Market Study: Plastic Caps and Closures - Europe

Introduction

Plastic Caps and Closures Demand in Europe is Driven by Functionality and Convenience

Ceresana has taken the European plastic caps and closure market under the magnifying glass. Push-Pull, Twist-Top, Snip-Tip, or rather Toggle-Swing? The selection of caps and closures is not usually straightforward, and new varieties are constantly being developed. Although inexpensive and standard products are being applied in many sectors, the trend towards more complex closure systems remains unbroken. Above all, more functionality, better technical characteristics, and convenience are in demand, in addition to weight reduction and energy saving during production and recycling.

Plastic Caps and Closures Market Worth Billions

Synthetic wine corks, spray pumps, caps for deodorant rollers, caps for tubes, and other closures are typically only small parts, but are altogether a noticeable growth market: More than 200 billion plastic closures were sold throughout Europe in the past year, 60 billion more than at the start of the decade (Ceresana offers a Global Market Study on Plastic Caps as well). Ceresana expects to see continuous growth at an average rate of 2.3 percent per year until 2017. Revenue from plastic closures in Europe will consequently increase from 1.7 billion Euro to more than 2 billion Euro per year.
Manufacturers of caps and closures, as well as producers of the corresponding machines and suppliers of plastics and additives will primarily profit from an increased use of plastic packaging for foods and drinks. Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) are being used increasingly for closures. Significant growth can especially be seen in certain sub-segments of the beverage sector, such as beer, yogurt, milk products, and sports drinks.

Regional Differences

Production and consumption of plastic caps and closures is seeing the strongest growth in Russia, Poland, and Turkey. Manufacturers in Eastern Europe are investing above all in mass production of standardized products, such as screw-caps for PET bottles. In contrast, producers in Western Europe are concentrating, for example, on complex closures systems with seals and built-in dosing devices for medications. Optical characteristics, such as transparency and gloss, especially play an important role in packaging for cosmetics.


Market Study in Brief:

With this market study, you receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis on the European plastic caps and closures market. Thereby, Ceresana evaluates the market size, market share and market trends of this industry. The market study is divided into following chapters:

Chapter 1 presents concise information on the most important varieties of closure types: advantages, application possibilities, legal situations, disposal, and recycling.

Chapter 2: Presentation and analysis of the closure market - including prognoses until 2017. Consumption, production, imports, exports, and revenue are analyzed. In addition, the report offers a comprehensive insight into market dynamics, innovations, and trends.

Chapter 3: 31 European countries are analyzed in detail: valuable data and influential factors on demand development. Demand according to application, is also explained and described in detail.Most important application areas are:

  • lemonades, water, fruit juice, beer, dairy, wine, mixed drinks, energy and sport drinks, carbonated beverages, beverages with caffeine
  • sauces, packaging for food services, edible oils, baby food
  • deodorant rollers, shampoo bottles, aerosol cans
  • chemicals, household detergents, pet food, containers, barrels

Chapter 4 serves as a useful index of manufacturers with profiles for 379 companies from 35 countries: Comprehensive information on product portfolios and locations.

The company profiles are clearly arranged according to contact information, key figures, production facilities, company structure, and current news.

This buyers guide lists all large manufacturers and niche suppliers. These include among others: Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner, Amcor, Closure Systems International, ColepCCL, Global Closure Systems, Greiner Packaging, Guala Closures Group, Huhtamäki, LINPAC Group, Mead-Westvaco, Procap Holding, Promens, Qualipac, Rexam, RPC Group, Seaquist Closures, SIG Combibloc Group, Silgan White Cap, Tetra Pak International.

Table of Contents

1 Basics
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Types of Closures and Their Functions
1.3 Requirements and Legal Situation
1.4 Types of Plastic and Manufacturing Processes

2 Market Data
2.1 Europe
2.1.1 Demand and Revenue
2.1.2 Production
2.1.3 Innovations and Trends
2.2 Austria
2.2.1 Demand and Revenue
2.2.2 Production, Import and Export
2.3 Belarus
2.3.1 Demand and Revenue
2.3.2 Production, Import and Export
2.4 Belgium
2.4.1 Demand and Revenue
2.4.2 Production, Import and Export
2.5 Bulgaria
2.5.1 Demand and Revenue
2.5.2 Production, Import and Export
2.6 Croatia
2.6.1 Demand and Revenue
2.6.2 Production, Import and Export
2.7 Czechia
2.7.1 Demand and Revenue
2.7.2 Production, Import and Export
2.8 Denmark
2.8.1 Demand and Revenue
2.8.2 Production, Import and Export
2.9 Finland
2.9.1 Demand and Revenue
2.9.2 Production, Import and Export
2.10 France
2.10.1 Demand and Revenue
2.10.2 Production, Import and Export
2.11 Germany
2.11.1 Demand and Revenue
2.11.2 Production, Import and Export
2.12 Greece
2.12.1 Demand and Revenue
2.12.2 Production, Import and Export
2.13 Hungary
2.13.1 Demand and Revenue
2.13.2 Production, Import and Export
2.14 Ireland
2.14.1 Demand and Revenue
2.14.2 Production, Import and Export
2.15 Italy
2.15.1 Demand and Revenue
2.15.2 Production, Import and Export
2.16 Lithuania
2.16.1 Demand and Revenue
2.16.2 Production, Import and Export
2.17 Luxembourg
2.17.1 Demand and Revenue
2.17.2 Production, Import and Export
2.18 Norway
2.18.1 Demand and Revenue
2.18.2 Production, Import and Export
2.19 Poland
2.19.1 Demand and Revenue
2.19.2 Production, Import and Export
2.20 Portugal
2.20.1 Demand and Revenue
2.20.2 Production, Import and Export
2.21 Romania
2.21.1 Demand and Revenue
2.21.2 Production, Import and Export
2.22 Russia
2.22.1 Demand and Revenue
2.22.2 Production, Import and Export
2.23 Serbia
2.23.1 Demand and Revenue
2.23.2 Production, Import and Export
2.24 Slovakia
2.24.1 Demand and Revenue
2.24.2 Production, Import and Export
2.25 Slovenia
2.25.1 Demand and Revenue
2.25.2 Production, Import and Export
2.26 Spain
2.26.1 Demand and Revenue
2.26.2 Production, Import and Export
2.27 Sweden
2.27.1 Demand and Revenue
2.27.2 Production, Import and Export
2.28 Switzerland
2.28.1 Demand and Revenue
2.28.2 Production, Import and Export
2.29 The Netherlands
2.29.1 Demand and Revenue
2.29.2 Production, Import and Export
2.30 Turkey
2.30.1 Demand and Revenue
2.30.2 Production, Import and Export
2.31 Ukraine
2.31.1 Demand and Revenue
2.31.2 Production, Import and Export
2.32 United Kingdom
2.32.1 Demand and Revenue
2.32.2 Production, Import and Export

3 Market Data Applications
3.1 Europe
3.1.1 Beverages
3.1.1.1 Soft Drinks
3.1.1.2 Water
3.1.1.3 Fruit Juice
3.1.1.4 Alcoholic Beverages
3.1.1.5 Other Beverages
3.1.2 Foods
3.1.3 Cosmetics
3.1.4 Pharmaceuticals
3.1.5 Others
3.2 Austria
3.3 Belarus
3.4 Belgium
3.5 Bulgaria
3.6 Croatia
3.7 Czechia
3.8 Denmark
3.9 Finland
3.10 France
3.11 Germany
3.12 Greece
3.13 Hungary
3.15 Italy
3.16 Lithuania
3.17 Luxembourg
3.18 Norway
3.19 Poland
3.20 Portugal
3.21 Romania
3.22 Russia
3.23 Serbia
3.24 Slovakia
3.25 Slovakia
3.26 Spain
3.27 Sweden
3.28 Switzerland
3.29 The Netherlands
3.30 Turkey
3.31 Ukraine
3.32 United Kingdom

4 Company Profiles
4.1 Austria (10 producers)
4.2 Belarus (6)
4.3 Belgium (8)
4.4 Bulgaria (4)
4.5 Croatia (5)
4.6 Czechia (8)
4.7 Denmark (10)
4.8 Estonia (4)
4.9 Finland (5)
4.10 France (27)
4.11 Germany (85)
4.12 Greece (6)
4.13 Hungary (2)
4.14 Iceland (1)
4.15 Ireland (2)
4.16 Italy (40)
4.17 Latvia (2)
4.18 Lithuania (4)
4.19 Luxembourg (1)
4.20 Malta (1)
4.21 Norway (3)
4.22 Poland (16)
4.23 Portugal (8)
4.24 Romania (5)
4.25 Russia (20)
4.26 Serbia (2)
4.27 Slovakia (2)
4.28 Slovenia (2)
4.29 Spain (12)
4.30 Sweden (7)
4.31 Switzerland (15)
4.32 The Netherlands (11)
4.33 Turkey (13)
4.34 Ukraine (6)
4.35 United Kingdom (26)

List of Graphs

Graph 1: Advantages and disadvantages of polyethylene HDPE and polyethylene LDPE compared to polypropylene
Graph 2: Demand for caps and closures in Europe from 2001 until 2017
Graph 3: Revenue from caps and closures in Europe from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 4: Production of caps and closures in Europe from 2001 until 2016
Graph 5: Demand for caps and closures in Austria from 2001 until 2017
Graph 6: Revenue from caps and closures in Austria from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 7: Production of caps and closures in Austria from 2001 until 2017
Graph 8: Import and export of caps and closures in Austria from 2001 until 2017
Graph 9: Demand for caps and closures in Belarus from 2001 until 2017
Graph 10: Revenue from caps and closures in Belarus from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 11: Production of caps and closures in Belarus from 2001 until 2017
Graph 12: Import and export of caps and closures in Belarus from 2001 until 2017
Graph 13: Demand for caps and closures in Belgium from 2001 until 2017
Graph 14: Revenue from caps and closures in Belgium from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 15: Production of caps and closures in Belgium from 2001 until 2017
Graph 16: Import and export of caps and closures in Belgium from 2001 until 2017
Graph 17: Demand for caps and closures in Bulgaria from 2001 until 2017
Graph 18: Revenue from caps and closures in Bulgaria from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 19: Production of caps and closures in Bulgaria from 2001 until 2017
Graph 20: Import and export of caps and closures in Bulgaria from 2001 until 2017
Graph 21: Demand for caps and closures in Croatia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 22: Revenue from caps and closures in Croatia from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 23: Production of caps and closures in Croatia from 2001 until 2016
Graph 24: Import and export of caps and closures in Croatia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 25: Demand for caps and closures in Czechia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 26: Revenue from caps and closures in Czechia from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 27: Production of caps and closures in Czechia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 28: Import and export of caps and closures in Czechia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 29: Demand for caps and closures in Denmark from 2001 until 2017
Graph 30: Revenue from caps and closures in Denmark from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 31: Production of caps and closures in Denmark from 2001 until 2017
Graph 32: Import and export of caps and closures in Denmark from 2001 until 2017
Graph 33: Demand for caps and closures in Finland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 34: Revenue from caps and closures in Finland from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 35: Production of caps and closures in Finland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 36: Import and export of caps and closures in Finland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 37: Demand for caps and closures in France from 2001 until 2017
Graph 38: Revenue from caps and closures in France from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 39: Production of caps and closures in France from 2001 until 2017
Graph 40: Import and export of caps and closures in France from 2001 until 2017
Graph 41: Demand for caps and closures in Germany from 2001 until 2017
Graph 42: Revenue from caps and closures in Germany from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 43: Production of caps and closures in Germany from 2001 until 2017
Graph 44: Import and export of caps and closures in Germany from 2001 until 2017
Graph 45: Demand for caps and closures in Greece from 2001 until 2017
Graph 46: Revenue from caps and closures in Greece from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 47: Production of caps and closures in Greece from 2001 until 2017
Graph 48: Import and export of caps and closures in Greece from 2001 until 2017
Graph 49: Demand for caps and closures in Hungary from 2001 until 2017
Graph 50: Revenue from caps and closures in Hungary from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 51: Production of caps and closures in Hungary from 2001 until 2017
Graph 52: Import and export of caps and closures in Hungary from 2001 until 2017
Graph 53: Demand for caps and closures in Ireland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 54: Revenue from caps and closures in Ireland from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 55: Production of caps and closures in Ireland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 56: Import and export of caps and closures in Ireland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 57: Demand for caps and closures in Italy from 2001 until 2017
Graph 58: Revenue from caps and closures in Italy from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 59: Production of caps and closures in Italy from 2001 until 2017
Graph 60: Import and export of caps and closures in Italy from 2001 until 2017
Graph 61: Demand for caps and closures in Lithuania from 2001 until 2017
Graph 62: Revenue from caps and closures in Lithuania from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 63: Production of caps and closures in Lithuania from 2001 until 2017
Graph 64: Import and export of caps and closures in Lithuania from 2001 until 2017
Graph 65: Demand for caps and closures in Luxembourg from 2001 until 2017
Graph 66: Revenue from caps and closures in Luxembourg from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 67: Production of caps and closures in Luxembourg from 2001 until 2017
Graph 68: Import and export of caps and closures in Luxembourg from 2001 until 2017
Graph 69: Demand for caps and closures in Norway from 2001 until 2017
Graph 70: Revenue from caps and closures in Norway from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 71: Production of caps and closures in Norway from 2001 until 2017
Graph 72: Import and export of caps and closures in Norway from 2001 until 2017
Graph 73: Demand for caps and closures in Poland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 74: Revenue from caps and closures in Poland from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 75: Production of caps and closures in Poland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 76: Import and export of caps and closures in Poland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 77: Demand for caps and closures in Portugal from 2001 until 2017
Graph 78: Revenue from caps and closures in Portugal from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 79: Production of caps and closures in Portugal from 2001 until 2017
Graph 80: Import and export of caps and closures in Portugal from 2001 until 2017
Graph 81: Demand for caps and closures in Romania from 2001 until 2017
Graph 82: Revenue from caps and closures in Romania from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 83: Production of caps and closures in Romania from 2001 until 2017
Graph 84: Import and export of caps and closures in Romania from 2001 until 2017
Graph 85: Demand for caps and closures in Russia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 86: Revenue from caps and closures in Russia from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 87: Production of caps and closures in Russia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 88: Import and export of caps and closures in Russia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 89: Demand for caps and closures in Serbia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 90: Revenue from caps and closures in Serbia from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 91: Production of caps and closures in Serbia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 92: Import and export of caps and closures in Serbia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 93: Demand for caps and closures in Slovakia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 94: Revenue from caps and closures in Slovakia from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 95: Production of caps and closures in Slovakia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 96: Import and export of caps and closures in Slovakia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 97: Demand for caps and closures in Slovenia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 98: Revenue from caps and closures in Slovenia from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 99: Production of caps and closures in Slovenia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 100: Import and export of caps and closures in Slovenia from 2001 until 2017
Graph 101: Demand for caps and closures in Spain from 2001 until 2017
Graph 102: Revenue from caps and closures in Spain from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 103: Production of caps and closures in Spain from 2001 until 2017
Graph 104: Import and export of caps and closures in Spain from 2001 until 2017
Graph 105: Demand for caps and closures in Sweden from 2001 until 2017
Graph 106: Revenue from caps and closures in Sweden from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 107: Production of caps and closures in Sweden from 2001 until 2017
Graph 108: Import and export of caps and closures in Sweden from 2001 until 2017
Graph 109: Demand for caps and closures in Switzerland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 110: Revenue from caps and closures in Switzerland from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 111. Production of caps and closures in Switzerland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 112: Import and export of caps and closures in Switzerland from 2001 until 2017
Graph 113: Demand for caps and closures in the Netherlands from 2001 until 2017
Graph 114: Revenue from caps and closures in the Netherlands from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 115: Production of caps and closures in the Netherlands from 2001 until 2017
Graph 116: Import and export of caps and closures in the Netherlands from 2001 until 2017
Graph 117: Demand for caps and closures in Turkey from 2001 until 2017
Graph 118: Revenue from caps and closures in Turkey from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 119: Production of caps and closures in Turkey from 2001 until 2017
Graph 120: Import and export of caps and closures in Turkey from 2001 until 2017
Graph 121: Demand for caps and closures in the Ukraine from 2001 until 2017
Graph 122: Revenue from caps and closures in the Ukraine from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 123: Production of caps and closures in the Ukraine from 2001 until 2017
Graph 124: Import and export of caps and closures in the Ukraine from 2001 until 2017
Graph 125: Demand for caps and closures in the United Kingdom from 2001 until 2017
Graph 126: Revenue from caps and closures in the United Kingdom from 2001 until 2017, in million €
Graph 127: Production of caps and closures in the United Kingdom from 2001 until 2017
Graph 128: Import and export of caps and closures in the United Kingdom from 2001 until 2017
Graph 129: Demand for caps and closures between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Graph 130: Demand for beverage caps and closures between 2001 and 2017, divided by types of beverages
Graph 131: Demand for caps and closures for soft drinks from 2001 until 2017
Graph 132: Demand for caps and closures for water from 2001 until 2017
Graph 133: Demand for caps and closures for fruit juice from 2001 until 2017
Graph 134: Demand for caps and closures for alcoholic beverages from 2001 until 2017
Graph 135: Demand for caps and closures for other beverages from 2001 until 2017
Graph 136: Demand for caps and closures for foods from 2001 until 2017
Graph 137: Demand for caps and closures for cosmetics from 2001 until 2017
Graph 138: Demand for caps and closures for pharmaceuticals from 2001 until 2017
Graph 139: Demand for caps and closures for other applications from 2001 until 2017 

List of Tables

Table 1: Demand for caps and closures divided by countries, in billion units
Table 2: Demand for caps and closures divided by countries, in percent
Table 3: Production of caps and closures divided by countries, in billion units
Table 4: Production of caps and closures divided by countries, in percent
Table 5: Austrian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 6: Byelorussian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 7: Belgian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 8: Bulgarian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 9: Croatian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 10: Czech manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 11: Danish manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 12: Finnish manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 13: French manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 14: German manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 15: Greek manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 16: Hungarian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 17: Irish manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 18: Italian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 19: Lithuanian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 20: Luxembourgian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 21: Norwegian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 22: Polish manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 23: Portuguese manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 24: Romanian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 25: Russian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 26: Serbian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 27: Slovakian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 28: Slovenian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 29: Spanish manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 30: Swedish manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 31: Swiss manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 32: Dutch manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 33: Turkish manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 34: Ukrainian manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 35: British manufacturers of closures and their applications
Table 36: Demand for caps and closures between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 37: Demand for beverage caps and closures divided by countries, in percent
Table 38: Demand for caps and closures for food divided by countries, in percent
Table 39: Demand for caps and closures for cosmetics divided by countries, in percent
Table 40: Demand for caps and closures for pharmaceuticals divided by countries, in percent
Table 41: Demand for caps and closures for other applications divided by countries, in percent
Table 42: Demand for caps and closures in Austria between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 43: Demand for caps and closures in Belarus between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 44: Demand for caps and closures in Belgium between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 45: Demand for caps and closures in Bulgaria between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 46: Demand for caps and closures in Croatia between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 47: Demand for caps and closures in Czechia between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 48: Demand for caps and closures in Denmark between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 49: Demand for caps and closures in Finland between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 50: Demand for caps and closures in France between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 51: Demand for caps and closures in Germany between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 52: Demand for caps and closures in Greece between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 53: Demand for caps and closures in Hungary between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 54: Demand for caps and closures in Ireland between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 55: Demand for caps and closures in Italy between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 56: Demand for caps and closures in Lithuania between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 57: Demand for caps and closures in Luxembourg between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 58: Demand for caps and closures in Norway between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 59: Demand for caps and closures in Poland between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 60: Demand for caps and closures in Portugal between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 61: Demand for caps and closures in Romania between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 62: Demand for caps and closures in Russia between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 63: Demand for caps and closures in Serbia between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 64: Demand for caps and closures in Slovakia between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 65: Demand for caps and closures in Slovenia between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 66: Demand for caps and closures in Spain between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 67: Demand for caps and closures in Sweden between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 68: Demand for caps and closures in Switzerland between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 69: Demand for caps and closures in the Netherlands between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 70: Demand for caps and closures in Turkey between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 71: Demand for caps and closures in the Ukraine between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications
Table 72: Demand for caps and closures in the United Kingdom between 2001 and 2017, divided by applications