Transportation costs are considered the largest part of the total cost, hence there is a rising requirement for more innovative and cost-effective bulk container packaging solutions, to reduce the transportation costs on the whole. Flexible bulk packaging is expected to register a rapid growth than rigid bulk packaging. Improvements in flexible bulk packaging are generally led by film wrap and flexible intermediate bulk containers. Owing to its increased use in securing pallets and various packaging formats during shipment, film wrap is expected to show a positive growth. Correspondingly, the increase in the usage of films for bundling bulk and multipack items in retail settings,for instance in warehouse-style stores, is driving the growth of the market. In rigid bulk packaging, RIBCs and material handling containers are expected to grow at a faster rate, when compared to the established drums and pails.
Increasing Demand in the Oil and Petroleum Industry is Driving the Market
The increased demand in the oil and petroleum industry across the world is a major driver of the global bulk container packaging market. Bulk containers, being reusable and very durable, have a high operational value and incredible cost-efficiency. This, along with the increased trade in the global wine and beverages industry, is driving the global market. However, the highly-volatile costs of raw materials and stringent regulatory policies are significant restraints to the growth of this market. An improved trade relationship among the BRICS nations has had a positive and significant impact on the market for global bulk container packaging.
RIBC Type is the Fastest Growing Segment
Growth of plastic body RIBCs will continue to outrun the average in rigid bulk packaging industry, as plastic body RIBCs are foraying into various bulk packaging applications and is gaining a steady preference over smaller bulk containers. Gains for plastic body RIBCs will reflect the inherent advantages of these containers, including extended reusability, ease of handling, loading, filling, and dispensing, improved space utilization and design features that facilitate loading and unloading, or improve drainage. Higher costs associated with tracking, cleaning, and reuse of RIBCs will be the drawbacks preventing faster growth.
APAC is the Fastest Growing Region with the Largest Market Share
Asia-Pacific is expected to have the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Although China is a major producer of FIBCs, much of the output has been designated for export markets. Strong gains in manufacturing activity, personal income levels, and consumer expenditures, combined with continued urbanization of the population, will continue to boost the demand for packaged goods in China. Additionally, increased exports of Chinese goods to more advanced consumer economies will create a need for more (quantitatively) and higher-quality packaging. Through 2018, the demand for bulk packaging in China is projected to increase by 8.6% per year and reach more than USD 10 billion, well above both the regional and global averages. All major product types are expected to experience robust gains.
Key Developments in the Market
- February 2017 - Glasgow-based Braid Logistics Limited is the first and major logistics organization to achieve ISO 14001 accreditation for its entire distribution management system.
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
1.4 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Approach and Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Factors Driving the Market
4.2.1 Increasing Demand in the Oil and Petroleum Industries
4.3 Factors Restraining the Market
4.3.1 Highly Volatile Raw Material Prices
4.4 Industry Attractiveness – Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry
4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Policies
5. Technology Snapshot
6. Global Bulk Container Packaging Segmentation
6.1 By Type
6.1.3 Material Handling Containers
6.1.4 Bulk Container Liners
6.1.5 Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers (RIBC)
6.1.6 Flexi Tanks
6.1.7 Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC)
6.2 By Industry Verticals
6.2.1 Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
6.2.2 Food & Beverage
6.2.3 Petroleum and Lubricants
6.2.4 Agricultural and Horticultural Products
6.2.5 Durable Goods
6.3 By Geography
6.3.1 North America
6.3.4 Latin America
6.3.5 Middle East & Africa
7. Vendor Market Share Analysis
8. Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles
8.1 Braid Logistics
8.2 TransOcean Bulk Logistics
8.3 BLT Flexitank Industrial Co. Ltd
8.4 BAG Corp.
8.5 Jumbo Bag Corporation
8.6 Boxon USA
8.7 C.L. Smith Co.
8.8 Cincinnati Container Co.
8.9 Container Handling Systems Corporation
8.10 Export Corporation
8.11 FMC Technologies, Inc.
8.12 HBD Thermoid, Inc.
8.13 Meyer Industries Limited
8.14 National Bulk Equipment, Inc.
8.15 New Century Packaging Systems, LLC *List is not Exhaustive
9. Investment Analysis
10. Future of the Global Bulk Container Packaging Market
- Braid Logistics
- Transocean Bulk Logistics
- BLT Flexitank Industrial Co. Ltd
- Bag Corp.
- Jumbo Bag Corporation
- Boxon USA
- C.L. Smith Co.
- Cincinnati Container Co.
- Container Handling Systems Corporation
- Export Corporation
- FMC Technologies Inc.
- HBD Thermoid Inc.
- Meyer Industries Limited
- National Bulk Equipment Inc.
- New Century Packaging Systems LLC.