Aluminium and Steel in Packaging
Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) has provided regular and insightful research on the aluminium can-stock and tinplate industries. Aluminium and steel are two of the key raw materials for packaging. Moreover, they are rivals in supplying packaging needs. While the two metals are global, the packaging preferences in the markets that they serve are distinctly local.
This study is the first research report that provides an overall perspective of where the metals packaging industry is now, how it got there and where it will go in the future. It applies a critical perspective to the industry, analyses the respective strengths and weaknesses and provides a reasoned outlook on future developments.
Provides answers to key questions such as:
- What is the short and long-term outlook for metals packaging?
- What are the future trends in demand, capacity and pricing for tinplate and aluminium can-stock?
- What is the future for aluminium foil and its markets and how this differs from aluminium can-stock?
- How steel and aluminium compete, particularly in the beverage can market, but also in aerosol and food can markets?
- Can steel mills add value by moving into can-making?
- What does further consolidation mean for the industry?
- Is the ability to recycle a key advantage for metals? How can this be exploited?
- How tinplate profitability is measured, and what further consolidation means for the industry.
- Do can-makers receive a fair return on their investments?
- How the local and global requirements for metals packaging differ and how can companies take advantage of this?
- How aluminium and steel compete in metals packaging
- Market share analysis including beverage can lines by owner/region and cross-country recycling rates. Can-maker ranking by-region and by market sector.
- Detailed by-country steel beverage, food, aerosol can production and forecasts out to 2020.
- SWOT analysis of all major metals packaging manufacturers along with commentary on their future strategy out to 2020.
- Detailed by-regional cost comparison between tinplate and aluminium in various packaging applications and sensitivity analysis of the impact of changing variables on total costs of production.
- By country historical and forecast tinplate capacity, production, utilisation rates, net trade and apparent consumption statistics out to 2015. Can foil sales forecasts by region out to 2010.
- Review of all major technological trends and identification of key future developments along with their impact on demand and supply.
- Analytical price coverage of tinplate/aluminium spot, contract and prices delivered to merchant collecting centres as well as tinplate, aluminium, aluminium can stock and substrate price forecasts out to 2020 with full price-margin analysis.
What makes this an excellent product?
Complied over a 6-month period – and is completely independent and insightful research. This report is unique – no other report out there that covers all metals packaging materials. This is a complex and under-researched industry and is therefore essential reading for anyone in the industry.
- Considering metals price volatility it is key to select the right metal in your production and this report will help you to decide.
- Helps you if you are looking to invest in the industry and are responsible for your business planning
- This study aims to demonstrate how investment plans should be tailored.
- Will show you changes in the market and how they affect you
- Will tell you where the industry will go in the future
Who should purchase this report?
• Can-makers, such as Rexam and Crown, Cork and Seal, Heinz, Pepsi etc.
• Marketing, purchasing/procurement, sales, market strategy managers as well as business development/strategy/market research managers at all steel, steel and aluminium companies producing products for packaging
• Procurement and business development managers
• Steel/ aluminium industry investors/ financial analysts, corporate finance bankers
• Policy makers, Corporate strategy, company analysts, market research companies
• Other organisations – governments and worldwide (at all levels).
Metals in Packaging is essential reading if you:
- Are looking to invest in the industry
- Are responsible for planning your business strategies
- Need to know the winning strategies you should adopt
- Want to understand changes in the market and how they will affect you
- Need to learn how individual companies interact
- Would like an overall perspective of the metals packaging industry
- Want to know where the industry will go in the future