Growth in the US aseptic packaging market will total 6.8% annually through 2020 in value terms. Gains will be fueled by the increased efficiency of processing, storing, and shipping products using aseptic packaging. However, advances will be held back by the significant financial investment of related machinery and competition from alternative packaging.
This report segments the aseptic packaging industry by Type and Market. Data is provided in million US dollars and billion units.
Aseptic packaging product types include:
• Plastic Bottles
• Prefillable Syringes
• Vials & Ampuls
• Bags & Pouches
• Glass Bottles
Pre-fillable syringes will become the largest of these by 2020, showing the fastest growth, driven by the proliferation of drugs that are now able to be distributed in prefilled syringes.
Major aseptic packaging markets include:
• Beverages (fruit drinks, dairy beverages, nondairy milk, wine)
• Food (dairy products, processed fruits & vegetables, soups & broths, baby food)
Pharmaceuticals was the leading outlet in 2015. The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for the dairy beverages segment, fueled by the advantages of transporting and storing these beverages at ambient temperatures.
Fewer than 100 companies compete in the US aseptic packaging market, largely as a result of technical requirements and significant barriers to entry due to the presence of formidable competitors. Participants in this industry include Amcor, Baxter International, Becton Dickinson, Bemis, Liqui-Box, Nestlé, Reynolds Group Holdings, Scholle, SCHOTT, SIG Combibloc, Tetra Pak, and West Pharmaceutical Services.