SURREY, UK – Pira, Surrey, UK, is offering its latest industry report, The Future of Functional Additives and Barrier Coatings for Plastic Packaging to 2014. The report quantifies current and future sales of packaging additives and barrier coatings and provides an understanding of key market drivers and emerging technology trends.

The global functional additives and barrier coatings for plastics market was valued at over $336 million in 2009. This new report examines the future of this dynamic market to 2014. It will provide users with a complete guide to global functional additives and barrier coatings for plastic packaging markets. The report provides market forecasts to 2014 broken down by product type, geographic region and end-use sector. It will also feature key market drivers and trends and cutting-edge technology developments.

The report is based on a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of interviews with industry experts from across the supply chain, including leading functional additive and barrier coating suppliers, converters, brand owners and retailers. Secondary research was based on extensive desk research and literature reviews of market and company reports, magazine and journal abstracts, packaging trends and market information, and Pira conference papers.

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