In the recent past, there has been a shift in demand from traditional fiberboard cartridges to plastic cartridges as most of the lubricant manufacturers across the globe are opting for plastic cartridges. Such transformations are due to high paperboard prices, which are generally used for manufacturing fiberboard cartridges and durability concerns related to the product. Furthermore, plastic grease cartridges have been witnessing growing preference in past few years due to their rigid structure, which reduces the risk of leakage, as in the case of fiberboard cartridges. Plastic cartridges are climate resistant and can also reduce the leakage of grease from fiberboard cartridges during logistics and shipping. The demand for plastic grease cartridges market is expected to increase over the forecast period.
Key Drivers & Restraints Influencing Global Grease Cartridges Market
The increasing applications of grease cartridges in after-sales services, especially in automobile and mining industries, have created lucrative opportunities for manufacturers worldwide. The automotive sector accounts for more than 50% of the total lubricants market across the globe. Increasing automobile production lifts the need for lubricants on a large scale. Apart from consumer preference, another important factor which is expected to play a crucial role in driving the growth of the greases market is the wide range of industrial applications. Grease cartridges reduce efforts employed in manually applying lubrication grease on anti-friction bearings, vehicle chassis, and automotive intersections.
In addition, grease cartridges made up of plastic are getting traction as it gives better leakage protection as compared to fiberboard grease cartridges.
- On the basis of capacity, grease cartridges market is segmented into 3oz, 14oz, 14.1oz and 14.5oz. Among these, 14oz grease cartridges segment accounts for the largest market share in the global grease cartridges market.
- Based on material type, grease cartridges market is segmented as up to plastic and fiberboard. While plastic segment is further sub-segmented into HDPE and PP. Plastic is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
- By the closure type, the grease cartridges market is segmented into pull-off cap, piston cap, flat cap, and spouted cap. Research indicates that the pull-off cap segment will continue to dominate the market for global grease cartridges through 2026.
A few of the key players in the global grease cartridges market include Fischbach KG, MBP Manufacture Bourguignonne de Plastique, Biederman Enterprises Ltd., Sonoco Products Company, Tubi System AB, Schieferdecker GmbH & Co. KG, Plastic Tooling Manufacturing Pty. Ltd., Long Thames Enterprise Co., Ltd., Andpak Inc., and Bev-Cap Pty Ltd.