Plastic Rigid IBC Market Research Report - Global Forecast 2027

Plastic Rigid IBC Market Research Report, By Material (High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Others), Capacity (Up to 500 liters, 500 to 1000 liters, 1000 to 1500 liters, 1500 to 2000 liters, and above 2000 liters), End Use (Industrial Chemicals, Petroleum & Lubricants, Food & Beverages, Paints Inks Dyes, Pharmaceuticals, and Others) — Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/PNT/5432-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Market Synopsis of Global Plastic Rigid IBC Market


Plastic rigid IBC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period.


IBC stands for Intermediate Bulk Container. Plastic rigid IBC are industrial containers that are self- standing, rigid and reusable. It can be lined or unlined and is made of polymer material. Various features associated with plastic rigid IBC are cost effectiveness and reusability. IBC containers are used in storing and transporting liquids such as chemicals, solvents, food ingredients, pharmaceutical products and others in bulk quantity. Geographically, the global market for plastic rigid IBC has been divided into four major regions — North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world. Asia-Pacific region accounted for the largest market share, in 2017, followed by the Middle East & Africa and North America. Factors affecting the growth of this market are technological developments and rapid industrialization in this region. China and India are the largest contributors in this region due to GDP growth in developing economies and rapidly increasing manufacturing activities and expansion of the industrial sector driving the growth of the market.


Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Rapid growth in industrialization and various manufacturing activities are the major driving factors. China, Japan, India, and Singapore are the major markets in Asia-Pacific. Rising transportation and storage need in bulk quantity in the region is also driving the growth of the market.  In the rest of the world, the Middle East region is expected to contribute significantly during the forecast period mainly due to larger exports of petroleum oil.


Key Players
The prominent players in the plastic rigid IBC market include Schutz Container Systems (US), Greif, Inc. (US), Maschiopack GmbH (Germany), SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA (US), Bulk Handling Australia (Australia), ZIBO JIELIN PLASTIC PIPE MANUFACTURE CO., LTD (China), WERIT Kunststoffwerke W. Schneider GmbH & Co.KG (Germany), Snyder Industries, Inc. (US), Sintex Industries (India), Hoover Ferguson Group, Inc. (US) among others.


Global Plastic Rigid IBC Market, By Segment


Plastic Rigid IBC Market Segment


For the purpose of analysis, the global plastic rigid IBC market has been divided on the basis of four segments: material, capacity, end use, and region. On the basis of material, the market has been segmented into HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PVC and others. Under the material segment, HDPE accounts for the largest market share. HDPE IBC containers are preferred due to their extensive flexibility and cost effectiveness.


On the basis of capacity, the market has been segmented as follows: up to 500 liters, 500 to 1000 liters, 1000 to 1500 liters, 1500 to 2000 liters and above 2000 liters. Plastic rigid IBC containers of 500 to 1000 liters dominate the capacity segment of the market and the same is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Rise in demand from various end-use applications like food & beverages and agrochemicals is driving the growth of this segment. 1000 to 1500 liters segment is expected to contribute significantly during the forecast period mainly due to increasing demand for petroleum and lubricants.


On the basis of end-use, the market has been segmented as industrial chemicals, petroleum & lubricants, food & beverages, paints inks dyes, pharmaceuticals, and others. Food & beverages dominates the end-use segment and is expected to grow at a highest CAGR during the forecast period. Rise in demand for plastic rigid IBC containers across the food & beverage segment, attributed to growing demand for storage and transportation of bulk food products and various beverages across long distances from the manufacturing units. Petroleum & Lubricants segment is also expected to contribute significantly during the forecast period mainly due to increase in automobile sales.


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Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   5.8%CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material, Capacity and End Use
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   IBC market include Schutz Container Systems (US), Greif, Inc. (US), Maschiopack GmbH (Germany), SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA (US), Bulk Handling Australia (Australia), ZIBO JIELIN PLASTIC PIPE MANUFACTURE CO., LTD (China), WERIT Kunststoffwerke W. Schneider GmbH & Co.KG (Germany), Snyder Industries, Inc. (US), Sintex Industries (India), Hoover Ferguson Group, Inc. (US) among others.
  Key Market Opportunities   Rapid growth in industrialization
  Key Market Drivers

  • Rapidly increasing manufacturing activities
  • Expansion of the industrial sector


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The market can attain a growth rate of 5.8% over the evaluation period.

    The market size is poised to expand rapidly in the coming years, on account of mounting demand in the food and beverage industry.

    The well-known vendors in the market are Bulk Handling Australia (Australia), Hoover Ferguson Group, Inc. (US), SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA (US), Sintex Industries (India), Schutz Container Systems (US), Greif Inc. (US), Snyder Industries, Inc. (US), ZIBO JIELIN PLASTIC PIPE MANUFACTURE CO., LTD (China), WERIT Kunststoffwerke W. Schneider GmbH & Co.KG (Germany), Maschiopack GmbH (Germany), and others.

    The food and beverage sector can take the lead in the market.

    The material-based segments reported by MRFR are polyvinyl chloride (PVC), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE), and others.