Reportlinker Adds US Extruded Plastics Industry

Jan 19, 2010, 08:06 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

US Extruded Plastics Industry

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0172452/US-Extruded-Plastics-Industry.html

US demand to reach 34 billion pounds in 2013

Demand for extruded plastics in the US is projected to grow 2.6 percent per year to 34 billion pounds in 2013, valued at $23 billion (resin content only). Resins will account for 40 percent of the $59 billion final product cost. Gains will be driven by extrusion's cost efficiency, processing ease and high volume uses, as well as machinery improvements. Threats to further growth include a slumping nonresidential building construction market and maturing applications in other areas such as film and sheet. Resin prices increased rapidly between 2003 and 2008 in response to escalating crude petroleum and natural gas costs. Going forward, moderating petroleum and natural gas prices will result in slow resin price increases. Extrusion will remain the highest volume plastic production process, accounting for over 56 percent of thermoplastics demand in 2013.

Extruded PVC resins to grow the fastest

Demand for extruded HDPE is forecast to grow 2.5 percent per annum to 5.6 billion pounds in 2013, with good prospects expected in pipe and trash bag production. Slow growth is anticipated for extruded polystyrene (PS) due to competition from polyolefin and polyester resins. Nonetheless, polystyrene will remain a key player in disposable packaging applications such as cups, plates and other containers. Extruded foamed PS is used in building and other insulation applications, where it competes with expandable PS. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) together accounted for 60 percent of all extruded plastics demand in 2008. Extruded PVC demand is projected to grow 3.0 percent annually to 10.4 billion pounds in 2013, driven by its amenability to high volume construction applications such as pipe, siding, windows, molding and trim, and fencing and decking. Slower growth is expected for LDPE due to maturing film applications. Construction and packaging markets together accounted for 80 percent of all extruded plastics demand in 2008. Best opportunities are anticipated for siding and pipe. Growth will be stimulated by a rebounding residential building construction segment. Packaging markets for extruded plastics will be fueled by cost advantages over paper and metal, and continued opportunities in the production of blister packs and clamshells, as well as cups, bowls, plates and disposable packaging. Consumer markets will be spurred by rising demand for appliances and trash bags, and recreational and other products. Smaller extruded plastics markets include motor vehicles, industrial, electrical and electronics, and medical uses.

Study coverage

This new industry study presents historical demand data (1998, 2003 and 2008) plus forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by resin type and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles industry competitors.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION PAGE

INTRODUCTION xi

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Outlook 4

Demographic Trends 9

Consumer Income & Spending 12

Manufacturing Outlook 14

Plastic Resin Overview 17

Market Trends 20

Extrusion Machinery & Technology 22

Plastic Processing Methods 24

Injection Molding 26

Blow Molding 27

Other Processes 27

Pricing Trends 29

Regulatory Considerations 31

Recycling 34

International Activity 34

III. RESINS 36

General 36

Resins 37

Polyvinyl Chloride 39

Profiles 40

Pipe 42

Siding 43

Windows & Doors 46

Molding & Trim 47

Fencing, Decking & Other 48

Film 50

Other 51

Low Density Polyethylene 55

Film 56

Other 60

High Density Polyethylene 62

Pipe 64

Film 66

Sheet & Other 68

Polystyrene 69

Solid 71

Sheet 72

Film 73

Other 74

Foamed 74

Polypropylene 76

Film 78

Sheet 80

Wire & Cable 81

Other 81

Polyester 82

Film 83

Sheet & Other 86

Other 87

Applications 88

Resins 90

IV. MARKETS 93

General 93

Packaging 95

Packaging Overview 95

Resins 98

Applications 101

Film 102

Food 103

Nonfood 104

Secondary 105

Producers 105

Other Packaging 109

Solid 110

Foamed 112

Construction 114

Construction Outlook 114

Resins 116

Applications 119

Pipe 119

Resins 120

Applications 121

Producers 125

Siding 127

Characteristics 129

Markets & End Uses 131

Producers 133

Other 133

Windows & Doors 135

Molding & Trim 138

Wire & Cable 140

Fencing & Decking 141

Fencing 141

Decking 143

Glazing 146

Insulation 147

Other 148

Consumer Goods 149

Resins 150

Applications 152

Other Markets 154

Resins 155

Markets 157

Motor Vehicles 158

Industrial 159

Electrical & Electronic 160

Medical 161

Other 162

V. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 163

General 163

Market Share 166

Bemis 167

JM Eagle 168

Alcan Packaging 168

DuPont 169

Cryovac 170

Berry Plastics 171

Printpack 171

Pliant 172

Mergers & Acquisitions 172

Marketing Strategies 177

Channels of Distribution 178

Research & Development 180

Competitive Strategies 181

Cooperative Agreements 183

Company Profiles 186

Aargus Industries, see Sigma Plastics Group

Advanced Drainage Systems Incorporated 187

AEP Industries Incorporated 189

Alcan Packaging, see Rio Tinto Group

Alcoa Incorporated 191

Allied Plastics Holdings, see Sigma Plastics Group

Alside, see Associated Materials

AmTopp, see Formosa Plastics Group

Andersen Corporation 192

Arkema SA 194

Associated Materials LLC 196

Atlantis Plastics, see Fortis Plastics

Atrium Companies Incorporated 198

AZEK Building Products, see CPG International

Bemis Company Incorporated 201

Berry Plastics Corporation 203

Beta Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group

CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain

Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company 208

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC 209

Coastal Films of Florida, see Sigma Plastics Group

Covalence Specialty Materials, see Berry Plastics

CPG International Incorporated 210

Crane Group 212

Cryovac, see Sealed Air

Curwood, see Bemis

Danvid Window, see Atrium

Dart Container Corporation 214

Diversapack, see Printpack

Dow Chemical Company 215

Dow-Tech Plastics, see Atrium

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 218

EMCO Enterprises, see Andersen

Epsilon Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group

Exterior Portfolio by Crane, see Crane Group

Exterior Profiles Corporation 222

Exxon Mobil Corporation 223

Filmtech, see Sigma Plastics Group

FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics

Formosa Plastics Group 225

Fortis Plastics LLC 228

Fortune Brands Incorporated 229

General Electric Company 230

Gentek Building Products, see Associated Materials

Georgia Gulf Corporation 231

Hancor, see Advanced Drainage Systems

Heartland Building Products, see ProVia Door

Heartland Siding, see ProVia Door

Hilex Poly Company LLC 235

HR Windows and Company, see Atrium

ICC Industries Incorporated 236

Integrated Bagging Systems, see Formosa Plastics Group

Inteplast Group, see Formosa Plastics Group

J-M Manufacturing Company Incorporated 238

Jeld-Wen Incorporated 240

Johnson (SC) & Son Incorporated 241

Kroy Building Products, see Ply Gem

Lane Enterprises Incorporated 242

Mercury Plastics, see Sigma Plastics Group

Milprint, see Bemis

Norandex Building Material Distribution, see Saint-Gobain

North American Pipe, see Westlake Chemical

North Star Manufacturing, see Atrium

Omega Plastics,see Sigma Plastics Group

O'Neil Color & Compounding, see ICC Industries

Outdoor Technologies, see Exterior Profiles

Owens Corning 243

Pace Industries, see ICC Industries

Pactiv Corporation 244

Perfecseal, see Bemis

Performance Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group

Phillips Sumika Polypropylene, see Chevron Phillips

Chemical

Pliant, see Berry Plastics

Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated 246

Poly Plastic Products, see Sigma Plastics Group

Preservation, see Associated Materials

Primex Plastics, see ICC Industries

Printpack Incorporated 248

ProVia Door Incorporated 250

Rampart Packaging, see Printpack

Renewal by Andersen, see Andersen

Republic Bag, see Sigma Plastics Group

Reynolds Packaging Group 251

Rio Tinto Group 253

RTP Company 255

Saint-Gobain 256

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation 259

Scranton Products, see CPG International

Sealed Air Corporation 261

Serious Materials Incorporated 262

Sigma Plastics Group 263

Silver Line Building Products, see Andersen

Spartech Corporation 268

Superior Engineered Products, see Atrium

Survivor Windows II Incorporated 271

Thermal Industries, see Atrium

TimberTech, see Crane Group

Westech Building Products, see Westlake Chemical

Westlake Chemical Corporation 272

Wiman, see RTP

Woodruff, see ICC Industries

World-Pak, see Formosa Plastics Group

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9

2 Population & Households 12

3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 14

4 Manufacturers' Shipments 17

5 Plastic Resin Supply & Demand 19

6 Extruded Plastics Market, 1998 - 2008 21

7 Thermoplastic Resin Demand by Process 25

8 Extruded Resin Pricing 31

SECTION III -- RESINS

1 Extruded Plastics Demand in Pounds & Dollars 37

2 Extruded Plastics Demand by Resin 38

3 Extruded PVC Demand by Application 40

4 Extruded PVC Demand in Profiles 41

5 Extruded PVC Film Demand 51

6 Extruded PVC Demand in Other Products 54

7 Extruded LDPE Demand by Type & Application 56

8 Extruded LDPE Demand in Film 59

9 Extruded LDPE Demand in Other Products 61

10 Extruded HDPE Demand by Application 63

11 Extruded Polystyrene Demand by Type 71

12 Extruded Solid Polystyrene Demand by Application 72

13 Extruded Foamed Polystyrene Demand by Application 76

14 Extruded Polypropylene Demand by Application 77

15 Extruded Polyester Demand by Application 83

16 Other Extruded Plastics Demand by Application 88

SECTION IV -- MARKETS

1 Extruded Plastics Demand by Market 94

2 Packaging Overview 98

3 Packaging Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin 100

4 Packaging Market for Extruded Plastics by Application 102

5 Packaging Film Market for Extruded Plastics 103

6 Other Packaging Markets for Extruded Plastics 109

7 Construction Expenditures 116

8 Construction Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin 118

9 Construction Market for Extruded Plastics By Application 119

10 Pipe Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin 121

11 Pipe Market for Extruded Plastics by Application 124

12 Siding Market for Extruded Plastics by Market & End Use 129

13 Other Construction Markets for Extruded Plastics 134

14 Consumer Goods Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin 151

15 Consumer Goods Market for Extruded Plastics by Application 154

16 Other Markets for Extruded Plastics by Resin 156

17 Other Markets for Extruded Plastics by Application 157

SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Extruded Plastics Sales by Company, 2008 164

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 175

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 185

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Plastic Resin Demand by Type, 2008 20

2 Extruded Plastics Market, 1998 - 2008 22

3 Thermoplastic Resin Demand by Process, 2008 26

SECTION III -- RESINS

1 Extruded Plastics Demand by Resin, 2008 39

2 Extruded PVC Demand in Profiles, 2008 42

3 Extruded LDPE Demand in Film, 2008 60

4 Extruded LDPE Demand in Other Products, 2008 62

5 Extruded HDPE Demand by Application, 2008 64

6 Extruded Polypropylene Demand by Application, 2008 78

SECTION IV -- MARKETS

1 Extruded Plastics Demand by Market, 2008 94

2 Packaging Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin, 2008 101

3 Construction Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin, 2008 118

4 Pipe Market for Extruded Plastics by Application, 2008 125

5 Other Construction Markets for Extruded Plastics, 2008 135

6 Consumer Goods Market for Extruded Plastics by Resin, 2008 151

7 Other Markets for Extruded Plastics by Resin, 2008 156

8 Other Markets for Extruded Plastics by Application, 2008 158

SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Extruded Plastics Market Share by Company, 2008 167

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