Doing Aquafine: Rising demand from downstream markets will stabilize industry revenue

Plastic is used in the packaging of various staple consumer products, from vending machine sodas to family-sized bottles of detergent. Nevertheless, the prevalence of plastic containers and bottles has not immunized the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing industry to economic volatility. Industry revenue is expected to rise in 2017. Additionally, mergers and acquisitions among large players have increased rapidly, enabling established players to increase their market share in a mature industry. Large players can more easily undertake product development, giving them an edge over competitors. Consumer spending will also continue to increase, resulting in revenue increasing over the five years to 2022...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
30,628
Businesses
462
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Plastic will remain a more effective, lower-cost alternative to glass or metal packaging
  • Food producers purchased more plastic bottles to meet increasing product demand
  • As demand for bottled water and sports drinks increases, demand for plastic bottles will expand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Plastic Bottle Manufacturing industry has a low level of market share concentration. This industry's three biggest players, Graham Packaging Co. Inc., Plastipak Holdings Inc. and Consolidated Container Co. LLC make up a sizeable contribution to industry revenue. Relationships and long-term contracts with major customers have enabled the industry to be dominated by a few key players rather than being fragmented like other plastic manufacturing industries.Over the past five years, the industry's concentration has increased as a result of a growing number of mergers and acquisitions. Consolidated Container Co. LLC acquired two small, local operations in 2012 after Bain Capital had purchased it in the same year. And...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry are

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from soda production and Per capita disposable income in the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture a range of bottles from various plastic compounds based on their end use. These bottles are then sold to beverage, food and chemical manufacturers to use as packaging for soft drinks, milk, condiments and household and automotive chemicals. This industry does not manufacture reusable plastic bottles or other plastic containers.

    Industry Products
  • Beverage bottles
  • Food bottles
  • Household product bottles
  • Automotive and industrial product bottles
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing HDPE plastic bottles
  • Manufacturing PET plastic bottles
  • Manufacturing PVC plastic bottles
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from soda production
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Fluctuating demand
  • Competitive pressures
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing demand
  • Industry challenges
  • Table: Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Dairy Product Production
  • Seasoning, Sauce and Condiment Production
  • Soda Production
  • Bottled Water Production
  • Juice Production
  • Breweries
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Beverage bottles
  • Food bottles
  • Other
  • Automotive and industrial product bottles
  • Household product bottles
  • Chart: Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Beverage manufacturers
  • Other
  • Food manufacturers
  • Automotive and industrial product manufacturers
  • Household product manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Graham Packaging Company Inc.Plastipak Holdings Inc.
  • Table: Graham Packaging Company Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Plastipak Holdings Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from Soda Production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Blow-Molding
  • A method of fabricating hollow plastic objects, such as bottles, by forcing a parison into a mold cavity and shaping by internal air pressure.
  • Bottle Creep
  • The incidence of carbon dioxide loss from carbonated beverage bottles over time.
  • High-Density Polyethylene (Hdpe)
  • A polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum that is used in the manufacturing of plastic bottles.
  • Hot-Fill
  • A technology that permits plastic bottle manufacturers to package foods that traditionally required glass bottles because of their heat, such as pasta sauces, fruits and beer.
  • Parison
  • A thermoplastic hollow tube used during the blow-molding process.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet)
  • A thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family that is used in synthetic fibers and beverage, food and other liquid containers.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • A vinyl polymer and the third-most widely produced plastic.
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