LONDON, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The pharmaceutical packaging market was estimated around $56.9 billion in 2013, with the high share accounted by North America and Europe. The global pharmaceutical packaging market by value is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.50% from 2015 to 2020. The high growth is forecasted to be in the Asia-Pacific and RoW due to increasing government initiatives, emerging pharmaceutical market, growing contract manufacturing activities and rising population and increased spend on healthcare. RoW is estimated to have the second highest growth around 6.5% between 2015 and 2020.
Advanced manufacturing processes, technological innovation, and increased integration has resulted in rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry. This has boosted the growth of the pharmaceutical packaging industry globally. This growth is expected to be highest in the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, especially due to higher generics and contract manufacturing activities. Huge population and favorable demographics of these countries are key drivers behind this growth. Besides, the drug delivery devices and innovative packaging are expected to grow at a faster rate than other segments. Growing preference toward unit dosage packaging will boost this segment further. Increasing packaging cost, stricter global health regulatory, compliance standards, and environmental and political norms are restricting the growth of the market.
Plastic bottles, blister packs, and labels & accessories are the major types of packaging products in the pharmaceutical packaging market. Other types of pharmaceutical packaging product include caps & closures, medical specialty bags, pre-fillable syringes, temperature controlled packaging, pouches & strip packs, ampoules, vials, and pre-fillable inhalers. Plastic & polymers, paper & paperboard, glass, and aluminum foil are the main types of materials used in the pharmaceutical industry. Plastic & polymers account for the largest share in the market.
The value chain for pharmaceutical packaging starts with the raw material suppliers who provide chemicals, such as plastics, aluminum, glass, and paper, for the production of packaging. The next node in the value chain is the packaging conversion process, which is used to make the primary and secondary packaging products. The leading packaging suppliers are setting up strategic partnerships with their raw material suppliers, involving them early in the product development phases.
The pharmaceutical packaging market is anticipated to witness a high growth rate in the coming years. The market is innovation driven and investments are expected for new and innovative packaging products and materials. There are large numbers of different sized players in the market but it is dominated by few big companies.
Currently, the pharmaceutical packaging market is mainly concentrated in the North American and European regions while Asia-Pacific and RoW region are expected to witness high growth rate in future years. Advancement in biocatalysis process along with increasing penetration of biocatalysts in different applications is driving the growth of the global biocatalysts market.
Amcor (Australia), AptarGroup (U.S.), Becton, Dickinson & Company (U.S.), Rexam (U.K.), and SCHOTT AG (Germany) are the important active players in the pharmaceutical packaging market. These companies registered the highest strategy adoptions amongst other players in the pharmaceutical packaging market from 2011 to 2015.
From 2011 to 2015, expansion was observed as the most important growth strategy adopted by the major pharmaceutical packaging, accounting for a share of approximately 50% of the total strategies adopted by the players. The other companies Catalent Pharma Solutions (U.S.), Gerresheimer AG (Germany), West Pharmaceutical Services (U.S.) and Klockner Pentaplast (Germany) also contributed to the market activities in the global pharmaceutical packaging market during the above mentioned period.
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