Plastic Containers

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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.

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  1. Plastic Containers

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $112.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $125.00

      1. Table | PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND (million pounds)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,396.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $147.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $116.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $109.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Packaging Trends

        $180.00

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

      7. 3.7 Thermoplastic Resin Industry Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC RESIN DEMAND (million pounds)

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Trends

        $150.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC CONTAINER MARKET, 1999-2009

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $102.00

        1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC RESIN PRICING (dollars per pound)

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $210.00

      11. 3.11 International Activity

        $82.00

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

        $90.00

        1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN PLASTIC BOTTLES (million dollars)

    4. 4 CONTAINER RESINS

      $920.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $106.00

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

      2. 4.2 Polyethylene Terephthalate

        $170.00

        1. Table | POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE DEMAND IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 High Density Polyethylene

        $104.00

        1. Table | HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS (million pounds)

      4. 4.4 Polypropylene

        $194.00

        1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Polystyrene

        $84.00

        1. Table | POLYSTYRENE DEMAND IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS (million pounds)

      6. 4.6 Polyvinyl Chloride

        $82.00

        1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS (million pounds)

      7. 4.7 Low Density Polyethylene

        $82.00

        1. Table | LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS (million pounds)

      8. 4.8 Other Resins

        $156.00

        1. Table | OTHER RESIN DEMAND IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS (million pounds)

    5. 5 CONTAINER OVERVIEW

      $327.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Units

        $157.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND IN UNITS (billion units)

      3. 5.3 Weight

        $131.00

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

    6. 6 BOTTLES & JARS

      $4,931.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $120.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC BOTTLE & JAR DEMAND BY MARKET IN UNITS (billion units)

      2. 6.2 Bottles & Jars by Weight

        $113.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC BOTTLE & JAR DEMAND BY MARKET IN POUNDS (million pounds)

      3. 6.3 Bottles & Jars by Resin

        $136.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC BOTTLE & JAR DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

      4. 6.4 Beverages

        $1,886.00

        1. 6.4.1 Beverage Industry Outlook

          $101.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (million gallons)

        2. 6.4.2 Plastic Beverage Bottles

          $157.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

        3. 6.4.3 Bottled Water

          $280.00

          1. Table | WATER MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

        4. 6.4.4 Carbonated Soft Drinks

          $298.00

          1. Table | CARBONATED SOFT DRINK MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          2. Table | PLASTIC CARBONATED SOFT DRINK BOTTLE DEMAND BY SIZE (million units)

        5. 6.4.5 Milk

          $281.00

          1. Table | MILK MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

        6. 6.4.6 Fruit Beverages

          $210.00

          1. Table | FRUIT BEVERAGE MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

        7. 6.4.7 Other Beverages

          $540.00

          1. Table | OTHER BEVERAGE MARKETS FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          2. Table | SPORTS DRINK MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          3. Table | RTD TEA MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          4. Table | OTHER NONALCOHOLIC RTD BEVERAGE MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          5. Table | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

      5. 6.5 Food

        $575.00

        1. 6.5.1 Food Industry Outlook

          $106.00

          1. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 6.5.2 Plastic Food Bottles & Jars

          $445.00

          1. Table | FOOD MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

          2. Table | SAUCE & CONDIMENT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

          3. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          4. Table | EDIBLE OIL MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

          5. Table | OTHER FOOD MARKETS FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

      6. 6.6 Household Cleaning Chemicals

        $671.00

        1. 6.6.1 Household Cleaning Chemicals Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING CHEMICAL SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.6.2 Plastic Household Cleaning Chemical Bottles

          $571.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING CHEMICAL MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES (million units)

          2. Table | DETERGENT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          3. Table | DISHWASHING DETERGENT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          4. Table | LAUNDRY DETERGENT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          5. Table | KITCHEN & BATH CLEANER MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          6. Table | FABRIC SOFTENER MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          7. Table | BLEACH MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          8. Table | OTHER HOUSEHOLD CLEANING CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

      7. 6.7 Cosmetics & Toiletries

        $652.00

        1. 6.7.1 Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Outlook

          $89.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SHIPMENTS (million 2005 dollars)

        2. 6.7.2 Plastic Cosmetic & Toiletry Bottles & Jars

          $524.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

          2. Table | HAIR CARE PRODUCT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

          3. Table | SKIN CARE PRODUCT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

          4. Table | OTHER COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKETS FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

      8. 6.8 Pharmaceuticals

        $379.00

        1. 6.8.1 Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

          $105.00

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

        2. 6.8.2 Plastic Pharmaceutical Bottles & Jars

          $260.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

          2. Table | LIQUID PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

          3. Table | POWDER, TABLET & CAPSULE MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES & JARS

      9. 6.9 Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals

        $198.00

        1. 6.9.1 I&I Cleaning Chemicals Outlook

          $116.00

          1. Table | I&I CLEANING CHEMICAL SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.9.2 Plastic I&I Cleaning Chemical Bottles

          $82.00

          1. Table | I&I CLEANING CHEMICAL MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

      10. 6.10 Automotive Chemicals

        $357.00

        1. 6.10.1 Automotive Chemical Industry Outlook

          $101.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL DEMAND (million gallons)

        2. 6.10.2 Plastic Automotive Chemical Bottles

          $245.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          2. Table | AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          3. Table | ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT MARKET FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

          4. Table | OTHER AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES

      11. 6.11 Other Bottle & Jar Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC BOTTLE & JAR MARKETS

    7. 7 OTHER PLASTIC CONTAINERS

      $1,615.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $89.00

        1. Table | OTHER PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND (million pounds)

      2. 7.2 Tubs, Cups & Bowls

        $327.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC TUB, CUP & BOWL DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 7.2.1 Resins

          $125.00

        3. 7.2.2 Producers

          $82.00

      3. 7.3 Pails

        $232.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND

        2. 7.3.1 Open-Head

          $82.00

        3. 7.3.2 Tight-Head

          $82.00

      4. 7.4 Trays

        $447.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC FOOD TRAY DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 7.4.1 Foamed Polystyrene Trays

          $116.00

        3. 7.4.2 Crystallized & Recycled PET Trays

          $87.00

        4. 7.4.3 Polypropylene Trays

          $82.00

        5. 7.4.4 APET & Other Trays

          $82.00

      5. 7.5 Cans

        $210.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC CAN DEMAND

        2. 7.5.1 Applications

          $134.00

        3. 7.5.2 Producers

          $82.00

      6. 7.6 Egg Cartons

        $89.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC EGG CARTON DEMAND

      7. 7.7 Squeeze Tubes

        $128.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND

      8. 7.8 All Other Containers

        $92.00

        1. Table | ALL OTHER PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,074.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

        $93.00

        1. Table | US PLASTIC CONTAINER SALES BY COMPANY, 2009 (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Market Share

        $313.00

      4. 8.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $177.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 8.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 8.6 Manufacturing

        $160.00

      7. 8.7 Research & Development

        $196.00

      8. 8.8 Competitive Strategies

        $86.00

      9. 8.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

      10. 8.10 Company Profiles

        $2,816.00

        1. 8.10.1 Alpha Packaging Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 8.10.2 Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        3. 8.10.3 Amcor Limited

          $208.00

        4. 8.10.4 Anchor Packaging Company

          $82.00

        5. 8.10.5 Ball Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 8.10.6 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $87.00

        7. 8.10.7 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $124.00

        8. 8.10.8 BWAY Corporation

          $98.00

        9. 8.10.9 CKS Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 8.10.10 Coca-Cola Enterprises Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 8.10.11 Consolidated Container Company LLC

          $82.00

        12. 8.10.12 Constar International Incorporated

          $109.00

        13. 8.10.13 Dart Container Corporation

          $82.00

        14. 8.10.14 Drug Plastics and Glass Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 8.10.15 Fabri-Kal Corporation

          $91.00

        16. 8.10.16 Graham Packaging Company Incorporated

          $169.00

        17. 8.10.17 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $82.00

        18. 8.10.18 Letica Corporation

          $82.00

        19. 8.10.19 LINPAC Group Limited

          $82.00

        20. 8.10.20 Liquid Container LP

          $82.00

        21. 8.10.21 Nestle SA

          $82.00

        22. 8.10.22 Pactiv Corporation

          $87.00

        23. 8.10.23 Pattison (Jim) Group

          $82.00

        24. 8.10.24 Plastican Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 8.10.25 Plastipak Holdings Incorporated

          $87.00

        26. 8.10.26 Polytainers Limited

          $82.00

        27. 8.10.27 Pretium Packaging LLC

          $82.00

        28. 8.10.28 Rexam plc

          $82.00

        29. 8.10.29 Reynolds Packaging Group

          $84.00

        30. 8.10.30 Ring Companies

          $82.00

        31. 8.10.31 Sealed Air Corporation

          $117.00

        32. 8.10.32 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $91.00

        33. 8.10.33 Solo Cup Company

          $92.00

        34. 8.10.34 Sonoco Products Company

          $114.00

        35. 8.10.35 Tekni-Plex Incorporated

          $82.00

      11. 8.11 Other Companies in Plastic Containers

        $82.00

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