Plastic Caps and Closures - The European Market 2019
Published: June 2019
The Single Use Plastics directive and the design requirement for tethered closures, has affected the change the plastic caps industry greatly. This report contextualises this and quantifies the impact.
Technological advances are critically important. To protect and grow, profitability caps and closures producers have to innovate, using product and system developments. Good organic growth of several market segments and a change in packaging trends remain the key drivers of demand for plastic caps and closures.
In the last couple of years growth prospects have improved in tandem with economic recovery. There is increased demand for added value and premium plastic caps and closures in several market segments.
Brand owners are looking at the full packaging solution of their products in which the role of closures is progressively valued to improve product differentiation, aesthetics and functionality.
For the purposes of this study, a cap or closure is defined as a disposable device used to seal the opening of a consumer package, intended to contain, preserve and aid dispensing of the contents.
The market data includes pump systems and sprayers but excludes aerosol valves. Overcaps for aerosol valves, however, are included.
Data is provided on the years 2010, 2014, 2018 and forecasts for 2023.
A cap or closure is defined as a disposable device used to seal the opening of a consumer package, intended to contain, preserve and aid dispensing of the contents. The market data includes pump systems and sprayers but excludes aerosol valves. Overcaps for aerosol valves are included.
The market is segmented by closure types (9), end use applications (16) and polymers (7).
The study covers the 28 member countries of the EU. Data is reported for 8 geographies, including 6 key countries, as follows: France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, OWE, Poland, and OCE.
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