Reportlinker Adds Paper Vs Plastic in Packaging

Dec 07, 2010, 06:53 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Paper Vs Plastic in Packaging

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Plastic packaging to make further inroads into paper

In 17 selected markets where plastic and paper compete as packaging materials, plastic is expected to increase its share of the market to 49 percent (in pounds) in 2014 as it makes further inroads into paper applications. The percentage understates plastic's share since less plastic is required than paper in most applications due to its lighter weight. In addition, plastic has greater ability for lightweighting than does paper. Plastic has made the greatest gains in primary packaging but remains much less significant than paper and paperboard in secondary packaging and shipping containers.

Plastic packaging growth to outpace paper packaging

Plastic packaging growth by volume is expected to outpace that of paper packaging through 2014 in nearly all competitive markets covered in this study and is forecast to expand 2.3 percent per year through 2014. Advances for plastic will be the result of its competitive cost and performance advantages, including light weight, moisture resistance, enhanced barrier properties and puncture resistance. Plastic has continued to expand its share in a number of markets despite the sharp spike in resin prices in recent years. More moderate resin pricing through 2014 and the development of new applications for biodegradable plastics should make plastic even more competitive against paper. Though paper packaging will post more limited advances or continue to decline in the majority of markets through 2014, paper will log relatively favorable gains in a handful of markets and maintain a substantial lead over plastic. These markets include foodservice, protective packaging, and soy and other nondairy beverages. Opportunities in the foodservice and protective packaging markets will also reflect improved outlooks for consumer spending and manufacturing activity. Moreover, increased emphasis on packaging sustainability will enhance the competitiveness of paper in some applications based on environmental advantages including recyclability, renewability and biodegradability.

Rigid packaging to grow slightly faster than flexible

Rigid packaging demand in competitive markets will expand at a slightly faster pace than that of flexible packaging based on above-average growth for tubs and cups, trays and other plastic containers such as clamshells and two-piece high visibility plastic containers. Gains will also be helped by rebounds in demand for shipping drums and protective packaging following a depressed base in 2009. Based on the widespread use of products such as folding and gabletop cartons, ovenable trays and paper-based protective packaging, paper will maintain its lead over plastic in rigid packaging through 2014. However, plastic will continue to gain ground in competitive rigid packaging. Flexible packaging gains will be aided by above-average growth for protective packaging and pouches. Improved manufacturing output and Internet sales will bode well for products such as air pillows and bubble packaging, which provide cost-effective options in the protection of goods from shock, vibration, abrasion and other damaging effects of shipping and handling. Pouches will make further inroads into rigid packaging and other types of flexible packaging based on attributes of cost effectiveness, enhanced barrier properties, space savings, lighter weight, aesthetic appeal and source reduction capabilities.

Study coverage

This new industry study, Paper versus Plastic in Packaging, presents historical demand data (1999, 2004 and 2009) plus forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by competitive packaging material, type and application. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles more than 35 industry players, including Amcor, Bemis and Exopack.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION xi

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Outlook 5

Demographic & Household Trends 9

Consumer Income & Spending 11

Retail Sales 13

Manufacturing Outlook 16

Nondurable Goods 17

Food Industry Outlook 19

Beverage Outlook 22

Chemicals & Other Nondurables 25

Durable Goods 27

Historical Market Trends 28

Raw Material Pricing Trends 31

Paper & Paperboard 32

Plastic 34

Environmental & Regulatory Considerations 36

Recycling Trends 39

III. PACKAGING OVERVIEW 42

Competitive Packaging Variables 42

Performance 45

Pricing 46

Aesthetics & Marketing Value 46

Packaging Types 47

Rigid Containers 49

Folding & Other Cartons 53

Protective Packaging 54

Bottles 55

Tubs & Cups 57

Trays 57

Drums 58

Other Rigid Containers 59

Bags & Wraps 63

Retail Bags & Sacks 64

Protective Packaging 65

Shipping Sacks 66

Pouches 67

Packaging Materials 69

Competitive Growth 71

Paper Packaging 77

Plastic Packaging 82

IV. COMPETITIVE PRODUCT PACKAGING 88

General 88

Meat, Poultry & Seafood 90

Plastic 93

Flexible Packaging 94

Trays 96

Rigid Containers 98

Paper 99

Milk 101

Plastic 104

Paperboard 108

Dairy Products 110

Plastic 113

Rigid Containers 114

Flexible Packaging 116

Pouches 117

Paper 119

Fruit Beverages 121

Plastic 124

Bottles 126

Pouches & Cans 128

Paper 129

Laundry Detergents 131

Plastic 133

Paperboard 135

Baked Goods 136

Plastic 138

Flexible Packaging 139

Rigid Containers 141

Paper 142

Egg Cartons 143

Plastic 144

Molded Pulp 146

Candy & Confections 148

Paper 151

Plastic 154

Flexible Packaging 154

Rigid Containers 156

Pet Food 157

Paper 159

Plastic 161

Frozen Food 162

Paper 165

Rigid Containers 166

Trays 168

Flexible Packaging 169

Plastic 170

Flexible Packaging 170

Trays 172

Pouches 174

Foodservice 175

Paper 177

Rigid Containers 178

Flexible Packaging 180

Plastic 182

Dry Food 184

Paper 186

Plastic 188

Flexible Packaging 189

Rigid Containers 191

Soy & Other Nondairy Beverages 192

V. COMPETITIVE SHIPPING & RETAIL PRODUCTS 196

General 196

Drums 198

Plastic 201

Characteristics 203

Producers 204

Fibre 204

Characteristics 207

Producers 208

Retail Bags & Sacks 209

Plastic 211

Paper 216

Protective Packaging 219

Paper 222

Plastic 224

Shipping Sacks 228

Paper 231

Characteristics 233

Producers 235

Plastic 236

Characteristics 238

Producers 239

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 241

General 241

Market Leaders 242

Plastic 245

Flexible Packaging 245

Rigid Packaging 248

Paper 251

Shipping & Retail Products 253

Acquisitions & Divestitures 255

Manufacturing & Product Development 258

Marketing & Distribution 263

Competitive Strategies 264

Cooperative Agreements 267

Company Profiles 270

Accredo Packaging, see Advance Polybag

Advance Polybag Incorporated 271

Alcan Packaging Food Americas, see Bemis

Amcor Limited 272

Associated Packaging Technologies, see Sonoco Products

BagcraftPapercon, see Packaging Dynamics

Bemis Company Incorporated 277

Berry Plastics Corporation 282

Biosphere Industries, see Sealed Air

Bryce Corporation 286

Caraustar Industries Incorporated 287

Consolidated Container Company LLC 288

Constar International Incorporated 289

Cryovac, see Sealed Air

Curwood, see Bemis

Dart Container Corporation 291

Dolco Packaging, see Tekni-Plex

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 292

Duro Bag Manufacturing Company 295

Evergreen Packaging Group, see Reynolds Group

Exopack Holding Corporation 297

Fold-Pak, see Rock-Tenn

Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries

Graham Packaging Company Incorporated 300

Graphic Packaging Holding Company 302

Greif Incorporated 306

Hilex Poly Company LLC 308

Hood Companies Incorporated 309

Huhtamaki Oyj 311

International Paper Company 314

Johnson Bryce, see Bryce

Koch Industries Incorporated 316

MAUSER AG 318

MeadWestvaco Corporation 320

Milprint, see Bemis

Newspring Industrial, see Reynolds Group

Packaging Dynamics Corporation 323

Pactiv, see Reynolds Group

Plastipak Holdings Incorporated 325

Pliant, see Berry Plastics

Printpack Incorporated 327

PurePlast, see Tekni-Plex

PWP Industries, see Reynolds Group

Reynolds Group Holdings Limited 329

Rio Tinto Group 338

Rock-Tenn Company 339

RTS Packaging, see Rock-Tenn and Sonoco Products

Sealed Air Corporation 343

Shorewood Packaging, see International Paper

SIG Combibloc Group, see Reynolds Group

Silgan Holdings Incorporated 348

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation 350

Solo Cup Company 352

Sonoco Products Company 354

Superfos Packaging, see Berry Plastics

Tekni-Plex Incorporated 359

Tetra Laval International SA 361

Thilmany Papers, see Packaging Dynamics

Weyerhaeuser Company 363

Other Companies in Paper & Plastic Packaging 364

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8

2 Population & Households 11

3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 13

4 Retail Sales 15

5 Manufacturers' Shipments 17

6 Nondurable Goods Shipments 19

7 Food Shipments 22

8 Beverage Shipments 25

9 Durable Goods Shipments 28

10 Paper & Plastic Packaging Market, 1999-2009 30

11 Paperboard Pricing 34

12 Plastic Resin Pricing 36

SECTION III -- PACKAGING OVERVIEW

1 Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Demand by Type 49

2 Rigid Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Demand

by Type & Material 52

3 Flexible Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Demand

by Type & Material 62

4 Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Demand by Material 70

5 Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Demand

by Market, 2009 76

6 Competitive Paper Packaging Demand by Market 81

7 Competitive Plastic Packaging Demand by Market 86

SECTION IV -- COMPETITIVE PRODUCT PACKAGING

1 Competitive Plastic Packaging Demand 90

2 Meat, Poultry & Seafood Market for Competitive Paper

& Plastic Packaging 93

3 Milk Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging 104

4 Plastic Milk Packaging Demand 108

5 Paperboard Milk Carton Demand 110

6 Dairy Product Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic

Packaging 113

7 Fruit Beverage Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic

Packaging 124

8 Plastic Fruit Beverage Packaging Demand 125

9 Paperboard Fruit Beverage Container Demand 131

10 Laundry Detergent Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic

Packaging 133

11 Baked Goods Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic

Packaging 138

12 Competitive Paper & Plastic Egg Carton Demand 144

13 Plastic Egg Carton Demand 146

14 Molded Pulp Egg Carton Demand 148

15 Candy & Confection Market for Competitive Paper

& Plastic Packaging 151

16 Pet Food Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging 159

17 Frozen Food Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic

Packaging 165

18 Foodservice Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic

Packaging 177

19 Dry Food Market for Competitive Paper & Plastic

Packaging 186

20 Soy & Other Nondairy Beverage Market for Competitive

Paper & Plastic Packaging 195

SECTION V -- COMPETITIVE SHIPPING & RETAIL

PRODUCTS

1 Competitive Shipping & Retail Products Demand 198

2 Competitive Shipping Drum Demand 200

3 Plastic Shipping Drum Demand 203

4 Fibre Shipping Drum Demand 207

5 Competitive Retail Bag & Sack Demand 211

6 Plastic Retail Bag & Sack Demand 215

7 Paper Retail Bag & Sack Demand 218

8 Protective Packaging Market for Competitive Paper &

Plastic Packaging 221

9 Competitive Shipping Sack Demand 231

10 Paper Shipping Sack Demand 233

11 Plastic Shipping Sack Demand 238

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Selected Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Companies 243

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 257

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 269

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Paper & Plastic Packaging Market, 1999-2009 31

2 Paper, Plastic & Thermoplastic Resin Pricing, 1999-2009 32

SECTION III -- PACKAGING OVERVIEW

1 Rigid Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Demand

by Type, 2009 53

2 Flexible Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Demand

by Type, 2009 63

3 Competitive Paper & Plastic Packaging Demand

by Material, 1999-2009 71

4 Competitive Paper Packaging Demand by Market, 2009 82

5 Competitive Plastic Packaging Demand by Market, 2009 87

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