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South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market

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South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market, By Type (Bottles & Jars; Rigid Bulk Types; Trays, Tubs, Cups, Pots); By Material (Polyethylene (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High Density Polypropylene (HDPE)); By Production Process (Extrusion, Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Thermoforming); By End User Industry (Food & Beverages, Personal Care, Household, Healthcare), Trend Analysis, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2019–2030

  • Published Date: July 2024
  • Report ID: BWC24504
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 200

Report Overview

The government’s increasing number of supportive initiatives for sustainable packaging, growing consumer awareness about the environmental impact of plastic waste, and rapid growth of e-commerce are expected to drive South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market during the forecast period between 2024 and 2030.

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market – Industry Trends & Forecast Report, 2030

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market size by value was estimated at USD 2.06 billion in 2023. During the forecast period between 2024 and 2030, South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.27% reaching a value of USD 4.15 billion by 2030. Prominent drivers of the market include the increasing adoption of rigid plastic packaging across various sectors, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care, the increasing disposable incomes across African nations, rapid urbanization, and evolving consumer preferences favoring packaged goods. The growth trajectory is supported by an expanding middle class and greater purchasing power, leading to a noticeable preference for consumer products packaged in convenient and visually appealing rigid plastics.

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market

By volume, South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market size was estimated at 1.34 Million tons in 2023. During the forecast period between 2024 and 2030, South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.05% reaching the volume of 3.09 Million tons by 2030. The expanding retail sector in South Africa, marked by the rise of supermarkets and hypermarkets, amplifies demand for durable and aesthetically pleasing packaging solutions. These outlets require packaging that not only attracts consumers but also maintains product integrity. Technological advancements in plastic processing are also fueling market growth, facilitating the production of lighter, stronger, and more sustainable rigid plastic packaging options. Another driving force is the ascent of e-commerce in South Africa presents new avenues for the rigid plastic packaging market, as robust and lightweight packaging solutions are essential for secure product delivery in this burgeoning sector.

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Growth

Rigid Plastic Packaging – Overview

Rigid plastic packaging, made from materials like polyethylene, polypropylene, and PET, is a cornerstone in the packaging industry. Known for its strength, durability, and excellent barrier properties, it effectively protects and preserves various products, including food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Its lightweight, cost-effective, and versatile nature makes it a preferred choice, supporting sustainability through recyclability. Constant innovations in design and materials are enhancing its functionality and eco-friendliness. As a result, rigid plastic packaging continues to be a vital and evolving solution in meeting modern packaging needs across multiple sectors.

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market

Growth Drivers

Government’s Supportive Initiatives

The government’s initiatives are pivotal in driving the growth of the South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market. The establishment of the South African Plastics Pact and its roadmap, launched in 2020, exemplifies governmental commitment. This initiative, aligned with global goals, aims to ensure that all plastic packaging becomes reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025. Key objectives include eliminating problematic packaging, enhancing recycling rates to 70%, and achieving 30% recycled content in plastic packaging. Efforts support environmental sustainability and stimulate market demand by fostering innovation in packaging design and promoting the adoption of eco-friendly materials. Government-led policies and extended producer responsibility schemes reinforce this trajectory, enhancing market dynamics and fostering a sustainable future for rigid plastic packaging in South Africa.

Challenges

High Production Costs

High production costs pose a significant restraint to the growth of the South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market. These costs encompass expenses related to raw materials, manufacturing processes, and compliance with stringent environmental regulations. Additionally, fluctuating prices of raw materials, such as petroleum-based plastics, further exacerbate production expenses. These challenges hinder market expansion by limiting profit margins for manufacturers and increasing overall product costs, which in turn affects competitiveness and adoption rates within the industry. Overcoming these cost barriers requires innovations in manufacturing technologies and materials, as well as strategic cost management practices to sustain growth in the rigid plastic packaging sector.

Impact of Escalating Geopolitical Tensions on South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market

Escalating geopolitical tensions among countries across regions could have a significant impact on the growth of South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market. Such tensions may disrupt global supply chains, leading to fluctuations in raw material prices and availability. Increased tariffs or trade restrictions can further complicate procurement processes and escalate production costs. Moreover, geopolitical instability can deter foreign investments and partnerships essential for technological advancements and market expansion. To mitigate these impacts, the market may need to diversify its sourcing strategies, strengthen local production capabilities, and navigate regulatory changes effectively. Overall, geopolitical tensions pose challenges that require proactive strategies to maintain stability and growth in the rigid plastic packaging sector.

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market

Segmental Coverage

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market – By Type

On the basis of type, South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market is divided into Bottles & Jars; Rigid Bulk Types; and Trays, Tubs, Cups, and Pots segments. The bottles & jars segment holds the highest share in South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market by type. Rigid plastic bottles and jars serve a wide array of purposes across industries such as beverages, cosmetics, food, personal care, and pharmaceuticals. These containers are typically crafted from materials like PET, PE, PP, HDPE, PS, or PVC, catering predominantly to consumer demands in retail sectors. The market is fueled by increasing global populations and rising income levels, which drive shifts in consumer lifestyles and preferences. As demand for smaller and medium-sized packaging solutions grows, particularly in emerging markets, the future outlook for rigid plastic bottles and jars remains robust.

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Demand

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market – By Material

Based on material, South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market is segmented into Polyethylene (PET), Polypropylene (PP), and High-Density Polypropylene (HDPE) segments. The polyethylene (PET) segment holds the highest share in the South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market by material, encompassing a wide array of applications from beverage bottles to yogurt cups and clothing. PET is chosen extensively due to its recyclability and ease of processing. In South Africa, PET packaging undergoes efficient recycling processes facilitated by advanced technology, including sorting by color to ensure high-quality recycle. This sorted PET waste is transformed into small flakes, thoroughly cleaned, melted, and extruded into pellets for manufacturing new packaging items or other products like polyester clothing and vehicle components. Such recycling initiatives not only support sustainability goals but also contribute to the economic viability of PET as a preferred material in the country's packaging sector.

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market – By Production Process

By production process, South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market is divided into Extrusion, Injection Molding, Blow Molding, and Thermoforming segments. The injection molding segment holds the highest share in the South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market by production process, due to its unparalleled efficiency and versatility. Injection molding offers precise control over component dimensions, ensuring uniformity and high quality in mass production. It excels in producing complex shapes and designs quickly and cost-effectively, meeting diverse industry demands from telecommunications to automotive sectors. The process involves injecting melted plastic into a mold, cooling it to harden, and then ejecting the finished product, minimizing post-production work. With advancements like robotic automation and recyclable material use, injection molding enhances productivity and supports sustainable practices, making it a preferred choice in the competitive packaging industry.

South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market – By End User Industry

Based on end user industry, South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market is divided into Food & Beverages, Personal Care, Household, & Healthcare segments. The food & beverages segment holds the highest share in the South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market by end user industry, due to its critical role in preserving freshness, ensuring product safety, and enhancing consumer convenience. Rigid packaging, such as cans, plastic containers, and glass jars, acts as a protective barrier against external factors like moisture and air, prolonging shelf life and preserving flavors. It incorporates safety features like tamper-evident seals, maintaining hygiene standards and consumer trust. Moreover, rigid packaging supports brand differentiation through customizable designs and labeling, meeting regulatory requirements for food safety and sustainability. As consumer preferences evolve, rigid packaging continues to evolve, offering innovative solutions that align with both environmental concerns and market demands.

Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market include Polyoak Packaging, Bowler Packaging, Silafrica, Mpact Plastics, Nampak Rigid Plastics, PXD Plastics, ALPLA, and Teqal. To further enhance their market share, these companies employ various strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, license agreements, and new product launches.

Recent Developments

  • In July 2023 - ALPLA, a packaging expert, introduced ALPLA Recycling as a new brand. ALPLA operates 13 plants, including four joint ventures with local partners, and is committed to achieving a minimum of 25% post-consumer recycled (PCR) material usage by 2025. Significant investments were made in new facilities in South Africa, Romania, Thailand, and an expansion in Poland, supporting ALPLA's consolidation efforts under the ALPLA Recycling brand.

Scope of the Report

Attributes

Details

Years Considered

Historical Data – 2019–2030

Base Year – 2023

Estimated Year – 2024

Forecast Period – 2024–2030

Facts Covered

By Value - USD Billion

By Volume - Million tons

Market Coverage

South Africa

Product/ Service Segmentation

Type, Material, Production Process, End User Industry 

Key Players

Polyoak Packaging, Bowler Packaging, Silafrica, Mpact Plastics, Nampak Rigid Plastics, PXD Plastics, ALPLA, Teqal

 

By Type

  • Bottles & Jars

  • Rigid Bulk Types

  • Trays, Tubs, Cups, and Pots

By Material

  • Polyethylene (PET)

  • Polypropylene (PP)

  • High Density Polypropylene (HDPE)

By Production Process

  • Extrusion

  • Injection Molding

  • Blow Molding

  • Thermoforming

By End User Industry

  • Food & Beverages

  • Personal Care

  • Household

  • Healthcare

  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Market Segmentation
  2. Executive Summary
  3. South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Insights
    1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Growth Drivers
        1. Government Initiatives
        2. Growing consumer awareness about the environmental impact of plastic waste
        3. Rapid growth of e-commerce in South Africa
      2. Restraints
        1. High production costs
        2. Limited recycling infrastructure
      3. Opportunities
        1. Growing demand for sustainable packaging
        2. Increasing focus on recycling
        3. Technological advancements
      4. Challenges
        1. Regulatory uncertainty around packaging regulations
        2. Competition from alternative materials
    3. Technological Advancements/Recent Developments
    4. Regulatory Framework
    5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3. Threat of New Entrants
      4. Threat of Substitutes
      5. Intensity of Rivalry
  4. South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market: Marketing Strategies
  5. South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Overview
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2030
      1. By Value (USD Billion)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Type
        1. Bottles & Jars
        2. Rigid Bulk Types
        3. Trays, Tubs, Cups, and Pots
        4. Others
      2. By Material
        1. Polyethylene (PET)
        2. Polypropylene (PP)
        3. High Density Polypropylene (HDPE)
        4. Others
      3. By Production Process
        1. Extrusion
        2. Injection Molding
        3. Blow Molding
        4. Thermoforming
      4. By End User Industry
        1. Food & Beverages
        2. Personal Care
        3. Household
        4. Healthcare
  6. Competitive Landscape
    1. List of Key Players and Their Range
    2. South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Company Market Share Analysis, 2023
    3. Competitive Benchmarking, By Operating Parameters
    4. Key Strategic Development (Merger, Acquisition, Partnership)
  7. Impact of Geopolitical Tensions on South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Industry
  8. Company Profiles (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Competitive landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, and Strategic Outlook, and SWOT Analysis)
    1. Polyoak Packaging
    2. Bowler Packaging
    3. Silafrica
    4. Mpact Plastics
    5. Nampak Rigid Plastics
    6. PXD Plastics
    7. ALPLA
    8. Teqal
    9. Other Prominent Players
  9. Key Strategic Recommendations
  10. Research Methodology
    1. Qualitative Research
      1. Primary & Secondary Research
    2. Quantitative Research
    3. Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
      1. Secondary Research
      2. Primary Research
    4. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents
    5. Assumption & Limitation

*Financial information of non-listed companies can be provided as per availability.

**The segmentation and the companies are subject to modifications based on in-depth secondary research for the final deliverable.

 

List of Figures

 

Figure 1       South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Segmentation

Figure 2       South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Value Chain Analysis

Figure 3       Company Market Share Analysis, 2023

Figure 4       South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2019–2030

Figure 5       South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2019–2030

Figure 6       South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Share, By Material, By Value, 2019–2030

Figure 7       South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Share, By Production Process, By Value, 2019–2030

Figure 8       South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Share, By End User Industry, By Value, 2019–2030

 

List of Tables      

 

Table 1        South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2019–2030

Table 2        South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Share, By Material, By Value, 2019–2030

Table 3        South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Share, By Production Process, By Value, 2019–2030

Table 4        South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Share, By End User Industry, By Value, 2019–2030

Table 5        Polyoak Packaging Company Overview

Table 6        Polyoak Packaging Financial Overview

Table 7        Bowler Packaging Company Overview

Table 8        Bowler Packaging Financial Overview

Table 9        Silafrica Company Overview

Table 10      Silafrica Financial Overview

Table 11      Mpact Plastics Company Overview

Table 12      Mpact Plastics Financial Overview

Table 13      Nampak Rigid Plastics Company Overview

Table 14      Nampak Rigid Plastics Financial Overview

Table 15      PXD Plastics Company Overview

Table 16      PXD Plastics Financial Overview

Table 17      ALPLA Company Overview

Table 18      ALPLA Financial Overview

Table 19      Teqal Company Overview

Table 20      Teqal Financial Overview

Market Segmentation

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Ans: South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market size by value was estimated at USD 2.06 billion by value and at 1.34 million tons by volume in 2023.
Ans: South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market is expected to grow at CAGRs of 8.27% and 8.05% by value and volume, respectively, during the forecast period between 2024 and 2030.
Ans: By 2030, South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market size is forecast to reach a value of USD 4.15 billion and a volume of 3.09 Million tons.
Ans: The growth of South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market is primarily driven by the increasing government initiatives, growing consumer awareness about the environmental impact of plastic waste, rapid growth of e-commerce.
Ans: Key players in South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market include Polyoak Packaging, Bowler Packaging, Silafrica, Mpact Plastics, Nampak Rigid Plastics, PXD Plastics, ALPLA, and Teqal.
Ans: The polyethylene segment holds a major share in the South Africa Rigid Plastic Packaging Market by material.