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Sustainability drive creates new growth opportunities for Cast PP films in Europe

AMI, Bristol, 17/08/21 Cast PP Films – The European Market 2021, is a brand new report from leading plastics market intelligence providers, AMI. The company has leveraged its expertise and proven methodology in other consumer and industrial films, to complete this new study for 2021. The report provides critical insight and analysis of the production, capacity and demand of Cast Polypropylene (CPP) film in Europe, together with trends in key consumer and industrial applications.

Demand for Cast PP films continues to grow. The heat resistant properties of the film are invaluable to food packaging converters as well as those catering to the medical and healthcare market, sectors which have proven themselves to be Covid-19 resilient industries.

The Covid-19 pandemic also caused consumers to become more concerned with sterility and safety of their products, choosing sealed products other unpackaged, or those with loose wrapping. This stalled the “less plastic packaging” trend although this is expected to pick up as sustainability comes back to the fore.

Although Cast PP film is used worldwide, the market in Europe is of particular interest, being at the forefront of the drive to sustainability and the circular economy. Amid tightening regulations on recycling and surging media and public concern around plastic litter, companies across the plastics value chain are investigating how to mitigate this potential threat to the plastic films sector. Cast PP films can be utilised in polyolefin-based monomaterial “recycle-ready” film constructions, making it a go-to film for many packaging applications, and spurring future growth opportunities.

The study explores the variety of different properties that Cast PP films can offer the end-user, and the trends which differ by application. Each of these properties and more, is explored by end-use sector, whether in food packaging, non-food packaging or other technical applications.

New manufacturing techniques are providing further options for versatility, and many Cast PP film lines confirmed for future production are earmarked for capacity expansion or upgrading to improve speed and efficiency.

There is still a West/East divide in terms of packaging use. Cast PP production is growing in new geographic locations, which will prompt a change in trade flows.


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