Global Blister Packaging Market - 2021-2028
The global blister packaging market size was worth US$ XX billion in 2020 and is projected to record significant growth by reaching up to US$ XX billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Blister packaging refers to a pre-formed plastic box consisting of a cavity made from a thermoformed plastic and a back of paper or aluminum foil. A large part of the material is presented to customers in this form of packaging, thus shielding it from sun, UV rays, humidity and contamination. Because of this, it reduces the need for cartons and helps reduce the cost of packaging.
A clamshell is also called a blister that folds into itself. As the pharmaceutical industry ramps up production volume, demand for blister packaging continues to rise steadily. Blister packaging features such as product security and safety, cost-effectiveness, increased area of graphics increase sales' footprint. The adoption of sustainable packaging solutions is further fueling sales. Furthermore, to avoid pilferage, they are typically used for electronic products. Not only does blister packaging protect the object, but it can easily view the product. It can also be used for ads, is tamper-proof, and is less costly than other packaging types.
The global blister packaging market is propelled by the increasing need for convenient and tamper-free packaging, uplifting the pharmaceutical industry's demand. Growing demand for blister packaging in consumer electronics to offer a high degree of tamper resistance is another market driving factor.
The increasing need for convenient and tamper-free packaging has uplifted the demand for the pharmaceutical industry.
One of the key factors driving the blister packaging market is growing pressure on pharmaceutical companies to produce medicines that are distinct in packaging and difficult to imitate. The simple need to keep it efficient for the reason it was manufactured and make it available to patients due to rising diseases and strict government regulations against counterfeit drugs adds value to medicine packaging's growing concern. Blister packaging is the potent product to offer an efficient anti-counterfeit system, like banknote authentication systems and others. In the United States, blister packs are primarily used in the pharmacy for medical packaging samples of prescription products or over-the-counter (OTC) products. Blister packs are the primary form of packaging in other parts of the world since pharmacy dispensing, and re-packaging are not common. A set of blister cavities are often referred to as a blister card or blister strip and a blister pack.
For instance, Solvay came up with a product that protects the pharmaceutical product from damage or degradation to ensure the patient's safety. Blister packs made using Diofan Super B PVDC protect products against humidity and contamination for extended periods, thereby increasing shelf life. A cavity or pocket made from a thermoformed material, such as Solvay's Diofan Super B, is the blister pack's primary component. Diofan ultra-barrier film's specific output includes consistent consistency, the packaging line's productivity with excellent thermoformability, high pill density and smaller pack sizes.
The growing demand for blister packaging in consumer electronics to offer a high degree of tamper resistance is another market driving factor for the product in recent times.
Blister packaging for small consumer products is perfect. The product is illustrated by this form of plastic packaging, which offers a degree of tamper resistance while still being easy to open. In the cosmetics market, one of the most common uses for blister packaging can be found. A hinged blister, used for several items, is known as a clamshell. It can be used as a safety kit for small, high-value products, such as consumer electronics, to avoid package pilferage. It consists of one sheet folded into itself and fused on the edges occasionally. They can be heat sealed tightly, making it hard to open them by hand to prevent tampering. To open them, a pair of scissors or a sharp knife is often needed. In opening packaging of this kind, trauma shears are also useful.
For instance, in January 2020, Amcor announced its partnership with Moda to offer innovative packaging solutions. Amcor and Moda offer a wide range of innovative solutions in flexible packaging. They are expected to provide new resources to help gain and further strengthen Amcor's position in the flexible packaging market.
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The demand for pharmaceutical packaging is continuously advancing and has seen annual growth of at least five percent per year in recent years. It's now reported that the industry is worth over $20 billion a year. Pharmaceuticals need safe and quick packaging solutions that provide a combination of product safety, quality, tamper-proof, patient comfort, as with most other packaged products. Constant advances in pharmaceuticals such as blow fill seal (BFS) vials, anti-counterfeit steps, coating technology for plasma impulse chemical vapor deposition (PICVD), prefilled syringes, snap off ampoules, two-in-one prefilled vial design, unit dose vials, and child-resistant packs have a direct effect on packaging. Therefore, with informative labels and slider packs, the layout of a blister pack is becoming more and more consumer-friendly, specifying the exact week and even day so that patients can prevent errors when taking their medicine. However, the protection of the medication itself is the key field in which standards continue to increase. Automated filling and sealing processes during production are in place, reducing the risk of impurities, and innovative label imprints ensure that products become more traceable.
Furthermore, recent advancements in pharmaceutical blister packaging machinery such as Saarinen, a prototype tooling for preliminary blister-card assessment of design, child-resistance, stability and market appeal are now available at a fraction of the traditional cost by utilizing 3D printing. Prototyping the blister cards enables optimization of the design before making a major investment in production tools. Modern blister systems are also significantly more automated and easier to use. Thus the advancements mentioned above are more likely to build the blister packaging market in the forecast period.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
The global blister packaging has shown a positive impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and is expected to build the forecast period's momentum. The primary concern of customers is hygiene and cleanroom packaging in the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of using the bulk quantity of health supplements to raise the chance of contamination, the end-users are more inclined towards unit dosing. Therefore, they progressively change to blister packaging from a glass jar or bottle packaging formats. Besides, increasingly growing COVID-19 cases generate a huge demand for blister packs for prescription drugs in European countries, including Germany.
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The high ability to print images that are superior in quality and to withstand various climatic conditions of the thermoforming method is triggering the growth of the segment in the coming tenure.
The global blister packaging market can be segmented into thermoforming, cold forming, and thermo cold forming in terms of method. Out of the three methods, thermoforming is expected to build the highest market in the coming tenure due to its ability to print images that are superior in quality and withstand various climatic conditions. Thermoforming is a technique which involves heating sheets of PVC prior to insertion into a blister machine. Usually, this is done by moving the sheets between upper and lower heating plates. It is soft and pliable when a sheet reaches a thermoforming blister machine and can be formed by applying pressure to take on a mold's shape. The most basic material for the forming web is PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride for ease of thermoforming and low cost. It is possible to inspect the product through the translucent plastic visually. The fault blister card may be rejected when the camera or naked eyes are examined. On the other hand, cold forming technology is a more complex process than thermoforming technology due to its slower production rate, higher cost of production, and opaque packaging, which makes the inspection of faulty packages difficult.
For instance, in January 2021, Pharmaworks announced the news to introduce the TF1pro blister machine. It is the most advanced system in its TF1 family of compact blister machines. The machine is suitable for tablets, capsules, vials, syringes, soft gels, liquids, and more. Fully servo-driven, it provides an easy-to-operate, highly versatile platform that achieves fast changeovers and ensures high accuracy. The machine is compatible with all corresponding materials, including polypropylene; its intermittent motion supports both thermoforming and cold forming applications.
The United States holds a large share in the North American region, and growing health issues are projected to increase domestic spending on drugs by individuals in the North American region
The United States holds a large share in the North American region, and growing health issues are projected to increase domestic spending on drugs by individuals. Also, a regulation aimed at lowering drug costs and reducing out-of-pocket spending in the United States has recently been proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by allowing suppliers to pass the discounts directly to the patients. In addition, as per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in 2018 passed a regulation requiring all prescription pharmaceuticals dispensed in hospitals and nursing homes to be packaged with barcodes in the unit dose format to decrease dispensing errors, which is expected to help the country's blister packaging industry significantly.
In terms of volumes, the APAC region is the fastest-growing blister packaging market due to rising consumption of packaged goods to minimize packaging waste, expand healthcare knowledge, and continuously innovate and expand technological expansion in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, thereby driving the growth of the blister packaging industry.
The blister packaging market is highly competitive with the presence of local as well as global companies. Some of the key players contributing to the market's growth include Amcor plc, Klockner Pentaplast, Constantia Flexibles, WestRock Company, Shanghai Haishun New Pharmaceutical Packaging Co. Ltd, Tekni-Plex, Honeywell International, Inc, Jiangsu Zhongjin Matai Medicinal Packaging Co Ltd, CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG, Carcano Antonio S.p.A and among others.
The major global players are adopting several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations, contributing to the blister packaging market's growth globally. The key players favor product acquisition and collaboration as the growth strategy to build revenue for their business.
Overview: The company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Constantia Flexibles is known as one of the leading manufacturers of flexible packaging. The company holds nearly 8,000 people at about 32 manufacturing sites in 18 countries, mainly in Europe, North America and Asia. Many international companies and local market leaders from the consumer, personal & home care and pharma industries choose the sustainable and innovative products of Constantia Flexibles.
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Target Audience 2022
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