Rigid Bulk Packaging

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Gains will be driven in part by expanded use of larger, higher value reusable bulk containers that are more cost effective than smaller bulk containers with shorter service lives.

US demand to rise 4% annually through 2018

Demand for rigid bulk packaging is projected to increase 4.0 percent per year to $7.3 billion in 2018. A resurgence in manufacturing output and construction activity will fuel rebounds in the production of chemicals and plastic materials, which will support heightened demand for related rigid bulk packaging. Additionally, gains will be driven by expanded use of larger, higher value reusable containers that are more cost effective than smaller containers with shorter service lives. Advances for these larger containers will be moderated by competition from flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) in some applications. Prospects will also benefit from trends that are increasing the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector in the US, including insourcing (also called reshoring or onshoring) and rising production of shale oil and gas. These factors will moderate the outsourcing of production that has restricted growth for manufacturing in recent decades.

RIBCs, material handling containers to lead gains

Rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) and material handling containers are expected to see the fastest growth through 2018. Beyond a brighter economic picture, advances for these containers will be driven by cost benefits over smaller or single-trip containers arising from factors such as greater reusability, and storage and handling efficiency. Demand for RIBCs and material handling containers will also be boosted by increased emphasis among users of these containers on sustainability and closed-loop supply chains. Plastic drums will post above average gains based on cost and performance advantages over fibre and steel drums. Nonetheless, advances will be held back by competition from RIBCs as well as the entrenched position of steel and fibre drums in certain applications. Drums, the largest rigid bulk packaging product type in value terms in 2013, will register improved growth from the recession-impacted 2008-2013 period but increases will trail the overall market as a result of further losses to alternative formats, especially larger capacity types.

Chemicals, drugs to be fastest growing markets

Chemicals and pharmaceuticals generate more than half of demand in the dominant nondurables market, and will experience the fastest gains. Growth will be fueled by a rebound in chemical output combined with the healthcare needs of an aging US population and continuing innovations in drug development. Growth in the food and beverage market will be helped by population increases, improved consumer spending levels, and favorable prospects for value added food types such as prepared and assembled products, which tend to contain bulk ingredients shipped in rigid and flexible bulk packaging.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $6 billion US rigid bulk packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by material (plastic, steel, paperboard, wood panels), product (e.g., drums, pails, bulk boxes, material handling containers, rigid intermediate bulk containers) 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 34 industry players, including Greif, BWAY and MAUSER.

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  1. Rigid Bulk Packaging

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $122.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $127.00

      1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,842.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $197.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $169.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

        $162.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Packaging Trends

        $281.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

        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

        $84.00

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $118.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET, 2003-2013

        2. CHART II-1 RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET, 2003-2013

      8. 3.8 Pricing Trends

        $222.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING PRICES

      9. 3.9 Environmental Issues

        $200.00

      10. 3.10 Regulatory Considerations

        $217.00

        1. 3.10.1 Transport & Handling

          $138.00

        2. 3.10.2 Other Regulations

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING

      12. 3.12 International Activity

        $82.00

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $704.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $158.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING

        2. CHART III-1 RAW MATERIAL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2003-2023

      2. 4.2 Plastic

        $245.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-2 PLASTIC USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2013

      3. 4.3 Steel

        $138.00

        1. Table | STEEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-3 STEEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2013

      4. 4.4 Paperboard & Wood Panels

        $163.00

        1. Table | PAPERBOARD & WOOD PANEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,987.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $122.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART IV-1 RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

      2. 5.2 Drums

        $1,394.00

        1. Table | DRUM SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

        2. 5.2.1 Steel Drums

          $498.00

          1. Table | STEEL DRUM SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

          2. Table | STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET

          3. CHART IV-2 STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 5.2.2 Fibre Drums

          $366.00

          1. Table | FIBRE DRUM SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | FIBRE DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET

          3. CHART IV-3 FIBRE DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        4. 5.2.3 Plastic Drums

          $417.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC DRUM SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET

          3. CHART IV-4 PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      3. 5.3 Pails

        $599.00

        1. Table | PAIL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

        2. 5.3.1 Plastic Pails

          $317.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC PAIL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

          2. Table | PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET

          3. CHART IV-5 PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 5.3.2 Steel Pails

          $244.00

          1. Table | STEEL PAIL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

          2. Table | STEEL PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET

          3. CHART IV-6 STEEL PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      4. 5.4 Bulk Boxes

        $320.00

        1. Table | BULK BOX SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.4.1 Markets

          $88.00

          1. Table | BULK BOX DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART IV-7 BULK BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 5.4.2 Producers

          $91.00

      5. 5.5 Material Handling Containers

        $704.00

        1. Table | MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

        2. 5.5.1 Plastic Material Handling Containers

          $172.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC TOTE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | PLASTIC CRATE SHIPMENTS

        3. 5.5.2 Steel Material Handling Containers

          $107.00

          1. Table | STEEL MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER SHIPMENTS

        4. 5.5.3 Markets

          $122.00

          1. Table | MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART IV-8 MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        5. 5.5.4 Producers

          $143.00

      6. 5.6 Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers

        $848.00

        1. Table | RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

        2. 5.6.1 Plastic Body RIBCs

          $104.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC BODY RIBC SHIPMENTS

        3. 5.6.2 Plastic RIBC Producers

          $162.00

        4. 5.6.3 Metal Body RIBCs

          $91.00

          1. Table | METAL BODY RIBC SHIPMENTS

        5. 5.6.4 Metal Body RIBC Producers

          $82.00

        6. 5.6.5 Other RIBCs

          $101.00

          1. Table | OTHER RIBC SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

        7. 5.6.6 Producers of Other RIBCs

          $82.00

        8. 5.6.7 Markets

          $108.00

          1. Table | RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART IV-9 RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $3,253.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $130.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1

      2. 6.2 Nondurable Goods

        $2,673.00

        1. Table | NONDURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

        2. 6.2.1 Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

          $1,274.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY TYPE

          3. CHART V-2 CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY TYPE, 2013

          4. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY CHEMICAL

          5. CHART V-3 CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY CHEMICAL, 2013

          6. Table | INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

          7. Table | PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

          8. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

          9. Table | DETERGENT & CLEANER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

          10. Table | AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

          11. Table | OTHER CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

        3. 6.2.2 Food & Beverages

          $444.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

        4. 6.2.3 Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber

          $267.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC, RUBBER, & FIBER SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | PLASTIC, RUBBER, & FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

        5. 6.2.4 Petroleum & Lubricants

          $261.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

        6. 6.2.5 Agricultural & Horticultural Products

          $318.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL INDICATORS

          2. Table | AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

      3. 6.3 Durable Goods

        $342.00

        1. 6.3.1 Durable Goods Outlook

          $182.00

          1. Table | DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.3.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

          $139.00

          1. Table | DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

      4. 6.4 Other Markets

        $108.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,822.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $92.00

        1. Table | US RIGID BULK PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $205.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $119.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $142.00

      6. 7.6 Manufacturing & Development

        $88.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing

        $193.00

      8. 7.8 Distribution

        $82.00

      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $3,699.00

        1. 7.10.1 Berenfield Containers Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.10.2 Berry Plastics Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 7.10.3 BWAY Corporation

          $181.00

        4. 7.10.4 Chem-Tainer Industries Incorporated

          $128.00

        5. 7.10.5 Cleveland Steel Container Corporation

          $96.00

        6. 7.10.6 Fujimori Kogyo Company Limited

          $147.00

        7. 7.10.7 Greif Incorporated

          $247.00

        8. 7.10.8 Hoover Container Solutions Incorporated

          $116.00

        9. 7.10.9 IBC North America Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 7.10.10 International Paper Company

          $132.00

        11. 7.10.11 IPL Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.10.12 KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation

          $82.00

        13. 7.10.13 KLW Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        14. 7.10.14 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 7.10.15 Letica Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 7.10.16 Macro Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 7.10.17 MAUSER AG

          $248.00

        18. 7.10.18 Menasha Corporation

          $139.00

        19. 7.10.19 Molded Fiber Glass Companies

          $82.00

        20. 7.10.20 Monoflo International Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 7.10.21 Myers Container LLC

          $82.00

        22. 7.10.22 Myers Industries Incorporated

          $251.00

        23. 7.10.23 Nashville Wire Products Manufacturing Company

          $82.00

        24. 7.10.24 North American Container Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 7.10.25 North Coast Container Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 7.10.26 Norton Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.10.27 Packaging Corporation of America

          $139.00

        28. 7.10.28 Rehrig Pacific Company

          $84.00

        29. 7.10.29 Rock-Tenn Company

          $96.00

        30. 7.10.30 Schoeller Allibert Limited

          $99.00

        31. 7.10.31 SCHÜTZ GmbH & Company KGaA

          $163.00

        32. 7.10.32 Sharpsville Container Corporation

          $82.00

        33. 7.10.33 Snyder Industries Incorporated

          $232.00

        34. 7.10.34 Sonoco Products Company

          $160.00

      11. 7.11 Additional Companies in the Rigid Bulk Packaging Industry

        $82.00

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