US plastic container demand will grow 4.6 percent annually through 2010. Plastic bottles and jars will remain dominant, buoyed by smaller-sized beverage bottles and opportunities in food and drugs. Smaller segments like plastic cans, squeeze tubes and trays will grow the fastest. PET will usurp HDPE as the dominant plastic container resin.
This study analyzes the $19.3 billion US plastic container industry. It presents historical demand data (1995, 2000, 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by container resin, product (e.g., bottles and jars; pails; tubs, cups and bowls; trays; cans; egg cartons; squeeze tubes), and by market (e.g., beverages, food, household cleaning chemicals, cosmetics and toiletries, I&I cleaning chemicals, pharmaceuticals).
This study also considers market environment variables, evaluates company market share, and profiles 37 industry competitors including Graham Packaging, Amcor, Plastipak Packaging, Consolidated Container, Constar, and Coca-Cola Enterprises.