Pallets Market

Oct 18, 2011, 06:43 ET from Reportlinker

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Pallets Market

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US demand to rise 6.1% annually through 3015

US demand for pallets is forecast to rise 6.1 percent per year to 1.3 billion pallets in 2015, valued at $15 billion. This pace will represent a rebound from the 2005- 2010 period, when demand fell 4.5 percent annually, reflecting the decline in manufacturers' shipments between 2007 and 2009 and only the partial rebound through 2010. Through 2015, pallet demand gains will be driven by an expected advance in manufacturers' shipments from their low 2010 base.

Plastic pallet demand to grow at double-digit rates

Plastic pallet demand is projected to advance at a double-digit pace through 2015, rising to 34.5 million units. Demand will be driven by consumer interest in the use of these pallets because of their performance qualities. Plastic pallets resist damages caused by wear and tear and can last a long time without requiring repair. The pallets are impervious to contamination caused by bacteria and other pathogens, and can easily be cleaned. Plastic pallets are also seen as being environmentally friendly, as they can be recycled once they have reached the end of their lifespan. Pallets made from wood -- primarily lumber -- will continue to account for the largest share of the US pallet market. Demand will be driven by the new pallet market, as manufacturers' shipments rebound and more pallets are needed to ship and haul products. However, refurbished wood pallets, which accounted for 65 percent of wood pallets sold in 2010, will continue to lead the market in 2015. Pallet refurbishing firms, which repair damaged and worn pallets, will see more demand for their services, as it is often more economical to repair an existing pallet than to purchase a new one. Environmental concerns will also boost demand for refurbished pallets, as less wood is required to repair a pallet than to construct a new one.

Manufacturing to remain largest market for pallets

Manufacturing will continue to account for the largest share of pallet demand, totaling 75 percent of the market in 2015. Demand will be supported by continued recognition of the suitability of pallets as an inexpensive way of shipping and hauling goods while avoiding product damage. Providers of warehousing services -- such as pallet management services and pallet pools -- will post 2.5 percent annual gains in pallet demand through 2015. These companies, which manage pallets and coordinate the shipping and handling of materials from original manufacturer to end user, will purchase new pallets and expand their pallet refurbishing operations to add to their pallet stocks and more effectively serve existing customers.

Study coverage

This new industry study presents historical demand data (2000, 2005 and 2010) and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by material, product, market and US region. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry players.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Environment 5

Demographic Trends 9

Manufacturing Outlook 13

Durable Goods 17

Nondurable Goods 17

Warehousing Expenditures 18

Construction Expenditures 20

Historical Overview 23

Environmental Issues 26

Cross-Contamination Issues 27

Bacterial Contamination 27

Phytosanitary Contamination 28

Fungal Contamination 30

Other Sources of Contamination 31

Competitive Products 32

Pricing Trends 34

Lumber 35

Engineered Wood 37

Plastic 37

Metal 38

Corrugated Paper 39

Foreign Trade 39

World Market 42

Western Europe 43

Asia/Pacific 44

Other Regions 45

III. MATERIALS 47

General 47

Relationship Between Stock & Demand 49

Pallet Life Spans 51

Wood 53

Lumber 55

New Pallets 57

Refurbished Pallets 58

Engineered Wood 59

New Pallets 61

Refurbished Pallets 62

Plastics 62

Demand by Type 64

HDPE 65

Other Resins 65

Demand by Source 67

New Resin 67

Reclaimed Resin 67

Metal 68

Steel 69

Aluminum 71

Corrugated Paper 71

Fasteners 73

IV. PRODUCTS 77

General 77

Pallet Overview 78

Pallet Stock 81

Wood Pallets 84

Unit Terms 85

Value Terms 87

Lumber Pallets 90

Characteristics 92

Manufacturing 94

Types 96

Refurbished Pallets 98

Engineered Wood Pallets 99

Characteristics 101

Types 103

Refurbished Pallets 104

Corrugated Paper Pallets 105

Unit Terms 105

Value Terms 107

Characteristics 109

Plastic Pallets 111

Unit Terms 112

Value Terms 113

Characteristics 115

Manufacturing 117

Types 119

HDPE 119

Other Resins & HDPE/Other Resin Blends 121

Metal Pallets 123

Unit Terms 123

Value Terms 125

Characteristics 126

Manufacturing 128

Types 129

Steel 129

Aluminum 131

V. MARKETS 133

General 133

Manufacturing 136

Food & Beverages 137

Transportation Equipment 140

Chemicals 143

Metal Products 146

Machinery 147

Electronic Products 149

Other Manufacturing Markets 151

Warehousing 153

Construction 156

Other Markets 159

VI. REGIONS 161

General 161

Regional Demographic & Economic Trends 162

Population Patterns 162

Economic Outlook 165

Manufacturing & Warehousing Value Added 167

Regional Demand for Pallets 171

Northeast 175

New England 177

Middle Atlantic 178

Midwest 179

East North Central 181

West North Central 181

South 182

South Atlantic 186

East South Central 187

West South Central 188

West 189

Mountain 192

Pacific 193

VII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 195

Industry Composition 195

Manufacturers & Refurbishers 196

Pallet Management Specialists 200

Market Share 202

Wood Pallets 202

Other Pallets 203

Pallet Management Specialists 204

Competitive Strategies 205

Research & Development 208

Marketing 210

Distribution 212

Mergers & Acquisitions 214

Cooperative Agreements 216

Company Profiles 218

Airdex International Incorporated 219

Allied Pallet Company Incorporated 220

Associated Pallet Incorporated 220

Battle Lumber Company Incorporated 221

Botkin Lumber Company Incorporated 222

Brambles Limited 223

CHEP Americas, see Brambles

CORBI Plastics, see Menasha

Corrugated Pallets Company 226

Decade Products LLC 227

Edwards Wood Products Incorporated 228

Fabri-Form Corporation 229

Great Northern Corporation 230

Greystone Logistics Incorporated 231

IFCO SYSTEMS, see Brambles

iGPS Company LLC 232

Illinois Tool Works Incorporated 234

Industrial Pallet Corporation 235

ITW Plastic Packaging, see Illinois Tool Works

Kamps Incorporated 236

LEFCO Worthington, see Worthington Industries

Litco International Incorporated 237

LM Containers LLC 238

MAUSER AG 239

Menasha Corporation 240

Millwood Incorporated 242

Myers Industries Incorporated 244

ORBIS, see Menasha

PalletOne Incorporated 245

PDQ Plastics Incorporated 246

PECO Pallet Incorporated 247

Potomac Supply Corporation 248

Rehrig Pacific Company 249

Ross Skid Products Incorporated 251

Rotonics Manufacturing Incorporated 251

Schafer (Fritz) GmbH 253

Schoeller Arca Systems Group BV 254

Snyder Industries Incorporated 256

Sonoco Products Company 257

Sonoma Pacific Company 258

Southern Packaging Incorporated 259

Southwest Forest Products Incorporated 260

SSI Schaefer Systems International, see Schafer (Fritz)

St. Mary's Box Company Incorporated 261

Tasler Incorporated 262

Thermodynamics, see Rotonics Manufacturing

TriEnda LLC 263

Wisconsin Pallets Incorporated 264

WNC Pallet & Forest Products Company Incorporated 265

Worthington Industries Incorporated 266

Additional Companies Mentioned in Study 268

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8

2 Population & Households 12

3 Manufacturers' Shipments 16

4 Warehousing & Storage Expenditures 20

5 Construction Expenditures 23

6 Pallet Demand, 2000-2010 25

7 Prices for Selected Pallet Types 35

8 Foreign Trade in Pallets 42

SECTION III -- MATERIALS

1 Raw Material Demand in Pallets 48

2 Wood Demand in Pallets 54

3 Plastics Demand in Pallets 64

4 Metal Demand in Pallets 69

5 Corrugated Paper Demand in Pallets 73

6 Fastener Demand in Pallets 76

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

1 Pallet Overview 81

2 Pallet Stock 84

3 Wood Pallet Stock, Supply & Demand 87

4 Wood Pallet Value Demand 89

5 Lumber Pallet Stock & Demand 91

6 Engineered Wood Pallet Stock & Demand 101

7 Corrugated Paper Pallet Stock, Supply & Demand 107

8 Corrugated Paper Pallet Value Demand 109

9 Plastic Pallet Stock, Supply & Demand 113

10 Plastic Pallet Value Demand 115

11 HDPE Plastic Pallet Demand 121

12 Other Plastic Pallet Demand 123

13 Metal Pallet Stock, Supply & Demand 125

14 Metal Pallet Value Demand 126

15 Steel Pallet Demand 131

16 Aluminum Pallet Demand 132

SECTION V -- MARKETS

1 Pallet Demand by Market 135

2 Manufacturing Demand for Pallets 137

3 Food & Beverage Market for Pallets 140

4 Transportation Equipment Market for Pallets 143

5 Chemicals Market for Pallets 145

6 Metal Products Market for Pallets 147

7 Machinery Market for Pallets 149

8 Electronic Products Market for Pallets 151

9 Other Manufacturing Markets for Pallets 153

10 Warehousing Demand for Pallets 156

11 Construction Demand for Pallets 158

12 Other Markets Pallet Demand 160

SECTION VI -- REGIONS

1 Population by Region 164

2 Gross Domestic Product by Region 167

3 Regional Manufacturing & Warehousing Value Added 170

4 Pallet Demand by Region 174

5 Northeast Pallet Demand 177

6 Midwest Pallet Demand 180

7 South Pallet Demand 185

8 West Pallet Demand 192

SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Pallet Sales by Company, 2010 199

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 215

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 217

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- MATERIALS

1 Raw Material Demand in Pallets in Value Terms, 2010 49

2 Pallet Life Spans 53

SECTION V -- MARKETS

1 Pallet Demand by Market, 2010 135

SECTION VI -- REGIONS

1 Pallet Demand by Region, 2010 175

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