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Industrial Drum Market Size to Reach USD 23.98 Billion by 2031 at a CAGR of 8%


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“According to the SNS Insider report, the Industrial Drum Market Growth stood at USD 12.96 billion in 2023. Projections show it reaching USD 23.98 billion by 2031”

A significant driver is the expanding chemical sector, projected to reach a value of $7.5 trillion by 2031.  

This translates to a heightened demand for industrial drums for safe storage and transportation of chemicals, with their durability and secure closure systems being major advantages. Furthermore, the expanding e-commerce landscape, anticipated to reach USD 8.1 trillion in global sales by 2031, is driving the need for reliable and efficient packaging solutions. Industrial drums provide to this requirement perfectly, offering secure containment for a wide variety of products during transit, especially for hazardous or bulk materials. Additionally, stringent regulations like Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) in the food and beverage industry, mandate strict protocols to prevent contamination.

Steel price volatility can erode profit margins for manufacturers, especially with tight competition. To illustrate, steel prices rise by 35% in 2021 due to supply chain disruptions.

Finally, the high cost of recycling steel drums discourages sustainable practices. While steel is a highly recyclable material, the process itself can be energy-intensive and expensive, limiting its environmental appeal compared to potentially single-use plastic options. These challenges necessitate innovation in the industrial drum industry, with a focus on cost-effective production processes, improved recyclability, and exploring material alternatives that can compete with the convenience and price point of plastic solutions.

Industrial Drum Market
Industrial Drum Market

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Major Players Listed in this Report are:

By Product Type

  • Steel Drum
  • Plastic Drum
  • Fiber Drum

By Capacity

  • Up to 100 Litre
  • 100 to 250 Litre
  • 250 to 500 Litre
  • Above 500 Litre

By End Use

  • Food & Beverages
  • Chemical & Fertilizers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Petroleum & Lubricants
  • Building & Construction
  • Paints
  • Inks & Dyes
  • Other

One key trend is the rising adoption of sustainable practices across industries.

This opens doors for innovative, eco-friendly drum designs. Biodegradable or recyclable materials could significantly reduce the environmental impact of drum production and disposal. The market could witness a surge in demand for such drums, especially from environmentally conscious sectors like pharmaceuticals and food processing. Furthermore, the expanding e-commerce sector presents a unique opportunity for industrial drum manufacturers.

Key Segment Analysis:

  • Plastic drums dominate, capturing a significant share due to their affordability, light weight, and resistance to rust.

Their prevalence is evident in the staggering statistic – over 500 million pounds of polyethylene are sold annually in North America alone for drum production. For contents requiring superior chemical resistance, steel drums step in, particularly valued in the chemical processing industry.  However, their heavier weight can translate to higher transportation costs. Fiber drums emerge as the ideal choice for dry, solid materials. Their breathability allows for products like pharmaceuticals to maintain optimal moisture levels.

Industrial Drum Market Key Segments:

  • 3M
  • TPL Plastech Ltd
  • Sicagen
  • Time Technoplast Ltd
  • Schütz GmbH and Co. KGaA
  • Balmer Lawrie and Co. Ltd
  • BWAY Corporation
  • Greif
  • Eagle Manufacturing Company
  • Orora Packaging Australia Pty Ltd

The industrial drum market is experiencing a geographic shift, with emerging regions like Southeast Asia and Latin America exhibiting significant growth potential.

The expanding manufacturing sectors in these regions necessitate strong and cost-effective packaging solutions for chemicals, lubricants, and food products. Industrial drums fit the bill perfectly due to their durability, reusability, and ability to comply with stringent regulations like HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).  Secondly, rising government investments in infrastructure projects across these regions are creating a demand for efficient transportation of industrial materials.

Recent Developments:

  • Steel giant Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaAunveiled the Schütz F1 drum, holding compliance with food safety regulations like HACCP and FSSC 22000. This caters to the rising demand for secure packaging in the food and beverage sector.
  • Grief, Inc., a leader in industrial packaging, reported a significant sales rise, jumping from $215.4 million to USD 1.11 billion in the first quarter of 2020. This highlights the growing need for strong industrial drums across various industries.
  • On the eco-friendly front, manufacturers are embracing alternative materials. Studies show a growing preference for fiber and paperboard drums due to their recyclability, aligning with the global push for sustainable packaging solutions.

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Key Takeaways:

  • The market reflects a trend towards larger capacity drums, exceeding 500 liters, to optimize storage and transportation costs.
  • This growth is not just limited to developed economies; the expansion of manufacturing activities in developing regions like India is creating a significant demand for industrial drums across various sizes and materials.
  • Interestingly, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are also emerging as a key consumer base, indicating the versatility of industrial drums in supporting businesses of all scales.

Table of Contents – Key Points

  1. Introduction
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Market Dynamics
  4. Impact Analysis
  5. Value Chain Analysis
  6. Porter’s 5 forces model
  7. PEST Analysis
  8. Industrial Drum Market Segmentation, By Product Type
  9. Industrial Drum Market Segmentation, By Capacity
  10. Industrial Drum Market Segmentation, By End Use
  11. Regional Analysis
  12. Company Profiles
  13. Competitive Landscape
  14. Conclusion


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