PIE - News-Ticker on Plasteurope.com

Microwave packaging: US market to reach USD 2.4 bn in 2013

Demand for microwave packaging in the US is projected to climb 7.0% annually to USD 2.4 bn in 2013, driven by consumer demand for convenient meal options and rapid growth for foods developed specifically for microwave preparation, according to a recent study, "Microwave packaging”, from US market research group Freedonia (Cleveland, Ohio; www.freedoniagroup.com).

Frozen foods are by far the largest application for microwave packaging, accounting for nearly 60% of total demand in 2008, while fresh prepared foods will represent the fastest growing application for microwave packaging up to 2013, climbing 11.2% annually to USD 450m.

More news on Plasteurope.com...