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Increasing demand for rigid and flexible plastic containers in U.S. to 2015: report

Demand in the U.S. for rigid and flexible plastic food containers is forecast to increase 3.0 per cent per year through 2015, to US$26.7 billion, or nearly 300 billion units, according to a new report from market research firm the Freedonia...


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May 25, 2011 by Canadian Plastics

Demand in the U.S. for rigid and flexible plastic food containers is forecast to increase 3.0 per cent per year through 2015, to US$26.7 billion, or nearly 300 billion units, according to a new report from market research firm the Freedonia Group.   

The company’s “Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible” study concluded that plastic containers, and bags and pouches will experience the fastest growth among food container types, continuing to supplant paperboard, metal and glass containers. 

“Food container markets expected to post above-average growth through 2015 include frozen specialties, snack foods, dairy products, and sauces and condiments,” the report noted. “Advances in these markets will reflect favorable output growth and/or an increased presence of convenience-oriented products, many of which employ packaging that offers extended shelf life or improved preparation.”

For more information on the report, click on this link.