Tube & Stick Packaging

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Growth will be fueled by recoveries in manufacturing and construction from post-recession troughs, and by improved output in the key cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals markets.

US demand to increase 4% annually through 2018

Demand for tube and stick packaging in the US is projected to advance 4.0 percent per year to $2.1 billion in 2018. Growth will be fueled by further recoveries in the manufacturing and construction sectors from post-recession troughs. Improved output of cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals will support gains as these uses comprise three-fourths of tube and stick packaging demand. A turnaround in construction activity will benefit cartridges used to package caulks and sealants, which are widely used both in new construction and in maintenance and repair applications.

Stick packs to grow the fastest

Among major tube and stick packaging types, the fastest gains are expected for stick packs, with opportunities boosted by the further development of new applications and continued favorable prospects in several existing uses, such as condiments and pharmaceuticals. Growth will also be aided by advantages of product differentiation, portability, and material savings compared to conventional single-portion packaging types.

Squeeze tubes, which represented three-fifths of demand in 2013, are by far the largest tube and stick packaging product type. Demand for squeeze tubes is expected to increase at near the industry average annual rate through 2018. Beyond improved output in key markets, gains will be supported by greater use of value added decorative processes and advanced delivery systems that can protect and/or extend the shelf life of oxygen-sensitive contents. Unit-of-use tubes, which offer accurate dosing of pharmaceuticals and serve as sample or promotional packaging for cosmetics and toiletries, will also experience above average growth. Laminate tubes will maintain their dominance in toothpaste packaging and will also gain ground in other cosmetic and toiletry applications and in pharmaceuticals at the expense of plastic and collapsible metal tubes. Moderating factors for squeeze tubes will include the maturity and commodity nature of toothpaste tubes, and marginal growth for collapsible metal tubes. Import competition in smaller-sized extruded plastic tubes from China, India, and other nations that offer lower-cost production will restrain value growth.

Plastic to remain dominant material

Plastic is the dominant tube and stick material based on its combination of favorable attributes, including light weight, relatively low cost, decorative capabilities, and barrier properties. Metal and paper will see ongoing use but will remain smaller players based on more limited applications.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $1.7 billion US tube and stick packaging industry. It presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by product (e.g., squeeze tubes, twist tubes, cartridges, stick packs), material (plastic, metal, paper), and market (e.g., cosmetics and toiletries, pharmaceuticals, adhesives and sealants, food). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 36 industry players, including Albea Group, Sonoco Products, and CCL Industries.

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  1. Tube & Stick Packaging

    $5,200.00

  2. INTRODUCTION: TUBE & STICK PACKAGING TO 2018

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: TUBE & STICK PACKAGING TO 2018

    $155.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2008 - 2023

    $60.00

  7. TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars) 2008 - 2023

    $60.00

  8. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: TUBE & STICK PACKAGING TO 2018

    $1,565.00

  9. General

    $35.00

  10. Macroeconomic Outlook (1 of 3)

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  11. Macroeconomic Outlook (2 of 3)

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  12. Macroeconomic Outlook (3 of 3)

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  13. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2009 dollars) 2003 - 2023

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  14. Demographic & Household Trends (1 of 3)

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  15. Demographic & Household Trends (2 of 3)

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  16. Demographic & Household Trends (3 of 3)

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  17. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2003 - 2023

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  18. Consumer Income & Spending (1 of 2)

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  19. Consumer Income & Spending (2 of 2)

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  20. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  21. Manufacturing Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  22. Manufacturing Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  23. Manufacturing Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  24. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  25. Building Construction Expenditures

    $35.00

  26. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  27. Retail Sales Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  28. Retail Sales Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  29. Retail Sales Outlook (3 of 3)

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  30. RETAIL SALES (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  31. Packaging Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  32. Packaging Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  33. PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  34. Paper Packaging

    $35.00

  35. Plastic Packaging

    $35.00

  36. Metal Packaging

    $35.00

  37. Glass & Wood Packaging

    $35.00

  38. Tube & Stick Packaging - Pricing Trends (1 of 3)

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  39. Tube & Stick Packaging - Pricing Trends (2 of 3)

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  40. Tube & Stick Packaging - Pricing Trends (3 of 3)

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  41. SELECTED TUBE & STICK PACKAGING PRICES (cents per unit) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  42. Tube & Stick Packaging - Environmental & Regulatory Considerations (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  43. Tube & Stick Packaging - Environmental & Regulatory Considerations (2 of 3)

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  44. Tube & Stick Packaging - Environmental & Regulatory Considerations (3 of 3)

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  45. Tube & Stick Packaging - International Activity & Foreign Trade (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  46. Tube & Stick Packaging - International Activity & Foreign Trade (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  47. Tube & Stick Packaging - International Activity & Foreign Trade (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  48. PRODUCTS: TUBE & STICK PACKAGING TO 2018

    $2,325.00

  49. Tube & Stick Packaging - Types (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  50. Tube & Stick Packaging - Types (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  51. TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  52. Squeeze Tubes - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  53. Squeeze Tubes - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  54. SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  55. SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  56. Laminate Squeeze Tubes (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  57. Laminate Squeeze Tubes (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  58. Laminate Squeeze Tubes (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  59. LAMINATE TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  60. PLASTIC SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  61. Extruded Plastic Squeeze Tubes (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  62. Extruded Plastic Squeeze Tubes (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  63. Extruded Plastic Squeeze Tubes (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  64. Extruded Plastic Squeeze Tubes (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  65. EXTRUDED PLASTIC TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  66. Other Plastic Squeeze Tubes

    $35.00

  67. OTHER PLASTIC SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  68. Collapsible Metal Squeeze Tubes (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  69. Collapsible Metal Squeeze Tubes (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  70. COLLAPSIBLE METAL TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  71. Twist Tubes (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  72. Twist Tubes (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  73. Twist Tubes (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  74. TWIST TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  75. Tube & Stick Packaging - Cartridges (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  76. Tube & Stick Packaging - Cartridges (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  77. Tube & Stick Packaging - Cartridges (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  78. CARTRIDGE DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  79. Stick Packs - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  80. Stick Packs - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  81. STICK PACK DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  82. Stick Packs - Food Applications (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  83. Stick Packs - Food Applications (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  84. Stick Packs - Nonfood Applications

    $35.00

  85. Other Tubes & Sticks (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  86. Other Tubes & Sticks (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  87. Other Tubes & Sticks (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  88. OTHER TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  89. Tube & Stick Packaging - Materials

    $35.00

  90. TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  91. Plastic Tube & Stick Packaging - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  92. Plastic Tube & Stick Packaging - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  93. PLASTIC TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  94. Plastic Squeeze Tubes

    $35.00

  95. Plastic Twist Tubes

    $35.00

  96. Plastic Cartridges

    $35.00

  97. Other Plastic Tubes & Sticks

    $35.00

  98. Metal Tube & Stick Packaging (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  99. Metal Tube & Stick Packaging (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  100. METAL TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  101. Paper Tube & Stick Packaging (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  102. Paper Tube & Stick Packaging (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  103. PAPER TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  104. MARKETS: TUBE & STICK PACKAGING TO 2018

    $2,375.00

  105. Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  106. Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  107. TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  108. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  109. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  110. COSMETIC & TOILETRY SHIPMENTS (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  111. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand

    $35.00

  112. COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  113. Toothpaste - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  114. Toothpaste - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  115. TOOTHPASTE MARKET FOR TUBE PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  116. Lip Products - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  117. Lip Products - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  118. LIP PRODUCT MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  119. Hair Care - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  120. Hair Care - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  121. HAIR CARE MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  122. Skin Care - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  123. Skin Care - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  124. Skin Care - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  125. SKIN CARE MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  126. Deodorant - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand

    $35.00

  127. DEODORANT MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  128. Eye & Face Cosmetics - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  129. Eye & Face Cosmetics - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  130. EYE & FACE COSMETICS MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  131. Other Cosmetics & Toiletries - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand

    $35.00

  132. OTHER COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKETS FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  133. Pharmaceuticals - Industry Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  134. Pharmaceuticals - Industry Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  135. Pharmaceuticals - Industry Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  136. PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  137. Pharmaceuticals - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  138. Pharmaceuticals - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  139. Pharmaceuticals - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  140. Pharmaceuticals - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  141. PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  142. Adhesives & Sealants - Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  143. Adhesives & Sealants - Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  144. ADHESIVE & SEALANT SHIPMENTS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  145. Adhesives & Sealants - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  146. Adhesives & Sealants - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  147. Adhesives & Sealants - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  148. ADHESIVE & SEALANT MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  149. Food - Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  150. Food - Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  151. FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  152. Food - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  153. Food - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  154. Food - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  155. FOOD MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  156. FOOD MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  157. Other Markets - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  158. Other Markets - Tube & Stick Packaging Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  159. OTHER MARKETS FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  160. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: TUBE & STICK PACKAGING TO 2018

    $695.00

  161. General (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  162. General (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  163. US TUBE & STICK PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  164. Market Share

    $35.00

  165. US TUBE & STICK MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2013 (percent)

    $60.00

  166. Market Leaders (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  167. Market Leaders (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  168. Market Leaders (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  169. Market Leaders (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  170. Acquisitions & Divestitures (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  171. Acquisitions & Divestitures (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  172. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  173. Marketing & Distribution (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  174. Marketing & Distribution (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  175. Competitive Strategies

    $35.00

  176. Cooperative Agreements

    $35.00

  177. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

    $60.00

  178. COMPANY PROFILES: TUBE & STICK PACKAGING TO 2018

    $1,470.00

  179. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  180. Albéa Group (Betts) (Rexam) (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  181. Albéa Group (Betts) (Rexam) (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  182. Albéa Group (Betts) (Rexam) (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  183. Albéa Group (Betts) (Rexam) (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  184. Amcor Limited

    $35.00

  185. Armbrust Paper Tubes

    $35.00

  186. Bemis Company

    $35.00

  187. Berry Plastics

    $35.00

  188. Calibre International

    $35.00

  189. CCL Industries

    $35.00

  190. Clariant International

    $35.00

  191. Coveris Holdings

    $35.00

  192. CPP Global

    $35.00

  193. Crystal-Vision Packaging Systems

    $35.00

  194. Deutsche Post (Power Packaging)

    $35.00

  195. Essel Propack

    $35.00

  196. Fischbach KG

    $35.00

  197. HCP Packaging Shanghai Company (Hsing Chung Plastics)

    $35.00

  198. HCT Group

    $35.00

  199. IntraPac International

    $35.00

  200. Iridium Industries

    $35.00

  201. JSN Industries

    $35.00

  202. Packaging Coordinators

    $35.00

  203. Pattison (Jim) Group (Montebello)

    $35.00

  204. Plastek Industries

    $35.00

  205. Plastube Incorporated

    $35.00

  206. Printpack Incorporated

    $35.00

  207. RPC Group (M&H)

    $35.00

  208. Silgan Holdings

    $35.00

  209. Sinclair & Rush (Flex) (VisiPak) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  210. Sinclair & Rush (Flex) (VisiPak) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  211. Sonoco Products Company

    $35.00

  212. T.H.E.M.

    $35.00

  213. Tstix Proprietary

    $35.00

  214. Tuboplast CTL Group

    $35.00

  215. Tulox Plastics

    $35.00

  216. Unette Corporation

    $35.00

  217. Unicep Packaging

    $35.00

  218. Viva Group

    $35.00

  219. World Wide Packaging

    $35.00

  220. Additional Companies in Tube and Stick Packaging

    $35.00

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