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