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Rigid Bulk Packaging

Rigid Bulk Packaging

Growth in the US rigid bulk packaging market will total 3.3% annually through 2020 in value terms.  Gains will be driven by the adoption of high value reusable systems and a good outlook for the chemicals and durable goods markets.  Advances will be mitigated somewhat by competition from flexible alternatives and the durability of many containers in this market, which slows replacement demand.

This report segments the rigid bulk packaging industry by Product and Market. Data is provided in million US dollars and million units.

Rigid bulk packaging products include:
Pails
Drums
Bulk Boxes
Material Handling Containers
Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers

Pails will remain the largest of these through 2020.  Fastest growth will be for rigid intermediate bulk containers, driven by their space efficiency and large volume capacity and the popularity of reusable systems.

Major rigid bulk packaging markets include:
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Food & Beverages
Durable Goods
Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber
Petroleum & Lubricants
Agricultural & Horticultural

Chemicals and pharmaceuticals was the leading outlet in 2015.  The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for the plastic, rubber, and fiber market, fueled by a better outlook for shipments of related products compared to the 2010-2015 period.

The US rigid bulk packaging market encompasses about 100 companies, ranging from small firms operating in a single segment to global players with broad industrial packaging product lines and related reconditioning and logistics services.  Participants in this industry include Berry Plastics, BWAY, Greif, IPL Incorporated, Letica, MaschioPack North America, MAUSER, Menasha, Myers Industries, Rehrig Pacific Company, SCHÜTZ, and West Rock. 


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table US RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Packaging Trends
      • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Competitive Bulk Packaging
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET, 2005-2015
      • Table CHART II-1 RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET, 2005-2015
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table RIGID BULK PACKAGING AVERAGE PRICES
    • Environmental Issues
    • Regulatory Considerations
      • Transport & Handling
      • Other Regulations
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table FOREIGN TRADE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING
    • International Activity
  • MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table RAW MATERIAL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING
      • Table CHART III-1 RAW MATERIAL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025
    • Plastic
      • Table PLASTIC USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-2 PLASTIC USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015
    • Steel
      • Table STEEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-3 STEEL USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015
    • Paperboard & Wood Panels
      • Table PAPERBOARD & WOOD USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-4 PAPERBOARD & WOOD USE IN RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART IV-1 RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT IN VALUE & UNIT TERMS, 2015
      • Table CHART IV-2 RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET, 2015
    • Pails
      • Table PAIL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Plastic Pails
        • Table CHART IV-3 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC PAILS
        • Table PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table CHART IV-4 APPLICATIONS FOR PLASTIC PAILS IN SELECTED MARKETS
        • Table PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-5 PLASTIC PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
        • Table SELECTED PLASTIC PAIL PRODUCERS
      • Steel Pails
        • Table CHART IV-6 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF STEEL PAILS
        • Table CHART IV-7 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF STEEL PAILS
        • Table STEEL PAIL DEMAND
        • Table STEEL PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-8 STEEL PAIL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
        • Table SELECTED STEEL PAIL PRODUCERS
    • Drums
      • Table DRUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Steel Drums
        • Table CHART IV-9 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF STEEL DRUMS
        • Table CHART IV-10 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF STEEL DRUMS
        • Table STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-11 STEEL DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
        • Table SELECTED STEEL DRUM PRODUCERS
      • Fibre Drums
        • Table CHART IV-12 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF FIBRE DRUMS
        • Table CHART IV-13 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF FIBRE DRUMS
        • Table FIBRE DRUM DEMAND
        • Table FIBRE DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-14 FIBRE DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
        • Table SELECTED FIBRE DRUM PRODUCERS
      • Plastic Drums
        • Table CHART IV-15 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC DRUMS
        • Table CHART IV-16 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC DRUMS
        • Table PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-17 APPLICATIONS FOR PLASTIC DRUMS IN SELECTED MARKETS
        • Table PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-18 PLASTIC DRUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
        • Table SELECTED PLASTIC DRUM PRODUCERS
    • Bulk Boxes
      • Table CHART IV-19 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF BULK BOXES
      • Table CHART IV-20 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF BULK BOXES
      • Table BULK BOX DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table BULK BOX DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-21 BULK BOX DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Producers
        • Table SELECTED BULK BOX PRODUCERS
    • Material Handling Containers
      • Table CHART IV-22 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINERS
      • Table MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Types
        • Table CHART IV-23 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC TOTES
        • Table CHART IV-24 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC CRATES
        • Table CHART IV-25 ADVANTAGES OF WELDED WIRE & CORRUGATED STEEL CONTAINERS
        • Table CHART IV-26 MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE IN VALUE & UNIT TERMS, 2015
      • Markets
        • Table MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-27 MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Producers
        • Table SELECTED MATERIAL HANDLING CONTAINER PRODUCERS
    • Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers
      • Table EXPECTED SERVICE LIFE FOR RIBCS
      • Table CHART IV-28 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF RIBCS
      • Table RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Types
        • Table CHART IV-29 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF PLASTIC RIBCS
        • Table CHART IV-30 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF METAL BODY RIBCS
        • Table CHART IV-31 COMMON CONFIGURATIONS & FEATURES OF OTHER RIBCS
      • Markets
        • Table RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-32 RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Producers
        • Table SELECTED RIGID INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER PRODUCERS
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 RIGID BULK PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
    • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
      • Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook
        • Table CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS
        • Table CHART V-2 CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025
      • Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand
        • Table CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-3 CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015
        • Table CHART V-4 CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT, 2015
        • Table CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION
        • Table INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL MARKET
        • Table PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET
        • Table DETERGENT & CLEANER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE OTHER CHEMICALS MARKET
    • Food & Beverages
      • Food & Beverage Industry Outlook
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
        • Table CHART V-5 FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025
      • Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-6 FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015
        • Table ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET
        • Table SELECTED FOOD & BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING PRODUCTS
    • Durable Goods
      • Durable Goods Outlook
        • Table DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS
        • Table CHART V-7 DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025
      • Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand
        • Table DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-8 DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015
        • Table ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE DURABLE GOODS MARKET
        • Table DURABLE GOODS MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY APPLICATION
    • Plastic, Rubber, &Fiber
      • Plastic, Rubber, &Fiber Outlook
        • Table PLASTIC, RUBBER, &FIBER SHIPMENTS
        • Table CHART V-9 PLASTIC, RUBBER, &FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING, 2005-2025
      • Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand
        • Table PLASTIC, RUBBER, &FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-10 PLASTIC, RUBBER, &FIBER MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015
    • Petroleum & Lubricants
      • Petroleum & Lubricant Outlook
        • Table PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand
        • Table PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-11 PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015
        • Table ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE PETROLEUM & LUBRICANT MARKET
    • Agricultural & Horticultural Products
      • Agricultural & Horticultural Industry Outlook
        • Table AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL INDICATORS
      • Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand
        • Table AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-12 AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY PRODUCT, 2015
        • Table ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SELECTED PRODUCT TYPES IN THE AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL MARKET
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR RIGID BULK PACKAGING BY MARKET & PRODUCT
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US RIGID BULK PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US RIGID BULK PACKAGING MARKET SHARE, 2015
      • Table MARKET LEADERS BY PRODUCT
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Manufacturing & Development
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Participating Companies

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