The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption will rise at an annual rate of 3.7% from 52.9 million tonnes in 2017 to 63.4 million tonnes in 2022.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 01 Jul 2017
Product format: Hard Copy, Digital Copy
Number of tables: 157
Number of figures: 6
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption will rise at an annual rate of 3.7% from 52.9 million tonnes in 2017 to 63.4 million tonnes in 2022
  • Materials used to produce rigid plastic packaging are valued at $166 billion in 2017 and are forecast to grow across the same period at an annual rate of 3.9% to reach $202 billion
  • The adoption of higher value package formats – including new technology platforms, such as higher barrier rigid packs, and expansion of consumption in transition economies
  • The conclusions are supported by analysis of recent R&D and business activity in the plastic packaging industry, combined with wider consumer, retail and legislative trends.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • Five-year global forecasts covering the entire rigid plastic packaging market to 2022
  • Quantitative description of the rigid plastic packaging market, segmented by polymer type, pack format, production method, end use application and geographic region
  • Over 110 tables and figures illustrate current and future market demand

 What methodology is used?

The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022 is based on an extensive program of primary and secondary research. The primary component involved extensive interviews targeting key personnel from across the value chain for the supply, conversion, and use of rigid plastic packaging.

The secondary research process involved extensive physical investigation of related data sources, including government and trade association data, conference proceedings, company websites and published annual reports. This was combined with Smithers Pira’s existing database on information on the packaging and polymer consumption statistics to deliver a unique level of insight and analysis.  

What will you discover?

  • A comprehensive overview of current and future global demand for rigid plastic packaging
  • In-depth analysis of the major technological changes that will impact global demand across the 2017-2022 period
  • Detailed profiles of the future prospects for different material types, packaging formats, production processes, end-use applications, geographic and key national markets

Who should buy this report?

  • Plastic resin suppliers
  • Packaging equipment manufacturers
  • Plastic packaging converters
  • Brands, retailers and other end users
  • Consultants and analysts 

 

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Chapter 1 Introduction and methodology

  • Introduction
  • Objective
  • Scope & definitions
  • Market segmentation
  • Data
    • Methodology
    • List of abbreviation
    • Exchange rates

Chapter 2 Market drivers and trends for rigid plastic packaging

  • Introduction
  • Market drivers and trends
  • Economic influences
  • Cost and availability of materials
  • Lifestyle and demographic influences
  • Rigid plastics replace traditional packaging materials
  • Rigid plastic packaging challenged by flexibles
  • Sustainable packaging
  • Consumer concerns regarding food waste and food safety
  • Regulatory developments in relation to packaging
    • The rigid plastic packaging supply chain and industry structure
  • Industry supply chain
  • Industry structure

Chapter 3 Cutting-edge technology developments

  • Introduction
  • Barrier solutions
  • Overview
  • Multilayer
  • Monolayer blends
  • Barrier coating
  • Barrier technology developments for rigid plastic packaging
    • Food and drink processing technologies
  • Hot-fill
  • Aseptic cold filling
  • High-pressure processing
    • Downsizing / light-weighting
    • Processing machinery developments
    • Resin formulation developments for rigid packaging
    • Bio-based plastic materials
  • Bio-based polyethylene
  • Bio-based PET
  • Polyethylene furanoate (PEF)
    • Compression blow moulding
    • Digital direct printing

Chapter 4 Rigid plastic packaging material markets

  • Introduction
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Expanded polystyrene (EPS)
  • Others rigid plastic materials
  • Polyamide (PA)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN)              
  • PMMA
  • Styrene acrylonitrile (SAN)
  • Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH)
  • Polyvinylidene chloride
  • Polyurethane foam
  • Bioplastics

Chapter 5 Rigid plastic packaging pack formats

  • Introduction
  • Bottles and jars
  • Trays and containers
  • Tubs and pots
  • Others rigid plastic formats
  • Blister packs
  • Plastic rigid intermediate bulk containers and drums
  • Plastic pails
  • Plastic pallets and crates
  • Rigid plastic tubes
  • Plastic beer kegs

Chapter 6 Rigid plastic packaging production processes

  • Introduction
  • Blow moulding
  • Injection moulding
  • Thermoforming       
  • Form-fill-seal
  • Other production process
  • Foam extrusion
  • Vacuum forming
  • Calendering

Chapter 7 Rigid plastic packaging – end-use markets

  • Introduction
  • Fresh food
  • Frozen food
  • Chilled food
  • Dried food
  • Ready meals
  • Baked goods
  • Savoury snacks
  • Dairy products
  • Confectionary
  • Hot beverages
  • Other food (human)
  • Pet food
  • Drinks
  • Healthcare
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Household care               
  • Other consumer products
  • Industrial

Chapter 8 Geographic markets for rigid plastic packaging

  • Introduction
  • Western Europe
    • Economic background
    • Rigid plastic packaging market forecast
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Economic background
    • Rigid plastic packaging market forecast
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • North America
    • Economic background
    • Rigid plastic packaging market forecast
    • US
    • Other North America (Canada and Mexico)
  • South and Central America
    • Economic background
    • Rigid plastic packaging market forecast
    • Brazil
    • Other South and Central America
  • Asia
    • Economic background
    • Rigid plastic packaging market forecast
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Other Asia
  • Rest of the world
    • Economic background
    • Rigid plastic packaging market forecast
    • Turkey         
    • Other countries        

Tables and Figures

List of Figures

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption, percentage share by geographic region, 2017

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption, percentage share by end-use sector, 2017

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption, percentage share by material, 2017

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption, percentage share by pack format, 2017

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption, percentage share by production process, 2017        

European rigid plastic packaging prices, March 2015 – February 2017 (€/tonne)

List of Tables

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Exchange rates to the US dollar (=$1), 2012-22

Rigid plastic packaging: summary of key market drivers and trends to 2022

World growth projections by country and region, 2015-17, GDP, % change

Population of major world economies, 2012-21 (millions of people)

Leading world rigid plastic packaging converters, 2017

Major rigid plastic packaging mergers and acquisitions, 2015-2017

Rigid plastic packaging – technology developments to 2022

Current barrier technologies for rigid plastic packaging, 2017

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Polyethylene: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Polyethylene terephthalate: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Polypropylene: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Polystyrene: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

PVC: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Expanded polystyrene: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other rigid plastic packaging materials: global consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by pack format, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Bottles and jars: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Trays and containers: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Tubs and pots: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other rigid plastic packaging formats: global consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Blow moulding: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Injection moulding: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Thermoforming: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Form-fill-seal: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other production processes: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Fresh food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Frozen food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Chilled food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Dried food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Ready meals: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Baked goods: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Savory snacks: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Dairy products: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Confectionery: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Hot beverages: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other human food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Pet food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Drinks: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Healthcare: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Cosmetics and personal care: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Household care: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other consumer products: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Industrial: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Global rigid plastic packaging sales by region, 2012-2022 ($ million)

Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging by packaging product, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging by production process, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

France: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

France: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

France: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

France: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Germany: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Germany: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Germany: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Germany: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Italy: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Italy: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Italy: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Italy: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Spain: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Spain: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Spain: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Spain: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

UK: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

UK: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

UK: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

UK: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other Western Europe: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Other Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Other Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging by production process, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging by packaging product, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Poland: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Poland: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Poland: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Poland: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Russia: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Russia: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Russia: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Russia: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Ukraine: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Other Eastern Europe: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Ukraine: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Other Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Other Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

North America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

North America: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

North America: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

North America: rigid plastic packaging by packaging product, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

North America: rigid plastic packaging by production process, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

US: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

US: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

US: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

US: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other North America: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Other North America: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Other North America: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other North America: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging by production process, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging by packaging product, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Brazil: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Brazil: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Brazil: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Brazil: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other South & Central America: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Other South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Other South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Asia: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Asia: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Asia: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Asia: rigid plastic packaging by packaging product, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Asia: rigid plastic packaging by production process, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

China: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

China: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

China: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

China: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

India: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

India: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

India: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

India: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Japan: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Japan: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Japan: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Japan: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other Asia: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Other Asia: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Other Asia: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other Asia: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Rest of the world: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Rest of the world: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Rest of the world: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Rest of the world: rigid plastic packaging by packaging product, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Rest of the world: rigid plastic packaging by production process, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Turkey: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Turkey: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Turkey: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Turkey: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other countries: economic and demographic data, 2012-2022

Other countries: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2012-2022

Other countries: rigid plastic packaging by material, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)

Other countries: rigid plastic packaging by end-use sector, 2012-2022 (000 tonnes)