Caps & Closures

Dispensing, child-resistant and anti-tampering capabilities are driving positive growth in the cap and closure industry through 2020. Although efforts to streamline and lightweight packaging for many markets have significantly affected the cap and closure industry, these shifts toward less packaging waste have not offset the trends toward greater use of single-serve packaging and dispensing features, both of which have positive effects on demand.

Bottled water continues to generate growth

Freedonia Group US industry study, Caps & Closures, projects that bottled water will continue to be the largest part of the beverage market. Since nearly all packaged beverages require a closure, this will propel unit demand for both standard threaded caps and those with value-added dispensing capability. Sales in dollars, as opposed to units, continue to be held back by lightweighting and source reduction efforts. Pharmaceutical caps and closures will also post significant growth, due to continued gains in pharmaceutical shipments. Less promising markets include household and automotive chemicals, though the adoption of more sophisticated closures in these markets will help to bolster gains somewhat.

Plastic continues to dominate

Plastic caps and closures will continue to maintain the largest share of demand, mostly because of the popularity of plastic containers in most markets. Formats such as stand-up pouches and gabletop cartons continue to make greater use of plastic threaded and dispensing caps to make contents easier to pour. Federal requirements stipulating the use of child-resistant closures (CRCs) will also bolster gains for plastic products as producers continue to introduce both senior-friendly and CRCs into the market, driving up the value as well as the unit demand. Metal closures will see increased use in wine, carbonated soft drinks and pharmaceuticals. However, weak production growth for beer will mitigate gains, especially as a greater proportion of beer is being packaged in cans.

Study coverage

Caps & Closures presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts for 2020 and 2025 by product (e.g., threaded, unthreaded, dispensing, child-resistant, screw and lug, crowns, roll-ons, paperboard, elastomer and rubber) and market (e.g., beverages, pharmaceuticals, food, automotive chemicals, household cleaning chemicals, cosmetics and toiletries). The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players such as Berry Plastics, AptarGroup, WestRock, Reynolds Group and Silgan Holdings.

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  1. Caps & Closures

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $157.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $134.00

      1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,440.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $154.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $184.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $83.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $193.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Packaging Trends

        $122.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      7. 3.7 Container Overview

        $615.00

        1. Table | CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE, MATERIAL, &MARKET

        2. 3.7.1 Types

          $133.00

        3. 3.7.2 Materials

          $336.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          2. Table | METAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          3. Table | GLASS CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          4. Table | PAPERBOARD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        4. 3.7.3 Markets

          $82.00

      8. 3.8 Raw Material Trends

        $287.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL USE IN CAPS & CLOSURES

        2. CHART II-1 RAW MATERIAL USE IN CAPS AND CLOSURES, 2005-2025

        3. 3.8.1 Plastic

          $114.00

        4. 3.8.2 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.8.3 Other Materials

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Historical Market Trends

        $113.00

        1. Table | CAPS & CLOSURES MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART II-2 CAP & CLOSURE MARKET, 2005-2015

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

        $135.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE PRICING BY MATERIAL

      11. 3.11 Environmental Issues

        $152.00

      12. 3.12 Regulatory Issues

        $160.00

      13. 3.13 Global Trends

        $82.00

      14. 3.14 Foreign Trade

        $129.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN CAPS & CLOSURES

        2. CHART II-3 CAP & CLOSURE IMPORTS & EXPORTS BY COUNTRY, 2015

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $3,382.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $167.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART III-1 CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2005-2025

      2. 4.2 Plastic Caps & Closures

        $1,926.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART III-2 PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

        3. 4.2.1 Threaded

          $536.00

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

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

          3. Table | SELECTED STANDARD THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

          4. Table | PRESSURIZED THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

          5. Table | SELECTED PRESSURIZED THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

          6. Table | VACUUM THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

          7. Table | SELECTED VACUUM THREADED PLASTIC CAP & CLOSURE PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

        4. 4.2.2 Dispensing

          $480.00

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

          2. Table | SELECTED DISPENSING CLOSURE PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

        5. 4.2.3 Unthreaded

          $505.00

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

          2. Table | SELECTED UNTHREADED CLOSURE PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

          3. Table | PLASTIC LID DEMAND BY MARKET

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

          5. Table | SYNTHETIC CORK DEMAND

        6. 4.2.4 Child-Resistant

          $226.00

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

          2. Table | SELECTED CHILD-RESISTANT CLOSURE PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

      3. 4.3 Metal Caps & Closures

        $861.00

        1. Table | METAL CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART III-3 METAL CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

        3. Table | SELECTED METAL CAP & CLOSURE PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

        4. 4.3.1 Screw & Lug

          $302.00

          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

        5. 4.3.2 Crowns

          $155.00

          1. Table | METAL CROWN DEMAND

        6. 4.3.3 Roll-Ons

          $132.00

          1. Table | METAL ROLL-ON CLOSURE DEMAND

        7. 4.3.4 Other

          $84.00

          1. Table | OTHER METAL CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

      4. 4.4 Other Caps & Closures

        $429.00

        1. Table | OTHER CAP & CLOSURE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.4.1 Elastomer & Rubber

          $111.00

          1. Table | ELASTOMER & RUBBER STOPPER DEMAND

        3. 4.4.2 Paperboard

          $86.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND

        4. 4.4.3 Cork & Other Wine Closures

          $175.00

          1. Table | CORK & OTHER WINE CLOSURE DEMAND

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $3,275.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $158.00

        1. Table | CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 CAP & CLOSURE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 5.2 Beverages

        $1,146.00

        1. 5.2.1 Beverage & Beverage Container Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE INDICATORS

        2. 5.2.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $1,065.00

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

          2. Table | BOTTLED WATER CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          3. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE BOTTLED WATER MARKET

          4. Table | CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          5. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE CARBONATED SOFT DRINK MARKET

          6. Table | WINE & SPIRITS CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          7. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE WINE & SPIRITS MARKET

          8. Table | FRUIT BEVERAGE CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          9. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE FRUIT BEVERAGE MARKET

          10. Table | MILK CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          11. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE MILK MARKET

          12. Table | BEER CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          13. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE BEER MARKET

          14. Table | OTHER BEVERAGE CAP & CLOSURE MARKETS

      3. 5.3 Pharmaceuticals

        $288.00

        1. 5.3.1 Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.3.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $224.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          2. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET

      4. 5.4 Food

        $778.00

        1. 5.4.1 Food & Food Container Outlook

          $115.00

          1. Table | FOOD INDICATORS

        2. 5.4.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $645.00

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

          2. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE FOOD MARKET

          3. Table | SAUCE & CONDIMENT CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          4. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          5. Table | OTHER FOOD CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

      5. 5.5 Cosmetics & Toiletries

        $282.00

        1. 5.5.1 Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.5.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $185.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

          2. Table | SELECTED PRODUCT OFFERINGS FOR THE COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET

      6. 5.6 Household Cleaning Chemicals

        $259.00

        1. 5.6.1 Household Cleaning Chemicals Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING CHEMICAL SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.6.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $174.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

      7. 5.7 Automotive Chemicals

        $249.00

        1. 5.7.1 Automotive Chemical Industry Outlook

          $107.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL INDICATORS

        2. 5.7.2 Cap & Closure Demand

          $134.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICAL CAP & CLOSURE MARKET

      8. 5.8 Other Markets

        $114.00

        1. Table | OTHER CAP & CLOSURE MARKETS

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $88.00

      2. 6.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Table | US CAP & CLOSURE SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 6.3 Market Share

        $318.00

        1. CHART V-1 US CAP & CLOSURE MARKET SHARE, 2015

      4. 6.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $183.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 6.5 Marketing

        $88.00

      6. 6.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 6.7 Manufacturing & Development

        $89.00

      8. 6.8 Integration Strategies

        $82.00

      9. 6.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $103.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 6.10 Company Profiles

        $4,279.00

        1. 6.10.1 Airlite Plastics Company

          $82.00

        2. 6.10.2 Albéa Group

          $124.00

        3. 6.10.3 Amcor Limited

          $221.00

        4. 6.10.4 AptarGroup Incorporated

          $370.00

        5. 6.10.5 Ball Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 6.10.6 BERICAP Holding GmbH

          $96.00

        7. 6.10.7 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $158.00

        8. 6.10.8 Blackhawk Molding Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 6.10.9 Cobra Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 6.10.10 Comar LLC

          $112.00

        11. 6.10.11 Crown Holdings Incorporated

          $148.00

        12. 6.10.12 Dätwyler Holding Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 6.10.13 Dayton Systems Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        14. 6.10.14 Drug Plastics and Glass Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 6.10.15 Gerresheimer AG

          $82.00

        16. 6.10.16 Huhtamäki Oyj

          $82.00

        17. 6.10.17 JL Clark Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 6.10.18 Mold-Rite Plastics LLC

          $166.00

        19. 6.10.19 Newell Brands Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 6.10.20 Noël Group LLC

          $82.00

        21. 6.10.21 Phoenix Closures Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 6.10.22 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $303.00

        23. 6.10.23 RPC Group plc

          $164.00

        24. 6.10.24 Saint-Gobain

          $138.00

        25. 6.10.25 Scholle IPN Corporation

          $133.00

        26. 6.10.26 Schreiner Group GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        27. 6.10.27 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $236.00

        28. 6.10.28 Tecnocap SpA

          $93.00

        29. 6.10.29 Tetra Laval International SA

          $121.00

        30. 6.10.30 TriMas Corporation

          $138.00

        31. 6.10.31 Vinventions LLC

          $143.00

        32. 6.10.32 Weener Plastics Group NV

          $82.00

        33. 6.10.33 West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated

          $175.00

        34. 6.10.34 WestRock Company

          $200.00

      11. 6.11 Additional Companies in Caps & Closures

        $109.00

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