Global Beverage Caps & Closures

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Caps and Closures

This study analyzes the global market for beverage 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 purposes of this report, a closure is categorized by the primary function of the closure

Products covered include:

  • plastic closures
    • threaded closures, including standard threaded (screw caps), pressurized, and vacuum
    • unthreaded closures (e.g., lids, overcaps, synthetic cork)
    • other closures, such as dispensing closures (e.g., push-pull caps, twist-open closures, spigot closures)
  • metal closures
    • screw and lug (vacuum and nonvacuum)
    • crowns
    • roll-on pilfer proof (ROPP)
    • other metal closures, such as aluminum vial seals, caps for composite cans, decorative metal container lids, aluminum seals, and shake and spout dispensers
  • rubber
  • cork

Excluded from the scope of this study are:

  • caps and closures that are an integral part of the container (e.g., 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
  • caps and closures used in nonbeverage nonpackaging applications (e.g., liquor decanter closures)

Beverage markets for these products include:

  • bottled water (still and sparkling)
  • carbonated soft drinks
  • beer
  • milk (dairy milk)
  • wine
  • other beverages (such as fruit drinks, ready-to-drink coffee and tea, and sports drinks, liquor and spirits, alternative milk products)

Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 and 2029 are presented for beverage caps and closures demand in units and current US dollars (including inflation) by product and market on a country-by-country and region-by-region basis. The terms “shipments”, “production”, and “output” are used interchangeably in the study, as are the terms “demand”, “sales”, and “market”, which are defined as domestic shipments, plus imports, minus exports.

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