Stretch films are highly engineered wrapping films which have been developed as a significant packaging solution across the globe. Stretch films are classified in two commonly used extrusion processes namely blown stretch films and cast stretch films. Blown film is tough and less stretchy whereas cast stretch film is easy to stretch and requires less amount of time as well as effort to unwrap the pallets. Manufacturers along with end-users usually prefer cast stretch packaging films as they are comparatively cost-efficient in nature. Cast stretch packaging film provides excellent clarity, superior cling and can be quietly unwind from machines. Cast stretch packaging films are produced from materials such as polyolefin polymers and are in great demand in food packaging industry.

Cast Stretch Packaging Films Market: Drivers & Restraints

Increased customer inclination towards safe, lightweight and cost-efficient packaging solution coupled with growing food and beverage (F&B) industry has emerged as the key driver of the growth in cast stretch packaging film market across the globe. Product shipping as a result of an increase imports-exports among the regions and also retail trade among suppliers and distributors also add to the growth of the cast stretch packaging films market. Also, as this films provide excellent clarity thus can allow the use of RFID and other scanning technology. However, As compared to blown stretch film, cast stretch films are less tear resistant thus providing less load power.

Cast Stretch Packaging Films Market: Segmentation

On the basis of material type, the cast stretch packaging films market is segmented into:

  • Polyolefin polymers
    • Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
    • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Others

On the basis of thickness of films, the cast stretch packaging films market is segmented into:

  • Less than 50 Gauge (wrapping light loads less than 800 lbs.)
  • Between 50-120 Gauge
  • Greater than 120 Gauge(used for heavy duty pallet loads)

On the basis of applications, the cast stretch packaging films market is segmented into:

  • Food & Beverages packaging
  • Consumer product packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals packaging
  • Others

Cast Stretch Packaging Films Market: Segmentation Overview

Cast stretch packaging films are in high demand for pallet wrapping mainly in the food packaging industry. Based on the material type, Polyolefin polymers especially, the low-density polyethylene (LDPE) cast stretch film resins are anticipated to lead the cast stretch packaging films market throughout the forecast period. Also, Cast stretch packaging films with thickness in the range of 50 to 120 gauge are estimated to be largely used over the forecast period.

Cast Stretch Packaging Films Market: Regional Overview

Geographically, the cast stretch packaging films market is segmented into seven regions, namely North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), Japan and the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

The Cast stretch packaging films market in Europe and North America region are expected to grow linearly throughout the forecast period as this packaging market has comparatively achieved maturity thus losing a sizable share of the global cast stretch packaging films market to Asia Pacific. Key manufacturers that operate in established cast stretch packaging films markets are eyeing Asia-Pacific markets to grow economically by efficiently using the resources from India and other ASEAN countries at a reasonable rate. The Asia-Pacific market is likely to propel as the most lucrative market for the growth of cast stretch packaging films. As a result of an increase in food & beverages, consumer care, and various other end-use industries, the Asia-Pacific cast stretch packaging films market is estimated to witness a healthy growth over the forecast period. Latin America and MEA region are expected to show a constructive growth rate during the forecast period as a result of growth in manufacturing sector. Overall, the global cast stretch packaging films market is estimated to show a robust CAGR over the forecast period.

Cast Stretch Packaging Films Market: Key Players

Some of the key players that operate in the cast stretch films packaging market across the globe are U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC., Bemis Company, Inc., Rajapack Ltd., AEP Industries Inc., Coveris Holdings S.A., Amcor Limited, Sigma Plastics Group, Inc., , Grafix Arts., Berry Global, Inc. and Clondalkin Group Holdings BV.

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