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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Caps & Closures in Billions of Units & Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Plastic, Metal, and Others. The specific end-use segments discussed are Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food, Household & Automotive Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 484 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Alcoa Closure Systems International, Inc., AptarGroup, Bericap GmbH & Co., Berry Plastics Corporation, Kerr Group, Inc., Crown Holdings, Inc., Pelliconi & C. SpA, Phoenix Closures, Inc., Portola Packaging, Inc., Rexam PLC, Silgan White Cap Americas, and Supreme Corq, LLC. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Product Segments I-4
Plastic Caps and Closures I-4
Metal Caps and Closures I-4
Other Caps and Closures I-4
Cork I-4
Rubber Caps I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Global Market Outlook II-1
Emerging Economies - Major Driving Force II-1
Closure-Based Plastic Packaging Fuels Demand II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Review by Geographic Region II-2
Review by Product Segment II-2
Review by End Use Segment II-3

2. Market Dynamics II-4
Trends and Issues II-4
Spiraling Costs of Raw Material and Energy Pose Challenge II-4
Manufacturers Focus on Innovation & Appeal II-4
Plastic Closures: The Major Product Segment II-4
PP Leads Closure Market II-5
Emerging Applications Drive Demand for Plastic Closures II-5
Rubber: The Best Among Others II-5
Beverages: The Major End-Use Segment II-5
Closures for Kids II-6
Active Oxygen Scavenging II-6
Caps and Closures as Marketing Tools II-6
Closure Manufacturing Pressures II-6
Key Features for Closure Safety II-6
Secondary Safety Features for Superior Capping II-7
Growing Popularity of Milk Propels Demand for Innovative
Plastic Closures II-7
Dispensing Closures Gain Popularity II-7
Overcap II-7
Pinchproof Push-Pull Closure II-7

3. Product Overview II-8
Closure - Definition II-8
Right Closure - Key for Packaging II-8
Types of Caps and Closures by Material Used II-8
Plastic Caps and Closures II-8
Press-On Closure II-8
Non-Threaded II-8
Polyethylene Snap Cap II-8
Snap Fit Closure II-9
Snap-On Cap Closure II-9
Dispensing Closure II-9
Twist Open/Close (Dispensing) Closure II-9
Flip-Top (Dispensing) Closure II-9
Hinged (Dispensing) Closure II-9
Pump (Dispensing) Closure II-10
Push-Pull (Dispensing) Closure II-10
Toggle-Swing (Dispensing) Closure II-10
Trigger Sprayers (Dispensing) Closure II-10
Valved (Dispensing) Closure II-10
Linerless Closure II-11
Plastic Caps for Dairy Applications II-11
Press-on Cap II-11
Threaded Cap II-11
Compression Liner II-11
Milk Cap II-12
Metal Caps and Closures II-12
Child - Proof Caps II-12
Non Child-Proof Caps II-12
Child-Resistant Closure (CRC) II-12
Continuous Thread Closure II-12
Crown Closure II-13
Lug Closure II-13
Screw Closures II-13
Roll-On Closure II-13
Tamper Band II-14
Tamper-Evident Closure II-14
Steel Vacuum Button II-14
Aluminum Breakable Closure II-14
Tamper Evident Breakaway Band Closure II-14
Tamper Evident Tear Band II-14
Press-On/Twist-Off Closure II-15
Vacuum Closure II-15
Screw and Lug Caps II-15
Spot Crown II-15
Other Caps and Closures II-15
Cork II-15
Wine Corks II-15
Synthetic Wine Cork II-16
Regular Length (RL) Tapered Cork II-16
Shorter Length (SL) Tapered Cork II-16
Finger Pull Tapered Cork Stoppers II-16
Personalized Custom Printed Cork Stoppers II-16
Plastic Topped Corks II-16
Bark Top Corks II-16
Figurine Bottle Stoppers II-16
Rubber Caps II-16
Silicone Rubber Caps II-16
EPDM Rubber Caps II-17
Some More Types of Caps and Closures II-17
Deep Screw Cap II-17
Friction Cap II-17
Cap Liners II-17
Spout Cap II-17
Stacker Cap II-17
Unlined Closure II-17
Valve Cap II-17

4. Raw Materials II-18
Polypropylene - The Ideal Raw Material II-18
Homopolymers and Copolymers II-18
HDPE and LDPE Injection Molding II-18
Injection Molded Closures II-18
Molded Plastic Closures II-19
Thermoplastic Elastomers II-19

5. Caps and Closures - An End Use Analysis II-20
Novel Closures for Specific Applications II-20
End Use Segments II-20
Beverages II-20
An Introduction to Wine Closures II-20
Table 1: Global Production of Wine Closures (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Production by Cork Type for
Natural Corks, Plastic Corks, Screwcaps and Glass Stoppers
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Table 2: Consumer Preference for Various Types of Wine
Closures (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Wine Closures - A Historical Perspective II-22
Types of Wine Closures II-22
Table 3: Global Wine Closure Market (2006E): Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales by Closure Type for Natural
and Technical Cork, Synthetic Closures and Screw Caps
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
Natural Cork II-22
Synthetic Cork II-23
Screw Caps II-23
Cosmetics and Toiletries II-23
Food II-23
Growing Demand for Closures in the Dairy Market II-23
Evolution of Dairy Container Caps II-24
Household and Automotive Chemicals II-24
Pharmaceuticals II-24
Other Applications II-24

6. Product Developments/Introductions II-25
Crown Closures Europe Expands Ideal(TM) Closure Range II-25
RPC Containers Develops New Cap for Headstand Bottles II-25
BERICAP Introduces Advanced 38 mm Closure II-25
Gerresheimer Introduces Moisture-Absorbing Closure System II-26
Qosina Launches Color Coordinated Caps, Vials and Droppers II-26
Alcoa CSI Launches Xtra-Lok Mini Closure II-26
Whitehall Lane Selects Alcoa's Vino-Seal(TM) Glass Wine Closures II-26
Doosan Introduces RRP Twist-Off(R) Closure II-26
Supreme Corq Launches SupremeCorq X2 II-27
Amcor Offers RTB Twist-Off Closures for New Low Calorie Preserves II-27
RPC Launches New 80 mm and 110 mm Wide-Mouth Jar Closures II-27
RPC-Halstead Unveils New 40mm Tube Closure II-27
Amcor White Cap Introduces 63mm PT Closure in Europe II-28
Alcoa Introduces VinTegra II-28
Amcor Unveils 40mm Band-Guard Closure II-28
CROWN Zeller Launches 24 Plastic Closures II-28
Product Launches (2003-2004) II-28

7. Recent Industry Activity II-32
Owens-Illinois Divests Plastics Packaging Business to Rexam II-32
Guala Closures Acquires Auscap, a Metal Closure Producer II-32
Silgan Holdings Acquires Three White Cap Closure Operations II-32
Plasticum Group Acquires Berry Plastics II-32
Shetron Teams Up with Metropak to Produce Caps & Closures II-33
CROWN Closures Europe Starts New Unit in Spain II-33
Alcoa Offers Aluminum Closures for Suntory and FamilyMart II-33
IntraPac Acquires PP&C II-33
Alcan Commences Production at Wine Screw Cap Facility in
Australia II-34
Guala Closures to Supply Bottle Overcaps for Diageo's Windsor
Whisky Brand II-34
Tecnocap Acquires Penn-Wheeling Closure II-34
AptarGroup Acquires CCL Dispensing Systems II-34
Turkish Bericap Invests EUR 2 Million in Egyptian Unit II-34
RPC Acquires Crown Risdon Units II-34
Berry Plastics Acquires Kerr Group II-35
Crown Holdings Divests Plastic-Closures Business II-35
Alcoa Strikes a Deal with Kroger II-35
CCL Takes Over CCL-Pachem II-35

8. Industry Activity in the Recent Past II-36
Owens-Illinois Divests Plastics Assets II-36
Saint-Gobain Establishes New Plant II-36
Integra Opens New Plant II-36
Silgan Completes Acquisition of Amcor White Cap LLC II-36
Amcor Acquires Schmalbach-Lubeca's White Cap Closure and PET
Container Business II-36
Kerr Group Acquires U.S. Packaging Businesses II-36
Owens-Illinois Divests Closure Assets II-37
Portola Purchases Tech Industries II-37
Berry Acquires Landis II-37
Berry Acquires Closure Assets II-37

9. Focus on Global Key Players II-38
Alcoa Closure Systems International, Inc. (USA) II-38
AptarGroup, Inc. (USA) II-38
Bericap GmbH & Co. (Germany) II-38
Berry Plastics Corporation (USA) II-39
Kerr Group, Inc. (USA) II-39
Crown Holdings, Inc. (USA) II-39
Pelliconi & C. SpA (Italy) II-40
Phoenix Closures, Inc. (USA) II-40
Portola Packaging, Inc. (USA) II-40
Rexam PLC (UK) II-40
Silgan White Cap Americas (USA) II-41
Supreme Corq, LLC (USA) II-41

10. Global Market Perspective II-42
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Caps and Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Billion Units for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 5: World Long Term Projections for Caps and Closures by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Billion
Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Caps and Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 7: World Long Term Projections for Caps and Closures by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 8: World Historic Market Review for Caps and Closures by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Billion
Units for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 9: World Historic Market Review for Caps and Closures by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 10: World 20-Year Perspective for Caps and Closures by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 11: World 20-Year Perspective for Caps and Closures by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Plastic Caps and Closures by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Billion Units for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 13: World Long Term Projections for Plastic Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Plastic Caps and Closures by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 15: World Long Term Projections for Plastic Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 16: World Historic Market Review for Plastic Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 17: World Historic Market Review for Plastic Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 18: World 20-Year Perspective for Plastic Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 19: World 20-Year Perspective for Plastic Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Metal Caps and Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Billion Units for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 21: World Long Term Projections for Metal Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Metal Caps and Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 23: World Long Term Projections for Metal Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 24: World Historic Market Review for Metal Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 25: World Historic Market Review for Metal Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 26: World 20-Year Perspective for Metal Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 27: World 20-Year Perspective for Metal Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Other Caps and Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Billion Units for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 29: World Long Term Projections for Other Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Other Caps and Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 31: World Long Term Projections for Other Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 32: World Historic Market Review for Other Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 33: World Historic Market Review for Other Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 34: World 20-Year Perspective for Other Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 35: World 20-Year Perspective for Other Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Consumption of Caps and Closures in Beverage Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 37: World Long Term Projections for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Beverage Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 38: World Historic Review for Consumption of Caps and
Closures in Beverage Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 39: World 20-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Beverage Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Consumption of Caps and Closures in Cosmetic & Toiletry
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 41: World Long Term Projections for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Cosmetic & Toiletry Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 42: World Historic Review for Consumption of Caps and
Closures in Cosmetic & Toiletry Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 43: World 20-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Cosmetic & Toiletry Applications by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Consumption of Caps and Closures in Food Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 45: World Long Term Projections for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Food Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 46: World Historic Review for Consumption of Caps and
Closures in Food Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 47: World 20-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Food Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 48: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Consumption of Caps and Closures in Household & Automotive
Chemical Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 49: World Long Term Projections for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Household & Automotive Chemical Applications
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 50: World Historic Review for Consumption of Caps and
Closures in Household & Automotive Chemical Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 51: World 20-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Household & Automotive Chemical Applications
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Consumption of Caps and Closures in Pharmaceutical
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 53: World Long Term Projections for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Pharmaceutical Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 54: World Historic Review for Consumption of Caps and
Closures in Pharmaceutical Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 55: World 20-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Pharmaceutical Applications by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Consumption of Caps and Closures in Other Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 57: World Long Term Projections for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 58: World Historic Review for Consumption of Caps and
Closures in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 59: World 20-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caps
and Closures in Other Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
An Insight into the North American Market for Caps and Closures III-2
Factors Influencing the US Caps and Closures Demand III-2
Convenience Bolsters Demand for Plastic Caps & Closures III-3
Demand for Metal Closures Slides III-3
Beverages & Cosmetics and Toiletries - Major Growth Sectors III-3
Competitive Landscape III-4
Table 60: US Caps and Closures Market (2005): Percentage
Share of Leading Players by Value Sales for
Owens-Illinois, Crown, Alcoa, Berry Plastics, Aptar Group,
Silgan Closures, Portola Packaging, Saint Gobain-Clamar,
Erie Plastics and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5
Wine Closures Market in the US - An Introduction III-5
Screw Cap Market in the US III-5
Import-Export Scenario III-6
Table 61: US Plastic Closures Market (2006-2007E):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country
for Canada, Mexico, Belgium, UK, Australia, South Africa,
The Netherlands, France, Japan, Germany and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 62: US Metal Packing Accessories Market (2006-2007E):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country
for Canada, Mexico, UK, Spain, Colombia, France, Belgium,
Chile, The Netherlands, Guatemala, China and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 63: US Corks and Stoppers Market (2006-2007E):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country
for Canada, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, Austria, Spain,
Chile, Germany, Italy, Australia and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 64: US Plastic Closures Market (2006-2007E):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country for Canada,
Mexico, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea,
UK, Taiwan, Spain and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 65: US Metal Packing Accessories Market (2006-2007E):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country for Canada,
Spain, China, France, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Denmark,
Mexico, India, Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 66: US Natural Corks and Stoppers Market
(2006-2007E): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by
Country for Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, China,
Australia and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Product Launches III-11
Strategic Corporate Developments III-14
Focus on Key Players III-17
Alcoa Closure Systems International, Inc. III-17
AptarGroup, Inc. III-17
Berry Plastics Corporation III-17
Kerr Group, Inc. III-18
Crown Holdings, Inc. III-18
Phoenix Closures, Inc. III-18
Portola Packaging, Inc. III-19
Silgan White Cap Americas III-19
Supreme Corq, LLC III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 67: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caps
and Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 68: US Long Term Projections for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment - Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Billion
Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 69: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caps
and Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 70: US Long Term Projections for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment - Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 71: US Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment -Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Billion
Units for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 72: US Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment -Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 73: US 20-Year Perspective for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 74: US 20-Year Perspective for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 75: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caps
and Closures by End-Use Segment - Beverages, Cosmetics &
Toiletries, Food, Household & Automotive Chemicals,
Pharmaceuticals, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 76: US Long Term Projections for Caps and Closures by
End-Use Segment - Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food,
Household & Automotive Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 77: US Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
End-Use Segment - Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food,
Household & Automotive Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 78: US 20-Year Perspective for Caps and Closures by
End Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food, Household &
Automotive Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other Markets for
1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

2. Canada III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Market Overview III-26
Import-Export Scenario III-26
Table 79: Canadian Plastic Closures Market (2005-2007E):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country
for the US, United Kingdom, Barbados, Germany, France,
Ireland and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 80: Canadian Metal Packing Accessories Market
(2006-2007E): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country for the US, Chile, Albania, Argentina,
India, Mexico, Kenya and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 81: Canadian Plastic Closures Market (2006-2007E):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value for the US, China,
Mexico, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Taiwan, Sweden, South
Korea, Canadian Re-Imports and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 82: Canadian Natural Corks and Stoppers Market
(2006-2007E): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by
Country for Portugal, France, US, Italy, Spain, China,
Germany, UK, Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29
Strategic Corporate Developments III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 83: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Caps and Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Billion Units for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 84: Canadian Long Term Projections for Caps and
Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 85: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Caps and Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 86: Canadian Long Term Projections for Caps and
Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 87: Canadian Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment -Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Billion
Units for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 88: Canadian Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment -Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 89: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Caps and Closures
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 90: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Caps and Closures
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 91: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Caps and Closures by End-Use Segment - Beverages,
Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food, Household & Automotive
Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 92: Canadian Long Term Projections for Caps and
Closures by End-Use Segment - Beverages, Cosmetics &
Toiletries, Food, Household & Automotive Chemicals,
Pharmaceuticals, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 93: Canadian Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
End-Use Segment - Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food,
Household & Automotive Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 94: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Caps and Closures
by End Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food, Household &
Automotive Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other Markets for
1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

3. Japan III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Market Outlook III-36
Strategic Corporate Development III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 95: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Caps and Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Billion Units for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 96: Japanese Long Term Projections for Caps and
Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Billion Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 97: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Caps and Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 98: Japanese Long Term Projections for Caps and
Closures by Product Segment - Plastic, Metal, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 99: Japanese Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment -Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Billion
Units for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 100: Japanese Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
Product Segment -Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 101: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Caps and
Closures by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets for 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 102: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Caps and
Closures by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Plastic, Metal, and Other Markets for 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 103: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Caps and Closures by End-Use Segment - Beverages,
Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food, Household & Automotive
Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 104: Japanese Long Term Projections for Caps and
Closures by End-Use Segment - Beverages, Cosmetics &
Toiletries, Food, Household & Automotive Chemicals,
Pharmaceuticals, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 105: Japanese Historic Review for Caps and Closures by
End-Use Segment - Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food,
Household & Automotive Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 106: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Caps and
Closures by End Use Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food, Household
& Automotive Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Other Markets
for 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

4. Europe III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Market Outlook III-43
Regional Overview III-43
Product Segment Overview III-43
End Use Segment Overview III-43
Caps and Closures Market in Western Europe III-43
Move Towards Closure-Intensive Packaging Boosts Demand III-43
Spiraling Costs of Raw Material and Energy Pose Challenge III-44
Production Scenario in Western Europe III-44
Push-pull Closures to Witness higher Growth Rates III-44
Product Launches III-44
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 107: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Caps and Closures by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, and
Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Billion Units for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 108: European Long Term Projections for Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Billion
Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 109: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Caps and Closures by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK,Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 110: European Long Term Projections for Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 111: European Historic Market Review for Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Billion
Units for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 112: European Historic Market Review for Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 113: European 20-Year Perspective for Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 114: European 20-Year Perspective for Caps and
Closures by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom,
Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 (inclu

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