U.S. caps and closures market is estimated to be valued at US$ 5599.4 Mn in terms of volume by the end of 2030.
U.S. Caps and Closures Market: Growth Drivers
Rising beverage demand
Market growth for caps and closures in rigid plastic packaging is significant. The growing demand for sports closures and caps, pouch spouts, and other flat caps is, in turn, fueling the demand for caps and closures. Furthermore, the need for caps and closures is expanding as more products, such as sauces, soups, cooking oil, and juices, are packaged in plastic containers rather than glass containers. The demand for beverage caps and closures will increase owing to the popularity of ready-to-drink liquids including tea, coffee, and other healthier options. For instance, in May 2020, Guala Closures won the Alufoil Trophy 2020 for its e-WAK technology. e-WAK from Guala Closures is the first NFC aluminum closure based on a new smart technology that allows every bottle of wine to become a connected bottle. A chip is positioned inside the closure that can be read by enabled smartphones, providing consumers an authenticity certification and extensive product information.
Figure 1 U.S. Caps & Closures Market, Revenue Share (%), By Application, in 2022
Increasing demand for child-resistant caps and closures
Leading cap and closure firms emphasize product innovations and concentrate on the packaging needs of end users. Due to stringent laws and safety worries, there has been a considerable increase in the demand for child-resistant packaging over the past few years. The demand for child-resistant caps and closures is particularly strong in the caps and closures market worldwide. Manufacturers of caps and closures are creating child-resistant caps and closures due to the introduction of safety rules for child-resistant packaging. For instance, Berry Global, Inc. created and introduced a brand-new bottle and cap combination in 2022. It also includes a pharmaceutical round PET container with the PP28 Medi-Loc CRC and Tamper-evident (TE) CRC for liquid healthcare items.
U.S. Caps and Closures Market: Restraints
Issues with recycling caps and closures to limit market expansion
One of the main problems hampering the U.S. caps and closures market is the stringent environmental laws and legislations, as well as the increased limits on landfill disposal. Furthermore, stringent packaging laws, which also apply to drinks, cosmetics, and consumer goods packaging, were prompted by the rise in plastic trash. For instance, the Plastic Industry Association estimates that 80 billion plastic water bottles were consumed in 2020 in the U.S., but only 23% of those bottles were recycled. This indicates the need to concentrate on industry initiatives to decrease plastic waste. The market is anticipated to be constrained by threats such as the need to reduce single-use plastic and regulatory concerns.
U.S. Caps and Closures Market Report Coverage
|Base Year:||2022||Market Size in 2022:||US$ 3568.0 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2018 to 2021||Forecast Period:||2023 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:||5.1%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 5599.4 Mn|
Closure Systems International, Inc., Silgan Plastic Closure Solutions, Bericap GmbH and Co. KG, Global Closure Systems, AptarGroup, Inc., Berry Plastics Group, Inc., Amcor Limited, O.Berk Company, LLC, Blackhawk Molding Co. Inc., and Tecnocap S.p.A.
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U.S. Caps and Closures Market- Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
The global food and beverage supply networks are hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, lockdowns worldwide caused by the pandemic's effects on society and the economy impacted the U.S. caps and closures market as they prevented the procurement of raw materials owing to supply chain disruptions. COVID-19 has caused a number of new problems for the global food and beverage industry, including safety, training, crisis management and response, awareness, reshaping business models, digitalization and technology innovation, as well as other unexpected repercussions.
U.S. Caps and Closures Market: Market Opportunities
Various manufacturers are targeting the bottled water segment as it is the most common beverage consumed. Consumers based in the U.S. have become more health-conscious and this is expected to fuel the growth of the U.S. caps and closures market for non-carbonated beverages. For instance, in October 2021, Nestlé Pure Life, a drinking water brand, introduced new 330ml bottles for kids made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET). The new bottles feature four DC characters such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Shazam.
The key market players are introducing lightweight closures in order to enhance the ease of use of the product. This will provide immense growth opportunities for the U.S. caps and closures market. Lightweight cap and closure manufacturers are focusing on developing innovative products. This will enable manufacturers to invest more in new and innovative products.
Figure 2 U.S. Caps & Closures Market, Revenue Share (%), By Material Type, in 2022
U.S. Caps and Closures Market: Market Trends
Injection molding is gaining traction in the market as it offers improved consistency due to its ability to obtain tighter part tolerances on the complex structure. It is also useful for easily changing size and uptime efficiency during the production of caps and closures. Thus, the rising popularity of injection molding in the production of caps and closures is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period.
U.S. Caps and Closures Market: Market Segmentation
On the basis of application, bottled water segment dominated the U.S. caps and closures market in 2022 with around 57.4% of the market share in terms of revenue, followed by fruit beverages and sports.
U.S. Caps and Closures Market: By Material Type
On the basis of material type, plastic dominated the U.S. caps and closures market in 2022 with around 60% of the market share in terms of revenue, followed by metal.
U.S. Caps and Closures Market: Recent Developments
In September 2022, Berry Global introduced a new PET bottle and cap combo solution for liquid healthcare items. The closure is completely accredited for use with children.
In October 2021, Silgan Holdings Inc. purchased Easytech Closures S.p.A, a company that develops easy-open and hygienic metal ends used with metal containers throughout Europe.
In June 2021, Guala Closures S.p.A launched a new product, Divinum Blossom, a sustainable screw cap, in the French market
In June 2021, Beericap Holding GMbh acquired Mala Verschluss-Systeme GmbH, an aluminum closure manufacturing company, for expanding its product portfolio
In September 2021, UNITED CAPS opened its new Dinnington factory in Rotherham, U.K. for manufacturing dairy and beverage closures including brand-new tethered closures
U.S. Caps and Closures Market: Key Companies
Definition: Caps and closures are used to seal or close the container such as bottles, jars, cans, and tubes. They are widely used across the beverage industry to package non-carbonated drinks in order to prevent the entry of any foreign particles. They provide a barrier against moisture, dust, and oxygen, in turn, keeping the product fresh and enhancing the shelf-life of the product. Caps and closures are produced from different materials such as rubber, plastic, metals, and paperboard.