The Future of Specialty Films to 2023

The Future of Specialty Films to 2023 covers the market for a broad spectrum of polymeric films – from standard thermoplastics, bioplastics to engineering plastics and highperformance fluoropolymers – used in specialist applications.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 04 Jun 2018
Product format: Hard copy, Digital copy
Number of tables: 98
  • In 2018 the total consumption of such materials will reach 9.35 million tonnes globally and grow at a rate of 6.0% across the next five years to reach 12.51 million tonnes in 2023. Value in this market will rise even more quickly at 8.2% year-on-year from $33.64 billion in 2018 to $49.94 billion in 2023; reflecting the arrival of new high-value applications for innovative film types.
  • Among the most significant technical developments profiled are bioplastic barrier films; nanocomposite constructions, transparent conductive films and silicone films.

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Our exclusive content:

  • An exclusive market segmentation for current and future polymer film demand across 25 specialty and high-value applications
  • Critical analysis of the key market and technology trends driving growth
  • 100 data tables and figures segmenting the market across all polymer, film type, end-use industry and geographic region

What methodology is used?

​To produce the data and analysis within The Future of Specialty Films to 2023, Smithers Rapra conducted interviews across its extensive network of in-house experts, associates and the wider films extrusion, supply and use chains.

This included dedicated in-depth interviews supported by an extensive programme of desk research based on multiple information sources including: Smithers Rapra’s database of market trends and information for the plastics industry and related segments; company annual and quarterly reports from internet sites; official government statistics, public domain and proprietary third-party databases; trade and technology publications; and conference proceedings and presentations.

The output of this work was reviewed through a Delphistyle process to validate and verify its findings.

What will you discover?

  • A comprehensive data set of current and future demand by volume (‘000 tonnes) and value ($ million) for 16 specialty film types in 25 end-use industries, covering six world regions and 19 key national markets.
  • The evolving technical requirements for specialty films in key applications and the implications for 19 polymer types used to create these functions.
  • The current state-of-the-art in polymer film formulation and construction and their commercial outlook across 2018-2023.

Who should buy this report?

  • Manufacturers of innovative or high-performance films
  • Technology developers
  • Film extrusion companies
  • Polymer and polymer additive suppliers
  • Industry consultants and analysts 

table of contents

Executive summary

  • Introduction
  • Market drivers
  • Technology drivers
  • Film types
  • Film material markets
  • End-use applications
  • Geographic markets

Introduction and methodology

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Scope & definitions
    • Market segmentation
      • Applications
      • Materials
      • End-use sectors
      • Geographic markets
    • Definitions
    • Data
  • Methodology
  • Definition of terms
  • Abbreviations
  • Exchange rates

Industry and technology drivers for specialty films

  • Specialty films market overview
  • Key drivers and trends
    • Economic influences
    • Lifestyle and demographic influences
      • Growing awareness of health and wellness
      • Rising urbanisation and busy lifestyles
      • More women in the workforce
      • More single-parent and single-person households
      • Population trends
    • Source reduction and sustainable packaging
    • Consumer electronics
    • Solar energy module films
  • Technology developments
    • High barrier packaging films
    • Bioplastic barrier films
    • Multilayer packaging film recycling
    • Polymer nanocomposites
    • Moisture barrier film for flexible electronics devices
    • Transparent conductive film
    • Silicone film

Specialty film markets and forecasts by film type 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Barrier films
    • Oxygen and other gas barrier films
    • Moisture barrier films
    • Other barrier films
  • Shrink films
  • Decorative films
  • Microporous films
  • Water-soluble films
  • Safety and security films
    • Pressure sensitive security labels
    • Interlayer films
    • Surface protection films
  • Anti-fogging films
  • Conductive films
  • Light control films
  • Imaging and graphic films
  • ID/security films
  • Biodegradable and compostable bag film

Specialty film markets and forecasts by polymer type 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Specialty standard thermoplastic films
    • Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP)
    • Cast polypropylene (CPP)
    • Polyester (BOPET) film
    • Polyethylene (PE) film
    • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film
    • Oriented polystyrene (OPS) film
    • Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) film
  • Bioplastic films
  • Barrier films
    • Polyvinylidene chloride (PVdC) film
    • Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) film
    • Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) film
  • Engineering polymer films
    • Polyamide (OPA, BOPA) film
    • Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film
    • Polycarbonate (PC) film
    • Cyclo-olefin copolymers (COC) film
  • High-performance polymer films
    • Liquid crystal polymers (LCP)
    • Polyimide (PI) film
  • Fluoropolymer films
  • Water-soluble polymer film

Specialty film markets and forecasts by end-use application 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Food and drink packaging
    • Fresh produce
    • Meat, poultry and seafood
    • Dairy products
    • Baked goods
    • Snack food
    • Confectionery
    • Other food and drink packaging
      • Dried food
      • Retort convenience food
      • Pet food
      • Drinks
  • Non-food packaging
    • Cosmetics and personal care
    • Medical / biomedical devices
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Electronics
    • Industrial
  • Construction
    • Cabinets
    • Decorative window film
    • Safety & security film
    • Light control film
    • Vapour barrier film
  • Transportation equipment
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
  • Electrical & electronics
    • Electrical & electronics – key market trends
    • Printed circuits
    • Displays
    • Photovoltaic modules
    • Other electronics markets
  • Other specialty film markets
    • Furniture
    • Bags
    • Imaging and graphic film
    • ID/security films

Specialty film geographic markets and forecasts 2013-2023

  • Overview
  • Western Europe
    • Key applications
      • Food & drink packaging
      • Construction
      • Motor vehicles
      • Electrical & electronics
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Key applications
      • Food & drink packaging
      • Construction
      • Motor vehicles
      • Electrical & electronics
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • North America
    • Key applications
      • Food & drink packaging
      • Construction
      • Motor vehicles
      • Electrical & electronics
    • Canada
    • US
  • South and Central America
    • Key applications
      • Food & drink packaging
      • Construction
      • Motor vehicles
    • Brazil
    • Other South and Central America
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Key applications
      • Food & drink packaging
      • Construction
      • Motor vehicles
      • Electrical & electronics
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Other Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Key applications
      • Food & drink packaging
      • Construction
      • Motor vehicles
    • Turkey 
    • Other Middle East and Africa

tables and figures

  • Specialty film consumption by application, projected percentage share, 2018 (%)
  • Specialty film consumption by material, projected percentage share, 2018 (%)
  • Specialty film consumption by end-use market, projected percentage share, 2018 (%)
  • Specialty film consumption by region, projected percentage share, 2018 (%)
  • Specialty film consumption by application, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes) Exchange rates to the US dollar (=$1), 2013-2023
  • Leading suppliers of polymer and specialty film by type, 2018
  • Specialty film – summary of key market drivers and trends to 2023
  • GDP growth trends by world region, percentage, 2016-2019
  • Population trends by region/country, 2013-23 (million)
  • Global specialty films consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Barrier classification
  • Barrier performance for polymer and inorganic oxide coated film at various substrate and coating thicknesses
  • Oxygen and other gas barrier film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Moisture barrier film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other barrier film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Shrink film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Decorative film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Microporous film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Water-soluble film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Pressure-sensitive security label consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Interlayer film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Surface protection film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Anti-fogging film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Conductive film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Light control film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Imaging & graphic film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • ID/security film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  •  Biodegradable and compos bag film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global specialty film consumption by material, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global specialty film consumption by material, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast ($ million)
  • Specialty BOPP film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Specialty cast PP film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Specialty BOPET film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Specialty polyethylene film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Specialty PVC film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Oriented polystyrene film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Ethylene vinyl acetate film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Bioplastic film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Polyvinylidene chloride film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • EVOH film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Polyethylene naphthalate film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • BOPA/OPA film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Polyvinyl butyral film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Polycarbonate film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Cyclo-olefin copolymer film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Liquid crystal polymer film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Polyimide film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Fluoropolymer film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • PVOH film consumption by application, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global specialty film consumption by end-use market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Food & drink packaging: specialty film consumption by end-use market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Non-food packaging: specialty film consumption by end-use market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Construction: specialty film consumption by end-use market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Transportation equipment: specialty film consumption by end-use market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • World motor vehicle production by region, 2013-17 (number of vehicles)
  • Electrical & electronics: specialty film consumption by end-use market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other markets: specialty film consumption by end-use market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Specialty film consumption by geographic region, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: specialty film consumption by national market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • France: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • France: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Germany: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Germany: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Italy: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Italy: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Spain: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Spain: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • UK: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • UK: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: specialty film consumption by national market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Poland: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Poland: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Russia: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Russia: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • North America: specialty film consumption by national market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • North America: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Canada: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Canada: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • US: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • US: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • South & Central America: specialty film consumption by national market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • South & Central America: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Brazil: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Brazil: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: specialty film consumption by national market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • China: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • China: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • India: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • India: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Japan: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Japan: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Middle East & Africa: specialty film consumption by national market, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Middle East & Africa: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)
  • Turkey: economic and demographic trends, 2013-2018
  • Turkey: specialty film consumption by material type, 2013-2018 and 2023 forecast (‘000 tonnes)