The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2024

Global rigid plastic packaging consumption is projected at 58.6 million tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to grow during 2019–2024 at an annual rate of 3.5% to 69.8 million tonnes.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 19 Jun 2019
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of tables: Over 170
  • Technical innovation and shifting end-use demands will see value increase at a faster rate of 4.2% across the same period. This will push worldwide value from a projected $181.1 billion in 2019 to $222.4 billion in 2024.
  • Smithers detailed market modelling shows that while rigid plastic packs have previously benefitted from substituting for heavier traditional material types, the segment is now having to react to new challenges around the sustainability of polymer packaging; compete with innovative flexible packaging designs and explore new markets in transition economies.

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Our exclusive content:

  • Global market forecasts for all key formats of rigid plastic packaging across 2014–24 in over 170 data tables and figures
  • Critical analysis of the impact of leading market and technology trends
  • In-depth segmentation by material type, manufacturing process, pack format, end-use, and national market.

What methodology is used?

This comprehensive market study from Smithers Pira draws on an extensive primary and secondary research programme. Primary research is founded on an exclusive series of interviews with key industry figures from across the supply and use chain for rigid plastic packaging.

Secondary research and data modeling involved a series of critically selected information resources including: Smithers Pira’s own market report portfolio and database of information on the packaging and plastics industry; company websites and annual reports; official government statistics, including Eurostat; conference presentations and technical papers; and packaging trade organisation data.

What will you discover?

  • What the key growth segments for rigid plastic packaging will be across the five years to 2024
  • How the push for greater sustainability in packaging will impact market demand for rigid plastic packs
  • The current state of the art in rigid plastic packaging design and manufacturing
  • What future needs for all major plastic packaging base materials will be across the five-year forecast period.

Who should buy this report?

  • Rigid plastic packaging converters
  • Polymer manufacturers and suppliers
  • Retailers and packaging buyers
  • Rigid plastic equipment manufacturers
  • Packaging industry consultants and analysts

table of contents

Executive summary

Introduction and methodology

Introduction

Objectives

Scope & definitions

  • Market segmentation

Data

Methodology

List of abbreviations

Exchange rates

Industry overview, market drivers and trends

Introduction

Market drivers and trends

  • Industry supply chain
  • Economic influences
  • Lifestyle and social influences
  • Demographic influences           
  • The cost and availability of materials
  • Rigid plastics replace traditional packaging materials
  • Rigid plastic packaging challenged by flexibles
  • Sustainable packaging
  • Consumer concern regarding food waste and food safety
  • Regulatory developments for packaging and packaging waste

The rigid plastic packaging supply chain and industry structure

  • Industry supply chain
  • Industry structure

Cutting-edge technology developments

Introduction

Barrier solutions

  • Overview
  • Multilayer
  • Barrier coatings
  • 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 plastic packaging

Chemical recycling technology

Bio-based materials for rigid plastic packaging

  • Bio-based polyethylene
  • Bio-based PET
  • Polyethylene furanoate (PEF)

Compression blow moulding

Digital direct printing

In-mould labelling for thermoformed containers

Rigid plastic packaging material markets 2014–24

Introduction

Polyethylene (PE)

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Polypropylene (PP)

Polystyrene (PS)

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Expanded polystyrene (EPS)

Others rigid plastic packaging materials

  • Bioplastics
  • Polyamide (PA)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN)
  • Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH)
  • Polyvinylidene chloride (PVdC)
  • Polyurethane foam  
  • Polymethylene methacrylate (PMMA)
  • Styrene acrylonitrile (SAN)

Rigid plastic packaging market by pack formats 2014-2024

Introduction

Bottles and jars

Trays and containers

Tubs and pots

Other rigid plastic formats

  • Blister packs
  • Plastic rigid intermediate bulk containers and drums
  • Plastic pails
  • Plastic pallets and crates
  • Rigid plastic tubes
  • Plastic beer kegs

Rigid plastic packaging market by manufacturing process 2014-2024

Introduction

Blow moulding

Injection moulding

Thermoforming

Form-fill-seal

Other production process

  • Foam extrusion
  • Vacuum forming
  • Calendering

Rigid plastic packaging markets by end-use application 2014-2024

Introduction

Fresh food

Frozen food

Chilled food

Dried food

Ready meals

Baked goods

Savoury snacks

Dairy products

Confectionery

Hot beverages

Other (human) food

Pet food

Drinks

Healthcare

Cosmetics and personal care

Household care

Other consumer products

Industrial

Rigid plastic packaging by geographic and national market 2014-2024

Introduction

Western Europe

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Other Western Europe

Eastern Europe

  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Other Eastern Europe

North America

  • US
  • Other North America

South & Central America

  • Brazil
  • Other South & Central America

Asia-Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Other Asia-Pacific countries

Middle East & Africa

  • Turkey
  • Other Middle East and Africa

tables and figures

  • Global rigid plastic consumption by material, percentage share, 2019
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by packaging product, percentage share, 2019
  • Global rigid plastic packaging sales by region, 2014-2024 ($ million)
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, percentage share, 2019
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use sector, percentage share, 2019
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, percentage share, 2019
  • Exchange rates to the US dollar, 2014-24
  • Rigid plastic packaging: summary of key market drivers and trends to 2024
  • World growth projections by country groups, 2018-20, GDP, % change
  • European rigid plastics, annual average reference prices, 2014-2019 (€ per tonne)
  • Population trends by region, 2014-24 (million)
  • Major rigid plastic packaging mergers and acquisitions, 2017-19
  • Leading world rigid plastic packaging converters, 2019
  • Rigid plastic packaging – technology developments to 2024
  • Current barrier technologies for rigid plastic packaging, 2019
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Polyethylene: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • PET: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Polypropylene: global rigid plastic packaging consumption, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Polystyrene: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • PVC: global rigid plastic packaging consumption, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • EPS: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other rigid plastic packaging materials: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by pack format, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Bottles & jars: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Trays & containers: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Tubs & pots: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other rigid plastic packaging formats: global consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Blow moulding: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Injection moulding: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Thermoforming: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Form-fill-seal: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other production processes: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use sector, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Fresh food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Frozen food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Chilled food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Dried food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Ready meals: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Baked goods: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Savoury snacks: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Dairy products: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Table 7.10 Confectionery: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Hot beverages: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other (human) food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Pet food: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Drinks: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Healthcare: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Cosmetics and personal care: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Household care: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other consumer products: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Industrial: global rigid plastic packaging consumption by country / region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Global rigid plastic packaging consumption by region, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Global rigid plastic packaging sales by region, 2014-2024 ($ million)
  • Western Europe: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by packaging product, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • France: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • France: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • France: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • France: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Germany: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Germany: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Germany: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Germany: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Italy: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Italy: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Italy: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Italy: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Spain: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Spain: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Spain: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Spain: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • UK: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • UK: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • UK: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • UK: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other Western Europe: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Other Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Other Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other Western Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by packaging product, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Poland: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Poland: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Poland: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Poland: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Russia: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Russia: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Russia: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Russia: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Table 8.49 Other Eastern Europe: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Other Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Other Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other Eastern Europe: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • North America: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • North America: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • North America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • North America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • North America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • North America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by packaging product, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • North America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • US: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • US: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • US: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • US: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other North America: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Other North America: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Other North America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other North America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • South & Central America: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by packaging product, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Brazil: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Brazil: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Brazil: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Brazil: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other South & Central America: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Other South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Other South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other South & Central America: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging consumption by packaging product, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • China: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • China: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • China: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • China: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • India: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • India: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • India: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • India: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Japan: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Japan: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Japan: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Japan: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other Asia-Pacific: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Other Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Other Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other Asia-Pacific: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Middle East & Africa: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging consumption by national market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging consumption by packaging product, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging consumption by production process, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Turkey: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Turkey: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Turkey: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Turkey: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other Middle East & Africa: economic and demographic data, 2014-2024
  • Other Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging market value, 2014-2024
  • Other Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging consumption by material, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)
  • Other Middle East & Africa: rigid plastic packaging consumption by end-use market, 2014-2024 (000 tonnes)