Reportlinker Adds Global Converted Flexible Packaging Industry

Mar 21, 2011, 12:27 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Converted Flexible Packaging Industry

http://www.reportlinker.com/p080435/Global-Converted-Flexible-Packaging-Industry.html

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Converted Flexible Packaging in volume (Thousands of Metric Tons) and value (US$ Million), by the following Product Segments: 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 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 471 companies including many key and niche players such as AEP Industries, Inc., 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.

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

Product Definitions 4

Plastic Films 4

Paper 4

Aluminum Foil 4

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5

A Market Primer 5

Current and Future Analysis 6

Global Packaging Industry Buckles Under Economic Crisis 7

Flexible Packaging Market Slows Down Due to Recession 7

Low Demand Stifles the Market for Consumer Packaging 7

The Rise and Fall of Plastic Packaging 8

Flexible Packaging- A Dynamic and Vibrant Industry 8

Global Demand for BOPP Films to Witness Strong Growth 9

Table 1: Average Growth Rates of World BOPP Films (Between

2003 - 2009): Breakdown by Leading Regions (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 10

Global LDPE Demand Attains Maturity and Saturation Point 10

An Overview of the Plastic Films Industry 11

Usage of PVC as Packaging Material Declines 11

Demand for PET Packaging in North America Declines 11

Overview of Global Polyethylene Market 11

Emerging Markets to Register Fastest Growth 12

New Innovations to Boost Developed Markets 12

Global Competitive Scenario in the Industry 13

Table 2: Global Flexible Packaging Market (2009): Breakdown

of Annual Revenues by Leading Companies (In US$ Million)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 13

World Market for Converted Flexible Packaging (2009): Ranking

by Top 25 Converters Based on Value Sales 14

Major Acquisitions in the Flexible Packaging Industry (2008-

2010) 15

3. GLOBAL PACKAGING MARKET 16

Introduction 16

Packaging Materials 16

Table 3: Global Market for Packaging (2008): Percentage

Breakdown by Material Used (includes corresponding Graph/

Chart) 16

Choosing the Right Material 17

Environmental Benefits of Packaging 17

Change: An Inescapable Phenomenon 18

Industry Dynamics 18

Factors Influencing the Market 19

Globalization 19

Environmental Issues 19

Mass Customization 20

Changes in Retailing 20

Technical Developments 20

Polarization of the Industrial Structure 21

Westernization 21

4. FLEXIBLE PACKAGING - A REVIEW 22

Features of Flexibles 22

Advantages Vis-à-vis Disadvantages 22

Production Process 22

Flexible Packaging Materials 22

State of the Market Prior to the Global Economic Recession 23

Synopsized Review of Demand Drivers 24

Competition 24

Global Flexible Packaging Statistics - A Historic Perspective 25

Table 4: World Consumer Flexible Packaging Supplies Market

(2005): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading

Converters (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 25

Table 5: Market Share Analysis of North American Flexibles

Producers for the Year 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/

Chart) 26

Trends in Flexible Packaging 26

Stand-Up Pouches (SUPs) - A New Horizon 27

5. CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING - AN OVERVIEW 28

Plastic Film 28

Advantages of Plastic Films in Packaging 28

Source Reduction 28

Cost-Efficiency 29

Functionality 29

Versatility 29

Types of Plastic Films 29

Polyethylene Film (PE) 29

LDPE/LLDPE 30

HDPE 30

Polypropylene (PP) 30

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 30

Other Resins 31

Polystyrene (PS) 31

Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC) 31

Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) 31

Nylon 31

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) 31

Paper 31

Kraft Paper 32

Unbleached Kraft Paper 32

Bleached Kraft Paper 32

Kraftliner 32

Bleached Sulfate Paper 32

Glassine and Greaseproof Paper 32

Oiled and Waxed Paper 33

Paper Demand for CFP Worldwide 33

Aluminum Foil 33

Aluminum Foil Groups 34

Pure Aluminum 34

Aluminum-Iron (Al-Fe) Alloys 34

Aluminum-Iron-Manganese (Al-Fe-Mn) Alloys 34

6. END USE MARKETS 35

Food Packaging 35

Plastic Film 35

Aluminum Foil 35

Non-food Packaging 36

Plastic Films 36

Aluminum Foil 36

Other Markets 36

Potential Markets 37

7. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/ INNOVATIONS 38

LyondellBasell Industries Launches Petrothene L3035 LDPE Resin 38

LyondellBasell Industries Introduces Metocene RM2231Resin 38

Wonderware Launches New Industry Packaging Application 38

LyondellBasell Industries Launches Lupolen 1800U Grade LDPE Resin 39

LyondellBasell Industries Launches Lupolen GX 4081 PE Resin 39

Dow Europe Launches XZ 89446.00 Polyethylene Resin 40

MULTI-PLASTICS Introduces C1S, 4SCP, and 4WCP Pouch Materials 40

LyondellBasell Industries Introduces Purell PE 3420F LDPE Resin 41

Wipak Introduces VP 1457 Biaxer 55 XX PP AFM Lidding Film 41

Macro Engineering & Technology Launches New Double Bubble Lines 41

Klockner Pentaplast Introduces Pentaform®TH-M280F/14 Film 42

Klockner Pentaplast Launches Pentaclear®BX-E770/65 APET Film 42

Klockner Pentaplast Unveils Pentafood®W-5129 Rigid PP Film 42

Klockner Pentaplast Launches Pentapharm® ACLAR® PA 400 G04 Films 43

Klockner Pentaplast Rolls Out Pentapharm® kp MaxTM S04 Films 43

Klockner Pentaplast Introduces Pentastat® APET Film 43

Huhtamaki Introduces Bio-Coated Paperboard Packaging 43

Mondi Consumer Flexibles Introduces Slide-Rite® Re-Closable

System 44

Mondi Launches Biodegradable Packaging Products 44

Sealed Air and Colgate-Palmolive® Develop New Ultraviolet

Barrier Film 44

Sealed Air Introduces New Cryovac® D-955TK Film 45

Sealed Air Introduces Quick Tuff® RT Foam Packaging 45

Sealed Air Introduces Cryovac® Multi-sealTM Deli Package 46

Sealed Air Introduces Cryovac® EZPakTM Deli Package 46

Sealed Air Introduces Fill-Air® CycloneTM Inflatable Packaging

System 46

Sonoco Unveils New Stealth CoreTM Film Core 47

Wipak Offers Biaxer and Bialon Film Range 47

Sealed Air Unveils New Cryovac® D-940 Shrink Film 48

Alcan Packaging Introduces Printed Compostable Laminates 48

Amcor Flexibles Launches Chlorine-Free Films 49

Huhtamaki to Launch New Paper-based Packaging Product for

Ready Meals 49

Pactiv Corporation Launches Hefty® Ultra FlexTM Kitchen Bags 49

Pactiv Corporation Introduces New Range of Paper-based Space

Saver Package 49

Pliant Corporation Unveils GlideFastTM Films 50

Klockner Pentaplast Introduces First-of-its-kind HDPE Films

with Recycled Content 50

Klockner Pentaplast Launches Pentamed®MD-M282/21 Rigid Vinyl Film 50

Klockner Pentaplast Unveils New Rigid Vinyl Film 50

Klockner Pentaplast Launches Rigid Vinyl Films 50

EXXONMOBIL Chemical Launches Metallyte UBW-ES, Polypropylene Film 50

Ampac Flexibles-Performance Films Introduces Apex 9000 VF

Series Films 51

Mitsubishi Plastics Unveils X-BARRIER, High Gas Barrier Film 51

Innovia Films Introduces NatureFlex NK, Compostable and

Flexible Film 52

Ampac Rolls Out PureFlexTM MW and Apex 3739 MW Laminate and

Sealing Film 52

Innovia Films Unveils PropaFresh P2G and PropaFresh P2GAF BOPP

Films 53

Alcan Packaging Unveils Printed Compostable Film Laminate 53

Amcor Flexible Packaging Unveils NaturePlus Peelable

Polylactic Acid Film 53

8. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 54

Boise® Paper Launches New Line of Flexible Packaging Papers 54

Lamination ® Launches Light Weight Roll Edge Protector FlexRoll® 54

Ampac introduces Flexi-Free® 6985 54

Wetbone Launches Water Drinking Pouch for Dogs 55

Alcoa Launches Child-Resistant Blister Lidding Products 55

Toray Plastics Launches New Barrialox 1011EG-C1 55

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 56

Amcor Acquires Majority Businesses of Alcan Packaging 56

Sulipo Beteiligungsverwaltungs Acquires Majority Stake in

Constantia Packaging 56

Raumaster Paper Acquires Winder and Reeler Business of Quattroll 56

McNeely Acquires VAREX Co-Extrusion Line from Windmoeller &

Hoelscher 56

Wellspring Capital Management Takes Over Jen-Coat 57

Flex Americas to Expand Capacity of BOPET Film 57

Uflex Commences Production in Egyptian Plant 58

International Paper Plans to Acquire Asia based Packaging

Business of SCA 58

Braskem Acquires Polypropylene Division of Sunoco Chemicals 58

Oji Paper Takes Over GS Paper & Packaging from CVC Capital

Partners 58

Pregis Takes Over IntelliPack 59

Snyder Paper Takes Over Piedmont Paper 59

Pretium Packaging Merges with Novapak 59

Multi-Plastics Acquires Extrusion Facilities of Reynolds

Packaging 60

Sigma Plastics Acquires Majority Interests in McNeely Plastic

Products 60

Rabo Equity Advisors Acquires Stake in Vacmet India 60

Saw Mill Capital and Gateway's Senior Management Acquires

Gateway Packaging 60

A. Schulman Acquires ICO Inc. 61

Harpak and ULMA Merge to Form a New Company Harpak-ULMA

Packaging LLC 61

CEDEX Plastics to Commence Production and Export of Co-

Extruded PE Films 61

The European Commission Grants Approval for Sale of Polimeri

Europa's Polystyrene Business 62

BASF Divests Special Effects Films Business to RMS Packaging 62

Hilco Industrial Divests Aluminum Foil Unit in Canada 62

Norsk Divests Spanish Rolling Plant to Bavaria Industriekapital 63

Ineos Group Divests Films Business to Bilcare 63

Amcor Flexibles Hispania Divests Tobepal Businesses to

Constantia Flexibles 63

LyondellBasell Industries to Shut Down PP Production Facility

at Terni 63

The Visual Pak Acquires Norka Incorporated 63

xpedx Acquires Gould Paper 64

Sonoco Takes Over Associated Packaging Technologies 64

Little Rapids Acquires Larsen Converting Industries 64

Amcor Acquires Ball Plastics Packaging Americas of Ball

Corporation 64

Cornell Dubilier Electronics Acquires Panasonic's Electrolytic

Foil Manufacturing Facility 65

Altea Packaging Snaps Up Porta Egypt 65

Aperio Acquires Majority Interest in Packsys 65

Foster Packaging Expands Flexible Packaging Operations in

Ireland and UK 66

Interfilm Holdings and NanoPack Enter into 3-year Distribution

Agreement 66

LyondellBasell to Shut Down LDPE Plant in the UK 66

LyondellBasell Industries to Shut Down LDPE Production Unit in

France 66

Sunoco to Shut Down Polypropylene Production Plant in Texas 67

Astrapak Divests Flexibles Division Businesses to Afripack 67

DuPont Teijin Films to Shut Down Polyester Film Production

Plant in Italy 67

Rexam Acquires Rostar 67

Oliver Medical Acquires TOLAS Healthcare Packaging 67

Mondi Acquires BSK Materials 68

Pliant Corporation to Expand its Production Plant at Danville,

USA 68

Texen SA Takes Over Mar-Lee Cos 68

Winpak Acquries Walsroder Packaging 68

Dynamic Solutions Unlimited Acquries Film Business of Exopack

Holding 68

KapStone Takes Over North Charleston Operation of MeadWestvaco

Corp. 69

Euro-M Flexible Packaging and Ghlin Acquire Dutch AEP Industries 69

Weidenhammer UK Acquires Composite Tube and Package Division

of Chesapeake 69

International Paper Acquires Certain Operations of Weyerhaeuser 69

National Container Group Acquires Majority Stake in HM

Buchtenkirchen 69

Rosmar Packaging Group Acquires Gibraltar Packaging Group 70

Interflex Scotland Takes Over EBR Ltd 70

Mason Wells Buyouts Acquries Coating Excellence International 70

Multi Packaging Solutions Takes Over Great Western Industries 70

TowerBrook Capital Partners Acquries Majority Stake in

pack2pack Group NV 70

ReNewable Products to Acquire EarthShell 70

Plastipak Packaging Takes Over Preforme Sud and Europa Preforme 71

Rock Tenn Co. Acquires Southern Container 71

Studio One Acquries Outstanding Stake in GEM Minneapolis 71

Clondalkin Group Holdings Takes Over Accutech Films 71

Odyssey Investment Partners Take Over Ranpak 71

Alcan Takes Over Flexible Packaging Unit of Associated

Capsules Pvt. Ltd 71

Envases Del Pacifico to Invest in Recycling Plant 72

Vitopel to Invest in a New BOPP Plant 72

Ess Dee Aluminium Acquries Majority Stake in India Foils 72

The Integrated Packaging Group Acquires Amcor Flexibles 72

Berry Plastics Acquires Superfos Packaging 73

Berry Plastics Acquires Pliant 73

Yunnan Metallurgical Group Acquires Alcoa Shanghai Aluminum

Products 73

Sigma Plastics Acquires Majority Interests in ISO Poly Films 73

AEP Industries Acquires Certain Assets of Atlantis Plastics'

Plastic Films Division 73

Nordenia International Plans to Expand Russian Flexible

Packaging Facility 74

China Flexible Packaging to Acquire Bruckner's Production Plant 74

Uflex Plans to Construct New Polyester Film Unit in Mexico 74

Michelman Acquires Hydrosize Technologies 74

Ampac Flexibles Extends Pouch Manufacturing Capacity 74

Pliant and Nova Roll to Form a Enter into Joint Venture 75

Alcan Packaging to Invest in Packaging Market of Central Europe 75

Ampac Flexibles Enters into Partnership with PROPAC Industrial 75

JW Aluminum Inks Agreement with Oracle Flexible Packaging 75

Alcan Packaging Establishes New Facility in India 76

Amcor to Divest Flexible Packaging Plant 76

SCA Divests Corrugated Business 76

Huhtamaki to Shut Down Rigid Consumer Goods Division 76

Amcor Flexibles Divests UK and Swedish Operations 76

Dispoz-o Products and Wilkinson Industries Merge 77

Taghleef Industries Merges with Radici Film 77

The Specialized Packaging Group Merges with PaperWorks Industries 77

Clondalkin Group Takes Over Cleveland Plastic Films 77

Sonoco's Flexible Packaging Division Merges with Keating and

Trident Businesses 78

SmartSeal Inks Agreement with IPN Group 78

Amcor Flexibles Plans to Establish a New Facility in Poland 78

CCL Acquires Stake in Kontur Plus and Asterix 78

Rank Group Plans to Acquire Alcoa's Consumer and Packaging

Business 79

Carlisle FoodService Products Acquires Proex 79

Huhtamaki to Shut Down Packaging Unit in Pennsylvania 79

Ampac Packaging Acquries Floeter Flexible Packaging Group 79

10. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 80

Rio Tinto Pockets Alcan Inc 80

Ampac Packaging Acquires Mohawk Northern Plastics 80

Berry Plastics Merges with Covalence Specialty Materials 80

Bostik Acquires Dupont De Nemours Adhesives Business 80

SONOCO acquires Clear Pack 80

Haysenn Packaging Acquires Sandiacare 81

Berry Plastics Acquires Rollpak 81

Printpack Acquires Seal-It 81

Huhtamaki to Invest in New Facility in Thailand 81

Plasticum Group Acquires Berry Plastics UK Ltd 81

CCL Industries Acquires Decorative Sleeves 82

Sonoco Acquires Matrix Packaging 82

Alcan to Establish New Facility in India 82

Rexam Hits a Dead End in Rostar Acquisition 82

EU to Continue Anti-dumping Duties on Indian PET Film Exports 83

Toyo Aluminum to Expand Production 83

Manuli Stretch Group Acquires Quintec 83

M&G to Expand Production Capacity 83

SolVin Forms Joint venture with Sibur 83

Solvin to Expand Belgium PVC Capacity 84

Indorama to Establish PET Plant 84

CSBP to Acquire Vinyls Corp 84

GAIL Sets Up Polyethylene Unit at Pata 84

Chemplast Sanmar Plans Production Expansion 84

11. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 85

AEP Industries Inc (US) 85

Amcor Limited (Australia) 85

American Packaging Corporation (US) 86

Bemis Company, Inc. (US) 86

Clondalkin Group PLC (Ireland) 86

Constantia Packaging AG (Austria) 87

Exopack LLC (USA) 87

Huhtamäki Oyj (Finland) 87

Mondi Group (Austria) 87

Printpack Inc (USA) 88

Pliant Corporation (USA) 88

Rexam PLC (UK) 88

Sealed Air Corporation (US) 89

Sonoco Products Company (US) 89

United Flexibles GmbH (Germany) 90

Wipak Oy (Finland) 90

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 91

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

Table 7: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible Packaging

Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East

Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand

Metric Tons for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 8: World 11-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible

Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East

Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 93

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials Market by Material Type 94

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 94

Table 10: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible

Packaging Materials (Plastic Films) by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 11: World 11-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), Latin American and

Middle East Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 13: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible

Packaging Materials (Polyethylene) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 14: World 11-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), Latin American and

Middle East Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 99

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 16: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible

Packaging Materials (Polypropylene) by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 17: World 11-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), Latin American and

Middle East Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 103

Table 19: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible

Packaging Materials (PVC) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American

and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 20: World 11-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), Latin American and Middle

East Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 105

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 22: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible

Packaging Materials (Other Resins) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 23: World 11-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), Latin American and

Middle East Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 25: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible

Packaging Materials (Paper) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

Table 26: World 11-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), Latin American and Middle

East Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 111

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

Table 28: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible

Packaging Materials (Aluminum Foil) by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 29: World 11-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), Latin American and

Middle East Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Value Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Products 115

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Products by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 31: World Historic Review of Converted Flexible

Packaging Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin American and

Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 32: World 11-Year Perspective for Converted Flexible

Packaging Products by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle

East Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 117

13. THE UNITED STATES 118

A.Market Analysis 118

Outlook 118

Overview of the Flexible Packaging Market in the US 118

Ranking by Revenues of Top 20 US Flexible Packaging

Converters (2009) 118

Flexible Packaging Market Lesser Impacted from Recession 119

Latest Trends in the Converted Flexible Packaging Market 120

Demand for Converted Flexible Packaging on the Rise 120

Pouches and Bags Steadily Gaining Ground in Converted

Flexible Packaging 120

Table 33: Converted Flexible Packaging Market in the

United States (2005 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by

Product Type - Bags, Pouches, and Others (In %) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Converted Flexible Packaging in Dairy Industry Undergoes

Complete Revamp 121

Eco-friendly Packaging Rapidly Becoming the Mainstay 122

Emergence of Plastic Sheets Likely in Near Term 123

US Plastic Healthcare Packaging Holds Promise 123

PVC - Environmentally Unfriendly 123

Consolidation - Need of the Hour 123

Nanotechnology Forays into the Packaging Market 124

Versatility and Flexibility Hold The Key to Growth 124

Plastic Films, Foils, & Paper: Popular Materials of Choice 124

End-Use Applications On the Roll 125

Table 34: Flexible Packaging Market in the United States

(2009): Percentage Breakdown of Sales in End-Use

Industries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Demand Drivers in a Capsule 126

Food Packaging Applications Hold Better Prospects 126

Flexible Packaging: An Overview of the Principal Market 126

Table 35: US Market for Flexible Packaging (2003-2005):

Percentage Breakdown for Leading Players - Bemis, Printpak,

Sealed Air and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

Flexible Packaging Draws Wide Acceptance 127

Multi-Layered Films Rise in Popularity 128

Flexible Plastic Packaging Films: Widely Used 128

Table 36: Flexible Plastic Packaging Films Market in the

United States: Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by

Material Type for the Years 2009 & 2011 (In Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Revival of the Industrial PE Packaging Films 129

Table 37: US Market for Industrial Packaging Films: Select

Product Categories Ranked by Annual Growth Exhibited for

the period 2005-2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Foil-Based Packaging Systems: A Primer 129

Paper Flexibles: A Primer 130

Table 38: US Market for Paper Packaging (2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Key End-Use Markets - Food,

Manufacturing, Beverage, Food Service, and Others.

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Key Players 130

B.Market Analytics 131

Table 39: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 131

Table 40: US Historic Review of 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 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Table 41: US 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 133

Table 42: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 43: US Historic Review for Converted Flexible

Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

14. CANADA 135

A.Market Analysis 135

Outlook 135

Flexible Packaging in Canada 135

Table 44: Flexible Packaging Market in North America

(2009): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of End-Use

Industries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 45: Food Packaging Market in North America (2010):

Percentage Breakdown of Flexibles by End-Use Applications

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Key Player 136

B.Market Analytics 137

Table 46: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 47: Canadian Historic Review of 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

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 48: Canadian 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 139

Table 49: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 50: Canadian Historic Review for Converted Flexible

Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

15. JAPAN 141

A.Market Analysis 141

Outlook 141

Japan to Emerge as a Major Polyethylene Exporter in Future 141

Japanese Manufacturers Reduce Usage of Polyvinyl Chloride 141

B.Market Analytics 142

Table 51: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 52: Japanese Historic Review of 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

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

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

Graph/Chart) 144

Table 54: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

Table 55: Japanese Historic Review for Converted Flexible

Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

16. EUROPE 146

A.Market Analysis 146

Outlook 146

Trends in the Converted Flexible Packaging Market 146

Metal Foil Sales in Europe Record Steep Declines Due to

Recession 146

Table 56: European Aluminum Foil Production (2004-2009):

Breakdown of Annual Production by EAFA Member Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Western Europe Plunges Southwards 147

Central & Eastern Europe Lead Growth 147

Market in Eastern Europe Holds Promise Despite Recession 147

Competition 148

Top 10 European Converted Flexible Packaging Players

(2009): Companies Ranked on Revenues 148

Flexible Packaging: An Overview of the Principal Market 148

Latest Trends in the European Flexible Packaging Market 149

Western European Markets On Ice 149

Eastern Europe Offers Hope 150

Table 57: 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) 150

Table 58: European Market for Flexibles (2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown of End-Use Markets - Processed Food, Fresh

food, Bakery, and Frozen Food, Non-food, and Tobacco

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 59: Eastern European Food Packaging industry (2010):

Percentage Breakdown of Packaging Formats - Flexibles,

Rigid, Paper, Metal, and Glass (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 151

Table 60: Western European Food Packaging industry (2010):

Percentage Breakdown of Packaging Formats - Flexibles,

Rigid, Paper, Metal, and Glass (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 151

Challenges to Reckon With 152

Flexibles Revel in the FMCG Market 152

Table 61: Flexible Packaging in the European FMCG Market

(2010): 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) 153

Table 62: Advantages of Folding Cartons Ranked by

Percentage of FMCG Companies' Reported Level of Perceived

Value (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 63: European Market for Flexible Packaging (2010):

Percentage Breakdown by End-Use - Processed Food, Fresh,

Frozen and Bakery Food and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 154

Key Players 154

B.Market Analytics 155

Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials 155

Table 64: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Table 65: European Historic Review of 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 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

Table 66: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

Table 67: European Historic Review of 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

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 68: European 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

Table 69: European 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 160

Value Analytics for Converted Flexible Packaging Products 161

Table 70: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

Table 71: European Historic Review of 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 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 162

Table 72: European 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

16a.FRANCE 164

A.Market Analysis 164

Outlook 164

B.Market Analytics 164

Table 73: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 164

Table 74: French Historic Review of 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

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 165

Table 75: French 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 166

Table 76: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 167

Table 77: French Historic Review for Converted Flexible

Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 167

16b.GERMANY 168

A.Market Analysis 168

Outlook 168

B.Market Analytics 168

Table 78: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 168

Table 79: German Historic Review of 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

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 169

Table 80: German 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 170

Table 81: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Converted Flexible Packaging Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 171

Table 82: German Historic Review for Converted Flexible

Packaging Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 171

16c.ITALY 172

A.Market Analysis 172

Outlook 172

B.Market Analytics 172

Table 83: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 172

Table 84: Italian Historic Review of 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

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 173

Table 85: Italian 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresp

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