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Molding & Trim
US industry forecasts for 2016 & 2021

  • Publication Date:December 2012
  • Publisher:Freedonia Group
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:328

Molding & Trim US industry forecasts for 2016 & 2021

US demand to reach $10.4 billion in 2016

US demand for caps and closures is projected to reach $10.4 billion in 2016, representing 280 billion units. Gains will be supported by material price increases and greater use of value-added dispensing and child-resistant closures. Unit gains will be fueled by the continued popularity of single-serving containers, especially in the beverage market; further inroads by plastic containers into applications once dominated by glass and metal containers; and the use of closures on other container types such as gabletop cartons, aseptic cartons, and stand-up pouches. Among factors that will moderate unit growth are the maturity of several large beverage applications and competition from closureless alternatives such as peelable lidding and blister packaging.

Plastic to remain leading material & product type

Plastic caps and closures, by far the leading material and product type, will post above average increases through 2016 based on the significance of plastic containers and the expanded use of plastic closures on other container types. Dispensing caps, which are generally more expensive than standard types and favored by consumers for their convenience and ease of use, will register the fastest gains among major plastic closure types. Overall value growth for plastic caps and closures will be restrained by an expected moderation in resin price increases relative to the 2006-2011 period and further lightweighting of closures for sustainability and to reduce costs. While metal closures will face further losses to plastic closures, growing use of aluminum roll-on closures in the wine market will provide a growth niche. Elastomer and rubber stopper demand will register healthy gains, driven by the continuing commercialization of injectable biotechnology-based drugs and the increased preference for stoppers made from higher-value synthetic rubber and thermoplastic elastomers. Natural corks will experience a modest recovery due to quality improvements and proactive industry marketing programs aimed at promoting cork as a sustainable and value-adding option in wine packaging.

Pharmaceuticals to be fastest growing market

Pharmaceuticals will be the fastest growing cap and closure market through 2016, helped by the expanding elderly population and trends favoring the use of medication over more costly patient procedures. In addition, prospects will benefit from a need to comply with regulations and standards governing the childresistant, senior-friendly, and security features of pharmaceutical packaging. Beverages are by far the largest market for caps and closures. While the popularity of single-serving bottles will stimulate unit gains, prospects will be constrained by greater use of lighter weight, less costly closures. The carbonated soft drink market is expected to transition from two-piece polypropylene caps to lowerpriced one-piece linerless caps made from high density polyethylene (HDPE). In the beer market, metal crown prospects will be dampened by the resurgence of aluminum cans, reflecting the movement among craft brewers from glass bottles to cans and strengthened sales of mass market beer brands in cans among pricesensitive consumers.
While polypropylene will remain the leading cap and closure resin, the material is expected to be increasingly replaced with HDPE caps based on economic and sustainability advantages. In recent years, the development of abundant natural gas feedstocks in the US has put polyethylene (which relies on natural gas feedstocks) into a more cost advantaged position than polypropylene.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, Caps & Closures, is available for $5200. It presents historical demand data for 2001, 2006 and 2011, plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, product type, and market. The study also details market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 33 competitors in the US industry.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
    • World Demographic Outlook
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
    • World Oil & Gas Outlook
    • World Petroleum Outlook
    • Reserves & Exploration
    • Production
    • Pricing Patterns
    • World Natural Gas Outlook
    • Reserves & Exploration
    • Production
    • Pricing Patterns
    • Oilfield Services Overview
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
  • III. OILFIELD TECHNOLOGY
    • General
    • Well Drilling
    • Directional & Horizontal Drilling
    • Multilateral Drilling
    • Coiled Tubing Drilling
    • Dual-Gradient Drilling
    • Underbalanced Drilling
    • Drilling Fluids
    • Well Completion & Workover
    • Well Stimulation
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Nitrogen Fracturing
    • Acidizing
    • Fracture Acidizing
    • Other Well Stimulation Techniques & Technologies
    • Enhanced Oil Recovery
    • Thermal Recovery
    • Gas Recovery
    • Chemical Recovery
    • Other Oilfield Technologies
    • Oil Sands Recovery
    • Coalbed Methane
    • Shale Formations
  • IV. OVERVIEW
    • Regional Overview
    • Product Overview
    • Drilling Fluids
    • Formulation Characteristics
    • Offshore & Deepwater Drilling
    • Unconventional Formations
    • Stimulation & Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Chemicals
    • Stimulation Chemicals
    • EOR Chemicals
    • Production Chemicals
    • Demulsifiers
    • Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors
    • Biocides
    • Other
    • Completion & Workover Fluids
    • Oilfield Cement & Cement Additives
  • V. NORTH AMERICA
    • General
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • VI. CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
    • General
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Venezuela
    • Other Central & South America
  • VII. EUROPE
    • General
    • Norway
    • Russia
    • United Kingdom
    • Other Europe
  • VIII. AFRICA/MIDEAST
    • General
    • Africa
    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Egypt
    • Libya
    • Nigeria
    • Other Africa
    • Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Oman
    • Iran
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Kuwait
    • Qatar
    • Other Middle East
  • IX. ASIA/PACIFIC
    • General
    • China
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Kazakhstan
    • Malaysia
    • Other Asia/Pacific
  • X. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Market Share
    • Industry Restructuring
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
    • Akzo Nobel NV
    • Albemarle Corporation
    • Ambar Lone Star Fluid Services, see National Oilwell
    • Varco
    • AMCOL International Corporation
    • Anchor Drilling Fluids USA Incorporated
    • Ashland Incorporated
    • Ava, see Newpark Resources
    • Baker Hughes Incorporated
    • Baroid Fluid Services, see Halliburton
  • BASF SE
    • Buzzi Unicem SpA
    • Canadian Energy Services & Technology Corporation
    • Champion Technologies Incorporated
    • Chemtura Corporation
    • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
    • China National Petroleum Corporation
    • Clariant International Limited
    • Dow Chemical Company
    • Drilling Specialties, see Chevron Phillips Chemical
    • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
    • Dyckerhoff, see Buzzi Unicem
    • Ecolab Incorporated
    • Emery Oleochemicals Group
    • Enerchem International Incorporated
    • Fluids Management II, see Canadian Energy Services
    • & Technology
    • Gumpro Drilling Fluids Pvt Limited
    • Halliburton Company
    • Holcim Limited
    • Imdex Limited
    • Israel Chemicals Limited
    • Jordan Bromine, see Albemarle
    • Kemira Oyj
    • Lafarge SA
    • Marquis Alliance Energy Group, see Secure Energy
    • Services
    • M-I SWACO, see Schlumberger
    • Nalco Energy Services, see Ecolab
    • National Oilwell Varco Incorporated
    • Navdeep Chemicals Private Limited
    • Newpark Resources Incorporated
    • Nigerian-German Chemicals plc
    • PetroChina, see China National Petroleum
    • PT Tesso Tetra Chemika
    • PureChem Services, see Canadian Energy Services
    • & Technology
    • Q'Max Solutions Incorporated
    • Rhodia, see Solvay
    • Roemex Limited
    • Rohm and Haas, see Dow Chemical
    • Schlumberger Limited
    • Scomi Group Bhd
    • Secure Energy Services Incorporated
    • Sichem LLC
    • Solvay SA
    • Sun Drilling Products Corporation
    • TETRA Technologies Incorporated
    • Texas Industries Incorporated
    • Texas United Chemical Company LLC
    • Thermax Group
    • XL Fluids Systems, see Secure Energy Services
    • Weatherford International Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study
  • SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Summary Table
  • SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • 1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region
    • 2 World Population by Region
    • 3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
    • 4 World Oil & Gas Production by Region
    • 5 World Proved Oil Reserves by Country, 2011
    • 6 World Crude Oil Field Production by Region
    • 7 World Proved Natural Gas Reserves, 2011
    • 8 World Dry Natural Gas Production by Region
    • 9 World Oilfield Services Indicators
  • SECTION IV -- OVERVIEW
    • 1 World Oilfield Chemical Demand by Region
    • 2 World Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 3 World Drilling Fluid Demand by Region
    • 4 World Drilling Fluid Demand by Type
    • 5 World Stimulation & Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Chemical Demand by Region
    • 6 World Production Chemical Demand by Type & Region
    • 7 World Completion & Workover Demand by Region
    • 8 World Oilfield Cement & Cement Additive Demand by Type & Region
  • SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
    • 1 North America: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 2 North America: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type 3 United States: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 4 United States: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 5 Canada: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 6 Canada: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 7 Mexico: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 8 Mexico: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
  • SECTION VI -- CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
    • 1 Central & South America: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 2 Central & South America: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 3 Argentina: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 4 Argentina: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 5 Brazil: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 6 Brazil: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 7 Venezuela: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 8 Venezuela: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 9 Other Central & South America: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 10 Other Central & South America: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country & Type
  • SECTION VII -- EUROPE
    • 1 Europe: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 2 Europe: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 3 Norway: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 4 Norway: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 5 Russia: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 6 Russia: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 7 United Kingdom: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 8 United Kingdom: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 9 Other Europe: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 10 Other Europe: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country & Type
  • SECTION VIII -- AFRICA/MIDEAST
    • 1 Africa/Mideast: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 2 Africa/Mideast: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Region & Type
    • 3 Africa: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 4 Africa: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country & Type
    • 5 Middle East: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 6 Middle East: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country & Type
  • SECTION IX -- ASIA/PACIFIC
    • 1 Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 2 Asia/Pacific: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 3 China: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 4 China: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 5 India: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 6 India: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 7 Indonesia: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 8 Indonesia: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 9 Kazakhstan: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 10 Kazakhstan: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 11 Malaysia: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 12 Malaysia: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
    • 13 Other Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Oilfield Chemical Demand
    • 14 Other Asia/Pacific: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type
  • SECTION X -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • 1 World Oilfield Chemical Sales by Company, 2011
    • 2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • 3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
  • SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • 1 World Crude Oil Proved Reserves by Region, 2011
    • 2 World Crude Oil Field Production by Region, 2011
    • 3 World Crude Oil Spot Prices, 2001-2011
    • 4 World Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2011
    • 5 World Dry Natural Gas Production by Region, 2011
  • SECTION IV -- OVERVIEW
    • 1 World Oilfield Chemical Demand by Region, 2011
    • 2 World Oilfield Chemical Demand by Type, 2011
  • SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
    • 1 North America: Oil & Gas Production by Country, 2011
    • 2 North America: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country, 2011
  • SECTION VI -- CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
    • 1 Central & South America: Oil & Gas Production by Country, 2011
    • 2 Central & South America: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country, 2011
  • SECTION VII -- EUROPE
    • 1 Europe: Oil & Gas Production by Country, 2011
    • 2 Europe: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country, 2011
  • SECTION VIII -- AFRICA/MIDEAST
    • 1 Africa: Oil & Gas Production by Country, 2011
    • 2 Africa: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country, 2011
    • 3 Middle East: Oil & Gas Production by Country, 2011
    • 4 Middle East: Oilfield Chemical Demand by Country, 2011
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