LONDON, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. flexible packaging market has been growing in accordance with the growth in the packaging industry. It is replacing traditional packaging types such as metal cans. Factors such as growth in consumer preferences for convenient packaging, increase in demand from food & healthcare sector, ease of use, and light weight is driving the demand for flexible packaging in the U.S.
The segmentation considered for this report is as follows: material, type, printing technology, application, and region. The U.S. flexible packaging market, by material, is categorized into plastic film, paper, aluminium foil, and bioplastic. The U.S. flexible packaging market, by type, is categorized into stand-up pouches, retort pouches, wraps, flat pouches, gusseted bags, wicketed bags, and others (stick packs and sachets). Stand-up pouches are estimated to contribute the most to the total U.S. flexible packaging market, as they are widely used in the end user industry. The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the market size included the top-down approach and bottom-up approach.
The market is segmented in terms of application into food & beverages, healthcare, cosmetics & toiletries, and others (household products, oil & lubricants, agricultural products, and sporting goods). The U.S. flexible packaging market, by printing technology, is categorized into flexography, rotogravure, digital, and others (offset, letterpress, and screen). On the basis of key regions, the U.S. flexible packaging market has been segmented into West, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest. The market in Southwest region is projected to grow at a high rate due to the rising consumer disposable income.
The U.S. market for flexible packaging has been dominated by the large players of the packaging industry, such as Bemis Company, Inc. (U.S.), Sonoco Products Company (U.S.), Coveris Holdings S.A. (U.S.), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), and Ampac Holdings LLC (U.S.). Other players include Berry Plastics Corporation (U.S.), Tredegar Corporation (U.S.), Printpack, Inc. (U.S.), American Packaging Corporation (U.S.), and Glenory, Inc. (U.S.).
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