LONDON, January 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
TheÂ Â Plastic PackagingÂ Â Market 2012-2022 is Visiongain's new materials report for readers globally. Although the overall packaging industry was severely impacted by the economic recession, the plastic packaging market is gradually gaining significance through the latest technologies and enhanced products in the vast global packaging industry. The global plastic packaging market is a steadily growing market which is expected to follow a modest growth rate in mature markets and a progressive above average growth rate in emerging markets. Visiongain calculates that the global plastic packaging market will reach $196.42bn in 2012.
Whilst the recession impacted demand for all types of packaging; upcoming environmental issues, changing consumer needs, high disposable incomes and improved packaging products, have resulted in sturdy growth for plastic packaging. Visiongain expects the global packaging market and in particular, the plastic packaging market to demonstrate solid growth in line with previously expected growth rates.
The emerging economies, which in total maintained positive growth during the crisis, will continue to register strong growth, driving demand for sustainable, lightweight, user-friendly and enhanced plastic packaging products in the coming decade. Plastics have increasingly replaced traditional materials in the packaging industry because of their lightweight and superior functionality. Although the consumption of flexible plastic packaging is growing at a rapid pace, rigid plastic packaging still holds the majority of the market.
A key trend that has been beneficial to growth has been a shift by the consumer to consumption at home. In an attempt to save money, many consumers are attempting to re-create the dining out experience at home, with intelligently packaged ready meals. As such plastic packaging applications are increasing in the food & beverage sectors. Also, the sub-markets of the consumer plastic packaging industry continue to rapidly develop, with stand out growth rates being witnessed in the personal care and healthcare sectors in particular.
The plastic packaging market stands immune to the recent economic downturn as technological advancements related to lightweight, convenient and sustainable packaging will retain its demand in the industry. Furthermore, key industry players and manufacturers are opting for better materials made from renewable sources for packaging purposes thus keeping them out of the landfills. Â
Environmental-friendliness and sustainability have become basic qualifying criterions for all packaging products. In this regard, the plastic packaging market is at a distinctive advantage since with the advent of biodegradable plastic and bioplastic, the plastic packaging market has gained an edge over other packaging materials, which makes it easier to recycle, reduce and reuse and raise its eco-friendly profile.
The global plastic packaging industry is expected to exhibit solid growth, driven by three major drivers - escalating demand for lightweight and sustainable packaging solutions; healthier and better lifestyles worldwide; and rapidly developing emerging markets with improved disposable incomes and growing consumer demand for plastic packaging across all submarkets.
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1. Executive Summary
1.1 Global Plastics Packaging Industry
1.2 Major Trends Foreseen in the Plastic Packaging Market
1.3 Factors Driving the Plastic Packaging Market
1.4 Major Challenges Surrounding the Plastic Packaging Market
1.5 The Benefits of this Report
1.6 Whom is this Report For?
1.8 Global Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2012-2022
1.9 Global Rigid vs. Flexible Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2012-2022
1.10 Global Plastic Packaging Sub-Markets Forecast 2012-2022
1.11 Leading National Plastic Packaging Markets Forecast 2012-2022
2. Introduction to the Plastic Packaging Market
2.1 Plastic Packaging
2.2 Timeline of the Plastic Packaging Market
2.3 Processing Methods
2.3.2 Injection Moulding
2.3.3 Blow Moulding
2.3.4 Rotational Moulding
2.3.5 Durables vs. Non-DurablesÂ
2.4 Innovative New Technologies in Plastic PackagingÂ
2.4.1 Integrity Seal
2.4.2 Edible Films
2.4.3 Antimicrobial Films
2.5 Advantages of Plastic Packaging
2.5.4 Cost-efficient and Affordable
2.5.5 Graphic Capabilities
3. The Global Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
3.1 Flexible vs. Rigid Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
3.1.1 Flexible Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
3.1.2 Rigid Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
3.2 Consumer Trends Leading the Plastic Packaging Industry
3.2.2 Selective Switching
3.3 Industry Trends Driving the Global Plastic Packaging Market
3.3.1 Light Weighting
3.3.2 High-Barrier Technology
3.3.3 Modified/Controlled Atmosphere Packaging
3.3.4 Retort Pouches
3.3.5 Smart Packaging
3.4 Alternatives to Plastic
3.4.1 Paper and Board
3.4.2 Metal Packaging
3.4.3 Glass Packaging
3.4.4 Mixed Materials Packaging
4. Plastic Packaging Sub-Markets 2012-2022
4.1 Global Consumer Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022Â
4.1.1 Global Consumer Plastic Packaging Sub-Markets 2012-2022
4.1.2 Food Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
4.1.3 Beverage Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
4.1.4 Healthcare Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
4.1.5 Personal Care Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
4.1.6 Other Plastic Packaging Market 2012-20224.2Â
4.2 Global Industrial Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
4.3 Global Plastic Caps & Closures Market 2012-2022
5. Leading National Plastic Packaging Markets 2011-2021
5.1 US Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.2 Chinese Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.3 Japanese Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.4 German Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.5 Indian Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.6 French Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.7 Brazilian Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.8 UK Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.9 Italian Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.10 Mexican Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
5.11 Rest of the World Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
6. PEST & SWOT Analysis of the Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
7. Expert Opinion
7.1 Global Closure Systems (GCS), Piet Gruwez, V-P Sales & Marketing
7.1.1 Light-Weighting and Sustainability
7.1.2 Niche Markets for Sustainable Packaging
7.1.3 New Opportunities in the Americas
7.1.4 Consumer Trends Driving the Markets
7.1.5 Isolated Urban Growth
7.1.6 Vast Potential in Emerging Economies
7.2 Interview: European Plastic Packaging ManufacturerÂ
7.2.1 Trends and Developments
7.2.2 Challenges and Opportunities
7.2.3 Asia to Become Market Leader
7.2.4 Restraints on the Plastic Packaging Market
7.2.5 Regions with Significant Growth
8. Leading Companies in the Plastic Packaging MarketÂ
8.1 AEP Industries
8.5 Bemis Company Inc.
8.6 Berry Plastics Corporation
8.7 Daibochi Plastic and Packaging Industry Bhd.
8.8 DS Smith PLCÂ
8.10 Global Closure Systems (GCS)Â
8.11 Graham Packaging
8.13 Pactiv Corporation
8.14 Printpack Inc.
8.15 Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.
8.17 RPC Group
8.18 Sealed Air Corporation
8.19 Sigma Plastics Group
8.20 Silgan Holding Inc.
8.21 Sonoco Products Company
8.22 The Britton Group
9.1 Growth in the Global Plastic Packaging Market 2012-2022
9.2 Growth in Plastic Packaging Sub-Markets 2012-2022
9.3 Growth in Plastic Packaging National Markets 2012-2022
9.4 The Future of the Global Plastic Packaging Market
AEP Industries Inc.
Apollo Management L.P
Belle Green Wise
Bemis Company Inc
Berry Plastics Corporation
Bormioli Rocco & Figlio
Crown Holdings Inc.
Daibochi Plastic & Packaging
DS Smith PLC
Du Pont Corporation
Global Closure Systems (GCS)
Graham Packaging CompanyÂ
Graham Partners Inc.
Imperial Chemical Industries
La Seda de Barcalona (LSB)
Low & BonarÂ
National Container Group (NCG)
Reynolds Group Holding Ltd.
Rio Tinto Plc
Sealed Air Corporation
Sigma Plastics Group
Silgan Holdings Inc. (Siligan)
Sonoco Products Company
Sun European Partners
The Britton Group
The Packaging Group
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Organisations Mentioned in This Report
Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology
National Flexible Plastic Packaging Industry Association
National Consortium of Packaging
CONAI (Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi)
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