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- The transition from composites to mono-material films and the implications on sealing technology
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World mono-material plastic packaging film consumption grew during 2015–19 at an annual average rate of 3.5% to 20.44 million tonnes ($55.9 billion). Consumption is forecast to grow during 2020–25 at an annual average rate of 3.9% to 26.03 million tonnes ($70.9 billion). Flexible plastic packaging is growing worldwide and is taking market share from other pack formats, such as rigid packaging, across many applications.
Flexible plastic packaging has a number of advantages compared to rigid packaging formats; including lack of rigidity, lower weight, lower transport costs, less energy to produce and lower environmental impact. Barrier protection can be tailored to meet product and shelf-life needs and it can be retorted and hot-filled to challenge glass and metal packaging. Flexible packaging can also be readily printed, decorated and coded without use of separate labels.
What will you discover?
The Smithers methodology
- The key drivers and trends which are driving the demand for mono-material plastic packaging
- The biggest sector growth areas in the mono-material plastic packaging market
- The sustainability pressures that are shaping the ways in which we use plastic packaging.
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of targeted interviews with packaging material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations and attendance at trade events.
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About the author:
- Plastic packaging raw material suppliers
- Mono-material plastic packaging suppliers
- Plastic packaging manufacturing equipment suppliers
- Independent consultants and analysts.
David Platt is a freelance business consultant and writer with experience in the plastics and packaging industry. He has participated in various consultancy projects for Smithers and has authored over 50 market reports since 2005. David has also authored two books: ‘Biodegradable Plastics’ and ‘Highperformance and Engineering Plastics’, and writes a regular feature for Plastics News Europe. He is MBA-qualified and has a degree in Economics.