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Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible


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Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible

Growth in the US food container market will average 2.8% annually through 2020, exceeding $31 billion. Although this represents a deceleration from the advances registered during the 2010-2015 period, gains will be sustained by continued modest growth in food processing activity. In general, growth for flexible packaging products will be faster than that for rigid packaging.

This report segments the food container industry by product and market. Data is provided in US dollars and units.

Products include:
Pouches and bags
Paperboard
Plastic
Metal
Glass

Pouches and bags will remain the largest of these through 2020, accounting for nearly 45% of the market in value terms. However, rigid plastic will lead in unit terms. Plastic products will offer the fastest growth, driven by advantages over other containers, including lighter weight, the ability to offer either clear or opaque versions, re-seal ability, and shatter resistance.

Major markets include:
Fruits and vegetables
Dairy products
Grain products
Meat and related products
Baked goods
Snack foods
Candy and confections
Frozen specialties
Other

The fruits and vegetables segment was the leading market in 2015, accounting for 14% of demand. The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for the snack foods market, driven by fueled by new product introductions and increased popularity of snack products in single portion package sizes.

The report discusses market share information as well acquisition and divestiture activity. The food container industry includes hundreds of participating companies, such as Ardagh, Ball, Bemis, Berry Plastics, Crown Holdings, Graphic Packaging, Reynolds Group, Silgan, Sonoco Products, and West Rock.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2009 dollars)
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)
    • Consumer Income & Spending Trends
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
    • Retail Sales Outlook
      • Table RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)
    • Food Industry Overview
      • Table FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Table CHART II-1 FOOD SHIPMENTS, 2015 ($752 billion)
      • Consumer Preferences
      • Distribution Trends
    • Packaging Industry Overview
      • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)
      • Paper
      • Plastic
      • Metal
      • Glass & Wood
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
      • Recycling
      • Degradable Materials
      • Bioplastics
    • International Activity & Foreign Trade
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Container Demand
      • Table FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Table CHART III-1 FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015
    • Container Pricing
      • Table SELECTED FOOD CONTAINER PRICES (cents per unit)
      • Plastic
      • Paperboard
      • Metal
      • Glass
    • Plastic Resin Overview
      • Table SELECTED RAW MATERIAL PRICE INDICES (2009=100)
  • POUCHES & BAGS
    • General
      • Table POUCH & BAG DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Pouches
      • Table POUCH DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Bags & Sacks
      • Table BAG & SACK DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Producers
    • Markets
      • Table POUCH & BAG DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table CHART IV-1 POUCH & BAG DEMAND IN FOOD APPLICATIONS BY MARKET, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART IV-2 FOOD POUCH & BAG MARKET SHARE, 2015 ($11.5 billion)
  • PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINERS
    • General
      • Table PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Table CHART V-1 PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015 ($5.6 billion)
    • Folding Cartons
      • Table FOLDING CARTON DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Paper Tubs & Cups
      • Table PAPER TUB & CUP DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Composite Cans
      • Table COMPOSITE CAN DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Gabletop Cartons
      • Table GABLETOP CARTON DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Molded Pulp Egg Cartons
      • Table MOLDED PULP EGG CARTON DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Set-Up Boxes
      • Table SET-UP BOX DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Aseptic Cartons
      • Table ASEPTIC CARTON DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Markets
      • Table PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table CHART V-2 PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART V-3 PAPERBOARD FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2015 ($5.6 billion)
  • PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
    • General
      • Table PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Table CHART VI-1 PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015
    • Plastic Tubs, Cups, & Bowls
      • Table PLASTIC TUB, CUP, & BOWL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Plastic Bottles
      • Table PLASTIC FOOD BOTTLE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Plastic Jars
      • Table PLASTIC FOOD JAR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Plastic Egg Cartons
      • Table PLASTIC EGG CARTON DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Plastic Cans
      • Table PLASTIC CAN DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Other
      • Table OTHER PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Markets
      • Table PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table CHART VI-2 PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-3 PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2015 ($4.9 billion)
  • METAL FOOD CONTAINERS
    • General
      • Table METAL FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Steel & Bi-Metal Cans
      • Table STEEL & BI-METAL CAN DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Aluminum Cans
      • Table ALUMINUM CAN DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Aerosol Cans
      • Table AEROSOL CAN DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Captive & Merchant Production
      • Table METAL FOOD CONTAINERS: MERCHANT V. CAPTIVE PRODUCTION* (billion units)
    • Markets
      • Table METAL FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table CHART VII-1 METAL FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-2 METAL FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2015 ($4.1 billion)
  • GLASS FOOD CONTAINERS
    • General
      • Table GLASS FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Glass Jars
      • Table GLASS FOOD JAR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Glass Bottles
      • Table GLASS FOOD BOTTLE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Markets
      • Table GLASS FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table CHART VIII-1 GLASS FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-2 GLASS CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2015 ($955 million)
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table CHART IX-1 FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015 ($27.1 billion)
    • Fruits & Vegetables
      • Fruit & Vegetable Outlook
        • Table FRUIT & VEGETABLE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table FRUIT & VEGETABLE CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)
        • Table PROCESSED FRUIT & VEGETABLE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
        • Table FRESH PRODUCE CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Dairy Products
      • Dairy Product Outlook
        • Table DAIRY PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table DAIRY PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Grain Products
      • Grain Products Outlook
        • Table GRAIN PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table GRAIN PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)
        • Table CHART IX-2 GRAIN PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015
        • Table PET FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
        • Table BREAKFAST CEREAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER GRAIN PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Meat & Related Products
      • Meat & Related Products Outlook
        • Table MEAT & RELATED PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table MEAT & RELATED PRODUCT CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)
        • Table MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
        • Table EGG CARTON DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Baked Goods
      • Baked Goods Outlook
        • Table BAKED GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table BAKED GOODS CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Snack Foods
      • Snack Food Outlook
        • Table SNACK FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table SNACK FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Sauces & Condiments
      • Sauce & Condiment Outlook
        • Table SAUCE & CONDIMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table SAUCE & CONDIMENT CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Candy & Confections
      • Candy & Confection Outlook
        • Table CANDY & CONFECTION SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table CANDY & CONFECTION CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Frozen Specialties
      • Frozen Specialties Outlook
        • Table FROZEN SPECIALTIES SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table FROZEN SPECIALTIES CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Other Foods
      • Other Foods Outlook
        • Table OTHER FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Container Trends
        • Table OTHER FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)
        • Table CHART IX-3 OTHER FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015
        • Table SOUP & CANNED SPECIALTY CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
        • Table COFFEE & TEA CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
        • Table FATS & OILS CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
        • Table BABY FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
        • Table ALL OTHER FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US FOOD CONTAINER SALES BY COMPANY, 2015 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART X-1 US FOOD CONTAINER MARKET SHARE, 2015 ($27.1 billion)
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Product Manufacturing & Development
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Distribution
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Amcor Limited
      • American Packaging Corporation
      • Ardagh Group SA
      • Ball Corporation
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • Caraustar Industries Incorporated
      • Consolidated Container Company LLC
      • Coveris Holdings SA
      • Crown Holdings Incorporated
      • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
      • Grupo Phoenix
      • Hood Companies
      • Huhtamaki Oyj
      • Mondi Group
      • Novolex Holdings Incorporated
      • Onex Corporation
      • Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated
      • PaperWorks Industries Incorporated
      • Plastipak Holdings Incorporated
      • Polytainers Incorporated
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • ProAmpac LLC
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Ring Companies
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Silgan Holdings Incorporated
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Tekni-Plex Incorporated
      • Tetra Laval International SA
      • WestRock Company
      • Wihuri Oy
    • Additional Companies in the Food Container Industry

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