Rigid Bulk Packaging

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US demand for rigid bulk packaging is expected to show solid growth through 2020, driven by an expansion in chemical and pharmaceutical output as well as trends favoring high-value reusable systems. Products such as rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) will post above- average gains, though advances will slow due to competition from cheaper alternatives. Bulk boxes, with their low cost and widespread usage in packaging plastic, rubber and fiber goods, will also register fast growth.

Pails & drums hold largest share

Pails and drums will hold the largest share of rigid bulk packaging demand. Pails benefit from their ability to be used with a wide range of mid-sized applications, such as paints and coatings and food and beverages. Drums will also continue to be a critical product for the packaging of larger sized loads, though growth will be mitigated by the popularity of RIBCS, which are large-capacity containers with greater space efficiency.

Storage & handling advantages drive growth for RIBCs

RIBCs will post the fastest growth through 2020, primarily due to their storage and handling advantages as well as their well-established reconditioning infrastructure. Because new RIBCs are expensive, many suppliers offer used RIBCs or pooling services to their customers as a way to lower the initial investment required. Resale and pooling practices are also common for plastic and steel material handling containers. However, these practices will restrain the need for new RIBCs and material handling containers, resulting in slower demand growth.

Chemical & pharmaceutical industries utilize rigid packaging

The largest market for rigid bulk packaging is chemicals and pharmaceuticals, holding over 40 percent of total demand. Rigid containers are used extensively in the packaging of chemicals due to the high concentration of liquid products. This characteristic makes it less likely for rigid packaging to lose ground to lower cost flexible alternatives, a factor which is affecting many other markets. Particularly strong opportunities are also expected for plastic, rubber, and fiber goods.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the US rigid bulk packaging market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by material, product (pails, drums, bulk boxes, material handling containers, RIBCs), and market (chemicals and pharmaceuticals; food and beverages; durable goods; agricultural and horticultural products; petroleum and lubricants; plastic, rubber and fiber; and other). In addition, the study considers market environment factors, examines the industry structure, and analyzes company market share.

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  1. Rigid Bulk Packaging

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  2. INTRODUCTION: RIGID BULK PACKAGING TO 2020

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: RIGID BULK PACKAGING TO 2020

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  5. Overview

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  6. US RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars) 2010 - 2025

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  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: RIGID BULK PACKAGING TO 2020

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  8. General

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  9. Macroeconomic Outlook (1 of 3)

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  10. Macroeconomic Outlook (2 of 3)

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  11. Macroeconomic Outlook (3 of 3)

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  12. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  13. Demographic Trends (1 of 3)

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  14. Demographic Trends (2 of 3)

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  15. Demographic Trends (3 of 3)

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  16. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2005 - 2025

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  17. Manufacturing Outlook (1 of 3)

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  18. Manufacturing Outlook (2 of 3)

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  19. Manufacturing Outlook (3 of 3)

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  20. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS 2005 - 2025

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  21. Packaging Trends (1 of 2)

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  22. Packaging Trends (2 of 2)

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  23. PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  24. Competitive Bulk Packaging

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  25. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Historical Market Trends

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  26. RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET, 2005 - 2015

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  27. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Pricing Trends (1 of 3)

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  28. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Pricing Trends (2 of 3)

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  29. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Pricing Trends (3 of 3)

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  30. RIGID BULK PACKAGING AVERAGE PRICES (dollars per unit) 2005 - 2025

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  31. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Environmental Issues (1 of 3)

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  32. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Environmental Issues (2 of 3)

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  33. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Environmental Issues (3 of 3)

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  34. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Transport & Handling Regulations (1 of 3)

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  35. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Transport & Handling Regulations (2 of 3)

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  36. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Transport & Handling Regulations (3 of 3)

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  37. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Other Regulations

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  38. Rigid Bulk Packaging: Foreign Trade

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  39. FOREIGN TRADE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  40. Rigid Bulk Packaging: International Activity

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  41. MATERIALS: RIGID BULK PACKAGING TO 2020

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  42. Overview

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  43. RAW MATERIAL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  44. Plastic Materials in Rigid Bulk Packaging (1 of 3)

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  45. Plastic Materials in Rigid Bulk Packaging (2 of 3)

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  46. Plastic Materials in Rigid Bulk Packaging (3 of 3)

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  47. PLASTIC USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  48. Steel in Rigid Bulk Packaging

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  49. STEEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  50. Paperboard & Wood Panels in Rigid Bulk Packaging

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  51. PAPERBOARD & WOOD USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  52. PRODUCTS: RIGID BULK PACKAGING TO 2020

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  53. Overview (1 of 2)

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  54. Overview (2 of 2)

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  55. RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  56. RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET, 2015 (percent)

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  57. PAIL DEMAND BY PRODUCT 2005 - 2025

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  58. Plastic Pails: Overview

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  59. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC PAILS

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  60. PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY TYPE 2005 - 2025

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  61. Plastic Pails: Markets

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  62. PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  63.  

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  64. SELECTED PLASTIC PAIL PRODUCERS

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  65.  

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  66. STEEL PAIL DEMAND 2005 - 2025

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  67. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF STEEL PAILS

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  68. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF STEEL PAILS

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  69. STEEL PAIL DEMAND 2005 - 2025

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  70. Steel Pails: Markets

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  71. STEEL PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  72.  

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  73. SELECTED STEEL PAIL PRODUCERS

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  74. Drums: Overview

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  75. DRUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million units) 2005 - 2025

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  76. Steel Drums: Overview

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  77. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF STEEL DRUMS

    $35.00

  78. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF STEEL DRUMS

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  79. STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY TYPE 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  80. Steel Drums: Liners & Coating Technologies

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  81. Steel Drums: Reconditioning & Recycling

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  82. Steel Drums: Markets

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  83. STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  84. Steel Drums: Producers

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  85. SELECTED STEEL DRUM PRODUCERS

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  86. Fibre Drums: Overview

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  87. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF FIBRE DRUMS

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  88. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF FIBRE DRUMS

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  89. FIBRE DRUM DEMAND 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  90. Fibre Drums: Recycling

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  91. Fibre Drums: Markets

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  92. FIBRE DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  93. Fibre Drums: Producers

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  94. SELECTED FIBRE DRUM PRODUCERS

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  95. Plastic Drums: Overview

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  96. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC DRUMS

    $35.00

  97. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC DRUMS

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  98. PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND 2005 - 2025

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  99. Plastic Drums: Reconditioning & Recycling

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  100. Plastic Drums: Markets

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  101. PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  102.  

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  103. SELECTED PLASTIC DRUM PRODUCERS

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  104. Bulk Boxes: Overview

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  105. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF BULK BOXES

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  106. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF BULK BOXES

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  107. BULK BOX DEMAND 2005 - 2025

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  108. Bulk Boxes: Markets

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  109. BULK BOX DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  110.  

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  111. SELECTED BULK BOX PRODUCERS

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  112. Material Handling Containers: Overview (1 of 2)

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  113. Material Handling Containers: Overview (2 of 2)

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  114. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINERS

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  115. MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER UNIT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand units) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  116. MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER VALUE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  117. Material Handling Container Types: Plastic Totes

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  118. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC TOTES

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  119. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC CRATES

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  120. Material Handling Container Types: Steel

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  121. ADVANTAGES OF WELDED WIRE & CORRUGATED STEEL CONTAINERS

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  122. MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE IN VALUE & UNIT TERMS, 2015 (percent)

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  123. Material Handling Containers: Markets (1 of 2)

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  124. Material Handling Containers: Markets (2 of 2)

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  125. MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  126. Material Handling Containers: Producers

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  127. SELECTED MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER PRODUCERS

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  128. Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers: Overview

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  129. EXPECTED SERVICE LIFE FOR RIBCs

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  130. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF RIBCs

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  131. RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER UNIT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand units) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  132. RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER VALUE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  133. Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Types: Plastic

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  134. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC RIBCs

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  135. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF METAL BODY RIBCs

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  136. COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF OTHER RIBCs

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  137. Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers: Markets

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  138. RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  139.  

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  140. SELECTED RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER PRODUCERS

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  141. MARKETS: RIGID BULK PACKAGING TO 2020

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  142. Overview

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  143. RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  144. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals: Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

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  145. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals: Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

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  146. CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  147. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

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  148. CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  149. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals: Packaging Applications

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  150. CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  151. Industrial Chemicals: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

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  152. INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  153. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL MARKET

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  154. Paint & Coatings: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

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  155. PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  156. Pharmaceuticals: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

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  157. PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  158. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET

    $60.00

  159. Detergents & Cleaners: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

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  160. DETERGENT & CLEANER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  161. Agricultural Chemicals: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

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  162. AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  163. Other Chemicals: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

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  164. OTHER CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  165. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE OTHER CHEMICALS MARKET

    $60.00

  166. Food & Beverages: Industry Outlook (1 of 3)

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  167. Food & Beverages: Industry Outlook (2 of 3)

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  168. Food & Beverages: Industry Outlook (3 of 3)

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  169. FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  170. Food & Beverages: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

    $35.00

  171. FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  172. Food & Beverages: Rigid Bulk Packaging Types

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  173. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET

    $60.00

  174. SELECTED FOOD & BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING PRODUCTS

    $60.00

  175. Durable Goods: Outlook (1 of 2)

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  176. Durable Goods: Outlook (2 of 2)

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  177. DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  178. Durable Goods: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  179. Durable Goods: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand (2 of 2)

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  180. DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  181. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE DURABLE GOODS MARKET

    $60.00

  182. Durable Goods: Rigid Bulk Packaging Applications

    $35.00

  183. DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  184. Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber: Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  185. Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber: Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  186. Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber: Outlook (3 of 3)

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  187. PLASTIC, RUBBER, & FIBER SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  188. Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

    $35.00

  189. PLASTIC, RUBBER, & FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  190. Petroleum & Lubricants: Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  191. Petroleum & Lubricants: Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  192. PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  193. Petroleum & Lubricants: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

    $35.00

  194. PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  195. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET

    $60.00

  196. Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  197. Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  198. AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL INDICATORS 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  199. Agricultural & Horticultural Products: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

    $35.00

  200. AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  201. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET

    $60.00

  202. Other Markets: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  203. Other Markets: Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  204. OTHER MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  205. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: RIGID BULK PACKAGING TO 2020

    $930.00

  206. General

    $35.00

  207. Industry Composition

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  208. US RIGID BULK PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2015 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  209. Market Share

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  210. US RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

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  211. Market Leaders (1 of 3)

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  212. Market Leaders (2 of 3)

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  213. Market Leaders (3 of 3)

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  214. MARKET LEADERS BY PRODUCT

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  215. Acquisitions & Divestitures (1 of 2)

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  216. Acquisitions & Divestitures (2 of 2)

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  217. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

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  218. Competitive Strategies (1 of 3)

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  219. Competitive Strategies (2 of 3)

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  220. Competitive Strategies (3 of 3)

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  221. Manufacturing & Development

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  222. Marketing (1 of 3)

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  223. Marketing (2 of 3)

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  224. Marketing (3 of 3)

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  225. Distribution

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  226. Cooperative Agreements

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  227. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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  228. Participating Companies

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