An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Fiber Drums Market
This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Fiber Drums market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Fiber Drums market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.
Fiber drums market analysis: Over 45% of the total revenue is estimated to be generated by the 50-75 gallons segment by capacity type in 2018
The global fiber drums market was valued at US$ 588.3 Mn in 2017 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 7.1%, during the forecast period.
Fiber drums are used for storing and shipping variety of products including food products and flavourings, dye and colorants, adhesives, rolled sheet material as well as various hazardous chemicals. Fiber drums have circular cross-sections with parallel side walls made of thin paperboard or unbleached kraft paper windings. Further, these layers are bonded by adhesive, which provides stacking and handling strength. Fiber drums have better corrosion resistance as compared to steel or plastic drums as its interior layer is made up of paper that is coated with foil or poly lining. Moreover, fibreboard lids are being replaced by metal or plastic rings in order to minimize any type of product contamination. As fiber drums are made up of fibreboard, they are extraordinarily lightweight. Hence, they reduce shipping expenses. The global fiber drums market is largely organized in regions such as APEJ and North America. The global fiber drums market is expected to be largely influenced by the high demand from applications from end use such as chemical, food, and agro-based industries.
Some of the key factors affecting the fiber drums market are the growing retail sector and the increasing preference for lightweight bulk containers such as fiber drums. The main advantage of using fiber drums is that they are 100% recyclable. Most of the fiber drums used for transportation and storage of liquid products such as adhesives and dyestuff can be lined with different coatings or insoluble materials such as, silicon, polyethylene, or polyester. Performance of the fiber drum is verified by two fundamental tests- drop test and stacking or compression test in order to check the quality.
China has shown an impressive growth in the production of fiber drums. In terms of value, it towers over other countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. The rising concerns for sophisticated packaging solutions towards products by local as well as renowned players have translated into better quality of fiber drums. Therefore, the outlook for the global fiber drums market is expected to be positive during the forecast period.
Global Fiber Drums Market: Drivers and Restraints
Fiber drums can easily be customized and their wide range enables easy adoption with maritime containers and trucks. Portability and ease of handling are the two key factors which are preferred by the logistics and packaging solution-oriented industries. The lightweight of the drum makes it ideal for the transportation and storage of hazardous chemicals. These factors are contributing to the growth of the market globally.
Moreover, the growing retail sector and rise in intercontinental trade are escalating the fiber drums market. Adoption of fiber drums as a packaging solution for dry chemicals has increased particularly in the Asia Pacific region. The fiber drums market has consistently reflected the improvement in product design and value creation for the end user. However, lack of agility in industrial packaging manufacturers is affecting the market. Furthermore, supply chain complexities make it even difficult, since fiber drums manufacturers are positioned two to three nodes back in the supply chain, where they struggle to withhold the demand variability.
Global Fiber Drums Market: Taxonomy
The global fiber drums market has been segmented on the basis of closure type, capacity, end-use industry, and region.
The closure type considered in the fiber drums market study includes metal closure fiber drums, plastic closure fiber drums, and fiber closure fiber drums. Of these, the metal closure segment accounts for the major share of the global fiber drums market.
On the basis of capacity, the fiber drums market has been segmented into below 25 gallons, 25-50 gallons, 50-75 gallons, and above 75 gallons. Of these, the 50-75 gallons segment will grow at a healthy CAGR in the global fiber drums market.
On the basis of end-use industry, the global fiber drums market has been segmented into five segments that are chemical, food and agro-allied, pharmaceutical, building and construction, and others. The chemical industry segment in the global fiber drums market is expected to heavily dominate the market during the forecast period.
Global Fiber Drums Market: Competitive Landscape
The major manufacturers of fiber drums profiled in this report include Grief Inc., Mauser Group B.V., C.L.Smith, TPL Plastech Ltd., Three Rivers Packaging Inc., Industrial Container Services, Milford Barrel Co. Inc., Enviro-Pak Inc., Orlando Drum and Containers Corporation, Sonoco Product Company, Great Western Containers, Fibrestar Drums Limited, and Patrick J. Kelly Drums, Inc.
Global Fiber Drums Market: Key Developments
Key players in the fiber drums market are looking forward to expansion through organic & inorganic methods such as acquisitions & mergers, product launches, etc. For instance,
In July 2016, Mauser Group B.V announced the acquisition of Daniel’s Healthcare Group, a manufacturer of medical containers.
In October 2016, Grief Inc. announced increase in prices of fiber and plastic drums due to escalating raw material and other input costs. Existing customers have been notified of the 5.8% increase on fiber drums and the 6.6% increase on plastic drums.
In September 2015, Schutz Container Systems, Inc. launched Schutz Ticket service that organizes free collection and reconditioning of empty fiber drums.
In this report, FMI offers a 9-year forecast of the global fiber drums market between 2018 and 2027. In terms of value, the fiber drums market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 7.1%. The study reveals the market dynamics in seven geographic segments along with a market analysis for the current fiber drums market environment and future scenario over the forecast period.
This FMI report studies the global fiber drums market for the period 2018–2027. The prime objective of this report is to offer insights and key market trends pertaining to the global fiber drums market that gradually help transform global businesses.
The market numbers have been assessed by carefully scrutinizing the production of fiber drums, in all the seven key regions for the current year, as well as the historical performance of the fiber drums market. Market size and forecast for each segment in the fiber drums market have been provided in the context of regional markets. All the segmentation for fiber drums has been considered after appropriate secondary research and revalidation of the data obtained through interviews with key thought leaders in the industry. The fiber drums market has been forecast based on constant currency rates.
A number of primary and secondary sources were consulted during the course of the study on the fiber drums market. Secondary sources for data on fiber drums trade include Factiva, various Fiber Drums Associations, as well as company annual reports & publications. Detailed trade data has been provided to assess the global fiber drums market supply/demand scenario.
The global fiber drums market report begins with an executive summary intended to give a clear perspective about the market to the reader. It is then followed by a thorough definition of fiber drums and the market segmentation describing the scope of the study. This is to outline the significance of fiber drums as a product, and the impact of their market growth on the industry.
A porter’s analysis section ensures a thorough understanding of the level of competition in the fiber drums market. Porter’s analysis for the global fiber drums market has been covered for bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, threat of substitutes and new entrants, and the intensity of competition. This is followed by market dynamics and an overview of the global fiber drums market, which includes FMI analysis of market drivers, restraints, and trends that are affecting the growth of the fiber drums market.
On the basis of capacity type, the global fiber drums market study includes capacity from below 25 gallons, 25-50 Gallons, 50-75 Gallons, and Above 75 Gallons. Of these, the 50-75 gallons segment accounts for the major share of the global fiber drums market.
On the basis of closure type, the global fiber drums market has been segmented into metal, plastic, and fiber closures. Of these, the metal closure segment will grow at a healthy CAGR in the global fiber drums market.
On the basis of end-use industry, the global fiber drums market has been segmented into five segments- chemical, food & agro-allied, pharmaceutical, building & construction, and others. The chemical segment is expected to heavily dominate the market during the forecast period.
The next section of the report highlights the fiber drums market by region and provides the market outlook for 2018–2027. The report evaluates the present scenario and growth prospects of the regional fiber drums market for 2018–2027.
To understand the key growth segments in terms of growth and adoption of fiber drums globally, in the final section of the report, a ‘dashboard view’ of the companies is provided to compare the current industrial scenario and their contribution to the total fiber drums market. Moreover, it is primarily designed to provide clients an objective and detailed comparative assessment of key providers specific to a segment in the fiber drums market. Report audiences can gain segment-specific manufacturer insights to identify and evaluate key competitors in the fiber drums market.
The key manufacturers in the fiber drums market profiled in this report include– Grief Inc., Mauser Group B.V., C.L.Smith, TPL Plastech Ltd., Three Rivers Packaging Inc., Industrial Container Services, Milford Barrel Co. Inc., Enviro-Pak Inc., Orlando Drum and Containers Corporation, Sonoco Product Company, Great Western Containers, Fibrestar Drums Limited, and Patrick J. Kelly Drums, Inc.
Key Segments Covered in the Fiber Drums Market
By Closure Type
- Metal Closure
- Plastic Closure
- Fiber Closure
- Below 25 Gallons
- 25-50 Gallons
- 50-75 Gallons
- Above 75 Gallons
By End Use
- Chemical Industry
- Food & Agro-allied Industry
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Building & Construction Industry
Key Regions Covered in the Fiber Drums Market
- Rest of Latin America
- Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ)
- Rest of APEJ
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA