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熱壓成型塑膠的全球市場

Thermoformed Plastics: Global Markets

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熱壓成型塑膠的全球市場 Thermoformed Plastics: Global Markets
出版日期: 2016年06月09日 內容資訊: 英文 207 Pages
簡介

全球熱壓成型塑膠製品市場,2015年以重量為準的達到約80億磅的規模。該市場預計從2016年到2021年這段期間將以4.3%的年複合成長率 (CAGR) 推移,預測將從2016年約83億磅擴大到2021年達到102億磅的規模。

本報告提供熱壓成型塑膠的技術與市場相關調查分析,提供您熱壓成型的技術,熱壓成型的材料及用途種類與概要,市場規模實際成果預測,新的技術開發趨勢,彙整主要經營者的主要活動,相關法律及環境相關課題,主要企業簡介等資訊,為您概述為以下內容。

第1章 簡介

  • 調查實施理由
  • 調查範圍
  • 調查手法·資訊來源
  • 調查的目的
  • 主要讀者
  • 分析師的簡歷
  • 相關報告
  • BCC線上服務
  • 免除責任

第2章 摘要

第3章 概要:塑膠片材

  • 迄今的過程
  • 背景
  • 定義
  • 概要
  • 其他考察
  • 片材押出成型
  • 概要
  • 熱壓成型塑膠片材:厚膜 vs. 薄膜

第4章 熱壓成型

  • 迄今的過程
  • 概要
  • 熱壓製成形的種類
  • 優點
  • 缺點
  • 熱壓成型的基本次序
  • 熱壓製成形機
  • 熱壓製成形的選擇
  • 熱壓製成形·熱收縮薄膜
  • 技術
    • 概要
    • 鑄模設計
    • 壓製成形材料
    • 決定熱壓成型的適當溫度
    • 控制片材SAG
    • 其他的潛在性問題
    • 熱壓成型工程
    • 熱壓成型設備
    • 熱壓成型塑膠應用的廣泛概要
    • 近幾年的發展

第5章 熱壓成型樹脂

  • 概要
  • 苯乙烯
  • 聚丙烯
  • 聚乙烯
  • 聚酯
  • 聚氯乙烯(PVC)
  • ABS(丙烯睛-丁二烯-苯乙烯塑膠)
  • 多丙烯酸鹽
  • 聚碳酸脂
  • 熱壓成型所採用的樹脂相關明細
  • 聚苯乙烯
  • 聚丙烯
  • 熱塑性聚烯(TPO)
  • 聚乙烯
  • 聚酯
  • 聚氯乙烯(PVC)
  • ABS(丙烯睛-丁二烯-苯乙烯塑膠)
  • 多丙烯酸鹽
  • 聚碳酸脂
  • 苯乙烯共聚物(共聚物)
  • 生物分解性聚合物
  • 其他樹脂

第6章 用途

  • 概要
  • 熱壓成型塑膠的用途
  • 硬質包裝
  • 食品包裝
  • 醫療用包裝
  • 電子產品包裝
  • 汽車
  • 建設相關產品
  • 家電
  • 飛機
  • 托板
  • 結縷草/庭園用品
  • 運動/娛樂用品
  • 海上相關
  • 其他針對消費者產品
  • 熱壓成型塑膠應用市場的估計·預測
  • 貝殼式·泡殼包裝

第7章 技術

  • 熱壓成型發泡塑膠
  • 加壓成型技術
  • 真空成型
  • TWIN-SHEET熱成型
  • 加壓·TWIN-SHEET成型的利用增加
  • 負片熱成型
  • 薄膜包裝得利次熱壓成型
  • 薄·厚量規熱壓成型
  • 大部分對熱壓成型的興趣大為提升
  • 片材押出成型的最佳化
  • 決定熱壓成型的適當溫度

第8章 價格設定

第9章 主要塑膠熱壓成型機

  • 塑膠熱壓成型機

第10章 塑膠熱壓成型企業趨勢

第11章 近幾年的熱壓成型塑膠產業的發展

第12章 法律規章·環境上的課題

  • 概要
  • 食品包裝
  • 醫療用包裝

第13章 企業簡介

  • ANCHOR PACKAGING
  • BERRY PLASTICS CORP.
  • BRENTWOOD INDUSTRIES
  • D & W FINE PACKAGES
  • DART CONTAINER CORP.
  • FABRI-KAL
  • GENPAK LLC
  • HUHTAMAKI AMERICAS
  • MULLINIX PACKAGES
  • PACTIV INC.
  • PAR-PAK LTD
  • PENDA CORP.
  • PLACON INC.
  • PLASTIC INGENUITY, INC.
  • PRENT CORP.
  • PRINT-PAK INC.
  • SEALED AIR CORP.
  • SONOCO CONSUMER PRODUCTS
  • SPENCER INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • TEKNI-PLEX
  • WILBERT PLASTIC SERVICES INC.
  • WINPAK PORTION PACKAGING

第14章 附錄

  • 縮寫

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目錄
Product Code: PLS047D

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The global market for thermoformed plastics reached nearly 8.0 billion pounds in 2015. The market is expected to reach 10.2 billion pounds by 2021 from nearly 8.3 billion pounds in 2016, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% from 2016 to 2021.

This report provides:

  • An overview of the global markets for thermoformed plastics.
  • Analyses of global market trends with data from 2015, estimates for 2016 and projections of CAGRs through 2021.
  • Information on several important thermoformed plastics applications, such as rigid food and healthcare packaging, automobiles, building products, appliances, and an array of consumer and industrial/commercial products.
  • Analysis of the thermoformed plastics businesses, which includes resin producers, plastic sheet producers, thermoformers and those in the major industries using these products.
  • A look at the impact of regulatory, environmental, and legislative issues on the market.
  • Evaluation of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Profiles of top companies that produce the key plastic materials that are converted into thermoformed products.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The focus of the study is to quantify consumption of the major types of plastics used as thermoformed materials into each of its major applications. Thermoformed plastics are involved in several important applications such as rigid food and healthcare packaging, automotive, building products, appliances, and a wide array of consumer and industrial/commercial products. The overall quantitative coverage is global.

ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS

Research analyst Mel Schlechter has more than 40 years of experience in the chemical industry and specializes in plastics market research. He has been with BCC Research for more than 10 years and holds a B.S. in Chemistry, an M.S. in Organic Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Marketing.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

  • REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
  • SCOPE OF THE STUDY
  • METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
  • STUDY GOALS
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
  • RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
  • BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
  • DISCLAIMER

CHAPTER 2 - SUMMARY

  • SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
  • SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2015-2021 (MILLION POUNDS)

CHAPTER 3 - OVERVIEW: PLASTIC SHEET

  • HISTORY
  • BACKGROUND
  • DEFINITIONS
  • OVERVIEW
  • OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
  • SHEET EXTRUSION
  • OVERVIEW
  • THERMOFORMING PLASTIC SHEETS: THICK VS. THIN MARKETS
    • TABLE 1: LEADING U.S. PLASTIC SHEET PRODUCERS, 2015 ($MM)
    • TABLE 2: LEADING EUROPEAN PLASTIC SHEET PRODUCERS

CHAPTER 4 - THERMOFORMING

  • HISTORY
  • OVERVIEW
  • TYPES OF THERMOFORMING
  • ADVANTAGES
  • DISADVANTAGES
  • BASIC STEPS OF THERMOFORMING
  • THERMOFORMING MACHINES
  • CHOOSING YOUR THERMOPLASTIC
  • THERMOFORMABLE AND HEAT-SHRINKABLE FILMS
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • OVERVIEW
    • MOLD DESIGN
    • MOLDING MATERIALS
      • Overview
      • Details
    • DETERMINING THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE FOR THERMOFORMING
    • CONTROLLING SHEET SAG
    • OTHER POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
    • THERMOFORMING PROCESSES
      • Overview
      • More Specific Technical Advantages
      • Thermoform/Fill/Seal (TFS) Packaging
      • Vacuum Forming
      • Pressure Forming
      • Additional Thin and Thick Gauge Thermoforming Technical Details
      • Twin-sheet Thermoforming
        • Introduction
        • Advantages of Twin-sheet Thermoforming
      • Roll Goods Manufacture
      • Other Production Variables
      • Issue of Scrap Removal
      • Other Factors
      • Use of Infrared Heaters
    • THERMOFORMING EQUIPMENT
      • In-line Equipment
      • Shuttle Thermoformers
      • Rotary Thermoformers
    • BROAD OVERVIEW OF THERMOFORMED PLASTICS APPLICATIONS
      • TABLE 3: SELECTED EXAMPLES OF PLASTIC THERMOFORMED PRODUCTS BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • Zed Industries Develops Thermoforming in a Vacuum
      • Floe International Revives Giant Thermoforming Machine
      • Thermoforming Equipment Producers Highlight Advances At Recent Exhibit

CHAPTER 5 - THERMOFORMED POLYMERS

  • OVERVIEW
  • STYRENICS
  • POLYPROPYLENE
  • POLYETHYLENES
  • POLYESTERS
  • PVC
  • ABS
  • POLYACRYLATES
  • POLYCARBONATES
  • ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF KEY THERMOFORMABLE POLYMERS
    • TABLE 4: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED THERMOPLASTIC THERMOFORMABLE POLYMERS
  • FURTHER DETAILS ON RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING
    • OVERVIEW
      • TABLE 5: ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND INDUSTRY EXAMPLES OF THERMOPLASTIC RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING
  • POLYSTYRENE
    • BACKGROUND
    • GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE
    • HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE (HIPS)
      • Background
      • Properties
      • Applications
      • Several Specific Examples of Polystyrene Applications
      • Recent Styrenic Polymer Producer Changes
      • Global Market Players and Industry Leaders
      • Processing
        • TABLE 6: FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE
      • Injection Molding
      • Extrusion of Styrene Polymers
        • Overview
        • Coextrusion
      • Thermoforming of Styrene Polymers
      • Oriented Polystyrene Sheet (OPS)
        • Background
        • Properties
        • Technology
        • Advantages of OPS
        • Major Applications
    • Typical Polystyrene Rigid Food Packaging Applications
    • Thermoforming Processing
    • OPS Rigid Food Packaging Applications
    • Key Polystyrene Thermoformers
      • TABLE 7: KEY POLYSTYRENE THERMOFORMERS
    • Recent Polystyrene Developments
      • Styrolution to Close German Plant
      • A New Styrene Plant Is Being Built in South America
      • Thermoforming Styrolux Polystyrene Blends for Thermoforming
      • Thermoformed Containers Are Increasing Canadian Recycling
  • POLYPROPYLENE
    • BACKGROUND
    • OVERVIEW
    • PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
      • TABLE 8: LEADING GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/ PER YEAR)
    • PROPERTIES
      • Background
      • Polypropylene Property Advances
    • TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
    • THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE
    • POLYPROPYLENE FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS
    • EXAMPLES OF POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS' THERMOFORMED MATERIALS
      • Formosa Plastics
      • Borealis
      • Total Petrochemical
    • POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS
      • TABLE 9: LEADING POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS
    • NEW DEVELOPMENTS
      • Milliken's New Thermoformed Polypropylene
      • Thermoforming/Solid Phase Forming for Polypropylene
  • THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFINS (TPOS)
    • OVERVIEW
    • GENERAL APPLICATIONS
    • THERMOFORMING OF TPOS
    • EXAMPLES OF COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
    • AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
    • TOUGH AND DURABLE THERMOFORMED TPOS
    • LYONDELLBASELL PRODUCTS
  • POLYETHYLENES
    • BACKGROUND
    • HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
      • Overview
      • Background
      • HDPE Thermoformed Products
        • TABLE 10: EXAMPLES OF THERMOFORMED HDPE PRODUCTS
      • Producers
        • TABLE 11: LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/YEAR)
      • Recycling Aspects
    • LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE)
      • Overview
      • Properties
      • Markets and Applications
      • Producers
        • TABLE 12: GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS AND LOCATIONS
    • POLYETHYLENE THERMOFORMERS
      • TABLE 13: LEADING POLYETHYLENE THERMOFORMERS
    • NEW THERMOFORMED HDPE DEVELOPMENTS
      • Dow Chemical Thermoformed Plastic Products
      • Custom Thermoforming HDPE Snowmobile Fuel Tank
      • Ditch-Lining Systems
      • Thermoformed HDPE Panels
      • Recycled HDPE Being Used for Thermoformed Packaging
      • Advances in Thermoforming HDPE Sheet
      • Precision Thermoformed HDPE Plenum Used in the Auto Industry
  • POLYESTERS
    • BACKGROUND
    • OVERVIEW
    • MAJOR APPLICATIONS
    • MODIFIED PET RESINS
      • Background
      • APET
      • CPET
      • Glycol-modified PET Copolyester (PETG)
    • PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
      • TABLE 14: THE TEN LARGEST GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS (BILLION POUNDS/YEAR)
    • ADVANTAGEOUS PROPERTIES OF THERMOFORMED PET
    • PET THERMOFORMERS
      • TABLE 15: KEY PET THERMOFORMERS
    • RECENT PET THERMOFORMING DEVELOPMENTS
      • Recycling of Thermoformed PET Receiving Grants
      • Several Groups Planning to Make Thermoformed PET Easier to Recycle
        • Hop Industries Corp. (HIC) Increasing its APET Thermoforming Product Line
  • POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)
    • OVERVIEW
    • FORMS OF PVC
    • A VERSATILE RESIN
    • PROCESSING
      • Background
      • Extrusion
      • Calendering
        • TABLE 16: RIGID PVC APPLICATIONS
    • PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
      • TABLE 17: GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS (%)
    • ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
      • Positive
      • Negative
    • THERMOFORMED PVC APPLICATIONS
    • PVC THERMOFORMERS
      • TABLE 18: KEY PVC THERMOFORMERS
  • ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS)
    • OVERVIEW
    • BACKGROUND
    • PROPERTIES
    • PROCESSING
    • KEY GLOBAL ABS PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS
    • GENERAL GRADES
    • ABS SHEETS
    • APPLICATIONS
    • MORE SPECIFIC THERMOFORMED ABS APPLICATIONS
    • ABS THERMOFORMERS
      • TABLE 19: KEY ABS THERMOFORMERS
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • Thermoformed ABS Engine Cover for Automotive Aftermarket
      • Ineos to Combine ABS Unit with Styrolution in Americas
      • Enclosure Covers
  • POLYACRYLATES
    • BACKGROUND
    • MANUFACTURE OF ACRYLIC POLYMERS
    • PROPERTIES
      • Background
      • Properties of Acrylic Molded, Extruded and Thermoformed Products
    • ACRYLIC SHEET
      • Manufacturing Methods
      • Properties
      • Examples of Polyacrylate Sheet Products
        • TABLE 20: EXAMPLES OF POLYACRYLIC THERMOFORMED PRODUCTS
      • Thermoforming of Lucite XL Sheet
    • KEY TRADE NAMED POLYACRYLATES
    • THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATES
    • ACRYLIC THERMOFORMERS
      • TABLE 21: KEY POLYACRYLIC THERMOFORMERS
  • POLYCARBONATES
    • OVERVIEW
    • PROCESSING
    • PROPERTIES
    • PROPERTY ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
    • TYPES OF POLYCARBONATES AVAILABLE
    • POLYCARBONATE ALLOYS/BLENDS
    • IMPACT OF BISPHENOL A ON POLYCARBONATE USAGE
    • BRIEF REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS
    • POLYCARBONATE SHEET
    • SOME TECHNOLOGIES INVOLVED IN POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMING
      • The Thermoforming Process
      • Predrying
      • Forming Equipment
      • Heaters
    • THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE PRODUCTS
    • MAJOR POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS
      • TABLE 22: KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS
    • POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMERS
      • TABLE 23: KEY POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMERS
    • EXAMPLES OF RECENT THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE PRODUCTS
      • Defrosting Duct for Aerospace Industry
      • Polycarbonate Domes
      • Thermoforming Polycarbonate Access Doors for Electric Equipment Industry
      • Thermoformed Polycarbonate Polarized Lenses
  • STYRENE COPOLYMERS
    • OVERVIEW
    • STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS
      • Overview
      • Processing
        • TABLE 24: SBC MAJOR PRODUCTS SEGMENTED BY POLYMER PROCESS
      • Producers
      • Thermoforming
      • Styrolux SBC/GPPS Blends
      • Chevron-Phillips K-Resin
      • Styrolution Changes Its Name
    • STYRENE ACRYLONITRILE (SAN)
    • ACRYLIC- STYRENE-ACRYLONITRILE (ASA)
  • BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
    • OVERVIEW
    • POLYLACTIC ACID
      • Background
      • Thermoformed Packaging
    • OTHER THERMOFORMED BIODEGRADABLE RESINS
      • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)
      • Processes
    • MIXTURES OF STARCH AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
      • Background
      • Major Producer: Novamont
        • TABLE 25: TYPES OF PRODUCTS MADE WITH MATER-BI
      • Thermoformed Trays
    • COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS
    • PLA THERMOFORMERS
      • TABLE 26: KEY PLA THERMOFORMERS
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • Tianan Biologic Material Company
      • NatureWorks LLC
      • Plantic Technologies
      • Novamont LLC
      • Tianan Biologic Material Company
  • OTHER RESINS
    • OVERVIEW
    • POLYAMIDES
      • Background
      • Properties
      • Processing
      • Alloying/Blending of Polyamides
      • Applications
      • Producers and Capacities
        • TABLE 27: KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE RESIN PRODUCERS
      • Thermoforming Activities
        • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America Inc.
        • Penn Fibre
        • DuPont's Flavor-Retaining Resin
    • POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE (PPS)
      • Background
      • Properties
      • Thermoformed Polyphenylene Sulfides
      • Producers
      • Recent Developments
    • POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE (PPO)-BASED ALLOYS/BLENDS
      • Overview
      • PPO/HIPS
        • Overview
        • Grades
        • Other Applications
      • PPO/Polyamides
        • Background and Properties
        • Grades and Applications
      • PC/ABS
        • Overview
        • Recent Developments
          • Fiberglass External Auto Hood Application
          • Lawn/Garden Products
          • Bayblend PC/ABS Sheet Has Excellent Thermoforming Properties
      • THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
        • TABLE 28: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 29: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYSTYRENE/HIPS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 30: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 31: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 32: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 33: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 34: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYESTER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 35: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYESTER PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 36: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PVC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 37: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PVC PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 38: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED ABS MARKET BY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 39: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 40: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 41: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 42: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 43: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED OTHER RESIN (1) MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
        • TABLE 44: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED OTHER (1) RESIN PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET
      • TABLE 45 GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)

CHAPTER 6 - APPLICATIONS

  • OVERVIEW
  • SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS OF THERMOFORMED PLASTICS
  • RIGID PACKAGING
  • FOOD PACKAGING
    • BACKGROUND
    • FURTHER DETAILS
    • THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING
    • MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING
      • TABLE 46: OVERVIEW OF MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING
    • PLASTICS USED FOR THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING
      • TABLE 47: PLASTICS USED FOR THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING
    • THERMOFORMED RESIN USAGE
    • CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMOFORMED PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
    • FOODSERVICE PACKAGING MARKETS
      • Overview
      • Plastic Usage
    • CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMOFORMED FOOD CONTAINERS
    • PREPARED FOOD CONTAINERS
    • DUAL-OVENABLE AND MICROWAVE FOOD PACKAGING
      • Background
      • Materials Used
      • Packaging Structure Details
      • "Microwave-only" Food Packaging Structures
    • THERMOFORMED PACKAGING OF SPECIFIC FOOD PRODUCTS
      • Meat/Deli Foods
      • Dairy Products
        • Background
        • Types of Dairy Packaging
      • Clamshell Packaging
      • Frozen Food Packaging
        • Overview
        • Type of Containers
        • Container Sealing
      • Summary of Thermoformed Products in Rigid Food Packaging
      • Industry Comments on the Competitive Polymer Scenario in Rigid Food Packaging
  • HEALTHCARE PACKAGING
    • OVERVIEW
    • DRUG REGULATIONS AND REVIEW PROCESSES
    • HEALTHCARE PACKAGING STANDARDS
    • HEALTHCARE PACKAGING SEGMENTATION
      • Overview
      • Background
      • Compliance Packaging
      • Child-Resistant/Senior-Friendly Healthcare Packaging
        • Overview
        • Further Details
      • Tamper-Evident Healthcare Packaging
    • FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICES OF HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MATERIALS
    • COMPETING PACKAGING MATERIALS
    • DISPOSABILITY AND RECYCLABILITY
    • RIGID VS. FLEXIBLE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING
    • STERILIZATION TECHNIQUES
    • POLYMER REACTIONS TO STERILIZATION METHODS
      • Background
      • PVC
      • Polypropylene
      • Polyethylene
      • ABS and SAN
      • Polycarbonate
      • Polystyrene
      • Polyesters
    • MEDICAL PACKAGING
      • Overview
      • Packaging Choices
      • Applications
      • Kits
        • Overview
        • Performance Criteria
          • TABLE 48: MATERIAL PROPERTY CRITERIA FOR DISPOSABLE KITS
      • Trays
        • Background
        • Property Parameters for Choosing Tray Materials
        • Sterilization
        • Thermoform or Injection Mold?
          • TABLE 49: RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA-TRAYS
        • Property Parameters for Choosing Tray Materials
        • Tray Designs for Different Environments
      • Examples of Medical Industry Thermoformers
      • Recent Developments
        • New Materials for Rigid Trays
        • Higher Performance Rigid Trays
    • PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING
      • Overview
      • Prescription Pharmaceuticals
      • Non-Prescription (OTC) Products
      • Packaging OTC Products
      • Hospital Products/Medical Supplies
      • Containers
      • Closures
      • How Thermoforming Leads to Superior Pharmaceutical Packaging
      • Blister Packaging
        • Overview
        • Advantages
        • Obstacles
        • Blister Pack Materials
          • TABLE 50: PROS AND CONS OF PHARMACEUTICAL BLISTER PACKAGING
      • Other Important Issues in Pharmaceutical Packaging
      • Further Details on Resin Choices
      • Some Technologies and Applications
  • ELECTRONIC PACKAGING
    • OVERVIEW
    • SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES
    • TYPES OF ELECTRONIC PACKAGING
      • Overview
      • Trays
      • Clamshells
      • Blister Packs
      • Displays
      • Requirements of Electronic Packaging Materials
  • AUTOMOTIVE
    • OVERVIEW
      • TABLE 51: U.S. AUTOMOTIVE SALES (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
      • TABLE 52: ESTIMATED HYBRID SALES IN THE U.S., 2008-2017 (THOUSANDS OF UNITS)
    • CAFE ISSUES
    • BACKGROUND
    • THERMOFORMED PARTS BENEFIT THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET
    • AUTO EXTERIORS
      • Overview
      • Injection/Compression Molding vs. Thermoforming
      • Thermoformed Plastic Automotive Parts
        • TABLE 53: EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS
      • Thermoformed Plastic Gas Tanks
        • Overview
        • Thermoformed vs. Multilayer Extrusion
        • California's Air Resources Board (CARB) Activities and Results
        • Hybrid Autos Moving Toward Thermoformed Plastic Fuel Tanks
    • AUTO INTERIORS
  • BUILDING PRODUCTS
    • OVERVIEW
    • LIGHTING PRODUCTS
      • Background
      • Type of Lighting Products
      • Resins Used
    • SIGNS/DISPLAYS
      • Background
      • Outdoor Sign Market
  • APPLIANCES
    • OVERVIEW
    • PLASTICS USAGE
      • TABLE 54: SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS FOR POLYMERS IN SELECTED APPLIANCES
    • TRANSPARENT APPLIANCE PARTS
      • Overview
      • Refrigerators
        • Background
        • Door Lids
  • AIRCRAFT
    • OVERVIEW
    • PRODUCTS
    • AN EXAMPLE OF AEROSPACE THERMOFORMING
    • ITEMS OF INTEREST REGARDING THERMOFORMED AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS
      • Meeting FAA Standards
      • Maryland Thermoform
      • Thermoformed ABS for Aircraft Cabin Components
      • Aircraft Engine Covers
      • Aircraft Thermoformed Components
      • Extended Usage of Thermoformed Plastics in Aircraft
      • Need to Look Beyond Fire Ratings to Specify Sheet for Thermoformed Aircraft Parts
    • OTHER ITEMS OF CURRENT INTEREST
      • Examples of Companies Making Thermoformed Plastic Aircraft Parts
      • Advanced Polycarbonates for Aircraft Interiors
  • PALLETS
    • OVERVIEW
    • PLASTIC PROCESSES
    • PALLET TYPES
    • FEATURES
    • MATERIALS AND DEMAND
  • LAWN/GARDEN EQUIPMENT
    • OVERVIEW
    • SPECIFIC RESIN USAGE
    • EXAMPLES OF THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PLANT LAWN/ GARDEN PRODUCTS
    • THERMOFORMED COMPONENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
  • SPORT/RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • BACKGROUND
    • REQUIREMENTS
  • MARINE
    • OVERVIEW
    • EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS
  • OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCTS
    • PERSONNEL CARE PACKAGING
    • TABLEWARE
    • INDUSTRIAL/CONSUMER HANDLING TRAYS
    • TOYS
    • OTHER
  • THERMOFORMED PLASTIC APPLICATIONS MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
    • TABLE 55: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 56: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 57: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 58: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 59: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 60: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC ELECTRONIC PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 61: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC APPLIANCE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 62: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC BUILDING PRODUCTS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
  • CLAMSHELLS AND BLISTER PACKS
    • OVERVIEW
    • CLAMSHELLS
      • Background
      • Overview
      • Advantages
      • Types of Clamshells
      • Sealing of Clamshells
        • TABLE 63: SEALING CLAMSHELLS PARAMETERS
      • Design Considerations
      • Clamshell Materials
      • Insert Cards
    • BLISTER PACKS
      • Background
      • Materials Packaged
      • Blister Packs Can Be Made via Thermoforming or Coldforming
      • High Frequency Blisters
      • Heat Sealed Blisters
      • Clamshell Pack Blisters
      • Medical Blisters
      • PVC Blister Packs
      • Is There a Difference?

CHAPTER 7 - TECHNOLOGIES

  • THERMOFORMABLE FOAMS
  • PRESSURE FORMING TECHNOLOGY
  • VACUUM FORMING
  • TWIN SHEET THERMOFORMING
  • PRESSURE AND TWIN-SHEET FORMING ARE INCREASING
  • NEGATIVE THERMOFORMING
  • THERMOFORMING GAINS IN THIN-WALLED PACKAGING
  • THIN AND THICK GAUGE THERMOFORMING
  • INCREASED INTEREST IN LARGE PART THERMOFORMING
  • OPTIMIZING SHEET EXTRUSION
  • DETERMINING THE RIGHT THERMOFORMING TEMPERATURES

CHAPTER 8 - PRICING

  • TABLE 64: PUBLISHED LIST PRICES FOR RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING (DOLLARS/POUND)

CHAPTER 9 - LEADING PLASTIC THERMOFORMERS

  • PLASTIC THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 65: SELECTED KEY THERMOFORMERS ($MM)

CHAPTER 10 - SELECTED PLASTIC THERMOFORMER CORPORATE ACTIVITIES

  • OVERVIEW
  • BERRY PLASTICS EXPANDS TO CHINA
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLE SUPPLIER BUYS THERMOFORMING ASSETS
  • UNIVERSAL PLASTICS ACQUIRES THERMOFORMER MAYFIELD PLASTICS
  • THERMOFORMER FLEXPAK ADDS EQUIPMENT
  • PENDA FORM TO INVEST $4 MILLION IN INDIANA PLANT
  • ACQUISITION BRINGS INJECTION MOLDER AND THERMOFORMER TOGETHER
  • THERMOFORMER BUYS FORMER RIVAL
  • CALIFORNIA THERMOFORMER GROWS IN THE MIDWEST
  • THERMOFORMER PLANS $7.5 MILLION EXPANSION
  • TRIENDA PLANNING TO EXPLORE NEW PRODUCTS AND MARKETS
  • FABRI-KAL TO EXPAND ITS SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING LINE
  • TEKNI-PLEX BUYING MEDICAL FILM AND TAPE UNITS
  • PACTIV EXPANDING IN NORTH CAROLINA
  • ROYAL GROUP ADDING THERMOFORMING PLANT
  • IMERYS MARKETING LIGHTWEIGHT SHEET TO THERMOFORMERS
  • BERRY PLASTICS CLOSING IOWA MANUFACTURING SITE
  • THERMOFORMER C&K ACQUIRES MULTIPLASTICS
  • FLORIDA THERMOFORMER PLANNING EXPANSION

CHAPTER 11 - RECENT THERMOFORMED PLASTIC INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

  • OVERVIEW
  • HYBRID THERMOFORMING-INJECTION MOLDING HAS THE INTEREST OF THE AUTO INDUSTRY
  • PLASTIC THERMOFORMING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
  • CAN PET THERMOFORMED CONTAINERS BECOME PART OF THE EXISTENT PET BOTTLE STREAM?
  • EUROPEAN RECYCLERS WANT SEPARATE RECYCLING OF THERMOFORMED PET
  • IS THERMOFORMING APPLICABLE FOR DIGITAL PRINTING?
  • VIEWS ON THE THERMOFORMING INDUSTRY

CHAPTER 12 - LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • OVERVIEW
  • FOOD PACKAGING
    • THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
      • Background
      • Food Additive Rules and Categories
      • Regulation of Packaging Materials
  • HEALTHCARE PACKAGING
    • DRUG REGULATIONS AND REVIEW PROCESS
    • PACKAGING PLASTICS APPROVAL PROCESS
    • OTHER AGENCIES IMPACTING THE HEALTHCARE PACKAGING INDUSTRY
      • The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC)
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • Review of Styrene Safety Decision
      • Plastic Ingenuity Joins forces with NAPCOR

CHAPTER 13 - COMPANY PROFILES

  • ANCHOR PACKAGING
  • BERRY PLASTICS CORP.
  • BRENTWOOD INDUSTRIES
  • D & W FINE PACKAGES
  • DART CONTAINER CORP.
  • FABRI-KAL
  • GENPAK LLC
  • HUHTAMAKI AMERICAS
  • MULLINIX PACKAGES
  • PACTIV INC.
  • PAR-PAK LTD
  • PENDA CORP.
  • PLACON INC.
  • PLASTIC INGENUITY, INC.
  • PRENT CORP.
  • PRINT-PAK INC.
  • SEALED AIR CORP.
  • SONOCO CONSUMER PRODUCTS
  • SPENCER INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • TEKNI-PLEX
  • WILBERT PLASTIC SERVICES INC.
  • WINPAK PORTION PACKAGING

CHAPTER 14 - APPENDIX

  • ACRONYMS

LIST OF TABLES

  • SUMMARY TABLE: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 1: LEADING U.S. PLASTIC SHEET PRODUCERS, 2015 ($MM)
    • TABLE 2: LEADING EUROPEAN PLASTIC SHEET PRODUCERS
    • TABLE 3: SELECTED EXAMPLES OF PLASTIC THERMOFORMED PRODUCTS BY MAJOR APPLICATIONS
    • TABLE 4: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED THERMOPLASTIC THERMOFORMABLE POLYMERS
    • TABLE 5: ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND INDUSTRY EXAMPLES OF THERMOPLASTIC RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING
    • TABLE 6: FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE
    • TABLE 7: KEY POLYSTYRENE THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 8: LEADING GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/ PER YEAR)
    • TABLE 9: LEADING POLYPROPYLENE THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 10: EXAMPLES OF THERMOFORMED HDPE PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 11: LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/YEAR)
    • TABLE 12: GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS AND LOCATIONS
    • TABLE 13: LEADING POLYETHYLENE THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 14: THE TEN LARGEST GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS (BILLION POUNDS/YEAR)
    • TABLE 15: KEY PET THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 16: RIGID PVC APPLICATIONS
    • TABLE 17: GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS (%)
    • TABLE 18: KEY PVC THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 19: KEY ABS THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 20: EXAMPLES OF POLYACRYLIC THERMOFORMED PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 21: KEY POLYACRYLIC THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 22: KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 23: KEY POLYCARBONATE THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 24: SBC MAJOR PRODUCTS SEGMENTED BY POLYMER PROCESS
    • TABLE 25: TYPES OF PRODUCTS MADE WITH MATER-BI
    • TABLE 26: KEY PLA THERMOFORMERS
    • TABLE 27: KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE RESIN PRODUCERS
    • TABLE 28: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 29: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYSTYRENE/HIPS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 30: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 31: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYPROPYLENE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 32: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 33: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 34: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYESTER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 35: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYESTER PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 36: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PVC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 37: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PVC PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 38: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED ABS MARKET BY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 39: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 40: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 41: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYACRYLATE PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 42: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED POLYCARBONATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 43: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED OTHER RESIN (1) MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 44: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED OTHER (1) RESIN PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 45: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 46: OVERVIEW OF MATERIALS COMPETING WITH PLASTICS IN RIGID FOOD PACKAGING
    • TABLE 47: PLASTICS USED FOR THERMOFORMED FOOD PACKAGING
    • TABLE 48: MATERIAL PROPERTY CRITERIA FOR DISPOSABLE KITS
    • TABLE 49: RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA-TRAYS
    • TABLE 50: PROS AND CONS OF PHARMACEUTICAL BLISTER PACKAGING
    • TABLE 51: U.S. AUTOMOTIVE SALES (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
    • TABLE 52: ESTIMATED HYBRID SALES IN THE U.S., 2008-2017 (THOUSANDS OF UNITS)
    • TABLE 53: EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 54: SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS FOR POLYMERS IN SELECTED APPLIANCES
    • TABLE 55: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 56: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 57: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 58: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 59: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 60: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC ELECTRONIC PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 61: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC APPLIANCE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 62: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC BUILDING PRODUCTS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 63: SEALING CLAMSHELLS PARAMETERS
    • TABLE 64: PUBLISHED LIST PRICES FOR RESINS USED IN THERMOFORMING (DOLLARS/POUND)
    • TABLE 65: SELECTED KEY THERMOFORMERS ($MM)

LIST OF FIGURES

  • SUMMARY FIGURE: GLOBAL THERMOFORMED PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2015-2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
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