Flexible, Firm, and Light as a Feather: Ceresana Study on the European Market for Plastic Films

Because of the ban on imports of European plastic waste impeded by China at the beginning of 2018, Europeans urgently need to find another solution.

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Wafer-Thin High-Tech Products

Packaging should be light, visually appealing, and microwavable; they ought to present the content well, help to increase the durability, and contain the intensity of flavor over a long period of time. Accordingly, the pressure on film producers to meet the continuously rising requirements regarding optics, handling and barrier properties, as well as conservation of resources and sustainability is high. Requirements increase also for agricultural and other films. In defining the individual products, all kinds, from wafer-thin films to thick, rigid boards, can be found. The new study by Ceresana focuses on flexible films.

Numerous Influential Factors Lead to a Complex Market Structure

Besides the trends of the consumer goods market, numerous other factors influence the demand for plastic films on several national markets as well. Many EU countries in particular try to contain the demand for light-weight carrier bags. The implementation of the respective regulations, however, varies considerably from country to country. In contrast, demand for secondary and transport packaging such as shrink and stretch films depends on the macroeconomic development and the consumer climate of the respective country. In some countries, the efforts to intensify agriculture propel the use of agricultural films. The demand for construction films corresponds to the order situation of the respective construction industry.

BOPET and BOPP Keep Things Fresh

The plastic BOPET (biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate) provides a high transparency, high-quality visual appearance, and a high tensile strength

BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene) is mainly utilized for foodstuffs packaging. However, BOPP films are not readily heat sealable. As this is a prime requirement for packaging films, BOPP is normally given a surface coating of a heat sealable polymer such as a coextruded polypropylene random copolymer. Copolymers for heat seals need to exhibit a high gloss and transparency. Coating or coextrusion increases the barrier properties of BOPP film, decreasing its permeability to gases. Common barrier polymers are ethylene vinyl alcohol, polyvinylidene chloride, and polyamide.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 analyzes demand and production as well as revenues in regard to plastic films for 25 countries. Furthermore, the study analyzes the demand for plastic films split by the several plastic types as well as split by the individual application areas.
Chapter 2 offers a detailed presentation of various application areas of plastic films: Data on demand development in the applications packaging films, bags & sacks, shrink & stretch films, agricultural films, and other films.
Chapter 3 examines the demand for films split by the types of plastic PE, PP, PET, PVC, and other plastics.
Chapter 4 provides company profiles of the largest manufacturers of plastic films

More information:
https://www.realwire.com/releases/Virtuosys-Launches-Edge-Application-Platform http://www.ceresana.com/en/market-studies/packaging/plastic-films-europe/

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plastics, films, foils, packaging, import, export, manufacturers, production, producers, demand, consumption, polyethylene, pet, polypropylene, applications, bags, sacks, markets,

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Ceresana is a leading international market research and consultancy company for the industrial sector. For more than 15 years, it has been been supplying 10,000 customers from 60 countries with up-to-date market intelligence. Ceresana''s clients profit from implementation-oriented consulting services, tailor-made single-client studies and more than 100 multi-client market studies. The Ceresana business analysts are specialists in chemicals, plastics, industrial components, and packaging.
More about Ceresana at www.ceresana.com

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Date: 02/08/2018 - 05:44
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