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Wall Street Equity Research

December 17, 2010 08:15 ET

Analyst Study on Owens-Illinois Inc. and Crown Holdings Inc. - Packaging and Containers Sector Set to Expand in Emerging Market

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The Packaging and Containers Sector is making a concerted effort to expand its positioning in the emerging markets of China, India, and Latin America. The fast growing middle class access to wealth is resulting in a shift in food and beverage consumption habits. Both India and China are seeing growth in alcohol consumption. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the packaging & containers industry. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on packaging & containers industry; traders looking for analysis on Owens-Illinois Inc., Crown Holdings Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

In response, some companies within the sector are working to make inroads into the domestic beer markets through acquisitions of glass production facilities and construction of aluminum beverage cans manufacture plants. Crown Holdings Inc. recently announced it would be investing into the construction of plants geared towards the production of aluminum beverage cans. China is the largest beer market in the world. In terms of glass containers, Asia and Latin America represent 50% of the global market so it is not surprising companies within the Packaging and Containers sector such as Owens-Illinois Inc. are focusing their efforts there. Investors can register today at or to download the full report on Owens-Illinois Inc. and Crown Holdings Inc.

One major trend that helped the sector through the downturn was the budget-minded consumer's preference to eat at home. This resulted in a higher demand for food packaging overall despite the lower volume of business done with restaurants. While higher materials costs have hurt the sector, it has generally faired pretty well throughout the downturn.

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