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Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) & Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2027)

Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) & Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2027)

With the food and beverages and consumer goods industries growing at a substantial rate, the demand for advanced and sustainable packaging is also growing. The need of the hour is for lightweight packaging with demand for the same increasing across several industries. The need to cater to the demands of catering and retail companies has impelled thin wall plastic containers manufacturers to intensify their production capacity and set up new plants. The growing number of retail and supplier channels is also likely to bode well for the market growth in the long run. The preference of consumers for lightweight packaging is further expected to expand the reach of the market across others sectors and industries.

Food and beverages to be leading end-use industry with frozen foods topping the list

Thin wall plastic containers are largely employed in the packaging of a variety of eatables in the food & beverage vertical. Thin wall plastic containers have found their application as frozen food packages, dairy containers, bakery packaging, yogurt cups, fruit and vegetable packaging, juice packages, and meal packages among many others. The advantages of thin wall plastic containers over traditional plastic containers has enticed this demand in recent years. Compared to traditional plastic containers, thin wall plastic containers are freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe. These advantages have also supported the trend of increased preference for frozen foods without any risk of contamination. Moreover, various manufacturers are working on a range of barrier technologies that will ensure the highest level of hygiene for the conservation and palatability of stored frozen food. Moreover, manufacturers are making these containers more transparent, which will help people know what they are purchasing. Hence, with innovation in the products making them safer, the use of thin wall plastic containers to store frozen food is likely to increase in the coming years.

Retail remains one of the largest sectors consuming thin wall plastic containers for packaging of food products. Facilitated by the bullish retail sector and the advantages of thin wall plastic containers over conventional plastic containers, the demand for thin wall plastic containers in the coming years is expected to rise significantly. The established logistics infrastructure has also to a point added to the recovery of the retail sector. The growing disposable income of people across the world is also expected to add to the demand for thin wall plastic containers. One of the major problems solved by using thin wall plastic containers for packaging is that of transportation of goods from warehouses to retailers.

With traditional plastic containers, the chances of damage and contamination before the stored products can be consumed are high. The chance of contamination and damage is minimised using thin wall plastic containers to package food products. Furthermore, with the inherent advantages of better stacking ability and durability, thin wall plastic containers are highly preferred in the catering and retail sector. With a rise in the bakery and ready-to-eat industries, the global thin wall plastic containers market is expected to witness an extensive growth over the coming years owing to the growing demand from these sectors. Thin wall plastic containers are capable of keeping the food products fresh by retaining the moisture in the box.


1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Analysis
1.3. FMI Analysis and Recommendations
1.4. Wheel of Fortune
2. Market Introduction
2.1. Market Definition
2.2. Market Taxonomy
3. Market Viewpoint
3.1. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market
3.2. Value Chain Analysis
3.3. Market Dynamics
3.3.1. Drivers
3.3.2. Restraints
3.3.3. Opportunities
3.3.4. Trends
3.4. Parent/Associated Market Overview
3.4.1. Rigid Plastic Packaging Industry Outlook
3.5. Macro-Economic Overview
3.6. Co-relation Analysis
3.7. Pricing Analysis
3.8. PESTLE Analysis
4. Global Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis By Region
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Region
4.2.1. North America
4.2.2. Latin America
4.2.3. Asia Pacific excluding Japan
4.2.4. Western Europe
4.2.5. Eastern Europe
4.2.6. Japan
4.2.7. Middle East & Africa
4.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Region
4.3.1. North America
4.3.2. Latin America
4.3.3. Asia Pacific excluding Japan
4.3.4. Western Europe
4.3.5. Eastern Europe
4.3.6. Japan
4.3.7. Middle East & Africa
4.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region
5. Global Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis By Product Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Product Type
5.2.1. Boxes & Bins
5.2.2. Trays
5.2.3. Cups
5.2.4. Lids
5.2.5. Thin Wall Pails
5.2.6. Bowls
5.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Product Type
5.3.1. Boxes & Bins
5.3.2. Trays
5.3.3. Cups
5.3.4. Lids
5.3.5. Thin Wall Pails
5.3.6. Bowls
5.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
6. Global Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis By Material Type
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Material Type
6.2.1. Polypropylene (PP)
6.2.2. Polystyrene (PS)
6.2.3. Polyethylene (PE)
6.2.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
6.2.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
6.2.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
6.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Material Type
6.3.1. Polypropylene (PP)
6.3.2. Polystyrene (PS)
6.3.3. Polyethylene (PE)
6.3.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
6.3.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
6.3.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Material Type
7. Global Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis By Manufacturing Technology
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Manufacturing Technology
7.2.1. Thermoformed
7.2.2. Vacuum formed technology
7.2.3. Injection moulded technology
7.2.4. Others
7.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Manufacturing Technology
7.3.1. Thermoformed
7.3.2. Vacuum formed technology
7.3.3. Injection moulded technology
7.3.4. Others
7.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Manufacturing Technology
8. Global Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis By Application Type
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Application Type
8.2.1. Dairy Products
8.2.2. Frozen Food
8.2.3. Fruit & Vegetables
8.2.4. Bakery & Confectionery
8.2.5. Juices & Soups
8.2.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
8.2.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
8.2.8. Pharmaceuticals
8.2.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
8.2.10. Paints, Lubricants & Adhesives
8.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Application Type
8.3.1. Dairy Products
8.3.2. Frozen Food
8.3.3. Fruit & Vegetables
8.3.4. Bakery & Confectionery
8.3.5. Juices & Soups
8.3.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
8.3.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
8.3.8. Pharmaceuticals
8.3.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
8.3.10. Paints, Lubricants & Adhesives
8.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application Type
9. North America Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Country
9.2.1. U.S.
9.2.2. Canada
9.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2017-2027 By Country
9.3.1. U.S.
9.3.2. Canada
9.4. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Product Type
9.4.1. Boxes & Bins
9.4.2. Trays
9.4.3. Cups
9.4.4. Lids
9.4.5. Thin Wall Pails
9.4.6. Bowls
9.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Product Type
9.5.1. Boxes & Bins
9.5.2. Trays
9.5.3. Cups
9.5.4. Lids
9.5.5. Thin Wall Pails
9.5.6. Bowls
9.6. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Material Type
9.6.1. Polypropylene (PP)
9.6.2. Polystyrene (PS)
9.6.3. Polyethylene (PE)
9.6.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
9.6.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
9.6.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
9.7. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Material Type
9.7.1. Polypropylene (PP)
9.7.2. Polystyrene (PS)
9.7.3. Polyethylene (PE)
9.7.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
9.7.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
9.7.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
9.8. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Manufacturing Technology
9.8.1. Thermoformed
9.8.2. Vacuum formed technology
9.8.3. Injection moulded technology
9.8.4. Others
9.9. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Manufacturing Technology
9.9.1. Thermoformed
9.9.2. Vacuum formed technology
9.9.3. Injection moulded technology
9.9.4. Others
9.10. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Application Type
9.10.1. Dairy Products
9.10.2. Frozen Food
9.10.3. Fruit & Vegetables
9.10.4. Bakery & Confectionery
9.10.5. Juices & Soups
9.10.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
9.10.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
9.10.8. Pharmaceuticals
9.10.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
9.10.10. Paints, Lubricants & Adhesives
9.11. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Application Type
9.11.1. Dairy Products
9.11.2. Frozen Food
9.11.3. Fruit & Vegetables
9.11.4. Bakery & Confectionery
9.11.5. Juices & Soups
9.11.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
9.11.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
9.11.8. Pharmaceuticals
9.11.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
9.11.10. Paints, Lubricants & Adhesives
10. Asia Pacific excluding Japan Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Country
10.2.1. China
10.2.2. India
10.2.3. ASEAN
10.2.4. Australia & New Zealand
10.2.5. Rest of Asia Pacific excluding Japan
10.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2017-2027 By Country
10.3.1. China
10.3.2. India
10.3.3. ASEAN
10.3.4. Australia & New Zealand
10.3.5. Rest of Asia Pacific excluding Japan
10.4. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Product Type
10.4.1. Boxes & Bins
10.4.2. Trays
10.4.3. Cups
10.4.4. Lids
10.4.5. Thin Wall Pails
10.4.6. Bowls
10.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Product Type
10.5.1. Boxes & Bins
10.5.2. Trays
10.5.3. Cups
10.5.4. Lids
10.5.5. Thin Wall Pails
10.5.6. Bowls
10.6. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Material Type
10.6.1. Polypropylene (PP)
10.6.2. Polystyrene (PS)
10.6.3. Polyethylene (PE)
10.6.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
10.6.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
10.6.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
10.7. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Material Type
10.7.1. Polypropylene (PP)
10.7.2. Polystyrene (PS)
10.7.3. Polyethylene (PE)
10.7.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
10.7.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
10.7.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
10.8. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Manufacturing Technology
10.8.1. Thermoformed
10.8.2. Vacuum formed technology
10.8.3. Injection moulded technology
10.8.4. Others
10.9. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Manufacturing Technology
10.9.1. Thermoformed
10.9.2. Vacuum formed technology
10.9.3. Injection moulded technology
10.9.4. Others
10.10. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Application Type
10.10.1. Dairy Products
10.10.2. Frozen Food
10.10.3. Fruit & Vegetables
10.10.4. Bakery & Confectionery
10.10.5. Juices & Soups
10.10.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
10.10.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
10.10.8. Pharmaceuticals
10.10.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
10.10.10. Paints, Lubricants & Adhesives
10.11. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Application Type
10.11.1. Dairy Products
10.11.2. Frozen Food
10.11.3. Fruit & Vegetables
10.11.4. Bakery & Confectionery
10.11.5. Juices & Soups
10.11.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
10.11.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
10.11.8. Pharmaceuticals
10.11.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
10.11.10. Paints, Lubricants & Adhesives
11. Western Europe Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Country
11.2.1. Germany
11.2.2. Italy
11.2.3. U.K.
11.2.4. France
11.2.5. Spain
11.2.6. Benelux
11.2.7. Nordic
11.2.8. Rest of Western Europe
11.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2017-2027 By Country
11.3.1. Germany
11.3.2. Italy
11.3.3. U.K.
11.3.4. France
11.3.5. Spain
11.3.6. Benelux
11.3.7. Nordic
11.3.8. Rest of Western Europe
11.4. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Product Type
11.4.1. Boxes & Bins
11.4.2. Trays
11.4.3. Cups
11.4.4. Lids
11.4.5. Thin Wall Pails
11.4.6. Bowls
11.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Product Type
11.5.1. Boxes & Bins
11.5.2. Trays
11.5.3. Cups
11.5.4. Lids
11.5.5. Thin Wall Pails
11.5.6. Bowls
11.6. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Material Type
11.6.1. Polypropylene (PP)
11.6.2. Polystyrene (PS)
11.6.3. Polyethylene (PE)
11.6.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
11.6.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
11.6.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
11.7. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Material Type
11.7.1. Polypropylene (PP)
11.7.2. Polystyrene (PS)
11.7.3. Polyethylene (PE)
11.7.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
11.7.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
11.7.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
11.8. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Manufacturing Technology
11.8.1. Thermoformed
11.8.2. Vacuum formed technology
11.8.3. Injection moulded technology
11.8.4. Others
11.9. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Manufacturing Technology
11.9.1. Thermoformed
11.9.2. Vacuum formed technology
11.9.3. Injection moulded technology
11.9.4. Others
11.10. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Application Type
11.10.1. Dairy Products
11.10.2. Frozen Food
11.10.3. Fruit & Vegetables
11.10.4. Bakery & Confectionery
11.10.5. Juices & Soups
11.10.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
11.10.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
11.10.8. Pharmaceuticals
11.10.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
11.10.10. Paints, Lubricants & Adhesives
11.11. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Application Type
11.11.1. Dairy Products
11.11.2. Frozen Food
11.11.3. Fruit & Vegetables
11.11.4. Bakery & Confectionery
11.11.5. Juices & Soups
11.11.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
11.11.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
11.11.8. Pharmaceuticals
11.11.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
11.11.10. Paints, Lubricants & Adhesives
12. Eastern Europe Thin Wall Plastic Containers Market Analysis
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Country
12.2.1. Russia
12.2.2. Poland
12.2.3. Rest of Eastern Europe
12.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2017-2027 By Country
12.3.1. Russia
12.3.2. Poland
12.3.3. Rest of Eastern Europe
12.4. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Product Type
12.4.1. Boxes & Bins
12.4.2. Trays
12.4.3. Cups
12.4.4. Lids
12.4.5. Thin Wall Pails
12.4.6. Bowls
12.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Product Type
12.5.1. Boxes & Bins
12.5.2. Trays
12.5.3. Cups
12.5.4. Lids
12.5.5. Thin Wall Pails
12.5.6. Bowls
12.6. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Material Type
12.6.1. Polypropylene (PP)
12.6.2. Polystyrene (PS)
12.6.3. Polyethylene (PE)
12.6.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
12.6.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
12.6.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
12.7. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Material Type
12.7.1. Polypropylene (PP)
12.7.2. Polystyrene (PS)
12.7.3. Polyethylene (PE)
12.7.3.1. High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
12.7.3.2. Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
12.7.4. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
12.8. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Manufacturing Technology
12.8.1. Thermoformed
12.8.2. Vacuum formed technology
12.8.3. Injection moulded technology
12.8.4. Others
12.9. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Forecast 2017-2027 By Manufacturing Technology
12.9.1. Thermoformed
12.9.2. Vacuum formed technology
12.9.3. Injection moulded technology
12.9.4. Others
12.10. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Mn Units) Analysis 2012-2016 By Application Type
12.10.1. Dairy Products
12.10.2. Frozen Food
12.10.3. Fruit & Vegetables
12.10.4. Bakery & Confectionery
12.10.5. Juices & Soups
12.10.6. Meat, Seafood & Poultry
12.10.7. Ready-to-Eat Meals
12.10.8. Pharmaceuticals
12.10.9. Personal Care & Cosmetics
12.10.10. Paints, Lubricant

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