Rigid Plastics Packaging - Cups/ Tubs/ Trays/ Clamshells

Despite the economic challenges of the past five years, the rigid plastic market, as defined in this report as Cups, Tubs, Trays and Clamshells, has continued to perform well.

This category of the rigid plastic packaging industry experienced positive growth between 2007 and 2012, increasing 27.7% (up $1.63 billion in real dollar terms). This positive and consistent growth in the total market size is encouraging news for the sector indicating increased consumer demand despite a lagging economy.

The total market size is currently $7.5 billion (2012), which constitutes approximately 18.8% percent of the food and beverage rigid plastic packaging industry; a $40.1 billion dollar segment of the rigid plastic food packaging industry, by dollar value....

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