Global Plastic Film and Sheets Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic Film and Sheets in Thousands of Tons and US$ Million by the following product segments: 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, & 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 estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 690 companies including many key and niche players such as Achilles Corporation, AEP Industries Inc., AET, Inc., Bemis Company, Inc., Berry Plastics Corporation, British Polythene Industries PLC, DuPont Teijin Films, ExxonMobil Chemicals, Futamura Chemical Co., Ltd., Foshan Plastics Group Co, Ltd., Garware Polyester Limited, H.S. Industries Co., Ltd., Innovia Films, Inteplast Group, Ltd., Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad, Okura Industrial Co., Ltd., Paragon Films, Inc., Polyplex Corporation Ltd., PT Trias Sentosa Tbk, PT Argha Karya Prima Industry Tbk, Reynolds Flexible Packaging, Rheinische Kunststoffwerke (RKW) AG, Quinn Plastics NV, SABIC Innovative Plastics, SABIC Polymershapes, Sealed Air Corporation, SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Spartech Corporation, Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited, Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Toyobo Company Ltd., Treofan Group, Trioplast Industrier AB, Unitika Ltd., and Vibac Group. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Overview of Select Product Segments 4

Polyethylene Films 4

Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films 4

Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films 4

Polypropylene Films 4

Oriented Polypropylene Films (OPP) Films 4

Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films 5

Non-Oriented Propylene (Non-OPP) Films 5

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Film & Sheets 5

High Performance Films 5

Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films 5

Nylon Films 5

Other High Performance Films 5

2. INDUSTRY DYNAMICS 6

Highlights 6

Recession Take Toll on Plastic Film Market 6

Prices of Plastic Resins to Strengthen, Post Recession 7

Market Overview 7

3. MAJOR GLOBAL TRENDS 9

Middle East: The New Haven for Plastics 9

Increasing Share of Offshore Low-Cost Products in Developed

Regions 9

Prominent Strategies 10

Release Liner - A Growing End-Use Market for Films 10

Cast PP - A Major Threat to BOPP Film 10

Second Generation LLDPE Products: Substitute for Plastics in Film 11

'Plasticulture' - Gaining Prominence? 11

Rising Raw Material Costs Hamper Growth 12

Plastic Labels Offer New Window of Opportunity 12

Asia Turns Into Battleground for PET Film Players 13

Japanese PET Film Makers Focusing on Solar Cells and Other

Potential Markets 13

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 14

Production Processes 14

Extrusion 14

Extrusion Coating 14

Coextrusion 14

Calendering 14

Applications of Plastic Films 14

Customizing Films Packaging 15

Benefits of Plastic Films 15

Protection 16

Convenience 16

Information 16

Versatility 16

Environmental Advantages 16

Lower Resource Utilization 16

High Stable, Safe and Inert 16

Benefits of Plastic Films to Horticulture and Agriculture

Sectors 17

5. AN OVERVIEW OF MAJOR SEGMENTS 18

Polyethylene 18

The Building Block 18

Low Density Polyethylene: A Major Type of Polyethylene 18

Table 1: Global Top 5 Producers of LDPE by Capacity (2007

and 2008): Breakdown of Production Capacities for Dow

Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemical, Sinopec, SABIC and

LyondellBasell (Production Capacities in '000 Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 19

Table 2: Global LDPE Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 19

LLDPE: A High Growth Market 20

Table 3: Global Top 5 producers of LLDPE by Capacity (2007 &

2008): Breakdown of Production Capacities for Dow Chemical,

ExxonMobil Chemical, SABIC, Sinopec and Nova (Production

Capacities in '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 20

Table 4: Global LLDPE Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 20

High Density Polyethylene 20

HDPE: An Extensively Used Plastic 21

Table 5: Global HDPE Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 21

Technology Scraps Process-Based Distinction Between HDPE and

LLDPE 21

Polypropylene 22

Global Polypropylene Market - Demand Trends 22

Table 6: Global PP Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 22

Table 7: Leading Players in the Global Polypropylene Market

(2009): Capacity (in MMTPA) of Access Industries, SINOPEC,

Total S.A, RIL, SABIC, Formosa Group, Exxon Mobil, CNPC, and

Ineos (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 23

Polypropylene Films 23

BOPP Film - A High Growth Segment 24

Table 8: Worldwide BOPP Film Consumption in 2010E:

Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Segment for Tape,

Biscuits/Bakery, Pasta, Tobacco, Confectionary, Other Foods,

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 25

Growing Influence of Asian Producers 25

OPP Films 26

Non-OPP/CPP Films 26

Major End-Use Applications of CPP Films 27

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 28

Table 9: World Per Capita Consumption of PVC (2007):

Breakdown by Select Country/Region (In kilograms) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 28

Table 10: Leading PVC Producers Worldwide in Terms of

Capacity: 2007 (In '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 29

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Film 29

Film Applications 29

Sheet Applications 30

Table 11: World PVC Sheet Consumption by Application

(2010E): Percentage Breakdown for Medical Applications, Food

Applications, and Non-Food Applications includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 30

High Performance Films 30

General Properties of High-Performance Films 31

US - The Largest Market 31

6. PLASTIC FILM WASTE 32

Waste Minimization/Source Reduction 32

Landfilling 32

Combustion 32

Recycling 32

7. RECYCLING OF PLASTIC FILMS AND SHEETS 34

Growth Prospects 34

Limitations 34

Recycling Hurdles 35

Effective Diversion and Consolidation of Materials that are

Recovered 35

Facility for Separating Similar Materials 35

Capability of Eliminating Contaminants 35

Collection for Reprocessing 36

Source-Segregated Films 36

Manufacturing Film Waste 36

End Use Applications for Recycled Plastic Films 36

Plastic Production and Re-claimer Markets 36

Plastic Lumber Goods 37

Composites Production 37

8. AN INSIGHT INTO THE PLASTIC INDUSTRY 38

Development of the Plastic Industry: A Historical The Early

Period 38

World War II Era 38

Postwar Period 38

An Overview of Manufacturing Processes & their Classification 38

Monomer & Polymer Mechanics 38

Classification of Plastics 39

Based on the Construction Process 39

Based on its Ability to Crystallize 39

Based on their Moldability 39

Properties of Plastics 40

Molecular Weight 40

Mechanical Properties 40

Electrical Properties 40

Optical Properties 40

Wear Properties 40

Processing of Plastics 41

Injection Molding 41

Extrusion 41

Blow Molding 41

Thermoforming 41

Calendering 42

Casting 42

Formed by Petroleum-Derived Monomers and Polymers 42

Application Areas 42

In Construction 42

In Electronics 43

Plastics in Wire and Cable 43

In Medical Industry 43

Plastics in Automotive Sector 44

Plastics in Cosmetics 44

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 45

Astro Plastics Commences work on Establishment of Pakistan's

First Polyester Film Plant 45

Toray Inaugurates BOPP Plant in France 45

Mason Wells Purchases Appleton's Performance Packaging Unit 45

Bilcare to Acquire Ineos Films Division 45

Biaksplen to Increase BOPP Capacity 46

Cosmo Films to Enhance BOPP Films Capacity at Vadodara Facility 46

Hornschuch Takes Over O'Sullivan Films 46

XIL Begins Production at Ranjangaon Unit 46

Danafilms Doubles Franklin Facility 46

TonenGeneral and Toray Receive Approval to Form Joint Venture 46

Momentive Extends Collaboration with ChemPoint 47

Dow Chemical to Expand Specialty Plastic Film Production

Capacity for Use in Solar Modules 47

RMS Packaging Inks Definitive Agreement to Take Over Aurora

Iridescent Film Assets 48

Sigma Plastics Acquires Majority Stake in McNeely Plastic

Products 48

Aicello to Take Over Tohcello 48

Taghleef Inaugurates US Office 49

Spartech Expands Capacity for PVC and Roll Stock 49

Berry Plastics Acquires Superfos Packaging 49

Berry Plastics Takes Over Pliant 49

Clondalkin Announces Cleveland Plastic Films Acquisition 49

Toray Industries Enters into a 50:50 Joint Venture Partnership

with TonenGeneral Sekiyu 50

Saw Mill Capital Takes Over Filtrona Extrusion 50

Cosmo Films Takes Over GBC Commercial Print Finishing Business

from ACCO 50

Braskem Signs Agreement with Acinplas for Green PE Supply 51

Mianyang Longhua Film Commercializes Halogen-Free IR-PC Films

in Collaboration with Dow Chemical 51

Interfilm Holdings and NanoPack Sign Agreement for Layered

Barrier Films Distribution 51

Exopack and Indevco Group Forms Joint Venture for Polyethylene

Film 51

A Schulman Establishes New Plastic Additives Production Plant 51

Eastman Joins Forces with Plaskolite to Enter North American

Market for Extruded Plastic Sheet 52

RENOLIT Establishes Sales Subsidiary in India 52

ITOCHU Corporation Invests in Indian Plastic Film Producer

Narendra Plastic 52

Winpak Pockets Walsroder Packaging 53

Manuli Film Snaps Quintec Films 53

OMNOVA Solutions Acquires Complete Stake in CPPC-Decorative

Products 53

Berry Plastics to Shut Down Pennsylvania-based Erie Facility 53

AEP Industries Acquires Assets of Plastic Films Division of

Atlantis Plastics 54

Anhui Guofeng Plastic to Restructure Company to Focus on

Plastic Film Business 54

Pliant Corp and Nova Roll to Form Russian Joint Venture for

Film and Packaging Products 54

Linpac Establishes New PVC Film Facility in China 54

Klockner Pentaplast Acquires Rigid Films Product Line of PMC

Film Canada 55

First Capital Acquires Wisconsin Film and Bag 55

Alcoa Divests Packaging & Consumer Business to Rank Group 55

Vitopel to Expand BOPP Films Production Capacity 55

Clondalkin Acquires Accutech Films 55

10. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 56

SABIC Acquires GE Plastics; Forms SABIC Innovative Plastics 56

Berry Plastics and Covalence Specialty Materials Merge Operations 56

Alpha and DevCorp Ink MoU for BOPP Films Production 56

Sekisui America Acquires Allen Extruders 56

British Polythene Acquires AT Plastics' Films Business 57

Blackstone Acquires Klöckner Pentaplast 57

Filmquest Acquires Film Products Corp and Patison Trading 57

Berry Plastics Takes Over Rollpak 57

DuPont and Plantic to Produce Maize-Starch Based Plastic Films 57

Sealed Air Acquires ETHAFOAM™ Business from Dow 58

ThyssenKrupp Takes Over Stokvis 58

Titan to Acquire Indonesian BOPP Film Producer 58

Klockner to Establish a Production Unit in India 58

Sekisui Chemical Establishes New Company in the US 59

Alcoa KAMA to Produce Extruded Plastic Sheets 59

ExxonMobil Expands OPP Film Output 59

AEP Industries Acquires Mercury Plastics' Kentucky Operations 59

Jain Irrigation Systems Acquires Major Stake in US based

NuCedar Mills 59

Treofan to Invest $45M on BOPP Film Expansion 60

Apollo Management Acquires Tyco International's Plastics,

Adhesives and Ludlow Coated Products Business 60

Gulf Packaging Initiates Third BOPP film facility 60

Toray Expands Condenser Film Operations In China and Japan 60

Toyobo Expands PET film Manufacturing Operations 60

RTP Takes Over Wiman Corp 61

DMT Bags Contract to Build PP Film Plant in Turkmenistan 61

Pliant Further Expands Packaging Businesses 61

Rochling Commences Production at New Press 61

Thong Guan Expands Production Capacity 62

JPFL Expands BOPP Film Capacity 62

11. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS 63

Displax Develops 'Multitouch Skin' Plastic Film 63

BASF Develops New Plastic Film for Applications in

Pharmaceuticals Sector 63

Toray Plastics Introduces Torayfan TreaTear PP Sealant Films 64

Innovia Introduces Biodegradable NatureFlex Film 64

Consortium Develops Flexible LCDs by Using Plastic Film 64

WACKER Develops TECTOSIL® for Encapsulation of Photovoltaic

Components 65

Norner Installs Hosokawa's MDO Line to Develop Plastic Films

for Flexible Packaging 65

Bayer Develops New Coating for Mobile Handsets and Electronics 66

Seal Graphics Rolls Out Print Shield Crystal Lite 66

Fresh-Pak Unveils New Anti-Skid Sheets under Eco- Sheet 2000

Series 66

ESS DEE Unveils Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Products 66

SABIC Unveils Lexan DMX PC Film 66

Innovia Introduces New BOPP Label Facestock Films 67

Sealed Air Launches Cryovac® BSC Film 67

Sealed Air's New Cryovac® Mirabella® Packaging 67

ExxonMobil Introduces Advanced Exceed™ mPE HTC Technology 67

ExxonMobil Chemical Unveils Labelling Applications 67

ExxonMobil Chemical Showcases Nexxstar™, Exceed™ Packaging

Solutions 68

QUINN SPC Receives BBA Certification 68

Toray Develops New Optical PET Film for LCD Backlight 68

Toray to Commercialize Production of PLA Films 69

Toray Plastics Unleashes New Polyester Lidding Film - LumiLid®

XLS5 69

Toray Plastics Introduces Co-extruded Polyester Film -

Lumirror® PA30 69

Eastman Unveils Copolyester Resin for Shrink Film 70

Vibac Group Launches New 7 Layer Extrusion Line 70

12. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 71

Achilles Corporation (Japan) 71

AEP Industries, Inc. (USA) 71

AET, Inc. (USA) 71

Bemis Company, Inc. (USA) 72

Berry Plastics Corporation (USA) 72

British Polythene Industries PLC (UK) 72

DuPont Teijin Films (USA) 73

ExxonMobil Chemicals (USA) 73

Futamura Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan) 74

Foshan Plastics Group Co, Ltd. (China) 74

Garware Polyester Limited (India) 74

H.S. Industries Co., Ltd. (Korea) 75

Innovia Films (Australia) 75

Inteplast Group, Ltd. (USA) 75

Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad 75

Okura Industrial Co., Ltd (Japan) 76

Paragon Films, Inc. (USA) 76

Polyplex Corporation Ltd (India) 76

PT Trias Sentosa Tbk (Indonesia) 76

PT Argha Karya Prima Industry Tbk (Indonesia) 77

Reynolds Flexible Packaging (USA) 77

Rheinische Kunststoffwerke (RKW) AG (Germany) 77

Quinn Plastics NV (Ireland) 78

SABIC Innovative Plastics (USA) 78

SABIC Polymershapes (USA) 78

Sealed Air Corporation (USA) 79

SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd., (SPC) (China) 79

Spartech Corporation (USA) 79

Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited (Japan) 80

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (USA) 80

Toyobo Company Ltd. (Japan) 81

Treofan Group (Germany) 81

Trioplast Industrier AB (Sweden) 81

Unitika Ltd (Japan) 81

Vibac Group (Italy) 82

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 83

Unit Analytics 83

Table 12: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 13: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 84

Table 14: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

By Product Segment 86

Polyethylene Films 86

Table 15: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

Table 16: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 87

Table 17: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysi 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

Table 19: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 90

Table 20: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

Table 21: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 22: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 93

Table 23: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 94

Table 24: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 25: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 96

Table 26: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Polypropylene Films 98

Table 27: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 28: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 99

Table 29: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 30: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 31: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 32: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

Table 33: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 34: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

Table 35: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 36: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 37: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 108

Table 38: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

PVC Films 110

Table 39: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

Table 40: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 41: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

High Performance Films 113

Table 42: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 43: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 114

Table 44: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 45: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 46: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 47: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 48: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 49: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 120

Table 50: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Table 51: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 52: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 53: World 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 124

Dollar Analytics 125

Table 54: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 55: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 126

Table 56: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

By Product Segment 128

Polyethylene Films 128

Table 57: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 58: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 129

Table 59: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 60: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

Table 61: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 132

Table 62: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 63: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 64: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 135

Table 65: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 66: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 67: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 138

Table 68: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Polypropylene Films 140

Table 69: 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) 140

Table 70: World Historic Review 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 141

Table 71: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 72: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 73: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 74: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

Table 75: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 76: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 77: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 78: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 79: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 150

Table 80: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

PVC Films 152

Table 81: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

Table 82: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 83: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

High Performance Films 155

Table 84: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Table 85: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 156

Table 86: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

Table 87: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 88: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

Table 89: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 160

Table 90: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

Table 91: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 162

Table 92: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

Table 93: 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 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 164

Table 94: World Historic Review 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 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 165

Table 95: World 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 166

14. THE UNITED STATES 167

A.Market Analysis 167

Volume Analysis 167

Value Analysis 167

Demand Grows with Packaging as Major End-User 167

An Account of Major End-Use Industries of Plastic Film &

Sheets in the US 168

Review of Select Segments 168

Polyethylene 168

Table 96: US Market for Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption

by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

Table 97: LDPE Film Consumption in the US (2010E):

Percentage Breakdown by Application for Packaging (Food

Packaging, Non-Food Packaging, Shrink Packaging, and

Stretch Packaging), and Non- Packaging (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 169

Table 98: US Market for Linear Low Density Polyethylene

(LLDPE) (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume

Consumption by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 169

Table 99: US Market for High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption

by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 169

PE Medical Films 170

PET Film Market - A Drift Downwards 170

Polypropylene 170

OPP Film & BOPP Film 170

Table 100: CPP Films Market in US (2010E): Percentage

Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment for Food Packaging,

Stationery Products, Healthcare & Medical Applications,

TextilePackaging, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 171

Presence of Leading Film & Sheet Players in the US by Material 171

US Plastic Film & Sheet Market: End-Use 172

B.Market Analytics 173

I. Unit Analytics 173

Table 101: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Plastic Film and Sheets by Product Segment - Polyethylene

Films (HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene

Films (OPP films, BOPP Films, Non-OPP Films), PVC Films,

and High Performance Films (Nylon Films Polyester/PET

Films, Other High Performance Films) Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 173

Table 102: US Historic Review for Plastic Film and Sheets

by Product Segment - Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE

Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films (OPP films, BOPP

Films, Non- OPP Films), PVC Films, and High Performance

Films (Nylon Films Polyester/PET Films, Other High

Performance Films) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in 000' Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 174

Table 103: US 11-Year Perspective for Plastic Film and

Sheets by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE

Films), Polypropylene Films (OPP Films, BOPP Films, Non-OPP

Films), PVC Films, and High Performance Films (Nylon Films

Polyester / PET Films, Other High Performance Films)

Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 175

II. Dollar Analytics 176

Table 104: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Plastic Film and Sheets by Product Segment Polyethylene

Films (HDPE Films, LDPE Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene

Films (OPP films, BOPP Films, Non-OPP Films), PVC Films,

and High Performance Films (Nylon Films Polyester/PET

Films, Other High Performance Films) Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 176

Table 105: US Historic Review for Plastic Film and Sheets

by Product Segment - Polyethylene Films (HDPE Films, LDPE

Films, LLDPE Films), Polypropylene Films (OPP films, BOPP

Films, Non-OPP Films), PVC Films, and High Performance

Films (Nylon Films Polyester/PET Films, Other High

Performance Films) Independently An

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