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Rigid Bulk Packaging

  • ID: 4532891
  • Report
  • February 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 181 Pages
  • The Freedonia Group
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Rigid Bulk Packaging

Demand for rigid bulk packaging in the US is being impacted by a number of factors:  strong growth for high value reusable containers; competition from refurbished and reconditioned containers and flexible bulk packaging; and a flurry of industry consolidation activity.  Healthy manufacturing output, which drives demand for chemicals and other goods that commonly use rigid bulk packaging will support gains. Sustainability and cost reduction strategies will boost adoption of reusable containers, such as material handling containers and RIBCs. The rigid bulk packaging industry typically benefits during periods of economic growth and increased manufacturing activity and consumer spending. In general, packaging demand tracks shipments of nondurable goods.  This new study discusses how these factors will impact sales of rigid bulk packaging going forward.   

Products covered include:
Pails (plastic, steel)
Drums (fibre, plastic, steel)
Bulk boxes
Material handling containers(crates and totes)
Rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs)

Markets 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)

Scope of the Report
This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $6.5 billion US rigid bulk packaging industry. It presents historical data (2008, 2013, and 2018) and forecasts (2023) by product (pails, drums, bulk boxes, material handling containers, rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs)), and market (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 are given in dollar value and units. The study also evaluates company market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including Greif, International Paper, Mauser, Menasha, and RPG Group. 

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2. OVERVIEW
Key Findings
Historical Market Trends
Pricing Trends
International Trade
Environmental Issues
Reconditioned & Refurbished Packaging
Reconditioning Overview
Steel Drums
Plastic Drums
Regulatory Factors
Competition from Flexible Bulk Packaging
Raw Materials Input
Raw Material Demand Forecast
Plastic
Steel
Paperboard & Wood Panels
3. PRODUCTS
Key Findings
Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product
Scope
Demand Forecast
Pails
Scope & Demand Forecast
Plastic Pails
Scope & Demand Forecast
Demand by Market
Key Suppliers
Steel Pails
Scope & Demand Forecast
Demand by Market
Key Suppliers
Drums
Demand Forecast
Steel Drums
Scope & Demand Forecast
Liners & Coating Technologies
Demand by Market
Key Suppliers
Fibre Drums
Scope & Demand Forecast
Fibre Drum Recycling
Demand by Market
Key Suppliers
Plastic Drums
Scope & Demand Forecast
Demand by Market
Key Suppliers
Bulk Boxes
Demand Forecast
Demand by Market
Key Suppliers
Material Handling Containers
Scope
Demand by Material & Type
Plastic Totes
Plastic Crates
Steel Material Handling Containers
Demand by Market
Key Suppliers
Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers
Scope
Demand Forecast by Material
Plastic
Metal
Other Materials
Demand by Market
Key Suppliers
4. MARKETS
Key Findings
Demand by Market
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Demand Forecast
Industrial Chemicals
Paint & Coatings
Pharmaceuticals
Detergents & Cleaners
Agricultural Chemicals
Other Chemicals
Food & Beverages
Durable Goods
Plastic & Rubber
Petroleum & Lubricants
Agricultural & Horticultural Products
Other Markets
5. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Key Findings & Industry Composition
Market Share
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Competitive Strategies
Manufacturing & Development
Marketing & Distribution
List of Industry Participants
6. APPENDIX
Scope
Definitions
Abbreviations
Freedonia Methodology
Study-Specific Methodology
Sources
Associations & Agencies
Related Studies & Reports
Macroeconomic Assumptions
Economic Environment
Demographic Trends
Manufacturers’ Shipments
Packaging Industry Overview
LIST OF TABLES
2. OVERVIEW
Table 2-1 - Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand, 2008 – 2018
Table 2-2 - Rigid Bulk Packaging Pricing Trends, 2008 – 2023 (dollars per unit)
Table 2-3 - Rigid Bulk Packaging Supply & Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 2-4 - Raw Material Use in Rigid Bulk Packaging, 2008 – 2023 (million pounds &
million dollars)
Table 2-5 - Plastic Use in Rigid Bulk Packaging by Product, 2008 – 2023
(million pounds)
Table 2-6 - Steel Use in Rigid Bulk Packaging by Product, 2008 – 2023
(million pounds)
Table 2-7 - Paperboard & Wood Panel Use in Rigid Bulk Packaging by Product, 2008 –
2023 (million pounds)
3. PRODUCTS
Table 3-1 - Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 3-2 - Pail Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023 (million units & million dollars)
Table 3-3 - Plastic Pail Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million units & million dollars)
Table 3-4 - Plastic Pail Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 3-5 - Steel Pail Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million units & million dollars)
Table 3-6 - Steel Pail Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 3-7 - Drum Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million units & million dollars)
Table 3-8 - Steel Drum Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million units & million dollars)
Table 3-9 - Steel Drum Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 3-10 - Fibre Drum Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million units & million dollars)
Table 3-11 - Fibre Drum Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 3-12 - Plastic Drum Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million units & million dollars)
Table 3-13 - Plastic Drum Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 3-14 - Bulk Box Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million units & million dollars)
Table 3-15 - Bulk Box Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 3-16 - Material Handling Container Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million units &
million dollars
Table 3-17 - Material Handling Container Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
(million dollars)
Table 3-18 - Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Demand, 2008 – 2023 (thousand units
& million dollars)
Table 3-19 - Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
(million dollars)
4. MARKETS
Table 4-1 - Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 4-2 - Chemical & Pharmaceutical Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Market &
Product, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 4-3 - Industrial Chemical Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
(million dollars)
Table 4-4 - Paint & Coatings Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
(million dollars)
Table 4-5 - Pharmaceutical Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
(million dollars)
Table 4-6 - Detergent & Cleaner Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 –
2023 (million dollars)
Table 4-7 - Agricultural Chemical Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 –
2023 (million dollars)
Table 4-8 - Other Chemical Market Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 –
2023 (million dollars)
Table 4-9 - Food & Beverage Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
(million dollars)
Table 4-10 - Durable Goods Rigid Bulk Packaging by Market & Product, 2008 – 2023
(million dollars)
Table 4-11 - Plastic & Rubber Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
(million dollars)
Table 4-12 - Petroleum & Lubricant Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 –
2023 (million dollars)
Table 4-13 - Agricultural & Horticultural Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Product,
2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
Table 4-14 - Other Market Demand Rigid Bulk Packaging by Application & Product,
2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
5. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Table 5-1 - US Rigid Bulk Packaging Sales by Company, 2018 (million dollars)
Table 5-2 - Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
Table 5-3 - Competitive Strategies
6. APPENDIX
Table 6-1 - Relevant Industry Codes
Table 6-2 - Relevant Trade Codes
Table 6-3 - Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
Table 6-4 - US Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2023 (billion 2012 dollars)
Table 6-5 - US Population & Households, 2008 – 2023 (million persons)
Table 6-6 - US Manufacturers’ Shipments, 2008 – 2023
Table 6-7 - Packaging Supply & Demand, 2008 – 2023 (billion dollars)
LIST OF FIGURES
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Figure 1-1 - US Rigid Bulk Packaging Market
2. OVERVIEW
Figure 2-1 - Key Trends in the US Rigid Bulk Packaging Market
Figure 2-2 - Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand & Manufacturers’ Shipments, 2008 – 2018
3. PRODUCTS
Figure 3-1 - Key Trends In Rigid Bulk Packaging Products
Figure 3-2 - Pails: Product Examples
Figure 3-3 - Plastic Pails: Common Configurations & Features
Figure 3-4 - Steel Pails: Common Configurations & Features
Figure 3-5 - Drums: Product Examples & Demand Share by Material, 2018
Figure 3-6 - Steel Drums: Advantages & Disadvantages
Figure 3-7 - Steel Drums: Common Configurations & Features
Figure 3-8 - Fibre Drums: Common Configurations & Features
Figure 3-9 - Fibre Drums: Advantages & Disadvantages
Figure 3-10 - Plastic Drums: Advantages & Disadvantages
Figure 3-11 - Plastic Drums: Common Configurations & Features
Figure 3-12 - Applications for Plastic Drums in Selected Markets
Figure 3-13 - Bulk Boxes: Common Configuration & Example
Figure 3-14 - Bulk Boxes: Advantages & Disadvantages
Figure 3-15 - Material Handling Containers: Examples of Product & Demand Share by
Material, 2018
Figure 3-16 - Material Handling Containers: Advantages & Disadvantages
Figure 3-17 - Plastic Crates: Common Configuration & Features
Figure 3-18 - Advantages of Welded Wire & Corrugated Steel Material Handling
Containers
Figure 3-19 - Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers: Examples & Demand Share by
Material, 2018
Figure 3-20 - Plastic RIBCs: Common Configurations & Features
Figure 3-21 - Metal RIBCs: Common Configurations & Features
Figure 3-22 - Other RIBCs: Common Configurations & Features
4. MARKETS
Figure 4-1 - Key Rigid Bulk Packaging Market Trends
5. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Figure 5-1 - US Rigid Bulk Packaging Market Share, 2018 (billion dollars)
Figure 5-2 - US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Leading Supplier
Figure 5-3 - US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Second Leading Supplier
Figure 5-4 - US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Third Leading Supplier
Figure 5-5 - US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Fourth Leading Supplier
Figure 5-6 - US Rigid Bulk Packaging: Fifth Leading Supplier
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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