Market Research Report
Global Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Market - 2021-2028
|Global Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Market - 2021-2028|
Published: December 31, 2021
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The global intermediate bulk containers market size was worth US$ XX million in 2020 and is estimated to reach US$ XX million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
A pallet-mounted, industrial-grade reusable intermediate bulk container (IBC) transports bulk liquids and powders. Solvents, chemicals, medications, liquids, food ingredients, cereals and other materials are transported and stored in IBCs. End-users are also focusing on IBC's because of the potential benefits of more efficient space utilization, lower labor costs, lower freight and storage expenses and no disposal.
The use of intermediate bulk containers for storage in many industries, such as pharmaceutical and chemical industries, continues to be a significant strength for intermediate Bulk Containers' growth. The aftermarket can look forward to product developments thanks to investments in producing sustainable and environmentally friendly IBCs.
The global intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) market is growing moderately to fast, thanks to strong demand from end-use sectors such as chemicals, food & drinks, cosmetics and healthcare. The global intermediate bulk containers market is also expected to drive growing global trade and demand for cost-effective transportation solutions.
The emergence of IBCs as a more cost-effective bulk packaging alternative than drums has fueled the global rise of IBCs
Compared to drums, IBCs have a cheaper cost of storage and transportation of fluids. The spherical design of the drums results in a lot of wasted area, whereas IBCs make the most of the available space. When compared to drums, IBCs are easier to handle because pallets are attached to the bottom.
Furthermore, IBCs can drain fully, which is not achievable with drums. The variables add up to a 75% reduction in the cost of storing and transporting fluids when IBCs are used instead of drums.
Cross-border trade is rapidly evolving, which is driving up demand for IBCs
The volume of commerce in emerging economies is increasing dramatically. Governments in economic capitals like China and India are working on many projects to double the volume of current commerce in the next five years, which will likely increase demand for IBCs. In addition, demand for chemical and food applications has been increasing vertically in North America.
IBCs have multiple advantages, such as reusability, which leads to their widespread use by various end-users. Another consideration is that they have a low risk of contamination because they are constructed with great care and undergo frequent reconditioning. As a result, IBCs are expected to gain much traction during the predicted period.
The growth of IBCs may be hampered by raw material price volatility
Bulk container prices have risen due to increased volatility in raw material pricing and other input expenses. A lack of imports is hampering the scarcity of raw materials. When paired with delayed delivery, this aspect is driving up raw material prices and, as a result, reducing the profitability of bulk container makers.
While the growth estimates appear to be favorable, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to usher in a short-term recession that will persist until 2022. Several end-use sectors suffered huge setbacks as governments globally enacted statewide lockdowns, resulting in considerable reductions in production cycles.
As a result, the packing business was also affected, with product shipments being severely hampered. It resulted in a shift in intermediate bulk container expansion to the south. Fortunately, as infection curves flatten, countries globally are loosening restrictions to restore their economies to pre-pandemic levels.
After the pandemic, the governments still impose various restrictions, such as working with half the workforce and fewer operating hours hindering the production cycle of the market. The downfall in global trade and the closing of ports for a long time have directly impacted the growth of the intermediate bulk containers. However, the market is expected to recover after the pandemic, with sectors aiming to work with higher production rates to recover from the incorporated losses.
The intermediate bulk containers market is broadly classified by end-user as food & beverages, industrial chemicals, agrochemicals, petroleum & lubricants, construction, etc.
Strict regulations in chemical transportation are expected to make industrial chemicals the dominant segment
The chemical sector's positive outlook is expected to support IBC packaging significantly. China, the world's most abundant chemical market, is expected to drive demand. The use of rigid IBCs to transport hazardous and valuable chemicals across long stretches of land and water without leakage is growing. These IBCs are also quickly reinforced, preventing fumes from escaping.
The United Nations (UN) has declared strict globally effective regulations when transporting hazardous chemicals. When it comes to dangerous chemicals, IBCs are frequently put under pressure. That is why, when working with chemicals, it is critical to use safe and long-lasting packaging. As a result, demand for single-use IBC rises.
The strong industrial base and increasing production of food and agricultural commodities in Asia-Pacific drives the market growth
When it comes to industrial development and infrastructure growth, China will maintain a firm grip. According to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, industrial production in China will increase by 8.8 percent between 2020 and 2021, increasing demand for FIBC during this period. China is also one of Asia's largest markets for food, chemicals and personal care products, making it a highly profitable market for intermediate bulk container manufacturers.
According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the packaged food market in India is expected to more than double by 2025, reaching nearly US$ 70 million. It will have a significant impact on the growth of the FIBC segment of the intermediate bulk container market. Furthermore, the policy change of 51% FDI investment in multi-brand retail will entice investors to enter Indian markets. It will have a significant impact on the food and agricultural services industries. India has evolved as a leading exporter of packaged food and supply to almost every part of the world due to large-scale production.
The intermediate bulk containers market is highly competitive with the local player's presence, followed by the global companies, contributing to the major share in the market growth. In addition, some of the key players contributing to the market's growth are Grief Packaging, LLC, Mondi Group, Mauser U.S.A. LLC, Time Technoplast Ltd., Schuetz Container Systems, Synder Industries, Inc., Bulk Lift Global, LLC., Berry Plastics Corporation., Hoover Container Solutions, Inc., DS Smith Plc. and others.
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Grief Packaging, LLC
Overview: Greif is a global leader in industrial packaging goods and services, intending to be the world's best customer service company in the industry. The company manufactures intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, flexible products, containerboard, uncoated and coated recycled paperboard, tubes and cores and specialty goods. Greif also has wood properties in the Southeast that he manages. To serve global and regional consumers, the organization maintains key sites in over 40 countries.
Product Portfolio: It manufactures packaging intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, flexible products, containerboard, uncoated and coated recycled paperboard, tubes and cores, as well as a variety of specialty goods and other services for a wide range of industries.
Key Developments: Greif, Inc. finalized its previously announced transfer of the Consumer Packaging Group to Graphic Packaging Holding Company for $85 million in cash in 2020. The transaction enabled them to de-lever their bank sheet, optimize their capital allocation strategies and refocus their operations on their core industrial franchise and strategic growth targets in intermediate bulk container manufacture, reconditioning and containerboard integration.
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