US demand for rigid bulk packaging will rise 4.0 percent per year to $7.3 billion in 2018. Rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs) and material handling containers will see the fastest growth, while pails will overtake drums as the largest product segment. Plastic will outpace steel and paperboard to be the fastest growing rigid bulk packaging material.This study analyzes the $6 billion US rigid bulk packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by material (plastic, steel, paperboard, wood panels), product (e.g., drums, pails, bulk boxes, material handling containers, rigid intermediate bulk containers) and market (e.g., chemicals and pharmaceuticals; food and beverages; plastic, rubber and fiber; petroleum and lubricants; agricultural and horticultural products; durable goods).The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 34 industry players, including Greif, BWAY and MAUSER.
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