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World Medical Device Packaging

World Medical Device Packaging

World demand to rise 5.9% annually through 2017

World medical device packaging product demand will increase 5.9 percent yearly to $25.7 billion in 2017. Reflecting the operation of advanced and diverse medical product industries, Western Europe, the US and Japan will divide almost 60 percent of the total amount. However, these markets will expand measurably slower than the global average as health care cost containment pressures and intensifying multiple supplier competition increase the pricing sensitivity of medical device producers to packaging costs. The fastest growth in medical device packaging demand will occur in India, Mexico, China, and various Africa/Mideast countries where the expansion, diversification, and stricter regulation of medical product industries are raising the quality requirements of containers and related accessories.

US to remain largest market
Among individual countries, the US will remain the largest market for medical device packaging products as its advanced medical product industries introduce new sophisticated items with specialized packaging needs. Gains in West European and Japanese demand will evolve mostly from upgraded government standards requiring the greater barrier and security protection of medical supplies and devices. In the developing world, China will provide the largest and most diverse sales opportunities for medical device packaging due to burgeoning domestic and export markets for nationally produced medical products.

Pouches & trays to continue as sales leaders
Containers will make up about 80 percent of medical device packaging demand through 2017 and beyond. Based on adaptability to cost effective infection prevention and security enhanced formats, pouches and trays will continue to lead sales. Growth in pouch demand will reflect improved strength, puncture resistance, and barrier properties, which will lead to expanding applications in the packaging of small- to medium-sized supplies and devices. Multiple compartment trays will build sales as they virtually eliminate the risk of staff errors and infection spreading during the collection and organization of products required for various patient procedures. Clamshell packs will also fare well in the global marketplace as they match or exceed all the advantages of multiple compartment trays while offering greater protection against product damage during transport and storage.

Blister packs, vials to grow fastest among other types
Among other medical device containers, blister packs and glass vials will account for the fastest expanding demand: the former from applications in the packaging of contact lenses; the latter from applications in the packaging of diagnostic reagents and related substances. By contrast, bags -- which are used primarily for the packaging of large and odd-sized products -- will decelerate based on the downsizing and miniaturization of many medical supplies and devices. Demand for boxes will also slow as cost considerations erode some secondary packaging. The fastest gains among medical device packaging accessories will be seen in high visibility labels and tamper-evident and other security accessories. Demand for these products will benefit from more strict government regulations and industry standards covering the safety, security, and functional features of medical device containers.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
      • Table WORLD MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • World Macroeconomic Environment
      • Recent Economic Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Demographic Trends
      • Total Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million)
      • Population 65 Years & Older
        • Table WORLD POPULATION 65 YEARS & OLDER BY REGION (million)
    • World Health Care Trends
      • Table WORLD HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Health Expenditures
        • Table WORLD HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • World Medical Providers
        • Table WORLD HOSPITAL BEDS BY REGION (thousand)
        • Table WORLD PHYSICIANS BY REGION (thousand)
        • Table WORLD DENTISTS BY REGION (thousand)
        • Table WORLD OUTPATIENT FACILITIES BY REGION (thousand)
      • Patient Activity
        • Table WORLD HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS BY REGION (million)
        • Table WORLD SURGICAL PROCEDURES BY REGION (million)
        • Table WORLD OUTPATIENT EPISODES BY REGION (million)
        • Table WORLD DENTAL VISITS BY REGION (million)
    • World Medical Device Markets
      • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (billion dollars)
      • Production Trends
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE SHIPMENTS BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Regulation
    • Packaging Industry Trends
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
    • Demand by Product Segment
      • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY PRODUCT SEGMENT (million dollars)
    • Medical Device Containers
      • Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINER DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Demand by Product Group
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINER DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP (million dollars)
      • Pouches
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE POUCH DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Trays
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE TRAY DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE TRAY DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Clamshell Packs
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE CLAMSHELL PACK DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE CLAMSHELL PACK DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Bags
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE BAG DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE BAG DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Boxes
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE BOX DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE BOX DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Containers
        • Table WORLD OTHER MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINER DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD OTHER MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Packaging Accessories
      • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING ACCESSORIES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING ACCESSORIES DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP (million dollars)
      • Labels
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE LABEL DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Lidding
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE LIDDING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE LIDDING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Accessories
        • Table WORLD OTHER MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING ACCESSORIES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD OTHER MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING ACCESSORIES DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Raw Materials
      • Consumption by Region
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING RAW MATERIAL DEMAND BY REGION (million pounds)
      • Consumption by Material
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING RAW MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Market Environment
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
    • North America: Medical Device Packaging Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • United States
      • United States: Market Environment
        • Table UNITED STATES: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • United States: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Canada
      • Canada: Market Environment
        • Table CANADA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Canada: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table CANADA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million US dollars)
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Market Environment
        • Table MEXICO: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Mexico: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table MEXICO: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Market Environment
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
    • Western Europe: Medical Device Packaging Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • France
      • France: Market Environment
        • Table FRANCE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • France: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table FRANCE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Germany
      • Germany: Market Environment
        • Table GERMANY: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Germany: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table GERMANY: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Italy
      • Italy: Market Environment
        • Table ITALY: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Italy: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table ITALY: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Spain
      • Spain: Market Environment
        • Table SPAIN: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Spain: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table SPAIN: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Market Environment
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • United Kingdom: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Market Environment
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Other Western Europe: Medical Device Packaging Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Western Europe: Medical Device Packaging Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Market Environment
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
    • Asia/Pacific: Medical Device Packaging Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • China
      • China: Market Environment
        • Table CHINA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • China: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table CHINA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • India
      • India: Market Environment
        • Table INDIA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • India: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table INDIA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Japan
      • Japan: Market Environment
        • Table JAPAN: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Japan: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table JAPAN: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Market Environment
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • South Korea: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Medical Device Packaging Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Medical Device Packaging Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Market Environment
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Central & South America: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
        • Table BRAZIL: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Market Environment
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Eastern Europe: Medical Device Packaging Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
        • Table RUSSIA: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MEDICAL DEVICES PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Market Environment
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING INDICATORS
      • Africa/Mideast: Medical Device Packaging Demand by Type
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Africa/Mideast: Medical Device Packaging Demand by Country
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING REVENUES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Licensing & Related Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Company Profiles
      • Amcor Limited
      • Aphena Pharma Solutions Incorporated
      • Beacon Converters Incorporated
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Corporation
      • Chesapeake Limited
      • Clondalkin Group Holdings BV
      • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Klöckner Pentaplast Group
      • MeadWestvaco Corporation
      • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
      • Oliver Products Company
      • Placon Corporation
      • Plastic Ingenuity Incorporated
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Rollprint Packaging Products Incorporated
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Sigma Medical Supplies Corporation
      • SteriPack Group
      • Technipaq Incorporated
      • Tekni-Plex Incorporated
      • 3M Company
      • Toppan Printing Company Limited
      • Wihuri Oy

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