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Molded Pulp Packaging (US Market & Forecast)

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Molded Pulp Packaging (US Market & Forecast)
Published: April 15, 2020 Content info: 146 Pages
Description

While the effects of the pandemic may cause supply and demand disruptions in the near term, the overarching trends driving molded pulp packaging sales - namely, rapidly expanding demand for sustainable packaging alternatives - are expected to support a quick return to strong growth as the effects of the virus subside.

Some of the best opportunities for growth in molded pulp are in the foodservice industry, especially due to growing backlash against single-use foodservice products and bans on EPS (i.e., Styrofoam) products in a growing number of cities. E-commerce is also a fast-growing market for molded pulp (protective packaging applications).

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $965 million US molded pulp packaging industry (also known as molded fiber packaging). It presents historical demand data (2009, 2014, 2019) and forecasts (2024) by product and application for three key markets: primary packaging, foodservice packaging, and protective packaging.

Table of Contents
Product Code: 3822

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Overview

  • Study Scope
  • Demand Forecast
    • Molded Pulp Packaging Outlook & Key Drivers & Constraints
    • Demand by Product
    • Demand by Market
  • Pricing Trends
  • Sustainability
    • Environmental Advantages of Molded Pulp
    • PFAS
    • Polystyrene Foam Foodservice Container Bans
    • Consumer Attitudes: Sustainable Packaging
    • Consumer Attitudes: Recycling & Environmental Responsibility
    • Consumer Attitudes: Higher Prices for Sustainable Packaging
  • Production & Raw Materials Overview
  • Competitive Product Comparison
  • New Product Development
  • International Trade
  • Near Term COVID-19 Impact

3. Primary Packaging

  • Market Scope & Description
  • Demand by Product
    • Key Product & Application Trends
    • Trays/Flats
    • Egg Cartons
    • Baskets, Tills, & Punnets
    • Other Primary Packaging
  • Food Packaging
    • Demand by Application
    • Eggs
    • Produce
    • Meat, Frozen Food, & Other Foods
  • Nonfood Packaging
  • Growth Opportunities/New Product Development

4. Foodservice Packaging

  • Market Scope & Description
  • Demand by Product
    • Key Product Trends & Outlook
    • Clamshells & Containers
    • Plates, Bowls, & Lids
    • Drink & Food Carriers
    • Lunch Trays
    • Other Products
  • Demand by Application
    • Key Application Trends & Outlook
    • Limited Service Restaurants
    • Institutions
    • Full Service Restaurants
    • Other Foodservice Applications
  • Growth Opportunities & New Product Development

5. Protective Packaging

  • Market Scope & Description
  • Demand by Product
    • Key Product Trends & Outlook
    • Tray Inserts
    • End Caps
    • Shippers
    • Cradles, Pallets, Corner Guards, & Other Products
  • Demand by Application
    • Key Application Trends & Outlook
    • Wine & Other Beverages
    • E-Commerce
    • Automotive Parts
    • Industrial Components
    • Food Products
    • Electronics
    • Appliances & Other Durable Goods
    • Other Nondurable Goods
  • Growth Opportunities & New Product Development

6. Industry Structure

  • Key Findings & Industry Composition
  • Market Share
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • List of Industry Participants

7. Appendix

  • Scope
  • Definitions
  • Abbreviations
  • Freedonia Methodology
  • Study-Specific Methodology
  • Sources
  • Associations & Agencies
  • Related Studies & Reports
  • Macroeconomic Assumptions
    • Economic Environment
    • Demographic Trends
    • Manufacturers' Shipments
    • Retail Sales & E-Commerce Outlook

List of Tables

2. Overview

  • Table 2-1: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 2-2: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Market, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 2-3: Average Prices for Selected Molded Pulp Packaging Products, 2009-2024 (cents per unit)
  • Table 2-4: Consumer Attitudes on Sustainable Packaging by Gender & Age Group, 2019 (percent of respondents)
  • Table 2-5: Consumer Attitudes on Recycling & Environmental Responsibility by Gender, 2019 (percent of respondents & index)
  • Table 2-6: Consumer Attitudes on Sustainable Packaging by Gender & Age Group, 2019 (percent of respondents)
  • Table 2-7: Molded Pulp vs. Competitive Materials

3. Primary Packaging

  • Table 3-1: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product & Market, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 3-2: Molded Pulp Tray/Flat Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 3-3: Molded Pulp Egg Carton Demand, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 3-4: Molded Pulp Produce Basket, Till, & Punnet Demand, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 3-5: Other Molded Primary Packaging Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 3-6: Food Products: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 3-7: Eggs: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 3-8: Produce: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 3-9: Meat, Frozen Food, & Other Foods: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 3-10: Nonfood Products: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars)

4. Foodservice Packaging

  • Table 4-1: Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 4-2: Foodservice Molded Pulp Clamshell & Container Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 4-3: Foodservice Molded Pulp Plate, Bowl, & Lid Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 4-4: Foodservice Molded Pulp Drink & Food Carrier Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 4-5: Foodservice Molded Pulp Lunch Tray Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 4-6: Other Foodservice Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars & million units)
  • Table 4-7: Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 4-8: Limited Service Restaurants: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 4-9: Institutions: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 4-10: Full Service Restaurants: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 4-11: Other Foodservice Applications: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)

5. Protective Packaging

  • Table 5-1: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-2: Molded Pulp Tray Insert Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-3: Molded Pulp End Cap Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-4: Molded Pulp Shipper Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-5: Molded Pulp Cradle, Pallet, Corner Guard, & Other Product Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-6: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Application, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-7: Wine & Other Beverages: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-8: E-Commerce: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-9: Automotive Parts: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-10: Industrial Components: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-11: Food Products: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-12: Electronics: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-13: Appliances & Other Durable Goods: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Table 5-14: Other Nondurable Goods: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)

6. Industry Structure

  • Table 6-1: US Molded Pulp Packaging Sales by Company, 2019 (million dollars)
  • Table 6-2: Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Table 6-3: Selected Industry Participants

7. Appendix

  • Table 7-1: Relevant Industry Codes
  • Table 7-2: Relevant HS Codes
  • Table 7-3: Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
  • Table 7-4: Macroeconomic Indicators, 2009-2024 (billion 2012 dollars)
  • Table 7-5: Population & Households, 2009-2024 (million persons)
  • Table 7-6: Manufacturers' Shipments, 2009-2024 (billion dollars & billion 2012 dollars)
  • Table 7-7: Retail & E-Commerce Sales, 2014-2024 (billion dollars)

List of Figures

1. Executive Summary

  • Figure 1-1: US Molded Pulp Packaging Market

2. Overview

  • Figure 2-1: Molded Pulp Packaging Demand, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Figure 2-2: Molded Pulp Packaging: Demand & Annual Growth Forecast by Market, 2019-2024 (million dollars)
  • Figure 2-3: Key Areas of Focus for Molded Pulp Product Development

3. Primary Packaging

  • Figure 3-1: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Figure 3-2: Molded Pulp Trays/Flats: Product Examples
  • Figure 3-3: Molded Pulp Egg Cartons: Product Examples
  • Figure 3-4: Molded Pulp Produce Baskets, Tills, & Punnets: Product Examples
  • Figure 3-5: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging: Demand & Annual Growth Forecast by Application, 2019-2024 (million dollars)
  • Figure 3-6: Molded Pulp Packaging for Meat, Frozen Food, & Other Foods: Product Examples
  • Figure 3-7: Molded Pulp Packaging for Nonfood Goods: Product Examples
  • Figure 3-8: Molded Pulp Primary Packaging: Key Growth Applications

4. Foodservice Packaging

  • Figure 4-1: Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Figure 4-2: Molded Fiber Clamshells & Containers: Product Examples
  • Figure 4-3: Molded Pulp Plates, Bowls, and Lids: Product Examples
  • Figure 4-4: Molded Pulp Drink & Food Carriers: Product Examples
  • Figure 4-5: Molded Pulp Lunch Trays: Product Examples
  • Figure 4-6: Other Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging: Product Examples
  • Figure 4-7: Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging: Demand & Annual Growth Forecast by Application, 2019-2024 (million dollars)
  • Figure 4-8: Molded Pulp Foodservice Packaging: Key Growth Applications

5. Protective Packaging

  • Figure 5-1: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging: Demand by Product, 2009-2024 (million dollars)
  • Figure 5-2: Molded Pulp Tray Inserts: Product Examples
  • Figure 5-3: Molded Pulp End Caps: Product Examples
  • Figure 5-4: Molded Pulp Shippers: Product Examples
  • Figure 5-5: Cradles, Pallets, Corner Guards, & Other Molded Pulp Protective Packaging: Product Examples
  • Figure 5-6: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging: Demand & Annual Growth Forecast by Application, 2019-2024 (million dollars)
  • Figure 5-7: Molded Pulp Protective Packaging: Key Growth Opportunities

6. Industry Structure

  • Figure 6-1: US Molded Pulp Packaging Market Share by Company, 2019 (million dollars)
  • Figure 6-2: Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Leading Supplier, 2019
  • Figure 6-3: Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2019
  • Figure 6-4: Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2019
  • Figure 6-5: Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2019
  • Figure 6-6: Molded Pulp Packaging Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2019

7. Appendix

  • Figure 7-1: Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000-2019, Compared to 1980-2005 Average (percent)
  • Figure 7-2: Annual Population Growth, 2004-2019 (percent)
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