The study will focus on thin wall packaging, defined as rigid plastic thermoformed or injection moulded containers and lids for food and non-food consumer goods. The term “containers” encompasses trays, pots, tubs, cups, inserts and blister packs. The scope excludes injection moulded pails, DVD and CD cases, cosmetics packaging and horticultural containers. The study will not include blow moulded bottles and preforms.
- Sheet extrusion and thermoforming
- Injection moulding
For the purposes of this study, the market is divided into eleven major end use applications.
The report focuses on the following polymer groups, looking both at virgin grades and increasing quantities of recyclate:
- PS (but expanded polystyrene is excluded)
- Other (including PLA and other bio polymers, PVC, EVOH)
Reporting years are 2017, 2022 and 2027.