Rigid Bulk Packaging

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. 


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

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