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Global Returnable Packaging Market 2017-2021

Global Returnable Packaging Market 2017-2021

About Returnable Packaging

Packaging refers to the technology of enclosing a product for distribution, storage, use, and sale. Containers refer to a package in which products are sold or stored. Containers and packaging products can be manufactured using a number of raw materials such as plastic, wood, metal, glass, paper, and fiber.Returnable packaging includes reusable containers, pallets, barrels, hand-held containers, drums, racks, dunnage, and others that include intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) to enable vendors and industrial customers in the global returnable packaging market to efficiently and safely transport products across the supply chain. Reusable packaging is mainly used by processors/manufacturers and their suppliers or customers in organized supply chains with firmly managed shipping loops. This packaging is made from durable materials such as plastic, metal, and wood, and are designed to cater to the rough handling conditions of a typical logistics system.Technavio’s analysts forecast the global returnable packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 7.05% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global returnable packaging market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors through the sales of various plastic returnable packaging products.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe and ROW
  • North America
Technavio's report, Global Returnable Packaging Market 2017-2021, 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
  • IFCO SYSTEMS
  • KUEHNE + NAGEL
  • RPS
  • Schoeller Allibert
  • SSI SCHAEFER
Other prominent vendors
  • 1stWebbing
  • Amatech
  • Buckhorn
  • CHEP International
  • ECOPAC
  • European Logistics Management
  • Foxwood
  • FREE PACK NET
  • Green Peas Solutions
  • Greif
  • Kite Packaging
  • LINPAC
  • mjsolpac
  • PHS Teacrate
  • Polymer Logistics
  • PPS Midlands
  • Qualpack
  • RTP Materials Handling
  • Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Viscount Plastics Pty
  • WEIR & CARMICHAEL
Market driver
  • Globalization and international trade
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High initial investment and operational cost
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Use of biodegradable alternatives
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 Releases

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Returnable Packaging Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global returnable packaging market: IFCO SYSTEMS, KUEHNE + NAGEL, RPS, Schoeller Allibert, and SSI SCHAEFER

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 1stWebbing, Amatech, Buckhorn, CHEP International, ECOPAC, European Logistics Management, Foxwood, FREE PACK NET, Green Peas Solutions, Greif, Kite Packaging, LINPAC, mjsolpac, PHS Teacrate, Polymer Logistics, PPS Midlands, Qualpack, RTP Materials Handling, Rehrig Pacific Company, Viscount Plastics Pty, and WEIR & CARMICHAEL.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Use of biodegradable alternatives. Returnable packaging such as pallets, bulk boxes, barrels, and plastic drums are the vital packaging materials for the bulk shipment of various types of goods, such as food and beverages, chemicals and pharmaceutical items. Plastic returnable packaging materials are usually made up of polyethylene or polypropylene. However, concerns associated with these materials such as landfill waste dumping and pollution have paved the way for use of biodegradable alternatives as raw materials. The first-generation biodegradable materials were a cross between plastics and starch.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Globalization and international trade. Innovative progressions in the global returnable packaging market and increased liberalization in the global trade market have reduced the cost of industrial transportation and driven the export and import activities. Many emerging economies such as China, Russia, Brazil, and India are changing their patterns of trade and investments. Returnable packaging such as bulk boxes, sleeve packs, and plastic drums are widely used in the transportation of consumer goods in national, trans-border, and worldwide cargo.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High initial investment and operational cost. The initial capital investment required to adopt a returnable packaging system is higher than traditional disposable packaging system. For instance, disposable packaging products are cheaper than returnable packaging products because of the high rental and procurement costs of the latter products. Initial investment depends on the length of the shipment transit value chain, which includes the total time involved in shipping the container to the transporter's place; in shipment transit at the receiver's place; and in return shipment, which also includes any cleaning and sorting processes in the entire shipment procedure. The shorter the shipment line, the lesser the investment. Shipping line cycles with slight variation are better, as there will not be any need for extra inventory of containers to cover the demand for peak seasons.

Companies Mentioned

IFCO SYSTEMS, KUEHNE + NAGEL, RPS, Schoeller Allibert, SSI SCHAEFER, 1stWebbing, Amatech, Buckhorn, CHEP International, ECOPAC, European Logistics Management, Foxwood, FREE PACK NET, Green Peas Solutions, Greif, Kite Packaging, LINPAC, mjsolpac, PHS Teacrate, Polymer Logistics, PPS Midlands, Qualpack, RTP Materials Handling, Rehrig Pacific Company, Viscount Plastics Pty, and WEIR & CARMICHAEL.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global returnable packaging market overview
      • Table Green packaging supply chain
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global returnable packaging market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Circulation methods of the global returnable packaging market
      • Table Process of closed loop system
      • Table Process in open loop system
      • Table Process of pooling system
      • Table Industrial common pallet pooling system
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Global returnable packaging market by product type
      • Table Diverse types of returnable packaging products
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by product type 2016-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by product type 2017-2021 (YoY growth rate)
    • Global returnable packaging market by containers
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by containers 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global returnable packaging market by pallets
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by pallets 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global returnable packaging market by drums and barrels
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by drums and barrels 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global returnable packaging market by support products
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by support products 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global returnable packaging market by others
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by others 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global returnable packaging market by geography
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by geography 2017-2021 (YoY growth rate)
      • Table Global returnable packaging market by geography 2016-2021 (% revenue)
    • Returnable packaging market in North America
      • Table Returnable packaging market in North America 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Returnable packaging market in Europe
      • Table Returnable packaging market in Europe 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Returnable packaging market in APAC
      • Table Returnable packaging market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Returnable packaging market in the ROW
      • Table Returnable packaging market in the ROW 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision Framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global trade merchandise exports 2009-2015 ($ trillions)
      • Table Global trade merchandise imports 2009-2015 ($ trillions)
      • Table Crude oil price July 2013-April 2017 ($ per barrel)
      • Table Growth in the sales of the global packaged food 2014-2018 ($ trillions)
      • Table Global chemical industry 2010-2015 ($ billions)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Use of biodegradable alternatives
    • Increased customization and investment in R&D
    • Enhancing brand image
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Competitive scenario
    • IFCO SYSTEMS
      • Table IFCO SYSTEMS: Product categories
      • Table IFCO SYSTEMS: Key product offerings
    • KUEHNE + NAGEL
      • Table KUEHNE + NAGEL: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table KUEHNE + NAGEL: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • RPS
      • Table RPS: Product segmentation
    • Schoeller Allibert
      • Table Schoeller Allibert: Product categories
      • Table Schoeller Allibert: Key product offerings
    • SSI SCHAEFER
      • Table SSI SCHAEFER: Product segmentation
      • Table SSI SCHAEFER: Key product offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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