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Bulk Container Packaging (Flexitanks, Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers and Bulk Container Liners) Market for Food & Beverages, Chemicals and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Bulk container packaging is used to store and transport beverages, oils & fat, non-hazardous chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food products in large quantities. Flexitanks, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC) and bulk container liners are primarily used for bulk container packaging globally. Flexitanks are multi-layered bulk liquid containers with an outer covering of polypropylene and inner layers of polyethylene. In terms of capacity, these containers range from 14,000 to 24,000 liters. FIBCs are industrial containers manufactured from woven polyethylene or polypropylene. These are designed to transport dry and flowable products. FIBCs are classified in terms of electrostatic properties such as anti-static and conductive. Bulk container liners are available in blown film and woven fabric forms. These are primarily used in the transportation of dry free-flowing materials or chemicals. 

Increase in exports of vegetable oil from Southeast Asia and wine from Europe is expected to boost the bulk container packaging market. Vegetable oil exporters prefer flexitanks over other bulk packaging products such as drums, barrels and tank containers, due to low cost and higher operational efficiency. Usage of flexitanks lowers glass and bottling costs, import duties and overall transportation cost for wine exporters. Hence, wine exporters prefer flexitanks for bulk wine transport. 

Furthermore, high operational and cost efficiency of flexitanks as compared to barrels and intermediate bulk containers (IBC) is anticipated to drive the market. However, volatility in prices of raw materials is likely to hamper the growth of the bulk container packaging market. Polyethylene and polypropylene are the major raw materials used in the manufacture of flexitanks, FIBC and bulk container lining. These raw materials are petrochemical derivatives, and hence, are subject to crude oil price volatility. Increase in commodity trade in BRICS countries is projected to provide immense opportunities for players in the bulk container packaging market.
Product segments of bulk container packaging include flexitanks, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC) and bulk container liners. In terms of revenue, FIBC was the largest segment in the global bulk container packaging market in 2013. Flexitanks held a smaller share of the global bulk container packaging market; however, the segment is expected to expand at the highest growth rate in the next few years. In terms of revenue, the bulk container liners segment accounted for over 35% of the market share in 2013.

In terms of revenue, chemicals emerged as the largest application segment of the global bulk container packaging market in 2013. The segment accounted for over 50% share in 2013 and is anticipated to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period. Chemicals segment is projected to remain the largest application in the near future. Bulk and commodity chemicals are raw materials used in various materials, polymers, specialty chemicals and other chemicals. Food & beverages was the second-largest segment of the bulk container packaging market in 2013. Demand for bulk container packaging products in other applications (including pharmaceuticals) is projected to rise at a slower pace in the next few years. 

North America emerged as the largest market for bulk container packaging, accounting for more than 30% of the global demand in 2013. Europe and Asia Pacific followed North America in terms of demand for bulk container packaging in 2013. Asia Pacific is likely to be the fastest growing region in terms of volume in the bulk container packaging market in the next few years. This is due to increasing exports of chemicals and oils to other regions. Europe is anticipated to grow at a moderate rate due to the changing global chemical exports scenario. Rest of the World (RoW) is projected to grow at the second-fastest rate, owing to rising exports of bulk chemicals and food products.

The global bulk container packaging market was moderately concentrated in 2013. Key industry participants include BLT Flexitank Industrial Co. Ltd., Braid Logistics, Büscherhoff Spezialverpackung GmbH & Co. KG, Environmental Packaging Technologies, Inc., SIA Flexitanks Ltd., Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics Ltd. and Trust Flexitanks.  

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Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Market segmentation
1.3 Research scope and assumption
1.4 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global bulk container packaging market, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
       2.1.1 Global bulk container packaging, 2013 – 2020,(US$ Mn)
       2.1.2 Global bulk container packaging market snapshot

Chapter 3 Bulk Container Packaging Market– Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market drivers
       3.3.1 High operation and cost efficiency of flexitanks over other substitutes drives bulk container packaging market
       3.3.2 Rising vegetable oil exports from Southeast Asia coupled with global bulk wine trade boosts bulk container packaging market
                3.3.2.1 Vegetable oil export comparison, 2007 – 2013, (Mn Tons)
                3.3.2.2 Global volume of bottle, sparkling and bulk wine trade, 2009 – 2013
3.4 Restraints
       3.4.1 Volatile raw material prices
               3.4.1.1 Global resins price trend, July 2010 – January 2014 (US$/KG)
3.5 Opportunities
       3.5.1 Growing commodity exports in BRICS are likely to create opportunities for bulk packaging market
                3.5.1.1 Commodity exports in BRICS, 2007 – 2012 (US$ Bn)
3.6 Porter’s five forces analysis
       3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
       3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers
       3.6.3 Threat of new entrants
       3.6.4 Threat from substitutes
       3.6.5 Degree of competition
3.7 Market attractiveness
       3.7.1 Bulk container packaging market: Market attractiveness analysis, by region
3.8 Global flexitanks company market share analysis, 2013
       3.8.1 Flexitanks market: Company market share analysis, 2013
3.9 Pricing analysis for flexitanks
3.10 Operational challenges of flexitanks
       3.10.1 Risk factors
       3.10.2 Remedies
3.11 Regulations and legislations
       3.11.1 Rail Impact Test
       3.11.2 PAS 1008:2014
       3.11.3 FSSC 22000
3.12 List of international conferences
3.13 List of insurance providers

Chapter 4 Bulk Container Packaging Market – Product Segment Analysis
4.1 Global bulk container packaging market: Product segment overview
4.2 Flexitanks
       4.2.1 Global flexitanks market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
4.3 Flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC)
       4.3.1 Global flexible intermediate bulk container market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
4.4 Bulk container liners
       4.4.1 Global bulk container liners market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 5 Bulk Container Packaging Market - Application Analysis
5.1 Global bulk container packaging market: Application overview
5.2 Food & beverages
5.3 Chemicals
5.4 Others (Pharmaceuticals, etc.)

Chapter 6 Bulk Container Packaging Market - Regional Analysis
6.1 Global bulk container packaging market: Regional overview
       6.1.1 Global bulk container packaging market volume share, by region, 2013 & 2020
6.2 North America
       6.2.1 North America bulk container packaging market revenue, by product segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
       6.2.2 North America bulk container packaging market revenue, by application, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Europe
       6.3.1 Europe bulk container packaging market revenue, by product segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
       6.3.2 Europe bulk container packaging market revenue, by application, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia Pacific
       6.4.1 Asia Pacific bulk container packaging market revenue, by product segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
       6.4.2 Asia Pacific bulk container packaging market revenue, by application, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
6.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
       6.5.1 RoW bulk container packaging market revenue, by product segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
       6.5.2 RoW bulk container packaging market revenue, by application, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Shandong Anthente New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.
       7.1.1 Company overview
       7.1.2 Product portfolio
       7.1.3 Business strategies
       7.1.4 Recent developments
7.2 BLT Flexitank Industrial Co. Ltd.
       7.2.1 Company overview
       7.2.2 Product portfolio
       7.2.3 Business strategies
7.3 Braid Logistics
       7.3.1 Company overview
       7.3.2 Product portfolio
       7.3.3 Business strategies
       7.3.4 Recent developments
7.4 Büscherhoff Spezialverpackung GmbH & Co. KG
       7.4.1 Company overview
       7.4.2 Product portfolio
       7.4.3 Business strategies
       7.4.4 Recent developments
7.5 Environmental Packaging Technologies, Inc.
       7.5.1 Company overview
       7.5.2 Product portfolio
       7.5.3 Financial overview
       7.5.4 Business strategies
       7.5.5 Recent developments
7.6 KriCon
       7.6.1 Company overview
       7.6.2 Product portfolio
       7.6.3 Business strategy
7.7 K Tank Supply Limited
       7.7.1 Company overview
       7.7.2 Business strategy
7.8 Qingdao LAF Packaging Co. Ltd.
       7.8.1 Company overview
       7.8.2 Product portfolio
       7.8.3 Financial overview
       7.8.4 Business strategies
7.9 MY Flexitank (MYF)
       7.9.1 Company overview
       7.9.2 Product portfolio
       7.9.3 Business strategies
       7.9.4 Recent developments
7.10 SIA Flexitanks
       7.10.1 Company overview
       7.10.2 Product portfolio
       7.10.3 Business strategies
       7.10.4 Recent developments
7.11 Bulk Liquid Solutions
       7.11.1 Company overview
       7.11.2 Product portfolio
       7.11.3 Business strategies
7.12 Yunjet Plastic Packaging Co. Ltd.
       7.12.1 Company overview
       7.12.2 Product portfolio
       7.12.3 Business strategies
7.13 Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics Ltd.
       7.13.1 Company overview
       7.13.2 Product portfolio
       7.13.3 Business strategies
       7.13.4 Recent developments
7.14 Trust Flexitanks
       7.14.1 Company overview
       7.14.2 Product portfolio
       7.14.3 Business strategies
       7.14.4 Recent developments

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Segmentation, By Product, Application & Region
FIG. 2 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 3 Bulk Container Packaging Market: Value Chain Analysis
FIG. 4 Vegetable Oil Export Comparison, 2007 – 2013, (Mn Tons)
FIG. 5 Global Volume Of Bottled, Sparkling And Bulk Wine Trade, 2009 – 2013
FIG. 6 Global Resins Price Trend, July 2010 – January 2014, (US$/KG)
FIG. 7 Commodity Exports In BRICS, 2007 – 2012 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 8 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
FIG. 9 Bulk Container Packaging Market: Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Region
FIG. 10 Flexitanks Market: Company Market Share Analysis, 2013
FIG. 11 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Share, By Product Segment, 2013 & 2020
FIG. 12 Global Flexitanks Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Global Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 Global Bulk Container Liners Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Share, By Application, 2013 & 2020
FIG. 16 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market For Food & Beverages, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market For Chemicals, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market For Other Applications, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Volume Share, By Region, 2013 & 2020

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Snapshot
TABLE 2 Drivers For Bulk Container Packaging Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 3 Efficiency Comparison Of Flexitanks, Barrels And IBC
TABLE 4 Restraints For Bulk Container Packaging Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 5 North America Bulk Container Packaging Market Revenue, By Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America Bulk Container Packaging Market Revenue, By Application, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 Europe Bulk Container Packaging Market Revenue, By Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 Europe Bulk Container Packaging Market Revenue, By Application, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Asia Pacific Bulk Container Packaging Market Revenue, By Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific Bulk Container Packaging Market Revenue, By Application, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 RoW Bulk Container Packaging Market Revenue, By Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 RoW Bulk Container Packaging Market Revenue, By Application, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)

Bulk container packaging includes products used for bulk or high volume packaging. These are transported in containers via road, sea or railways. This report studies the bulk container packaging market for three products: flexitanks, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC) and bulk container liners. Other bulk container packaging products available in the market such as drums, barrels and boxes have not been considered in the report. Flexitanks is a flexible bladder or a container manufactured using polyethylene and polypropylene to transport non-hazardous liquids in a standard 20ft container. FIBCs are also termed big bags or jumbo bags. These are made up of woven fabric for storage and transport of dry and free flowing products. These bags are available in large variations in the market with different product types that suit various materials that are to be transported. They are most widely used in sizes of 1 ton or 2 tons. Bulk container liners are made up of woven polyethylene or polypropylene and are available in different sizes depending upon customer requirement. However, the most widely used liners are 20ft and 40ft containers globally. 

This study includes market estimate and forecast of the bulk container packaging market from demand side in terms of revenue from 2013 to 2020. Major products analyzed include flexitanks, FIBC and bulk container liners. Application segments include food & beverages, chemicals and others (including pharmaceuticals, etc.). Each of these product types and applications have been estimated and forecast on the global as well as regional level. We have segmented the global market in four regions: North America, Europe (including Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia, and CIS), Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (Including the Middle East, Latin America and Africa). The global as well as regional market for each product type and application has been estimated from 2013 (as a base year) and forecast from 2014 to 2020 in terms of revenue (US$ Mn).

Higher operational and cost efficiency of flexitanks is one of the major factors driving the global bulk container packaging market. Rise in exports of vegetable oil from Southeast Asia coupled with increase in bulk wine trade is anticipated to boost the market. However, volatility in prices of polypropylene and polyethylene is expected to hamper market growth. Increase in commodity trade in BRICS nations is likely to create new opportunities for bulk container packaging manufacturers in the market. The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis in order to study value addition at each stage of the value chain. The study includes Porter’s five forces model to analyze competition in the market and its impact on buyers, suppliers, substitutes, new entrants and degree of competition. It also includes market attractiveness analysis to gauge highly attractive markets for investment in future. Factors taken into consideration for evaluating attractive markets include regional demand, growth rate, commodity trade, demography, and economic conditions. The study also provides market share analysis of major manufacturers of flexitanks operating in the market.

The report includes profiles of major companies operating in the market. It covers parameters such as overview, business strategy, financial overview, product portfolio and recent developments. Companies covered in the report include Shandong Anthente New Materials Technology Co., Ltd., BLT Flexitank Industrial Co. Ltd., Braid Logistics, Büscherhoff Spezialverpackung GmbH & Co. KG, Environmental Packaging Technologies Inc., KriCon, K Tank Supply Limited, Qingdao LAF Packaging Co. LTD., MY FlexiTank, SIA Flexitanks Ltd., Bulk Liquid Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Shanghai Yunjet Plastic Packaging Co. Ltd., Trust Flexitanks and Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics Ltd.

The report segments the global bulk container packaging market as follows:
  • Bulk Container Packaging Market - Product Segment Analysis
    • Flexitanks
    • Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)
    • Bulk container liners
  • Bulk Container Packaging Market - Application Analysis
    • Food & beverages
    • Chemicals
    • Others (Including pharmaceuticals, etc.)
  • Bulk Container Packaging Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)


 
 
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