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World Converted Flexible Packaging Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Converted Flexible Packaging in Thousands of Metric Tons and US$ Million.The major product segments analyzed are Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC, and Others Resins), Paper, and Aluminum Foil. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 474 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as AEP Industries, Inc., Rio Tinto Alcan., Amcor Limited, American Packaging Corporation, Bemis Company, Inc., Clondalkin Group PLC, Constantia Packaging AG, Exopack LLC, Huhtamaki Oyj, Mondi Group, Printpack Inc., Pliant Corporation, Rexam PLC, Sealed Air Corporation, Sonoco Products Company, United Flexibles GmbH, and Wipak Oy. 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 Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Product Definitions I-4

Plastic Films I-4

Paper I-4

Aluminum Foil I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

A Market Primer II-1

Emerging Markets to Register Fastest Growth II-2

New Innovations to Boost the Developed Markets II-2

2. Global Packaging Market II-3

Introduction II-3

Table 1: Global Market for Packaging (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Material Used (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Packaging Materials II-3

Packaging Resins Market During the 2000-02 Period II-4

Choosing the Right Material II-5

Environmental Benefits of Packaging II-5

Change: An Inescapable Phenomenon II-5

Industry Dynamics II-5

Factors Influencing the Market II-6

Globalization II-6

Environmental Issues II-6

Mass Customization II-7

Changes in Retailing II-7

Technical Developments II-7

Polarization of the Industrial Structure II-8

Westernization II-8

3. Flexible Packaging - A Review II-9

Features of Flexibles II-9

Advantages Vis-a-vis Disadvantages II-9

Production Process II-9

Flexible Packaging Materials II-9

Market Overview II-10

A Primer II-10

Synopsized Review of Demand Drivers II-11

Competition II-11

Table 2: World Consumer Flexible Packaging Supplies Market (2005): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Converters (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 3: Flexible Packaging Market in North America (2005): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of End-Use Industries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 4: Food Packaging Market in North America (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Flexibles by End-Use Applications (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 5: Market Share Analysis of North American Flexibles Producers for the Year 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 6: Select Leading Converters of Flexible Packaging in North America Ranked By Sales in 2005 (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 7: North American Market for Flexible Packaging (2003 & 2004) - Percentage Breakdown for Leading Players - Sealed Air, Pactiv, Bemis, Dupont, Tyco, Printpack and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Trends in Flexible Packaging II-15

Stand-Up Pouches (SUPs) - A New Horizon II-15

What's Abuzz in the Flexible Packaging Market? II-15

Ampac Packaging Acquires Mohawk Northern Plastics II-15

Berry Plastics Merges with Covalence Specialty Materials II-16

Bostik Acquires Dupont De Nemours Adhesives Business II-16

SONOCO acquires Clear Pack II-16

Haysenn Packaging Acquires Sandiacare II-16

Berry Plastics Acquires Rollpak II-16

Printpack Acquires Seal-It II-17

Huhtamaki to Invest in New Facility in Thailand II-17

Plasticum Group Acquires Berry Plastics UK Ltd II-17

CCL Industries Acquires Decorative Sleeves II-17

Sonoco Acquires Matrix Packaging II-17

Alcan to Establish New Facility in India II-17

Rexam Hits a Dead End in Rostar Acquisition II-18

EU to Continue Anti-dumping Duties on Indian PET Film Exports II-18

Toyo Aluminum to Expand Production II-18

Manuli Stretch Group Acquires Quintec II-18

M&G to Expand Production Capacity II-18

SolVin Forms Joint venture with Sibur II-19

Solvin to Expand Belgium PVC Capacity II-19

Indorama to Establish PET Plant II-19

CSBP to Acquire Vinyls Corp II-19

GAIL Sets Up Polyethylene Unit at Pata II-19

Chemplast Sanmar Plans Production Expansion II-20

RTP Acquires Wiman Corporation II-20

Field Container Merges with Altivity Packaging II-20

Ball Corporation Acquires Selected Assets of Alcan Packaging II-20

Packaging Dynamics Merges with Thilmany LLC II-20

Plantic Technologies and Amcor Enter into a Strategic Alliance II-21

Sealed Air Acquires Nelipak II-21

Alcan Acquires Carbone Savoie II-21

Rexam Allies With Indian Players II-21

Rexam Establishes Packaging Facility in Poland II-21

Alcan Acquires Mexican Relapasaa II-21

Alcan Sets Up New Facility In the US II-22

Sonoco Acquires Packaging Assets of Wycon Corporation II-22

Sonoco Establishes Innovation Center in Cincinnati II-22

Sonoco Signs Contract with LEGO Group II-22

Sonoco Acquires Cin-Made Packaging II-22

Essel Acquires Packaging India Pvt Ltd. II-22

G&A Renamed as Constantia Sittingbourne II-23

Alcoa Packaging Partners with Graham Packaging II-23

Coating Excellence International Expands Capacity II-23

Roll Print Packaging Enters into Joint Venture with Acme II-23

Alcan Restructures its Operations II-23

AEP Industries Acquires Kentucky Facility of Mercury Plastics II-23

AEP Industries Divests Belgian Unit II-24

Hood Packaging Acquires Glopak II-24

Rexam to Acquire FangXin II-24

Alcan Divests its Flexible Food Packaging Facility II-24

Alcan Plans Investments in Pharmaceuticals Packaging Center II-24

Clifton To Establish Packaging Plant II-25

Mamata Machinery Enters into Joint Venture with and Spanpak II-25

Product Innovations In Year 2007 & 2006 II-25

Boise(R) Paper Launches New Line of Flexible Packaging Papers II-25

Lamination (R) Launches Light Weight Roll Edge Protector FlexRoll(R) II-25

Ampac introduces Flexi-Free(R) 6985 II-26

Wetbone Launches Water Drinking Pouch for Dogs II-26

Alcoa Launches Child-Resistant Blister Lidding Products II-26

Toray Plastics Launches New Barrialox 1011EG-C1 II-26

Mediatech Adds Flexible Packaging Systems to its Portfolio II-27

Polyair Launches Anti-Corrosion Packaging Line II-27

Sonoco Introduces Sonowrap (TM) for Tesco Temptations II-27

Cortec (R) Adds Clearcorr to its Corrosion Protection Packaging Portfolio II-28

Ampacet Launches Anitfog Masterbatch II-28

Ampac Introduces PureFlex(TM) for Packaging Beverages II-28

Ampac Announces Launch of Ultravoid (TM) 2 II-28

Ampac Launches Flexi 6864 for Sterile Medical Devices II-29

Nova Chemicals Develops Surpass FPs-016 Resin for Frozen Foods II-29

Zip-Pak Introduces Resealable and Eco-Friendly, Degradable(TM)

Zipper II-29

4. Converted Flexible Packaging - An Overview II-30

Plastic Film II-30

Advantages of Plastic Films in Packaging II-30

Source Reduction II-30

Cost-Efficiency II-30

Functionality II-31

Versatility II-31

Types of Plastic Films II-31

Polyethylene Film (PE) II-31

LDPE/LLDPE II-31

HDPE II-32

Polypropylene (PP) II-32

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) II-32

Other Resins II-32

Polystyrene (PS) II-32

Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) II-33

Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) II-33

Nylon II-33

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) II-33

Paper II-33

Kraft Paper II-33

Unbleached Kraft Paper II-33

Bleached Kraft Paper II-34

Kraftliner II-34

Bleached Sulfate Paper II-34

Glassine and Greaseproof Paper II-34

Oiled and Waxed Paper II-34

Paper Demand for CFP Worldwide II-35

Aluminum Foil II-35

Aluminum Foil Groups II-35

Pure Aluminum II-35

Aluminum-Iron (Al-Fe) Alloys II-35

Aluminum-Iron-Manganese (Al-Fe-Mn) Alloys II-35

5. End Use Markets II-36

Food Packaging II-36

Plastic Film II-36

Aluminum Foil II-36

Nonfood Packaging II-36

Plastic Films II-37

Aluminum Foil II-37

Other Markets II-37

Potential Markets II-37

6. Recent Industry Activity II-39

Rio Tinto Pockets Alcan Inc II-39

Sun Capital's Associate Company to Acquire Exopack II-39

Amcor Unveils New Flexible Pack for Water II-39

Pactiv Divests Protective and Flexible Packaging Interests II-39

Ampac Establishes New Company II-39

Alcan to Sell Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Division II-40

Alcan to Strengthen Packaging Business in Russia II-40

Appleton Acquires New England Extrusion II-40

Sonoco Closes Richmond Facility II-40

Flexopack to Acquire Production Lines II-40

Bemis Company Pockets Major Stake in Dixie Toga II-40

Alcan Inks Agreement with Ferroatlantica II-41

Bemis Company Bags Masterpak's Flexible Packaging Assets II-41

Alcan Pockets Pechiney Plastic Packaging II-41

Bobst India Forays into Flexible Packaging II-41

Bemis Acquires Walki Films Business of UPM- Kymmene II-41

Amcor Acquires Tobepal II-41

Bemis Completes Purchase of Dupont Clysar Shrink Film Business II-41

Alcoa Acquires Colorbrite II-42

Pechiney Plastic Packaging Acquires Phoenix Health Care Products II-42

Inland Paperboard and Packaging Acquires Mack Packaging Group II-42

Exopack Teams up with Specialty Films & Associates II-42

Alcan Raises its Stake in Aluminerie Alouette Consortium II-42

Hosokawa Yoko Launches SIP II-42

New England Extrusion Launches HDPE Coextruded Sealant Film II-43

NEX Introduces Inflex Film for Foil Laminations II-43

Rexam Medical Packaging Introduces Nylon based Multi Layer Film II-43

P & G Reintroduces Flexible Stand-Up Pouch for Ariel II-43

Bemis Purchases Duralam II-43

Bemis Acquires Specialty Plastic Films Business From Viskase

Companies II-44

Bemis Purchases Flexible Packaging Assets of Arrow Industries II-44

International Paper Acquires Shorewood Packaging II-44

Huhtamaki Acquires Flexible Packaging Unit of Graphic Packaging II-44

7. Focus on Select Players II-45

AEP Industries Inc (US) II-45

Rio Tinto Alcan (Canada) II-45

Amcor Limited (Australia) II-45

American Packaging Corporation (US) II-46

Bemis Company, Inc. (US) II-46

Clondalkin Group PLC (Ireland) II-46

Constantia Packaging AG (Austria) II-47

Exopack LLC (USA) II-47

Huhtamaki Oyj (Finland) II-47

Mondi Group (Austria) II-47

Printpack Inc (USA) II-47

Pliant Corporation (USA) II-48

Rexam PLC (UK) II-48

Sealed Air Corporation (US) II-48

Sonoco Products Company (US) II-49

United Flexibles GmbH (Germany) II-49

Wipak Oy (Finland) II-49

8. Global Market Perspective II-50

Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials II-50

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 9: World Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 10: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 12: World Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 15: World Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 16: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 19: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 21: World Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 22: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 24: World Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 25: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 27: World Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 28: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 30: World Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 31: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Products II-74

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 33: World Long Term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 34: World 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1 Outlook III-1

Trends in the Converted Flexible Packaging Market III-1

Versatility and Flexibility Hold The Key to Growth III-1

Plastic Films, Foils, & Paper: Popular Materials of Choice III-1

End-Use Applications On the Roll III-2

Demand Drivers in a Capsule III-2

Food Packaging Applications Hold Better Prospects III-2

Table 35: Converted Flexible Packaging Market in the United States (2004 & 2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Product Type - Bags, Pouches, and Others (In %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Flexible Packaging: An Overview of the Principal Market III-3

Table 36: Flexible Packaging Market in the United States (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Sales in End-Use Industries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 37: US Market for Flexible Packaging (2003-2005): Percentage Breakdown for Leading Players - Bemis, Printpak, Sealed Air and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 38: US Market for Flexible Packaging (2004): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use - Construction, Beverage, Food, Healthcare, Industrial and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Flexible Packaging Draws Wide Acceptance III-5

Pouches and Bags Dominate the Market III-5

Multi-Layered Films Rise in Popularity III-6

Flexible Plastic Packaging Films: Widely Used III-6

Table 39: Flexible Plastic Packaging Films Market in the United States: Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material Type for the Years 2002 & 2007 (In Million lb) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Revival of the Industrial PE Packaging Films III-7

Table 40: US Market for Industrial Packaging Films: Select Product Categories Ranked by Annual Growth Exhibited for the period 2001-2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Foil-Based Packaging Systems: A Primer III-7

Paper Flexibles: A Primer III-8

Table 41: US Market for Paper Packaging (2008E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Key End-Use Markets - Food, Manufacturing, Beverage, Food Service, and Others. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Strategic Corporate Developments III-8

Key Players III-12

B.Market Analytics III-15

Table 42: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 43: US Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 44: US 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

2. Canada III-17

A.Market Analysis III-17

Outlook III-17

Flexible Packaging in Canada III-17

Table 45: North American Market for Flexible Packaging (2004): Percentage Breakdown by Application (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 46: North American Market for Flexible Packaging (2004): Percentage Breakdown by Application in Food Industry (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18 Strategic Corporate Developments III-18

Key Players III-19

B.Market Analytics III-20

Table 47: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 48: Canadian Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 49: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

3. Japan III-22

A.Market Analysis III-22

Outlook III-22

Japanese Manufacturers Reduce Usage of Polyvinyl Chloride III-22

B.Market Analytics III-22

Table 50: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 51: Japanese Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 52: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4. Europe III-24

A.Market Analysis III-24

Outlook III-24

Trends in the Converted Flexible Packaging Market III-24

Western Europe Plunges Southwards III-24

Central & Eastern Europe Lead Growth III-24

Table 53: European Market for Converted Flexible Packaging (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Converters (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Flexible Packaging: An Overview of the Principal Market III-25

Western European Markets On Ice III-25 Eastern Europe Offers Hope III-26

Table 54: Flexible Packaging Market in Europe (2005): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players - Alcan, Amcor, Constantia, Sealed Air, Clondalkin, Wipak, Huhtamaki, Bemis, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 55: European Market for Flexibles (2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of End-Use Markets - Processed Food, Fresh food, Bakery, and Frozen Food, Non-food, and Tobacco (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 56: Eastern European Food Packaging industry (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Packaging Formats - Flexibles, Rigid, Paper, Metal, and Glass (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 57: Western European Food Packaging industry (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Packaging Formats - Flexibles, Rigid, Paper, Metal, and Glass (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Challenges to Reckon With III-28

Flexibles Revel in the FMCG Market III-28

Table 58: Flexible Packaging in the European FMCG Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Major Substrates - Plastic, Paper (Folding Cartons), and Foil Combinations (Paper Based, Aluminum Foil Based, and Other Foil Combinations) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 59: Advantages of Folding Cartons Ranked by Percentage of FMCG Companies' Reported Level of Perceived Value (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 60: European Market for Flexible Packaging (2003-2005): Market Shares of Leading Companies - Alcan, Amcor, Constantia, Sealed Air, Condalkin and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 61: European Market for Flexible Packaging (2005): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use - Processed Food, Fresh, Frozen and Bakery Food and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Strategic Corporate Developments III-30

Key Players III-30

B.Market Analytics III-32

Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials III-32 Table 62: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Country/Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 63: European Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Country/ Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 64: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 65: European Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 66: European 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 67: European 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Products III-36

Table 68: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Products by Country/Region - France, Germany, Italy, 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-36

Table 69: European Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Products by Country/Region - France, Germany, Italy, 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-37

Table 70: European 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Products by Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4a. France III-38

A.Market Analysis III-38

Outlook III-38

B.Market Analytics III-38

Table 71: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 72: French Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 73: French 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4b. Germany III-40

A.Market Analysis III-40

Outlook III-40

B.Market Analytics III-40

Table 74: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 75: German Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 76: German 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4c. Italy III-42

A.Market Analysis III-42

Outlook III-42

B.Market Analytics III-42

Table 77: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 78: Italian Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 79: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4d. The United Kingdom III-44

A.Market Analysis III-44

Outlook III-44

B.Market Analytics III-44

Table 80: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 81: UK Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 82: UK 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4e. Spain III-46

A.Market Analysis III-46

Outlook III-46

B.Market Analytics III-46

Table 83: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 84: Spanish Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 85: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

4f. Russia III-48

A.Market Analysis III-48

Outlook III-48

B.Market Analytics III-48

Table 86: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 87: Russian Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 88: Russian 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4g. Rest of Europe III-50

A.Market Analysis III-50

Outlook III-50

Flexible Packaging Market in Turkey & Ireland III-50

Turkey III-50

Ireland III-50

B.Market Analytics III-51

Table 89: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 90: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 91: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

5. Asia/Pacific III-53

A.Market Analysis III-53

Outlook III-53

Focus on Select Markets III-53

Flexible Packaging Market in China III-53

China: A Haven for Mining New Opportunities III-53

Plastic Films: The Material Of Choice III-53

Flexible Packaging Market in India III-54

A Quick Primer III-54

Market Structure III-54

Changing Dynamics of Packaging III-55

Small Packages: A Predominant Product Category III-55

Flexible Packaging Market in Indonesia III-55

Amcor Limited- A Major Player III-56

B.Market Analytics III-56

Table 92: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 93: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 94: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

6. The Middle East III-58

A.Market Analysis III-58

Outlook III-58

B.Market Analytics III-58

Table 95: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 96: Middle East Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 97: Middle East 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

7. Latin America III-60

A.Market Analysis III-60

Outlook III-60

Flexible Packaging Market in Mexico III-60

B.Market Analytics III-60

Table 98: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 99: Latin American Long-term Projections for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 100: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC and other Resins), Paper and Aluminum Foil Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

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