the Honors Among End-use Segments II-2

Industry Structure II-2

Folding Carton and Corrugated Container Industries Overview II-3

Market Trends II-3

Increasing Role of CPB in Point-of-Purchase Display II-3

Plastic- A Competitor to Paperboard Box? II-3

Shift Towards Value Addition to Existing Products II-4

Growth Drivers II-4

Cost Drivers II-4

Smaller Flute Profiles- Increasing Popularity II-4

Regional Growth Trends II-4

Consolidation Continues II-5

Corrugated Boxes - Moderate Growth Projected in terms of Volume . II-5

Thin-Plate Technology for the Corrugated Market II-5

Review of the Packaging Industry II-6

Innovatively Cutting Back Self-Filling Costs II-6

Complementary Virtues of Single-Trip Packaging II-7

3. Product Overview II-8

Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box II-8

Folding Paperboard Box II-8

Set-Up Paperboard Box II-8

Advantages of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes II-8

Corrugated Intermediate Bulk Containers II-9

Wax-Coated Corrugated Boxes II-9

Benefits of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes II-9

Protects Goods While Transport and Storage II-9

Efficient and Space-saving Storage II-10

Economical Transport II-10

Corrugated Box Specifications II-10

Table 1: Corrugated Box Specifications of Single Wall Corrugated Boxes II-10

Strength Requirements II-10

4. History of Box Making II-11

Corrugated Paper Development II-11

Decades of Change in the Corrugated Box Industry II-11

History of Corrugated II-11

A Tour Through the World of Corrugated and Paperboard Industry II-12

5. Raw Materials Overview II-13

1. Paper and Paperboard II-13

Categorization of Boxes by Parameters- Weight, Performance and Color II-13

Most Common Types of Paperboard II-14

Specific Product Descriptions II-14

Corrugated Board II-14

Flutes and Liners II-15

Polypropylene Hollow Corrugated Board- A Potential Threat to Corrugated Board II-15

Importance of Paperboard Quality in Packaging II-15 2. Adhesives II-16

3. Waxes II-16

6. End-Use Markets II-17

End-Use Markets - Overview II-17

Packaging Trends in European Fruit and Vegetables II-17

Threat of Returnables II-17

Cosmetics and Toiletries Packaging II-17

7. Production Overview II-18

Table 2: Global Corrugated Production/Shipments (2005-2006) in Million sq.m by Region (Asia, Europe, North America, Central America, Oceania and Africa) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Production Steps II-18

Production of Corrugated Board from Paper II-18

Various Parts of a Corrugator Machine II-19

Conversion Process II-19

Types of Corrugated Packaging Plants II-19

Corrugated Board Coating II-20

Applying Wax to Corrugated Boxes II-20

Advantages of the three-layer structure II-20

Requirements for Running F and N Flutes II-20

Developments in Production Process II-21

Developments in Prepress activity II-21

Material Developments II-21

Unique Structures II-22

Printing Plate Requirements II-22

Preprint Quality in Postprint Applications II-23

Photopolymer Plates for Postprint II-23

Printing Procedures II-23

Flexographic Printing II-23

Flexographic Vs. Lithographic Printing II-23

Digital Printing II-24

Advantages of Digital Printing II-24

Standardized Printing Systems Being Developed II-24

8. Regulatory Environment II-26

Understanding Corrugated Common Footprint Standard II-26

9. Environmental Issues II-27

Recycling II-27

Recycling of Old Corrugated Containers II-27

Advantages of Recycling OCC II-27

Mode of Implementing Recycling Program II-27

Guidelines to handle corrugated: II-27

Common Contaminants II-27

End-Market Specifications II-28

Competition from Plastic II-28

Corrugated Boxes Vs. RTP II-28

Carton Innovations Keep Converters on Cutting Edge II-29

Improved UV-Curable Matte Coating Adds Package Eye-Appeal II-30

Lobbying Efforts of FBA II-30

10. Product Launches/ Developments II-31

Klabin Rolls Out a New Corrugated Box for Shipping Oranges II-31

Klabin to Launch a Novel Corrugated Pallet II-31

Klabin Introduces New Packaging Solution for Small Farmers II-31

MeadWestvaco Launches Hyperpack(TM) Multiple Substrate Cartons II-32

Graphic Packaging and Eco-Pak Launch Eco-Pak Paperboard Clips II-32

Stora Enso Launches MultiFlex(TM) II-32

11. Recent Industry Activity II-33

Meyer Completes Gee Clean Acquisition II-33

SCA Divests North American-based Packaging Business II-33

International Paper Divests Kraft Paper Operations II-33

NewPage Corp. to Acquire Stora Enso's Paper- Manufacturing Operations II-33

Boise Cascade to Sell Paper, Packaging & Newsprint Segments II-33

Ahlstrom Enters into JV with Votorantim II-33

Koch Industries Acquires Georgia-Pacific II-34

International Paper Sells North American Beverage Packaging Operations II-34

International Paper to Enter into Joint Venture with Ilim Pulp II-34

ACCO Brands Divests its Perma(R) Corrugated Storage Box Operations II-34

Merlin Takes Over Four Operations of Mondi II-35

Rigesa Establishes New Packaging Plant II-35

Weyerhaeuser Divests Valley View Business II-35

Weyerhaeuser Acquires Budres Lumber Companies Operations II-35

Southern Container Sells Interest in MPG II-35

Boise Cascade Acquires Central Texas Corrugated's Assets II-35

Sonoco Alcore Acquires Stake in Demolli Industria Cartaria II-36

Stora Enso Takes Over Vinson II-36

Southern Container Acquires Schiffenhaus Industries II-36

Caraustar Industries Takes Over Sonoco Products II-36

Newark Group Acquires Kronig II-36

Carlyle Group Acquires Stake in Otor SA II-36

Bunzl Plc Takes Over Master Craft Packaging II-36

Smurfit Kappa Announces Merger Completion II-37

International Paper Acquires Majority Stake in CMCP II-37

Norampac Acquires Three Plants from SPB Canada II-37

IP Acquires Major Share of CMCP II-37

Cascades Acquires Fraser Papers II-38

Brascan Acquires Ownership in Fraser Papers II-38

Norampac Acquires SPB Canada's Plants II-38

HTRG Acquires Prudential Timber Investments II-38

HTRG Acquires Harvard Management Company's Assets II-38

Barry-Wehmiller Buys Division of Central Bottling II-38

Smurfit-Stone in a Joint Venture with Weedon II-38

Interact Proclaims Signature and Interact Services Merger II-39

Jefferson Smurfit and Kappa Sign Merger Agreement II-39

Klabin Completes Packaging Unit's Renovation and Expansion II-39

Linder Lumber Closes Down Alabama-Based Mill II-39

Norampac Shutdowns Machine in Ontario II-39

International Paper Divests Carter Hold's Stake II-39

Tokan Package Co., Ltd. and Nichiita Package Industries Co., Ltd. Ink Merger Agreement II-39

SSCC Forms Joint Venture with Hang Yick II-40

Andritz Signs Contract with KPPM II-40

International Paper Divests Weldwood II-40

Mondi Europe Acquires Tek-Pol II-40

Mondi Packaging Group Takes Over Bauernfeind Group and Frantschach II-40

Norampac Acquires AIM II-40

SCA Pockets Italian Corrugated Company II-40

Norampac Acquires Johnson Corrugated Products Corp II-40

SCA Takes Over Heritage II-41

DS Smith Acquires Linpac II-41

SCA Takes Over Vincor Group II-41

PCA Pockets Acorn II-41 Georgia-Pacific Acquires Two Plants of Inland Paper II-41

International Paper Signs RFID Agreement (USA) II-41

IP Increase Capacity On Linerboard II-41

Orsa Invests R$210 Million in Production II-42

Stora Enso Opens Second Packaging Mill in Russia II-42

Smurfit-Stone Discontinues Operations at 4 Facilities II-42

Norampac's Mexico Plant Divestiture II-42

Nippon Unipac Holding Changes Name to Nippon Paper Group, Inc II-42

12. Focus on Select Global Players II-43

Amcor Ltd. (Australia) II-43

Carter Holt Harvey Limited (Australia & New Zealand) II-43

InPeake Packaging, Inc (USA) II-43

International Paper (USA) II-43

Kappa Packaging (The Netherlands) II-44

Mondi Packaging Europe (UK) II-44

Rengo Co. Ltd (Japan) II-44

Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (Sweden) II-44

SCA Packaging (UK) II-45

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (USA) II-45

Visy (Australia) II-45

Weyerhaeuser Company (USA) II-46

13. Global Market Perspective II-47

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 4: World Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49 Market Analysis by Product Segment II-50

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 7: World Long-Term Projections for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 8: World 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Folding Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 10: World Long-Term Projections for Folding Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 11: World 10-Year Perspective for Folding Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Set-Up Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 13: World Long-Term Projections for Set-Up Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 14: World 10-Year Perspective for Set-Up Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58 Market Analysis by End-Use Segment II-59

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Non-Durable Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 16: World Long-Term Projections for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Non-Durable Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 17: World 10-Year Perspective for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Non-Durable Products Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Food & Beverages by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 19: World Long-Term Projections for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Food & Beverages by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 20: World 10-Year Perspective for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Food & Beverages by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Paper & Publishing Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 22: World Long-Term Projections for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Paper & Publishing Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 23: World 10-Year Perspective for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Paper & Publishing Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Chemicals & Allied Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 25: World Long-Term Projections for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Chemicals & Allied Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 26: World 10-Year Perspective for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Chemicals & Allied Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Other Non-Durable Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 28: World Long-Term Projections for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Other Non-Durable Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 29: World 10-Year Perspective for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Other Non-Durable Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Durable Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 31: World Long-Term Projections for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Durable Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 32: World 10-Year Perspective for Demand of Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes for Durable Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Current and Future Analysis III-1

Nominal Growth Expected in the Near Future III-1

Outlook III-2

By Product Segment III-2

By End-Use Segments III-2

Competition III-2

Challenges from Plastic Packaging III-2

Corrugated Box Market- Competition III-3

Packaging Industry - Outlook III-3

Food Container Market III-3

Outlook III-3

Plastic Food Containers III-3

Paperboard Food Containers III-3

Metal Containers III-4

Glass Containers III-4

Corrugated Packaging - Overview III-4

Corrugated and Paperboard Box III-4

Table 33: US Corrugated Box Sales (2004-2006) - In Million Square Feet (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 34: Percentage Breakdown of US Corrugated Box Shipments by Region in 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 35: Leading Players in the US Corrugated and Paperboard Box Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown by Market Share for Smurfit-Stone, Weyerhaeuser, Temple-Inland, International Paper, Georgia-Pacific, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Market Trends III-6

Changing Industry Structure Over the Years III-6

Increasing Demand for Flute Boxes III-6

Tough Times Ahead for Triple Wall Box III-6

Shifted Focus in End-Use Segments III-7

High Growth End-Use Markets III-7

Cosmetics, Toiletries to Drive Demand of Folding Carton III-7

More Paperboard Converters Focusing on Consumer Packaging III-7

Raw Material Access - A Major Challenge III-8

Merchandisers - Changing Requirements III-8

Business Through Internet III-8

Production Shifts III-8

Factors Affecting Demand III-8

Folding Paperboard Boxes III-9

Environmental Profile III-9

Lobbying Efforts for Folding Paperboard Boxes III-9

Product and Process Innovations III-9

Expanding Customer Base III-9

End-User Profile for Folding Cartons III-10

Industry Overview in the Recent Past III-10

Paperboard Packaging Industry III-10

Consolidation Trends Over the Years III-11

Production and Technological Developments III-11

Environmental Issues III-12

Recycling III-12

Corrugated Recycling III-12

Corrugated and Paperboard Box Recycling III-12

Product Launches III-13

Recent Industry Activity III-14

Key US Players III-18

B.Market Analytics III-22

Table 36: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 37: US Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 38: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 39: US Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 40: US 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 41: US 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

2. Canada III-25

A.Market Analysis III-25

Industry Overview III-25

Current and Future Analysis III-25

Market Structure III-25

Market Trends III-25

Mini-Flute and Printing III-25

e-Commerce- Potential Business Technique III-26

Factors Affecting Canadian Market III-26

Export -Import Scenario III-26

Technological Advancements III-26

Environmentally Safe Practices III-26

Strategic Corporate Developments III-27

Norampac Inc. - A Key Player III-28

B.Market Analytics III-28

Table 42: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 43: Canadian Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 44: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 45: Canadian Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 46: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 47: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

3. Japan III-32

A.Market Analysis III-32

Current and Future Analysis III-32

Table 48: Corrugated Box Consumption in Japan (2004-2006) - In Thousand Square Meters (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Market Dynamics in End-Use Segments III-32

Corrugated Cardboard Trends in End-Use Segments III-33

Futuristic Outlook for Industries Using Corrugated Box III-33

Folding Carton Trends III-33

Strategic Corporate Developments III-34

Key Japanese Players III-34

B.Market Analytics III-35

Table 49: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 50: Japanese Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 51: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 52: Japanese Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 53: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 54: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4. Europe III-39

A.Market Analysis III-39

Current and Future Analysis III-39

Table 55: Corrugated Box Consumption in Europe (2004-2006): By Region - France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Spain and Others (In Million Sq.m) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Regulations III-40

Paper and Paperboard Industry in the Recent Past III-40

Corrugated and Paperboard Packaging Industry in the Recent Past III-41

Market Trends III-41

Consolidation III-41

European Firms Play M&A Game III-42

Supply/Demand Imbalance III-42

Intrusion of Returnable Transit Packaging into Corrugated Box Market III-42

Supermarkets - The Major End-User for Returnable Transit Packaging III-43

Areas Where Corrugated Boxes Lose Out to RTP III-43

Strategic Corporate Developments III-43

B.Market Analytics III-46

Table 56: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 57: European Long-Term Projections for Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 58: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 59: European Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 60: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 61: European Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 62: European 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 63: European 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 64: European 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

4a. France III-53

A.Market Analysis III-53

Current and Future Analysis III-53

Table 65: French Folding Cartons Output (2005-2007) in thousand tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53 B.Market Analytics III-54

Table 66: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 67: French Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 68: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 69: French Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 70: French 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 71: French 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4b. Germany III-58

A.Market Analysis III-58

Current and Future Analysis III-58

Market Trends III-58

Max Kroenert Maschinenbaufabrik GmbH & Co - A Key Player III-58

B.Market Analytics III-59

Table 72: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 73: German Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 74: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 75: German Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 76: German 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 77: German 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

4c. Italy III-63

A.Market Analysis III-63

Current and Future Analysis III-63

B.Market Analytics III-63

Table 78: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 79: Italian Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 80: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 81: Italian Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 82: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 83: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

4d. The United Kingdom III-67

A.Market Analysis III-67

Current and Future Analysis III-67

Industry Structure: III-67

Paperboard Market Composition III-67

Industry Developments III-68

Tough Manufacturing Scenario III-68

Industry Activities to Combat Poor Corrugated Container Market Conditions III-68

Plastic Poses a Potential Threat III-69

Liquid Packaging Systems- Overview III-69

Liquid Packaging Systems Lose Ground to Plastics III-69

Paper and Board Packaging Imports III-69

Regulations III-69

Other Issues III-69

Packaging Industry (1997-2001): A Retrospection III-70

Carton Market Gains Stability III-70

Highly Affected Players III-70

Paper Sacks- Outlook III-71

Key Players in the UK III-71

B.Market Analytics III-72

Table 84: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 85: UK Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 86: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 87: UK Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 88: UK 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 89: UK 10-Year Perspective for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

4e. Spain III-76

A.Market Analysis III-76

Current and Future Analysis III-76

Alier S.A - A Key Player III-76

B.Market Analytics III-76

Table 90: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 91: Spanish Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by Product Segment - Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box, Folding Paperboard Box, and Set-Up Paperboard Box Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 92: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food & Beverages, Paper and Publishing Products, Chemicals & Allied Products, and Others), and Durables End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 93: Spanish Long-Term Projections for Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes by End-Use Segment - Non-Durables (Food &

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