Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry has performed poorly over the past five years due to strong import competition and the ban of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bags in several states and territories. Imports from countries with lower operating costs such as China and Thailand have dominated the industry's generic product segments. A strong Australian dollar over the three years through 2012-13 hurt the local industry by making imports comparatively cheaper for downstream retail and construction industries. Australian exports also became more expensive in overseas markets... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Companies that operate in the industry manufacture a range of products, including plastic food and beverage wrapping, protective packaging, plastic bags and other plastic film products. Industry products are divided based on the proportion of revenue that each segment is estimated to generate.
Plastic food and beverage wrapping
Plastic food and beverage wrapping is the industry's largest product segment. This segment includes fine plastic wrap that household consumers and professionals use to preserve food and plastic stretch wrap that is used to package cans and plastic bottles. Plastic wrap improves hygiene and decreases the likelihood of contamination during food and beverage production processes... purchase to read more