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Packaging Trends - Ireland - July 2012

Some questions answered in the 'Packaging Trends - Ireland' report include:

  • What factors influence the choice of one packaging material over another? – Does durability, ease of transportation, or shelf-life dictate what packaging material is suitable for products?
  • What are the specific requirements of industries when considering packaging? – Are outsourced packaging manufacturers likely to specialise in one area, or operate across many sectors?
  • What legislation governs the disposal of packaging waste? – Both EC and national governments have identified packaging waste reduction as a target, how do operators comply with this?
  • What are key packaging requirements, as regards labelling and product safety? – Contamination is a real risk in many sectors, whilst instructions on use and listing of ingredients are also important considerations.

Due to the wide range of industries in which packaging is a feature (ie all sectors which result in the creation of a physical product), combined with the lack of detail available on packaging sales as a standalone product (furthered by packaging’s status as a cost rather than a revenue stream, notably for companies who package their own products in-house), Specific market size and forecast data is provided for the following packaging sectors only:

  • Paper and board packaging market
  • Plastic packaging market
  • Metals and aerosols packaging market

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    Table of contents

    1. Issues in the Market

        • Key themes in the report
          • Definition
            • Market size rationale
              • Abbreviations
              • Market in Brief

                • Paper and board dominate in usage, but not in market value
                  • Plastic packaging sees higher usage
                    • Innovative sector
                      • Waste is a concern
                      • Market Background

                        • Key points
                          • EC Directives set disposal and recovery targets
                            • RoI ahead on packaging recycling
                                • Figure 1: Recovery and Recycling targets for EU Member States set in 2004; Achieved levels in RoI and the UK, 2010
                              • Compliance operators
                                • National scheme in RoI
                                  • NI sets new targets
                                    • Figure 2: Percentage of packaging waste to be recovered by producers, NI, 2006-12
                                    • Figure 3: Targets for percentage of packaging waste to be recovered or recycled by producers, NI, 2013-17
                                  • Packaging levy proposed in RoI
                                    • The rise of plastic
                                      • Toxicity concerns
                                        • Protective packaging?
                                        • Internal Market Environment

                                          • Key points
                                            • Branding
                                              • Communication tool
                                                • Packaging as a selling point
                                                  • Unexpected functionality
                                                    • Limited promotions
                                                      • Determinant of usage occasions
                                                        • Necessary part of the process
                                                          • Sustainability
                                                            • Figure 4: UK packaging waste generated, 2009
                                                            • Figure 5: RoI packaging waste generated, 2009
                                                          • Reducing waste
                                                            • Courtauld Commitment
                                                              • Innovative segment
                                                              • Broader Market Environment

                                                                • Key points
                                                                  • Smaller households becoming the norm
                                                                    • Figure 6: Percentage of all NI households comprising one or two persons, 2010-33 (estimated)
                                                                  • Family size shrinking
                                                                    • Over 65s accounting for a growing segment of the population
                                                                      • Figure 7: Population, by age, NI, 2010-56
                                                                      • Figure 8: Population, by age, RoI, 2006-41
                                                                    • Rising cost of raw materials
                                                                      • Figure 9: Indexed price of crude oil (per barrel), May 2009-May 2012
                                                                    • Changes in metal prices also a cause for concern
                                                                      • Figure 10: Indexed commodity price of metals, June 2009-June 2012
                                                                    • Health and safety
                                                                      • Medical supplies
                                                                        • Contamination - food hygiene
                                                                          • Labelling
                                                                            • Figure 11: Label requirements legally required on pre-packaged food
                                                                          • Harmful substances
                                                                            • Economic downturn takes its toll on the packaging market
                                                                              • Figure 12: Economic Outlook, NI and RoI, 2009-13 (forecast)
                                                                              • Figure 13: Standardised unemployment rate (as percentage of the labour force), NI and RoI, 2007-11
                                                                          • Strengths and Weaknesses

                                                                            • Strengths
                                                                              • Weaknesses
                                                                              • Market Size and Forecast

                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                  • Preference for paper
                                                                                    • Figure 14: Estimated value of the paper and board packaging market, NI, RoI and IoI, 2007-16
                                                                                  • Plastic grows in value
                                                                                    • Figure 15: Estimated value of the plastic packaging market, NI, RoI and IoI, 2007-16
                                                                                  • Metals and aerosol packaging sees decline
                                                                                    • Figure 16: Estimated value of the metals and aerosols packaging market, NI, RoI and IoI, 2007-16
                                                                                • Suppliers

                                                                                  • Key points
                                                                                    • Smurfit Kappa Ireland
                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                        • Product portfolio
                                                                                          • Brand strategy
                                                                                            • Recent developments
                                                                                              • Presentation Packaging Specialists Ireland
                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                  • Product portfolio
                                                                                                    • Brand strategy
                                                                                                      • Abco Kovex
                                                                                                        • Company background
                                                                                                          • Product portfolio
                                                                                                            • Brand strategy
                                                                                                              • Zeus Packaging Group
                                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                                  • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                    • Brand strategy
                                                                                                                      • Recent developments
                                                                                                                        • Diamond Corrugated
                                                                                                                          • Company background
                                                                                                                            • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                              • Brand strategy
                                                                                                                                • Recent developments
                                                                                                                                  • Delta Print and Packaging Limited
                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                      • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                        • Brand strategy
                                                                                                                                          • MSO Cleland Packaging
                                                                                                                                            • Company background
                                                                                                                                              • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                • Brand strategy
                                                                                                                                                  • Recent developments
                                                                                                                                                    • Dollard Packaging
                                                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                                                        • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                          • Tack Packaging
                                                                                                                                                            • Company background
                                                                                                                                                              • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                • Brand strategy
                                                                                                                                                                  • Quinn Packaging
                                                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                      • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                        • Recent developments
                                                                                                                                                                          • Brow Packaging
                                                                                                                                                                            • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                              • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                • Brand strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Frederick Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                        • NPP Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Faulkner Export Packaging Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pharmapac Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alpack
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Product portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Buyers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Compliance operators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NIPAK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Recent developments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Repak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Recent developments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Industry sectors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Food and drink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 17: Factors influencing choice of food and drink packaging, GB, October 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sector requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pharmaceuticals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sector requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cosmetics and personal care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 18: Global end use of packaging in the cosmetics sector, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sector requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Household care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 19: Global end use of packaging in the household care sector, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sector requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Appendix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 20: Economic Outlook, NI and RoI, 2009-13 (forecast)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 21: Consumer Sentiment/Confidence Index, UK (inc NI) and RoI, June 2008-June 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 22: Domestic Packaging data (Tonnes), UK, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 23: Domestic Packaging data (Tonnes), RoI, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Packaging Trends - Ireland - July 2012

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