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US Rigid Bulk Packaging Market

Nondurable goods markets key to overall demand gainsNondurable goods markets comprised over 80 percent of demand in 2012. Among these markets, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and plastic, rubber, and fiber will experience the fastest gains through 2017. Advances will be driven by heightened manufacturing activity, especially in significant end markets for chemicals, plastic, rubber, and fiber products, such as motor vehicles and construction products. Increased requirements for these basic materials will result in greater demand for packaging used with bulk quantities.

Opportunities in the food and beverage market will benefit from consumer trends such as growing interest in convenient food preparation, which will support demand for a range of bulk ingredients employed in the manufacturing of such foods. The continued economic expansion will stimulate growth in consumer spending, including spending for food eaten or prepared away from home, boosting demand for drums and pails to ship food manufactured and/or distributed to foodservice venues.

Study coverageThis upcoming Freedonia industry study, Rigid Bulk Packaging , is available for $5100. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012 plus forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material, product, and market. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles over 30 industry competitors.

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION x I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4General 4Macroeconomic Outlook 5Demographic Trends 8Manufacturing Outlook 12Packaging Industry Overview 15Paper 18Plastic 18Metal 19Glass & Wood 20Competitive Bulk Packaging 21Historical Market Trends 22Pricing Trends 26Environmental Issues 30Regulatory Considerations 34Transport & Handling 34Other Regulations 37Foreign Trade 38International Activity 40

III. MATERIALS 42General 42Plastic 46Steel 51Paperboard & Wood Panels 55

IV. PRODUCTS 59General 59Drums 63Steel Drums 66Liners & Coating Technologies 69Reconditioning & Recycling 71Markets 73Producers 76Fibre Drums 77Recycling 80Markets 81Producers 84Plastic Drums 85Reconditioning & Recycling 87Markets 89Producers 93Pails 94Plastic Pails 96Markets 99Producers 102Steel Pails 103Markets 106Producers 108Material Handling Containers 109Plastic Material Handling Containers 113Totes 114Crates 116Steel Material Handling Containers 118Markets 120Producers 124Bulk Boxes 127Markets 130Producers 132Rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers 134Plastic Body RIBCs 138Plastic RIBC Producers 141Metal Body RIBCs 143Metal RIBC Producers 145Other RIBCs 146Producers of Other RIBCs 149Markets 150

V. MARKETS 154General 154Nondurable Goods 157Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals 159Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook 160Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Type 163Drums 166Pails 168RIBCs & Other 169Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand by Chemical Type 170Industrial Chemicals 172Pharmaceuticals 175Paints & Coatings 178Detergents & Cleaners 181Agricultural Chemicals 183Other Chemicals 186Food & Beverages 189Food & Beverage Industry Outlook 190Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand 192Pails 194Bulk Boxes 195Drums 196Material Handling Containers 197RIBCs 197Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber 198Plastic, Rubber, & Fiber Outlook 198Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand 200Petroleum & Lubricants 203Petroleum & Lubricant Outlook 203Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand 205Agricultural & Horticultural Products 208Agricultural & Horticultural Industry Outlook 209Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand 213Durable Goods 216Durable Goods Outlook 217Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand 218Other Markets 221

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 225General 225Industry Composition 226Market Share 229Acquisitions & Divestitures 235Competitive Strategies 240Manufacturing & Development 242Marketing 244Distribution 248Cooperative Agreements 249Company Profiles 250Akro-Mils, see Myers IndustriesAWP Industries, see Nashville Wire ProductsManufacturingBerenfield Containers Incorporated 252Berry Plastics Corporation 254Bonar Plastics, see Snyder IndustriesBuckhorn, see Myers IndustriesBurbank Barrel and Drum, see MAUSERBWAY Corporation 256Chem-Tainer Industries Incorporated 259Cleveland Steel Container Corporation 261Colorado Container, see Packaging of AmericaCorrChoice, see GreifField Packaging Group, see Packaging of AmericaGeneral Steel Drum, see Myers Container Georgia-Pacific, see Koch IndustriesGreif Incorporated 264Hedwin Corporation 269Hoover Materials Handling Group Incorporated 271IBC North America Incorporated 273Infinity Packaging, see Cleveland Steel ContainerInternational Paper Company 275IPL Incorporated 278Koch Industries Incorporated 280Letica Corporation 282LINPAC Group Limited 283Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Incorporated 284Macro Plastics Incorporated 285MAUSER AG 287Menasha Corporation 292Mid South Packaging, see Rock-TennMolded Fiber Glass Companies 295Myers Container LLC 297Myers Industries Incorporated 298Nashville Wire Products Manufacturing Company 302North American Container Corporation 304North Coast Container Corporation 305Norton Packaging Incorporated 306ORBIS, see MenashaPackaging Corporation of America 307Packaging Materials, see Packaging of AmericaPipeline Packaging, see Cleveland Steel ContainerPlastic Enterprises, see IPLProtexic, see Sonoco ProductsRock-Tenn Company 310Schoeller Allibert Limited 312SCHÜTZ GmbH & Company KGaA 314Sharpsville Container Corporation 317Smurfit-Stone Container, see Rock-TennSnyder Industries Incorporated 318Sonoco Products Company 323Tegrant, see Sonoco ProductsTemple-Inland, see International PaperThermoSafe, see Sonoco ProductsVaricon Solutions, see MAUSERAdditional Companies in the Rigid Bulk Packaging Industry 326


1 Macroeconomic Indicators 82 Population & Households 123 Manufacturers' Shipments 154 Packaging Supply & Demand 175 Rigid Bulk Packaging Market, 2002-2012 256 Rigid Bulk Packaging Prices 307 Foreign Trade in Rigid Bulk Packaging 40

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