Developing countries such as China, India, and Brazil are poised to witness high demand for plastic caps & closures in the next few years. The growth is driven mainly by favorable demographics and a rise in household incomes. Convenience and hygiene are becoming highly valued attributes as packaged food products take up a growing share of the consumer’s expenditure due to changing lifestyles.
Other emerging economies, such as Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, and Indonesia, are promising markets for plastic caps & closures owing to the growth of the FMCG sector in these countries. Cap manufacturers are adopting aggressive growth strategies in these countries by diversifying their product offerings and strengthening their distribution base.
Increase in demand for bottled water, need for convenience, concerns about product safety & security, product differentiation & branding, and decreasing package sizes are driving the market for plastic caps & closures. The global plastic caps and closures market size is projected to grow from USD 44.3 billion in 2020 to USD 57.0 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.2% between 2020 and 2025.
A plastic cap plays a key role in safeguarding the product from dust and other microbes. Plastic caps & closures are cost-effective as compared to metal caps & closures. Consumers are on the lookout for closures that are user-friendly, easy to open, and convenient to use.
The rising popularity of dispensing closures and pump closures in various product groups such as body care, skincare, beverages, and liquid food products is likely to spur the growth of the plastic caps & closures market, globally. The health and wellness trend is now shifting toward preventive healthcare, propelling the demand for FMCG products that target improved lifestyles. Plastic caps & closures that prevent contamination, tampering, and counterfeiting are becoming increasingly important to reassure consumers about the safety and authenticity of the products that they are buying.
The pharmaceutical industry is projected to register the highest growth
It is very important to maintain the quality of pharmaceutical products during the manufacturing process. Pharmaceutical products can be contaminated through air particles, dust, and microorganisms. To avoid contamination, plastic caps & closures are used to seal the medicines in the pharmaceutical industry. The packaging of healthcare products is of utmost importance to protect the contents from air, dust, and moisture. An increase in chronic ailments, an increase in the aging population, and a rise in disposable income in developing nations drive the demand for healthcare products, thereby driving the demand for plastic caps & closures.
North America is projected to be the fastest-growing market for plastic caps & closures during the forecast period. The increase in consumption of CSDs and packaged food, high disposable income levels, and growth in demand for convenience food are supporting the market in North America. Improvements in the economic situation and rise in demand for innovative packaging also contribute to the growth of the plastic caps & closures market. The growth in this region, especially in the US, has been exponential over the last five years. Plastic closures have been replacing every possible type of closures in North America.