US plastic container demand will grow 5.4 percent annually through 2012, driven by plastics many advantages over other packaging media. Plastic bottles and jars will remain the dominant category, while other types such as plastic cans and squeeze tubes grow the fastest. PET will continue as the leading plastic container resin.
This study analyzes the 13.5 billion pound US plastic container industry. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002 and 2007) and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by resin (e.g., PET, HDPE, polypropylene, polystyrene, PVC, LDPE) and product (e.g., bottles, jars, pails, tubs, cups and bowls, trays, cans, egg cartons, squeeze tubes).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry competitors, including Graham Packaging, Amcor and Plastipak Packaging.