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Medical Device Packaging

Medical Device Packaging

US demand for medical device packaging is projected to rise 2.9% per year to over $6.7 billion in 2023, with containers accounting for 80% of this amount and packaging accessories the remainder. Demand will grow faster than the value of end-use product shipments as stricter regulations and standards aimed at reducing the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) increase the need for higher value-added containers and related accessories. The development of new advanced products for implantation, major surgery, and other invasive applications will also broaden the need for higher valueadded medical device packaging.

This report covers medical device packaging demand by product and application. Data statistics are presented in value terms (US dollars, priced at the manufacturers’ level) for all products, with unit demand also provided for all major types of containers and selected packaging accessories. The report also identifies leading industry participants and examines the major trends and factors that will impact medical device packaging demand going forward.

Demand is broken out for the following products:
Containers
Trays (thermoformed, aluminum and paperboard)
Reagent, Solution, & Media Bottles (plastic and glass)
Clamshell Packs (hinged and non-hinged)
Pouches (four-sided seal, three-sided seal, and other)
Bags (single and co-extruded film, laminated, and other)
Boxes (folding, corrugated, and rigid)
Reagent Vials (plastic and glass)
Blister Packs (compartment and other)
Media Plates & Dishes (microplates and petri dishes)
Packaging Accessories
Labels (security and standard labels, and package inserts)
Lidding (nonwoven, and plastic/foil/paper)
Security Components (temperature indicators, RFID tags, and tamper-evident seals)
Vial & Bottle Closures (screw-threaded, elastomer and rubber stoppers, and other)
Shipping Materials (protective packaging inserts, wrappings, and tapes)
Shrink Materials (wraps and bands)
Desiccants (silica gel, activated clay, polymer, and other)

Scope of the Report
The report analyzes the scope, size, and growth of the US medical device packaging market. Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018 with forecasts for 2023 and 2028. Demand is presented in dollar value terms for all products, with unit demand provided for all major containers and selected packaging accessories. Also included is an analysis of trends and factors driving growth opportunities and a look at key industry participants.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table Figure 1-1 | US Medical Device Packaging Market
  • Overview
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Medical Device Packaging Market
    • Demand by Type
      • Table Medical Device Packaging Demand by Type, 2008 – 2028
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table Medical Device Demand, 2008 – 2018
    • Factors Affecting Medical Device Packaging Demand
      • Medical Device Markets
        • Table Medical Device Shipments by Product, 2008 – 2028
      • Regulations
      • New Product Approval Requirements
      • Healthcare-Associated Infection Safeguards
      • Supply & Device Reprocessing Standards
      • OSHA Standards
      • Sustainability Trends
      • Packaging Requirements for Medical Devices
      • Packaging Innovations
    • Raw Materials
    • Global Medical Device Packaging Demand
      • Table Global Medical Device Packaging Demand by Region, 2008 – 2028
  • Medical Device Containers
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in Medical Device Containers
    • Demand by Container Type
      • Table Medical Device Container Demand by Product, 2008 – 2028
    • Trays
      • Trays: Scope & Product Description
      • Trays: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Tray Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Trays: Suppliers
    • Reagent, Solution, &Media Bottles
      • Reagent, Solution, &Media Bottles: Scope
      • Reagent, Solution, &Media Bottles: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Reagent, Solution, &Media Bottle Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Reagent, Solution, &Media Bottles: Suppliers
    • Clamshell Packs
      • Clamshell Packs: Scope
      • Clamshell Packs: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Clamshell Pack Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Clamshell Packs: Suppliers
    • Pouches
      • Pouches: Scope
      • Pouches: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Pouch Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Pouches: Suppliers
    • Boxes
      • Scope (Folding Cartons, Corrugated, Set-Up)
      • Boxes: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Box Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Boxes: Suppliers
    • Reagent & Other Vials
      • Reagent & Other Vials: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Reagents & Other Vial Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Reagent & Other Vials: Suppliers
    • Bags
      • Bags: Scope
      • Bags: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Bag Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Bags: Suppliers
    • Blister Packs
      • Blister Packs: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Blister Pack Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Blister Packs: Suppliers
    • Media Plates & Dishes
      • Scope (Microplates & Petri Dishes)
      • Media Plates & Dishes: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Media Plate & Dish Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Media Plates & Dishes: Suppliers
  • Medical Device Packaging Accessories
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Medical Device Packaging Accessories
    • Demand by Packaging Accessory Type
      • Table Medical Device Packaging Accessory Demand by Type, 2008 – 2028
    • Labels
      • Scope (Security Labels, Standard Labels, Package Inserts)
      • Labels: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Label Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Labels: Suppliers
    • Lidding
      • Lidding: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Packaging Lidding Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Lidding: Suppliers
    • Security Components
      • Scope (Temperature Indicators, RFID Tags, &Tamper-Evident Seals)
      • Security Components: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Packaging Security Component Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Security Components: Suppliers
    • Vial & Bottle Closures
      • Scope (Screw-Threaded Closures, Elastomeric & Rubber Stoppers, &Other Closures)
      • Vial & Bottle Closures: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Vial & Bottle Closure Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Vial & Bottle Closures: Suppliers
    • Shipping Supplies
      • Shipping Supplies: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Packaging Shipping Supplies Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Shipping Supplies: Suppliers
    • Shrink Wrap & Bands
      • Shrink Wrap & Bands: Demand by Type & Application
        • Table Medical Device Shrink Wrap & Band Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Shrink Wrap & Bands: Suppliers
    • Desiccants
      • Desiccants: Demand by Type & Product
        • Table Medical Device Packaging Desiccant Demand by Type & Application, 2008 – 2028
      • Desiccants: Suppliers
  • Medical Device Packaging Applications
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Medical Device Packaging Applications
    • Demand by Application
      • Table Medical Device Packaging Demand by Application, 2008 – 2028
    • Diagnostic Substances
      • Table Diagnostic Substance Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2028
    • Surgical & Medical Instruments
      • Table Surgical & Medical Instrument Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2028
    • Surgical Appliances & Supplies
      • Table Surgical Appliance & Supplies Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2028
    • Electromedical & Irradiation Equipment
      • Table Electromedical & Irradiation Equipment Packaging Demand by Product Group, 2008 – 2028
    • Dental Equipment & Supplies
      • Table Dental Equipment & Supplies Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2028
    • Ophthalmic Goods
      • Table Ophthalmic Goods Packaging Demand by Product, 2008 – 2028
  • Industry Structure
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table Medical Device Packaging Sales by Company, 2018
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 6-1 | US Medical Device Packaging Market Share by Company, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-2 | US Medical Device Packaging Market: Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-3 | US Medical Device Packaging Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-4 | US Medical Device Packaging Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-5 | US Medical Device Packaging Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-6 | US Medical Device Packaging Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-7 | US Medical Device Packaging Market: Sixth Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-8 | US Medical Device Packaging Market: Seventh Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-9 | US Medical Device Packaging Market: Eighth Leading Supplier, 2018
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • List of Industry Participants
      • Table Selected Industry Participants
  • Appendix
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Table Relevant HS Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations and Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2018, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average
      • Demographics
        • Table Population & Households, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 – 2018

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