Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible

As Quoted In CEE Packaging

Food container unit expansion will be aided by the growing popularity of single serving packaging, such as plastic cups and pouches, in an expanding range of applications.

US demand to climb 2.9% annually through 2017

US demand for food containers is projected to climb 2.9 percent per year to $27.6 billion in 2017, reaching 307 billion units. Growth will be fueled by an expanding population base; improved real growth in disposable personal income; smaller household sizes; heightened consumer demand for foods offering a combination of convenience, quality, and value; and the use of value added packaging that provides enhanced freshness protection and convenience of use. Unit expansion will be aided by the growing popularity of single serving packaging, such as plastic cups and pouches, in an expanding range of applications.

Bags, pouches to be fastest growing food containers

Among major food container segments, plastic containers, and bags and pouches will record the fastest growth, the result of further supplantation of paperboard, metal, and glass containers. Plastic container gains will be driven by advantages of light weight, clarity, and shatter resistance, along with the increased presence of containers with enhanced barrier and heat resistance properties. Competition from flexible packaging such as pouches, which provide greater source reduction capability as well as reduced shipping costs, will moderate advances somewhat. Bags and pouches will make further inroads into rigid packaging applications due to cost and performance advantages. Moreover, the inherent environmentally friendly characteristics of bags and pouches -- such as reduced material requirements and shipping costs compared to rigid containers -- will be key advantages, especially in light of pressures by major retailers making purchasing decisions based on sustainability factors. The perception, especially among younger consumers, of stand-up pouches as a more contemporary packaging format than cans, bottles, and cartons will also propel gains. Bag demand will increase more slowly based on maturity of many applications as well as competition from pouches.

Among more mature segments, favorable graphics and sustainability qualities; enhancements such as higher wet strength and moisture resistance; and the capability to improve microwave oven performance in certain uses will support continued demand for paperboard food containers. Despite further unit declines, metal cans will remain an important segment of the food container mix due to their long shelf life and positioning as a means of controlling food expenditures. Prospects for glass containers will be aided by a premium image along with safety concerns surrounding the presence of bisphenol-A (BPA) in metal food containers, which will fuel opportunities for glass, a BPAfree alternative.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $24 billion US rigid and flexible food container industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market (e.g., fruits and vegetables, dairy products, grain mill products, meat and related products, baked goods, sauces and condiments, snack foods, candy and confections, frozen specialties) and container/material type (e.g., bags and pouches, paperboard, plastic, metal, glass).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including Silgan, Bemis, and Graphic Packaging.

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  1. Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $94.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $87.00

      1. Table | FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,692.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $97.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $121.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $83.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales Outlook

        $111.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Food Industry Overview

        $253.00

        1. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 3.6.1 Consumer Preferences

          $86.00

        3. 3.6.2 Distribution Trends

          $82.00

      7. 3.7 Packaging Industry Overview

        $187.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 3.7.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 3.7.2 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 3.7.3 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.7.4 Glass & Wood

          $82.00

      8. 3.8 Competitive Packaging Forms & Materials

        $82.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $326.00

        1. Table | FOOD CONTAINER PRICES (cents per unit)

        2. 3.9.1 Plastic

          $82.00

        3. 3.9.2 Bags & Pouches

          $82.00

        4. 3.9.3 Paperboard

          $82.00

        5. 3.9.4 Metal

          $82.00

        6. 3.9.5 Glass

          $82.00

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $316.00

        1. 3.10.1 Recycling

          $141.00

        2. 3.10.2 Degradable Materials

          $82.00

        3. 3.10.3 Non-Biodegradable Bioplastics

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $95.00

    4. 4 FOOD CONTAINER MARKETS

      $3,365.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Fruits & Vegetables

        $341.00

        1. 4.2.1 Fruit & Vegetable Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRUIT & VEGETABLE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.2.2 Container Trends

          $271.00

          1. Table | FRUIT & VEGETABLE CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

          2. Table | PROCESSED FRUIT & VEGETABLE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL & TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | FRESH PRODUCE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL & TYPE (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Dairy Products

        $287.00

        1. 4.3.1 Dairy Product Outlook

          $86.00

          1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.3.2 Container Trends

          $190.00

          1. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Grain Mill Products

        $372.00

        1. 4.4.1 Grain Mill Product Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.4.2 Container Trends

          $299.00

          1. Table | GRAIN MILL PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

          2. Table | PET FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER GRAIN MILL PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Meat & Related Products

        $432.00

        1. 4.5.1 Meat & Related Product Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEAT & RELATED PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.5.2 Container Trends

          $341.00

          1. Table | MEAT & RELATED PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

          2. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

          3. Table | EGG CARTON DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Baked Goods

        $196.00

        1. 4.6.1 Baked Goods Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BAKED GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.6.2 Container Trends

          $138.00

          1. Table | BAKED GOODS CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      7. 4.7 Sauces & Condiments

        $241.00

        1. 4.7.1 Sauce & Condiment Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | SAUCE & CONDIMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.7.2 Container Trends

          $183.00

          1. Table | SAUCE & CONDIMENT CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      8. 4.8 Snack Foods

        $213.00

        1. 4.8.1 Snack Food Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.8.2 Container Trends

          $143.00

          1. Table | SNACK FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      9. 4.9 Candy & Confections

        $232.00

        1. 4.9.1 Candy & Confection Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANDY & CONFECTION SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.9.2 Container Trends

          $171.00

          1. Table | CANDY & CONFECTION CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      10. 4.10 Frozen Specialties

        $224.00

        1. 4.10.1 Frozen Specialties Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FROZEN SPECIALTIES SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.10.2 Container Trends

          $142.00

          1. Table | FROZEN SPECIALTIES CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      11. 4.11 Other Foods

        $759.00

        1. 4.11.1 Other Foods Outlook

          $92.00

          1. Table | OTHER FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 4.11.2 Container Trends

          $657.00

          1. Table | OTHER FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | SOUPS & CANNED SPECIALTIES CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

          3. Table | COFFEE & TEA CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

          4. Table | FATS & OILS CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

          5. Table | BABY FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

          6. Table | ALL OTHER FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

    5. 5 CONTAINER OVERVIEW

      $203.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $85.00

      2. 5.2 Container Demand

        $118.00

        1. Table | FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE

    6. 6 BAGS & POUCHES

      $1,323.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | BAG & POUCH DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS BY MATERIAL & TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Product Types

        $82.00

      3. 6.3 Plastic Bags & Pouches

        $569.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC BAG & POUCH DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS BY TYPE

        2. 6.3.1 Pouches

          $363.00

        3. 6.3.2 Bags & Sacks

          $167.00

      4. 6.4 Paper Bags & Pouches

        $238.00

        1. Table | PAPER BAG & POUCH DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS BY TYPE

        2. 6.4.1 Applications

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.2 Producers

          $82.00

      5. 6.5 Markets

        $341.00

        1. Table | BAG & POUCH DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS BY MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Market Share

        $82.00

    7. 7 PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINERS

      $1,162.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Paperboard Boxes & Cartons

        $498.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD BOX & CARTON DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 7.2.1 Folding Cartons

          $223.00

          1. Table | FOLDING CARTON DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

        3. 7.2.2 Other Boxes & Cartons

          $233.00

          1. Table | OTHER BOX & CARTON DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS BY TYPE (million dollars)

          2. Table | GABLETOP CARTON DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

          3. Table | SET-UP BOX DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

          4. Table | ASEPTIC CARTON DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Other Paperboard Containers

        $314.00

        1. Table | OTHER PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 7.3.1 Nonfolding Sanitary Containers

          $114.00

          1. Table | NONFOLDING SANITARY FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 7.3.2 Composite Cans

          $115.00

          1. Table | COMPOSITE CAN DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

        4. 7.3.3 Molded Pulp Egg Cartons

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOLDED PULP EGG CARTON DEMAND (million units)

      4. 7.4 Markets

        $223.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 Market Share

        $82.00

    8. 8 PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS

      $1,609.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Plastic Tubs, Cups, & Bowls

        $300.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC TUB, CUP, & BOWL DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS

        2. 8.2.1 Resins

          $118.00

        3. 8.2.2 Producers

          $82.00

      3. 8.3 Plastic Bottles & Jars

        $321.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FOOD BOTTLE & JAR DEMAND

        2. 8.3.1 Bottles

          $95.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC FOOD BOTTLE DEMAND

        3. 8.3.2 Jars

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC FOOD JAR DEMAND

        4. 8.3.3 Resins

          $82.00

        5. 8.3.4 Producers

          $82.00

      4. 8.4 Plastic Egg Cartons

        $82.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC EGG CARTON DEMAND

      5. 8.5 Other Plastic Food Containers

        $167.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & RESIN

        2. 8.5.1 Cans

          $82.00

        3. 8.5.2 Squeeze Tubes & All Other

          $82.00

      6. 8.6 Markets

        $326.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 8.7 Resins

        $300.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 8.7.1 High Density Polyethylene

          $82.00

        3. 8.7.2 Polyethylene Terephthalate

          $82.00

        4. 8.7.3 Polypropylene

          $82.00

        5. 8.7.4 Polystyrene

          $82.00

        6. 8.7.5 Other

          $82.00

      8. 8.8 Market Share

        $82.00

    9. 9 METAL FOOD CONTAINERS

      $640.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $115.00

        1. Table | METAL FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 9.2 Container Types & Materials

        $209.00

        1. 9.2.1 Steel & Bi-Metal Cans

          $82.00

        2. 9.2.2 Aluminum Cans

          $82.00

        3. 9.2.3 Aerosol Cans

          $82.00

      3. 9.3 Captive & Merchant Production

        $96.00

        1. Table | METAL FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY SOURCE OF PRODUCTION (million units)

      4. 9.4 Markets

        $197.00

        1. Table | METAL FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 9.5 Market Share

        $82.00

    10. 10 GLASS FOOD CONTAINERS

      $370.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $101.00

        1. Table | GLASS FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 10.2 Competitive Factors

        $82.00

      3. 10.3 Glass Jars

        $120.00

        1. Table | GLASS FOOD JAR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 10.4 Glass Bottles

        $82.00

        1. Table | GLASS FOOD BOTTLE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 10.5 Market Share

        $82.00

    11. 11 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $3,750.00

      1. 11.1 General

        $120.00

        1. Table | US FOOD CONTAINER SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 11.2 Market Share

        $272.00

      3. 11.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $136.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 11.4 Product Manufacturing & Development

        $134.00

      5. 11.5 Marketing Strategies

        $82.00

      6. 11.6 Channels of Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 11.7 Competitive Strategies

        $88.00

      8. 11.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 11.9 Company Profiles

        $2,744.00

        1. 11.9.1 Amcor Limited

          $110.00

        2. 11.9.2 American Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        3. 11.9.3 Ampac Packaging LLC

          $82.00

        4. 11.9.4 Ardagh Group SA

          $98.00

        5. 11.9.5 Ball Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 11.9.6 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $151.00

        7. 11.9.7 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $149.00

        8. 11.9.8 Caraustar Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 11.9.9 Consolidated Container Company LLC

          $82.00

        10. 11.9.10 Constar International LLC

          $82.00

        11. 11.9.11 Crown Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 11.9.12 Exopack Holding Corporation

          $100.00

        13. 11.9.13 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $140.00

        14. 11.9.14 Grupo Phoenix

          $82.00

        15. 11.9.15 Hood Companies

          $82.00

        16. 11.9.16 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $86.00

        17. 11.9.17 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $82.00

        18. 11.9.18 Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 11.9.19 Packaging Dynamics Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 11.9.20 PaperWorks Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 11.9.21 Plastipak Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 11.9.22 Polytainers Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 11.9.23 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 11.9.24 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $242.00

        25. 11.9.25 Ring Companies

          $82.00

        26. 11.9.26 Rock-Tenn Company

          $160.00

        27. 11.9.27 Saint-Gobain

          $82.00

        28. 11.9.28 Sealed Air Corporation

          $106.00

        29. 11.9.29 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $108.00

        30. 11.9.30 Sonoco Products Company

          $121.00

        31. 11.9.31 Tekni-Plex Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 11.9.32 Tetra Laval International SA

          $82.00

        33. 11.9.33 Wihuri Oy

          $94.00

      10. 11.10 Additional Companies in the Food Container Industry

        $94.00

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