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World Aseptic Packaging

World demand to rise 9.1% annually through 2015
World demand for aseptic packaging is projected to grow 9.1 percent per year to $35.8 billion in 2015. Advances will be stimulated by the increasing number of applications and the cost and convenience benefits associated with aseptic packaging. Strong growth is expected in developing countries, where the lack of a cold supply chain infrastructure will continue to fuel demand for shelf stable products packaged aseptically.

Aseptic packaging is a type of packaging used with beverages, liquid food and pharmaceuticals. In aseptic processing and packaging, the contents and the container are commercially sterilized separately and are then combined in a sterile environment to prevent microbiological contamination. In food and beverage applications, the process results in packaging that is shelf stable at ambient temperatures. Aseptically packaged products generally have a shelf life of six to twelve months or more without refrigeration and the process does not require the use of preservatives to achieve the shelf life.

Aseptic cartons make up nearly half the global market
In 2010, aseptic cartons accounted for 44 percent of the global aseptic packaging market. Gains will be supported by their widespread use in milk packaging applications worldwide. Other factors providing momentum include expanding liquid food and dairy beverage applications, and favorable consumption trends in other beverages such as teas and soy milk. Good opportunities will also exist in other product segments, especially for high-value pharmaceutical packaging products. For instance, prefillable syringes will see rapid growth due to growing applications in the delivery of critical care, emergency and patientadministered parenteral medication. Furthermore, advances in biotechnology and other life science fields will broaden the range of potential drugs adaptable to prefillable syringes.

Beverages will continue to represent more than half of the global aseptic packaging market. Demand for aseptic packaging in beverage applications will benefit from output growth coupled with expanding applications resulting from cost and sustainability benefits of aseptic packaging, especially in terms of offering the ability for dairy and other perishable beverages to be moved through unrefrigerated trucks and stored at ambient temperatures. Gains in the food market will be driven by expanding applications with liquid, low-particulate and pumpable foods, often via the replacement of metal cans and glass jars. Demand for aseptic packaging in pharmaceutical applications will be fueled by preferences for unitdose and other convenient drug delivery formats combined with the increasing availability and consumption of biotechnology- based drugs, which require aseptic packaging to prevent contamination and assure product sterility.

Asia, South America to see fastest growth in demand
The most rapid growth will be seen in Asia, with India and China expected to experience the most rapid increases in the world. Between 2010 and 2015, China alone will account for 28 percent of global aseptic packaging market value gains. Central and South America will also experience above-average advances, albeit from smaller bases. Brazil in particular will continue to see doubledigit annual growth through the forecast period and beyond, boosted by advances in the large beverage market and expanding food and pharmaceutical applications.


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Global Demand for Aseptic Packaging to Approach $36 Billion in 2015

World demand for aseptic packaging is projected to grow 9.1 percent per year to $35.8 billion in 2015. Advances will be driven by the increasing number of applications and the cost and convenience benefits associated with aseptic packaging (especially in terms of ambient storage and transportation). Strong growth is expected in developing countries, where the lack of a cold supply chain infrastructure will continue to fuel demand for shelf-stable products packaged aseptically. These and other trends are presented in World Aseptic Packaging, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

Beverages will continue to represent more than half of the global aseptic packaging market. Demand for aseptic packaging in beverage applications will benefit from output growth coupled with expanding applications resulting from cost and sustainability benefits of aseptic packaging, especially the ability for dairy and other perishable beverages to be moved via unrefrigerated trucks and stored at ambient temperatures. Gains in the food market will be driven by expanding applications with liquid, low-particulate and pumpable foods, often through the replacement of metal cans and glass jars. Demand for aseptic packaging in pharmaceutical applications will be fueled by preferences for unit-dose and other convenient drug delivery formats combined with the increasing availability and consumption of biotechnology-based drugs, which require the use of aseptic packaging to prevent contamination and assure product sterility.

While the US accounted for only 15 percent of the world aseptic packaging market in 2010, the country represented one-third of the aseptic pharmaceutical packaging market. Gains in the US will reflect the broadening aseptic filling requirements with liquid pharmaceuticals. Overall, the fastest growth in the aseptic packaging market will be seen in Asia, with India and China expected to experience the most rapid increases in the world. Between 2010 and 2015, China alone will account for 28 percent of global market value gains. Central and South America will also experience above-average advances. Brazil in particular will continue to see doubledigit annual growth through the forecast period and beyond, boosted by advances in the large beverage market and expanding food and pharmaceutical applications.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Macroeconomic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • World Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • World Urban Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
    • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2009 dollars)
    • World Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)
    • World Packaging Outlook
      • Table WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)
    • World Food & Beverage Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)
    • World Pharmaceutical Outlook
      • Table WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • Technology Overview
    • Competitive Technologies
    • Machinery Trends
    • Pricing Trends
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
    • World Production & Trade Overview
  • OVERVIEW
    • Regional Overview
      • Table WORLD ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
    • Product Overview
      • Table WORLD ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Aseptic Cartons
        • Table WORLD ASEPTIC CARTON DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Aseptic Bottles
        • Table WORLD ASEPTIC BOTTLE DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars)
      • Aseptic Bags & Pouches
        • Table WORLD ASEPTIC BAG & POUCH DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Other Aseptic Packaging
        • Table WORLD OTHER ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
    • Market Overview
      • Table WORLD ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Beverages
        • Table WORLD BEVERAGE MARKET FOR ASEPTIC PACKAGING BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars)
      • Food
        • Table WORLD FOOD MARKET FOR ASEPTIC PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Pharmaceuticals
        • Table WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR ASEPTIC PACKAGING BY REGION (million dollars)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • North America: Aseptic Packaging Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • United States
      • Table UNITED STATES: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table UNITED STATES: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Canada
      • Table CANADA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table CANADA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
    • Mexico
      • Table MEXICO: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table MEXICO: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Western Europe: Aseptic Packaging Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • France
      • Table FRANCE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table FRANCE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Germany
      • Table GERMANY: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table GERMANY: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Italy
      • Table ITALY: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table ITALY: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Netherlands
      • Table NETHERLANDS: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table NETHERLANDS: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Spain
      • Table SPAIN: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table SPAIN: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • United Kingdom
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Asia/Pacific: Aseptic Packaging Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Australia
      • Table AUSTRALIA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table AUSTRALIA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
    • China
      • Table CHINA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table CHINA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • India
      • Table INDIA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table INDIA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Japan
      • Table JAPAN: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table JAPAN: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • South Korea
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET & COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Central & South America: Aseptic Packaging Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table BRAZIL: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Table EASTERN EUROPE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Eastern Europe: Aseptic Packaging Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table RUSSIA: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Africa/Mideast: Aseptic Packaging Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table TURKEY: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASEPTIC PACKAGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASEPTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD ASEPTIC PACKAGING SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Amcor Limited
      • Baxter International Incorporated
      • Becton, Dickinson and Company
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Bosch (Robert) GmbH
      • Catalent Pharma Solutions Incorporated
      • CFT SpA
      • Coesia SpA
      • DS Smith plc
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Ferd AS
      • Fujimori Kogyo Company Limited
      • GEA Group AG
      • Goglio SpA
      • Greatview Aseptic Packaging Company Limited
      • Jpak Group Incorporated
      • Krones AG
      • Nestlé SA
      • Nipro Corporation
      • OYSTAR Holding GmbH
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • rommelag ag
      • Salzgitter AG
      • Scholle Corporation
      • SCHOTT AG
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Serac Group
      • Shanghai Jielong Industry Group Corporation Limited
      • Shanghai Skylong Packaging Machinery Company Limited
      • Shibuya Kogyo Company Limited
      • Shikoku Kakoki Company Limited
      • Stork Food and Dairy Systems BV
      • Tetra Laval International SA
      • Thimonnier
      • Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Company KG
      • West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated
      • Wihuri Oy
    • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

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