According to the latest study just released by Freedonia
US demand for protective packaging will reach $5.2 billion by 2014.
Foamed plastic is lightweight, offers great cushioning
capabilities, and can conform to any shape. It will experience
above-average growth, according to the study.
Other packing types to see growing demand are air pillows, molded
pulp, bubble packaging, protective mailers and insulated shipping
Molded pulp will satisfy demand for environmentally-friendly packaging,
and insulated containers answer the need for temperature-sensitive
pharmaceuticals and increased online sales of perishable foods.
The growth in biologics, particularly, calls for temperature control
throughout the supply chain, “which is critical for the efficacy of
such drugs,” says Freedonia.
More moderate growth is expected for paperboard protectors, paper fill, dunnage bags and loose-fill.
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