Paperboard Boxes and Containers in the U.S.

Published: November 1, 2006 - 172 Pages

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Executive Summary
  • Scope of the Report
  • Methodology
  • Market Size and Growth
    • Market Estimated at $42 Billion in 2005
    • Figure 1-1 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 1-2 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2005 %)
    • Table 1-1 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, 2001-2005 (in million $) Table 1-2 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Market Projections
    • Figure 1-3 Projected U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, 2006-2010 (in billion $)

  • Trade Scenario
    • Figure 1-4 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Import/Export Sales, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Canada, China and Mexico - Largest Sources of Paperboard Imports
    • Figure 1-5 U.S. Imports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top five Countries, 2005 (%)
    • Mexico and Canada - the Largest Export Markets for Paperboard
    • Figure 1-6 U.S. Exports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top five Countries, 2005 (%)

    Factors Affecting Growth
    • Rising Energy Prices
    • Figure 1-7 U.S. Producer Price Index of Paperboard Boxes and Containers, 2001-2005
    • Paperboard Recycling
    • Increased Home Delivery of Products
    • End Users Drive Growth for Packaging
    • China — an Off Shore Challenge

  • Trends and Dynamics
    • Industry Trends
      • Energy Prices
      • Paper Packaging Struggles in 2005, Stronger in 2006
      • Katrina Effect
      • Recycling
      • Corrugated Packaging is Coasting
      • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring
      • Growing Awareness about Health and Nutrition

    • Product Trends
      • Protective Paperboard Packaging Solutions
      • Shelf Appeal
      • Environment Friendly Solutions

    • Marketing Dynamics
      • Trade Shows/Exhibitions
      • Magazines/Trade Periodicals
      • Internet
      • Contests/Conferences

    • End Users
      • Food and Beverage Industry
      • Pharmaceutical and Medicine Industry
      • Manufacturing
      • Chemicals
      • Semiconductor/Electronics
      • Mailing/Shipping Services

Chapter 2: The Market

  • Scope of the Report
  • Methodology
  • Product Definition and Classification
    • Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes
    • Folding Boxes
    • Setup Paperboard Boxes
    • Fiber Cans, Drums, and Similar Products
    • Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers

  • Market Size and Growth
    • Market Estimated at $42 Billion in 2005
    • Figure 2-1 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 2-2 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2005 (%)
    • Table 2-1 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Table 2-2 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes
    • Figure 2-3 U.S. Market for Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Folding Paperboard Boxes
    • Figure 2-4 U.S. Market for Folding Paperboard Boxes, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Setup Boxes
    • Figure 2-5 U.S. Market for Setup Boxes, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Fiber Cans, Drums, and Similar Products
    • Figure 2-6 U.S. Market for Fiber Cans, Drums, and Similar Products, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers
    • Figure 2-7 U.S. Market for Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers, 2001-2005 (in million $)

  • Trade Scenario
    • Figure 2-8 U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Import/Export Sales, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Canada, China and Mexico - Largest Sources of Paperboard Imports
    • Figure 2-9 U.S. Imports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top five Countries, 2005 (%)
    • Table 2-3 U.S. Imports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Mexico and Canada - the Largest Export Markets for Paperboard
    • Figure 2-10 U.S. Exports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top five Countries, 2005 (%)
    • Table 2-4 U.S. Exports of Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Table 2-5 U.S. Imports of Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Table 2-6 U.S. Exports of Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Table 2-7 U.S. Imports of Folding Paperboard Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (%)
    • Table 2-8 U.S. Exports of Folding Paperboard Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in millions $)
    • Table 2-9 U.S. Imports of Setup Paperboard Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Table 2-10 U.S. Exports of Setup Paperboard Boxes, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Table 2-11 U.S. Imports of Fiber Cans, Drums, and Similar Products, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-12 U.S. Exports of Fiber Cans, Drums, and Similar Products, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-13 U.S. Imports of Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in thousand $)
    • Table 2-14 U.S. Exports of Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers, by Top 10 Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)

  • Factors Affecting Growth
    • Rising Energy Prices
    • Figure 2-11 U.S. Producer Price Index of Paperboard Boxes and Containers, 2001-2005
    • Figure 2-12 U.S. Producer Price Index of Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes, 2001-2004
    • Figure 2-13 U.S. Producer Price Index of Folding Paperboard Boxes, 2001-2005
    • Figure 2-14 U.S. Producer Price Index of Setup Paperboard Boxes, 2001-2005
    • Figure 2-15 U.S. Producer Price Index of Fiber Cans, Drums, and Other Similar Products, 2001-2005
    • Figure 2-16 U.S. Producer Price Index of Non-Folding Sanitary Food Containers, 2001-2005
    • Paperboard Recycling
    • Increased Home Delivery of Products
    • End Users Drive Growth for Packaging
    • China — an Off Shore Challenge

  • Market Projections
    • Figure 2-17 Projected U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, 2006-2010 (in billion $)
    • Table 2-15 Projected U.S. Market for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Category, 2006-2010 (in million $)

Chapter 3: Competitive Profiles

  • Overview
  • International Paper Company
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-1 International Paper Company’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-1 Annual Revenues of International Paper Company, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-2 Annual Revenues of International Paper Company, by Industrial Packaging Segment, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-3 Annual Revenues of International Paper Company, by Consumer Packaging Segment, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Company Snapshot
    • Acquisition of a Majority Share in a Moroccan Company
    • Restructuring
    • Sale of Kraft Papers Business
    • Sale of Coated & Supercalendered Papers Business
    • Share Repurchase Program
    • Sale of 275,000 Acres of Adirondack Forestland to Lyme Timber Company
    • Food Safety Tracking Feature for Readyfill IBC System
    • Eco Friendly Coffee Cup Launched
    • Portland Recycling Campaign
    • International Paper Company and Sun Paper Ltd. — Joint Venture in China
    • New Manufacturing Equipment for Container Manufacturing Plant

  • Weyerhaeuser Co.
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-2 Weyerhaeuser Co.’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-4 Annual Revenues of Weyerhaeuser Co., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-5 U.S. Share of Weyerhaeuser Co. by Business Segment, 2005
    • Company Snapshot
    • Restructuring the Business
    • Closures/Sales
    • Streamlining Activities and Innovation
    • California-based Bulk Bin Plant Expands

  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-3 Georgia-Pacific Corporation’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-6 Annual Revenues of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Company Snapshot
    • Koch Buys Georgia-Pacific for $21 Billion
    • Acquisition of Insulair

  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-4 Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-7 Annual Revenues of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Company Snapshot
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Smurfit Sells Consumer Packaging Segment
    • New Company Logo for Smurfit
    • POPAI OMA Award for Smurfit-Stone
    • Discontinued Operations at Pembroke
    • New Claims Center on Website

  • MeadWestvaco Corporation
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-5 MeadWestvaco Corporation’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-8 Annual Revenues of MeadWestvaco Corp, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-9 Annual Revenues of MeadWestvaco Corporation, by Packaging Segment, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Company Snapshot
    • Awards for Innovative Packaging 2005-2006
    • Restructuring Packaging Division
    • Packaging Innovation Center
    • Duodozen — an Alternative to Corrugated Packaging
    • Multiple Substrate Cartons for Food and Beverage Packaging
    • Acquisition of DZN, Design Group
    • Cluster Pak Solution for VPX Sports Drink
    • Paxonix Paxpro Implemented at Meadwestvaco Packaging Systems

  • Temple-Inland, Inc.
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-6 Temple-Inland, Inc.’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Corrugated Packaging Segment
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-10 Annual Revenues of Temple-Inland, Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-11 Annual Revenues of Corrugated Packaging Segment of Temple-Inland, Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-12 U.S. Share of Temple-Inland, Inc., by Business Segment, 2005

  • Sonoco Products Company
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-7 Sonoco Products Company’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-13 Annual Revenues of Sonoco Products Company, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-14 U.S. Share of Sonoco Products Company, by Business Segment, 2005
    • Figure 3-15 Annual Revenues of Consumer Packaging Segment of Sonoco Products Company, 2003-2005 (in billion $)
    • Company Snapshot
    • Kleenex Tissue Cup Introduced
    • Sonoco Sells Folding Carton Business
    • Increase in Paperboard Prices

  • Greif, Inc.
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-8 Greif, Inc.’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paper, Packaging & Services Segment Selected
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-16 Annual Revenues of Greif, Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-17 Annual Revenues of Paper, Packaging & Services Segment, 2002-2005 (in million $)
    • Figure 3-18 U.S. Share of Greif, Inc., by Business Segment, 2005
    • Company Snapshot
    • Greif Inc. to Sell Florida Timberland Assets

  • Graphic Packaging Corporation
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-9 Graphic Packaging Corporation’s Product and Brand Portfolio of Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-19 Annual Revenues of Graphic Packaging Corporation, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-20 U.S. Share of Graphic Packaging Corporation, by Business Segment, 2005
    • Company Snapshot
    • Eco-Pak Paperboard Clip for Multi-Packs Launched
    • Graphic Packaging for Winery Product
    • ‘Metallized Product of the Year' Award
    • Z-Flute Package for Club Store Requirements

  • Packaging Corporation of America
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-10 Packaging Corporation of America’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-21 Annual Revenues of Packaging Corporation of America, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Company Snapshot
    • Acquisition of Midland Container Corporation

  • Rock-Tenn Company
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-11 Rock-Tenn Company’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-22 Annual Revenues of Rock-Tenn Company, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
    • Figure 3-23 Rock-Tenn Company, by Business Division, 2005
    • Company Snapshot
    • Gulf States Paper Corporation Acquisition
    • Realignment of the Folding Carton Division

  • Chesapeake Corporation
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-12 Chesapeake Corporation’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Segment
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-24 Annual Revenues of Chesapeake Corporation, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Figure 3-25 Annual Revenues of Paperboard Packaging Segment of Chesapeake Corporation, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Company Snapshot
    • Paperboard Packaging Awards
    • National Paperboard Packaging Award:
    • 18 Awards at PICA
    • Pharmaceutical Packaging Plant in China
    • Acquisition of Arlington Press
    • Updated Corporate Logo in 2005

  • Longview Fibre
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Table 3-13 Longview Fibre’s Product and Brand Portfolio for Paperboard Boxes/Containers, by Segment
    • Performance
    • Figure 3-26 Annual Sales of Longview Fibre, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Figure 3-27 U.S. Share of Longview Fibre, by Business Segment, 2005
    • Figure 3-28 Annual Revenues of Longview Fibre, by Paper and Paperboard Products, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • Figure 3-29 Annual Revenues of Longview Fibre, by Converted Products, 2001-2005 (in million $)

    Chapter 4: Trends and Dynamics
    • Industry Trends
      • Overview
      • Energy Prices
      • Table 4-1 Annual Energy Prices by Type of Energy Resource, 2003-2015 (in $ per million BTU)
      • Paper Packaging Struggles in 2005, Stronger in 2006
      • Table 4-2 U.S. Paper Grades Manufacturing Capacity, 2004-2005 (%)
      • Figure 4-1 U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing Non-Durable Goods, 2001-2005
      • Katrina Effect
      • Recycling
      • Paperboard Recovery
      • Corrugated Packaging is Coasting
      • Growth in End User Sectors Drive Growth for Corrugated Packaging
      • Figure 4-2 U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing, 2001-2005
      • Figure 4-3 U.S. Production Index of Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, 2001-2005
      • Figure 4-4 U.S. Production Index of Food, 2001-2005
      • Corrugated Preferred to RPCs
      • Upgrading Corrugated Boards
      • Folding Paperboard Boxes
      • Looking Ahead — Smart Sizing and Innovation
      • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring in the Paperboard Industry
      • Mergers/Acquisitions
      • Restructuring/Sales
      • End Users Drive Growth in Packaging
      • Growing Awareness about Health and Nutrition
      • Increased Home Delivery of Products
      • China — an Off Shore Challenge

    • Product Trends
      • Convenient Packaging Solutions
      • Duodozen Ice-Pack from MeadWestvaco
      • Georgia-Pacific’s NuBrite for Better Printing
      • No More Soggy Food Thanks to International Paper
      • Susceptor Packaging
      • Innovative Solutions
      • Groovy Kleenex Boxes from Smurfit Stone
      • Graphic Packaging for Winery Product
      • MeadWestvaco’s Natralock , the Cure for Wrap Rage
      • Meadwestvaco’s Wine Multi-Pack for Tetrapack
      • Potlatch Corporation’s Hygienic Paperboard for Food Packaging
      • International Paper Company’s Readyfill IBC System
      • Environment Friendly Packaging
      • Tie-In with RPA-100%
      • Protective Paperboard Packaging Solutions
      • Shelf Appeal

    • Marketing Dynamics
    • Retail Initiatives
      • Sales Teams/Agents
      • Distributors/Retailers
      • Trade Shows/Exhibitions
      • Magazines/Trade Periodicals
      • Internet
      • Contests/Conferences
      • 62nd National Paperboard Packaging Competition, 2005
      • Annual Packaging Competition, 2005
      • AmeriStar Package Awards, 2005

Chapter 5: End User

  • Overview
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Figure 5-1 U.S. Production Index of Food, 2001-2005
  • Confectionery Products Packaging
  • Figure 5-2 U.S. Production Index of Confectionery, 2001-2005
  • Frozen Food Packaging
  • Table 5-1 U.S. Unit Sales of Frozen Foods, 2001-2005 (in million pounds)
  • Beverages
  • Figure 5-3 U.S. Production Index of Beverages, 2001-2005
  • Dairy Industry
  • Table 5-2 U.S. Production Index of Dairy Industry, 2001-2005
  • Table 5-3 U.S. Yogurt Production, 2001-2005 (in million pounds)
  • Pet Food
  • Pharmaceutical and Medicine Industry
  • Figure 5-4 U.S. Production Index of Pharmaceutical and Medicine, 2001-2005
  • Manufacturing
  • Figure 5-5 U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing, 2001-2005
  • Figure 5-6 U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing Durable Goods, 2001-2005
  • Figure 5-7 U.S. Production Index of Manufacturing Non-Durable Goods, 2001-2005
  • Figure 5-8 U.S. Production Index of the Chemicals, 2001-2005
  • Semiconductor/Electronics
  • Figure 5-9 U.S. Production Index of Semiconductor/Electronics, 2001-2005
  • Mailing/Shipping Services


Abstract

Paperboard Boxes and Containers in the U.S., a new report from SBI, presents comprehensive data on the U.S. market for paperboard boxes and containers. It identifies key trends affecting the marketplace and profiles major marketers, along with manufacturers’ strategies used to maximize growth and profitability. The report also covers the packaging needs of the major end use sectors.

The U.S. market for paperboard boxes and containers is defined as comprising the following categories:

  • Corrugated and solid fiber boxes;
  • Folding solid paperboard boxes, such as shoe boxes and food containers;
  • Setup paperboard, such as rigid-sided boxes not shipped flat, fiber cans, composite cans, bobbins, drums, cones, cores, spools, reels, blocks, tubes, mailing cases, and wastebaskets;
  • Non-folding sanitary food containers, including boxes, cartons (such as milk), paper cups, and dishes.

Scope and Methodology
The report data was obtained from government sources, trade associations, trade publications, business journals, company literature, and investment reports.

Shipment statistics are derived from the Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM), and is estimated by SBI. Import and export data, by major country of origin, is derived from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Historical data are provided for 2001 through 2005, with forecast data from 2006 to 2010.

The market size of paperboard boxes and containers (market supply) is defined as the amount of paperboard boxes and containers supplied to the total U.S. marketplace in a particular period. Therefore, market size is determined by supply rather than demand. The U.S. market size for paperboard boxes and containers was calculated from Department of Commerce statistics by collecting data from domestic plant shipments, adding imports, and extracting exports. As such, the formula for determining the market size will be Production in the U.S. + Balance of Trade [i.e. Shipments + (Imports - Exports)].

Note that the values are in net selling values, i.e., free on board (f.o.b.) from the manufacturing plant, and not the retail/wholesale price sold to the end consumer.

What You’ll Get in this Report
Paperboard Boxes and Containers in the U.S. makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that Paperboard Boxes and Containers in the U.S. offers. The report addresses the following segments:

  • The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market growth)
  • Competitive Profiles (of the mainstream marketers, specialists and up-and-coming niche players, and analyses of the products they market)
  • End-Users
  • The Products
  • Trends and Opportunities

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company is already competing in the paperboard box or container industry, or uses these products, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for paperboard boxes and containers, as well as projected market size and trends through 2010.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for paperboard boxes and containers.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for paperboard boxes and containers.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the paperboard industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


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