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TABLE OF CONTENTS


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   Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Quantitative Techniques & Analytics.....I-3
Product Definition And Scope Of Study .....I-3
  
   Food & Beverages.....I-4
Healthcare.....I-4
Personal Care.....I-4
  
   Household Products.....I-5  
   Analysis by Region.....II-1
Analysis by End-Use Segment.....II-1
Food & Beverages Packaging - Exhibiting Impressive Growth.....II-1
1$100
   Healthcare Packaging – Gaining Importance.....II-2
Household Products Packaging – Slower Growth.....II-2
1$100
   Packaging.....II-3
Definition.....II-3
Role of Packaging in Daily Life.....II-3
Packaging Categories.....II-3
Primary Packaging.....II-3
Secondary Packaging.....II-3
1$100
   Transit Packaging.....II-4
Market Overview.....II-4
Table 1: World Market for Packaging (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Raw Material for Plastics, Paper, Metal and Glass (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4

Table 2: World Market for Packaging (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Geographic Region for North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4
1$300
   Packaging: A Promising and Challenging Industry.....II-5
Choosing the Right Material.....II-5
1$100
   Change: An Inevitable Phenomenon.....II-6
1$100
   Plastics - An Indispensable Multipurpose Product.....II-7
Role of Plastics in Packaging.....II-7
Increasing Preference over Other Materials.....II-7
1$100
   Table 3: World Market for Plastic Packaging Materials (2000, 2006 & 2010) – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Geographic Region for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-81$300
   Plastics – Leading the Packaging Industry.....II-9
Rigid Packaging.....II-9
Flexible Packaging.....II-9
Replacing Competing Materials.....II-9
2$200
   Plastic Films – Emerging Packaging Material.....II-11
Growing Demand for Sterile Packaging.....II-11
Growth in the Computer Market to Propel the Demand for Plastics.....II-11
1$100
   Rising Income Levels in Developing Markets Fuel Growth of Thermoplastics.....II-12
Changing Consumer Demand Fuels Technological Innovations.....II-12
Imposing of Regulations on Plastics.....II-12
Health Concerns Related to Migration of Additives in Food Packaging Materials.....II-12
1$100
   Caution Against Plastics in Cooking, Heating and Refrigeration.....II-13
2$200
   Plastics - An Integral Part of Daily Life.....II-15
Plastics - A Force to Reckon With.....II-15
Monomer & Polymer Mechanics.....II-15
Classification of Plastics.....II-15
Based on Construction Process.....II-15
1$100
   Based on Ability to Crystallize.....II-16
Based on Moldability.....II-16
Commodity Plastics.....II-16
1$100
   Engineering Plastics.....II-17
Other Thermoplastics.....II-17
Properties of Plastics.....II-17
Molecular Weight.....II-17
Mechanical Properties.....II-17
Electrical Properties.....II-17
Optical Properties.....II-17
Wear Properties.....II-17
Plastics - Production & Processing.....II-17
1$100
   Acquiring Raw Materials.....II-18
Polymerization.....II-18
Use of Additives.....II-18
Processing of Plastics.....II-18
Commonly Used Processes for Shaping Thermoplastics.....II-18
1$100
   Injection Molding.....II-19
Extrusion.....II-19
Rotomolding.....II-19
Thermoforming.....II-19
Calendering.....II-19
Casting.....II-19
Plastics Recycling.....II-19
Recycling: An Integral Part of the Plastic Industry.....II-19
1$100
   Recycling Plastics - The Pros and Cons.....II-20
An Overview of Plastic Packaging Materials.....II-20
Polyethylene.....II-20
Polyethylene - A Useful Petrochemical Product.....II-20
1$100
   Classification of Polyethylene based on its Density.....II-21
Characteristics of Polyethylene.....II-21
Mechanical Properties.....II-21
Environmental Properties.....II-21
1$100
   Thermal Properties.....II-22
Electric Properties.....II-22
Processing.....II-22
HDPE: An Extensively Used Plastic.....II-22
1$100
   Leading Players in the HDPE Market.....II-23
Characteristics of HDPE.....II-23
Extrusion Applications: The Most Vital HDPE Market.....II-23
End-Uses of HDPE Extruded Films.....II-23
1$100
   Blow Molding.....II-24
End-Uses of Blow Molded HDPE Resins.....II-24
Blow Molded Drums and Tight-Head Pails.....II-24
1$100
   Injection Molding.....II-25
Other End-use Segments.....II-25
Increasing Acceptance of Recycled HDPE.....II-25
Low Density Polyethylene.....II-25
Select Players in the LDPE Market.....II-25
1$100
   Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE).....II-26
Second Generation LLDPE Products: Substitute for Plastics in Film.....II-26
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).....II-26
Definition.....II-26
Counted Among the Most Flexible Plastics.....II-26
1$100
   PVC – Performance Properties.....II-27
Uses of PVC.....II-27
Plasticized Applications.....II-27
1$100
   Rigid Applications.....II-28
Packaging.....II-28
Features that Make PVC the Preferred Product for Healthcare Applications.....II-28
Clarity and Transparency.....II-28
Flexibility, Durability and Dependability.....II-28
Sterilizability.....II-28
Compatibility.....II-28
Resistance to Chemical Stress Cracking.....II-28
1$100
   Ease of Processing.....II-29
Recyclability.....II-29
Low Cost.....II-29
Consumer Goods.....II-29
Toys.....II-29
Electronics.....II-29
Leading Players in the Polyvinyl Chloride Market.....II-29
Polypropylene.....II-29
1$100
   Market Highlights.....II-30
Leading Players in the Polypropylene Market.....II-30
Commercial Forms of Polypropylene.....II-30
Homopolymers.....II-30
Random Copolymers.....II-30
Impact Copolymers.....II-30
1$100
   Areas of Applications.....II-31
Overview.....II-31
1$100
   Polystyrene.....II-32
Definition.....II-32
Processing Methods .....II-32
Properties .....II-32
Applications .....II-32
1$100
   PS Characteristics.....II-33
Sanitary.....II-33
Sturdy.....II-33
Efficient.....II-33
Economical.....II-33
Convenient.....II-33
Forms of Polystyrene.....II-33
Types of Polystyrene.....II-33
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).....II-33
1$100
   Properties of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).....II-34
General EPS Applications.....II-34
Crystal Polystyrene.....II-34
Extruded Polystyrene.....II-34
1$100
   Applications.....II-35
Roofs.....II-35
Walls.....II-35
Foundations.....II-35
Packaging.....II-35
1$100
   Types of Polystyrene Packaging.....II-36
New Applications.....II-36
1$100
   Market Overview: Signs of Recovery.....II-37
Major Market Participants Influencing Polystyrene Industry .....II-37
Polymer Packaging: Revenue Source for Many Businesses .....II-37
Product Differentiation: Butter now Better.....II-37
1$100
   Leading Players in the Polystyrene Market.....II-38
1$100
   Food and Beverages Packaging.....II-39
Packaging Advantages for Food & Beverages.....II-39
Preservation.....II-39
Quantity.....II-39
Protection.....II-39
Protection from Physical Damage.....II-39
Protection from Contamination.....II-39
Protection from Physical and Chemical Changes.....II-39
1$100
   Advertising Medium.....II-40
Convenience for Customers.....II-40
Handling Convenience.....II-40
Food Packaging.....II-40
Healthcare Packaging.....II-40
Pharmaceuticals.....II-40
1$100
   Healthcare Industry Says ‘Yes’ to Plastics.....II-41
The Benefits Offered.....II-41
1$100
   Personal Care Packaging.....II-42
Cosmetics Industry - Luring the Crowd with Innovative Packaging Designs.....II-42
Household Products Packaging.....II-42
1$100
   Glass Packaging.....II-43
Resilience of Glass as a Packaging Material.....II-43
Major Consumers.....II-43
Severe Competition from Substitutes.....II-43
1$100
   Glass Packaging: Losing Ground to Plastics.....II-44
Glass Packaging Industry: A Global Overview.....II-44
1$100
   Super Premium Spirits Boost Glass Packaging.....II-45
Glass Bottle Woes.....II-45
Usage Migration: from Refillable Packs to Recyclable Containers.....II-45
1$100
   Paper Packaging.....II-46
Growing Environmental Concerns – A Boon for Paper Packaging Materials.....II-46
Opportunities Exist for Paper Based Packaging.....II-46
1$100
   Technological Changes Boost Carton Packaging.....II-47
Growing Pressures & Prominent Strategies.....II-47
1$100
   Paper Industry Facing Tough Time.....II-48
Strong Competition from PET Containers.....II-48
Metal Packaging.....II-48
Flat Growth Trend for Metals in Food Packaging.....II-48
1$100
   The Disposable Income Factor.....II-49
Altering Consumer Preferences – A Major Propelling Factor.....II-49
Packaging Sales on Rise.....II-49
High Entry Barriers in Metal Packaging.....II-49
1$100
   Aluminum Cans Losing Ground.....II-50
Aluminum Vs. PET.....II-50
Metals Fight Back.....II-50
Steel .....II-50
Properties of Packaging Steel.....II-50
1$100
   Other Applications of Packaging Steel.....II-51
New opportunities for Metal packaging Materials.....II-51
1$100
   Rexam Plastics to Acquire Airspray.....II-52
Ball Corp. Acquires Alcan Packaging’s Plastic Container Assets in North
  America.....II-52
Rexam Acquires Truepack.....II-52
1$100
   Rexam to Acquire FangXin.....II-53
Alcan Acquires Manufacturing Assets From Daifu Industries.....II-53
Alcan Packaging Acquires Mexican Assets of Relapasa.....II-53
Consolidated Container Company Acquires Steel Valley Plastics.....II-53
1$100
   Consolidated Container Company Acquires Mayfair Plastics.....II-54
Consolidated Container Company Acquires STC Plastics.....II-54
Macfarlane Group to Sell Hungarian Operations to Nefab AB.....II-54
Chesapeake Corporation Divests Plastic Packaging Operation.....II-54
Huhtamaki Divests EPS Packaging Business.....II-54
1$100
   Graham Packaging and Numico Collaboration Opens HDPE Bottle Manufacturing
  Plant.....II-55
Nihon Canpack Opens Aseptic Packaging Plant.....II-55
CPTA to Establish Flexible Plastic Packaging Centre.....II-55
Radha Madhav Corporation to Expand Plastic Packaging Production.....II-55
Gerresheimer Group Takes Over Superfos Pharma.....II-55
DS Smith Plans to Sell BSK Plastic Packaging Business to BSK Materials.....II-55
1$100
   Graham Opens New Innovation & Design Center.....II-56
Alpha Werke Forms a Joint Venture in India.....II-56
Alcan Announces the Opening of a New Plant.....II-56
Alcan Packaging Announces Divestiture of Zaragoza plant.....II-56
1$100
   Rexam Opens Plastic Packaging Plant in Poland.....II-57
Jilin Chemical Completes Plastic Woven Bag Expansion Project (No country).....II-57
Rexam Acquires Delta Plastics.....II-57
Rexam Acquires Precise Technology.....II-57
1$100
   Gerresheimer Acquires Superfos Pharma.....II-58
Alcan Acquires Remainder 35% Stake in Propack.....II-58
Alcan Acquires a Packaging Manufacturing Site in China.....II-58
Alcan Acquires Parkside, a Food Packaging Facility in Poland.....II-58
Graham Packaging Acquires Remaining Stake in Innopack.....II-58
1$100
   Alcan Divests Decoplast Beauty Plastic Bottle Business.....II-59
Alcan Proposes to Divest Food Packaging Plastic Bottle Business.....II-59
Alcan Opens a New Production Center For Pharmaceutical Packaging in Spain.....II-59
Crown Holdings Divests Plastic Closure Business.....II-59
1$100
   Graham Packaging Enters into Licensing Agreement with Hokkai Can Company.....II-60
Graham Packaging Announces Plant Closure.....II-60
Amcor Rentsch to Set Up Plastic Packaging Plant in Russia.....II-60
Alcan to Close Packaging Plant Based in CENTRALIA.....II-60
1$100
   Koros Launches Cell Polypropylene Production Line.....II-61
Magplastic Asia Opens PET Bottles Machineries Production Plant.....II-61
Axilone to Supply to US Market from Chinese Plant.....II-61
1$100
   Kofola Selects Amcor’s PET Bottles for Packaging Juice and Mineral Water.....II-62
Korbel Champagne Cellars Changes Packaging of 1.75-liter Korbel Classic Brandy to PET
  Bottles.....II-62
RPC Acquires Nampak.....II-62
1$100
   Rexam Acquires Plastic Omnium from Compagnie Plastic.....II-63
BWAY Corporation Acquires North America Packaging.....II-63
Chesapeake Forms Alliance with Friedrich Sanner.....II-63
Alcoa Closure Systems Opens First Plastic Closure Manufacturing Plant.....II-63
1$100
   Ball Expands Heat-Tek Line of PET Bottles.....II-64
SIGNUM to Market NatureWorks PLA Biodegradable Plastic.....II-64
Polyplex to Build New Metalised Polyester Packaging Facility.....II-64
1$100
   Eastman Chemical Introduces New Cost-Effective PET Production Process.....II-65
BWAY Corporation Acquires SST Industries.....II-65
Rexam Acquires Risdon Pharma.....II-65
1$100
   Amcor Acquires Alcoa’s Polyethylene Terephthalate Packaging Business.....II-66
Zhejiang Invests in New Plastic Packaging Plant.....II-66
1$100
   Rexam produces New PET Water Bottles for Hansa Borg Breweries.....II-67
Plus Pack Introduces Ready-to-Serve SquarePac Containers.....II-67
James Alexander Launches Compact Plastic Ampoules Swab Package.....II-67
LINPAC Plastics Unveils New Packaging Material.....II-67
Leading Brands Introduces Beverages in New PET Bottles.....II-67
1$100
   AGI/Klearfold Launches Innovative NatureSource™ Packaging.....II-68
Basic American Introduces New Safe-T-Can Plastic Container.....II-68
1$100
   IBM and Dassault Systemes Launch Styled Plastics & Packaging.....II-69
Kaysersberg Plastics Launches New Packaging Solutions.....II-69
1$100
   BASF Launches Ecovio Biodegradable Plastic.....II-70
KHS Develops New Plastic Packaging Concept.....II-70
Rowse Honey Launches New PET Container.....II-70
Tradewinds Launches an All-new Plastic Pet Package.....II-70
1$100
   O.Berk Unveils Novel Variety of Containers.....II-71
Paperfeel Develops Polyethylene Film Packaging for Clear View.....II-71
Ciba Unveils a Range of New Products for Use in Plastics Industry.....II-71
1$100
   IPER Supermarket Launches Corn-based Resin Packaging.....II-72
1$100
   Graham Packaging Introduces New Blow-Moulding Technology.....II-73
Graham Packaging and Tree Top Develop New Bell Design Bottle.....II-73
Graham Packaging and Heinz Design a Unique Ketchup Bottle for Kids.....II-73
Tetra Pak Rolls Out Thinner Polymer Packaging, Wide.....II-73
Wild Develops PET Proof Test.....II-73
1$100
   Graham Packaging Designs a New PET Bottle.....II-74
Graham Packaging Develops High-Impact Canister.....II-74
Amcor PET Packaging Develops New Plastic Bottling Technology.....II-74
1$100
   RPC Bebo Introduces Photo-realistic Printing.....II-75
1$100
   Alcan Packaging (Canada).....II-76
Amcor Flexibles (UK).....II-76
Autobar Packaging Group (France).....II-76
1$100
   Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co.KG (Austria).....II-77
Ball Corporation (USA).....II-77
British Polythene Industries Plc (UK).....II-77
1$100
   Consolidated Container Company (USA).....II-78
Constar International Inc (USA).....II-78
Crown Holdings, Inc (USA).....II-78
1$100
   DS Smith Plastics Ltd (UK).....II-79
Graham Packaging Company, L.P. (USA).....II-79
1$100
   Huhtamaki Oyj (Finland).....II-80
Linpac Plastics Ltd (UK).....II-80
Macfarlane Group Plc (UK).....II-80
Nampak Ltd (South Africa).....II-80
1$100
   Plastipak Packaging Inc (USA).....II-81
Rexam Plc (UK).....II-81
1$100
   RPC Group (UK).....II-82
Sealed Air Corporation (USA).....II-82
Sidel (USA).....II-82
SCA Packaging North America (USA).....II-82
2$200
   Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-84

Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Material and Products by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2006 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-84
1$300
   Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Food and Beverages by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-85

Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for Food and Beverages by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2006 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-85
1$300
   Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Healthcare by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-86

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Healthcare by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2006 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-86
1$300
   Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Personal Care by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-87

Table 11: World 10-Year Perspective for Personal Care by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2006 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-87
1$300
   Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Household Products by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-88

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Household Products by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2006 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-88
1$300
   Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Others by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-89

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Others by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2006 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-89
1$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Current & Future Analysis.....III-1
Plastics are Here to Stay.....III-1
1$75
   Plastic Packaging for Food on the Rise in the US.....III-2
Polyethylene: Rapidly Replacing Traditional Packaging Materials.....III-2
Tie-layer Resins: Showing Increased Demand.....III-2
1$75
   Focus on Select Players.....III-3
Ball Corporation.....III-3
Consolidated Container Company.....III-3
Constar International Inc.....III-3
1$75
   Crown Holdings, Inc.....III-4
Graham Packaging Company, l.. P......III-4
Plastipak Packaging Inc.....III-4
Sealed Air Corporation.....III-4
1$75
   Sidel.....III-5
SCA Packaging North America.....III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-5
5$375
   Product Innovations/Introduction.....III-103$225
   Technological Developments.....III-132$150
   , B. Market Analytics.....III-15
Table 16: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15

Table 17: US 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-16
Current & Future Analysis.....III-16
Alcan Packaging – A Key Player.....III-16
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-16
1$75
   Product Innovations/Introduction.....III-171$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-18
Table 18: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18

Table 19: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-19
Current & Future Analysis.....III-19
Plastics Packaging Sector in Japan.....III-19
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-19
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-20
Table 20: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20

Table 21: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-21
Current & Future Analysis.....III-21
European Plastics Packaging – High Potential for Growth.....III-21
1$75
   Table 22: World Rigid Plastics Packaging Consumption (2005) – Percentage Breakdown by End Use for Drinks, Other Food, Non-food, Dairy Food, Crates & Closures, and Other (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
Increased Usage of Plastics in Food Packaging.....III-22
1$150
   Fluctuating Prices of Petroleum-Based Plastics.....III-23
Plastic Films Ruling the Industry.....III-23
1$75
   Plastics Usage in Beverage and Food Packaging Gains Momentum.....III-24
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-24
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-25
Table 23: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by Geographic Region – France, Germany, UK, Italy and Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25
1$150
   Table 24: European 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy and Rest of Europe for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26

Table 25: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
1$150
   Table 26: European 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-28
Current & Future Analysis.....III-28
Global retailer’s Profound Affect on Regional Companies.....III-28
Increasing Demand for Flexible Plastic Packaging.....III-28
Table 27: French Plastic Packaging Market (2005) – Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sectors for Agri-Food, Cleaning Products, Healthcare, Cosmetics & Hygiene, and Industrial Products (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28
1$150
   Metal Packaging Sector’s Attempts to Maintain Market Share.....III-29
Autobar Packaging Group – A Key Player.....III-29
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-29
1$75
   Product Innovation/Introduction.....III-301$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-31
Table 28: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31

Table 29: French 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-32
Current & Future Analysis.....III-32
Evolution of Plastic as an Integral Part of German Packaging Industry.....III-32
German Plastic Packaging Sector Witnessing a Price Surge.....III-32
Germany: Hub for Packaging Machinery.....III-32
Product Innovations/Introduction.....III-32
1$75
   Technological Developments.....III-331$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-34
Table 30: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
1$150
   Table 31: German 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-36
Current & Future Analysis.....III-36
Key Players.....III-36
Amcor Flexibles.....III-36
British Polythene Industries Plc.....III-36
1$75
   DS Smith Plastics Ltd.....III-371$75
   Linpac Plastics Ltd.....III-38
Macfarlane Group Plc.....III-38
Rexam Plc.....III-38
1$75
   RPC Group.....III-39
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-39
Product Innovations/Introduction.....III-39
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-40
Table 32: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-40
1$150
   Table 33: UK 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-42
Current & Future Analysis.....III-42
Dominating segments of the Italian Plastic Packaging Industry.....III-42
Control of Multinationals Over the Industry.....III-42
Product Innovation/Introduction.....III-42
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-43
Table 34: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43
1$150
   Table 35: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-44
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-45
Current & Future Analysis.....III-45
Spain.....III-45
Market Overview.....III-45
1$75
   Russia.....III-46
Plastics in Russia: A Growing Sector.....III-46
1$75
   Poland.....III-471$75
   Key Players.....III-48
Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co.KG (Austria).....III-48
Huhtamaki Oyj (Finland).....III-48
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-48
3$225
   Product Innovations/Introduction.....III-511$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-52
Table 36: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-52

Table 37: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-52
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-53
Current & Future Analysis.....III-53
PET Bottles Eating Away the Share of Glass Bottles.....III-53
China.....III-53
Chinese Plastic Packaging Industry: An Overview.....III-53
China: The Leading Importer of Packaging Raw Materials.....III-53
1$75
   Choice of Packaging Being Dictated by Price.....III-54
Increasing Consumer Sophistication Driving the Market.....III-54
Leading End-Use Segments of the Industry.....III-54
Flexible Plastic: The Dominating Segment.....III-54
Plans to Impose Excise on Disposable Plastic Underway.....III-54
1$75
   India.....III-55
Packaging: A Growing Industry in India.....III-55
Flexible Packaging Leading the Market.....III-55
Indian PET Bottle Market.....III-55
1$75
   Indonesia.....III-56
Resurrection of the Indonesian Packaging Industry.....III-56
Plastic - Primary Form of Flexible Packaging in Indonesia.....III-56
1$75
   Rigid Plastic Emerging as the Low Cost Alternative.....III-57
Increasing Share of Multinationals in the Indonesian Packaging Industry.....III-57
Hongkong.....III-57
Hong Kong’s Performance in the Packaging Material Sector.....III-57
1$75
   Thailand.....III-58
The ASEAN Leader in Plastics Sector.....III-58
Vietnam.....III-58
Vietnamese Plastics Industry - Still A Long Way to Go.....III-58
Table 38: Number of Manufacturers Engaged in Various Types of Plastic Packaging: (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-58
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   Australia.....III-59
Plastics Usage to Grow.....III-59
1$75
   Strategic corporate Developments.....III-604$300
   B. Market Analytics.....III-64
Table 39: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-64

Table 40: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-64
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-65
Current & Future Analysis.....III-65
Brazil.....III-65
An Overview of the Brazilian Packaging Industry.....III-65
PET Plastic Bottles’ Foray into Soft Drinks Sector.....III-65
Flexible Plastic Packaging leading the Packaged Food Sector.....III-65
Mounting Raw Material Costs Likely to Hamper Growth.....III-65
1$75
   Mexico.....III-66
Shifting Consumer Preferences in Mexico.....III-66
Flexible Plastic Packaging: Major Sub-Category of Flexible Packing.....III-66
Increasing Sales of Rigid Plastic.....III-66
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-66
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-67
Table 41: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-67
1$150
   Table 42: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-68
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-69
Current & Future Analysis.....III-69
Saudi Arabia.....III-69
Packaging Sultan of the Middle East.....III-69
1$75
   United Arab Emirates (UAE).....III-70
Plastics - New King in UAE.....III-70
Nampak Ltd – A Key South African Player.....III-70
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-711$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-72
Table 43: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-72

Table 44: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, Household Products, and Others for Years 2000, 2006, and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-72
1$150