Transportation and Logistics

July 26, 2016 | 72 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR8620

Market outlook of the global returnable packaging market

Technavio’s research analyst predicts the global returnable packaging market to grow at a CAGR of around 7% between 2016 and 2020. The market growth is driven by the increasing demand for modern grocery retailing. There is a huge demand from developing countries, with small cities offering a lot of scope with the growth of online retail. Returnable transport packaging helps to minimize the cost of the vendors by providing efficient supply chain solutions. It provides vendors advantages such as reduced storage and transportation costs, disposal costs, labor costs as well as protects the product and reduces damage, thereby decreasing the unit cost of production. Countries such as the US is already making use of returnable transport packaging for transportation of food stocks. For instance, vendors such as Walmart and Publix are making large-scale use of returnable transport packaging products in mature markets.

The technological advancements occurring in this market are expected to boost market growth during the forecast period. The vendors in the global returnable transport packaging market are increasing their expenditure on R&D to improve the material handling processes of the supply chain. For instance, Schoeller Allibert, a key vendor, has introduced a new product named Magnum Optimum, which is a foldable large plastic container, is lightweight, strong, and can be reused for several purposes.

Segmentation by product type and analysis of the returnable packaging market

  • Containers
  • Pallets
  • Drums and barrels
  • Support products
  • Others

The containers segment dominated the market during 2015. Containers are available in a broad range of options, and customers also


July 26, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9143

Overview of the global parenteral products packaging market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global parenteral products packaging market to grow at a modest CAGR of close to 10% during the forecast period. One of the key market drivers is the rise in the older population. As a part of the aging process, routine screenings for health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases become necessary. The availability of minimally invasive tests plays a vital role in the early diagnosis and treatment of these issues and other health conditions. Increased use of lab tests will continue to contribute towards the growth of the parenteral products packaging market through the forecast period.

In this industry report, the analysts have estimated trends such as the increased use of cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) and cyclo-olefin polymers (COP) plastics to spur market growth during the estimated period. These materials provide better barriers compared to conventional plastics as they have low density, excellent moisture barrier capabilities, and resistance to aqueous media. COP materials are increasingly used in applications where products with high viscosity require high strength to ensure the drug’s safety. Adoption of such safety measures by vendors will have a positive impact on the growth of the parenteral products packaging market during the forecast period.

Product-based segmentation of the parenteral products packaging market

  • Prefilled syringes
  • Prefillable inhalers
  • Parenteral vials and ampoules
  • Medication tubes

The prefilled syringes segment dominates the parenteral products packaging market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 12% during the forecast period. These syringes are becoming more


July 25, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9899

Overview of the global material handling equipment market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global material handling equipment market to grow at a steady CAGR of 6% by 2020.  Several end users such as the retail, automotive, and pharmaceutical sectors are incorporating automated technology into material handling equipment. They are automating the entire production process starting from manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. Some of the advanced automation systems include automated storage systems in warehouses, electrical trucks, and forklifts in the pharmaceutical sector, robot delivery systems in food and beverage and baggage transport systems in the airport. Automated material handling equipment maximize the storage capacity and the efficient use of vertical space. The benefits associated with the automation technology across all end-user sectors will boost the growth of AMHE and subsequently the material handling equipment market during the forecast period.

Vendors have come up with various advancements in warehouse data owing to the rapid changes in the consumer landscape. They have introduced telematics solutions and tracking sensors into material handling equipment, which offers data management solutions that help companies effectively manage their fleet and drivers in warehouses. For instance, Owens & Minors, a national distributor of material handling equipment in the US, operates electric forklifts enabled with sensors that tracks information about battery use, truck utilization, and service needs.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly competitive with few major global players and many small vendors who offer a wide range of material handling equipment from manually operated trucks to


July 25, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR8354

Market outlook of the global cosmetic packaging market

Technavio’s research analyst predicts the global cosmetic packaging market to grow at a CAGR of around 5% between 2016 and 2020. The global cosmetic packaging market is experiencing a moderate growth rate. This growth is mainly driven by the demand for cosmetics due to increased urbanization as well as the demand for convenience packaging.

However, the growth may be affected because of cost fluctuations of raw materials. Due to the high demand for packaging solutions, the cost of raw material will increase substantially between 2016 and 2020, which will have a direct impact on packaging cost and profit margin of vendors. Moreover, the packaging industry is fast changing with consumer demand forcing providers to be flexible with their future requirements.

Segmentation by product type and analysis of the global cosmetic packaging market

  • Plastic packaging
  • Glass packaging
  • Metal packaging
  • Other packaging

In 2015, the plastic packaging segment dominated the market with a significant share. This segment is expected to dominate the market until 2020. The demand for metal packaging is less compared to other packaging because of the presence of low price substitutes. Some of the packaging products in other packaging include paperboard packaging and wood packaging.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the global cosmetic packaging market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In 2015, APAC accounted for the major share of the market. Technavio analyst predicts that APAC will dominate the market until 2020. The share is APAC is driven by growing economies such as India


July 22, 2016 | 70 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR8500

Outlook of the global insulated packaging market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global insulated packaging market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 6% by 2020. The prospects for growth in the insulated packaging market are driven by the growing demand from the pharmaceutical and the rapidly growing e-commerce industries. Factors such as an increase in the per capita income and growing urbanization in developing countries, especially in regions like India and Brazil, will spur this market’s growth prospects until the end of 2020.

In this market study, analysts have estimated that a rise in the price of raw materials will negatively affect the prospects for growth in this market. Since paper pulp is one of the major raw materials used in the manufacture of insulated packaging, any volatility in its price will hamper the growth prospects for this market during the forecast period.

Segmentation by product type and analysis of the insulated packaging market

  • Boxes and containers
  • Bags and pouches
  • Wraps

A comprehensive vendor analysis carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the boxes and containers segment held the highest market share during 2015. An increase in the demand for pharmaceutical products and vaccines, which require a stable temperature condition, will increase the demand for boxes and containers during the forecast period.

Geographical segmentation of the insulated packaging market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

In this market study, analysts have estimated the APAC region to be the largest market for insulated packaging during the forecast period. The growth of the


July 21, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9321

Overview of the global beer packaging market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global beer packaging market to grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 4% over the forecast period. Growing environmental concerns are driving beer packaging manufacturers toward steel and glass packaging as glass is completely recyclable and more than 60% of steel cans are recycled. Moreover, this renewable resource does not contain chemicals that can leach into the material inside the containers. Glass recycling also helps to save energy because the cullets from which it is made, melts at a low temperature. Every 10% of recycled glass used in manufacturing results in a reduction of 4%-5% in carbon emission and 2%-3% in energy consumption. An increase in the number of regulations on carbon emissions, recycling, and the use of raw materials will prompt market vendors to develop eco-friendly glass packaging materials.

In this industry research study, the analysts have estimated factors such as the introduction of PET beer bottles to bolster the growth prospects for this market in the coming years. Major contributors to the PET beer bottles market are Central and Eastern Europe, which account for more than half of the overall PET beer bottles consumption around the world. Increasing usage of PET bottles for beer packaging in countries like Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, and Sweden will aid in the growth of this market.

Segmentation by material and analysis of the beer packaging market

  • Glass
  • Metal

During 2015, the glass segment dominated the global beer packaging market and accounted for more than 54% of the total market share in terms of volume. The non-reactive nature of glass and their ability to prevent the content from getting spoiled is one of the major factors driving the growth of this segment.

Geographical segmentation and


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