US plastic container demand will rise 4.3 percent yearly to 2014, driven by performance advantages over alternative packaging media. Bottles and jars will remain the dominant type, while pails and other containers grow the fastest. PET and HDPE will remain the most common resins while polypropylene leads gains.
This study analyzes the 12.5 billion pound US plastic container industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by type (e.g., bottles and jars; tubs, cups and bowls; pails; trays; cans; egg cartons; squeeze tubes) and resin (e.g., PET, HDPE, PP, PS, PVC, LDPE).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including Amcor, Graham Packaging and Plastipak Holdings.