Rigid Bulk Packaging

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US demand for rigid bulk packaging is expected to show solid growth through 2020, driven by an expansion in chemical and pharmaceutical output as well as trends favoring high-value reusable systems. Products such as rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) will post above- average gains, though advances will slow due to competition from cheaper alternatives. Bulk boxes, with their low cost and widespread usage in packaging plastic, rubber and fiber goods, will also register fast growth.

Pails & drums hold largest share

Pails and drums will hold the largest share of rigid bulk packaging demand. Pails benefit from their ability to be used with a wide range of mid-sized applications, such as paints and coatings and food and beverages. Drums will also continue to be a critical product for the packaging of larger sized loads, though growth will be mitigated by the popularity of RIBCS, which are large-capacity containers with greater space efficiency.

Storage & handling advantages drive growth for RIBCs

RIBCs will post the fastest growth through 2020, primarily due to their storage and handling advantages as well as their well-established reconditioning infrastructure. Because new RIBCs are expensive, many suppliers offer used RIBCs or pooling services to their customers as a way to lower the initial investment required. Resale and pooling practices are also common for plastic and steel material handling containers. However, these practices will restrain the need for new RIBCs and material handling containers, resulting in slower demand growth.

Chemical & pharmaceutical industries utilize rigid packaging

The largest market for rigid bulk packaging is chemicals and pharmaceuticals, holding over 40 percent of total demand. Rigid containers are used extensively in the packaging of chemicals due to the high concentration of liquid products. This characteristic makes it less likely for rigid packaging to lose ground to lower cost flexible alternatives, a factor which is affecting many other markets. Particularly strong opportunities are also expected for plastic, rubber, and fiber goods.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the US rigid bulk packaging market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by material, product (pails, drums, bulk boxes, material handling containers, RIBCs), and market (chemicals and pharmaceuticals; food and beverages; durable goods; agricultural and horticultural products; petroleum and lubricants; plastic, rubber and fiber; and other). In addition, the study considers market environment factors, examines the industry structure, and analyzes company market share.

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  1. Rigid Bulk Packaging

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $238.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $248.00

      1. Table | US RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,927.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $91.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $293.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $333.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

        $401.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Packaging Trends

        $221.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      6. 3.6 Competitive Bulk Packaging

        $149.00

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $180.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART II-1 RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET, 2005-2015

      8. 3.8 Pricing Trends

        $318.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING AVERAGE PRICES

      9. 3.9 Environmental Issues

        $273.00

      10. 3.10 Regulatory Considerations

        $394.00

        1. 3.10.1 Transport & Handling

          $239.00

        2. 3.10.2 Other Regulations

          $98.00

      11. 3.11 Foreign Trade

        $135.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING

      12. 3.12 International Activity

        $139.00

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $858.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $191.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING

        2. CHART III-1 RAW MATERIAL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025

      2. 4.2 Plastic

        $278.00

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

        2. CHART III-2 PLASTIC USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015

      3. 4.3 Steel

        $201.00

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

        2. CHART III-3 STEEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015

      4. 4.4 Paperboard & Wood Panels

        $187.00

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

        2. CHART III-4 PAPERBOARD & WOOD USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $4,057.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $236.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART IV-1 RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT IN VALUE & UNIT TERMS, 2015

        3. CHART IV-2 RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET, 2015

      2. 5.2 Pails

        $670.00

        1. Table | PAIL DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 5.2.1 Plastic Pails

          $339.00

          1. CHART IV-3 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC PAILS

          2. Table | PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY TYPE

          3. CHART IV-4 APPLICATIONS FOR PLASTIC PAILS IN SELECTED MARKETS

          4. Table | PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET

          5. CHART IV-5 PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

          6. Table | SELECTED PLASTIC PAIL PRODUCERS

        3. 5.2.2 Steel Pails

          $264.00

          1. CHART IV-6 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF STEEL PAILS

          2. CHART IV-7 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF STEEL PAILS

          3. Table | STEEL PAIL DEMAND

          4. Table | STEEL PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET

          5. CHART IV-8 STEEL PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

          6. Table | SELECTED STEEL PAIL PRODUCERS

      3. 5.3 Drums

        $1,496.00

        1. Table | DRUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 5.3.1 Steel Drums

          $556.00

          1. CHART IV-9 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF STEEL DRUMS

          2. CHART IV-10 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF STEEL DRUMS

          3. Table | STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY TYPE

          4. Table | STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET

          5. CHART IV-11 STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

          6. Table | SELECTED STEEL DRUM PRODUCERS

        3. 5.3.2 Fibre Drums

          $420.00

          1. CHART IV-12 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF FIBRE DRUMS

          2. CHART IV-13 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF FIBRE DRUMS

          3. Table | FIBRE DRUM DEMAND

          4. Table | FIBRE DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET

          5. CHART IV-14 FIBRE DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

          6. Table | SELECTED FIBRE DRUM PRODUCERS

        4. 5.3.3 Plastic Drums

          $413.00

          1. CHART IV-15 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC DRUMS

          2. CHART IV-16 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC DRUMS

          3. Table | PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND

          4. CHART IV-17 APPLICATIONS FOR PLASTIC DRUMS IN SELECTED MARKETS

          5. Table | PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET

          6. CHART IV-18 PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

          7. Table | SELECTED PLASTIC DRUM PRODUCERS

      4. 5.4 Bulk Boxes

        $315.00

        1. CHART IV-19 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF BULK BOXES

        2. CHART IV-20 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF BULK BOXES

        3. Table | BULK BOX DEMAND

        4. 5.4.1 Markets

          $103.00

          1. Table | BULK BOX DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART IV-21 BULK BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        5. 5.4.2 Producers

          $82.00

          1. Table | SELECTED BULK BOX PRODUCERS

      5. 5.5 Material Handling Containers

        $769.00

        1. CHART IV-22 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINERS

        2. Table | MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 5.5.1 Types

          $212.00

          1. CHART IV-23 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC TOTES

          2. CHART IV-24 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC CRATES

          3. CHART IV-25 ADVANTAGES OF WELDED WIRE & CORRUGATED STEEL CONTAINERS

          4. CHART IV-26 MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE IN VALUE & UNIT TERMS, 2015

        4. 5.5.2 Markets

          $249.00

          1. Table | MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART IV-27 MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        5. 5.5.3 Producers

          $99.00

          1. Table | SELECTED MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER PRODUCERS

      6. 5.6 Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers

        $571.00

        1. Table | EXPECTED SERVICE LIFE FOR RIBCS

        2. CHART IV-28 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF RIBCS

        3. Table | RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 5.6.1 Types

          $171.00

          1. CHART IV-29 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC RIBCS

          2. CHART IV-30 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF METAL BODY RIBCS

          3. CHART IV-31 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF OTHER RIBCS

        5. 5.6.2 Markets

          $118.00

          1. Table | RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART IV-32 RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        6. 5.6.3 Producers

          $96.00

          1. Table | SELECTED RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER PRODUCERS

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $4,521.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $132.00

        1. Table | RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 6.2 Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

        $1,559.00

        1. 6.2.1 Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

          $246.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS

          2. CHART V-2 CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025

        2. 6.2.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

          $1,257.00

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

          2. CHART V-3 CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015

          3. CHART V-4 CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT, 2015

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

          5. Table | INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          6. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL MARKET

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

          8. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          9. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET

          10. Table | DETERGENT & CLEANER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          11. Table | AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          12. Table | OTHER CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          13. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE OTHER CHEMICALS MARKET

      3. 6.3 Food & Beverages

        $659.00

        1. 6.3.1 Food & Beverage Industry Outlook

          $324.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

          2. CHART V-5 FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025

        2. 6.3.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

          $307.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          2. CHART V-6 FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015

          3. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET

          4. Table | SELECTED FOOD & BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING PRODUCTS

      4. 6.4 Durable Goods

        $589.00

        1. 6.4.1 Durable Goods Outlook

          $243.00

          1. Table | DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS

          2. CHART V-7 DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025

        2. 6.4.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

          $306.00

          1. Table | DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          2. CHART V-8 DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015

          3. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE DURABLE GOODS MARKET

          4. Table | DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION

      5. 6.5 Plastic, Rubber, &Fiber

        $501.00

        1. 6.5.1 Plastic, Rubber, &Fiber Outlook

          $288.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC, RUBBER, &FIBER SHIPMENTS

          2. CHART V-9 PLASTIC, RUBBER, &FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025

        2. 6.5.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

          $162.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC, RUBBER, &FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          2. CHART V-10 PLASTIC, RUBBER, &FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015

      6. 6.6 Petroleum & Lubricants

        $443.00

        1. 6.6.1 Petroleum & Lubricant Outlook

          $186.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.6.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

          $221.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          2. CHART V-11 PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015

          3. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET

      7. 6.7 Agricultural & Horticultural Products

        $442.00

        1. 6.7.1 Agricultural & Horticultural Industry Outlook

          $222.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL INDICATORS

        2. 6.7.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand

          $175.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT

          2. CHART V-12 AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015

          3. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET

      8. 6.8 Other Markets

        $195.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY MARKET & PRODUCT

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $2,007.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $106.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $187.00

        1. Table | US RIGID BULK PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $411.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET SHARE, 2015

        2. Table | MARKET LEADERS BY PRODUCT

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $226.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $271.00

      6. 7.6 Manufacturing & Development

        $156.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing

        $324.00

      8. 7.8 Distribution

        $85.00

      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $144.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Participating Companies

        $97.00

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