Caps & Closures

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Value gains will benefit from material price increases and greater use of dispensing and childresistant closures (CRCs), while unit advances will be driven by more single-serving containers.

US demand to rise 4.4% annually through 2016

US demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 4.4 percent annually to $10.4 billion in 2016, reaching 280 billion units. Gains will be supported by material price increases and greater use of value-added dispensing and child-resistant closures (CRCs). Unit advances will be driven by the continued popularity of single-serving containers, especially in the beverage market; further inroads by plastic containers into closureless containers such as metal cans; and the use of closures on other container types such as gabletop cartons, aseptic cartons, and standup pouches. Preventing faster growth will be the maturity of several large beverage applications and competition from closureless packaging options, such as aluminum beverage cans, peelable lidding, most stand-up pouches, and blister packs.

Plastic caps & closures to offer best opportunities

Plastic caps and closures, by far the leading closure material type with 79 percent of unit demand in 2011, will post above average unit and value increases through 2016 based on the significance of plastic containers and the expanded use of plastic closures on other container types. Gains will be supported by the long-term shift in the consumer packaging mix away from glass and metal containers to plastic alternatives, as plastic containers tend to employ plastic closures.

Plastic cap and closure demand is forecast to climb 4.7 percent per year to $8.4 billion in 2016, with unit demand nearly 225 billion. Decelerated value growth will be based on a moderation in resin price increases and further lightweighting of closures for sustainability and to reduce costs. Nonetheless, prospects will be aided by growing demand for dispensing closures, which are generally more expensive than standard types and favored by consumers for their convenience and ease of use.

Metal cap and closure demand is expected to increase 1.5 percent per year to $1 billion in 2016, though units will continue to decline as a result of losses to plastic closures and a resurgent market for aluminum cans in the beer market. Demand for aluminum rollon closures will be aided by growing use of these caps in wine packaging. Among other closure types, elastomer and rubber stopper demand will register healthy gains, driven by the continuing commercialization of injectable biotechnology- based drugs and the increased preference for stoppers made from higher value synthetic rubber and thermoplastic elastomers.

Though cork demand will increase marginally in unit terms, this performance will actually represent an improvement following declines caused by competition from synthetic corks and metal caps in the wine market.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $8.4 billion US cap and closure industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by raw material (e.g., plastic, metal), product (e.g., threaded, dispensing, unthreaded, child-resistant, screw and lug, crowns, roll-ons) and market (e.g., beverages, pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics and toiletries, household cleaning chemicals, automotive chemicals).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players such as Berry Plastics, Reynolds Group, and AptarGroup.

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  1. Caps & Closures

    $5,200.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $148.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $130.00

      1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,174.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $144.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $164.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $116.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $148.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Packaging Trends

        $101.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Container Overview

        $722.00

        1. 3.7.1 Types

          $145.00

          1. Table | CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (billion units)

        2. 3.7.2 Markets & Materials

          $464.00

          1. Table | CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (billion units)

          2. Table | PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (billion units)

          3. Table | METAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (billion units)

          4. Table | GLASS CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (billion units)

          5. Table | PAPERBOARD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (billion units)

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Trends

        $103.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE MARKET, 2001-2011

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $158.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE PRICING BY MATERIAL (cents per unit)

      10. 3.10 Environmental Issues

        $137.00

      11. 3.11 Regulatory Issues

        $147.00

      12. 3.12 Global Trends

        $82.00

      13. 3.13 Foreign Trade

        $119.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN CAPS & CLOSURES (million dollars)

    4. 4 RAW MATERIALS

      $828.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Plastic

        $420.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Polypropylene

          $99.00

        3. 4.2.2 Polyethylene

          $95.00

        4. 4.2.3 Polystyrene

          $82.00

        5. 4.2.4 Other Resins

          $108.00

      3. 4.3 Metal

        $228.00

        1. Table | METAL USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Steel & Tin

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Aluminum

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Other Materials

        $108.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIAL USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES (million pounds)

        2. 4.4.1 Elastomers

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Paperboard

          $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,520.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $161.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Plastic Caps & Closures

        $2,077.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Threaded

          $644.00

          1. Table | THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | STANDARD THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MARKET (million units)

          3. Table | PRESSURIZED THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

          4. Table | VACUUM THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

        3. 5.2.2 Dispensing

          $427.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC DISPENSING CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million units)

        4. 5.2.3 Unthreaded

          $550.00

          1. Table | UNTHREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE (million units)

          2. Table | PLASTIC LID DEMAND BY MARKET

          3. Table | AEROSOL CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          4. Table | SYNTHETIC CORK DEMAND

        5. 5.2.4 Child-Resistant

          $282.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC CHILD-RESISTANT CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE (million units)

      3. 5.3 Metal Caps & Closures

        $885.00

        1. Table | METAL CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Screw & Lug

          $308.00

          1. Table | METAL SCREW & LUG CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million units)

          2. Table | VACUUM SCREW & LUG CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

          3. Table | NONVACUUM SCREW & LUG CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

        3. 5.3.2 Crowns

          $156.00

          1. Table | METAL CROWN DEMAND (million units)

        4. 5.3.3 Roll-Ons

          $198.00

          1. Table | METAL ROLL-ON CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

        5. 5.3.4 Other

          $93.00

          1. Table | OTHER METAL CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

      4. 5.4 Other Caps & Closures

        $398.00

        1. Table | OTHER CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Elastomer & Rubber

          $112.00

          1. Table | ELASTOMER & RUBBER STOPPER DEMAND

        3. 5.4.2 Paperboard

          $105.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

        4. 5.4.3 Cork

          $127.00

          1. Table | CORK CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $3,531.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $163.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Beverages

        $1,194.00

        1. 6.2.1 Beverage Industry Outlook

          $109.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE INDICATORS

        2. 6.2.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $1,033.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million dollars)

          2. Table | BOTTLED WATER CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

          3. Table | CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

          4. Table | FRUIT BEVERAGE CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

          5. Table | WINE & SPIRITS CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

          6. Table | MILK CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

          7. Table | BEER CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

          8. Table | OTHER BEVERAGE CAP & CLOSURE MARKETS

      3. 6.3 Pharmaceuticals

        $311.00

        1. 6.3.1 Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.3.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $216.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

      4. 6.4 Food

        $833.00

        1. 6.4.1 Food & Food Container Outlook

          $153.00

          1. Table | FOOD INDICATORS

        2. 6.4.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $663.00

          1. Table | FOOD CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million dollars)

          2. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND (million units)

          3. Table | SAUCE & CONDIMENT CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

          4. Table | OTHER FOOD CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

      5. 6.5 Cosmetics & Toiletries

        $378.00

        1. 6.5.1 Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Outlook

          $110.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.5.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $248.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

      6. 6.6 Household Cleaning Chemicals

        $296.00

        1. 6.6.1 Household Cleaning Chemicals Outlook

          $89.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING CHEMICAL SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.6.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $187.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

      7. 6.7 Automotive Chemicals

        $245.00

        1. 6.7.1 Automotive Chemical Industry Outlook

          $96.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL INDICATORS (million gallons)

        2. 6.7.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $140.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL CAP & CLOSURE MARKET (million units)

      8. 6.8 Other Markets

        $112.00

        1. Table | OTHER CAP & CLOSURE MARKETS (million units)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,245.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $83.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $89.00

        1. Table | US CAP & CLOSURE SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $337.00

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $162.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Marketing

        $84.00

      6. 7.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Manufacturing & Development

        $92.00

      8. 7.8 Integration Strategies

        $82.00

      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $3,105.00

        1. 7.10.1 Albéa Group

          $114.00

        2. 7.10.2 Amcor Limited

          $93.00

        3. 7.10.3 AptarGroup Incorporated

          $167.00

        4. 7.10.4 BERICAP Holding GmbH

          $135.00

        5. 7.10.5 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $190.00

        6. 7.10.6 CLARCOR Incorporated

          $82.00

        7. 7.10.7 Cobra Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 7.10.8 Crown Holdings Incorporated

          $107.00

        9. 7.10.9 Dätwyler Holding Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 7.10.10 Dayton Systems Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 7.10.11 Drug Plastics and Glass Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.10.12 Global Closure Systems

          $82.00

        13. 7.10.13 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $82.00

        14. 7.10.14 IPN Europe BV

          $82.00

        15. 7.10.15 Jarden Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 7.10.16 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $183.00

        17. 7.10.17 Mold-Rite Plastics LLC

          $162.00

        18. 7.10.18 Nomacorc LLC

          $82.00

        19. 7.10.19 Paradigm Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 7.10.20 Phoenix Closures Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 7.10.21 PolyChem Alloy Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 7.10.22 Portola Packaging Incorporated

          $105.00

        23. 7.10.23 Rexam plc

          $176.00

        24. 7.10.24 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $227.00

        25. 7.10.25 Saint-Gobain

          $96.00

        26. 7.10.26 Scholle Corporation

          $112.00

        27. 7.10.27 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $145.00

        28. 7.10.28 Tecnocap SpA

          $82.00

        29. 7.10.29 Tetra Laval International SA

          $82.00

        30. 7.10.30 TriMas Corporation

          $97.00

        31. 7.10.31 Weener Plastik AG

          $82.00

        32. 7.10.32 West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated

          $146.00

      11. 7.11 Other Companies in Caps & Closures

        $87.00

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