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Green Packaging
US industry forecasts for 2013 & 2018

  • Publication Date:January 2011
  • Publisher:Freedonia Group
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:400

Green Packaging US industry forecasts for 2013 & 2018

US green packaging demand to top $42 billion in 2014
US demand for recycled content, reusable and biodegradable packaging is projected to exceed $42 billion in 2014. Growth will outpace overall packaging but will be moderated by the maturity of many products and the already-high prevalence
of recycled content in paperboard and  metal packaging. Advances for green packaging will be driven by the increased prominence of environmental issues as a result of elevated raw material and fuel costs. This has resulted in heightened activity among product  manufacturers and packaging companies to offer product lines that reduce costs and that are more environmentally friendly.

Recycled plastic packaging among fastest growing types
Stimulants promoting solid advances for  recycled content plastic packaging will include increased collection activity and processing volume of recycled material, especially food-contact approved resin grades. Gains will also be helped by rising interest among packaged goods producers and retailers in improving the  environmental friendliness of theirpackaging. Preventing faster growth will be supply limitations due to competition for recovered materials from nonpackaging users and the significant level of recycled PET that is exported from the US. Glass recycled content packaging demand will outpace the green packaging average as a result of rising recycling rates for glass containers and concerted efforts by glass packagers to increase collection and incorporate higher levels of recycled content in glass containers.

Reusable packaging to grow at above-average pace
Reusable packaging demand is forecast to expand at an above-average pace, the result of improved manufacturing output as the economy recovers from the recession that began in December 2007. Demand for reusable plastic containers and intermediate bulk containers will expand above the average pace. Good opportunities for reusable insulated shipping containers will be based on rapid growth for temperature-sensitive biotechnology-based drugs. Though reusable drum demand will benefit from an expected rebound in chemical production from a severe downturn in 2009, prospects will be tempered by competition from larger capacity products such as intermediate bulk containers. Cups, plates, bowls and containers to pace biodegradable segment Among biodegradable packaging applications, the fastest gains are expected in cups, plates and bowls; and containers. Opportunities in cups, plates and bowls will be stimulated by lower costs, greater product availability, increased spending at eating and drinking places, and growing interest among consumers and restaurants in green products. Gains for containers will be supported by increased cost competitiveness compared to petroleum-based resins, and material performance improvements.

Non-biodegradable “green” plastics to debut in 2011
The green packaging market will be further expanded by the emergence of non-biodegradable plant-based plastics in commercial quantities, such as polyethylene from sugar cane-based ethanol. Packaging from “green” polyethylene will make its debut in the US in 2011.
Though higher in price than traditional resins, the willingness of many consumers to pay a modest premium for biobased materials will assure a significant market for these materials.

INTRODUCTION                                

    I.    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    II.    MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        General
        Macroeconomic Outlook
        Demographic & Household Trends
        Consumer Income & Spending
        Retail Sales
        Manufacturing Outlook
        Packaging Industry Overview
        Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
          Recycling & Other Regulations
          Solid Waste Issues
           Landfill Space
           Recycling
           Incineration
           Composting
          Degradability Standards
        International Activity

    III.    GREEN PACKAGING OVERVIEW
        Definition of Green Packaging
        Source Reduction
        Recycling
          Paper
          Metal
          Glass
          Plastic
        Renewable Resources
        Non-Biodegradable Bioplastics
        Nontoxic Materials
        Energy Efficiency
        Packaging Cost
        Standards & Certification Programs

    IV.    RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING
        General
        Materials
          Paper
           Boxes
            Corrugated Boxes
            Folding Cartons
            Set-Up Boxes
           Other Paper Packaging
            Protective Packaging
            Composite Cans
            Molded Pulp
            All Other
          Metal
           Aluminum
           Steel
          Plastic
           Bottles
           Other Plastic Packaging
          Glass
        Markets

    V.    REUSABLE PACKAGING
        General
        Drums
          Steel
          Plastic
          Fibre
        Reusable Plastic Containers
        Intermediate Bulk Containers
        Other
        Markets

    VI.    DEGRADABLE PACKAGING
        General
        Film
        Ring Carriers
        Containers
        Cups, Plates & Bowls
        Loose-Fill
        Other
        Materials
          Photodegradable Plastic
          Polylactic Acid
          Starch-Based Plastics
          Other Plastics
          Other Materials
        Markets

    VII.    MARKETS
        General
        Food
          Food Industry Outlook
          Green Packaging Demand
           Recycled Content Packaging
           Reusable Packaging
           Degradable Packaging
        Beverages
          Beverage Industry Outlook
          Green Packaging Demand
           Recycled Content Packaging
           Reusable & Degradable Packaging
        Consumer Products
          Recycled Content Packaging
          Degradable & Reusable Packaging
        Shipping
          Recycled Content Packaging
          Reusable Packaging
          Degradable Packaging
        Chemicals
          Chemical Industry Outlook
          Green Packaging Demand
           Reusable Packaging
           Recycled Content Packaging
        Foodservice
          Foodservice Industry Outlook
          Green Packaging Demand
           Recycled Content Packaging
           Degradable Packaging
        Other

    VIII.    INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
        General
        Market Leaders
          Recycled Content Packaging
          Reusable Packaging
          Degradable Packaging
        Acquisitions & Divestitures
        Competitive Strategies
        Manufacturing
        Marketing
        Distribution
        Cooperative Agreements
        Company Profiles
          Acme Packaging Systems, see Illinois Tool Works
          Akro-Mils, see Myers Industries
          Amcor Limited
          American Container Net, see MAUSER
          American Fiber Drum, see MAUSER
          Associated Packaging Technologies, see Sonoco Products
          BagcraftPapercon, see Packaging Dynamics
          Ball Corporation
          Bemis Company Incorporated
          Biosphere Industries, see Sealed Air
          Buckhorn, see Myers Industries
          Caraustar Industries Incorporated
          Cargill Incorporated
          Cereplast Incorporated
          Clear Lam Packaging Incorporated
          Coextruded Plastic Technologies Incorporated
          Consolidated Container Company LLC
          Crown Holdings Incorporated
          Cryovac, see Sealed Air
          Curwood, see Bemis
          D&W Fine Pack
          Dispoz-o Products, see D&W Fine Pack
          DuPont (EI) de Nemours
          Ecovative Design LLC
          Evergreen Packaging Group, see Reynolds Group Holdings
          Fabri-Kal Corporation
          Fold-Pak, see Rock-Tenn
          Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries
          Graham Packaging Company Incorporated
          Graphic Packaging Holding Company
          Greif Incorporated
          Huhtamaki Oyj
          Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
          Innovia Films Limited
          InnoWare Plastic, see Solo Cup
          International Paper Company
          ITW Angleboard, see Illinois Tool Works
          Klöckner Pentaplast Group
          Koch Industries Incorporated
          KW Plastics
          Liquid Container, see Graham Packaging
          MAUSER AG
          MeadWestvaco Corporation
          Menasha Corporation
          Metabolix Incorporated
          Myers Industries Incorporated
          NatureWorks, see Cargill
          Newspring Industrial, see Reynolds Group Holdings
          ORBIS, see Menasha
          Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated
          Packaging Dynamics Corporation
          Pactiv, see Reynolds Group Holdings
          Placon Corporation
          Plastic Suppliers Incorporated
          Plastipak Holdings Incorporated
          Pratt Industries, see Visy
          Pregis Corporation
          Printpack Incorporated
          PWP Industries, see Reynolds Group Holdings
          Rexam plc
          Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
          Rock-Tenn Company
          RTS Packaging, see Rock-Tenn and Sonoco Products
          Saint-Gobain
          SCHÜTZ GmbH & Company KGaA
          Seal-It, see Printpack
          Sealed Air Corporation
          Shorewood Packaging, see International Paper
          SIG Combibloc Group, see Reynolds Group Holdings
          Signode Packaging Systems, see Illinois Tool Works
          Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
          Solo Cup Company
          Sonoco Products Company
          Storsack Holding, see Greif
          Telles, see Metabolix
          Temple-Inland Incorporated
          Tetra Laval International SA
          Thilmany Papers, see Packaging Dynamics
          Visy Pty Limited
          Wilkinson Industries, see D&W Fine Pack
        Additional Companies in Green Packaging


                   LIST OF TABLES


        SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
        Summary Table

        SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    1    Macroeconomic Indicators
    2    Population & Households
    3    Personal Consumption Expenditures
    4    Retail Sales
    5    Manufacturers’ Shipments
    6    Packaging Demand by Material & Market
    7    Municipal Solid Waste Management by Process

        SECTION III -- GREEN PACKAGING OVERVIEW
    1    Green Packaging Demand by Type
    2    Selected Packaging Recycling Rates, 1999-2009

        SECTION IV -- RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING
    1    Recycled Content Packaging Demand by Material
    2    Paper Recycled Content Packaging Demand by Type
    3    Recycled Content Box Demand by Type
    4    Other Recycled Content Paper Packaging Demand by Type
    5    Metal Recycled Content Packaging Demand by Material
    6    Plastic Recycled Content Packaging Demand by Type
          & Material
    7    Glass Bottle Recycled Content Packaging Demand
    8    Recycled Content Packaging Demand by Market

        SECTION V -- REUSABLE PACKAGING
    1    Reusable Packaging Demand by Type
    2    Reusable Drum Demand by Type
    3    Reusable Plastic Container Demand
    4    Reusable Intermediate Bulk Container Demand by Type
    5    Other Reusable Packaging Demand
    6    Reusable Packaging Demand by Market

        SECTION VI -- DEGRADABLE PACKAGING
    1    Degradable Packaging Demand by Type
    2    Degradable Plastic Packaging Film Demand
    3    Degradable Plastic Ring Carrier Demand
    4    Degradable Container Demand
    5    Degradable Cup, Plate & Bowl Demand
    6    Degradable Loose-Fill Demand
    7    Other Degradable Packaging Demand
    8    Degradable Packaging Demand by Material
    9    Photodegradable Plastic Packaging Demand
    10    Polylactic Acid Packaging Demand
    11    Starch-Based Degradable Plastic Packaging Demand
    12    Other Degradable Plastic Packaging Material Demand
    13    Other Degradable Packaging Material Demand
    14    Degradable Packaging Demand by Market

        SECTION VII -- MARKETS
    1    Green Packaging Demand by Market
    2    Food Shipments
    3    Food Market for Green Packaging
    4    Beverage Shipments
    5    Beverage Market for Green Packaging
    6    Consumer Products Market for Green Packaging
    7    Shipping Market for Green Packaging
    8    Chemical Product Shipments
    9    Chemical Market for Green Packaging
    10    Foodservice Revenues by Establishment Type
    11    Foodservice Market for Green Packaging
    12    Other Markets for Green Packaging

        SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    1    Selected Green Packaging Companies
    2    Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    3    Selected Cooperative Agreements

                   LIST OF CHARTS


        SECTION III -- GREEN PACKAGING OVERVIEW
    1    Green Packaging Demand by Type, 2009

        SECTION IV -- RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING
    1    Recycled Content Packaging Demand by Material, 1999-2019
    2    Recycled Content Packaging Share of Total Packaging Demand
          by Material, 2009
    3    Recycled Content Packaging Demand by Market, 2009

        SECTION V -- REUSABLE PACKAGING
    1    Reusable Packaging Demand by Type, 2009
    2    Reusable Packaging Demand by Market, 2009

        SECTION VI -- DEGRADABLE PACKAGING
    1    Degradable Packaging Demand by Type, 2009
    2    Degradable Packaging Demand by Material, 2009
    3    Degradable Packaging Demand by Market, 2009

        SECTION VII -- MARKETS
    1    Green Packaging Demand by Market, 2009
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