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Examine the World Plastic Film and Sheets Market

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World Plastic Film and Sheets Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic Film and Sheets in Thousands of Tons and US$ Million. The major product segments analyzed are Polyethylene Films (High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Films, Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films, & Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films), Polypropylene Films (Oriented Polypropylene Films (OPP) Films, Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films, & Non-Oriented Propylene (Non-OPP) Films), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films, and High Performance Films (Nylon Films, Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films, and Other High Performance Films). 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 692 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as AEP Industries Inc., British Polythene Industries, bpi. films, Berry Plastics Corporation, Covalence Plastic, DuPont Teijin Films, ExxonMobil Chemicals, Innovia Films, Polyplex Corporation Ltd., Quinn Plastics NV, SABIC Innovative Plastics, SABIC Polymershapes, Sealed Air Corporation, Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited, Treofan Group, and Toray Plastics, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


PLASTIC FILM AND SHEETS MCP-2121
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


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 Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Overview of Select Product Segments I-4
Polyethylene Films I-4
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films I-4
Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films I-4
Polypropylene Films I-4
Oriented Polypropylene Films (OPP) Films I-4
Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films I-4
Non-Oriented Propylene (Non-OPP) Films I-4
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Film & Sheets I-5
High Performance Films I-5
Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films I-5
Nylon Films I-5
Other High Performance Films I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Dynamics II-1
Highlights II-1
Market Overview II-1

2. Major Global Trends II-3
Increasing Share of Offshore Low-Cost Products in Developed
Regions II-3
Prominent Strategies II-3
Release Liner - A Growing End-Use Market for Films II-4
Cast PP - A Major Threat to BOPP Film II-4
Second Generation LLDPE Products: Substitute for Plastics in Film II-4
'Plasticulture' - Gaining Prominence? II-5
Rising Raw Material Costs Hamper Growth II-5

3. Product Overview II-7
Production Processes II-7
Extrusion II-7
Extrusion Coating II-7
Coextrusion II-7
Calendering II-7
Applications of Plastic Films II-7
Customizing Films Packaging II-8
Benefits of Plastic Films II-8
Protection II-8
Convenience II-9
Information II-9
Versatility II-9
Environmental Advantages II-9

4. An Overview of Major Segments II-11
Polyethylene II-11
The Building Block II-11
Nature of the Industry II-11
Competitive Scenario II-11
Low Density Polyethylene: A Major Type of Polyethylene II-11
LLDPE: A High Growth Market II-12
High Density Polyethylene II-12
HDPE: An Extensively Used Plastic II-12
Technology Scraps Process-Based Distinction Between HDPE and
LLDPE II-13
Table 1: Leading Players in the Global HDPE Market (2004):
Percentage Breakdown by Capacity for Exxon Mobil, Chevron
Phillips, Dow Chemical, SABIC, BP, Formosa Plastics,
TotalFinaElf, Solvay, China Petrochem., Lyondell, Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 2: Leading Players in the Global LDPE Market (2004):
Percentage Breakdown by Capacity for Dow Chemical, Exxon
Mobil, China Petrochem., Ente Nazionale, SABIC,
TotalFinaElf, Shell, BASF, Lyondell, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Polypropylene II-14
Global Polypropylene Market - Demand Trends II-14
Table 3: World Polypropylene Demand (2007E): Percentage
Breakdown by End-Use Segment for Injection Molding, Fibers,
Films, Metallocene Grades,Blow Molding, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 4: World Polypropylene Capacity in 2004: Percentage
Breakdown by Region for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 5: Leading Players in the Global Polypropylene Market
in 2004: Percentage Breakdown by Capacity for Royal
Dutch/Shell. BASF. BP. TotalFinaElf. Exxon Mobil. China
Petrochem.. SABIC. Dow Chemical, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Rising Production Capacity II-15
Rising Domestic Production Capacity in China II-15
Polypropylene Films II-16
BOPP Film - A High Growth Segment II-16
Table 6: Worldwide BOPP Film Consumption (2007): Percentage
Breakdown by End-Use Segment for Tape, Biscuits/Bakery,
Pasta, Tobacco, Confectionary,Other Foods, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Growing Influence of Asian Producers II-18
OPP Films II-18
Non-OPP/CPP Films II-18
Major End-Use Applications of CPP Films II-19
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) II-20
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Film II-20
Table 7: World PVC Capacity (2004): Percentage Breakdown by
Region for US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20
Film Applications II-21
Table 8: World PVC Consumption by Packaging Type (2007):
Percentage Breakdown for Food Packaging, Non-Food Packaging,
and Medical Applications (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21
Sheet Applications II-21
Table 9: World PVC Sheet Consumption by Application (2007):
Percentage Breakdown for Medical Applications, Food
Applications, and Non-Food Applications (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
High Performance Films II-22
General Properties of High-Performance Films II-22
US - The Largest Market II-23

5. Plastic Film Waste II-24
Waste Minimization/Source Reduction II-24
Landfilling II-24
Combustion II-24
Recycling II-24

6. Recycling of Plastic Films and Sheets II-26
Growth Prospects II-26
Limitations II-26
Reprocessing Plastic Films II-27
Recycling Hurdles II-27
Effective Diversion and Consolidation of Materials that are
Recovered II-27
Facility for Separating Similar Materials II-27
Capability for Eliminating Contaminants II-27
Collection for Reprocessing II-28
Source-Segregated Films II-28
Manufacturing Film Waste II-28
End Use Applications for Recycled Plastic Films II-28
Plastic Production and Re-claimer Markets II-28
Plastic Lumber Goods II-28
Composites Production II-29

7. An Insight into the Plastic Industry II-30
Development of the Plastic Industry: A Historical Purview II-30
The Early Period II-30
World War II Era II-30
Postwar Period II-30
Applications of Plastics: Innumerable II-30

8. An Overview of Manufacturing Processes & their Classification II-31

Monomer & Polymer Mechanics II-31
Classification of Plastics II-31
Based on the Construction Process II-31
Based on its Ability to Crystallize II-31
Based on their Moldability II-31
Properties of Plastics II-32
Molecular Weight II-32
Mechanical Properties II-32
Electrical Properties II-32
Optical Properties II-32
Wear Properties II-32
Processing of Plastics II-33
Injection Molding II-33
Extrusion II-33
Blow Molding II-33
Thermoforming II-33
Calendering II-33
Casting II-34
Formed by Petroleum-Derived Monomers and Polymers II-34

9. Application Areas II-35
In Construction II-35
In Electronics II-35
Plastics in Wire and Cable II-35
In Medical Industry II-36
Table 10: Worldwide Demand for Medical Plastics by Product
Segment (2006): Percentage Share Breakdown by Volume Sales
for Polyvinyl Chloride, Polypropylene, Polystyrene,
High-density Polyethylene, Low-density Polyethylene,
Thermoplastic Polyesters, and Other Resins (In Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36
Plastics in Automotive Sector II-37
Plastics in Cosmetics II-37

10. Recent Industry Activity II-38
Alcoa Divests Packaging & Consumer Business to Rank Group II-38
Vitopel to Expand BOPP Films Production Capacity II-38
Clondalkin Acquires Accutech Films II-38
SABIC Acquires GE Plastics; Forms SABIC Innovative Plastics II-38
Berry Plastics and Covalence Specialty Materials Merge Operations II-39
Alpha and DevCorp Ink MoU for BOPP Films Production II-39
Sekisui America Acquires Allen Extruders II-39
British Polythene Acquires AT Plastics' Films Business II-39
Blackstone Acquires Klockner Pentaplast II-39
Filmquest Acquires Film Products Corp and Patison Trading II-39
Berry Plastics Takes Over Rollpak II-40
DuPont and Plantic to Produce Maize-Starch Based Plastic Films II-40
Sealed Air Acquires ETHAFOAM(TM) Business from Dow II-40
ThyssenKrupp Takes Over Stokvis II-40
Titan to Acquire Indonesian BOPP Film Producer II-40
Klockner to Establish a Production Unit in India II-41
Sekisui Chemical Establishes New Company in the US II-41
Alcoa KAMA to Produce Extruded Plastic Sheets II-41
ExxonMobil Expands OPP Film Output II-41
AEP Industries Acquires Mercury Plastics' Kentucky Operations II-41
Jain Irrigation Systems Acquires Major Stake in US based
NuCedar Mills II-41
Treofan to Invest $45M on BOPP Film Expansion II-42
Apollo Management Acquires Tyco International's Plastics,
Adhesives and Ludlow Coated Products Business II-42
Gulf Packaging Initiates Third BOPP film facility II-42
Toray Expands Condenser Film Operations In China and Japan II-42
Toyobo Expands PET film Manufacturing Operations II-43
RTP Takes Over Wiman Corp II-43
DMT Bags Contract to Build PP Film Plant in Turkmenistan II-43
Pliant Further Expands Packaging Businesses II-43
Rochling Commences Production at New Press II-43
Thong Guan Expands Production Capacity II-44
JPFL Expands BOPP Film Capacity II-44
ExxonMobil Chemical's Belgium Facility Commences New Line of
Coating II-44
ExxonMobil Chemical Invests on New Metallizer Lines II-44
CPG's Selects Torayfan(R) Clear Barrier OPP Films II-45
Dow Continues Supporting SARAN(TM) Resins and Films II-45
Sun Capital Acquires Cello-Foil Products II-45
International Finance Acquires Minority Stake in Cosmo Films II-45
AEA Investors Acquires Controlling Interest in Compression
Holdings II-45
Appleton Purchases New England Extrusions II-45
Coroplast Acquires Spartech's Corrugated Sheet Business II-46
JP Morgan's Unit Acquires Grupo Votorantims' Business Division II-46
WFB Acquires Assets of Desert Plastics II-46
Novatek Kicks Off BOPP Facility in Russia II-46
Grinn Establishes Russia's First BOPP Film Facility II-46
BeePack Establishes BOPP Film Production Facility II-47
Toyobo Concludes Construction of Nylon Film Plant II-47
Unitika Establishes Nylon Film Plant in Jiangsu Province II-47
Toray Installs a Third PET Film Line in Facility Based in China II-47
Tongfeng Electronics, SKC to Fund PET Film Project II-47
PTL Raises PET Film Manufacturing Capacity II-47
Jain Irrigation Bags Order for Wood Grain Plastic Sheets II-47
PM & Partners Takes Over Alfatherm SpA II-48
MonoSol Takes Over Aquafilm II-48
Atlantis Plastics Acquire Lavanture Plastics II-48
Plastar SA Acquires Tredegar Film Products' Division II-48
Catalyst Investment Takes Over Two Businesses of AEP Industries II-48
Quinn Takes Over Barlo Plastics II-49
Guofeng Constructs BOPP Production Line II-49

11. Product Launches/Developments II-50
SABIC Unveils Lexan DMX PC Film II-50
Innovia Introduces New BOPP Label Facestock Films II-50
Sealed Air Launches Cryovac(R) BSC Film II-50
Sealed Air's New Cryovac(R) Mirabella(R) Packaging II-50
ExxonMobil Introduces Advanced Exceed(TM) mPE HTC Technology II-50
ExxonMobil Chemical Unveils Labelling Applications II-51
ExxonMobil Chemical Showcases Nexxstar(TM), Exceed(TM) Packaging
Solutions II-51
QUINN SPC Received BBA Certification II-51
Toray Develops New Optical PET Film for LCD Backlight II-52
Toray to Commercialize Production of PLA Films II-52
Toray Plastics Unleashes New Polyester Lidding Film - LumiLid(R)
XLS5 II-52
Toray Plastics Introduces Co-extruded Polyester Film -
Lumirror(R) PA30 II-52
Eastman Unveils Copolyester Resin for Shrink Film II-53
Vibac Group Launches New 7 Layer Extrusion Line II-53
ExxonMobil Chemical Offers Nexxstar(TM) Resin Formulations II-53
ExxonMobil Chemical Highlights New Metallyte 18XM383 at
Interpack 2005 II-53
ExxonMobil Chemical Rolls Out High Barrier Coated Polyester Films II-54
ExxonMobil Chemical Exhibits a New Suite of OPP Films at the
Interpack Fair II-54
Toray Plastics Unveils Heat-Sealable Polyester LumiLid(R) XL5
Lidding Film II-54
Toray Plastics Introduces PET Lumirror(R) PS10 Film II-55
Penn Fibre Unveils Thermo Formable Nylon 6 Sheet II-55
Toyobo Unveils High Heat-Sealing Enabled OPP Film II-55
NextLife Recycling Launches NextLife Pellets(TM) II-56
Innovia Upgrades BOPP and Biodegradable Films II-56
XsunX Develops Power Glass Solar Electric Films Using PEN
based Films II-56

12. Focus on Select Global Players II-57
AEP Industries, Inc (USA) II-57
British Polythene Industries PLC (UK) II-57
bpi.films II-57
Berry Plastics Corporation (USA) II-58
Covalence Plastic (US) II-58
DuPont Teijin Films (USA) II-58
ExxonMobil Chemicals (USA) II-59
Innovia Films (Australia) II-59
Polyplex Corporation Ltd (India) II-59
Quinn Plastics NV (Ireland) II-60
SABIC Innovative Plastics (USA) II-60
SABIC Polymershapes (USA) II-60
Sealed Air Corporation (USA) II-60
Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited (Japan) II-61
Treofan Group (Germany) II-61
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (USA) II-62

13. Global Market Perspective II-63
Unit Analytics II-63
Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Film and Sheets 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 12: World Long-term Projection for Plastic Film and
Sheets 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 '000 Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Film and
Sheets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65
By Product Segment II-66
Polyethylene Films II-66
Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyethylene Films 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'000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 15: World Long-term Projection for Polyethylene Films
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'000 Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyethylene Films by Product Segment -HDPE Films, LDPE
Films, LLDPE Films Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 17: World Long-term Projection for Polyethylene Films
by Product Segment -HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
'000 Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyethylene Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 19: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyethylene Films by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films Markets for 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
HDPE Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 21: World Long-term Projection for HDPE Films 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 '000 Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 22: World 10-Year Perspective for HDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
LDPE Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 24: World Long-term Projection for LDPE Films 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 '000 Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 25: World 10-Year Perspective for LDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
LLDPE Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 27: World Long-term Projection for LLDPE Films 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 '000 Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 28: World 10-Year Perspective for LLDPE Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79
Polypropylene Films II-80
Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polypropylene Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 30: World Long-term Projection for Polypropylene Films
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 '000 Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polypropylene Films by Product Segment - OPP films, BOPP
Films, Non-OPP Films Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 32: World Long-term Projection for Polypropylene Films
by Product Segment - OPP films, BOPP Films, Non-OPP Films
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
'000 Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 33: World 10-Year Perspective for Polypropylene Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 34: World 10-Year Perspective for Polypropylene Films
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
OPP films, BOPP Films, Non-OPP Films Markets for Years 2003,
2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
OPP Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 36: World Long-term Projection for OPP Films 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 '000 Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 37: World 10-Year Perspective for OPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
BOPP Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 39: World Long-term Projection for BOPP Films 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 '000 Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 40: World 10-Year Perspective for BOPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Non-OPP Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 42: World Long-term Projection for Non- OPP Films 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 '000 Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 43: World 10-Year Perspective for Non-OPP Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93
PVC Films II-94
Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
PVC Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 45: World Long-term Projection for PVC Films 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 '000 Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 46: World 10-Year Perspective for PVC Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96
High Performance Films II-97
Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Performance Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 48: World Long-term Projection for High Performance
Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Performance Films by Product Segment - Nylon Films
Polyester/PET Films, Other High Performance Films Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Tons
for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 50: World Long-term Projection for High Performance
Films by Product Segment - Nylon Films Polyester/PET Films,
Other High Performance Films Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 51: World 10-Year Perspective for High Performance
Films by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 52: World 10-Year Perspective for High Performance
Films by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Nylon Films Polyester/PET Films, Other High
Performance Films Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 53: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Nylon Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 54: World Long-term Projection for Nylon Films 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 '000 Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 55: World 10-Year Perspective for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyester/PET Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 57: World Long-term Projection for Polyester/PET Films
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 '000 Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 58: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyester/PET Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 59: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other High Performance Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 60: World Long-term Projection for Other High
Performance Films 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 '000 Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 61: World 10-Year Perspective for Other High
Performance Films by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-110
Dollar Analytics II-111
Table 62: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Film and Sheets 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-111

Table 63: World Long-term Projection for Plastic 1Film and
Sheets 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-112

Table 64: World 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Film and
Sheets 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 Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113
By Product Segment II-114
Polyethylene Films II-114
Table 65: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyethylene Films 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-114

Table 66: World Long-term Projection for Polyethylene Films
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-115

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyethylene Films by Product Segment -HDPE Films, LDPE
Films, LLDPE Films Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 68: World Long-term Projection for Polyethylene Films
by Product Segment -HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 69: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyethylene Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 70: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyethylene Films by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films Markets for 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 71: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
HDPE Films 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-119

Table 72: World Long-term Projection for HDPE Films 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-120

Table 73: World 10-Year Perspective for HDPE Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 74: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
LDPE Films 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-122

Table 75: World Long-term Projection for LDPE Films 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-123

Table 76: World 10-Year Perspective for LDPE Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 77: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
LLDPE Films 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-125

Table 78: World Long-term Projection for LLDPE Films 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-126

Table 79: World 10-Year Perspective for LLDPE Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127
Polypropylene Films II-128
Table 80: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polypropylene Films 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 2000through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 81: World Long-term Projection for Polypropylene Films
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-129

Table 82: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polypropylene Films by Product Segment - OPP films, BOPP
Films, Non-OPP Films Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 83: World Long-term Projection for Polypropylene Films
by Product Segment - OPP films, BOPP Films, Non-OPP Films
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 84: World 10-Year Perspective for Polypropylene Films
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 Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 85: World 10-Year Perspective for Polypropylene Films
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
OPP films, BOPP Films, Non-OPP Films Markets for Years 2003,
2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 86: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
OPP Films 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-133

Table 87: World Long-term Projection for OPP Films 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-134

Table 88: World 10-Year Perspective for OPP Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 89: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
BOPP Films 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-136

Table 90: World Long-term Projection for BOPP Films 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-137

Table 91: World 10-Year Perspective for BOPP Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 92: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Non-OPP Films 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-139

Table 93: World Long-term Projection for Non-OPP Films 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-140

Table 94: World 10-Year Perspective for Non-OPP Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141
PVC Films II-142
Table 95: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
PVC Films 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-142

Table 96: World Long-term Projection for PVC Films 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-143

Table 97: World 10-Year Perspective for PVC Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-144
High Performance Films II-145
Table 98: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Performance Films 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-145

Table 99: World Long-term Projection for High Performance
Films 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-146

Table 100: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Performance Films by Product Segment - Nylon Films
Polyester/PET Films, Other High Performance Films Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 101: World Long-term Projection for High Performance
Films by Product Segment - Nylon Films Polyester/PET Films,
Other High Performance Films Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 102: World 10-Year Perspective for High Performance
Films 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 Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-148

Table 103: World 10-Year Perspective for High Performance
Films by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Nylon Films Polyester/PET Films, Other High
Performance Films Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 104: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Nylon Films 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-150

Table 105: World Long-term Projection for Nylon Films 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-151

Table 106: World 10-Year Perspective for Nylon Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 107: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyester/PET Films 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-153

Table 108: World Long-term Projection for Polyester/PET Films
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-154

Table 109: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyester/PET Films
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 Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 110: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other High Performance Films 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-156

Table 111: World Long-term Projection for Other High
Performance Films 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-157

Table 112: World 10-Year Perspective for Other High
Performance Films 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 Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-158


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Demand Grows with Packaging as Major End-User III-1
An Account of Major End-Use Industries of Plastic Film &
Sheets in the US III-2
Review of Select Segments

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