Global Molded Plastic Packaging Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Jul 2016
  • Pages: 63
  • SKU: IRTNTR9099

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This market research study presents a comprehensive analysis of the molded plastic packaging market by materials (molded PET, molded PE, molded PP, and others) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). Leading vendors in the market are Alpha Packaging, APEX Plastics, Plastipak, Sidel, and Silgan.

Overview of the global molded plastic packaging market

Extensive research carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the molded plastic packaging market will grow at a steady CAGR of more than 5% over the forecast period. The growth of the healthcare sector is fuelling the demand for molded plastic packaging for pharmaceuticals, primarily liquid drugs, and medical device packaging. The inert properties of plastics, along with its versatility, durability, transparency, and lightweight, make it the ideal choice for packaging medical products. Moreover, packaging drugs and medical products need to meet stringent international regulatory compliance standards for safety. Various grades of plastics are used to store different forms of medical solutions, for example, thermoformed plastics are used for airtight seals, whereas medical plastic injection molding is the perfect choice for packaging disposable syringes.

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The increasing adoption of lightweight rigid plastics is one of the key drivers propelling the growth of this market in the coming years. Lightweight packaging is becoming increasingly popular among the consumers as it helps in the significant reduction of transportation and carriage costs, leading to increased profits. Also, lightweight packaging lowers the unit cost of production by almost 80% in the face of rising raw material costs. For instance, in 2013, Amcor launched a lightweight 64-ounce hot-fill PET bottle using its Powerblock 3.0 technology, which was 13.2% lighter than a regular bottle.

Segmentation by materials and analysis of the molded plastic packaging market

  • Molded polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Molded polyethylene (PE)
  • Molded polypropylene (PP)

During 2015, the molded PET segment accounted for a major share of more than 33% of the global molded plastic packaging market, in terms of consumption volume. PET is a thermoplastic polyester resin primarily used for manufacturing injection molded parts and blows molded bottles and jars. PET has several useful properties like corrosion resistance, transparency, and durability, making it the most suitable for packaging of pharmaceuticals products, cosmetic, mineral water, juice, edible oil, and industrial or chemical products. Moreover, PET has a low permeability to oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water, so it maintains the integrity of packaged products and enhances its shelf life. These properties of PET are envisaged to fuel its demand in the next four years.

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Geographical segmentation and analysis of the molded plastic packaging market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In terms of volume, APAC dominated the global molded plastic packaging market and is likely to increase to more than 25 million tons by 2020. Factors such as increasing demand for household care products, industrial chemical products, toiletries, and cosmetics in APAC will fuel the demand for blow molded plastic bottles. Moreover, increasing investments in R&D activities for developing sustainable packaging material will contribute to this market’s growth in the region.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global molded plastic packaging market is very competitive due to the presence of many well-established vendors. The vendor competition is envisaged to intensify in the future with increase in product extensions, innovations in technology, and more merger and acquisitions. The vendors compete on the basis of innovation, price, quality and performance, and range of offerings.

Key vendors in the market are -

  • Alpha Packaging
  • APEX Plastics
  • Plastipak
  • Sidel
  • Silgan

Other vendors in the market include First American Plastic, Graham Packaging, Hassan Plas Packaging, HTI plastics, Linpac Group, R&D Molders, Resilux, RPC Group, Sonoco, and Streamline Plastic.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global molded plastic packaging market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global molded plastic packaging market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global molded plastic packaging market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global molded plastic packaging market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global molded plastic packaging market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation materials

  • Global molded plastic packaging market by materials
  • Global molded PET plastic packaging market
  • Global molded PE plastic packaging market
  • Global molded PP plastic packaging market
  • Global other molded plastic packaging market

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Global molded plastic packaging market by geography
  • Molded plastic packaging market in APAC
  • Molded plastic packaging market in Americas
  • Molded plastic packaging market in EMEA

PART 08: Buying criteria

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Increased demand for plastic containers
  • Growing packaging industry
  • Demand from pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector
  • Increase in disposable income of the population in emerging markets

PART 10: Impact  of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

  • Stringent government regulations
  • Competition from other forms of packaging
  • Volatility in raw material prices
  • Sustainability concerns regarding PET packaging

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • Increasing demand from APAC
  • Popularity of biodegradable rigid plastic packaging
  • Increased adoption of lightweight rigid plastics
  • Shift in focus toward recycling PET
  • Growing medical devices market

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Alpha Packaging
  • APEX Plastics
  • Plastipak
  • Sidel
  • Silgan
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 16: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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