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Medical Packaging Market

Medical Packaging Market

Medical Packaging Market Growth to Spur with Rising Demand for Medical Packaging Bottles during 2021-2031

Medical Packaging Market

Market Snapshot

A recent study by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, on the medical packaging market throws light on product pricing, market risks, in-detail study of technological aspects, techno-economic strongholds, and other business aspects. According to the market study, demand is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 7.4% over the period of 2021 to 2031, mainly due to high investments in the development of newer technologies.

The amount of money spent on medicines around the world continues to rise.  In 2020, approximately US$ 1.3 trillion (out of which one-third belongs to the U.S.) was spent on medicines, up from just US$ 890 Bn in 2010. The United States leads the world in overall pharmaceutical spending and is anticipated to continue to do so until 2025.

To put this in perspective, China, in second place, is expected to spend US$ 170 Bn by 2023, less than one-third of what the United States would spend during the same period. The pharmaceutical business in the United States spends over US$ 60 Bn each year on research & development, with a new drug costing around US$ 2.6 Bn.

Medical Packaging Industry Report Scope

Attribute Details
Market size value in 2021 USD 81.5 Billion
Market forecast value in 2031 USD 181.7 Billion
Global Growth Rate (2021-2031) CAGR 7.4%
North America Market Size in 2021 USD 18.2 Billion
Latin America Market Size in 2021 USD 6.8 Billion
Europe Market Size in 2021 USD 15.4 Billion
East Asia Market Size in 2021 USD 22.4 Billion
South Asia & Oceania Market Size in 2021 USD 13.2 Billion
Middle East and Africa Market Size in 2021 USD 5.5 Billion
Forecast Period 2021-2031
Historical Data Available for 2016-2020
Market Analysis Value in US$ Mn, Volume in KT
Key Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Oceania
  • Middle East Africa
Key Countries Covered
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Nordic
  • Spain
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
Key Segments Covered
  • By Material Type
  • By Application
  • Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • 3M Company
  • Amcor Plc
  • Ardagh Group S.A.
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • UDG Healthcare plc
  • Berry Global Group, Inc
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Catalent, Inc.
  • West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
  • Mondi Group Plc
  • Gerresheimer AG 
  • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH 
  • Nipro Corporation 

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Demand Analysis of Medical Packaging from 2016 to 2020 Vs Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

Over the historical period of 2016 to 2020, the medical packaging market showcased huge demand owing to the establishment of numerous pharmaceutical companies. Apart from factors pushing market growth, advancements in technological facets in the global packaging industry had a huge impact on directing the market towards a fortuitous state at which it is now.

In 2020, the wave of COVID-19 hit and disrupted industries at all levels and scales. However, the scenario was quite opposite for medical packaging. Increased rate of infections and rise in sales of drugs to treat various respiratory diseases projected a hike in the consumption of medical packages. Rise in the sales of overall medications also played a huge part as lockdown restrictions implemented by various countries all across the globe resulted in superfluous purchase.

Overall effect of COVID-19 on medical packaging demand in 2020 summoned up with a hike in Y-o-Y growth of 5.4%.

The study projects the global market to be valued at US$ 181.7 Bn by the end of 2031.

Below points summarize the market over the forecast period:

  • Plastic material-based medical packaging holds 44% market share, but is anticipated to lose 180 BPS by 2031.
  • Blister packs are highly prominent and set to increase at 8.8% CAGR through 2031.
  • 3M Company has been a pioneer in inventing newer technologies and solutions for medical packages.

Medical packaging market value share and opporutnity analysis by material type from Fact.MR

What is the Prominence of Various Codes Regulating the Quality of Medical Packaging Products?

There are various codes in place to guarantee that medical packaging is of high quality. ISO9000: Quality Management Standard and PSO9000: Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials Standard are two of these standards.

Because of the following factors, medical and pharmaceutical packaging will always be here and will most likely continue to grow:-

  • Speciality Drugs - In developed countries, the increased use of specialty drugs to address chronic or challenging health issues is driving pharmaceutical growth. This sector is currently responsible for 40% of market growth.
  • Middle Class - In developing countries, there is an increase in middle class people who can now afford medication. This constituent also helps in the growth of the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Packaging & Labelling - People are more likely to take their prescription if it meets certain criteria, such as simplicity of opening and sealing, obvious dosage indicators and reminders, and clearly labelling the benefits and consequences of not taking the medicine.

Medical packaging market regional analysis by Fact.MR

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Country-wise Analysis

Why are Medical Packaging Manufacturers Eyeing the U.S.?

North America is predicted to be one of the largest markets for medical packaging, thanks to the FDA's stringent rules, which are boosting demand for long-lasting and high-quality products in the region.

Furthermore, the industry has become extremely competitive in the region as a result of a large number of key competitors and strict FDA restrictions. Companies are increasingly offering superior packaging solutions to acquire a sustained competitive advantage over their competitors.

The U.S. government has enacted a number of mandatory medical and healthcare insurance programmes, which will provide people with some level of basic healthcare coverage and may assist them in paying their medical bills. As a result, cost of treating various diseases and physical ailments rises, increasing demand for various types of pharmaceuticals along with medical packaging.

The United States spends the most per person on healthcare, followed by Switzerland and Germany.

What Makes China a Prominent Market for Medical Packaging?

During the projected period, the market in East Asia is expected to develop at the fastest rate. Being the world's most populous region, the East Asian market is likely to grow faster than any other region-level market. China is expected to see quick growth in the market due to increased developmental activities and rapid economic expansion.

Furthermore, the country's rising population provides a significant client base, which is predicted to drive the medical packaging industry forward.

Market expansion is also fuelled by economic levels and global awareness. Factors such as growth of the implanted device and single-use disposable products markets, as well as increase in awareness about hospital-acquired infections, are boosting the industry. As such, China’s market for medical packaging products is expected to grow dual-fold.

Category-wise Analysis

How is Bottle Packaging Shaping Up Compared to Other Applications?

From the point of manufacture until the final usage of the product, the type of packaging and labelling is critical. Medical packaging sales will continue to be driven by a quick transition to cost-effective infection-resistant and security-enhanced forms, pouches, and trays. Continuous advancements in resistance, barrier characteristics, strength, and puncture will boost pouch application in the packaging of small- to medium-sized supplies and gadgets, resulting in increased demand for pouches.

During the projected period, bottles will have a stronghold on the global market, with a market share of 32%. Blister packs and glass vials, among other medical device containers, will see considerable increase during the forecast period, owing to applications such as contact lens packing, diagnostic reagents, and related chemicals.

Medical device manufacturers use various packaging materials such as glass, metals, plastics, and other media depending on customer requirements, cost effectiveness, raw material availability, and suitability.

Various tests are carried out to assess the packaging material's quality, as the packaging material should not interact physically or chemically with the product's content. Bottles being feasible to be manufactured from all the material types used in medicine packaging gives an edge to bottle type applications in comparison with others.

What are the Predictions for Disposable Medical Packaging?

Medical devices and instruments are always evolving, and with the COVID-19 situation, it has more importance than ever before to respond to trends, both, within and outside hospitals, to provide better care at lower costs. New requirements in medical packaging are being driven by trends such as miniaturization and compactness.

Single-use products is the latest industry trend, necessitating efficient packaging solutions. As a result, the industry has been obliged to use plastic and other high-performance materials.

Blood bags, which are used to retain blood and blood components, have seen a significant increase in demand in the last year. As the number of COVID-19 cases increased, demand for convalescent plasma increased by a factor of two. Not only because of COVID-19, but also because of other health-related difficulties, the need for intravenous (IV) and dialysis bags is steadily increasing.

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Competitive landscape

  • In April 2021, Amcor unveiled its newest innovation - the New AmSkyTM blister system, with the potential to transform the sustainability of healthcare packaging.
  • In January 2021, Ashfield, a division of UDG healthcare plc, announced the development of three business divisions to extend and strengthen its healthcare services.
  • In October 2020, Ardagh Group launched a US$ 1.8 Bn corporate growth investment program in metal beverage packaging and glass packaging.

Key Segments in Medical Packaging Industry Survey

  • By Material

    • Plastics/Polymers
      • Polyethylene
      • Polyvinyl Chloride
      • Polypropylene
      • Polyethyene Terephthalate
      • Others
    • Glass
    • Metal
    • Others
  • By Application

    • Bottles
    • Trays
    • Syringes/Ampoules/Vials
    • Blister Packs
    • Bags & Pouches
    • Others

Medical Packaging Market- Scope of Report

A recent study by Fact.MR on the medical packaging market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with the development of medical packaging solutions.

The study also provides the dynamics that are responsible for influencing the future status of the market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, cost structure analysis, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies manufacturing medical packaging products, along with their product portfolios, key strategies, SWOT Analysis, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including overall consumption of medical packaging solutions, price point analysis at each application, technological innovation & development and revenue generation from medical packaging across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic scenario as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account revenue through medical packaging during the forecast period.

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each market segment in terms of volume (KT), and value (US$ Mn).

Market estimates at global and regional levels for medical packaging products are available in terms of “US$ Mn”. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a company can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the revenue perspective in the global medical packaging market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include market forces analysis, which is expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the medical packaging market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on revenue for medical packaging has been offered for each regional market, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value for key countries has also been included in the report.

In-depth Analysis on Competition

The report sheds light on leading providers of medical packaging, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in the medical packaging solutions has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the medical packaging market.

- FAQs -

Demand for medical packaging products is projected to increase at a CAGR of around 7.4% during 2021 – 2031.

Consumption of medical packaging increased at a CAGR of around 6.9% during 2016 – 2020. 

New requirements in medical packaging are being driven by trends toward miniaturization and compactness.

Top 4 medical packaging manufacturers account for around 24% share in the market.

The top 3 countries driving demand for medical packaging are the U.S., China. and India.

North America accounted for one-fifth of global medical packaging demand in 2020.

The European market for medical packaging is projected to expand at a CAGR of 7.1% during 2021 – 2031.

The industry in Japan and South Korea is set to expand at 7.9% and 8.5% CAGRs, respectively, with both countries cumulatively accounting for 48% share in the East Asia region.

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