Collation Shrink Film in Europe

Collation Shrink Film in Europe

New edition to be published Q3:2022

Published: May 2016

The market for collating items for transit and display purposes has undergone significant change in the last fifteen years. As the use of cardboard continues to decline, plastic products, particularly polyethylene films, have been experiencing growth.  However, the true underlying growth in terms of number of units wrapped, or square metres of film used, is masked by the downgauging that has taken place over recent years.

Because of strong competition among the different film types and the significant investment required by both the end-user customer and film producers, all stages of the supply chain require a strong level of commitment to the business. Investment strategies should therefore be reviewed in the light of the best information available.

The study focuses on the production and consumption of collation film in each European country.  The study also segments the market according to end-use application.

The report analyses the following:

  • Demand for collation shrink film within each European country/region and its growth prospects
  • Demand for each type of polyethylene resin within each country/region and their growth prospects
  • Production of collation shrink per country
  • Structure of the industry and leading players
  • Structural changes taking place
  • Major end-use segments, drivers and growth prospects
  • Market share of printed film and its tonnage volumes per country and end use sector
  • Growth prospects for printed films
  • Impact that can be expected from machinery and resin developments
  • Impact of changing end-user trends on machinery makers, service providers and film extruders


Explanatory notes


Executive summary

The European market for collation shrink film and competitive dynamics

  • Demand and supply of collation shrink wrapping by country/region and type
  • Market dynamics and future industry shape
  • End-use application development
  • Theoretical considerations and success factors
  • Technological developments
  • Industry structure - Outline of leading producers and their estimated market shares
  • Polymer usage analysis by polymer type

Individual country/region analysis

  • Within each country/region details are provided on film demand, supply, current and future market dimensions, industry structure (recent closures, M&As, new players)

Company profiles of ten leading players

Statistical appendix

  • Ranking of Europe's largest collation shrink film producers by production 2015
  • List of leading players by country with 2015 production volumes 

Reporting basis 

The study provides data on the following years: 2010, 2015, 2016, 2020

End-use application analysis

A detailed analysis for the major end sectors also provides tonnage volumes and market share of printed films.

Polymer usage is subdivided into:

  • LDPE
  • LLDPE C4
  • LLDPE C6
  • LLDPE C8
  • mLL
  • Others

Geographical coverage

On an individual country/regional basis, the study details the market for collation shrink film in the following European countries (EU28 + Norway + Switzerland):

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
  • Nordic area (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
  • Spain
  • Other Western Europe (Austria, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland)
  • Poland
  • Other Central & Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

Further information

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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