SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Elizabeth White, Peter Silva, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

US Protective Packaging Market

LONDON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

US Protective Packaging Market

http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/packaging/us_protective_packaging_market.html

US demand to reach $6.4 billion in 2018

Protective packaging demand is expected to reach $6.4 billion in 2018, an improvement from the performance of the recession-impacted 2008-2013 period. Gains will be based on a continued robust outlook for Internet shopping, along with a continuing recovery in the manufacturing sector. In addition, an expected return of some outsourced manufacturing to the US will provide opportunities for protective packaging. These factors will necessitate heightened requirements for cost-effective packaging used to ship goods and to provide protection from shock, vibration, abrasion, temperature abuse, and other damaging effects of shipping and handling.

Insulated shipping containers, air pillows among best opportunities

Insulated shipping containers, air pillows, and molded pulp packaging will exhibit above average gains through 2018. Advances for insulated shipping containers will be driven by expanding specialized handling requirements for temperaturesensitive pharmaceuticals, a growing regulatory focus on compliance with storage temperature limit requirements, and increased online sales of perishable foods. Many newer drugs are temperature- sensitive and temperature control throughout the supply chain is critical to their safety and efficacy. As a result, insulated shipping containers will continue to have a major role in reducing losses of high-value drugs due to spoilage caused by temperature abuse.

Solid gains for air pillows will be based on continued rapid growth for Internet shopping, advantages of cost-effectiveness, reducing material use, and consumer preference for the product over other materials such as loose-fill. Prospects for molded pulp packaging will be boosted by advantages including environmental
friendliness, ease of disposal, and more stable pricing than petroleum-based plastics.

Molded foams to lose share to nonplastic alternatives

Growth for molded foam protective packaging and protective mailers will be similar to the overall protective packaging average. Advances for molded foams will benefit from a recovery in durable goods manufacturing along with advantages of light weight and excellent cushioning capabilities compared to paperboard and other materials. On the other hand, molded foams will face growing competition from nonplastic alternatives that have comparable performance properties and environmental advantages such as compostability. Such alternatives are also subject to less pricing volatility than are petroleum-based resins. Opportunities for protective mailers will be
based on continued requirements for economical, lightweight, pre-constructed protective packaging for the shipping of a wide variety of relatively small objects. More moderate gains are anticipated for paperboard protectors, paper fill, dunnage bags, and loose-fill, the result of mature applications and/or competition from faster growing product types. Nonetheless, prospects for paperboard protectors, paper fill, and biodegradable loose-fill will be helped by growing interest in environmentally friendly packaging. In addition, upward trends in consumer spending and construction expenditures will fuel healthy growth for warehouse clubs and home center stores, which will bode well for edge protection products, as these items are utilized in these retail channels to unitize and stack pallets.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, Protective Packaging, is priced at $5300. It presents historical demand data (2003, 2008, 2013) plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by function, market and product. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles over 40 US industry players such as ITW, Pregis, Sealed Air and Sonoco Products.
INTRODUCTION ix
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Consumer Income & Spending Trends 9
Demographic Trends 12
Manufacturing Outlook 16
Electronic & Computer Trends 20
Appliance Trends 24
Retail Sales Outlook 27
Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook 30
Packaging Industry Outlook 35
Box Industry Outlook 37
Plastic Resin Outlook 40
Plastic Foams Outlook 42
Environmental Considerations 45
Regulatory Considerations 50
Pricing Trends 53
International Activity 56
III. OVERVIEW 59
General 59
Products 60
Materials 62
Functions 67
Cushioning 69
Blocking & Bracing 70
Insulation 72
Void-Fill 73
Wrapping 74
Markets 75
Manufacturing 76
Non-Manufacturing 79
IV. FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 82
General 82
Protective Mailers 85
Materials & Applications 87
Producers 89
Bubble Packaging 92
Materials & Applications 93
Producers 94
Air Pillows 97
Materials & Applications 98
Producers 100
Paper Fill 103
Materials & Applications 105
Producers 106
Dunnage Bags 109
Materials & Applications 110
Producers 111
Other Flexible Protective Packaging 112
V. RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 114
General 114
Insulated Shipping Containers 117
Materials 119
Applications 122
Producers 124
Paperboard Protectors 127
Materials & Applications 128
Producers 131
Molded Pulp 134
Materials & Applications 135
Producers 136
Other Rigid Protective Packaging 137
VI. PLASTIC FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 140
General 140
Molded Foam 143
Expanded Polystyrene 144
Materials 147
Applications 148
Producers 149
Polyolefins 151
Materials 152
Applications 153
Producers 154
Polyurethane 157
Materials & Applications 158
Producers 159
Foam-in-Place Polyurethane 160
Materials & Applications 161
Producers 162
Polyolefin Rolled Foam 164
Materials & Applications 165
Producers 166
Loose-Fill 168
Expanded Polystyrene Loose-Fill 170
Biodegradable Plastic Loose-Fill 173
Other Foams 176
VII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 179
General 179
Market Share 182
Acquisitions & Divestitures 188
Marketing & Distribution 192
Competitive Strategies 196
Cooperative Agreements 198
Company Profiles 202
ACH Foam Technologies LLC 203
American Excelsior Company 205
Automated Packaging Systems Incorporated 206
Barnhardt Manufacturing Company 208
BASF SE 209
Bayer AG 211
Boise, see Packaging Corporation of America
Buckeye Corrugated Incorporated 213
Caraustar Industries Incorporated 214
Carpenter Company 216
Cascades Incorporated 217
Cellofoam North America Incorporated 221
Cold Chain Technologies Incorporated 223
CORBI Plastics, see Menasha
CPI Packaging, see Sealed Air
Cryopak, see TCP Reliable
Ecovative Design LLC 225
EnviroCooler, see Jarden
Foam Fabricators Incorporated 227
FP International, see Free-Flow Packaging International
Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated 229
Great Northern Corporation 232
Hexacomb, see Packaging Corporation of America
Huntington Foam LLC 234
Huntsman Corporation 235
Illinois Tool Works Incorporated 237
Induspac, see Specialized Packaging Group
Inter-Pac, see Pregis
ITW Shippers, see Illinois Tool Works
iVEX Protective Packaging, see Specialized Packaging
Group
Jarden Corporation 241
Kevothermal, see Sealed Air
Landaal Packaging Systems Incorporated 243
LEWISBINS+, see Menasha
Lifoam Industries, see Jarden
Marko Foam Products Incorporated 244
Menasha Corporation 246
Multi-Wall Packaging, see Illinois Tool Works
NanoPore Insulation, see Sealed Air
Norampac, see Cascades
NOVA Chemicals Corporation 248
ORBIS, see Menasha
Packaging Alternatives, see UFP Technologies
Packaging Corporation of America 250
Pak-Lite Incorporated 253
Polar Tech Industries Incorporated 254
Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated 256
Pregis Corporation 258
Ranpak Corporation 263
RAPAC, see Ring Companies
Ring Companies 265
Rock-Tenn Company 266
Rogers Foam Corporation 270
RTS Packaging, see Rock-Tenn and Sonoco Products
Sealed Air Corporation 271
Solvay Paperboard, see Rock-Tenn
Sonoco Products Company 278
Specialized Packaging Group LP 281
Stephenson & Lawyer, see UFP Technologies
Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH 284
Surface Guard, see Pregis
TCP Reliable Incorporated 287
Tharco Packaging, see Packaging Corporation of America
3M Company 289
True Pack Limited 291
UFP Technologies Incorporated 292
Additional Companies in Protective Packaging 295

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Personal Consumption Expenditures 12
3 Population & Households 16
4 Manufacturers' Shipments 20
5 Electronic & Computer Product Shipments 24
6 Major Household Appliance Shipments 26
7 Retail Sales 30
8 Electronic & Mail Order Shopping Sales by Type & Product 34
9 Packaging Supply & Demand 37
10 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Shipments by Type 40
11 Plastic Resin Supply & Demand 42
12 Plastic Foams Demand by Resin 45
13 Protective Packaging Pricing 56
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Protective Packaging Demand by Type 62
2 Protective Packaging Demand by Material 66
3 Protective Packaging Demand by Function 68
4 Protective Packaging Demand by Market 75
5 Manufacturing Market for Protective Packaging 79
6 Non-Manufacturing Market for Protective Packaging 81
SECTION IV -- FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Flexible Protective Packaging Demand by Type 84
2 Protective Mailer Demand by Type & Market 87
3 Bubble Packaging Demand by Market 93
4 Air Pillow Demand by Market 98
5 Paper Fill Packaging Demand by Market 104
6 Dunnage Bag Demand by Material & Market 110
7 Other Flexible Protective Packaging Demand 113
SECTION V -- RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Rigid Protective Packaging Demand by Type 116
2 Insulated Shipping Container Demand by Application
& Market 119
3 Paperboard Protector Demand by Market 128
4 Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Market 135
5 Other Rigid Protective Packaging Demand 139
SECTION VI -- PLASTIC FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Plastic Foam Protective Packaging Demand 142
2 Molded Foam Protective Packaging Demand 144
3 Molded Expanded Polystyrene Protective Packaging Demand
by Market 146
4 Molded Polyolefin Protective Packaging Demand by Market 152
5 Molded Polyurethane Protective Packaging Demand
by Market 158
6 Foam-in-Place Polyurethane Protective Packaging Demand
by Market 161
7 Polyolefin Rolled Foam Protective Packaging Demand
by Market 165
8 Loose-Fill Packaging Demand by Type 170
9 Expanded Polystyrene Loose-Fill Packaging Demand 173
10 Biodegradable Plastic Loose-Fill Packaging Demand 176
11 Other Plastic Foam Protective Packaging Demand 178
SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Protective Packaging Sales by Company, 2013 181
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 191
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 201

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Protective Packaging Demand by Material, 2013 66
2 Protective Packaging Demand by Function, 2013 68
3 Protective Packaging Demand by Market, 2013 76
SECTION IV -- FLEXIBLE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Flexible Protective Packaging Demand by Type, 2013 85
SECTION V -- RIGID PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Rigid Protective Packaging Demand by Type, 2013 117
SECTION VI -- PLASTIC FOAM PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
1 Plastic Foam Protective Packaging Demand, 2013 142
SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Protective Packaging Market Share, 2013 184
2 Protective Packaging Industry Flow Chart 195


Read the full report:
US Protective Packaging Market

http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/packaging/us_protective_packaging_market.html

For more information:
Sarah Smith
Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 208 816 85 48
Website: www.reportbuyer.com

SOURCE ReportBuyer

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A new definition of Big Data & the practical applications of the defined components & associated technical architecture models This presentation introduces a new definition of Big Data, along with the practical applications of the defined components and associated technical architecture models. In his session at Big Data Expo, Tony Shan will start with looking into the concept of Big Data and tracing back the first definition by Doug Laney, and then he will dive deep into the description of 3V...
Ayla Networks, whose agile Internet of Things (IoT) platform makes it easy for manufacturers to deliver secure, connected products, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Internet of Things report by Gartner, Inc. “Gartner knows how important it is that manufacturers of all kinds of products have the right IoT solution to help turn their products into connected ‘things,’” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “The market for Ayla’s IoT pla...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CenturyLink, Inc., a leader in the network services market, has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and ...
ScriptRock has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the "Cool Vendors in DevOps 2015" report by Gartner, Inc.* ScriptRock provides visibility into the configuration state of an organization's IT environments, enabling the continuous delivery of mission critical services. For enterprises where downtime is not an option, ScriptRock's system-wide overwatch offers the assurance that misconfigurations and anomalies are caught before they affect the business. By satisfying this fundamental ...
As cloud gives an opportunity to businesses to buy services externally – how is cloud impacting your customers? In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Fabio Gori, Director of Worldwide Cloud Marketing at Cisco, provided answers to big questions: Do you see hybrid cloud as where the world is going? What benefits does it bring? And how does Cisco connect all of these clouds? He also discussed Intercloud and Cisco’s investment on it.
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud, a provider of enterprise resource planning software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. B2cloud develops the software you need. They have the ideal tools to help you work with your clients. B2Cloud’s main solutions include AGIS – ERP, CLOHC, AGIS – Invoice, and IZUM
The Internet of Things Maturity Model (IoTMM) is a qualitative method to gauge the growth and increasing impact of IoT capabilities in an IT environment from both a business and technology perspective. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan will first scan the IoT landscape and investigate the major challenges and barriers. The key areas of consideration are identified to get started with IoT journey. He will then pinpoint the need of a tool for effective IoT adoption and implementation, whic...
There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immed...
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch ...
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on T...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY., and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides private all-in-one social intranets allowing workers to securely collaborate from anywhere in the world and from any device. Social, mobile, and eas...
So I guess we’ve officially entered a new era of lean and mean. I say this with the announcement of Ubuntu Snappy Core, “designed for lightweight cloud container hosts running Docker and for smart devices,” according to Canonical. “Snappy Ubuntu Core is the smallest Ubuntu available, designed for security and efficiency in devices or on the cloud.” This first version of Snappy Ubuntu Core features secure app containment and Docker 1.6 (1.5 in main release), is available on public clouds, ...
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
DevOps Summit, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developmen...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...