Global caps & closures industry is expected to grow over the forecast period on account of high demand from food & beverages and chemical industries. Caps & closures are used for preserving products and extending their life. Thus, global caps & closures market is expected to grow significantly. Increasing caps & closures application in home care products and cosmetics industries is further expected to augment global market growth. Increasing application in pharmaceutical industry is expected to further fuel the global caps & closures market growth. Increasing childcare products demand is expected to have a positive impact global caps & closures market. Plastics caps & closures are expected to grow at a faster rate than metal caps over the forecast period owing to its superior properties and low cost. Within metal caps, tin and aluminum are expected to witness significant growth. Extensive R&D in markets such as paper and rubber are further expected to augment global market growth in the next six years. Increasing concerns regarding biodegradability and carcinogenicity of plastics is expected to hinder the market growth over the forecast period. Stringent regulatory policies by agencies such as U.S. EPA, REACH and European Commission regarding plastics usage are expected to further pose challenges to the market growth.
Asia Pacific emerged as the leading regional caps & closures market with majority of its demand impending from packaging applications. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest rate owing to increasing investments and growing end user industries for caps & closures market. North America and Europe are expected to exhibit moderate growth rate due to market saturation. Developing countries in Africa and Latin America are expected to witness high growth rate over the forecast period. Countries such as Brazil and Argentina have untapped potential and are expected to offer huge opportunities to market participants.
Caps & closures market is highly dominated by regional players owing to low capital requirement. Market participants are often involved in strategic agreements, joint ventures and M&A in order to penetrate regional markets. Key players involved in the global caps & closures market include Global Closure Systems, Silgan Holdings, Reynolds Group Holdings, Crown Holdings, Berry Plastics Corporation, Berlin Packaging, Guala Closures Group, Manaksia Ltd. and Alpha Holdings GmbH.
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