Tube & Stick Packaging

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Growth will be fueled by recoveries in manufacturing and construction from post-recession troughs, and by improved output in the key cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals markets.

US demand to increase 4% annually through 2018

Demand for tube and stick packaging in the US is projected to advance 4.0 percent per year to $2.1 billion in 2018. Growth will be fueled by further recoveries in the manufacturing and construction sectors from post-recession troughs. Improved output of cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals will support gains as these uses comprise three-fourths of tube and stick packaging demand. A turnaround in construction activity will benefit cartridges used to package caulks and sealants, which are widely used both in new construction and in maintenance and repair applications.

Stick packs to grow the fastest

Among major tube and stick packaging types, the fastest gains are expected for stick packs, with opportunities boosted by the further development of new applications and continued favorable prospects in several existing uses, such as condiments and pharmaceuticals. Growth will also be aided by advantages of product differentiation, portability, and material savings compared to conventional single-portion packaging types.

Squeeze tubes, which represented three-fifths of demand in 2013, are by far the largest tube and stick packaging product type. Demand for squeeze tubes is expected to increase at near the industry average annual rate through 2018. Beyond improved output in key markets, gains will be supported by greater use of value added decorative processes and advanced delivery systems that can protect and/or extend the shelf life of oxygen-sensitive contents. Unit-of-use tubes, which offer accurate dosing of pharmaceuticals and serve as sample or promotional packaging for cosmetics and toiletries, will also experience above average growth. Laminate tubes will maintain their dominance in toothpaste packaging and will also gain ground in other cosmetic and toiletry applications and in pharmaceuticals at the expense of plastic and collapsible metal tubes. Moderating factors for squeeze tubes will include the maturity and commodity nature of toothpaste tubes, and marginal growth for collapsible metal tubes. Import competition in smaller-sized extruded plastic tubes from China, India, and other nations that offer lower-cost production will restrain value growth.

Plastic to remain dominant material

Plastic is the dominant tube and stick material based on its combination of favorable attributes, including light weight, relatively low cost, decorative capabilities, and barrier properties. Metal and paper will see ongoing use but will remain smaller players based on more limited applications.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $1.7 billion US tube and stick packaging industry. It presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by product (e.g., squeeze tubes, twist tubes, cartridges, stick packs), material (plastic, metal, paper), and market (e.g., cosmetics and toiletries, pharmaceuticals, adhesives and sealants, food). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 36 industry players, including Albea Group, Sonoco Products, and CCL Industries.

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  1. Tube & Stick Packaging

    $5,200.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $158.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $180.00

      1. Table | TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,570.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $86.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $290.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $250.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $179.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $250.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Building Construction Expenditures

        $132.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

      7. 3.7 Retail Sales Outlook

        $249.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES

      8. 3.8 Packaging Industry Outlook

        $414.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 3.8.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 3.8.2 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 3.8.3 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.8.4 Glass & Wood

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $234.00

        1. Table | SELECTED TUBE & STICK PACKAGING PRICES

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $263.00

      11. 3.11 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $223.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $3,165.00

      1. 4.1 Types

        $2,361.00

        1. Table | TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-1 TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 4.1.1 Squeeze Tubes

          $1,051.00

          1. Table | SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          2. CHART III-2 SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

          3. Table | LAMINATE TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET

          4. Table | PLASTIC SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND

          5. Table | EXTRUDED PLASTIC TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET

          6. Table | OTHER PLASTIC SQUEEZE TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET

          7. Table | COLLAPSIBLE METAL TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 4.1.2 Twist Tubes

          $233.00

          1. Table | TWIST TUBE DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 4.1.3 Cartridges

          $273.00

          1. Table | CARTRIDGE DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET

        6. 4.1.4 Stick Packs

          $352.00

          1. Table | STICK PACK DEMAND BY MARKET

        7. 4.1.5 Other Tubes & Sticks

          $265.00

          1. Table | OTHER TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 4.2 Materials

        $804.00

        1. Table | TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART III-3 TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013

        3. 4.2.1 Plastic

          $434.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. CHART III-4 PLASTIC TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        4. 4.2.2 Metal

          $145.00

          1. Table | METAL TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE

        5. 4.2.3 Paper

          $134.00

          1. Table | PAPER TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $3,129.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $165.00

        1. Table | TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 TUBE & STICK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 5.2 Cosmetics & Toiletries

        $1,379.00

        1. 5.2.1 Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Outlook

          $176.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.2.2 Tube & Stick Packaging Demand

          $1,164.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION

          2. CHART IV-2 COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION, 2013

          3. Table | TOOTHPASTE MARKET FOR TUBE PACKAGING

          4. Table | LIP PRODUCT MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

          5. Table | HAIR CARE MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

          6. Table | SKIN CARE MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

          7. Table | DEODORANT MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

          8. Table | EYE & FACE COSMETICS MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

          9. Table | OTHER COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKETS FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

      3. 5.3 Pharmaceuticals

        $574.00

        1. 5.3.1 Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

          $205.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.3.2 Tube & Stick Packaging Demand

          $337.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

      4. 5.4 Adhesives & Sealants

        $398.00

        1. 5.4.1 Adhesive & Sealant Industry Outlook

          $126.00

          1. Table | ADHESIVE & SEALANT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.4.2 Tube & Stick Packaging Demand

          $252.00

          1. Table | ADHESIVE & SEALANT MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

      5. 5.5 Food

        $450.00

        1. 5.5.1 Food Industry Outlook

          $197.00

          1. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.5.2 Tube & Stick Packaging Demand

          $243.00

          1. Table | FOOD MARKET FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

      6. 5.6 Other Markets

        $164.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR TUBE & STICK PACKAGING

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,233.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $159.00

        1. Table | US TUBE & STICK PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $351.00

        1. CHART V-1 US TUBE & STICK MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $167.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $173.00

      5. 6.5 Competitive Strategies

        $112.00

      6. 6.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $135.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 6.7 Company Profiles

        $4,194.00

        1. 6.7.1 Albéa Group

          $444.00

        2. 6.7.2 Amcor Limited

          $149.00

        3. 6.7.3 Armbrust Paper Tubes Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 6.7.4 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $92.00

        5. 6.7.5 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $85.00

        6. 6.7.6 Calibre International LLC

          $82.00

        7. 6.7.7 CCL Industries Incorporated

          $144.00

        8. 6.7.8 Clariant International Limited

          $135.00

        9. 6.7.9 Coveris Holdings SA

          $128.00

        10. 6.7.10 CPP Global LLC

          $82.00

        11. 6.7.11 Crystal-Vision Packaging Systems

          $82.00

        12. 6.7.12 Deutsche Post AG

          $82.00

        13. 6.7.13 Essel Propack Limited

          $138.00

        14. 6.7.14 Fischbach KG

          $99.00

        15. 6.7.15 HCP Packaging Shanghai Company Limited

          $177.00

        16. 6.7.16 HCT Group

          $94.00

        17. 6.7.17 IntraPac International Corporation

          $122.00

        18. 6.7.18 Iridium Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 6.7.19 JSN Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 6.7.20 Packaging Coordinators Incorporated

          $119.00

        21. 6.7.21 Pattison (Jim) Group

          $133.00

        22. 6.7.22 Plastek Industries Incorporated

          $101.00

        23. 6.7.23 Plastube Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 6.7.24 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 6.7.25 RPC Group plc

          $130.00

        26. 6.7.26 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $101.00

        27. 6.7.27 Sinclair & Rush Incorporated

          $240.00

        28. 6.7.28 Sonoco Products Company

          $152.00

        29. 6.7.29 T.H.E.M.

          $82.00

        30. 6.7.30 Tstix Proprietary Limited

          $82.00

        31. 6.7.31 Tuboplast CTL Group

          $82.00

        32. 6.7.32 Tulox Plastics Corporation

          $97.00

        33. 6.7.33 Unette Corporation

          $115.00

        34. 6.7.34 Unicep Packaging LLC

          $158.00

        35. 6.7.35 Viva Group

          $90.00

        36. 6.7.36 World Wide Packaging LLC

          $128.00

      8. 6.8 Additional Companies in Tube and Stick Packaging

        $82.00

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