The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry has struggled over the past five years due to strong and rising competition from cheaper imported products, and sluggish domestic demand for plastic bags and films. Imports from countries that have lower operating costs, particularly China, dominate the industry's generic product segments, including high-density polyethylene (HDPE) supermarket bags, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) retail bags and other plastic garbage bags. Many small-scale local companies that manufacture these products have been increasingly unable to compete on price, which has caused the number of enterprises and establishments to decline over the past five years.
Companies in the industry manufacture unsupported polymer films and sheets into packaging materials such as plastic bags, thin plastic films, food wrapping, garbage bags and bubble wrap packaging.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.