Caps & Closures: United States

This report forecasts to 2024 US cap and closure demand in units, and demand and shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand in units is segmented by material in terms of: plastic, metal, rubber, and cork. Total demand in units is also segmented by market as follows: bottled water; carbonated soft drinks; other beverages such as beer, milk, and wine; pharmaceuticals; food; and other markets such as cosmetics and toiletries, household chemicals, and paint and coatings.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in units is provided in annual series from 2009 to 2019; total demand and total shipments in dollars, and the various segments in units are reported at five-year intervals for 2009, 2014, and 2019.

This report analyzes the market for caps and closures. The closures included herein are those used on containers intended for disposal after use. A significant degree of overlap exists among product categories. For example, some trigger dispensers are outfitted with child-resistant features. For purposes of this report, a closure is categorized by the primary function of the closure. In the example here, the closure would be categorized as a child-resistant closure.

Excluded from the scope of this report are: caps and closures that are an integral part of the container (e.g., aerosol can valve assemblies, metal and composite can tops, peel-up aluminum lids); home canning and bottling closures; glass and paperboard closures; closures for industrial bulk containers; flexible closures such as twist ties or foil lidding; and caps and closures used in nonpackaging applications (e.g., valve covers, distributor caps, pen caps, food storage containers lids, liquor decanter closures).

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
321999 All other miscellaneous wood product manufacturing
326199 All other plastics product manufacturing
326299 All other rubber product manufacturing
332119 Metal crown, closure, and other metal stamping (except automotive)

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