Caps and Closures Report 2005 - 2010

In 2006, Gerhard Crossman and Co-writer Norman Sanders of Forester Business Consulting Ltd. compiled a market review study on the subject of:

The future of Plastics Caps & Closures.

The study, which was published by PIRA International Ltd. in May 2006, provides a global overview of all Plastic Caps and Closure applications by sector, by categories, by regions and materials and their projected growth rates up to 2010. It also includes a review of current and future technologies, the key market drivers, trends, market challenges and opportunities for the entire supply chain.

The market for plastic caps and closures (C&C), which grew between 2000 and 2004 by 4.3% is expected to grow by healthy 4.6% year on year up to USD 21bln in 2010. While this presents prosperous growth opportunities for the entire global supply chain, the report however cautions that plastics C&C share in the western regions will expand at a slower pace than that of the past decade as a number of markets are becoming saturated. Here future growth will be triggered by innovative cap types with value-added features.

Over-proportional growth expectations are in Eastern Europe and in particular Asia and Japan, where growth rates above 10% are predicted. Application areas of projected growth and increasing market share for plastics C&C are Beverages and Pharmaceutical/Healthcare, where demand will be driven by functionality (tamper- and child-proof, dosing features, lightweight), convenience (easy to acquire, easy to close, reopen and discard, no mess, no clean up, etc.) and legislation.

For further enquiries, please contact the Author: TEL: +44 (0)1473 463 440.

Developments in Packaging Machinery for Filling (Technology Study, 2007)

 Gerhard Crossman of Forester Business Consulting Ltd. has also compiled a market review study on the subject of:

Developments in Packaging Machinery for Filling.

The study, which was published by Pira International Ltd. in spring 2008, provides a detailed overview over the extensive range of filling machinery and equipment suppliers, the current state of technology and filling process applications.

It also covers the various processes and solutions, looks at new developments and common trends and within the technology section, it features numerous sketches and images to explain the differences in filling techniques.

The study further describes the market requirements of manufacturers and fillers for filling machinery which is functionality and cost effectiveness, and more importantly their growing demand on hygiene (machine as well as product hygiene),  safety and quality and efficiency in handling.

For further enquiries, please contact the Author:  TEL: +44 (0)1473 463 440.

  Forester Business Consulting