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Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32611 | Feb 2017

In the bag: Rising consumer spending will fuel revenue growth and expand profit margins

IBISWorld’s Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • As consumers increase spending, demand for this industry’s products will rise
  • Operators have been consolidating manufacturing facilities to boost productivity
  • Revenue growth in the retail, wholesale and distributors markets is expected to remain strong
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plastic Film, Sheet and Bag Manufacturing industry has been recovering steadily in line with the broader economy, as increased consumer demand and demand from downstream markets drives growth in industry revenue. As the economy improved over the past five years, the industry experienced a boost in revenue as a result of greater consumer spending. In the coming years, operators are expected to benefit from economies of scale, as mergers and acquisitions persist... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Plastic Film, Sheet and Bag Manufacturing industry has grown slowly over the past five years, expanding at an annualized rate of 0.1% to $43.3 billion. Plastic’s versatility and low cost has made it a staple material for manufacturing and packaging. Plastic’s physical attributes can be easily altered to achieve maximum strength, dexterity and heat resistance, making it ideal for containing and packaging goods. Plastic has penetrated almost every aspect of Americans’ daily lives, and new applications for it are being discovered constantly. The ubiquity of plastic as an input in consumer items means that demand is highly dependent on the level of per capita disposable income. As .. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Use of production techniques that add value to base product(s)
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Demand from food manufacturing in the Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry converts plastic resins into various films, sheets and bags. Industry products are used by manufacturers for packing and storing products, by retailers for transporting merchandise and by consumers for household purposes. Industry operators also form, coat or laminate plastic film and sheets into single-wall or multiwall plastic bags.

    Industry Products
    Plastic bagsPlastic packaging film and sheetsPlastic film and sheets (excluding packaging)
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing plastic film for bagsManufacturing plastic film for food storage bagsManufacturing plastic film for grocery bagsManufacturing plastic film for merchandise bagsManufacturing plastic film for trash bagsManufacturing plastic film for packagingManufacturing plastic film (except for packaging)Manufacturing plastic film and unlaminated sheet (except packaging) Manufacturing unlaminated plastic sheets (except packaging)

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Demand from food manufacturing
  • Demand from agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
  • Demand from construction
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Increased consumer spending
  • Foreign competition increases
  • Profitability and structure changes
  • Table: Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Construction
  • Candy Production
  • Snack Food Production
  • Soda Production
  • Bottled Water Production
  • Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Plastic film and sheets (excluding packaging)
  • Plastic packaging film and sheets
  • Plastic bags
  • Chart: Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food and beverage manufacturers and retailers
  • Consumers
  • Construction industries
  • Agricultural industries
  • Pharmaceutical and medical manufacturers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Bemis Company Inc.
  • Table: Bemis Company Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Domestic price of plastic resin (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A process of extruding two or more layers of plastic.
  • Cryovac
  • A process used to remove any excess oxygen from a bag, which is then heat-sealed to make it airtight.
  • Extrusion
  • A process of shaping melted plastic into a single, undeviating form, such as a tube.
  • Laminate
  • A sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers.
  • Multiwall
  • A type of packaging with several outer layers.
  • Polyethylene
  • A lightweight thermoplastic used in packaging and insulation.
  • Vinyl
  • A polyvinyl chloride material that can be rigid or flexible.

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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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