US cap and closure demand will rise 4.8 percent annually through 2010. Growth will be aided by the ongoing shift toward value-added types (e.g., child-resistant, dispensing) and by the penetration of closure-intensive plastic packaging into closureless containers like metal cans. Synthetic corks will continue supplanting natural corks in wine bottles.
This study analyzes the $5.5 billion US cap and closure industry. It presents historical demand data (1995, 2000, 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by raw material, product (e.g., threaded, dispensing, unthreaded, child-resistant, screw and lug, crowns, roll-ons, rubber, cork), and by market (e.g., beverages, food, cosmetics and toiletries, pharmaceuticals).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure and competitive strategies, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 leading industry players including Alcoa, Owens-Illinois, AptarGroup, Berry Plastics, and Silgan.