Rigid Bulk Packaging

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Pails will remain the largest product segment of rigid bulk packaging, while also posting the fastest expected demand growth through 2023, due to the light weight and low cost of plastic pails, which dominate the segment. Sales of newly produced rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) will face competition from refurbished units and flexible packaging formats.

Rigid Bulk Packaging

This report encompasses rigid bulk packaging products that are used by a number of markets in a variety of applications.

Product segments discussed are:

  • pails (plastic, steel)
  • drums (fibre, plastic, steel)
  • bulk boxes
  • material handling containers (crates, totes)
  • rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs)

Material Handling Containers are defined as:

Generally square or rectangular in shape and can be stacked. Available in a number of variations on the standard formation to increase space efficiency or reduce costs of storage or shipping. In this study, material handling containers include plastic totes and crates and steel containers (e.g., wire mesh and corrugated steel containers).

Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers are defined as:

Primarily rectangular containers that hold between 120 and 660 gallons of material, and used for the transport, storage, and processing of various liquids, as well as dry and viscous materials. They are produced mainly from polyethylene, carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. “Intermediate” refers to their capacity between a drum and a tank.

Market segments discussed include:

  • chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • food and beverages
  • durable goods
  • plastic and rubber products
  • petroleum and lubricants
  • agricultural and horticultural products
  • other markets (e.g., hazardous waste storage and handling)

Data from the US Census Bureau and the US International Trade Commission were consulted in the preparation of this study, and a list of related codes is presented for informational purposes. However, these codes may not include all products covered in this report or may exclude some products of interest, and the data have thus been adjusted accordingly.

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Purchase Rigid Bulk Packaging by the Section

  1. Rigid Bulk Packaging

    $5,400.00

    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $203.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | US Rigid Bulk Packaging Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Rigid Bulk Packaging Market

      2. 2.2 Historical Market Trends

        $194.00

        1. Table | Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand, 2008 – 2018

        2. Figure 2-2 | Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand & Manufacturers' Shipments, 2008 – 2018

      3. 2.3 Pricing Trends

        $254.00

        1. Table | Rigid Bulk Packaging Pricing Trends, 2008 – 2023

      4. 2.4 International Trade

        $184.00

        1. Table | Rigid Bulk Packaging Supply & Demand, 2008 – 2023

      5. 2.5 Environmental Issues

        $124.00

      6. 2.6 Reconditioned & Refurbished Packaging

        $276.00

        1. 2.6.1 Reconditioning Overview

          $82.00

        2. 2.6.2 Steel Drums

          $143.00

        3. 2.6.3 Plastic Drums

          $82.00

      7. 2.7 Regulatory Factors

        $193.00

      8. 2.8 Competition from Flexible Bulk Packaging

        $144.00

      9. 2.9 Raw Materials Input

        $710.00

        1. 2.9.1 Raw Material Demand Forecast

          $149.00

          1. Table | Raw Material Use in Rigid Bulk Packaging, 2008 – 2023

        2. 2.9.2 Plastic

          $206.00

          1. Table | Plastic Use in Rigid Bulk Packaging by Product, 2008 – 2023

        3. 2.9.3 Steel

          $159.00

          1. Table | Steel Use in Rigid Bulk Packaging by Product, 2008 – 2023

        4. 2.9.4 Paperboard & Wood Panels

          $194.00

          1. Table | Paperboard & Wood Panel Use in Rigid Bulk Packaging by Product, 2008 – 2023

    3. 3 PRODUCTS

      $4,313.00

      1. 3.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Trends In Rigid Bulk Packaging Products

      2. 3.2 Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product

        $195.00

        1. 3.2.1 Scope

          $82.00

        2. 3.2.2 Demand Forecast

          $164.00

          1. Table | Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

      3. 3.3 Pails

        $855.00

        1. 3.3.1 Scope & Demand Forecast

          $112.00

          1. Table | Pail Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-2 | Pails: Product Examples

        2. 3.3.2 Plastic Pails

          $446.00

          1. Table | Plastic Pail Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-3 | Plastic Pails: Common Configurations & Features

          3. Table | Plastic Pail Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

        3. 3.3.3 Steel Pails

          $297.00

          1. Table | Steel Pail Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-4 | Steel Pails: Common Configurations & Features

          3. Table | Steel Pail Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

      4. 3.4 Drums

        $1,471.00

        1. 3.4.1 Demand Forecast

          $155.00

          1. Table | Drum Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-5 | Drums: Product Examples & Demand Share by Material, 2018

        2. 3.4.2 Steel Drums

          $473.00

          1. Table | Steel Drum Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-6 | Steel Drums: Advantages & Disadvantages

          3. Figure 3-7 | Steel Drums: Common Configurations & Features

          4. Table | Steel Drum Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

        3. 3.4.3 Fibre Drums

          $500.00

          1. Table | Fibre Drum Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-8 | Fibre Drums: Common Configurations & Features

          3. Figure 3-9 | Fibre Drums: Advantages & Disadvantages

          4. Table | Fibre Drum Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

        4. 3.4.4 Plastic Drums

          $343.00

          1. Table | Plastic Drum Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-10 | Plastic Drums: Advantages & Disadvantages

          3. Figure 3-11 | Plastic Drums: Common Configurations & Features

          4. Table | Plastic Drum Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

          5. Figure 3-12 | Applications for Plastic Drums in Selected Markets

      5. 3.5 Bulk Boxes

        $405.00

        1. 3.5.1 Demand Forecast

          $185.00

          1. Table | Bulk Box Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-13 | Bulk Boxes: Common Configuration & Example

          3. Figure 3-14 | Bulk Boxes: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 3.5.2 Demand by Market

          $169.00

          1. Table | Bulk Box Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

        3. 3.5.3 Key Suppliers

          $82.00

      6. 3.6 Material Handling Containers

        $740.00

        1. 3.6.1 Scope

          $110.00

          1. Figure 3-15 | Material Handling Containers: Examples of Product & Demand Share by Material, 2018

        2. 3.6.2 Demand by Material & Type

          $152.00

          1. Table | Material Handling Container Demand, 2008 – 2023

          2. Figure 3-16 | Material Handling Containers: Advantages & Disadvantages

        3. 3.6.3 Plastic Totes

          $82.00

        4. 3.6.4 Plastic Crates

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-17 | Plastic Crates: Common Configuration & Features

        5. 3.6.5 Steel Material Handling Containers

          $85.00

          1. Figure 3-18 | Advantages of Welded Wire & Corrugated Steel Material Handling Containers

        6. 3.6.6 Demand by Market

          $240.00

          1. Table | Material Handling Container Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

        7. 3.6.7 Key Suppliers

          $82.00

      7. 3.7 Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers

        $595.00

        1. 3.7.1 Scope

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-19 | Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers: Examples & Demand Share by Material, 2018

        2. 3.7.2 Demand Forecast by Material

          $152.00

          1. Table | Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Demand, 2008 – 2023

        3. 3.7.3 Plastic

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-20 | Plastic RIBCs: Common Configurations & Features

        4. 3.7.4 Metal

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-21 | Metal RIBCs: Common Configurations & Features

        5. 3.7.5 Other Materials

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-22 | Other RIBCs: Common Configurations & Features

        6. 3.7.6 Demand by Market

          $185.00

          1. Table | Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

        7. 3.7.7 Key Suppliers

          $82.00

    4. 4 MARKETS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Rigid Bulk Packaging Market Trends

      2. 4.2 Demand by Market

        $116.00

        1. Table | Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023

      3. 4.3 Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

        $1,199.00

        1. 4.3.1 Demand Forecast

          $177.00

          1. Table | Chemical & Pharmaceutical Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Market & Product, 2008 – 2023

        2. 4.3.2 Industrial Chemicals

          $174.00

          1. Table | Industrial Chemical Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.3.3 Paint & Coatings

          $141.00

          1. Table | Paint & Coatings Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

        4. 4.3.4 Pharmaceuticals

          $148.00

          1. Table | Pharmaceutical Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

        5. 4.3.5 Detergents & Cleaners

          $173.00

          1. Table | Detergent & Cleaner Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

        6. 4.3.6 Agricultural Chemicals

          $200.00

          1. Table | Agricultural Chemical Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

        7. 4.3.7 Other Chemicals

          $184.00

          1. Table | Other Chemical Market Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

      4. 4.4 Food & Beverages

        $245.00

        1. Table | Food & Beverage Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

      5. 4.5 Durable Goods

        $299.00

        1. Table | Durable Goods Rigid Bulk Packaging by Market & Product, 2008 – 2023

      6. 4.6 Plastic & Rubber

        $216.00

        1. Table | Plastic & Rubber Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

      7. 4.7 Petroleum & Lubricants

        $201.00

        1. Table | Petroleum & Lubricant Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

      8. 4.8 Agricultural & Horticultural Products

        $224.00

        1. Table | Agricultural & Horticultural Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023

      9. 4.9 Other Markets

        $280.00

        1. Table | Other Market Demand Rigid Bulk Packaging by Application & Product, 2008 – 2023

    5. 5 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $2,608.00

      1. 5.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $187.00

        1. Table | US Rigid Bulk Packaging Sales by Company, 2018

      2. 5.2 Market Share

        $479.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | US Rigid Bulk Packaging Market Share, 2018

        2. Figure 5-2 | US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 5-3 | US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 5-4 | US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 5-5 | US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 5-6 | US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Fifth Leading Supplier

      3. 5.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $323.00

        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      4. 5.4 Competitive Strategies

        $107.00

        1. Table | Competitive Strategies

      5. 5.5 Manufacturing & Development

        $146.00

      6. 5.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $420.00

      7. 5.7 List of Industry Participants

        $944.00

    6. 6 APPENDIX

      $3,056.00

      1. 6.1 Scope

        $160.00

        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant Trade Codes

      2. 6.2 Definitions

        $93.00

      3. 6.3 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 6.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $1,602.00

      5. 6.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $82.00

      6. 6.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 6.7 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 6.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $82.00

      9. 6.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $916.00

        1. 6.9.1 Economic Environment

          $205.00

          1. Table | US Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2023

        2. 6.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $205.00

          1. Table | US Population & Households, 2008 – 2023

        3. 6.9.3 Manufacturers' Shipments

          $167.00

          1. Table | US Manufacturers' Shipments, 2008 – 2023

        4. 6.9.4 Packaging Industry Overview

          $328.00

          1. Table | Packaging Supply & Demand, 2008 – 2023

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