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Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C22.220 | May 2017

In the bag: Industry revenue is projected to expand as industrial production activity rises

The Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
RPC Containers Ltd RPC Containers Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-0.1%
Annual Growth 18-23
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Profit
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Employment
24,820
Businesses
471
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing industry produces a range of packaging used by numerous industries to market and transport various products. Prior to the start of the five-year period through 2017-18, industry revenue surged upwards on the back of resurgent demand following the economic downturn. However, the industry has failed to sustain this in the face of rising raw material costs and shortages of key polymer inputs, which has put pressure on profit margins.

Early in the period, plastic packing goods manufacturers stepped up the fight for market share and beat off competition from rival packaging alternatives like glass, metal and paper. Innovation and continued technological development helped the industry return to growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry is involved in manufacturing both rigid and flexible plastic packaging. These are made using three different conversion processes: injection moulding, blow moulding and thermoforming. Plastic packing products are mainly manufactured from commodity thermoplastics like polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride. These are commonly abbreviated in the industry to PP, PE, PS and PVC respectively.

Bottles and flasks

The versatility of plastic bottles and containers has made them the go-to way to package and distribute beverages, food and other goods. Plastic can be moulded into various shapes and sizes and its physical attributes can easily be altered to achieve ideal levels of strength and flexibility. Dem.. purchase to read more

 


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What is the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture rigid and flexible plastic articles to pack goods in. These products include bags, cases, sacks, boxes and bottles.

Industry Products
Sacks and bagsBoxes, cases and cratesBottles and flasksBottle caps and capsulesOther plastic packaging
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing rigid plastic packagingManufacturing flexible plastic packaging or film


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