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Examine the World Metal Packaging Materials Markets

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World Metal Packaging Materials Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Metal Packaging Materials in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 247 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Rio Tinto Alcan, Alcoa Inc., Amcor Ltd., Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc., Ball Corporation., Crown Holdings, Inc., Hoe Chong Tin Pte Ltd., Pactiv Corporation, Rexam Plc., Semiconductor Packaging Materials Corporation, Silgan Holdings Inc., Sonoco Products Company, and Toyo Seikan Kaisha Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Aluminum I-4
Steel I-4
Tinplate I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Packaging Consumption and the Wealth of Nations II-1
Table 1: Global Market for Packaging Materials (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume by Material Type -
Paper, Plastic, Metal, Glass, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1

Table 2: Global Market for Beverage Packaging Materials
(2004): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Value by Material
Type - Paper, Plastic, Metal, and Glass (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1

Table 3: Global Market Food Packaging Materials (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Value by Material Type -
Paper & Cardboard, Plastic, Metal, Wood, and Glass (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
The Disposable Income Factor II-2
Altering Consumer Preferences - A Major Propelling Factor II-2
Packaging Sales on Rise II-2
Table 4: Global Beverage Can Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown by Country/Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 5: North American Market for Metal Food Cans (2006):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players -
Silgan, Ball Corp., Crown Holdings, Self Manf, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Metals in Food Packaging Challenged by Rival Alternatives II-3
Change: An Inescapable Phenomenon II-4
Consolidation, Rationalization & Restructuring: A Growing
Trend in the Regional Markets II-4
Movement Towards Trendy Designs II-4
Continuous Reduction in Metal Content II-4
High Entry Barriers in Metal Packaging II-4
Natural Gas Costs - A Key Pricing Factor II-4
Chinese Consumption - A Matter of Concern II-5
Demand for Aluminium Aerosol Cans Soar to New Heights II-5
Cosmetics: A Lucrative End-Use Application Market II-5
Table 6: Global Market for Aluminum Aerosol Cans (2006):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Major End-Use Industries -
Cosmetics, Household and Technical Products,
Pharmaceuticals, and Food (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 7: World Aluminum Consumption Per Capita in Key
Geographic Markets for the Year 2006 (In Kgs Per Annum)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 8: Global Market for Aluminum (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by Major End-Use Applications -
Construction, Transport, Packaging, Power, Appliances,
Machinery, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Tightening Regulations & Metal Packaging Materials II-7
Outlook II-7

2. Packaging Materials - An Introduction II-8
Packaging Systems and Materials II-8
The Global Packaging Market II-8
An Eye to Global Can Market II-8
Aluminum Cans Losing Ground II-9
Metal Vs. PET II-9
Metals Fight Back II-9
Environmental Benefits of Packaging II-9
Choosing the Right Material II-10
Classification of Packaging Materials II-10
Packaging Problems II-10
Food & Beverages Packaging II-10
Packaging Advantages for Food & Beverages II-11
Preservation II-11
Quantity II-11
Protection II-11
Protection from Physical Damage II-11
Protection from Contamination II-11
Protection from Physical and Chemical Changes II-11
Advertising Medium II-11
Convenience for Customers II-12
Handling Convenience II-12
Packaging in Toiletries and Cosmetics II-12

3. Metal Packaging Materials - Product Overview II-13
Industry Structure II-13
Classification Based on Thickness II-13
Aluminum - Numero Uno II-13
Beverage Cans Manufacturing Process II-14
Aluminum Faces New Competitors in Cans Market II-15
Recycling of Aluminum II-15
Temperature Resistant II-15
Obstructs Exchange of Moisture II-15
Aluminum Foil II-15
Aluminum Foil: Market Overview II-16
Debut of Aluminum Foils II-16
Aluminum Foils - A Categorization II-16
Aluminum Foil Laminates II-16
Aluminum Foil - A Magic Product II-16
An Effective Packaging Material II-17
Firm Folding (Deadfold) II-17
Aluminum Foil Containers II-17
Foil Containers - A Niche Market for Aluminum Foils II-17
Steel II-17
Properties of Packaging Steel II-17
Applications of Packaging Steel II-18
Applications of Steel in Drums II-18
Environmental Factors II-18
Overview of the Packaging Steel Market II-19
Future Prospects II-19
Tinplate & Blackplate II-19
Tinplate: Dominating the Food Cans Market II-20
Tinplate Prices Soften II-20
Asia-Pacific: Holding Enormous Potential II-20

4. Technological Innovations II-21
Contoured Cans and Active Packaging II-21
New Aerosol Technology II-21
Flexible Packaging II-21
Smart Packaging II-21
New Packing Technology II-22
Push Plus End Tabs For Beverage Cans II-22
Can-O-Mat and End-O-Mat Systems II-22
Steel and Life Cans II-22
Vapor Protective Liners II-22
Schmalbach-Lubeca's Aseptic Filling Technology II-23
Hygienic Beverage Can Concept from Merler Ferruccio & Co II-23
New Bottle Cans from Daiwa Cans II-24
Necked-In Cans: A Revolutionary Concept II-24
Silver Arrow's Distinct Look Innovative Cans II-24
Extrusion-Coated Tin-Free Steel II-25
Crown Cork's SuperEnd Aluminum Can Tops II-25
Prototype IC Can, a Self-Chilling Aluminum Container from
Tempra Technology II-26

5. Product Launches II-28
Novelis Unveils New Range of Aluminum Sheets II-28
ASA San Marino Develops 3-Pack Metal Bottle II-28
Showa Denko Unwraps Aluminum Cups for Beverages II-28
Crown Food Europe Introduces New Bowl-Shaped Can II-28
Plus Pack Dishes Out Ready2Cook(R) Packaging II-28
Rexam Introduces New Aluminium SLEEK(TM) Can in Europe II-29
Crown Foods Introduces New Series of Bowl Shaped Cans in
Steel, Aluminum II-29
Alcan Introduces GUARDLID(TM) Child-Resistant Medicine Packaging II-29
Torraspapel Widens Metallized Product Portfolio II-29
JJ Darboven Develops New Steel Coffee Packaging II-30
Crown Unveils Protact Steel Cans II-30
Crown Holdings Launches Latest Airtight Closures II-30
Amcor Introduces 202 SuperEnd II-31
Axium Process Launches Manways Range II-31
Rexam Unveils 38TIFF II-31
Rexam Dispensing Systems Develops 'Sof' Flag II-31
CCL Containers Provides 'Radical-Chic' Packaging for Vincor
International's Tabu Range II-32
Iams Introduces Fetching Cans II-32
Daiwa Can's Aluminum Bottle Can Witnesses Growth II-32
Zotos Introduces Bain de Terre in Spa Lines II-32
CCL Container Launches New Aluminum Aerosol Packaging II-33
Zip Pack Launches Metallised Bag for Packaging Granular Items II-33
Crown Cork & Seal Introduces Next Generation Eole Steel Food
Can End II-33
Crown Cork Develops 16-oz Can II-34
Crown Cork & Seal Introduces New Technology in Beverage Cans II-34
Friskies Launches Popular Brands in Stackable Cans II-34
Chase Products Co Unveils eCAN Ergonomic Spray Can II-34

6. Recent Industry Activity II-35
Rio Tinto Pockets Alcan Inc II-35
Alcoa Plans to Divest its Packaging and Consumer Division II-35
Tata Steel Acquires Corus Group II-35
Tata Steel and VSC Signs MoU to Establish a Joint Venture II-35
Impress Signs Co-Operation Agreement with ORG II-36
Crown Holdings Ties-Up with QinetiQ II-36
Alcoa and Sapa Set up Soft-Alloy Joint Venture Company II-36
Hindalco Acquires Novelis II-36
Greiner, Weidenhammer Form Joint Venture II-36
Glud & Marstrand Acquires Kelsen's Subsidiaries II-36
BWAY Acquires Vulcan Containers II-37
FAS Approves Merger of RUSAL, SUAL & Glencore II-37
Rexam Establishes New Unit in Russia II-37
Alcan Establishes Aluminum Plant in China II-37
Alcan Specialty Sheet Partners with Canibal for Beverage Can
Recycling II-38
Alcan Divests Stake in Utkal II-38
Audax Group Acquires Nicholl II-38
Greif Acquires Selected Divisions of Blagden II-38
San Miguel Corporation Merges Packaging Subsidiaries II-38
Alcoa World Alumina Enters into Agreement with VINACOMIN II-39
SUAL Announces Investment Plan for New Facility II-39
Alcan Sells-off Cebal Aerosol Business II-39
Alcan Sets Up Wine Closure Facility in Adelaide II-39
Ball Corporation Consolidates Operations in North America II-39
Crown Establishes Beverage Can Facility in Cambodia II-40
Crown Bevcan Undertakes Capacity Expansion in Jordan II-40
Rexam Forms Joint Venture with Envases Universales II-40
Rexam Acquires Ecanco II-40
Impress Pockets Sofrinskaya Banka II-40
Impress Acquires U.S.C. Europe II-41
Crown Bevcan Opens Beverage Can Facility in Tunisia II-41
Carolina Acquires Augros Inc II-41
Alcan Inks Supply Agreement with Ceradyne II-41
Alcan Packaging Acquires Relapasa Packaging Business II-41
Ball Inks Licensing Agreement with UCC II-42
Ball Acquires U.S. Can Corp. II-42
BlueScope Opts Out of Tinplate Production II-42
Crown Expands Capacity in Vietnam II-42
Ball Corporation Wraps-up Operations at Quebec Unit II-42
Crown Announces Plans for New Unit in Kazakhstan II-42
Alcan Acquires Flexible Food Packaging Facility of Parkside II-43
Impress Purchases Alcan Packaging Sutton II-43
Russian Aluminum to Divest Rostar Division II-43
Hindustan Tin Works to Establish 2-Piece Can Production Unit II-43
Alcoa Forays into Russian Aluminum Market II-43
Mitsubishi Materials Partners Hokkai Can II-43
Alcan Accords with ADWEA and OOC II-43
Ball Constructs New Can Production Plant in Belgrade II-44
Alcoa-CITIC JV to Set Up Aluminum Rolling Mill II-44
Toyo Seikan to Increase Special Aluminum Cans production II-44
Rexam Invests in New Aluminum Cans Plant II-44
Alcan Acquires Pechiney II-44
BWAY Corp to Acquire NAMPAC II-44
Rexam Inks Agreement to Acquire Rexam Beverage Can Zhao Qing II-44
Alcan Inks a Pact with Mytilineos Holdings II-44
Alcan Divests Boxal Group II-45
Alcan Ceases Production at Jonquiere Soderberg Primary
Aluminum Facility II-45
Rostar Sets up another Plant for the Production of Aluminum Cans II-45
Crown to Increase Beverage Can Capacity in Middle East II-45
JFE Container to Increase Steel Drum Cans Output II-45
Rexam Acquires Latasa II-45
Ball Corporation Acquires Schmalbach-Lubeca II-46
Alcan Completes Acquisition of VAW II-46
Private Investment Firm Acquires BWAY Corporation II-46
CCL Container Signs Agreements for Producing Custom Packaging II-46
Amcor Divests Majority Stake in White Cap II-46
New Steel Drum Plant in China II-47
Ball Closes Can Plant II-47
SAC to Commence Aluminum Bottles Production II-47
Alcoa Acquires Ivex Packaging Corporation II-47
Interpak Acquires Gem Case II-47
Axcel Industr nvestor Acquires Stake in Glud & Marstrand II-47
Ball Corporation Takes Over Schmalbach-Lubeca GmbH II-48
CSN Buys Metalic II-48
Acquisition of Coppice Alupack II-48
Coors Brewing Co and Ball Corp Form Rocky Mountain Metal
Container II-48
Crown Signs Agreement with Amcor II-48
Silgan Containers Enters into Long-term Agreement with Daiwa Can II-48
Crown Enters into Agreement with Nestle II-48
Rostar Wins Contract for Construction of New Plant in Vsevolozhsk II-49
Crown Cork & Seal Constructs New Plant II-49
Cebal Establishes New Plant in Czech Republic II-49
Companhia Commissions New facility for Metal Can Collection II-49
Rostar Builds Aluminum Can Plant II-49
Pechiney Sets up R & D Center II-49
Ball Expands Milwaukee Metal Beverage Can Plant II-50
Rexam Expands Capacity at Naro Fominsk II-50
Crown Cork & Seal Sells African Packaging Operations II-50
CCL Industries Divests K-G Packaging Business II-50
Alcan Readies Cansheet for Supply to Brazilian Can Market II-50
Bridgeport Metal Acquires Geka Brush's Assets II-51
Sonoco Acquires Phoenix Packaging Corp. II-51
Suala Capital Advisors and PAT Acquire Mivisa II-51
Myers Container Corp and Greif Bros. Corp. Form Strategic
Alliance II-51
Ball Enters into Definitive Agreement with Coors Brewing II-52
Sonoco Products Signs a New Contract with Kraft II-52
Mitsubishi Materials Increases Aluminum Beverage Can Production II-52
Crown Cork & Seal Expands Can Shaping Facilities II-52
Latasa Expands Production of Permambuco State Plant II-52
Crown Cork & Seal Increases Global Shaped Can Capacity II-52
Aluminios de Cuba Establishes Aluminum Can Manufacturing Facility II-52
Sapa Sells Aluminum Foil Rolling Operations II-53
Rexam Closes Beverage Can Facility II-53
Ball Corp Closes Beverage Can manufacturing Facility II-53
Schmalbach-Lubeca Sells Czech Beverage Can Plant II-53
Impress Metal Packaging Acquires Heinz's North American Can
Manufacturing Facilities II-53
Crown Cork & Seal Acquires Stake in Carnaud MetalboxAsia II-54
Tomra Systems Asa Acquires Latasa II-54
USX-US Steel Group Acquires Two Tin Can Plants of LTV Corp II-54
Alcan Aluminum Merges with Algroup II-54
Alcan Aluminum Acquires Alusuisse Lonza II-54
Rexam Acquires American National Can II-54
US Can Acquires May Verpackungen II-55
EVM Empreendimentors Acquires Rimet II-55
Kian Joo Acquires Guolene Metal Can II-55
CarnaudMetalbox Asia Acquires Stake in CarnaudMetal boxBevcan II-55
Rubbermaid Acquires Product Lines of All Around Receptacle II-55
Manaksia and Wittemann Enter into Technical Collaboration II-55
Mitsubishi Aluminum and Mitsubishi Metals Jointly Build
Recycling Facility II-56
Dispensing Containers Corporation Inaugurates New Plant II-56
Matarazzo, Olvebra, and Rimet form Compania Brasileira de Latas II-56
US Can and Cleveland Steel Container Form Strategic Alliance II-56
Grezzago Signs Global Supply Agreement with Dow Chemical II-56
Alcan Brasil Obtains Contract from Tekno for Supply of
Aluminum Can-ends II-57
Ball Doubles Aluminum Can Plant's Capacity II-57
Rexam Divests Rexam Metallizing US II-57
Suiza Divests European Metal Packaging Operations II-57
Kaiser Exits Beverage Can Stock Business II-57

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-58
Rio Tinto Alcan (Canada) II-58
Alcoa Inc. (USA) II-58
Amcor Ltd. (Australia) II-59
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. (USA) II-59
Ball Corporation (USA) II-59
Crown Holdings, Inc (USA) II-60
Hoe Chong Tin Pte Ltd. (Singapore) II-60
Pactiv Corporation (USA) II-60
Rexam Plc. (UK) II-61
Semiconductor Packaging Materials Corporation (USA) II-61
Silgan Holdings Inc. (USA) II-61
Sonoco Products Company (USA) II-61
Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd (Japan) II-62

8. Global Market Perspective II-63
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Metal Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 11: World Historic Market Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 12: World 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Aluminum Metal Packaging Materials by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Aluminum Metal
Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 15: World Historic Market Review for Aluminum Metal
Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 16: World 20-Year Perspective for Aluminum Metal
Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Tinplate Metal Packaging Materials by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 18: World Recent Long-term Projections for Tinplate
Metal Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 19: World Historic Market Review for Tinplate Metal
Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 20: World 20-Year Perspective for Tinplate Metal
Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Steel Metal Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Steel Metal
Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 23: World Historic Market Review for Steel Metal
Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 24: World 20-Year Perspective for Steel Metal Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Market Primer III-1
Table 25: US Market for Aluminum (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by Major End-Use Applications -
Transport, Packaging, Construction, Power, Appliances,
Machinery, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 26: US Shipments of Food Cans (2005): Percentage
Breakdown by End-Use Markets - Vegetables, Meat & Poultry,
Dairy Products, Seafoods, Fruit, Baby Food, Coffee,
Fruit/Vegetable Juices, Other Food/Soups, and Pet Food
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 27: Steel Packaging Market in the United States
(2006): Percentage Share Breakdown by End-Use Markets -
Human Canned Food, Pet Food, and General Line (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
A Large Packaging Materials Market III-3
Metal Cans Nearing Maturity III-3
Table 28: US Market for Food Containers (2007): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Dollar Market Size by Material Type -
Bags, Pouches, Paperboard, Metal, Plastic, and Glass
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 29: US Market for Beverage Containers (2007):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Market Size by
Material Type - Metal, Plastic, Glass, and Paper (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 30: Use of Metal Beverage Cans in the United States
(2004 & 2005): Breakdown by Product Markets - Carbonated
Drinks, Beer, RTD Tea, Fruit/Vegetable Juice, Functional
Drinks, Bottled Water, Concentrates, RTD Coffee, Spirits,
and Cider/Perky (In Million Units) III-4

Table 31: US Market for Metal Beverage Cans (2006):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players - Ball
Corp, Rexam, Crown Holdings, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 32: US Metal Can Shipments (2006): Breakdown By
Beverage Food, and General Line Metal Cans (In Millions of
Cans) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 33: US Metal Beverage Can Shipments for the Year 2005
(In Millions of Cans) III-5
Aerosol & Other Non-Food Metal Cans Market III-5
Table 34: Cosmetic & Toiletry Containers Market in the
United States (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Market
Size by Material Type - Plastic, Paperboard, Metal, and
Glass (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Pet Food Market: Tough Competition III-5
Recycling: Affecting Purchase Decision III-6
Recycling of Discarded Aluminum Cans in Early 2000s III-6
Causes for Low Can Recycling Rates During the Early 2000s III-6
Present Scenario III-7
Product Launches III-7
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
Key Players III-18
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 35: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 36: US Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 37: US Historic Review for Metal Packaging Materials
by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 38: US 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

2. Canada III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
Strategic Corporate Developments III-23
Rio Tinto Alcan - A Key Canadian Player III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 39: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 40: Canadian Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 41: Canadian Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 42: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

3. Japan III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Outlook III-28
1990s & Early 2000s In Retrospect III-28
Aluminum Can Recycling Statistics III-28
Steel Can Recycling Statistics III-28
Table 43: Leading Players in the Japanese Regular Steel
Plates (Thick/Medium) Market (2001-2005E): Percentage
Breakdown by Production for Nippon Steel, NKK, Kawasaki
Steel, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Kobe Steel, Nakayama
Steel Works, Chubu Steel Plate, Tokyo Steel
Manufacturing, Nisshin Steel, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 44: Leading Players in the Japanese Tinplate Market
(2001-2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for
Nippon Steel, Kawasaki Steel, NKK, Toyo Kohan, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30
Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd - A Key Japanese Player III-30
Product Launch III-30
Strategic Corporate Developments III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 45: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 46: Japanese Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 47: Japanese Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 48: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4. Europe III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Outlook III-35
Metal Packaging Industry: A Primer III-35
Aluminum Foils Market III-36
Table 49: European Tinplate Packaging Market (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of End-Use Markets - Beverages, Food,
Chemicals, Closures, Aerosols, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 50: Aluminium Aerosol Cans Market in Europe:
Breakdown of Production Volume for the Years 2001 through
2004 (In Billion Pieces) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 51: Aluminium Aerosol Cans Market in Europe (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of End-Use Application Markets -
Cosmetics (Deodorants, Hair sprays, Hair mousses, Shaving
foams, and Other cosmetics), Pharmaceuticals, Foodstuffs,
Chemical/Technical products, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 52: European Production of Aerosol Cans (2004):
Percentage Breakdown by Material Type - Steel, Aluminum,
and Glass & Plastic (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37
Steel Gathers Momentum in Central Europe III-37
Metal Cans In Europe III-38
Table 53: European Market for Metal Beverage Cans (2006):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players -
Rexam, Ball Corp., Crown Holdings, Can-Pak, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 54: European Market for Food Cans (2006): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players - Crown Holdings,
Impress Packaging, Mivisa, LMC, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 55: Empty Beverage Can Shipments in Europe
(2004-2006): Breakdown of Volume Shipments for Soft Drinks
& Alcoholic Drinks End-Use Markets (In Billions Of Cans)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39
Impressive Recycling Rates in EU III-39
Beer Propelling Metal Can Demand III-39
European Soft Drink Consumption Way Ahead of US III-39
Prices on Rise III-40
Can Manufacturers on Their Toes III-40
New opportunities for Metal packaging Materials III-40
Innovative Products from Metal Packaging Makers III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 56: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Metal Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 57: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Metal Packaging Materials by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 58: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 59: European Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 60: European Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 61: European Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 62: European 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 63: European 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4a. France III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Outlook III-46
Strategic Corporate Developments III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 64: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 65: French Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 66: French Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 67: French 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4b. Germany III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Outlook III-49
Market Primer III-49
Table 68: Production of Packaging Materials in Germany
(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume and Value
by Material Types - Plastics, Paper & Board, Glass & Metal
(Aluminum, and Tinplate) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 69: German Tinplate Packaging Market (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of End-Use Markets - Beverages, Food,
Chemicals, Closures, Aerosols, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 70: German Aluminum Packaging Material Market (2000,
2002 & 2004): Annual Volume Sales in Pounds (Lbs)
Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50
Transitory Downturn in Can Volumes III-50
Product Launch III-50
Strategic Corporate Developments III-51
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 71: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 72: German Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 73: German Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 74: German 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4c. Italy III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Outlook III-54
Product Launches III-54
Strategic Corporate Developments III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 75: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 76: Italian Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 77: Italian Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Fgures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 78: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4d. The United Kingdom III-58
A.Market Analysis III-58
Outlook III-58
Market Primer III-58
Table 79: Empty Beverage Can Shipments in the United
Kingdom (2004-2006): Breakdown of Volume Shipments for Soft
Drinks & Alcoholic Drinks End-Use Markets (In Millions Of
Cans) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 80: Packaging Market in the United Kingdom (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Net Supply Value by Material Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58
Market Snippets III-58
Aluminum Foil Applications in the UK III-59
The UK Aerosol Market III-59
E-Commerce and the Packaging Industry III-59
Aluminum Consumption by the Packaging Industry in the UK III-59
Table 81: UK Aluminum Packaging Material Market (2000, 2002
& 2004): Annual Volume Sales in Pounds (Lbs) Million
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59
Light Metal Packaging Market Woes III-60
The Recycling Issue III-60
Table 82: Metal Packaging Recycling in the United Kingdom:
Annual Recycling Rates by Material Type for the Years
2004-2006 (In %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60
Different Recycling Targets for Aluminum and Steel III-60
Rexam Plc. - A Major UK Player III-61
Product Launches III-61
Strategic Corporate Developments III-62
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 83: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 84: UK Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 85: UK Historic Review for Metal Packaging Materials
by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 86: UK 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

4e. Spain III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Outlook III-66
Table 87: Spanish Packaging Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by Material Types - Paper& Board,
Plastics, Metal, Glass, Wood & Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66
Aluminum Recycling in Spain III-66
Product Launch III-66
B.Market Analytics III-67
Table 88: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 89: Spanish Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 90: Spanish Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 91: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

4f. Russia III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Outlook III-70
Table 92: Consumer Packaging Materials in Russia (2005):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by
Material Types - Paper/Carton, Plastic, Metal & Glass
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70
Strategic Corporate Developments III-70
B.Market Analytics III-72
Table 93: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal Packaging Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum,
Tinplate, and Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 94: Russian Long-term Projections for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 95: Russian Historic Review for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 96: Russian 20-Year Perspective for Metal Packaging
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aluminum, Tinplate, and Steel Markets for
1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

4g. Rest of Europe III-74
A.Market Analysis III-74
Outlook III-74
Aluminum Consumption by the Packaging Industry in Rest of
Europe III-74
Table 97: Aluminum Packaging Material Market in Rest of
Europe (2000, 2002 & 2004): Annual Volume Sales in Pounds
(Lbs) Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74
Recycling of Metal Packaging Waste in Denmark III-74
End of Can Ban in Denmark III-74
Market Share Statistics III-75
Poland III-75
Table 98: Packaging Market in Poland (2005): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Packaging Material Types - Rigid
Plastic Packaging, Flexible Plastic Packaging, Metal
Packaging, Glass Packaging, Wooden Packaging, Paper &
Cardboard Packaging (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75
Czech Republic III-75
Table 99: Packaging Market in Czech Republic (2005):
Percentage Consumption Breakdown of Material Types -
Paper, Plastics, Glass, Metals & Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75
Turkey III-75
Table 100: Packaging Market in Turkey (2005): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown by Material Type - Paper and
cardboard packaging, rigiflex packaging, Metal packaging,
Plastic packaging, Wood packaging, and Glass packaging
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 

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