Pharmaceutical packaging prevents complex pharmaceuticals from being contaminated by external toxins and microbial activities, to ensure safety, and simultaneously extending the shelf life of the products. Drug manufacturers are bound by international compliance jurisdictions enforced by regulatory authorities, which maintain that packaging is a crucial element in the process of drug delivery up until the final point of purchase. Several raw materials, such as glass, plastic resins, paper & paperboard, and aluminum, find application in the production of pharmaceutical packaging, in the form of bottles, containers, blister packs, caps, closures, syringes, and tubes.
Nanotechnology is Expected to Have a Profound Impact on the Packaging Market
Nanotechnology has created a significant impact on the drug delivery industry with its ability to control molecules and supramolecular structures in the process of developing medical devices with automatic functions. Conventional nanoparticles, polymeric micelles, and liposomes are called nanovehicles and are used in an array of medication. The advent of new drug delivery systems and development of new biochemical compounds have not only resulted in a need for enhanced protection against factors, such as moisture, light, oxygen, and mechanical forces but also for packaging forms to play a more integral role in the drug delivery process.
Plastics are the Most Pre-dominantly Used Raw Material in Pharmaceutical Packaging
Plastic has exceptional barrier properties, is chemically inert, and can be used to create attractive packages with aesthetic appeal that helps in the marketing and promotion of the drug. Though environmental concerns are growing, and more countries are formulating strict regulations for the use of plastic for packaging, the advent of effective recycling procedures is enabling the material to stay relevant in the market. Concerns about its chemical properties are challenging the growth of plastic as a primary packaging material. Plastic bottles will continue to have the highest market share among primary pharmaceutical containers, reflecting its heavy use in bulk and prescription dose packaging of oral ethical drugs and the packaging of solid dose oral and over-the-counter medicines in large quantities.
North America Occupied Major Market Share
The pharmaceutical packaging market in the United States is a major contributor to the nation's overall economy. Advances in pharmaceutical packaging in the country are focused on improving the barrier properties of the packaging material. There is a need for constant innovation in the US market, as stringent regulations by agencies, such as the FDA, require manufacturers to comply with stringent regulations while packaging drugs in the region. The United States accounts for a majority of the market demand in the region, while Canada comes second to the highly dynamic market scenario.
The market players include - AMCOR GROUP, CCL INDUSTRIES, REXAM PLC, GERRESHEIMER AG, APTAR GROUP, INC., BECTON DICKINSON & COMPANY, SCHOTT AG, WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC., INTRAPAC GROUP, MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION, KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST, CAPSUGEL INC., WIHURI GROUP, NYPRO GROUP, and SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY, amongst others.
Key Developments in the Market
- July 2017 - Corning Incorporated and Gerresheimer have collaborated to provide corning valor glass to the pharmaceutical industry. Valor glass provides better protection for drug products.
- Impact of integration of protective technologies and the evolution of nanotechnology on the pharmaceutical packaging market.
- Analysis of various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis.
- Growth of various types of packaging, such as blister packs, pouches, tubes, and syringes.
- Regional analysis of the market.
- Identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players.
- 3 months analyst supports, along with the Market Estimate sheet (in Excel).
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
1.4 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Approach and Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Factors Driving the Market
4.2.1 Nanotechnology is expected to have a Profound Impact on the Packaging Market
4.2.2 Growth in Over-the-Counter Pharma Sales
4.2.3 Introduction of Regulatory Standards on Packaging & Stringent Norms against Counterfeit Products
4.3 Factors Restraining the Market
4.3.1 Environmental Concerns and Recycling Issues
4.3.2 Fluctuations in Raw Material Costs
4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors
4.5 Industry Regulations & Policies
4.5.1 WHO Guidelines
4.5.2 ISO Standards
4.5.3 Federal Packaging regulations (US)
5. Technology Trends in Pharmaceutical Packaging Market
5.1 Plastic Packaging - Major Polymers Used in Production
5.1.1 Polyethylene (PE)
5.1.2 Polypropylene (PP)
5.1.3 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
5.1.5 Nylon (Polyamide)
5.1.7 Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
5.2 Glass Materials Used in Pharmaceutical Industry (Type 1,2,3 & 4)
6. Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Market Segmentation
6.1 By Primary Packaging Material
22.214.171.124 Polyethylene (HDPE)
126.96.36.199 Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
6.2 By Type of Packaging
6.2.2 Blister Packs
6.2.3 Bottles (Rigid)
6.2.6 IV Bags
6.2.9 Caps & Closures
6.2.13 Medical Specialty bags
6.3 By Geography
6.3.1 North America
188.8.131.52 United States
184.108.40.206 United Kingdom
220.127.116.11 South Korea
6.3.4 Latin America
6.3.5 Middle East & Africa
18.104.22.168 Saudi Arabia
22.214.171.124 South Africa
7. Competitive Intelligence - Company Profiles
7.1 Amcor Group
7.2 CCL Industries
7.3 Rexam PLC
7.4 Gerresheimer AG
7.5 Aptar Group, Inc.
7.6 Becton Dickinson & Company
7.7 Schott AG
7.8 West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
7.9 Intrapac Group
7.10 Meadwestvaco Corporation
7.11 Klockner Pentaplast
7.12 Capsugel Inc.
7.13 Wihuri Group
7.14 Nypro Group
7.15 Sonoco Products Company
8. Investment Analysis
9. Future of the Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Market
- Amcor Group
- CCL Industries
- Rexam PLC
- Gerresheimer AG
- Aptar Group Inc.
- Becton Dickinson & Company
- Schott AG
- West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
- Intrapac Group
- Meadwestvaco Corporation
- Klockner Pentaplast
- Capsugel Inc.
- Wihuri Group
- Nypro Group
- Sonoco Products Company