• Increased consumption of packaged foods & beverages owing to enhanced lifestyle is expected to augment labeling demand, which in turn is expected to drive demand for synthetic paper globally. Applications of the synthetic paper market comprise label and non-label that is ideal for making maps, charts, banners, and graphic arts. BOPP continues to be the largest product segment owing to properties including superior strength, easy printability, versatility and cost effectiveness. Demand is driven by growth of cosmetics, chemicals and food & beverage in Asia Pacific region. To know more, read Driven by food & beverage labelling, global synthetic paper market to be worth over US$300 mln by 2019
  • In-mold labels provide flexibility to the food and beverage manufacturers in terms of printing processes and color selection to enhance product visibility and brand identification in the market. Investments in this technology will be driven by rise in consumer preference for lightweight and highly aesthetic packaging, along with rising awareness about environment and sustainability. Growth drivers are increase in demand from emerging countries, increase in demand for sustainable labels, growth in digital printing. Growth of this sector has been driven by technological advancements such as injection molding, thermoforming, and extrusion blow molding that offers cost-effective solutions. Read more in Growth in global in-mold labels market to be driven by demand for F&B products in China, India and South America
  • Performance, cost, and installation advantages of plastic pipes will spur its increasing use over competing pipe materials. The major growth drivers for this market are infrastructure development, rise in construction activities, replacement of ageing pipelines, growing population and growing urbanization rate. Led by polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, polypropylene and other resins are used to manufacture plastic pipes. Improvements in technology and materials will increase their share in less intensive user industries like energy, agriculture and industrial sectors. Oil and gas offshore drilling is also expected to drive the global markets. Read more in Global thermoplastic pipes demand to register CAGR of over 6% until end of decade
  • Globalization, liberalization, changing consumer lifestyles, and economic development has led to increase in movement of goods, spurring demand for better protection and handling. Europe continues to be the largest masterbatch market in the world in volume terms as well as a key centre for innovation and global brand developments- providing a conductive environment for development of new colours and property enhancing products. As masterbatch demand slows with polymer demand, some players cutting back their activities and closing plants while others have sought wider or new markets to sustain their business. Read more in Europe continues to be largest masterbatch market, to drive global growth at CAGR of 7% until 2020
  • The Thin Wall Packaging (TWP) industry encompasses thermoformed and injection molded plastic tubs, pots, trays and cups. They provide a means of supplying consumer appeal, convenience and product protection, while reducing the carbon footprint versus more traditional materials. With the consumption of 3.1 mln tons of polymer in 2015, TWP is a large and relatively stable market in Europe. TWP is a market with a clear definition in Europe, but is a market with a still unclear definition in North America. It has become imperative for the North American TWP industry to review operations in search for cost savings and efficiency optimisation. Read more in Thin Wall Packaging is a market with clear definition in Europe, unclear definition in North America