In the year 2020, the market for plastic bottles and containers was estimated at 104.28 US Billion Dollars. And, the most enthusing news is that it is anticipated to touch the value mark of 152.18 Billion US Dollars by the end of the year 2026. Experts also believe that the market will also register a CAGR of 5.3% between 2021 and 2026.

Over the past 3 decades, plastic bottles and containers have become the main material for the packaging industry in India and across the globe. In the times to come, this growing popularity of plastic containers will get more boost as consumers are moving to packaged products like never before. 

A glance at some of the substantial statistics about plastic containers:  

Raw Materials

  • PET
  • PP
  • LDPE
  • HDPE
  • Other Raw Materials

End-user Vertical

  • Beverages
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household Care
  • Other End-user Verticals


  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa.

This blog discusses in detail what makes plastic bottles and containers made using molds for ASB Machines popular in the following points:

  1. Durability par excellence 

Plastic bottles or containers are extremely durable and this benefits both manufacturers and consumers alike. Whether you push them or toss them, plastic containers neither break nor deform in shape at all. They are well-known for offering outstanding durability, and once the primary purpose is served, consumers can keep using them for longer durations to serve various other secondary purposes. For example, a container of edible oil that people bring home can be used to store any kind of liquid like floor cleaner, tile cleaner, or any other such thing. 

These containers are designed and developed to withstand tough situations both manmade and natural. Even when you throw them after one-time use, they can be collected and recycled to offer the same value. The people who use large-sized plastic containers keep using them for years to serve diverse purposes such as storing clothes, grains, things that are used once or twice a year, and other decorative items. In whatever way people use them, there will be no buckling at all at any point of time. Containers made of thick plastic such as home food storage containers and in many cases, paint etc. offer more durability than the take-out containers.

  1. Cost-effective

Cost-effectiveness is one of the primary reasons that make plastic bottles and containers extremely popular among manufacturers across industries. And since the same benefit is transferred to the end-users, they also consider them cost-effective. On the costing front, plastic is considered to be the cheapest material for storage as well as packaging. Since plastic is cheaper than all other conventional packaging materials such as glass, metal, or wood, there is a huge reduction in the overall cost of the end product.

As a consumer, when you visit any marketplace to buy any products packed in a glass bottle or container, you will find that they are always costlier and pricy than those packed in a plastic container.

  1. Plastic containers don’t contaminate whatever is packed in them

Today, be it medicine, cosmetics, edibles, oils for automobile or human use, everything is packed in containers or bottles made of plastic using high-quality ASB Molds. The primary reason is that the mechanism of plastic bottles is such that it does not contaminate any material packed in them. With the advancement in technology, refined forms of plastic have come into existence, and all of them have nothing to do with any type of contamination or adverse effect on the quality of the products packed, be it an edible item or even a non-edible one. 

  1. High Flexibility

When it comes to high flexibility, no other packaging materials even come closer to plastic at all. There are several determiners out there that need to be taken into consideration seriously while finalizing material for packaging. These include the following:

  • Shape
  • Size
  • Weight 
  • Recyclability
  • Flexibility, and 
  • Cost.  

Plastic is an ideal packaging material that scores very heavily over all other materials on all the above-mentioned parameters. In the food and beverage industry, bottles and containers made using high-quality plastic are always in demand due to exemplary flexibility as well as convenience of use. Although glass as a packaging material can also be shaped almost into any desired shape, it does not offer flexibility like plastic and the main negative side of glass lies in its weight and inconvenience. Plastic, on the other hand, due to its outstanding flexibility can be molded into any shape with ease while still ensuring the best rigidity and performance ability. Some of the most used shapes include the following:

  • Bottles
  • Containers
  • Plastic trays
  • Plastic canisters. 
  1. Lightweight, easy to carry, and handle  

Apart from all other unique features and attributes, what makes plastic bottles popular and well-received the world over is its lightweight and easy handling. In contemporary times, people belonging to almost all classes and creeds prefer things that have relevance for one-time use. And, this culture is flourishing by leaps and bounds the world over. The food and beverage industry around the globe is the largest consumer of plastic bottles and containers. Today, be it Beverages, Food, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Household Care, or other end-user industry verticals, all depend upon plastic bottles and containers to enhance the market viability of their products. 

  1. Easy to transport and store

Plastic bottles or containers score heavily over containers made of other available materials also in terms of easy transportation and storage. Plastic containers occupy lesser space than all other packaging paraphernalia. Glass is fragile and calls for special care and attention during the transportation and storage otherwise it will get damaged. Plastic containers don’t call for any such additional care. Moreover, plastic containers are extremely light in weight and are convenient for making bulk purchases and storage. 

Concluding Remarks 

Plastic containers have become a part and parcel of today’s people and their demand is increasing year after year. Acme Drinktec Solutions, as one of the leading single-stage molds manufacturers in India, has risen to the occasion. The company has got unmatched ability to deliver molds that are used to shape bottles and containers for a wide range of industries. You can browse the complete product profile of the company right here on the main page menu.