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Plastic Bottle Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32616 | Jan 2017

Durable and cheap: Rising demand from downstream markets will stabilize industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Plastic Bottle Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
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
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The prevalence of plastic containers and bottles has not immunized the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing industry to economic volatility. Industry revenue is expected to rise despite a decline in downstream demand due to a rise in input prices that allowed operators to increase their per unit prices. soft drink producers account for more than half of industry revenue. However, soda production has faltered in recent years, largely due to changes in consumer tastes. This decline has led to weakened demand for plastic bottles. In the next five years, the price of resin inputs is expected to remain volatile, which will affect industry revenue as well... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry products are segmented by their end uses rather than type of plastic. Most bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) depending on the desired packaging of each product. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, which are transparent, are used for products where glass-like clarity is valued and shelf stability is required (e.g. carbonated soft drinks, sports drinks, juices and iced teas). High-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles, which are mildly stiff and impact resistant with a great moisture barrier, are often used to package products such as motor oil, certain food products, chilled juices, frozen juice concentrates and fabric care, dish care and personal care products.

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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... purchase to read more


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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 bottlesFood bottlesHousehold product bottlesAutomotive and industrial product bottles
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing HDPE plastic bottlesManufacturing PET plastic bottlesManufacturing PVC plastic bottles

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Household product bottles
  • Automotive and industrial product bottles
  • Food bottles
  • Other
  • Chart: Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Beverage manufacturers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Other
  • 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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Graham Packaging Company Inc.
    Plastipak Holdings Inc.
  • Table: Graham Packaging Company Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Plastipak Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • 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
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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 allows 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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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Plastic Bottle Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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