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High barrier flexible films for food packaging - the global market

High barrier flexible films for food packaging - the global market

Date of Publication: June 2016 - NEW!

Food packaging represents one of the largest and most important markets for plastic films and developing films with sufficient barrier properties to protect, preserve and extend shelf life of the packed product is a growing requirement of the food industry and retail supply chain. Plastic substrates offer fantastic benefits to brand owners in terms of lightweight, strength, clarity, flexibility and printability but are often much poorer in terms of the permeation of gases, aromas and flavours. Developing sufficient barrier at an appropriate cost is complex and challenging and an array of solutions have been developed which vary according to product, geography and the nature of the converting industry.

This report seeks to provide an in-depth analysis of the current solutions available to the market for high barrier flexible films for food packaging, the trends driving the use of particular substrates and barrier methods and the future growth in the market. The study relates to flexible films of less than 50 micron with barrier providing an oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of less than 10cc/m2 per 24 hours.

The report provides subscribers with:

  • An analysis of the current size of the market for high barrier flexible films and the growth drivers to 2020
  • Review of the industry structure and the position of the leading  players within the supply chain both globally and within each region
  • An assessment of the demand for high barrier films by substrate (i.e BOPET, BOPP, PE, polyamide etc)  and by barrier method (metallization, coating, coex, etc). with forecast growth to 2020
  • Trends and demand for high barrier films by key end use segments

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SECTION 1: GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW

Flexible films for food packaging

  • High barrier flexible films
  • Metallised films
  • EVOH films and coatings
  • PVdC films and coatings
  • Aluminium oxide/ Silicon oxide coatings
  • Other barrier materials

Growth drivers for barrier films

  • Longer packed life
  • Aluminium foil replacement
  • Downgauging
  • Visibility of packed product
  • Improved packing machine performance
  • Nanotechnology
  • Food safety
  • Film technology

Limiting factors for barrier films

Supply chain

  • Blown PE film
  • Polyester (PET)
  • Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP)
  • Cast polypropylene (CPP)
  • Nylon film - polyamide (PA)
  • Cellulose film
  • Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Barrier film manufacturers
  • Conversion of high barrier films

SECTION 2:  MARKET APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH BARRIER FILMS

  • Dehydrated foods & cereals
  • Snack foods
  • Beverages
  • Meat & fish
  • Dairy
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery
  • Other foods

SECTION 3:  THE MARKET FOR HIGH BARRIER FILMS BY REGION

  • Introduction
  • China
  • Japan
  • Indian sub-continent
  • Other Asia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

SECTION 4:  FLEXIBLE PACKAGING INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

APPENDIX 1: EXTENDING SHELF LIFE METHODS

APPENDIX 2: SUSTAINABILITY

Product scope

The report is concerned solely with high barrier flexible films used for food packaging. High barrier is defined as films with an oxygen transmission rate of less than 10cc/m2/day. Films are defined as flexible substrates of less than 50 micron.  Specific information is given for the following substrates:

  • BOPET
  • BOPP
  • Cast PP
  • Blown PE
  • BOPA

Market segmentation

The analysis discusses the high barrier flexible films used for the following end use markets

  • Dehydrated Foods & Cereal
  • Snack Foods
  • Beverages
  • Meat & Fish
  • Dairy
  • Bakery
  • Other Foods

Reporting years

The study quantifies the market for 2015 and provides forecasts to 2020.

The study is concerned with the global market. The regional breakdown of this market is as follows:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Europe
  • Indian sub-continent
  • Other Asia-Pacific
  • North America
  • South America

 For each region information is given on :

  • Market size
  • Film producers and converters
  • Market segments

The report is supplied as a downloadable PDF with an enterprise-wide license agreement. One printed hard copy of the report is also provided.

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