LONDON, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) is polypropylene based film or sheet stretched across two axes in a sequential manner. BOPP films are manufactured using tubular film and stenter processes. Commercially, stenter process is preferred to the tubular process considering the inherent advantages such as mass production and extensive thin films. Presently, BOPP films are available in various product forms, such as plain BOPP films, matte BOPP films, heat sealable BOPP films, and anti-fog BOPP films, wherein each of these films offers varied properties that makes it suitable for usage in wide range of applications. BOPP films are primarily employed in the food industry for packaging of frozen food, meat & cheese, pet food, bakery products and confectionaries, and fresh produce. Rising demand for these applications in various regions is likely to propel demand for BOPP films in the near future. BOPP is also used in tapes, tobacco packaging, gift packaging, cosmetics packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, lamination, and other applications. Flexible packaging is used in majority of these applications.
Considering the extensive growth of the global flexible packaging market, demand for BOPP is projected to increase significantly in the next few years. Asia Pacific dominates the BOPP market in terms of production and demand. Countries such as China, India, Thailand, and South Korea are expected to be the key producers and consumers of BOPP. Growth of the market is likely to be restrained due to fluctuation in raw material prices, as these are dependent on crude oil prices and supply of BOPP in the market. These factors are projected to hamper market growth during the forecast period. Rising demand for specialty films in the packaging industry is expected to act as a major opportunity in the BOPP market in the next few years.
This report analyzes and forecasts the market for BOPP at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2016 to 2024, considering 2015 as the base year and historic trend from 2013 to 2015. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global BOPP market. It also covers impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for BOPP during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the BOPP market at the global and regional level.
The report includes detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global BOPP market. Porter's Five Forces model for the BOPP market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein applications are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The study provides a decisive view of the global BOPP market by segmenting it in terms of applications such as food, tapes, tobacco, and others including consumer goods, labels, and other packaging. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand in North America, Central America Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.
The report provides the actual market size of BOPP from 2013 and estimated market size for 2016 with forecast for the next eight years. The global market size of BOPP is provided in terms of volume and revenue. Market volume has been defined in kilo tons, while market revenue is in US$ Mn. Market numbers are estimated based on key applications of BOPP. Market size and forecast for numerous applications have been provided in terms of global, regional, and country level markets.
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed the key players' product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants' insights, and recognizing business opportunities.
Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, Plastemart magazine, TPE magazine, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases such as ICIS, Hoover's, oneSOURCE, Factiva and Bloomberg, national government documents, statistical databases, trade journals, market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.
We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators to validate data and analysis. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team's expertise and market understanding.
The report comprises profiles of major companies operating in the global BOPP market. Key players in the BOPP market are Jindal Poly Films Ltd., Dunmore Corporation, Innovia Films, BIOFILM, Taghleef Industries, Treofan Group, Vibac Group S.p.A., Futamura Chemical Co., Ltd., Poligal S.A., Manucor S.p.A., Uflex Ltd., Cosmos Films Ltd., Tempo Group, Polyplex Corporation Limited, Kopafilm Elektrofolien GmbH, Rowad Global Packaging Co. Ltd., Zubairi Plastic Bags Industry LLC, Chemosvit A.S., Xpro India Limited, SRF Limited, Oben Holding Group, Biaxplen Ltd. and Vitopel S.A. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.
The global BOPP market has been segmented as follows:
BOPP Market: Application Analysis
Others (medical, consumer goods, etc.)
BOPP Market: Regional Analysis
U.S. Northeastern region
U.S. Southern region
U.S. Western region
U.S. Midwestern region
Rest of Central America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Rest of MEA
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