Allied Development’s newest study examines the full range of commercially proven technologies from the perspectives of their functional ability to meet consumer needs, their worldwide market potential, economic profiles, and environmental impact. The 420-page study describes producer strategies for extending the life cycles of these established products, as well as the potential of several emerging technologies (e.g. ultra-high barrier metallized film) to improve or supplant them.
This is the first global industry report on barrier materials to calculate greenhouse gas GHG releases for flexible packaging films categorized by their oxygen transmission rates.
In-depth market, economic and environmental analyses – depicted in over 100 figures and tables -- are presented for barrier materials that provide oxygen transmission rates from zero to 77.5 cc/m2/day (5 cc/100 in2/day) and/or moisture vapor transmission rates from zero to 1.5 gm/m2/day (0.10 gm/100 in2/day). The study profiles 34 established and upcoming producers of barrier materials, serving the six major geographic markets for flexible packaging.