Introduction to Injection Molding:
Injection molding process in the plastic industry has evolved itself as one of the most dynamic technology in the recent decade. Injection molding is one of the most commonly used method which can fabricate almost any plastic type. Processes, technologies and materials used in the injection molding method continue to advance, allowing producers better insights to designs and help in development and production of efficient and cost effective plastic products. The products manufactured using injection molding technique may vary in dimensions, complexity and applications. Various kinds of plastic products are produced using injection molding such as jars, containers, body panels for cars, domed caps, lids, and closures among others.
Injection molding containers includes products such as plastic bottles, food containers, and cosmetic containers. The packaging industry heavily depends on injection molded plastic containers. For instance, food storage and packaging is highly dependent on injection molded plastic containers. Plastic containers find useful applications in various industries such as food & beverages, cosmetics, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Due to multiple applications of injection molding containers, the type of plastic used is different. These containers are made up of different plastic types such as polypropylene, polyethylene and others. The advantage of containers made up of injection molding method is that it is repeatable, which means the second part produced is going to be practically identical to the first one.
Uses of plastic containers:
Plastic injection molding containers are used on daily basis, from household to industries. Containers manufactured using injection molding extrusion method are highly used. This containers are employed to pack containers, dairy products, personal care products and other household products. Also, the material which is being used in the manufacturing of injection molding containers have high acceptance in recycling centers and the growing demand for recycling packaging solutions which fuels the global demand for these containers.
Injection molding containers are very useful for storage purposes. Plastic is durable, as breaking of plastic containers is not an issue. Also, injection molding containers are cheaper than its counterparts such as glass, and metal. It provides cost effective solutions. With injection molding method, containers can be manufactured in bulk. The growth in global trade is increasing and it is also increasing the capacity of goods being transported, which creates an absolute need for packaging solutions in order to reduce chances of quality deterioration and ensure product integrity during transportation. Injection molding containers are known for its impact resistant properties. Injection molding containers such as drums, pails, and crates, among others are used widely across the globe.
The demand for cheaper packaging products, which can be possible by process such as injection molding is expected to fuels the growth of global injection molding containers market. Also, the demand of products for domestic and household purposes and growing global packaging industry is expected to drive the market over the next decade.
The pricing can be taken on the basis of container type. It is feasible to consider pricing as per container type because size and type of container vary according to applications.
The above methodology indicates how market is estimated for the injection molding containers. The sources which have been used to validate the estimated market size include annual reports of key market players, industry journals & magazines, research papers, and other relevant data available in the public domain. Primary sources referred include focused discussions with C level executives, distributors, independent consultants, and key industry experts, among others.
Advantages of using injection molding for container manufacturing:
Injection molding is highly versatile method for producing plastic products and parts. This method is highly preferred over other methods for manufacturing due to its advantages over other methods. Injection molding method is not just simple and reliable, but it is extremely efficient.
Some advantages of using injection molding method for container manufacturing are:
Market Players operating in the global market:
Tier 1 Companies, revenue above US$ 100 Mn:
- Greif, Inc.
- Mauser Group B.V.
- Time Technoplast Ltd.
- Takween Advanced Industries
- Graham Packaging Company
- Greiner Packaging GmbH
Tier 2 Companies, revenue between US$ 50 Mn to US$ 100 Mn:
- Singa Plastics limited
- HTI Plastics
- WERIT Kunststoffwerke W. Schneider GmbH & Co.KG
- Placon Corporation Inc.
- Mold Tek Packaging Ltd
Tier 3 Companies, revenue below US$ 50 Mn:
- Duplas Al Sharq LLC
- Arabian Plastics Industrial Company Limited
- Pampa Industries (International) Corp.
- Arabian Gulf Manufacturers Ltd
- National Plastic Factory
- Plastic Container Packaging Corporation
- H&O Plastics
- Inpress Plastics Ltd.
The road ahead:
The injection molding containers market has seen remarkable growth due to advancements in the area of injection molding. The companies make large investments in molding equipment, tooling and automation to gain competitive edge. Injection molding technique continually develops, with major milestones including introduction of thermoplastic materials, the introduction of microprocessors to control machines and other technological developments.
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The injection molding containers market has been segmented as follows:
On the basis of container type, the injection molding container market has been segmented as:
- Cans & Bottles
On the basis of material type, the injection molding container market has been segmented as:
On the basis of end use industry, the injection molding container market has been segmented as:
- Personal care & Cosmetics
- Chemical & Petrochemicals
- Other Industrial Packaging
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