Rigid Bulk Packaging

As Quoted In Packaging Digest

Gains will be driven in part by expanded use of larger, higher value containers that are better performing and more cost effective than smaller containers with shorter term service capability.

US demand to rise 3.9% annually through 2017

Demand for rigid bulk packaging is forecast to advance 3.9 percent per year to $7.0 billion in 2017, accelerating from the performance of the 2007-2012 period. The improved outlook is based on a recovery in the overall economy, particularly in the motor vehicle and construction markets. This recovery will also spur turnarounds in chemical products, fabricated metal products, and plastic materials, which will boost demand for related bulk packaging.

Additionally, gains will be driven by expanded use of larger, higher value containers that offer enhanced performance and are more cost effective than smaller containers with shorter term service capability. Moreover, while the long term trend of outsourcing manufacturing to lower cost regions has lessened the share of the US manufacturing sector in the overall economy, the development of abundant natural gas supplies is expected to fuel increased investment in US chemical production as well as that of related downstream goods, which will have a positive impact on rigid bulk packaging demand.

RIBCs, material handling containers to lead gains

Rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) and material handling containers are expected to experience the fastest growth through 2017. Opportunities for RIBCs will be supported by a rebound in chemical production as well as advantages of cost effectiveness and reusability. Material handling container growth will be driven by an upswing in production of durable goods such as motor vehicles and fabricated metal products following declines during the 2007-2012 period. In addition, plastic drums are forecast to log above average gains as a result of advantages over steel drums in terms of cost, weight, and corrosion resistance. However, competition from RIBCs as well as the entrenched position of steel and fibre drums in certain applications will moderate advances. Despite the maturity of steel and fibre drums, drums will remain widely used due to their relatively low cost, reusability, effectiveness in the safe transport of hazardous materials, and appeal to users not wishing to transition to intermediate bulk containers.

Plastic to be fastest growing packaging material

Plastic accounts for the largest share of material use in rigid bulk packaging, with steel and paperboard also significant. While all materials will experience a rebound in demand through 2017, plastic is expected to log the fastest gains, driven by numerous performance advantages. Steel and paperboard consumption will increase more slowly based on the maturity of most steel- and paper-based products.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $5.7 billion US rigid bulk packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material (plastic, steel, paperboard and wood panels), product (e.g., drums, pails, materials handling containers, bulk boxes, RIBCs) and market (e.g., chemicals and pharmaceuticals; food and beverages; plastic, rubber and fiber; petroleum and lubricants, agricultural and horticultural products, durable goods).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, Greif, BWAY, and Mauser.

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  1. Rigid Bulk Packaging

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $124.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $129.00

      1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,653.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $135.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $168.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

        $135.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Packaging Industry Overview

        $261.00

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

        2. 3.5.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 3.5.2 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 3.5.3 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.5.4 Glass & Wood

          $82.00

      6. 3.6 Competitive Bulk Packaging

        $82.00

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $110.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET, 2002-2012

      8. 3.8 Pricing Trends

        $185.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING PRICES (dollars per unit)

      9. 3.9 Environmental Issues

        $179.00

      10. 3.10 Regulatory Considerations

        $207.00

        1. 3.10.1 Transport & Handling

          $130.00

        2. 3.10.2 Other Regulations

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

      12. 3.12 International Activity

        $82.00

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $637.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $142.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING

      2. 4.2 Plastic

        $195.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Steel

        $139.00

        1. Table | STEEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      4. 4.4 Paperboard & Wood Panels

        $161.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD & WOOD PANEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,900.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $175.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Drums

        $1,356.00

        1. Table | DRUM SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million units)

        2. 5.2.1 Steel Drums

          $501.00

          1. Table | STEEL DRUM SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million units)

          2. Table | STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Fibre Drums

          $356.00

          1. Table | FIBRE DRUM SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | FIBRE DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Plastic Drums

          $391.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC DRUM SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Pails

        $583.00

        1. Table | PAIL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

        2. 5.3.1 Plastic Pails

          $311.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC PAIL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million units)

          2. Table | PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Steel Pails

          $233.00

          1. Table | STEEL PAIL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

          2. Table | STEEL PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Material Handling Containers

        $669.00

        1. Table | MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (thousand units)

        2. 5.4.1 Plastic Material Handling Containers

          $166.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC TOTE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | PLASTIC CRATE SHIPMENTS

        3. 5.4.2 Steel Material Handling Containers

          $105.00

          1. Table | STEEL MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER SHIPMENTS

        4. 5.4.3 Markets

          $119.00

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

        5. 5.4.4 Producers

          $122.00

      5. 5.5 Bulk Boxes

        $331.00

        1. Table | BULK BOX SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.5.1 Markets

          $84.00

          1. Table | BULK BOX DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.5.2 Producers

          $112.00

      6. 5.6 Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers

        $785.00

        1. Table | RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (thousand units)

        2. 5.6.1 Plastic Body RIBCs

          $100.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC BODY RIBC SHIPMENTS

        3. 5.6.2 Plastic RIBC Producers

          $108.00

        4. 5.6.3 Metal Body RIBCs

          $95.00

          1. Table | METAL BODY RIBC SHIPMENTS

        5. 5.6.4 Metal RIBC Producers

          $82.00

        6. 5.6.5 Other RIBCs

          $97.00

          1. Table | OTHER RIBC SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

        7. 5.6.6 Producers of Other RIBCs

          $82.00

        8. 5.6.7 Markets

          $105.00

          1. Table | RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $3,015.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $125.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Nondurable Goods

        $2,562.00

        1. Table | NONDURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

          $1,254.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY CHEMICAL (million dollars)

          4. Table | INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

          5. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

          6. Table | PAINTS & COATINGS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

          7. Table | DETERGENT & CLEANER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

          8. Table | AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

          9. Table | OTHER CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Food & Beverages

          $392.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber

          $223.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC, RUBBER, & FIBER SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | PLASTIC, RUBBER, & FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

        5. 6.2.4 Petroleum & Lubricants

          $231.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

        6. 6.2.5 Agricultural & Horticultural Products

          $353.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL INDICATORS

          2. Table | AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Durable Goods

        $222.00

        1. 6.3.1 Durable Goods Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.3.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

          $136.00

          1. Table | DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Other Markets

        $107.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,838.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $93.00

        1. Table | US RIGID BULK PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $242.00

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $178.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $137.00

      6. 7.6 Manufacturing & Development

        $85.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing

        $177.00

      8. 7.8 Distribution

        $82.00

      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $3,672.00

        1. 7.10.1 Berenfield Containers Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.10.2 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        3. 7.10.3 BWAY Corporation

          $186.00

        4. 7.10.4 Chem-Tainer Industries Incorporated

          $119.00

        5. 7.10.5 Cleveland Steel Container Corporation

          $120.00

        6. 7.10.6 Greif Incorporated

          $319.00

        7. 7.10.7 Hedwin Corporation

          $103.00

        8. 7.10.8 Hoover Materials Handling Group Incorporated

          $103.00

        9. 7.10.9 IBC North America Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 7.10.10 International Paper Company

          $167.00

        11. 7.10.11 IPL Incorporated

          $83.00

        12. 7.10.12 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $89.00

        13. 7.10.13 Letica Corporation

          $82.00

        14. 7.10.14 LINPAC Group Limited

          $82.00

        15. 7.10.15 Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 7.10.16 Macro Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 7.10.17 MAUSER AG

          $249.00

        18. 7.10.18 Menasha Corporation

          $128.00

        19. 7.10.19 Molded Fiber Glass Companies

          $82.00

        20. 7.10.20 Myers Container LLC

          $82.00

        21. 7.10.21 Myers Industries Incorporated

          $216.00

        22. 7.10.22 Nashville Wire Products Manufacturing Company

          $82.00

        23. 7.10.23 North American Container Corporation

          $82.00

        24. 7.10.24 North Coast Container Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 7.10.25 Norton Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 7.10.26 Packaging Corporation of America

          $141.00

        27. 7.10.27 Rock-Tenn Company

          $119.00

        28. 7.10.28 Schoeller Allibert Limited

          $100.00

        29. 7.10.29 SCHÜTZ GmbH & Company KGaA

          $135.00

        30. 7.10.30 Sharpsville Container Corporation

          $82.00

        31. 7.10.31 Snyder Industries Incorporated

          $270.00

        32. 7.10.32 Sonoco Products Company

          $147.00

      11. 7.11 Additional Companies in the Rigid Bulk Packaging Industry

        $82.00

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