NORTHAMPTON, England, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Fully updated following 2010's fluctuations and uncertainties of supply and pricing, PCI Films Consulting, the world's leading specialist in oriented plastic film market intelligence have published their latest report. 'World BOPET Film Market Trends Statistical Update 2011' was researched through April and May 2011, bringing together global data gathered from manufacturers, users and machinery suppliers to provide an authoritative view of the current situation, the prospects for capacity growth and pricing, and forecasts thin and thick BOPET film markets until 2015.
As the new report states: The global BOPET film shortage has eased to the point that supplies are now plentiful, and new capacity coming on stream before 2015 will ensure that the uncertainties of 2010 will not return in the short to medium term. Prices have eased considerably on the availability of extra volume from India and softening of demand, probably due to the running down of stocks built up at the end of 2010. The Indian government's decision to ban BOPET laminate packaging will further improve supply, and substantial new investment is planned by the emerging global players based in India and China. While the thick film (>50µ) market will continue to grow strongly, driven by developments in photovoltaic and flat screen applications, flexible packaging continues to be the main driver for the BOPET film industry, accounting for 54% of the total, and with prospects for continuing growth of around 8.5% per annum, though there will continue to be substantial regional variations in growth rate.
The report breaks down data by Region and by major nations within each Region. It presents historic and current market data including typical selling prices; it pinpoints the activities of the world's BOPET producers and reveals their plans for future production against clear predictions of world and regional demand growth, categorised by end-use.
The new publication builds on the 2010 'World BOPET Film Market Trends' report, and is essential reading for suppliers of polyester raw materials; extrusion equipment manufacturers; manufacturers of BOPET films and their competitors, for example Aluminium foil and paper producers; flexible packaging converters, major end users and brand owners. It also provides useful insights for financial institutions looking for investment opportunities in the oriented plastics industry.
The report has a list price of €3,500 and is available from PCI Films Consulting Limited in Northamptonshire, UK. More information about the report is available on their website http://bit.ly/pfWFJi and about PCI Films Consulting at http://www.pcifilms.com
*** About PCI:
PCI Films Consulting Ltd, part of the PCI group of companies, offers an extensive range of consulting services to those involved in the production and use of flexible packaging materials. The company produces dedicated Quarterly Business Reports and Regional Supply/Demand Reports for the polyester and polypropylene film and flexible packaging markets. The company also provides specialist ad-hoc research and planning to the industry and its advisors. http://www.pcifilms.com
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