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Global Molded Plastic Packaging Market 2016-2020

About Molded Plastic Packaging

Plastics that can be molded into various sizes and shapes or forms are classified as molded plastics. Injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, and extrusion molding are the different types of technologies used in the production of molded plastic products. The major categories of plastics used for such productions include PE, PP, polystyrene, and PVC. Molded plastics are used in a wide range of sectors like packaging, consumables and electronics, and automotive and transportation. Molded plastics are preferred over other forms of packaging because of their certain physical and chemical properties, which make them ideal packaging materials. They are tough, durable, lightweight, easy to transport, and are not brittle like glass. In addition, the cost per unit of production is low in case of molded plastics, which find a wide variety of applications.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global molded plastic packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 5.07%, in terms of revenue, during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global molded plastic packaging market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the sales of molded plastic packaging products by vendors operating in the market. The report also includes information on the market's size in terms of the volume consumption of different plastic materials or resins, which are used to manufacture various molded plastic packaging products.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Molded Plastic 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
  • Alpha Packaging
  • APEX Plastics
  • Plastipak
  • Sidel
  • Silgan
Other prominent vendors
  • First American Plastic
  • Graham Packaging
  • Hassan Plas Packaging
  • HTI Plastics
  • LINPAC Group
  • R&D Molders
  • Resilux
  • RPC Group
  • Sonoco
  • Streamline Plastic
Market driver
  • Increased demand for plastic containers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Stringent government regulations
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing demand from APAC
  • 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 Molded Plastic Packaging Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global molded plastic packaging market: Alpha Packaging, APEX Plastics, Plastipak, Sidel, and Silgan.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: First American Plastic, Graham Packaging, Hassan Plas Packaging, HTI Plastics, LINPAC Group, R&D Molders, Resilux, RPC, Sonoco, and Streamline Plastic.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Increased adoption of lightweight rigid plastics will be a key trend for market growth. Lightweight packaging materials are increasingly gaining popularity among customers. The need for a reduction in transportation and carriage costs, leading to increased profitability, has become one of the prime focus areas. The unit cost of production can be lowered by 80% in the face of rising raw material costs, and this cost benefit can be passed onto the end-user. For example, in 2013, Amcor launched a lightweight 64-ounce hot-fill PET bottle using its Powerblock 3.0 technology, which was 13.2% lighter than the regular bottle. Plastican, now acquired by BWAY, launched a lightweight five-gallon rigid plastic container for industrial and consumer markets offering 19% better weight per gallon of storage.”

According to the report, growing packaging industry will be a key driver for market growth. The growth of the global packaging industry will be the major driving force behind the growth of the global plastic packaging products during the forecast period. With an increase in consumer spending and growing urbanization, the packaging industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast. The demand for rigid plastic packaging will increase for household and industrial products. The demand for plastic packaging is also increasing from the medical industry.

Further, the report states that volatility in raw material prices will be a challenge for market growth. Raw materials used for the production of moulded plastics are resins and petrochemicals. The prices of these raw materials are dependent on the price of crude oil. An increase in the volatility of the price of crude oil in the international market is a major challenge for vendors operating in the global moulded plastics market; they face uncertain procurement costs and a decrease in profit margins. Moreover, the depleting crude oil resources will also contribute to an increase in raw material prices. Thus, volatile raw material prices restrict the growth of the global moulded plastic packaging market.

Companies Mentioned

Alpha Packaging, APEX Plastics, Plastipak, Sidel, Silgan, First American Plastic, Graham Packaging, Hassan Plas Packaging, HTI Plastics, LINPAC Group, R&D Molders, Resilux, RPC, Sonoco, Streamline Plastic.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation materials
    • Table Market attractiveness by material type
    • Global molded plastic packaging market by materials
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market by materials 2015 and 2020 (volume %)
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market by materials 2015-2020 (volume %)
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market by materials 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global molded PET plastic packaging market
      • Table Global molded PET plastic packaging market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
      • Table Physical properties of PET
    • Global molded PE plastic packaging market
      • Table Global molded PE plastic packaging market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global molded PP plastic packaging market
      • Table Global molded PP plastic packaging market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global other molded plastic packaging market
      • Table Global other molded plastic packaging market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global molded plastic packaging market by geography
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market by geography 2015 and 2020 (volume %)
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market by geography 2015-2020 (volume %)
      • Table Global molded plastic packaging market by geography 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
      • Table Five forces analyses by geography
    • Molded plastic packaging market in APAC
      • Table Molded plastic packaging market in APAC 2015-2020 (millions of tons)
    • Molded plastic packaging market in Americas
      • Table Molded plastic packaging market in the Americas 2015-2020 (millions of tons)
    • Molded plastic packaging market in EMEA
      • Table Molded plastic packaging market in EMEA 2015-2020 (millions of tons)
  • Buying criteria
  • Market drivers
    • Increased demand for plastic containers
    • Growing packaging industry
    • Demand from pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector
    • Increase in disposable income of the population in emerging markets
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Stringent government regulations
    • Competition from other forms of packaging
    • Volatility in raw material prices
    • Sustainability concerns regarding PET packaging
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing demand from APAC
    • Popularity of biodegradable rigid plastic packaging
    • Increased adoption of lightweight rigid plastics
    • Shift in focus toward recycling PET
    • Growing medical devices market
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key competitive factors in global molded plastic packaging market
      • Table Key growth strategies adopted by vendors of global molded plastic packaging market
      • Table Key vendor ranking 2015
    • Alpha Packaging
    • APEX Plastics
    • Plastipak
      • Table Plastipak: Technological capabilities
    • Sidel
    • Silgan
      • Table Silgan: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Silgan: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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