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Pouches (US Market & Forecast)

US pouch demand to reach $9.4 billion in 2018

Demand for pouches in the US is forecast to reach $9.4 billion in 2018, fueled by above average gains for stand-up pouches stemming from sustainability, function, and marketing advantages over alternative packaging media. Advances for stand-up pouches will be well above those of most other packaging types, resulting from growing interest among packaged goods companies. This interest is based on savings achieved in shipping costs due to the lighter weight and lower material use of stand-up pouches compared to rigid containers. Also supporting gains will be the ability of stand-up pouches to differentiate products on store shelves due to their use of high quality graphics. In addition, heightened use of reclosing and dispensing components will increase the competitiveness of pouches against rigid containers.

Four-side-seal, spouted pouches to lead gains

In flat pouches, the fastest growth will be seen in four-side-seal pouches, driven by rising demand in medical and pharmaceutical markets and in food applications such as meat, poultry, and seafood, and sauces and condiments. In addition, robust growth is expected in smaller nonfood uses such as soaps and detergents. Flat pouch advances will also be supported by improved barrier structures and the incorporation of such convenience features as resealable closures, spouts, and tear notches. Spouted pouches are expected to register double-digit growth through 2018, driven by expanding use of pouches in general, along with the functionality and convenient dispensing afforded by spouts. Baby food, sauces and condiments, and other processed food applications will offer solid opportunities for spouted pouches. Spouted pouches for baby food provide advantages in terms of portability and convenience as they enable self feeding. Rapid advances are also expected in the beverage market as spouted pouches become more common with alcoholic beverages, premixed cocktails, sports drinks, and energy drinks.

Nonfood markets to outpace food & beverage segment

Growth in nonfood markets will outpace the overall average as a result of solid opportunities in consumer product uses due to rapid growth in demand for unit dose laundry products packaged in dissolvable pouches coupled with sustainability initiatives spurring switches to pouches. Strong growth is anticipated in refill packages for soaps and household cleaning products resulting from such pouch benefits as reclosable zippers, spouts, carrying handles, and reduced shipping costs compared with rigid containers. In medical and pharmaceutical markets, advances will be aided by growing usage of unit-of-use packaging. Food and beverage markets accounted for 80 percent of pouch demand in 2013. Stand-up pouch demand will outpace that of flat pouches based on their combination of performance, strong shelf appeal, user friendliness, and green qualities due to their lighter weight and reduced material use. Value gains will also be fueled by heightened demand for largersized pouches, spouted pouches, pouches with carrying features, and pouches that use self-venting films to enable steam cooking of contents in the package. Through 2018, the fastest growing food and beverage applications for pouches will be pet food and meat, poultry, and seafood.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, “Pouches”, presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, as well as forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by type, market, product feature and production method. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles more than 35 competitors in the US industry.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • Macroeconomic Outlook
  • Demographic Trends
  • Consumer Income & Spending
  • Retail Sales
  • Manufacturing Outlook
  • Food & Beverage Industry Overview
  • Packaging Industry Overview
    • Paper
    • Plastic
    • Metal
    • Glass & Wood
  • Pricing Trends
  • Machinery Trends
  • Raw Material & Component Trends
    • Plastic Film, Paper, & Foil
    • Adhesives, Inks, & Coatings
    • Closures & Other Components
  • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
  • International Activity & Foreign Trade

III. PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Pouch Definition
  • Product Types
    • Flat Pouches
      • Pillow (Back Seal)
        • Markets
        • Product Characteristics
      • Four-Side-Seal
        • Markets
        • Product Characteristics
      • Three-Side-Seal
        • Markets
        • Product Characteristics
    • Stand-Up Pouches
      • Markets
      • Product Characteristics
  • Product Features
    • Resealable Pouches
    • Vacuum Pouches
    • Retort Pouches
    • Shaped Pouches
    • Spouted Pouches
    • Aseptic Pouches
    • Stick Pouches
  • Markets & Production Methods
    • Form/Fill/Seal
    • Preformed

IV. FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING

  • General
  • Candy & Snack Foods
    • Candy & Snack Food Outlook
    • Pouch Demand
      • Savory Snacks
      • Candy & Confections
      • Bakery Snacks
      • Nuts & Dried Fruit
      • Other Snack Foods
  • Processed Foods
    • Processed Foods Outlook
    • Pouch Demand
      • Dry Foods
      • Frozen Foods
      • Sauces & Condiments
      • Other Processed Foods
  • Fresh Produce
    • Fresh Produce Outlook
    • Pouch Demand
  • Beverages
    • Beverage Outlook
    • Pouch Demand
      • Juices & Fruit Drinks
      • Other Beverages
  • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood
    • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Outlook
    • Pouch Demand
  • Pet Food
    • Pet Food Outlook
    • Pouch Demand
  • Cheese
    • Cheese Outlook
    • Pouch Demand
  • Other Foods

V. NONFOOD PACKAGING

  • General
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical
    • Medical & Pharmaceutical Products Outlook
    • Pouch Demand
      • Pharmaceuticals
      • Medical Supplies & Devices
  • Consumer Products
    • Lawn & Garden Products
    • Wipes
    • Soaps & Cleaning Products
    • Other Consumer Products
  • Industrial & Other Products

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Merchant vs. Captive
  • Market Share
  • Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Competitive Strategies
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Cooperative Agreements

COMPANY PROFILES

  • Accredo Packaging, see Advance Polybag
  • Advance Polybag Incorporated
  • Amcor Limited
  • American Packaging Corporation
  • Ampac Packaging LLC
  • AndersonBrecon, see Packaging Coordinators
  • Barry-Wehmiller Companies Incorporated
  • Bemis Company Incorporated
  • Berry Plastics Corporation
  • Bosch (Robert) GmbH
  • Bossar, see ROVEMA
  • CDF Corporation
  • Cedex Plastics, see Coveris
  • Cheer Pack North America, see CDF
  • Cloud Packaging Equipment, see Hearthside Food
  • Solutions
  • Coating Excellence International LLC
  • Coesia SpA
  • Coveris
  • Cryovac, see Sealed Air
  • Curwood, see Bemis
  • DuPont (EI) de Nemours and Company
  • Excel-Pac, see Prolamina
  • Exopack Holding, see Coveris
  • FlexSol Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
  • HayssenSandiacre, see Barry-Wehmiller
  • Hearthside Food Solutions LLC
  • Hood Companies
  • Hudson-Sharp Machine, see Barry-Wehmiller
  • Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
  • InterFlex Group Incorporated
  • ISO Poly Films, see Sigma Plastics Group
  • Jen-Coat, see Prolamina
  • Jones (RA), see Coesia
  • KHS USA, see Salzgitter
  • LPS Industries LLC
  • McNeely Plastic Products, see Sigma Plastics Group
  • Mondi Group
  • Multifilm Packaging Corporation
  • North State Flexibles, see St. Johns Packaging
  • Oliver Products Company
  • Oracle Flexible Packaging Incorporated
  • Oystar North America, see Coesia
  • Packaging Coordinators Incorporated
  • Perfecseal, see Bemis
  • PouchTec Industries LLC
  • Presto Products, see Reynolds Group Holdings
  • Printpack Incorporated
  • Prolamina Corporation
  • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
  • Robbie Manufacturing Incorporated
  • Robert's Packaging Equipment, see Hearthside Food Solutions
  • Rollprint Packaging Products Incorporated
  • ROVEMA GmbH
  • Salzgitter AG
  • Santa Fe Packaging, see Sigma Plastics Group
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Sharp, see UDG Healthcare
  • Sigma Plastics Group
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • St. Johns Packaging Limited
  • Star Packaging, see InterFlex Group
  • Totani Corporation
  • UDG Healthcare plc
  • United Drug, see UDG Healthcare
  • Valéron Strength Films, see Illinois Tool Works
  • Wihuri Oy
  • Winpak, see Wihuri
  • Zip-Pak, see Illinois Tool Works
  • Other Companies Mentioned In Study

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • Macroeconomic Indicators
  • Population & Households
  • Personal Consumption Expenditures
  • Retail Sales
  • Manufacturers' Shipments
  • Food & Beverage Shipments
  • Packaging Supply & Demand
  • Pouch Prices

SECTION III -- PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Pouch Demand by Type
  • Flat Pouch Demand
  • Pillow Pouch Demand
  • Four-Side-Seal Flat Pouch Demand
  • Three-Side-Seal Flat Pouch Demand
  • Stand-Up Pouch Demand
  • Resealable Pouch Demand
  • Vacuum Pouch Demand
  • Retort Pouch Demand
  • Shaped Pouch Demand
  • Spouted Pouch Demand
  • Aseptic Pouch Demand
  • Stick Pouch Demand
  • Pouch Demand by Market, Production Method, & Appearance

SECTION IV -- FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING

  • Food & Beverage Packaging Pouch Demand by Application & Type
  • Candy & Snack Shipments
  • Candy & Snack Market for Pouches
  • Savory Snack Market for Pouches
  • Candy & Confection Market for Pouches
  • Bakery Snack Market for Pouches
  • Nut & Dried Fruit Market for Pouches
  • Other Snack Food Market for Pouches
  • Processed Foods Shipments
  • Processed Foods Market for Pouches
  • Dry Foods Market for Pouches
  • Frozen Foods Market for Pouches
  • Sauces & Condiments Market for Pouches
  • Other Processed Foods Market for Pouches
  • Fresh Produce Shipments
  • Fresh Produce Market for Pouches
  • Beverage Shipments
  • Beverage Market for Pouches
  • Juice & Fruit Drink Market for Pouches
  • Other Beverage Markets for Pouches
  • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Shipments
  • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Market for Pouches
  • Pet Food & Treat Shipments
  • Pet Food Market for Pouches
  • Cheese Shipments
  • Cheese Market for Pouches
  • Other Foods Markets for Pouches

SECTION V -- NONFOOD PACKAGING

  • Nonfood Packaging Pouch Demand by Application & Type
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Product Shipments
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Market for Pouches
  • Pharmaceutical Market for Pouches
  • Medical Supply & Device Market for Pouches
  • Consumer Products Market for Pouches
  • Industrial & Other Markets for Pouches

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • US Merchant Pouch Sales by Company, 2013
  • Captive & Merchant Pouch Demand
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Flat Pouch Demand by Type, 2013
  • Pillow Pouch Demand by Market, 2013
  • Four-Side-Seal Flat Pouch Demand by Market, 2013
  • Three-Side-Seal Pouch Demand by Market, 2013
  • Stand-Up Pouch Demand by Market, 2012
  • Pouch Features Comparison, 2003-2023

SECTION IV -- FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING

  • Food & Beverage Packaging Pouch Demand by Application, 2013

SECTION V -- NONFOOD PACKAGING

  • Nonfood Packaging Pouch Demand by Application, 2013

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • US Merchant Pouch Market Share, 2013
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