US Caps & Closures Market

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US Caps & Closures Market

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US demand to reach $10.4 billion in 2016

US demand for caps and closures is projected to reach $10.4 billion in 2016, representing 280 billion units. Gains will be supported by material price increases and greater use of value-added dispensing and child-resistant closures. Unit gains will be fueled by the continued popularity of single-serving containers, especially in the beverage market; further inroads by plastic containers into applications once dominated by glass and metal containers; and the use of closures on other container types such as gabletop cartons, aseptic cartons, and stand-up pouches. Among factors that will moderate unit growth are the maturity of several large beverage applications and competition from closureless alternatives such as peelable lidding and blister packaging.

Plastic to remain leading material & product type

Plastic caps and closures, by far the leading material and product type, will post above average increases through 2016 based on the significance of plastic containers and the expanded use of plastic closures on other container types.

Dispensing caps, which are generally more expensive than standard types and favored by consumers for their convenience and ease of use, will register the fastest gains among major plastic closure types. Overall value growth for plastic caps and closures will be restrained by an expected moderation in resin price increases relative to the 2006-2011 period and further lightweighting of closures for sustainability and to reduce costs.

While metal closures will face further losses to plastic closures, growing use of aluminum roll-on closures in the wine market will provide a growth niche.

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. Natural corks will experience a modest recovery due to quality improvements and proactive industry marketing programs aimed at promoting cork as a sustainable and value-adding option in wine packaging.

Pharmaceuticals to be fastest growing market

Pharmaceuticals will be the fastest growing cap and closure market through 2016, helped by the expanding elderly population and trends favoring the use of medication over more costly patient procedures. In addition, prospects will benefit from a need to comply with regulations and standards governing the childresistant, senior-friendly, and security features of pharmaceutical packaging.

Beverages are by far the largest market for caps and closures. While the popularity of single-serving bottles will stimulate unit gains, prospects will be constrained by greater use of lighter weight, less costly closures. The carbonated soft drink market is expected to transition from two-piece polypropylene caps to lowerpriced one-piece linerless caps made from high density polyethylene (HDPE).

In the beer market, metal crown prospects will be dampened by the resurgence of aluminum cans, reflecting the movement among craft brewers from glass bottles to cans and strengthened sales of mass market beer brands in cans among pricesensitive consumers.

While polypropylene will remain the leading cap and closure resin, the material is expected to be increasingly replaced with HDPE caps based on economic and sustainability advantages. In recent years, the development of abundant natural gas feedstocks in the US has put polyethylene (which relies on natural gas feedstocks) into a more cost advantaged position than polypropylene.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, Caps & Closures, is available for $5200. It presents historical demand data for 2001, 2006 and 2011, plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, product type, and market. The study also details market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 33 competitors in the US industry.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Outlook 5

Demographic & Household Trends 8

Consumer Income & Spending Trends 12

Manufacturing Outlook 15

Packaging Trends 18

Container Overview 21

Types 23

Markets & Materials 26

Plastic 29

Metal 31

Glass 33

Paperboard 36

Historical Market Trends 38

Pricing Trends 41

Environmental Issues 44

Regulatory Issues 47

Global Trends 50

Foreign Trade 51

III. RAW MATERIALS 56

General 56

Plastic 58

Polypropylene 60

Polyethylene 62

Polystyrene 64

Other Resins 64

Metal 67

Steel & Tin 69

Aluminum 70

Other Materials 72

Elastomers 73

Paperboard 74

IV. PRODUCTS 75

General 75

Plastic Caps & Closures 79

Threaded 83

Standard 85

Pressurized 90

Vacuum 94

Dispensing 97

Pump, Trigger, & Spray Dispensers 99

Other 102

Producers 105

Unthreaded 106

Lids 107

Aerosol Caps & Closures 110

Synthetic Corks 113

Child-Resistant 118

Products 120

Producers 123

Metal Caps & Closures 124

Screw & Lug 127

Vacuum 130

Nonvacuum 133

Crowns 135

Roll-Ons 138

Products 141

Producers 142

Other 143

Other Caps & Closures 145

Elastomer & Rubber 147

Paperboard 149

Cork 152

V. MARKETS 155

General 155

Beverages 159

Beverage Industry Outlook 160

Cap & Closure Demand 163

Water 165

Carbonated Soft Drinks 168

Fruit Beverages 172

Wine & Spirits 174

Milk 177

Beer 180

Other 183

Pharmaceuticals 186

Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook 187

Cap & Closure Demand 188

Food 193

Food & Food Container Outlook 194

Cap & Closure Demand 197

Dairy Products 201

Sauces & Condiments 204

Other 208

Cosmetics & Toiletries 212

Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Outlook 213

Cap & Closure Demand 215

Products 217

Producers 219

Household Cleaning Chemicals 220

Household Cleaning Chemicals Outlook 221

Cap & Closure Demand 223

Automotive Chemicals 227

Automotive Chemical Industry Outlook 227

Cap & Closure Demand 230

Other Markets 233

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 236

General 236

Industry Composition 237

Market Share 240

Acquisitions & Divestitures 247

Marketing 251

Distribution 253

Manufacturing & Development 254

Integration Strategies 256

Cooperative Agreements 257

Company Profiles 260

Albéa Group 261

Amcor Limited 263

AptarGroup Incorporated 265

Arminak & Associates, see TriMas

BERICAP Holding GmbH 268

BERICAP, see Amcor and BERICAP Holding

Berry Plastics Corporation 271

CLARCOR Incorporated 274

Closure Systems International, see Reynolds Group

Holdings

Cobra Plastics Incorporated 276

Crown Holdings Incorporated 277

Dätwyler Holding Incorporated 279

Dayton Systems Group Incorporated 280

Drug Plastics and Glass Company Incorporated 281

DSG Technology, see Dayton Systems Group

Eyelematic Manufacturing, see Albéa Group

Global Closure Systems 282

Huhtamaki Oyj 284

Innovative Molding, see TriMas

Integra-Seal Industries, see Portola Packaging

IPEC Global, see Silgan Holdings

IPN Europe BV 286

Jarden Corporation 287

JL Clark, see CLARCOR

MeadWestvaco Corporation 288

Mold-Rite Plastics LLC 292

Nomacorc LLC 295

Novembal, see Tetra Laval International

Paradigm Packaging Incorporated 296

Phoenix Closures Incorporated 297

PolyChem Alloy Incorporated 299

Polytop, see MeadWestvaco

Portola Packaging Incorporated 300

Rexam plc 302

Rexam SBC, see Berry Plastics

Reynolds Group Holdings Limited 306

Rieke, see TriMas

Saint-Gobain 310

Scholle Corporation 312

SIG Combibloc Group, see Reynolds Group Holdings

Silgan Holdings Incorporated 314

Stelmi Group, see AptarGroup

Stull Technologies, see Mold-Rite Plastics

Tasz, see PolyChem Alloy

Tecnocap SpA 317

Tetra Laval International SA 318

TriMas Corporation 320

Weatherchem, see Mold-Rite Plastics

Weener Plastik AG 322

West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated 323

Yorker Packaging, see Jarden

Zeller Plastik USA, see Global Closure Systems

ZORK, see Scholle

Other Companies in Caps & Closures 326

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8

2 Population & Households 12

3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 15

4 Manufacturers' Shipments 18

5 Packaging Supply & Demand 20

6 Container Demand by Type 26

7 Container Demand by Market & Material 28

8 Plastic Container Demand by Type & Market 31

9 Metal Container Demand by Type & Market 33

10 Glass Container Demand by Type & Market 36

11 Paperboard Container Demand by Type & Market 38

12 Cap & Closure Market, 2001-2011 40

13 Cap & Closure Pricing by Material 44

14 Foreign Trade in Caps & Closures 54

SECTION III -- RAW MATERIALS

1 Raw Material Use in Caps & Closures 57

2 Plastic Use in Caps & Closures 60

3 Metal Use in Caps & Closures 69

4 Other Material Use in Caps & Closures 72

SECTION IV – PRODUCTS

1 Cap & Closure Demand by Material 78

2 Plastic Cap & Closure Supply & Demand 82

3 Threaded Plastic Cap & Closure Demand by Type 85

4 Standard Threaded Plastic Cap & Closure Demand by Market 87

5 Pressurized Threaded Plastic Cap & Closure Demand 94

6 Vacuum Threaded Plastic Cap & Closure Demand 96

7 Plastic Dispensing Cap & Closure Demand by Type & Market 99

8 Unthreaded Plastic Cap & Closure Demand by Type 107

9 Plastic Lid Demand by Market 110

10 Aerosol Cap & Closure Demand by Type & Market 113

11 Synthetic Cork Demand 117

12 Plastic Child-Resistant Cap & Closure Demand by Type 120

13 Metal Cap & Closure Supply & Demand 126

14 Metal Screw & Lug Cap & Closure Demand by Type

& Market 130

15 Vacuum Screw & Lug Cap & Closure Demand 133

16 Nonvacuum Screw & Lug Cap & Closure Demand 135

17 Metal Crown Demand 138

18 Metal Roll-On Closure Demand 141

19 Other Metal Cap & Closure Demand 145

20 Other Cap & Closure Supply & Demand 146

21 Elastomer & Rubber Stopper Demand 149

22 Paperboard Cap & Closure Demand 151

23 Cork Closure Demand 154

SECTION V -- MARKETS

1 Cap & Closure Demand by Market 158

2 Beverage Indicators 162

3 Beverage Cap & Closure Demand by Application & Material 165

4 Bottled Water Cap & Closure Market 168

5 Carbonated Soft Drink Cap & Closure Market 171

6 Fruit Beverage Cap & Closure Market 174

7 Wine & Spirits Cap & Closure Market 177

8 Milk Cap & Closure Market 180

9 Beer Cap & Closure Market 183

10 Other Beverage Cap & Closure Markets 186

11 Pharmaceutical Supply & Demand 188

12 Pharmaceutical Cap & Closure Market 193

13 Food Indicators 197

14 Food Cap & Closure Demand by Application & Material 201

15 Dairy Product Cap & Closure Demand 204

16 Sauce & Condiment Cap & Closure Market 208

17 Other Food Cap & Closure Market 212

18 Cosmetic & Toiletry Supply & Demand 215

19 Cosmetic & Toiletry Cap & Closure Market 217

20 Household Cleaning Chemical Shipments 223

21 Household Cleaning Product Cap & Closure Market 227

22 Automotive Chemical Indicators 229

23 Automotive Chemical Cap & Closure Market 232

24 Other Cap & Closure Markets 235

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Cap & Closure Sales by Company, 2011 239

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 250

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 259

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Cap & Closure Market, 2001-2011 41

2 Cap & Closure Imports & Exports by Country, 2011 55

SECTION III -- RAW MATERIALS

1 Raw Material Use in Caps & Closures, 2001-2021 58

SECTION IV – PRODUCTS

1 Cap & Closure Demand by Material, 2001-2021 79

2 Plastic Cap & Closure Demand by Type, 2011 83

3 Metal Cap & Closure Demand by Type, 2011 127

SECTION V – MARKETS

1 Cap & Closure Demand by Market, 2011 159

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Cap & Closure Market Share, 2011 242

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