Plastic Film Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Plastic Film Market is segmented by PP Films, BOPET Films, PE Films, and PVC Films.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:

2020

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America

CAGR:

3 %

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Market Overview

The plastic film market was valued at USD 183.46 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 220.25 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 3% over the forecast period 2021 - 2026. According to numbers generated by a Harris Poll chartered by the Flexible Packaging, 83% of all brand owners are currently using flexible packaging of some type. This supports the growth of the pouch packaging market.

  • Plastics films offer several advantages over other rigid packaging materials such as these films are lightweight, they provide good barrier properties and most importantly they are recyclable and reusable.
  • Further, the steady increase in demand for quick, yet healthy breakfast products is projected to increase the market growth of HDPE films. HDPE films have moisture barrier properties which makes it suitable for packaging breakfast cereals, especially flakes.
  • Further, with rising e-commerce, there is substantial growth for protective packaging, including plastics films, wraps, etc. This trend is expected to support the growth of the market in the future.
  • However, owing to the rising stringent regulations against plastic recyclability, it is expected to hinder the market growth in the future.

Scope of the Report

The plastics films report considered flexible plastic films in the form of bags, sachets, pouches and heat-sealable flexible lidding materials. This report is segmented on the basis of different materials and their applications. The report also covers the five geographic regions; North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, and Latin Africa. The plastic film demand is driven by the food & beverage sector, whose demand is non-discretionary and steadily growing. 

PP Films Market
By Type
BOPP
CPP
By End-User Industry
Food
Beverage
Pharmaceuticals​
Industrial​
Other End-User Industries​
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe​
United Kingdom​
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Poland
Benelux​
Russia
Rest of Europe​
Asia-Pacific​
China
India
Japan
Rest of Asia-Pacific​
Latin America​
Brazil
Argentina​
Mexico
Rest of Latin America​
Middle East & Africa​
BOPET Films Market
By Type
Thin BOPET​
Thick BOPET
By End-User Industry
Packaging & Metallizing​
Food & Beverage​
Pharmaceuticals​
Personal Care​
Others
Electrical/Electronic​
Imaging & Graphics​
Other End-User Industries​
Geography
North America​
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom​
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Poland
Rest of Europe​
Asia-Pacific​
China
India
Japan
South Korea​
Thailand​
Indonesia​
Rest of Asia-Pacific​
Latin America​
Middle East & Africa​
PE Films Market
By material
LDPE​
HDPE
By End-User Industry
Food
Beverage
Agriculture​
Construction​
Other End-User Industries​
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom​
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe​
Asia-Pacific​
China
India
Japan
South Korea​
Rest of Asia-Pacific​
Latin America​
Middle East & Africa​
PVC Films Market
By End-User Industry
Food & Beverage​
Pharmaceuticals​
Electrical/Electronics​
Other End-User Industries​
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom
Germany
France
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific​
China
India
Japan
Rest of Asia-Pacific​
Latin America​
Middle East & Africa​
Other Types of Plastic Films
Polystyrene (PS)​
Bio-Based Plastic Films​
Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC)​
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) ​

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand of Packaged Food Offers Potential Growth

 

  • The food industry is the largest end-user of plastic films and has seen continued, strong growth due to a rise in convenient packaging for ready-to-eat foods, snacks, frozen meals, and cake mixes.
  • Factors such as convenience to flexibility, strong sealing strength, and vacuum finish are positively influencing the plastic film market growth.
  • Moreover, scientists across the globe are working on different technologies which could result in increasing shelf-life of the packaged food. Recently in September 2019, Washington State University scientists experimented a metal oxide which when coated to a layer of the plastic film, would significantly increase the shelf life of the food. This metal oxide was tasted on cheese and tested after three years of storage and found the taste was as good as the previous version that was stored for nine months.
  • They are working closely with the US Army to improve their "Meals Ready to Eat" (MREs) to stay tasty and healthy for three years. Such advancement in technology is expected to have a positive outlook on the market.
  • Additionally, with the growth of the packaged food industry in developing nations like India, it can be inferred that the overall packaged food industry will flourish. Additionally, Accenture predicted that by 2050, 66% of the world's population will be staying in the urban area and thus in return it will help in the growing packaged food industry, which in return would help in the flourishing of the plastic film market in the packaged food industry.

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Asia- Pacific to Witness Fastest Growth

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth because of the presence of two highly populated countries i.e. China and India. In these two countries, the increase in disposable income will act as a supplement for the growth of industries such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, pet food, and cosmetics which in return will help in flourishing the plastic film market.
  • Moreover, global vendors are entering the Indian market through strategic partnerships. This is expected to shape the plastic film market in the region. In September 2019, Huhtamäki Oyj added a manufacturing unit in India to speed up growth by acquiring a national vendor Mohan Mutha Polytech Private Limited (MMPPL). This acquisition would enhance the customer base in the region, especially in the food and beverage sector. 
  • Further, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan, in 2018, approximately 2.53 million tons of plastic films and sheets were produced in Japan, representing a slight increase from around 2.46 million tons in 2016. The increase in the production of plastic films is attributed to the increase in demand of e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, and food industry. 
  • Therefore, all the above factors are expected to drive the market in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Competitive Landscape

The plastic film market is highly competitive in nature because of the presence of global players and unlicensed local units manufacturing low-grade plastic bags. Partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions are the prime growth strategy adopted by the global players to sustain in the market. Some of the key developments in the market are:

  • In July 2019 - Berry Global Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of RPC Group Plc (RPC) for a purchase price of approximately USD 6.5 billion. Through this acquisition, the company visibility in Australia gets strengthens because of the subsidiaries of RPC Group such as Synergy Packaging.

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Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition​

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHT​

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Market Drivers​

    5. 4.5 Market Challenges​

  5. 5. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE PLASTIC FILMS INDUSTRY

  6. 6. UNITED STATES PLASTIC FILM MARKET LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Demand Analysis of Plastic Films, By Material​

    2. 6.2 Demand Analysis of Plastic Films, By End-User Industry​

    3. 6.3 Pricing Analysis​

    4. 6.4 PESTLE Analysis​

    5. 6.5 Regulations and Recycling Trends in US ​

    6. 6.6 Competitive Analysis of US Plastic Films​

  7. 7. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 7.1 PP Films Market

      1. 7.1.1 By Type

        1. 7.1.1.1 BOPP

        2. 7.1.1.2 CPP

      2. 7.1.2 By End-User Industry

        1. 7.1.2.1 Food

        2. 7.1.2.2 Beverage

        3. 7.1.2.3 Pharmaceuticals​

        4. 7.1.2.4 Industrial​

        5. 7.1.2.5 Other End-User Industries​

      3. 7.1.3 Geography

        1. 7.1.3.1 North America

          1. 7.1.3.1.1 United States

          2. 7.1.3.1.2 Canada

        2. 7.1.3.2 Europe​

          1. 7.1.3.2.1 United Kingdom​

          2. 7.1.3.2.2 Germany

          3. 7.1.3.2.3 France

          4. 7.1.3.2.4 Italy

          5. 7.1.3.2.5 Spain

          6. 7.1.3.2.6 Poland

          7. 7.1.3.2.7 Benelux​

          8. 7.1.3.2.8 Russia

          9. 7.1.3.2.9 Rest of Europe​

        3. 7.1.3.3 Asia-Pacific​

          1. 7.1.3.3.1 China

          2. 7.1.3.3.2 India

          3. 7.1.3.3.3 Japan

          4. 7.1.3.3.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific​

        4. 7.1.3.4 Latin America​

          1. 7.1.3.4.1 Brazil

          2. 7.1.3.4.2 Argentina​

          3. 7.1.3.4.3 Mexico

          4. 7.1.3.4.4 Rest of Latin America​

        5. 7.1.3.5 Middle East & Africa​

    2. 7.2 BOPET Films Market

      1. 7.2.1 By Type

        1. 7.2.1.1 Thin BOPET​

        2. 7.2.1.2 Thick BOPET

      2. 7.2.2 By End-User Industry

        1. 7.2.2.1 Packaging & Metallizing​

          1. 7.2.2.1.1 Food & Beverage​

          2. 7.2.2.1.2 Pharmaceuticals​

          3. 7.2.2.1.3 Personal Care​

          4. 7.2.2.1.4 Others

        2. 7.2.2.2 Electrical/Electronic​

        3. 7.2.2.3 Imaging & Graphics​

        4. 7.2.2.4 Other End-User Industries​

      3. 7.2.3 Geography

        1. 7.2.3.1 North America​

          1. 7.2.3.1.1 United States

          2. 7.2.3.1.2 Canada

        2. 7.2.3.2 Europe

          1. 7.2.3.2.1 United Kingdom​

          2. 7.2.3.2.2 Germany

          3. 7.2.3.2.3 France

          4. 7.2.3.2.4 Italy

          5. 7.2.3.2.5 Spain

          6. 7.2.3.2.6 Poland

          7. 7.2.3.2.7 Rest of Europe​

        3. 7.2.3.3 Asia-Pacific​

          1. 7.2.3.3.1 China

          2. 7.2.3.3.2 India

          3. 7.2.3.3.3 Japan

          4. 7.2.3.3.4 South Korea​

          5. 7.2.3.3.5 Thailand​

          6. 7.2.3.3.6 Indonesia​

          7. 7.2.3.3.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific​

        4. 7.2.3.4 Latin America​

        5. 7.2.3.5 Middle East & Africa​

    3. 7.3 PE Films Market

      1. 7.3.1 By material

        1. 7.3.1.1 LDPE​

        2. 7.3.1.2 HDPE

      2. 7.3.2 By End-User Industry

        1. 7.3.2.1 Food

        2. 7.3.2.2 Beverage

        3. 7.3.2.3 Agriculture​

        4. 7.3.2.4 Construction​

        5. 7.3.2.5 Other End-User Industries​

      3. 7.3.3 Geography

        1. 7.3.3.1 North America

          1. 7.3.3.1.1 United States

          2. 7.3.3.1.2 Canada

        2. 7.3.3.2 Europe

          1. 7.3.3.2.1 United Kingdom​

          2. 7.3.3.2.2 Germany

          3. 7.3.3.2.3 France

          4. 7.3.3.2.4 Italy

          5. 7.3.3.2.5 Spain

          6. 7.3.3.2.6 Rest of Europe​

        3. 7.3.3.3 Asia-Pacific​

          1. 7.3.3.3.1 China

          2. 7.3.3.3.2 India

          3. 7.3.3.3.3 Japan

          4. 7.3.3.3.4 South Korea​

          5. 7.3.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific​

        4. 7.3.3.4 Latin America​

        5. 7.3.3.5 Middle East & Africa​

    4. 7.4 PVC Films Market

      1. 7.4.1 By End-User Industry

        1. 7.4.1.1 Food & Beverage​

        2. 7.4.1.2 Pharmaceuticals​

        3. 7.4.1.3 Electrical/Electronics​

        4. 7.4.1.4 Other End-User Industries​

      2. 7.4.2 Geography

        1. 7.4.2.1 North America

          1. 7.4.2.1.1 United States

          2. 7.4.2.1.2 Canada

        2. 7.4.2.2 Europe

          1. 7.4.2.2.1 United Kingdom

          2. 7.4.2.2.2 Germany

          3. 7.4.2.2.3 France

          4. 7.4.2.2.4 Rest of Europe

        3. 7.4.2.3 Asia-Pacific​

          1. 7.4.2.3.1 China

          2. 7.4.2.3.2 India

          3. 7.4.2.3.3 Japan

          4. 7.4.2.3.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific​

        4. 7.4.2.4 Latin America​

        5. 7.4.2.5 Middle East & Africa​

    5. 7.5 Other Types of Plastic Films

      1. 7.5.1 Polystyrene (PS)​

      2. 7.5.2 Bio-Based Plastic Films​

      3. 7.5.3 Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC)​

      4. 7.5.4 Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) ​

  8. 8. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 8.1 Company Profiles

      1. 8.1.1 Toray Advanced Film Co Ltd​

      2. 8.1.2 Oben Holding Group​

      3. 8.1.3 Taghleef Industries​

      4. 8.1.4 Vitopel​

      5. 8.1.5 Altopro SA de CV​

      6. 8.1.6 Inteplast Group​​

      7. 8.1.7 Cheever Specialty Paper & Film​​

      8. 8.1.8 Cosmo Films Inc.​

      9. 8.1.9 Copol International Ltd​

      10. 8.1.10 Poligal SA​

      11. 8.1.11 Polyplex Corporation​

      12. 8.1.12 Uflex Corporation​

      13. 8.1.13 Jindal Poly Film​

      14. 8.1.14 SRF Limited​

      15. 8.1.15 Ester Industries​

      16. 8.1.16 Mitsubishi Polyster Films​

      17. 8.1.17 SKC Co Ltd​

      18. 8.1.18 Dupont Tejin Films​

      19. 8.1.19 Jiangsu Shuangxing Color Plastic New Materials Co​

      20. 8.1.20 Zhejiang Cifu Group Co, Ltd

      21. 8.1.21 Tianjin Wanhua Co Ltd​

      22. 8.1.22 Essel Propack​

      23. 8.1.23 PT Trias Sentosa Tbk

      24. 8.1.24 Amcor Plc​

      25. 8.1.25 Klöckner Pentaplast​

      26. 8.1.26 Berry Global Inc​

      27. 8.1.27 RKW Group​

      28. 8.1.28 Sigma Stretch Film (Sigma Plastics Group)

      29. 8.1.29 Paragon Films (Wellspring Capital Management LLC)​​

      30. 8.1.30 Tekni-Plex​

      31. 8.1.31 Beacon Converters​

      32. 8.1.32 Paxxus, Inc​

      33. 8.1.33 ACG North America LLC​

  9. *List Not Exhaustive
  10. 9. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  11. 10. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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