Transportation and Logistics

Format: 2016-10-28
Format: 2016-10-28
October 18, 2016 | 72 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10437

Overview of the 3PL market in Brazil

According to Technavio’s market research analysis, the 3PL market in Brazil will grow at a CAGR of close to 3% during the forecast period.  The vendor’s focus on improving their businesses and operational efficiencies will compel several Brazilian companies to outsource their logistics services to the specialized 3PL players. The 3PL providers in Brazil have proficiency in handling and customizing their supply chain as per the requirements of the customers, including logistics, warehousing, cross-docking, packaging, and freight forwarding. Outsourcing logistics and other SCM-related services to 3PL providers enable companies to reduce costs by eliminating expenses related to warehousing, vehicles, and machinery. With the growing advancements of e-commerce in the retail sector, the demand for logistics facilities will also increase, thus, aiding in the overall growth of the 3PL market in Brazil.

Vendors in the market are increasingly using multimodal transportation to reduce their logistics expenses. Using a combination of several modes to transport goods, both internationally and domestically, has proved to be more convenient and economical for players. With several clients demanding shorter delivery times, logistics companies are compelled to invest in and implement multimodal transportation in the coming years owing to its massive growth potential. Also, several 3PL service providers are using upgraded technologies such as GPS-enabled transportation

October 06, 2016 | 76 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10605

Outlook of the global healthcare packaging market

In this market research report, analysts have estimated the global healthcare packaging market to grow at a CAGR of over 6% by 2020. Much of this market’s growth can be attributed to the recent increase in the usage of disposable medical products. A large number of the medical products used in modern healthcare facilities, such as scalpels, thermometers, syringes, needles, pre-filled syringes, and trays, are available as disposable products. Since these products offer benefits such as reduction in risk of cross-contamination, safety, sterility, and convenience of usage, the demand for plastic and paper as packaging materials has increased. Single-use disposable medical products eliminate the need for re-sterilization for repeated use and are highly cost-effective.

During 2015, North America was the largest market for healthcare packaging and is anticipated to retain its dominant market position by the end of 2020. In this region, the US will be the primary revenue-generating region during the forecast period as the demand for innovative forms of packaging in the US is propelled by stringent regulations by watchdog agencies like the FDA. It has also been observed by the analysts that the overall growth of the market in the US will be hindered by the rising demand in emerging countries that import large volumes of pharmaceutical products.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global healthcare packaging market is fragmented owing to the presence of several multinational, regional, and local vendors. The local players have raised

October 05, 2016 | 65 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10590

Overview of the global PET packaging market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global PET packaging market to grow moderately throughout the forecast period, posting a CAGR of more than 5%. Factors such as rising demand for different-sized packs and increased focus on packaging as an important tool for brand differentiation are positively influencing the growth of the PET packaging market. At present, the PET packaging market is undergoing several technological innovations to increase impermeability and eliminate the risk of harmful substances entering into these containers. The latest technology gaining preference among vendors is the plasma coating process, which includes the coating of PET containers with protective layers that make them less permeable. Such protective barrier coating formed through plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition makes the plastic stronger, more impervious, and easy to recycle. Vendors have also come up with the use of silver in plastic milk bottles to double the shelf life of milk and milk beverages. The silver-based nanoparticles have anti-microbial, bactericidal, and self-sterilizing properties which increase the shelf life of these bottles.

Manufacturers in the market are shifting toward packaging beer in PET bottles. Beer bottles need a high barrier against carbon dioxide egress and oxygen ingress, besides the requirement to retain clarity and strength. Such requirements have propelled manufacturers to design PET bottles using methods like multi-layer preform molding and monolayer polyester structure to increase barrier properties.  High

October 05, 2016 | 58 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10593

Overview of the global blister packaging market

According to Technavio’s market research analysis, the global blister packaging market will grow at a CAGR of almost 6% between 2016 and 2020.  The implementation of blister packaging is the highest in the pharmaceutical industry because of the rapid growth in the demand for tamper-evident and convenient packaging. Blister packaging safeguards medicines and small medical devices from oxygen, moisture, odor and also increases their shelf life. Also, this kind of packaging is preferred in the healthcare sector owing to its flexibility to the unit-dose format with extended visibility, expanded label content, and implicit track and trace features. Vendors in the market are shifting towards the use of automated techniques in blister packaging. Automation in blister packaging reduces the labor expenses as well as time by over 75% due to increased efficiency of the machines.

One of the major trends gaining traction in this market is the growing shift towards smart blister packaging. Several packaging industries are developing smart blister packs to combat medical counter-feinting and track the status of drugs and medication during the transportation and distribution process. Manufacturers are integrating RFID into blister packs to ease the processes of the supply chain by tracking the condition and progress of the tablets. Also, with the use of RFID tags, the contents of the blister pack can be verified without breaking the tamper evident seal using the digital code on the ribbon.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

October 04, 2016 | 76 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10578

Overview of the global anti-static packaging market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global anti-static packaging market will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 8% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the increasing miniaturization of electronic devices as one of the primary growth factors for this market. An increase in the demand for mobility in electronic devices has resulted in the adoption of smaller devices, which in turn, led to the miniaturization of semiconductor ICs. The adoption of advanced technologies such as 3D ICs and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) will help in the development of miniaturized and user-friendly electronic devices. These compact electronic devices require smaller and densely-built semiconductors and ICs. Since dense PCBs have more chances of tribocharging, there will be a rising demand for anti-static packaging products.

Focusing on improving the quality of life using technology and efficient services, governments around the globe are increasingly concentrating on the development of smart cities. Smart cities use sensors to monitor and control different aspects such as irrigation systems, bus networks, traffic conditions, and the brightness of public lighting systems. This will increase the demand for anti-static devices and in turn, will drive the demand for anti-static wrapping material.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Due to the presence of various regional and small vendors,

October 03, 2016 | 59 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10477

Overview of the global in-mold label market

One of the key factors contributing to the growth of the global in-mold label market is the automated nature of in-mold labelling process.  In-mold labels minimize manual operations such as hand finishing, polishing, finishing, and changing of stack mold after every operation. In-mold labeling applications require only 30% skilled workforce to handle in-mold machines. Manufacturers in the market are focusing towards developing advanced technologies for making easy changeovers for stack molds. One of the latest developments in this market is the growing use of 3D in-mold labeling technology, which provides manufacturers with durable, high quality, single step labels that create a fully decorated resin part right in the mold. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global in-mold label market to grow at a low CAGR of around 1% during the forecast period.

As per this industry analysis, the market is anticipated to witness the integration of RFID in in-mold labels. RFID in-mold labels help to track and trace plastic containers during the entire duration of distribution and warehousing. RFID integrated in-mold labels can control relative humidity of around 60% compared to conventional in-mold labels. The RFID sensors present in in-mold labels are used for asset management and inventory control. Moreover, this integration will also eliminate the need for manual labor and will minimize human errors owing to the automated reading of barcodes.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global in-mold labels market is extremely fragmented and diverse in nature due to the presence of many vendors including international and local players. Intense competition