Global HAZMAT Containers Market: Overview

HAZMAT containers refer to containers used for packaging, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials. The need for protective and safe packaging during the shipment of different types of materials is expected to boost the HAZMAT containers market growth. If plastic containers are to be used in hazardous material packaging, then it is important to ensure that those containers are capable of static electricity dissipation. The plastics which are conductive enough, are used for manufacturing specific HAZMAT containers. Manufacturers prefer steel and plastic drums and bulk containers for shipping hazardous materials. HAZMAT containers are available in different types of closures which include open head closures and tight head closures. The demand for HAZMAT containers is expected to increase during the forecast period, as per the increment in need for secure packaging solutions. The demand for secure and safe packaging is increasing across the world, which is boosting the HAZMAT containers market growth in the upcoming years.

Global HAZMAT Containers Market: Dynamics

HAZMAT containers are used to minimize the spilling and snapping of closures. The use of HAZMAT containers acts as an efficient way of packaging to enhance the quality of packaging during transportation. There are different regulations for air carriers, rail carriers, and motor carriers to transport hazardous materials. Insulated HAZMAT containers are also used to protect temperature-sensitive goods from high temperature fluctuations. Manufacturers in the supply chain prefer insulated shelving systems with wide doors to store HAZMAT containers and transport them. The HAZMAT containers market is estimated to have valuable expansion during the forecast period. Different types of materials can be used to manufacture HAZMAT containers, which include plastic, metal, and fiber. The significant change in the market scenario from rigid packaging to flexible packaging is expected to reduce the consumption of HAZMAT containers during the forecast period.

Global HAZMAT Containers Market: Segmentation

On the basis of material type, the global HAZMAT containers market has been segmented as:

  • Metal
  • Polymer
  • Fiber

On the basis of product type, the global HAZMAT containers market has been segmented as:

  • Drums
  • Industrial Bulk Containers
  • Flexitanks

On the basis of end use, the global HAZMAT containers market has been segmented as:

  • Food & Beverages
  • Building & Construction
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints & Lubricants

Leading Players

Some of the leading players in the global HAZMAT containers market are Greif Inc.Schutz Container Systems, Inc.Mauser Group B.V.Meyer Steel Drum, Inc.Industrial Container Services, LLCCL Smith CompanyRemcon Plastics, Inc.Muller GroupRPC Promens, SÄBU Morsbach GmbH, and AST Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH.

Key Developments

Some of the key developments observed in the global HAZMAT containers market are-

  • Grief Inc. is providing salvage drums, which are UN certified, for safe handling of damaged hazardous packaging.
  • SÄBU Morsbach GmbH is providing HAZMAT containers for modular shelving which is suitable for all water hazard classes and flammable materials.

Global HAZMAT Containers Market: Regional Outlook

It is estimated that the U.S. alone makes over 500,000 shipments of hazardous materials every day and more than 90% of these shipments are transported by trucks. The North American HAZMAT containers market is estimated to have significant expansion during the forecast period, as per the need for secure packaging. Emerging countries such as India and China, are expected to create more incremental opportunity in the near future, owing to the changes in safety regulations. The Hazardous Material Transportation Act regulates all essential modes of transportation to prevent exposure to dangerous materials during shipment by ground, air, sea and other modes of transportation. The HAZMAT containers market is expected to get positively affected due to this Act, as per the increment in need for protective packaging. The global HAZMAT containers market is expected to witness moderate expansion during the forecast period, owing to the need for secure handling of hazardous materials.

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