Synthetic Paper: Technologies and Global Markets

Synthetic Paper: Technologies and Global Markets

This BCC Research report provides current and forecasted analysis of the global synthetic paper market through 2020.

Use this report to:
- Learn about the various polymer films used to produce synthetic paper.
- Receive analyses of all key resins involved in the synthetic paper business.
- Focus on key additives that are used to produce and enhance synthetic paper properties.
- Learn from profiles of major players in the synthetic paper market.

Highlights
- The global synthetic paper market totaled 250 million pounds in 2014, and is expected to reach 267 million pounds in 2015, and 370 million pounds by 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% from 2015 to 2020.
- The non-label application segment of the synthetic paper market is expected to increase from 156 million pounds in 2015 to 214 million pounds in 2020, with a CAGR of 6.5% from 2015 to 2020.
- The global synthetic paper market for label/tag applications is expected to increase from 111 million pounds in 2015 to 156 million pounds in 2020, with a CAGR of 7% from 2015 to 2020.

Introduction & Scope

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The objective of this study is to provide a current and forecasted analysis of the global synthetic paper market, which has undergone significant changes within the last
several years due to the continued exporting of products, especially from Asia, along with some interesting changes in technologies and markets.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Although synthetic paper has been commercial since the mid-1980s, this niche market has undergone substantive changes in market emphasis. Targeted at replacing
fiber-based paper, synthetic paper has become an important product in the production of labels and tags. In addition, paper converters have become a more important factor in the market by beginning to supply synthetic paper products themselves in addition to purchasing these materials from basic producers. Synthetic paper products have also moved into new and interesting areas such as radio frequency identification tags/labels (RFIDs) and are looking to expand in other paper substitution markets. This market is also expected to increase to over one billion dollars by the end of the decade with growth rates well over five percent per year.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
Likely readers of this report would include: synthetic paper producers along with companies that produce printable plastic films, many of which are called converters.
Other interested parties could be companies that make flexible plastic packaging films and film extruders. Tag and label producers, including those who provide
pressure-sensitive products and in-mold labels, should also be interested in this report as well.

SCOPE OF REPORT
The term synthetic paper has not been universally defined because it is basically an opaque plastic film that is both printable and writeable. Most synthetic papers are
either biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE), although there are sizable amounts made from polyesters and fewer from polystyrene
and PVC. Although the market has gone beyond its original intentions, this report will include those products which producers, converters and distributors market as synthetic paper even though, in many instances, it replaces a non-fiber based paper product such as plastic films. Actually, the distinction between synthetic paper and white opaque
printable films has not yet been resolved. This report will also describe various polymer films used to produce synthetic paper; fillers and coatings used in manufacturing; printing processes used; new technologies; applications; detailed discussions of major players and their respective products, industry structure, pricing, market estimates and forecasts by major application and other critical aspects of the market.

It is essential to understand, in regard to market estimates and forecasts in this report, that food/beverage packaging labels have been excluded for several reasons. First,
their large volume of plastic films (hundreds of millions of pounds) would distort the basic synthetic paper market, and secondly, most of those in the industry feel that this
market segment lies outside the general definition of synthetic paper. We have used the concept that, if a company states that their product is a synthetic paper, it has been included in the study. Detractors in these instances claim the product in question is a printable plastic film. All values shown are rounded to the nearest whole number.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. A comprehensive review of technical and market information along with a careful
analysis of product literature was undertaken. An extensive Internet research effort was undertaken and queries were directed to synthetic paper producers, film converters and distributors to try and clear up unresolved issues.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2
INTENDED AUDIENCE 2
SCOPE OF REPORT 2
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 3
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 3
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 4
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 4
DISCLAIMER 4
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 6
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 6
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS,
2014-2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 6
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 10
BACKGROUND 10
HISTORY 10
CHAPTER 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SYNTHETIC PAPER 12
OVERVIEW 12
TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW 12
PROPERTIES 13
PRINTING 13
APPLICATIONS 14
ADVANTAGES 14
THE MARKETS 14
NEW INCENTIVES TO GROWTH 15
POSSIBLE DETERRENTS TO GROWTH 15
CHAPTER 5 WHAT IS SYNTHETIC PAPER? 17
CHAPTER 6 MAJOR PLAYERS IN SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET 19
BACKGROUND 19
ARJOBEX 19
NAN YA PLASTICS 19
PPG 19
YUPO CORPORATION 20
OTHERS 20
CHAPTER 7 TYPES OF SYNTHETIC PAPERS BY MANUFACTURING METHODS 22
OVERVIEW 22
INTERNAL MANUFACTURING 22
SURFACE COATING 22
SURFACE TREATMENT 22
FILM LAMINATES 23
CHAPTER 8 TECHNOLOGIES 25
BACKGROUND 25
TABLE 1 TECHNOLOGIES USED TO MANUFACTURE SYNTHETIC PAPER 25
FILM/SHEET MATERIALS 26
BACKGROUND 26
PROPERTIES 26
FLEXIBLE PLASTIC FILM FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY 26
OVERVIEW 26
FILM EXTRUSION 27
Background 27
Coextrusion 27
OTHER PRIMARY FILM PROCESSING METHODS 27
Background 27
Film Casting 28
Solvent Casting 29
Thickness Downgauging 29
Blown Films 29
Overview 29
Materials 29
Applications 30
Difference Between Blown and Cast Films 30
Advantages of Blown Film 30
Trends 31
Calendering 31
Background 31
Characteristics 31
THE PROCESS OF FILM CONVERSION 32
POLYMER AND FILM ORIENTATION 32
Background 32
Commercial Aspects 33
Biaxial Orientation: the Tenter Frame 34
Background 34
The Tenter Frame 34
Tabular Orientation Process 34
CORONA TREATMENT 35
Background 35
Technology 35
Effects on Polymers 35
CAVITATED AND CLAY COATED FILMS 35
MULTILAYER LAMINATION AND COEXTRUSION 36
Background 36
Lamination 36
Background 36
Processes 36
Coextrusion 37
Background 37
Basic Structures 37
Trends 38
OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF PAPERS/FILMS 38
Background 38
Testing of Paper and Paperboard: Optical Properties 38
Opacity 38
Other Optical Properties 39
Basic Technology 39
Contribution of Fillers 39
TABLE 2 REFRACTIVE INDICES OF MAJOR SYNTHETIC PAPER FILLERS 39
FILM THICKNESS UNITS 40
Background 40
Thickness Units 40
CHAPTER 9 SYNTHETIC PAPER ADDITIVES 42
BACKGROUND 42
CLAYS 42
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 42
CALCIUM CARBONATE 43
TALC 43
SILICAS 43
OTHER 44
CHAPTER 10 PRINTING PROCESSES AND PRINTING INKS 46
BACKGROUND 46
OVERVIEW 46
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS 46
INK SELECTION 47
DRYING OF PRINTING INKS 47
TABLE 3 PRINTING INK DRYING MECHANISMS 48
SPECIFIC PRINTING PROCESSES 48
BACKGROUND 48
TABLE 4 DISTRIBUTION BY PROCESS OF PRINTING, PUBLISHING AND PACKAGING,
1995 AND 2025 (%) 49
LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING 49
Background 49
Advantages 49
Limitations 49
GRAVURE PRINTING 50
Background 50
Advantages and Disadvantages 50
FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING 50
Background 50
Advantages and Disadvantages 51
LETTERPRESS PRINTING 51
Background 51
Advantages and Disadvantages 51
DIGITAL PRINTING 51
Background 51
Technology 52
PRINTING ON PLASTICS 52
BACKGROUND 52
MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS 52
COMPARISON WITH PRINTING ON PAPER 53
MULTIPLE INDUSTRIAL PRINT TECHNOLOGIES HELPFUL IN PRINTING ON
PLASTICS 53
PROBLEM OF LOW SURFACE ENERGY OF PLASTIC SUBSTRATES 53
Background 53
Use of Coatings 54
Sequential Extrusion 54
Use of Fillers 54
Use of Solvents 54
UV Coatings 55
INKS 55
OVERVIEW 55
DRYING ISSUES 56
WHAT ABOUT STATIC CONTROL 56
OTHER POTENTIAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS 56
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS FROM MAJOR SYNTHETIC
PAPER PRODUCERS 57
MICROPOROUS POLYMERS 58
BACKGROUND 58
MICROPOROUS FILMS 58
Overview 58
Production 58
Applications 59
CHAPTER 11 SYNTHETIC PAPER ASPECTS 61
OVERVIEW 61
RESIN CHOICES 61
WHITENESS, OPACITY AND PRINTABILITY 61
FORMULATION TECHNIQUES 61
COMMON FORMATS 62
SYNTHETIC PAPER COMPARISONS 62
TABLE 5 COMPARISON CHART FOR THE MAJOR COMMERCIAL SYNTHETIC PAPERS 62
CHAPTER 12 RESINS USED IN SYNTHETIC PAPER 64
BACKGROUND 64
POLYETHYLENE 64
BACKGROUND 64
GENERAL PROPERTIES 64
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) 65
Background 65
Applications 65
Processing of HDPE 66
Producers 66
TABLE 6 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS 66
Synthetic Paper Products 66
POLYPROPYLENE 67
BACKGROUND 67
OVERVIEW 67
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS 68
PRODUCERS 68
TABLE 7 SELECTED KEY TRADE NAMED POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS/SUPPLIERS 69
PROPERTIES 69
Background 69
Polypropylene Property Advances 69
POLYPROPYLENE FILMS 69
Background 69
Film Types 70
Non-Oriented Polypropylene (NOPP) 70
Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Films (BOPP) 70
Background 70
Developments and Trends 71
BOPP Synthetic Paper Applications 71
SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCTS 71
POLYESTERS 72
BACKGROUND 72
OVERVIEW 72
MAJOR APPLICATIONS 72
MODIFIED PET RESINS 72
Background 72
APET 73
CPET 73
Glycol-modified PET Copolyester (PETG) 73
PRODUCERS 74
SYNTHETIC PAPER BACKGROUND 74
POLYESTER FILMS 74
Technical Issues 75
Properties 75
Applications 75
TABLE 8 POLYESTER FILM APPLICATIONS 76
Polyester Film Orientation 76
TAPES AND LABELS 77
Background 77
OTHER POLYESTER SYNTHETIC PAPER ASPECTS 77
Advantages 77
Examples of Polyester Synthetic Paper Products 78
POLYSTYRENE 78
BACKGROUND 78
GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE 78
RECENT STYRENIC POLYMER PRODUCER CHANGES 79
GLOBAL MARKET PLAYERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS 79
CHARACTERISTICS 79
ORIENTED POLYSTYRENE SHEET (OPS) 80
Background 80
Properties 80
Technology 80
Advantages of OPS 81
MAJOR APPLICATIONS 81
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) 81
OVERVIEW 81
FORMS OF PVC 82
A VERSATILE RESIN 82
PROCESSING 82
Background 82
Extrusion 83
Calendering 83
FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS 83
TABLE 9 FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS OF RIGID PVC FILMS 83
PRINTABLE PVC FILMS 84
STATIC CLING VINYL FILM 84
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 85
TABLE 10 GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS (%) 85
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 86
Positive 86
Negative 86
CHAPTER 13 SUMMARY OF SYNTHETIC PAPER AND COMPETITIVE FILM SCENARIOS 88
TABLE 11 SYNTHETIC PAPER/COMPETITIVE FILM WITH APPLICATIONS 88
CHAPTER 14 FILM AND SHEET PRODUCERS 90
TABLE 12 SELECTED FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS IN MARKET
CURRENTLY/POTENTIALLY COMPETITIVE WITH SYNTHETIC PAPER, 2014 ($
MILLIONS)
90
CHAPTER 15 ROLE OF CONVERTERS 93
CHAPTER 16 CONCEPT OF WATERPROOF PAPER 95
OVERVIEW 95
SOFT POLYESTERS 95
RIGID POLYESTERS 95
WOVEN FABRIC PAPER 95
SATIN ACETATE FABRIC FACE STOCK 95
OTHER TYPES OF WATERPROOF PAPER 95
CHAPTER 17 SYNTHETIC PAPER APPLICATIONS 97
BACKGROUND 97
TABLE 13 RANDOM EXAMPLES OF SYNTHETIC PAPER APPLICATIONS 97
TABLE 14 ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL SYNTHETIC PAPER APPLICATIONS 98
LABELS AND TAGS 98
BACKGROUND 98
USAGE 99
TABLE 15 SYNTHETIC LABEL AND TAG USES 99
TABLE 16 SYNTHETIC PAPER TAG AND LABEL APPLICATIONS AND ADVANTAGES 100
LABELS 100
Definition 100
Background 101
Examples of Specific Applications 101
Pressure-sensitive Labels 101
Other Attributes 101
Resin Usage 102
Why Use Plastic Labels 102
Synthetic Papers Move into Apparel Tags and Labels 102
Other Aspects of Pressure-Sensitive Products 103
Role of Synthetic Paper 103
White Opaque Printed Label Applications 103
Face Stock 104
Background 104
Film Label Facestock Requisite Properties 104
TABLE 17 PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FILM LABEL FACESTOCK 104
In-Mold Labeling 105
Background 105
Benefits 105
Potential Market for Synthetic Paper 106
Summary of Synthetic Paper Attributes for Labels 106
TABLE 18 SYNTHETIC PAPER ATTRIBUTES SOUGHT BY LABEL PRODUCERS 107
TAG 107
Overview 107
Market Erosion 107
Applications 108
Impact of Synthetic Paper 108
Film Producer's Responses 109
LABEL/TAG ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS 109
EXAMPLES OF LABEL/TAG COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS 109
RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAGS (RFID) 110
BACKGROUND 110
SOME DETAILED TECHNOLOGY 111
APPLICATIONS 111
EXAMPLE OF USE OF SYNTHETIC PAPER IN RFID APPLICATIONS 112
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 112
BACKGROUND 112
MARKET OVERVIEW 112
USE OF COMMODITY PLASTICS 113
USE OF SPECIALTY RESINS 113
TYPES OF FLEXIBLE PLASTIC PACKAGING 114
OVERVIEW OF SYNTHETIC PAPER PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 115
EXAMPLE OF SYNTHETIC PAPER APPLICATIONS IN FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 115
CARDS 115
BACKGROUND 115
PHOTO ID CARDS 116
OTHER TYPES OF CARDS 116
ATTRIBUTES OF TESLIN CARDS 117
SMART CARDS 118
Overview 118
Background 118
Advantages 118
Synthetic Paper Companies' Cited Details of Their Smart Cards 119
Market Size 119
MENUS 119
MAPS/CHARTS 120
OTHER APPLICATIONS 121
OVERVIEW 121
A FEW SPECIFICS ON SEVERAL MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS 121
SOME SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS OF
SYNTHETIC PAPER 121
Point-of-Purchase (POP) Displays 121
Synthetic Paper Currencies 122
Graphic Arts 122
A Recent New Synthetic Paper Application: Adhesive Synthetic Paper 122
CHAPTER 18 DIFFICULTY IN DEFINING SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET ESTIMATES AND
FORECASTS 124
DIFFICULTIES IN DEFINING THE SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET 124
CONTRASTING SYNTHETIC PAPER THICKNESS WITH APPLICATIONS 124
TABLE 19 CONTRASTING SYNTHETIC PAPER THICKNESSES WITH RECOMMENDED
APPLICATIONS (MIL.) 125
DEFINING SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET 125
CLARITY AND OPAQUENESS ISSUES 126
MARKET PARAMETERS 126
VARIOUS DEFINITIONS OF SYNTHETIC PAPER 126
TABLE 20 SYNTHETIC PAPER APPLICATIONS AS CITED BY SYNTHETIC PAPER
SUPPLIERS 127
COMPARISON OF PET FILM APPLICATIONS 128
TABLE 21 APPLICATIONS OF PET FILMS AS CITED BY PET FILM SUPPLIERS 128
CHAPTER 19 OVERVIEW OF SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET SCENARIO 130
FIGURE 1 SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET SCENARIO 130
CHAPTER 20 MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 132
TABLE 22 KEY GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCERS AND THEIR PRODUCTION
VOLUME, 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 132
TABLE 23 SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE BY KEY
PRODUCERS AND PARTICIPANTS, 2014 133
TABLE 24 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS, THROUGH
2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 134
TABLE 25 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET FOR MAJOR PRODUCERS/SUPPLIERS
BY LABELS AND NON-LABELS, 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 135
TABLE 26 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY TYPE OF PLASTIC FILM,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 136
TABLE 27 GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 136
TABLE 28 GLOBAL HDPE SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 137
TABLE 29 GLOBAL POLYESTER SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 137
TABLE 30 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 138
TABLE 31 GLOBAL OTHER RESIN SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 138
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR SYNTHETIC PAPER BY REGION, THROUGH
2020 (%) 139
CHAPTER 21 MARKETING ASPECTS 141
CONVERTERS 141
BACKGROUND 141
SYNTHETIC PAPER CONVERTERS 141
EXPORTERS 142
CHAPTER 22 REALISTIC ECONOMIC AND MARKET APPRAISAL 144
BACKGROUND 144
OVERVIEW 144
TABLE 33 SYNTHETIC PAPER, COMPETITIVE FILMS AND THEIR MARKETS 144
PRICING 145
TABLE 34 SELECTED SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCTS AND PRICES 146
DECISION VARIABLES BETWEEN SYNTHETIC PAPER, FIBER-BASED PAPER OR
PLASTIC FILMS 146
OVERVIEW 146
MARKET HISTORY 147
VIABILITY OF THE SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET 147
MARKET PENETRATION CONSIDERATIONS 148
MARKETING EFFORTS ESSENTIAL 148
FUTURE SCENARIO 148
TABLE 35 QUALITATIVE APPRAISAL OF SYNTHETIC PAPER PENETRATION INTO
SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS 149
CHAPTER 23 STANDARD TEST METHODS 151
TABLE 36 STANDARD TESTS APPLICABLE TO SYNTHETIC PAPER 151
TABLE 37 OTHER GENERAL ASTM PAPER STANDARDS 152
CHAPTER 24 GOVERNMENT PAPER SPECIFICATIONS STANDARDS 154
CHAPTER 25 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 157
BACKGROUND 157
MAJOR SYNTHETIC PAPER PLAYERS AND PRODUCTS 157
TABLE 38 MAJOR SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCTS AND PLAYERS BY TRADE NAMED
PRODUCTS 158
TYPES OF COMPANIES INVOLVED IN SYNTHETIC PAPER INDUSTRY 159
OVERVIEW 159
INTEGRATED FILM FABRICATORS 160
Vertical Integration 160
Horizontal Integration 160
NONINTEGRATED FILM FABRICATORS 161
DISTRIBUTOR FIRMS 161
CHAPTER 26 MAJOR SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCTS 163
CRISPER 163
HOP-SYN 163
KIMDURA 164
MXM SYNTHETIC PAPER 164
PAPERMATCH 165
TABLE 39 A. SCHULMAN'S PAPERMATCH PRODUCTS 165
PEPA SYNTHETIC PAPER 165
POLYART 166
POLYLITH 166
SYNAPS 167
TESLIN 168
V-MAX 168
YUPO 169
CHAPTER 27 SELECTED GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER SUPPLIERS 171
AMERICAN PACKAGING CORP. 171
AVERY DENNISON 171
BESTRADE PRECISION LTD 171
BRUCKNER MASCHINEN GMBH 171
BUMTORG 171
CONTRACT CONVERTING 172
COSMO 172
ELASTIN INTERNATIONAL CORP. 172
EPSON 172
EUROPAPIER 172
FLEXCON 173
FORMOSA POLYCHEM 173
FRESCO CORP. 173
FUSION DIGITAL PAPER 173
GUANGZHOU ZHENGHE ADHESIVE PRODUCTS, CO., LTD 173
HARBOR INTERNATIONAL TEXTILES INC. 174
HAVE OUR PLASTIC INC. 174
JUNISH COMPOSITES 174
KAVERI METALLISING & COATING 174
KWH PLAST LTD 174
MARK PRODUCTS LLC 174
MASTERPIECE GRAPHICS 175
MULTI-PLASTICS INC. 175
NEKOOSA COATED PRODUCTS 175
NOVACEL HELLAS LTD 175
NOW PLASTICS EUROPE 175
PHOENIX FILMS 176
PLASTIC & PAPER SALES 176
PLUSS POLYMERS 176
SHANPLAST ENTERPRISES 176
SOUTH WALES CHEMICAL WORKS 176
SUPRABHA 176
TAIWAN LUNG MENG TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LTD. 177
VITOPEL 177
XEROX COMPANY 177
CHAPTER 28 COMPANY PROFILES 179
A. SCHULMAN 179
AGFA-GEVAERT NV 180
AMERICAN PROFOL 180
ARJOBEX INC. 181
FUSION DIGITAL PAPER 183
GRANWELL PRODUCTS 183
TABLE 40 POLYLITH PRODUCT LINE FOR GRANWELL PRODUCTS 185
HOP INDUSTRIES CORP. 186
NAN YA PLASTICS CORP. 187
NEENAH PAPER 188
PLASTICS SUPPLIERS INC. 188
PPG INDUSTRIES 189
TAGHLEEF INUSTRIES INC. 190
TOYOBO CORP. 191
TRANSILWRAP COMPANY 192
VALERON STRENGTH FILMS 193
YUPO CORP. 194
TABLE 41 SELECTED GRADES OF YUPO SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCT LINE 195
CHAPTER 29 APPENDIX 197
ACRONYMS 197

LIST OF TABLES
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 6
TABLE 1 TECHNOLOGIES USED TO MANUFACTURE SYNTHETIC PAPER 25
TABLE 2 REFRACTIVE INDICES OF MAJOR SYNTHETIC PAPER FILLERS 39
TABLE 3 PRINTING INK DRYING MECHANISMS 48
TABLE 4 DISTRIBUTION BY PROCESS OF PRINTING, PUBLISHING AND PACKAGING,
1995 AND 2025 (%) 49
TABLE 5 COMPARISON CHART FOR THE MAJOR COMMERCIAL SYNTHETIC PAPERS 62
TABLE 6 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS 66
TABLE 7 SELECTED KEY TRADE NAMED POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS/SUPPLIERS 69
TABLE 8 POLYESTER FILM APPLICATIONS 76
TABLE 9 FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS OF RIGID PVC FILMS 83
TABLE 10 GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS (%) 85
TABLE 11 SYNTHETIC PAPER/COMPETITIVE FILM WITH APPLICATIONS 88
TABLE 12 SELECTED FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS IN MARKET
CURRENTLY/POTENTIALLY COMPETITIVE WITH SYNTHETIC PAPER, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 90
TABLE 13 RANDOM EXAMPLES OF SYNTHETIC PAPER APPLICATIONS 97
TABLE 14 ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL SYNTHETIC PAPER APPLICATIONS 98
TABLE 15 SYNTHETIC LABEL AND TAG USES 99
TABLE 16 SYNTHETIC PAPER TAG AND LABEL APPLICATIONS AND ADVANTAGES 100
TABLE 17 PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FILM LABEL FACESTOCK 104
TABLE 18 SYNTHETIC PAPER ATTRIBUTES SOUGHT BY LABEL PRODUCERS 107
TABLE 19 CONTRASTING SYNTHETIC PAPER THICKNESSES WITH RECOMMENDED
APPLICATIONS (MIL.) 125
TABLE 20 SYNTHETIC PAPER APPLICATIONS AS CITED BY SYNTHETIC PAPER
SUPPLIERS 127
TABLE 21 APPLICATIONS OF PET FILMS AS CITED BY PET FILM SUPPLIERS 128
TABLE 22 KEY GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCERS AND THEIR PRODUCTION
VOLUME, 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 132
TABLE 23 SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE BY KEY PRODUCERS
AND PARTICIPANTS, 2014 133
TABLE 24 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS, THROUGH
2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 134
TABLE 25 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET FOR MAJOR PRODUCERS/SUPPLIERS
BY LABELS AND NON-LABELS, 2014 (MILLION POUNDS) 135
TABLE 26 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY TYPE OF PLASTIC FILM, THROUGH
2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 136
TABLE 27 GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 136
TABLE 28 GLOBAL HDPE SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 137
TABLE 29 GLOBAL POLYESTER SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 137
TABLE 30 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 138
TABLE 31 GLOBAL OTHER RESIN SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 138
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR SYNTHETIC PAPER BY REGION, THROUGH
2020 (%) 139
TABLE 33 SYNTHETIC PAPER, COMPETITIVE FILMS AND THEIR MARKETS 144
TABLE 34 SELECTED SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCTS AND PRICES 146
TABLE 35 QUALITATIVE APPRAISAL OF SYNTHETIC PAPER PENETRATION INTO
SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS 149
TABLE 36 STANDARD TESTS APPLICABLE TO SYNTHETIC PAPER 151
TABLE 37 OTHER GENERAL ASTM PAPER STANDARDS 152
TABLE 38 MAJOR SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCTS AND PLAYERS BY TRADE NAMED
PRODUCTS 158
TABLE 39 A. SCHULMAN'S PAPERMATCH PRODUCTS 165
TABLE 40 POLYLITH PRODUCT LINE FOR GRANWELL PRODUCTS 185
TABLE 41 SELECTED GRADES OF YUPO SYNTHETIC PAPER PRODUCT LINE 195

LIST OF FIGURES
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS,
2014-2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 6
FIGURE 1 SYNTHETIC PAPER MARKET SCENARIO 130

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