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Global HDPE Packaging Market 2016-2020

Global HDPE Packaging Market 2016-2020

About HDPE

HDPE packaging is used in industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods. Its properties of stiffness, moldability, and chemical resistance make it suitable for use in making various types of packaging including bottles, containers, cartons, bags, and others. Almost 70% of HDPE produced is used in packaging, both flexible and rigid. Its inert nature and ability to preserve products for long periods of time make it a popular choice in the food and beverage sector. The material also allows for easy printing, which is an important criterion for product promotion.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global HDPE packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 4.86% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global HDPE packaging market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the volume of HDPE used in the packaging sector by vendors.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global HDPE Packaging Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Amcor
  • Bemis
  • Berry Plastics
  • Sealed Air
  • Sonoco
Other prominent vendors
  • Constantia Flexibles
  • Coveris
  • Daibochi Plastic
  • DS Smith
  • Flextrus
  • Graham Packaging
  • Greiner Packaging
  • Huhtamaki
  • LINPAC
  • Man Luen
  • Nampak Plastics
  • Printpack
  • Resilux
  • Rexam
  • Reynolds
  • RPC
  • Serioplast
  • Silgan
  • Winpak
  • Wipak
Market driver
  • Reduced cost of procuring raw materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Improper procurement channels and shortage of raw materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Improvement in moisture and oxygen barrier properties in HDPE films through innovation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global HDPE Packaging Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global HDPE packaging market: Amcor, Bemis, Berry Plastics, Sealed Air, and Sonoco.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Constantia Flexibles, Coveris¸ Daibochi Plastic, DS Smith, Flextrus¸ Graham Packaging, Greiner Packaging, Huhtamaki, LINPAC, Man Luen, Nampak Plastics¸ Printpack, Resilux¸ Rexam¸ Reynolds¸ RPC¸ Serioplast, Silgan¸ Winpak, and Wipak.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Cost saving by the Americas and Europe through sourcing of HDPE resins will be a key trend for market growth. The primary parent products for the production of HDPE are crude oil and natural gas. Natural gas is the main raw material used in HDPE production in Europe and North America, whereas crude oil is the main raw material used in other parts of the world. This is because the ease of availability of different raw materials differs across regions. Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are expected to have a high production rate of HDPE of above 5% during the forecast period. Therefore, these regions will be the main source of raw materials for other regions.”

According to the report, product differentiation using HDPE will be a key driver for market growth. PET is the primary substitute for HDPE in the packaging market. Over 70% of plastic water bottles are made of PET. However, despite low cost and more transparency, PET has one major disadvantage: PET packaging products are not available in many colors. HDPE packaging is available in different colors and thus helps in product differentiation. The colors of the packaging products increase the aesthetic value of the products and draw the attention of the consumer resulting in more sales.

Further, the report states that improper procurement channels and shortage of raw materials will be a challenge for the market. There has been a shortage in the supply of plastic in the packaging market, resulting in inconvenience and loss for vendors. In 2015, there were more than 31 instances of supply contract breaches by leading manufacturers of polymers in Europe. This resulted in the supply of only 78% of the raw materials required in the packaging market, causing losses for vendors in the market. Information on the shortage was intimated to the vendors with a very short notice period, leaving them with few and costly alternatives.

Companies Mentioned

Amcor, Bemis, Berry Plastics, Sealed Air, Sonoco, Constantia Flexibles, Coveris¸ Daibochi Plastic, DS Smith, Flextrus¸ Graham Packaging, Greiner Packaging, Huhtamaki, LINPAC, Man Luen, Nampak Plastics¸ Printpack, Resilux¸ Rexam¸ Reynolds¸ RPC¸ Serioplast, Silgan¸ Winpak, and Wipak.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Countries covered in different geographies
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Use of HDPE 2015 (% volume)
      • Table HDPE cycle
      • Table Properties of various types of polyethylene
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market 2015-2020 (million tons)
      • Table HDPE use in rigid and flexible packaging by volume
      • Table HDPE and HDPE bottles price from 2008 to 2015 (dollars per ton)
      • Table HDPE pallet life cycle
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Global HDPE packaging market by end-users
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market by end-users 2015-2020 (growth rate)
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market share by end-users 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Global HDPE packaging market in beverage industry
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market in beverage industry 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Global HDPE packaging market in consumer goods industry
      • Table GDP growth rate of different country groups 2006-2015
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market in consumer goods industry 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Global HDPE packaging market in food industry
      • Table Global packaged food market 2015-2020 ($ trillions)
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market in food industry 2015-2020 (million tons)
      • Table Expected world population by 2050 (billions)
    • Global HDPE packaging market in pharmaceutical industry
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market in pharmaceutical industry 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Global HDPE packaging market in other industries
      • Table Global HDPE packaging market in other industries 2015-2020 (million tons)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global HDPE packaging market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global HDPE packaging market by geography 2015-2020 (growth rate)
      • Table Segmentation of global HDPE packaging market by geography 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • HDPE packaging market in APAC
      • Table HDPE packaging market in APAC 2015-2020 (million tons)
      • Table Annual growth rate of GDP in leading countries in APAC
    • HDPE packaging market in Americas
      • Table HDPE packaging market in Americas 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • HDPE packaging market in EMEA
      • Table HDPE packaging market in EMEA 2015-2020 (million tons)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Plastic production in Europe (Production index: 2010 = 100)
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Region-wise HDPE production capacity (% of total volume)
    • Table Cost-saving opportunities from importing of HDPE resins during forecast period
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Amcor
      • Table Amcor: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Amcor: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Bemis
      • Table Bemis: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Bemis: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Berry Plastics
      • Table Berry Plastics: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Sealed Air
      • Table Sealed Air: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Sealed Air: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Sonoco
      • Table Sonoco: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Sonoco: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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