Global cap and closure demand is forecast to rise 4.2 percent annually through 2012, supported by the continuing growth of closure-intensive plastic packaging over closureless containers. Emerging markets will lead gains, although the US will see strong value gains based on an ongoing shift toward value-added configurations.
This study analyzes the $29.7 billion world cap and closure industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by material (plastics, metal, rubber, cork), market (e.g., beer, carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, food, pharmaceuticals), world region (e.g., North America, Asia/Pacific, Western Europe) and for 18 countries.
The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 industry players, including AptarGroup, Rexam and Crown Holdings.