Product Synopsis

• “Innovation in Caps and Closures 2013” is a detailed analysis of and insight into recent packaging innovations in the global caps and closures market related to key trends, drivers, and issues.
• The report is a result of extensive research to provide a comprehensive understanding of the global caps and closures market and packaging consumption; this clearly establishes market trends, packaging dynamics, and areas of future growth.

Introduction and Landscape

Why was the report written?
The constantly changing nature of consumers’ and converters packaging demand makes it difficult to understand exactly which packaging caps and closures will be the focus of future growth. This report clarifies and quantifies future demand patterns and the types of innovations best placed to exploit them, so packaging manufactures and suppliers can plan for the future in confidence.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
As consumer product demand evolves, the dynamics between different packaging caps and closures also evolves – favoring some closure types and formats and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the shifting market dynamics is key to ensuring maximum sales in the future.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Packaging suppliers need to react to the changing demands of customers, consumers, and regulation in order to plan for the future. But it’s not all cost reduction and light weighting. Packaging needs to adapt to a more complex picture of how consumption needs vary by product category and its positioning. More specific product positioning by finished goods manufacturers and retailers in many cases means more specifically tailored packaging closures – creating opportunities for the industry.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the packaging caps and closures landscape, including data for past, current, and future demand for caps and closures in the Beverage, Food, and Health & Beauty industries, while packaging innovations are also identified by industry. In addition, the results of a survey of leading players in the packaging industry are also included, highlighting the key areas of future innovation for caps and closures.

Key Features and Benefits

Detailed coverage of key packaging innovations in the global caps and closures market, such as new tamper evident closures for beverages and improvements in the design, appearance, and functionality of closures and dispensers for Health & Beauty products.

Packaging innovations are related to the key drivers of consumer demand (such as Menchen’s “Choke-Safe” cap closure to help protect children), cost savings (such as increasing the shelf life of wines with Bacchus Wine Closures’ and Nomacork’s new corks), sustainability (such as Procap’s GreenCap, which saves on transportation costs by being lighter and enabling stacking), and logistics efficiency (such as Plasticum’s Spray Cap Jill with integrated spray technology, integrating the actuator and insert).

A survey of key packaging experts identifies the key areas of innovation in caps and closures over the next three years.

Key Market Issues

Over recent years, volatility in resin pricing and the general economic downturn have encouraged a focus on saving material and cost in the Beverage industry, with the aim of delivering closures that require a minimal adaptation of installed technology. The focus has therefore been on efficient cost reduction, tailoring closures to a level of appropriateness for particular sectors, and product groups.

Cost savings have also been a major factor driving innovation for food packaging, with a focus on waste reduction, increased shelf life, and light weighting.

In an extremely competitive Health & Beauty sector, the visual appeal of the closure, as well as its functionality, can be a critical factor in terms of consumer choice. This has led to an increased emphasis, by fragrance manufacturers in particular, on luxury caps and closures to reinforce the premium image of the product.

Metal has been gradually losing share of the global caps and closures market to plastic, and this is expected to continue into the future. By 2017, metal is expected to account for less than one-third of the caps and closures market.

Asia already used the largest proportion of caps and closures in 2007. This is expected to increase even further by 2017, at the expense of Western Europe, which has lost share since 2007.

Key Highlights

The beverage closures market saw a change in material dominance in 2012 as plastic closures took over in popularity from metal closures. The advance in use of plastic closures is primarily associated with increased use of plastic packaging in beverages, principally PET bottles.

The food market is made up of a variety of different closure types, with no format taking a clear majority. In 2012, film took the highest percentage of the market. Screw top was the next most popular format, followed by prize off and plastic tie.

While light weighting, resealability, low cost, and improved tamper evidence will all remain at the height of focus for the closure industry, innovations surrounding functionality are predicted to be the main driver over the next three years.

Table Of Contents

1 Executive Summary
2 Key Consumer Behaviors in Caps and Closures Markets
2.1 Economic trends remain a key determinant of consumer behavior
2.1.1 The global economic climate has been the overriding influence on packaging markets over the last five years
2.1.2 However, growth in emerging markets remains strong
2.2 Underlying consumer trends continue to shape consumption patterns
2.3 How consumer trends are influencing closure design
2.4 Technical innovation is helping manufacturers meet key consumer needs
3 Key Global Trends in Caps and Closures
3.1 Global Closure Materials
3.2 Global Closure Types
3.3 Global Trends in Metal Closures
3.4 Global Trends in Plastic Closures
3.5 Global Trends in Other Material Closures
3.6 Regional Closure Trends
4 Key Trends in Beverage, Food, and Health and Beauty Caps and Closures
4.1 Beverage Closures
4.1.1 Beverage Closure Materials
4.1.2 Beverage Closure Types
4.1.3 Metal Beverage Closure Types
4.1.4 Plastic Beverage Closure Types
4.1.5 Other Material Beverage Closure Types
4.2 Food Closures
4.2.1 Food Closure Materials
4.2.2 Food Closure Types
4.2.3 Metal Food Closure Types
4.2.4 Plastic Food Closure Types
4.2.5 Other Material Food Closure Types
4.3 Health and Beauty Closures
4.3.1 Health and Beauty Closure Materials
4.3.2 Health and Beauty Closure Types
4.3.3 Metal Health and Beauty Closure Types
4.3.4 Plastic Health and Beauty Closure Types
4.3.5 Other Material Health and Beauty Closure Types
5 Overview of Innovations in Caps and Closures
5.1 Innovation Drivers
5.1.1 Consumer Demands
5.1.2 Cost Reduction
5.1.3 Logistics Efficiency
5.1.4 Sustainability
5.1.5 Legislation
6 Innovations in Beverage Closures and Seals
6.1 Consumer Demands
6.1.1 Tamper Evident
6.1.2 Convenience
6.1.3 Ease of Use
6.1.4 Resealability
6.2 Cost Reduction
6.2.1 Increased Shelf Life
6.2.2 Lightweighting
6.3 Logistics Efficiency
6.3.1 Simpler Processing
6.4 Sustainability
6.4.1 Renewable Materials
7 Innovations in Food Closures, Seals and Adhesives
7.1 Consumer Demands
7.1.1 Tamper Evident
7.1.2 Child Safety
7.1.3 Convenience
7.1.4 Ease of Use
7.1.5 Resealability
7.2 Cost Reduction
7.2.1 Waste Reduction
7.2.2 Increased Shelf Life
7.2.3 Lightweighting
7.3 Logistics Efficiency
7.3.1 Simpler Processing
7.4 Sustainability
7.4.1 Renewable Materials
7.4.2 Lightweighting saves on transportation costs
8 Health and Beauty Closures, Seals and Adhesives
8.1 Consumer Demands
8.1.1 Visual Appeal
8.1.2 Improved Product Performance
8.1.3 Convenience
8.1.4 Product Integrity
8.1.5 Pack Performance
8.2 Cost Reduction
8.2.1 Simpler Construction
8.3 Logistics Efficiency
8.3.1 Improved Processing
8.3.2 Simpler Processing
9 Future Innovation
9.1 Packaging Survey - Overview
9.1.1 Drivers in Innovation in Closures
10 Appendix
10.1 Product Definitions
10.1.1 Closures
10.2 About Canadean
10.3 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Summary of Innovations
Table 2: Global Closure Materials (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 3: Global Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 4: Global Metal Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 5: Global Plastic Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 6: Global Other Material Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 7: Number of Closures by Region (Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 8: Number of Closures by Top 20 Countries (Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 9: Top Three Closure Material/Types for Top Three Countries (Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 10: Beverages - Closure Materials (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 11: Beverages - Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 12: Beverages - Metal Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 13: Beverages - Plastic Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 14: Beverages - Other Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 15: Food - Closure Materials (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 16: Food - Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 17: Food - Metal Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 18: Food - Plastic Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 19: Food - Other Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 20: Health and Beauty - Closure Materials (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 21: Health and Beauty - Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 22: Health and Beauty - Metal Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 23: Health and Beauty - Plastic Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 24: Health and Beauty - Other Material Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Table 25: Survey Question “How important will each of the following factors be in driving innovation in closures over the next 3 years?”
Table 26: Closure Materials
Table 27: Closure Types

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Share of Closure Materials by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 2: Global Closure Materials (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 3: Global Share of Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 4: Global Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 5: Global Share of Metal Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 6: Global Metal Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 7: Global Share of Plastic Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 8: Global Plastic Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 9: Global Share of Other Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 10: Global Other Material Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 11: Number of Closures by Region (Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 12: Number of Closures by Top 20 Countries (Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 13: Top Three Closure Material/Types for Top Three Countries (Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 14: Beverages - Share of Closure Materials by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 15: Beverages - Closure Materials (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 16: Beverages - Share of Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 17: Beverages - Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 18: Beverages - Share of Metal Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 19: Beverages - Metal Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 20: Beverages - Share of Plastic Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 21: Beverages - Plastic Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 22: Beverages - Share of Other Material Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 23: Beverages - Other Material Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 24: Food - Share of Closure Materials by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 25: Food - Closure Materials (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 26: Food - Share of Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 27: Food - Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 28: Food - Share of Metal Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 29: Food - Metal Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 30: Food - Share of Plastic Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 31: Food - Plastic Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 32: Food - Share of Other Material Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 33: Food - Other Material Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 34: Health and Beauty - Share of Closure Materials by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 35: Health and Beauty - Closure Materials (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 36: Health and Beauty - Share of Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 37: Health and Beauty - Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 38: Health and Beauty - Share of Metal Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 39: Health and Beauty - Metal Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 40: Health and Beauty - Share of Plastic Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 41: Health and Beauty - Plastic Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 42: Health and Beauty - Share of Other Material Closure Types by Volume (%), 2012
Figure 43: Health and Beauty - Other Material Closure Types (Number of Closures, Million Units), 2007-2017
Figure 44: Beverage manufacturers are developing new tamper-evident rings
Figure 45: Next Generation Sports Caps
Figure 46: Move Collective's Bobble closure filters drinks
Figure 47: New closures are being developed for water enhancers
Figure 48: The Helix is an easy twist open option for wine, and allows the bottle to be resealed
Figure 49: Tetra Pak's DreamCap and Crown's 360 End create larger apertures
Figure 50: Turbo Tango, the world's first drink dispensed through an aerosol
Figure 51: can2close offers a tamper-evident resealable can closure
Figure 52: Film is added to cork to extend shelf life using Bacchus' Nanocorc
Figure 53: The Normacorc Select 100 is designed to better control oxygen ingress levels
Figure 54: Beverage pack manufacturers continue to develop even lighter closures
Figure 55: Plastic isn't the only material being lightweighted
Figure 56: New closures provide simpler processing for Hot Fill packs
Figure 57: API/Sacmi: 100% biodegradeable cap
Figure 58: Tamper Proof seals increase consumer confidence in the product
Figure 59: Menshen's choke safe pouch cap
Figure 60: Menshen has launched One2Dose for easy dosing with one hand
Figure 61: Easy to open closures are in demand
Figure 62: Spam have moved from a food can to easier to open plastic tubs
Figure 63: The Sim-pull closure is easy to open with one hand
Figure 64: Bart Ingredients with Spookler closure
Figure 65: Hellmann's mayonnaise “no-mess” squeezy packaging with clean lock cap
Figure 66: New closures and seals are providing easy resealability
Figure 67: Improved seals and adhesives enable greater waste reduction
Figure 68: KWH Plast launches SecurityPeel offering longer shelf life
Figure 69: Heinz Beans Fridge Pack uses RPCs lighter weight cap
Figure 70: IPS TE-cap removes the need for membrane sealing
Figure 71: Ashland Performance Materials cold-seal adhesive can be printed
Figure 72: Walki's fiber based Wlki-LID for Dairy applications
Figure 73: Procap's GreenCap saves on transportation costs by being lighter and enabling stacking
Figure 74: Caps and pumps are key to providing visual appeal on Health and Beauty products
Figure 75: Closures are a key way to improve product performance for fragrances
Figure 76: Innovative closures are improving dispensing
Figure 77: Rieke Packaging Systems' new mini foamers provide improved dispensing for smaller-sized containers
Figure 78: More effective and efficient closures provide convenience to consumers
Figure 79: Lindal's Sunny Twist-Lock Actuator
Figure 80: Health and Beauty product manufacturers are also using packaging to improve product application
Figure 81: Product integrity is key as consumers seek to maximize the number of uses from each pack
Figure 82: Preventing damage from leaks is a key area in closure innovation
Figure 83: Cost reductions are being made through closures manufactured using only one material
Figure 84: Coster is improving closure seals for Health and Beauty bottles
Figure 85: One-piece closures allow for costs savings through simpler processing
Figure 86: Key Factors Driving Innovation in Closures Over the Next Three Years

Companies Mentioned

Albea, Amorim, API Spa, Aptar, Ashland Performance Materials, Astra Plastique, Bacchus Wine Closures, Bapco Closures, Bart Ingredients, Bericap, Blast, Britvic, can2closure, Closure Systems International, Cormack Packaging, Coster, Crown, Cryovac, Curwood, Duerr, Eden, ExxonMobil, Flair Flexible Packaging, Global One-Pak, Grolsch, Guala Closures, Heinz, Hellman's, Henkel, H2M Beverages, IPS, KM Packaging, KWH Plast, Lindal, Linpac, Menshen, Mondi, Move Collective, Nasoya, National Flexible, Nomacork, O.Berk, O-I, Plasticum, Portola Packaging, Procap, Quadpack, Rexam, Rieke Packaging Systems, RPC Group, Sacmi, SIG Combibloc, Spam, Tetra Pak, United Closures and Plastics, UPM Raflatac, US Sugar, Walki, Yonwoo.

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