Caps & Closures

As Quoted In European Plastics News

Gains will be driven by advancing container unit growth, the popularity of single serving containers, and greater use of costlier products such as dispensing and child-resistant closures.

US demand to rise 4% annually through 2018

US demand for caps and closures is projected to advance 4.0 percent per year to $11.1 billion in 2018, with unit demand exceeding 300 billion. Gains will be driven by an acceleration in container unit growth relative to that of the 2008-2013 period, the continued popularity of single serving containers (especially in the beverage market), and greater use of costlier product types, such as dispensing and child-resistant closures (CRCs). Growth for dispensing types will benefit from consumer trends favoring convenience and ease of use, as well the ability of these closures to differentiate products at retail. CRC demand will be driven by the need to comply with federal requirements mandating child-resistant packaging of pharmaceuticals as well as many household products. Preventing faster growth will be the maturity of several large beverage applications and competition from closureless packaging options such as aluminum cans, most stand-up pouches, blister packs, and peelable lidding.

Dispensing closures to pace key plastic segment

Plastic caps and closures, which comprised 81 percent of unit demand in 2013, will post unit and value advances in line with the overall averages through 2018, reflecting the significance of plastic containers in numerous markets and the growing prevalence of plastic closures on other container types. The outlook for plastic closures will be constrained by the already-high penetration of plastic containers in most markets and a lack of new large volume applications. Through 2018, plastic cap and closure demand is forecast to climb 4.1 percent annually to $8.9 billion, with unit demand reaching 245 billion. Dispensing closures will enjoy the fastest growth based on their convenience and functionality benefits.

Metal cap and closure demand is expected to rise 2.4 percent per year to $1.1 billion in 2018. Despite ongoing losses due to inroads by plastic closures and the resurgence of aluminum cans in the beer market, units will increase modestly based on greater use of roll-on closures with wine and opportunities for screw and lug closures with ready to drink beverages such as iced tea and coffee, which are frequently packaged in glass. In addition, demand for metal closures such as paint can lids will benefit from rising paint sales spurred by a rebound in the construction market following low levels during the 2008-2013 period. Among other closure types, elastomer and rubber stoppers will post solid gains, benefiting from the continued commercialization of injectable biotechnology drugs and preferences for stoppers made from higher value synthetic rubber and thermoplastic elastomers. Cork will continue to lose share to alternative wine closures.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Caps & Closures, presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by raw material (e.g., plastic, metal), product (e.g., threaded, dispensing, unthreaded, child-resistant, screw and lug, crowns, roll-ons, elastomer and rubber) 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 33 industry players, including Berry Plastics, Silgan and AptarGroup.

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  1. Caps & Closures

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $139.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $123.00

      1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,194.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $188.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $165.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $112.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $157.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Packaging Industry Overview

        $110.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      7. 3.7 Container Overview

        $697.00

        1. 3.7.1 Types

          $143.00

          1. Table | CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 3.7.2 Markets & Materials

          $446.00

          1. Table | CONTAINER DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL

          2. Table | PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          3. Table | METAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          4. Table | GLASS CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          5. Table | PAPERBOARD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Trends

        $103.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE MARKET, 2003-2013

        2. CHART II-1 CAP & CLOSURE MARKET, 2003-2013

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $147.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE PRICING BY MATERIAL

      10. 3.10 Environmental Issues

        $143.00

      11. 3.11 Regulatory Issues

        $144.00

      12. 3.12 Global Trends

        $82.00

      13. 3.13 Foreign Trade

        $117.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN CAPS & CLOSURES

        2. CHART II-2 CAP & CLOSURE IMPORTS & EXPORTS BY COUNTRY, 2013

    4. 4 RAW MATERIALS

      $818.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES

        2. CHART III-1 RAW MATERIAL USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES, 2003-2023

      2. 4.2 Plastic

        $414.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES

        2. 4.2.1 Polypropylene

          $88.00

        3. 4.2.2 Polyethylene

          $98.00

        4. 4.2.3 Polystyrene

          $82.00

        5. 4.2.4 Other Resins

          $102.00

      3. 4.3 Metal

        $222.00

        1. Table | METAL USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES

        2. 4.3.1 Steel & Tin

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Aluminum

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Other Materials

        $107.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIAL USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES

        2. 4.4.1 Elastomers

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Paperboard

          $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,517.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $156.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART IV-1 CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2003-2023

      2. 5.2 Plastic Caps & Closures

        $2,072.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-2 PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 5.2.1 Threaded

          $641.00

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

          2. Table | STANDARD THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MARKET

          3. Table | PRESSURIZED THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

          4. Table | VACUUM THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

        4. 5.2.2 Dispensing

          $436.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC DISPENSING CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        5. 5.2.3 Unthreaded

          $518.00

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

          2. Table | PLASTIC LID DEMAND BY MARKET

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

          4. Table | SYNTHETIC CORK DEMAND

        6. 5.2.4 Child-Resistant

          $309.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC CHILD-RESISTANT CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE

      3. 5.3 Metal Caps & Closures

        $905.00

        1. Table | METAL CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-3 METAL CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 5.3.1 Screw & Lug

          $313.00

          1. Table | METAL SCREW & LUG CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          2. Table | VACUUM SCREW & LUG CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

          3. Table | NONVACUUM SCREW & LUG CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

        4. 5.3.2 Crowns

          $156.00

          1. Table | METAL CROWN DEMAND

        5. 5.3.3 Roll-Ons

          $208.00

          1. Table | METAL ROLL-ON CLOSURE DEMAND

        6. 5.3.4 Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER METAL CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Other Caps & Closures

        $384.00

        1. Table | OTHER CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.4.1 Elastomer & Rubber

          $112.00

          1. Table | ELASTOMER & RUBBER STOPPER DEMAND

        3. 5.4.2 Paperboard

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

        4. 5.4.3 Cork

          $142.00

          1. Table | CORK CLOSURE DEMAND

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $3,564.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $156.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 6.2 Beverages

        $1,204.00

        1. 6.2.1 Beverage & Beverage Container Outlook

          $162.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE INDICATORS

        2. 6.2.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $992.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

          2. Table | BOTTLED WATER CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          3. Table | CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          4. Table | FRUIT BEVERAGE CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          5. Table | WINE & SPIRITS CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          6. Table | MILK CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          7. Table | BEER CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          8. Table | OTHER BEVERAGE CAP & CLOSURE MARKETS

      3. 6.3 Pharmaceuticals

        $292.00

        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

      4. 6.4 Food

        $853.00

        1. 6.4.1 Food & Food Container Outlook

          $189.00

          1. Table | FOOD INDICATORS

        2. 6.4.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $647.00

          1. Table | FOOD CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

          2. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          3. Table | SAUCE & CONDIMENT CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          4. Table | OTHER FOOD CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

      5. 6.5 Cosmetics & Toiletries

        $385.00

        1. 6.5.1 Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Outlook

          $120.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.5.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $247.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

      6. 6.6 Household Cleaning Chemicals

        $290.00

        1. 6.6.1 Household Cleaning Chemicals Outlook

          $85.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING CHEMICAL SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.6.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $187.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

      7. 6.7 Automotive Chemicals

        $272.00

        1. 6.7.1 Automotive Chemical Industry Outlook

          $119.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL INDICATORS

        2. 6.7.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $144.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

      8. 6.8 Other Markets

        $112.00

        1. Table | OTHER CAP & CLOSURE MARKETS

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,502.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $94.00

        1. Table | US CAP & CLOSURE SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $307.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US CAP & CLOSURE MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $177.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Marketing

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Manufacturing & Development

        $91.00

      8. 7.8 Integration Strategies

        $82.00

      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $3,379.00

        1. 7.10.1 Airlite Plastics Company

          $82.00

        2. 7.10.2 Albéa Group

          $130.00

        3. 7.10.3 Amcor Limited

          $166.00

        4. 7.10.4 AptarGroup Incorporated

          $236.00

        5. 7.10.5 BERICAP Holding GmbH

          $182.00

        6. 7.10.6 Berry Plastics Group Incorporated

          $199.00

        7. 7.10.7 Blackhawk Molding Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 7.10.8 Centor

          $82.00

        9. 7.10.9 CLARCOR Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 7.10.10 Cobra Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 7.10.11 Comar Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.10.12 Crown Holdings Incorporated

          $123.00

        13. 7.10.13 Dätwyler Holding Incorporated

          $82.00

        14. 7.10.14 Dayton Systems Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 7.10.15 Drug Plastics and Glass Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 7.10.16 Global Closure Systems

          $82.00

        17. 7.10.17 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $82.00

        18. 7.10.18 Jarden Corporation

          $82.00

        19. 7.10.19 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $192.00

        20. 7.10.20 Mold-Rite Plastics LLC

          $142.00

        21. 7.10.21 Noël Group LLC

          $90.00

        22. 7.10.22 Phoenix Closures Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 7.10.23 PolyChem Alloy Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 7.10.24 Rexam plc

          $82.00

        25. 7.10.25 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $247.00

        26. 7.10.26 Saint-Gobain

          $85.00

        27. 7.10.27 Scholle Corporation

          $103.00

        28. 7.10.28 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $226.00

        29. 7.10.29 Tecnocap SpA

          $82.00

        30. 7.10.30 Tetra Laval International SA

          $82.00

        31. 7.10.31 TriMas Corporation

          $111.00

        32. 7.10.32 Weener Plastik GmbH

          $82.00

        33. 7.10.33 West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated

          $141.00

      11. 7.11 Other Companies in Caps & Closures

        $93.00

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