U.S. demand for high-visibility packaging is projected to expand 4% yearly to $8.5 billion in 2012, which will surpass 33 billion units and create demand for 1.1 billion pounds of plastic resin, according to a new study from the Freedonia Group.

The study says that food will continue to account for more than half of the high-visibility packaging market in 2012. Of the different groups’ expected growth through 2012, tubs/cups/bowls/other was highest at 5.6%, with clamshells, windowed packaging and skin packaging at 5.0%, 2.1% and 2.0%, respectively.

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