Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

 Published On: Dec, 2014 |    No of Pages: 356 |  Published By: Freedonia | Format: PDF
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US demand to exceed $39 billion in 2018
Demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes is projected to exceed $39 billion in 2018. Gains will improve from the performance of the 2008-2013 period as manufacturing output continues to recover from low levels following the 2007-2009 recession. A rebound in the production of nondurable goods such as food, beverages, cosmetics and toiletries, pharmaceuticals, and cleaning products will fuel heightened requirements for related shipping and other boxes. Other factors supporting increases will include accelerated output of durable goods, improved consumer spending growth, a rebound in construction spending, and further rapid growth for online shopping. Value increases will also be helped by the growing presence of value added box types, such as display-ready boxes and boxes with high quality graphics.

Economic recovery to drive most product segments
Corrugated and solid fiber box opportunities will be driven by a recovery in the manufacturing sector coupled with their position as the shipping container of choice for a broad array of durable and nondurable goods. Volume advances will reflect expanded use of lighter weight, high performance paperboard grades that can provide compression strength similar to that of corrugated boxes made from traditional heavier weight paperboard. Folding carton demand will improve from the performance of the 2008-2013 period and will be supported by a rebound in nondurable goods output and expanded opportunities in carryout food applications. However, advances will be restrained by competition from other packaging formats -- particularly flexible packaging. Set-up boxes will remain a specialty niche in the box industry, with imports comprising an increasing share of demand. Nonetheless, prospects will be helped by an improved outlook for discretionary spending and boxes’ entrenched position as upscale packaging for fragrances, premium confectionery products, and gift sets.

Food & beverage market to remain dominant
Food and beverages represent the largest single market for corrugated and paperboard boxes, accounting for 50 percent of total demand in 2013. Segments that are expected to post above average gains include produce; meat, poultry, and seafood; dairy; and beverage, with sugar and confectionery, baked goods, and grain mill product uses expected to grow more slowly. Despite sustainability efforts aimed at reducing excess packaging by eliminating boxes and cartons or reducing the amount of paperboard utilized in food and beverage cartons, ongoing opportunities in the vast food and beverage market will be based on a combination of relatively low cost, protective performance, and a well developed infrastructure for recycling.

Nonmanufacturing market to grow the fastest
The durable goods market will post a rebound through 2018, supported by heightened output following low levels of recent years. Moreover, a rebound in construction activity will drive demand for household appliances, furniture and other durable goods, as well as related boxes. The nonmanufacturing market will be the fastest rising box market through 2018 and beyond, propelled by the continuing popularity of online shopping and greater use of carryout food boxes in the foodservice industry in light of growing restrictions on foam carryout containers.

Study coverage
This Freedonia industry study, Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes, presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, as well as forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by material, product and market. The study also details market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 key companies.

INTRODUCTION xi

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Demographic & Household Trends 9
Consumer Income & Spending 13
Manufacturing 16
Retail Sales 20
Internet & Catalog Sales Outlook 24
Packaging Industry Overview 27
Paper 30
Plastic 31
Metal 32
Glass & Wood 33
Competitive Packaging Materials 34
Sustainability 37
Aesthetics 39
Historical Market Trends 40
Pricing Trends & Product Mix 44
Paperboard Pricing Trends 47
Environmental & Regulatory Issues 50
World Markets 53
Foreign Trade 55

III. MATERIALS 59
General 59
Supply & Demand 60
Unbleached Kraft Board 63
Linerboard 64
Boxboard 66
Recycled Board 67
Semichemical Board 71
Bleached Kraft Board 73
Paperboard Consumption in Boxes 76
Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes 78
Folding Paperboard Boxes 81
Set-Up Paperboard Boxes 85
Other Materials Consumption in Boxes 86
Adhesives 88
Inks 90
Waxes & Wax Alternatives 92

IV. PRODUCTS 96
General 96
Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes 99
Products 102
Capacity 104
Constructions 107
Strength Requirements 108
Mini-Flute Corrugated Boxes 110
High Quality Printing 112
Markets 114
Folding Paperboard Boxes 118
Products 122
Windowed Paperboard Boxes 124
Printing & Design 127
Markets 129
Set-Up Paperboard Boxes 133

V. MARKETS 138
General 138
Food & Beverages 142
Food & Beverage Industry Outlook 142
Box Demand 146
Meat, Poultry, & Seafood 148
Beverages 151
Fresh Produce 154
Grain Mill Products 157
Frozen Food 159
Canned Food 163
Dairy Products 165
Bakery Products 167
Candy & Confections 169
Other Food 171
Box Types 173
Nonfood Nondurable Goods 176
Paper & Publishing 177
Paper & Publishing Outlook 178
Box Demand 180
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Products 183
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook 184
Box Demand 187
Pharmaceuticals 189
Cosmetics & Toiletries 192
Cleaning Chemicals 194
Other Chemical Products 196
Other Nondurable Goods 198
Rubber & Plastic Products 200
Textiles & Apparel 202
Tobacco 203
All Other Nondurables 205
Durable Goods 206
Machinery & Equipment 208
Machinery & Equipment Outlook 209
Box Demand 212
Fabricated Metal Products 214
Fabricated Metal Products Outlook 215
Box Demand 216
Other Durable Goods 218
Glass & Ceramic Products 220
Furniture, Lumber, & Wood Products 222
Silverware & Jewelry 222
Toys & Sporting Goods 223
Motor Vehicle Parts 225
Music, Entertainment, & Software 226
Instruments & All Other Durables 227
Nonmanufacturing 228
Foodservice & Carry-Out 230
Retail Shipping 233
Moving, Storage, & Other 235

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 237
General 237
Market Share 242
Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes 247
Folding Paperboard Boxes 248
Acquisitions & Divestitures 250
Manufacturing 256
Marketing 258
Distribution Strategies 260
Competitive Strategies 262
Cooperative Agreements 264
Regional Dynamics 268
Company Profiles 270
AGI-Shorewood Group, see Atlas Holdings
Americraft Carton Incorporated 271
Atlas Holdings LLC 272
Bell Incorporated 274
Bird Packaging, see Cascades
Boise, see Packaging Corporation of America
Caraustar Industries Incorporated 275
Cascades Incorporated 277
Cascades Sonoco, see Cascades and Sonoco Products
Chesapeake, see Multi Packaging Solutions
Clearwater Paper Corporation 283
Clondalkin Group Holdings BV 285
Color-Box, see Koch Industries
CorrChoice, see Greif
Crockett Packaging, see Packaging Corporation
of America
Dalton Box, see Schwarz Partners
Fold-Pak, see Rock-Tenn
Fruit Growers Supply Company 287
Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries
Graphic Packaging Holding Company 288
Great Lakes Packaging, see Green Bay Packaging
Green Bay Packaging Incorporated 290
Greenpac Mill, see Cascades
Greif Incorporated 293
Hood Companies 295
Huhtamaki Oyj 297
International Paper Company 298
Interstate Resources Incorporated 303
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation 305
Koch Industries Incorporated 309
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, see KapStone Paper and Packaging
Malnove Incorporated 313
Manchester Industries, see PaperWorks Industries
Maritime Paper Products Partnership, see Cascades
MaxPak, see Schwarz Partners
McLean Packaging Corporation 314
MeadWestvaco Corporation 316
Menasha Corporation 319
MidCon Holdings, see Green Bay Packaging
Midland Container, see Green Bay Packaging
Mid Ohio Packaging, see Schwarz Partners
Mid South Packaging, see Rock-Tenn
Multi Packaging Solutions Incorporated 322
Newark Group Incorporated 325
Norampac, see Cascades
NPG, see Rock-Tenn
Orange County Container Group, see Smurfit Kappa Group
Packaging Corporation of America 328
PaperWorks Industries Incorporated 331
Pratt Industries, see Visy Proprietary
Rock-Tenn Company 334
RTS Packaging, see Rock-Tenn and Sonoco Products
Schwarz Partners LP 340
Smurfit Kappa Group plc 342
Sonoco Products Company 344
Stronghaven, see Hood Companies
US Corrugated Incorporated 347
Visy Proprietary Limited 348
Additional Companies in Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes 351

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Population & Households 13
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 16
4 Manufacturers’ Shipments 20
5 Retail Sales 24
6 E-Commerce & Mail Order Shopping Sales 27
7 Packaging Supply & Demand 30
8 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market, 2003-2013 43
9 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Pricing 47
10 Foreign Trade in Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes 58

SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Paperboard Supply & Demand by Type 63
2 Unbleached Kraft Board Supply & Demand 64
3 Recycled Board Supply & Demand 71
4 Semichemical Board Supply & Demand 73
5 Bleached Kraft Board Supply & Demand 76
6 Paperboard Consumption in Boxes by Grade & Box Type 77
7 Paperboard Consumption in Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes by Material & Grade 81
8 Paperboard Consumption in Folding Paperboard Boxes 85
9 Paperboard Consumption in Set-Up Paperboard Boxes 86
10 Other Materials Consumption in Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes 87

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Supply & Demand 99
2 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Supply & Demand 102
3 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Production by Construction 108
4 Mini-Flute Corrugated Box Shipments 112
5 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Demand by Market 117
6 Folding Paperboard Box Supply & Demand 121
7 Windowed Paperboard Box Shipments by Market 127
8 Folding Paperboard Box Demand by Market 132
9 Set-Up Paperboard Box Supply & Demand 136

SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Market 141
2 Food & Beverage Shipments 146
3 Food & Beverage Box Market 148
4 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Box Market 151
5 Beverage Box Market 154
6 Fresh Produce Box Market 157
7 Grain Mill Product Box Market 159
8 Frozen Food Box Market 163
9 Canned Food Box Market 165
10 Dairy Product Box Market 167
11 Bakery Product Box Market 169
12 Candy & Confection Box Market 171
13 Other Food Box Markets 173
14 Food & Beverage Box Demand by Type 176
15 Nonfood Nondurable Goods Box Market 177
16 Paper & Publishing Shipments 180
17 Paper & Publishing Box Market 183
18 Chemical & Pharmaceutical Shipments 187
19 Chemical & Pharmaceutical Box Demand by Market & Type 189
20 Pharmaceutical Box Market 192
21 Cosmetic & Toiletry Box Market 194
22 Cleaning Chemical Box Market 196
23 Other Chemical Products Box Market 198
24 Other Nondurable Goods Box Demand by Market & Type 200
25 Durable Goods Box Demand by Market & Type 208
26 Machinery & Equipment Shipments 211
27 Machinery & Equipment Box Market 214
28 Selected Fabricated Metal Product Shipments 216
29 Metal Product Box Demand 218
30 Other Durable Goods Box Demand by Market & Type 220
31 Nonmanufacturing Box Demand by Market & Type 230

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Sales by Company, 2013 240
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 254
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 267

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market, 2003-2013 44
2 Paperboard Pricing, 2003-2013 50

SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Paperboard Consumption in Boxes by Grade, 2013 78

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 US Corrugated Capacity, Year-End 2013 106
2 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Demand by Market, 2013 118
3 Folding Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2013 133
4 Set-Up Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2013 137

SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand by Market, 2013 141

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Market Share, 2013 243
2 Corrugated & Solid Fiber Box Market Share, 2013 248
3 Folding Paperboard Box Market Share, 2013 250


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