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Caps and closures can be defined by the materials from which they are produced, including plastic, metal, rubber, paperboard and cork. Plastic products dominated cap and closure demand overall. However, despite their overall noncyclicality, the cap and closure industry benefits during times of economic expansion and increased consumer spending.
The move away from metallic caps and closures towards plastic products is presenting new opportunities for designing of innovative caps and closures. The key areas of applications are beverage, food, personal care, pharmaceuticals, household and industrial chemicals (HIC), automotive, tamper evident (TE), continuous thread (CT), dispensing, dispensing pump/system, and child resistant (CR). A potential area of opportunity lies in the pharmaceutical industry, which continues to rely excessively on glass-based packaging.