Demand for rigid bulk packaging will rise 3.9 percent yearly to $7.0 billion in 2017. RIBCs and material handling containers will grow the fastest. Chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and plastic, rubber and fiber markets will drive advances in the dominant nondurables segment. Plastic will log the fastest gains by material.This study analyzes the $5.7 billion US rigid bulk packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material (plastic, steel, paperboard and wood panels), product (e.g., drums, pails, materials handling containers, bulk boxes, RIBCs) 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 32 industry players, Greif, BWAY, and Mauser.
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