“Barrier Materials for Flexible Packaging 2012 to 2016” examines a comprehensive range of technologies - each with its optimal applications, market potential, economic profile and environmental impact - for barrier materials that are used in the production of flexible packaging. The study focuses on materials that provide oxygen transmission rates from zero to 77.5 cc/m2/day (5 cc/100in2/day) and/or moisture vapor transmission rates from zero to 1.5 gm/m2/day (0.10 gm/100in2/day).
This study's Market Analysis section examines key drivers and trends affecting the entire industry, and it separately analyzes the potential and limitations of each barrier material used in the production of flexible packaging. In addition, the Market Analysis presents both historical and projected future consumption for each material through 2016.
Several case scenarios are analyzed to compare the relative economics of barrier materials at various levels of oxygen barrier. It also tracks the changes in these relationships through time. Additionally, complementary cases examine the environmental impacts (GHG emissions) of these same barrier materials.
Allied Development began operations in 1995 to fill a void in the packaging consulting industry. The company has expanded rapidly ever since, in lock step with the growing demand for packaging intellgience.