Global Analysis of Industrial Bulk Packaging Market, Forecast to 2026

Global Analysis of Industrial Bulk Packaging Market, Forecast to 2026

Inclination Toward Sustainable Offerings, Coupled with Rising Demand for Value-added Products, to Steer the Market Growth

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Conventional industrial bulk packaging products, such as steel and plastic drums, are touted as classic workhorses for storage and transport of a broad range of industrial products across a diverse set of industries. The overall growth in economic activity and industrial output has strongly influenced the growth in the global industrial bulk packaging market. Moreover, prominent Mega Trends, coupled with evolving regulatory and customer requirements, continue to impact the selection, use, reuse, and disposal of such products. A study on the market for key industrial packaging products, thus, assumes significance.

This study is an attempt to quantify the sales of a select set of industrial bulk packaging products and to gauge the level of impact that the market developments, tightening regulatory scenario, and shifting consumer preferences are expected to have on the demand for such products over the next seven years. The study quantifies the sales volume and the corresponding revenue for individual product types across applications within each of the considered regional segments. Moreover, the study also focuses on quantifying the consumption of materials used in production of the considered set of products and indicates the corresponding revenue from 2016 to 2026.

The scope of the study includes the industrial bulk packaging market–based product types such as 55-gallon steel drums, 55-gallon plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), and flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs). While first three of the aforementioned products compose the rigid packaging segment, the latter is a form of flexible packaging. Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum & lubricants, paints & coatings, food & beverages, and others are the key application-based segments considered for rigid type of packaging products, whereas FIBCs are used for products in solid, granular, or powder forms in chemicals & minerals, construction, food, agroproducts, and pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, polypropylene, high–molecular weight, high-density polyethylene (HM-HDPE), and steel are the key materials used in production of the considered set of offerings. The study quantifies the consumption of each of these material types for individual product types on the basis of a robust methodology comprising analysis of the regional supply of such products as well as uptake of materials per product.

A favorable, long-term, macroeconomic, and industrial production outlook should augur well for growth in the demand for industrial chemicals, bulk food & beverages, agrochemicals, building and construction products, and pharmaceuticals. However, the ever-rising sustainability concerns; stringent regulations; and tightening environmental, health, and safety standards have created an exigent need for greener, safer, and sustainable alternatives. While cost and proximity to customers continue to be among the primary factors influencing the purchase decision, a significant rise in preference for reusable packaging products means that industry incumbents must focus on developing efficacious alternatives. In terms of product types, with their strong advantages over other conventional industrial packaging products, especially for chemicals and bulk liquids transport, coupled with growing customer preference, the IBCs have been assuming a focal point in the rigid industrial packaging products and services segment. In terms of applications, the chemicals and petrochemicals industry accounts for over 50% to 75% (depending on the type of product) of the total demand for industrial packaging products.

Life cycle analysis studies on industrial packaging products, such as drums and IBCs, suggest that reconditioning such products or using post-consumer recyclates (PCR) resin–based plastic products substantially reduces the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over the entire product life cycle. For instance, reconditioning a 55-gallon open-head steel drum can achieve reduced emissions by nearly 61% compared to manufacturing the same type of new steel drum. However, while reconditioning appears to be the natural choice, the lack of a well-developed global network of reconditioning facilities is hindering the ability to reduce emissions and offset the carbon footprint. The market for industrial bulk packaging products continues to be characterized by a handful of large global participants and several small to medium-sized participants, highly standardized designs, and relatively lower differentiation, thus ensuing strong competition and narrow margins. Accordingly, to sustain and/or strengthen their market share, manufacturers must offer value-added products with more functionality coupled with unmatched customer service. Accordingly, the growing demand from sensitive applications such as food & beverages and pharmaceuticals is expected to offer significant growth avenues over the forecast period. Moreover, the leading global market participants are strengthening their footprint in both manufacturing and reconditioning businesses by expansions as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Frost & Sullivan analysis indicates that the global industrial bulk packaging market is slated to register a moderate single-digit growth of about 5.3% in terms of unit shipment over the next seven years. The study analyzes the current market size in terms of volumes and revenues based on the weighted average prices of products in the marketplace. It also presents a seven-year growth forecast (CAGR) for the segments under consideration.

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Table of Contents

Key Findings

Strategic Factsheet

Market Engineering Measurements

CEO’s Perspective

Tentative Segmentation

Market Definitions

Market Definitions (continued)

Market Definitions (continued)

Market Definitions (continued)

Market Definitions (continued)

Market Definitions—Geographic Scope

Key Questions this Study will Answer

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region

Market Snapshot—Product Mix and Material Consumption Share

Introduction

Methodology Overview

Industrial Bulk Packaging Products Overview

Market Trends

Market Trends (continued)

Market Trends (continued)

Market Trends (continued)

Market Trends (continued)

Market Trends (continued)

Market Drivers

Drivers Explained

Drivers Explained (continued)

Drivers Explained (continued)

Drivers Explained (continued)

Market Restraints

Restraints Explained

Restraints Explained (continued)

Restraints Explained (continued)

Restraints Explained (continued)

Market Engineering Measurements

Forecast Assumptions

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Type

Attractiveness Analysis by Product Type

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region

Unit Shipment Forecast by Region

Percent Revenue Forecast by Region

Revenue Forecast by Region

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region

Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Percent Revenue Forecast by Material Type

Revenue Forecast by Material Type

Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion by Material Type—Steel

Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion by Material Type—HDPE

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Material Type—PP (FIBCs)

Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type

Unit Shipment Forecast by Region—Material Type

Competitive Environment

Market Share

Market Share Analysis

Competitive Environment

Growth Opportunity 1—Capacity Expansion and Strengthening Footprint Across Geographies

Growth Opportunity 2—Sustainability & Closed-loop Approach: Reconditioning

Growth Opportunity 3—Identification and Focus on High-margin, Attractive Segments

Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

Dynamic SWOT Analysis

Value Chain

Value Chain Participants (non-exhaustive list)

Value Chain Description

Product Matrix

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application

Unit Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Revenue Forecast by Application

Revenue Forecast by Application

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application

Attractiveness Analysis by Application

Competitive Environment

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application

Unit Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Revenue Forecast by Application

Revenue Forecast by Application

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application

Attractiveness Analysis by Application

Competitive Environment

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application

Unit Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Revenue Forecast by Application

Revenue Forecast by Application

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application

Attractiveness Analysis by Application

Competitive Environment

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application

Unit Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Revenue Forecast by Application

Revenue Forecast by Application

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application

Attractiveness Analysis by Application

Competitive Environment

Market Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast by Product Type

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Subregion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—Rigid Products

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—FIBCs Segment

Competitive Environment

Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Types

Revenue Forecast by Material Type

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Material Type

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Competitive Environment

Market Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast by Product Type

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Subregion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—Rigid Products

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—FIBCs Segment

Competitive Environment

Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Revenue Forecast by Material Types

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Material Type

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Competitive Environment

Market Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast by Product Type

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Subregion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—Rigid Products

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—FIBCs Segment

Competitive Environment

Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Revenue Forecast by Material Types

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Competitive Environment

Market Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast by Product Type

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—Rigid Products

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—FIBCs Segment

Competitive Environment

Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Revenue Forecast by Material Types

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Competitive Environment

Market Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast by Product Type

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Subregion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—Rigid Products

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application—FIBCs Segment

Competitive Environment

Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Revenue Forecast by Material Type

Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Material Type

Competitive Environment

The Last Word—3 Big Predictions

Legal Disclaimer

Market Engineering Methodology

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

Learn More—Next Steps

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Conventional industrial bulk packaging products, such as steel and plastic drums, are touted as classic workhorses for storage and transport of a broad range of industrial products across a diverse set of industries. The overall growth in economic activity and industrial output has strongly influenced the growth in the global industrial bulk packaging market. Moreover, prominent Mega Trends, coupled with evolving regulatory and customer requirements, continue to impact the selection, use, reuse, and disposal of such products. A study on the market for key industrial packaging products, thus, assumes significance. This study is an attempt to quantify the sales of a select set of industrial bulk packaging products and to gauge the level of impact that the market developments, tightening regulatory scenario, and shifting consumer preferences are expected to have on the demand for such products over the next seven years. The study quantifies the sales volume and the corresponding revenue for individual product types across applications within each of the considered regional segments. Moreover, the study also focuses on quantifying the consumption of materials used in production of the considered set of products and indicates the corresponding revenue from 2016 to 2026. The scope of the study includes the industrial bulk packaging market–based product types such as 55-gallon steel drums, 55-gallon plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), and flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs). While first three of the aforementioned products compose the rigid packaging segment, the latter is a form of flexible packaging. Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum & lubricants, paints & coatings, food & beverages, and others are the key application-based segments considered for rigid type of packaging products, whereas FIBCs are used for products in solid, granular, or powder forms in chemicals & minerals, construction, food, agroproducts, and pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, polypropylene, high–molecular weight, high-density polyethylene (HM-HDPE), and steel are the key materials used in production of the considered set of offerings. The study quantifies the consumption of each of these material types for individual product types on the basis of a robust methodology comprising analysis of the regional supply of such products as well as uptake of materials per product. A favorable, long-term, macroeconomic, and industrial production outlook should augur well for growth in the demand for industrial chemicals, bulk food & beverages, agrochemicals, building and construction products, and pharmaceuticals. However, the ever-rising sustainability concerns; stringent regulations; and tightening environmental, health, and safety standards have created an exigent need for greener, safer, and sustainable alternatives. While cost and proximity to customers continue to be among the primary factors influencing the purchase decision, a significant rise in preference for reusable packaging products means that industry incumbents must focus on developing efficacious alternatives. In terms of product types, with their strong advantages over other conventional industrial packaging products, especially for chemicals and bulk liquids transport, coupled with growing customer preference, the IBCs have been assuming a focal point in the rigid industrial packaging products and services segment. In terms of applications, the chemicals and petrochemicals industry accounts for over 50% to 75% (depending on the type of product) of the total demand for industrial packaging products. Life cycle analysis studies on industrial packaging products, such as drums and IBCs, suggest that reconditioning such products or using post-consumer recyclates (PCR) resin–based plastic products substantially reduces the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over the entire product life cycle. For instance, reconditioning a 55-gallon open-head steel drum can achieve reduced
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