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Pharmaceutical Packaging


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Pharmaceutical Packaging

US demand to reach $21.9 billion in 2018
Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US will rise 5.0 percent annually to $21.9 billion in 2018. Growth will accelerate slightly from the pace of the 2008-2013 period as drug makers upgrade the barrier, security, and functional properties of their packaging systems. Among all pharmaceutical packaging product groups, parenteral containers will post the fastest gains in demand as advances in biotechnology lead to the introduction of new injectable therapies adapted to prefillable syringes, unit dose vials, and premixed IV bags.

Plastic bottles to remain largest container group
In spite of increasing competition from blister packaging, plastic bottles will remain the largest selling group of pharmaceutical containers over the long term, both in revenues generated and unit consumption. This trend will reflect their widespread use in the packaging of oral drugs distributed in bulk and prescription dose volumes to retail and mail order pharmacies. Plastic bottles will also continue to dominate applications as containers for OTC medicines sold in tablet and capsule quantities of 50 or more.

Blister packaging to benefit from unit dose formats
Through 2018 and beyond, blister packaging will generate the second largest share of revenues among primary pharmaceutical containers. Blister packaging will broaden usage based on adaptability to unit dose and clinical trial formats with expanded label content, high visibility, and built-in track and trace features. Prefillable inhalers will realize above average gains in unit and revenue demand as the number of chronic asthma, allergy, and migraine patients treated with inhalation drugs rises. Markets for pharmaceutical pouches and medication tubes will expand much more slowly as the vast majority of applications remain limited to topical medication packaging. US demand for glass pharmaceutical bottles will continue to decrease gradually over the long term as plastic bottles and blister packs continue to capture applications. Strip packs will post the largest demand among groups of other primary pharmaceutical containers based on adaptability to economical unit dose formats.

Security packaging accessories to post fastest gains
Total US demand for pharmaceutical closures, labels, secondary containers, and other packaging accessories will grow 5.0 percent annually to nearly $7.8 billion in 2018. Child-resistant, seniorfriendly and dispensing closures; high visibility labels; and tamper-evident and other security accessories will see the fastest gains. Demand for these products will benefit from stricter government and industry standards covering the safety, security, and ease of use features of drug containers. Sales of dispensing closures will increase at a faster than average pace as drug makers adapt medication to high value-added delivery systems. Stepped up efforts by medical groups to improve patient drug adherence will boost the market for high visibility labels. Track and trace and authentication security components will generate above average growth in demand among other packaging accessories as the pharmaceutical industry seeks to combat drug counterfeiting and diversion activities.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCT DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Factors
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION BY AGE GROUP
    • Trends in Health Care
      • Health Insurance Coverage
        • Table HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF THE US POPULATION
      • Medical Conditions
        • Table ACUTE CONDITIONS BY TYPE
        • Table CHRONIC CONDITIONS BY TYPE
      • National Health Expenditures
        • Table NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY SPENDING CATEGORY
        • Table NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY FUNDING SOURCE
      • Medical Providers
        • Table MEDICAL PROVIDERS BY TYPE
      • Patient Activity
        • Table PATIENT ACTIVITY
    • Pharmaceutical Industry Trends
      • Regulation
      • Research & Development
      • Product Demand Patterns
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL DEMAND
      • Product Shipments
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY THERAPEUTIC GROUP
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY DOSAGE FORMULATION
        • Table CHART II-1 PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY DOSAGE FORMULATION, 2013
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY DISTRIBUTION CLASS
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY COMMERCIAL STATUS
  • PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand Patterns & Projections
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-1 PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Key Issues & Trends
      • Patient Prescription Adherence
      • Drug Counterfeiting Threat
      • Drug Dispensing Accuracy
    • Pharmaceutical Packaging Raw Materials
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING RAW MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Plastic Resins
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Paper & Paperboard
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PAPER & PAPERBOARD DEMAND
      • Aluminum Foil
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING ALUMINUM FOIL DEMAND
      • Glass Materials
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING GLASS MATERIAL DEMAND
      • Other Raw Materials
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING OTHER RAW MATERIAL DEMAND
    • Semi-Finished Packaging Materials
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING SEMI-FINISHED MATERIAL DEMAND
      • Plastic Films
      • Converted Paper & Paperboard
      • Converted Foil
      • Other Semi-Finished Materials
    • Historical Pharmaceutical Packaging Market Trends
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCT DEMAND, 2003-2013
    • US Trade in Pharmaceutical Packaging Products
      • Table US TRADE IN PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCTS
    • World Pharmaceutical Packaging Markets
      • Table WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCT DEMAND
  • PRIMARY PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINERS
    • General
      • Demand by Value
        • Table PRIMARY PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER VALUE DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-1 PRIMARY PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINERS: VALUE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Demand by Unit
        • Table PRIMARY PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER UNIT DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-2 PRIMARY PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINERS: UNIT DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Plastic Bottles
      • Table PLASTIC PHARMACEUTICAL BOTTLE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-3 PLASTIC PHARMACEUTICAL BOTTLE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Standard Plastic Bottles
        • Table STANDARD PLASTIC PHARMACEUTICAL BOTTLE DEMAND BY DISTRIBUTION CLASS
      • Plastic Dispensing Bottles
        • Table PLASTIC PHARMACEUTICAL DISPENSING BOTTLE DEMAND
      • Plastic Jars
        • Table PLASTIC PHARMACEUTICAL JAR DEMAND
      • Plastic Cans
        • Table PLASTIC PHARMACEUTICAL CAN DEMAND
      • Prescription Vials
        • Table PLASTIC PRESCRIPTION VIAL DEMAND
      • Plastic Pharmaceutical Bottle Suppliers
    • Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging
      • Blister Packaging Formats
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL BLISTER PACKAGING DEMAND BY FORMAT
      • Blister Packaging Components
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL BLISTER PACKAGING DEMAND BY COMPONENT
      • Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging Applications
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL BLISTER PACKAGING DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging Suppliers
    • Parenteral Containers
      • Table PARENTERAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-4 PARENTERAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Prefillable Syringes
        • Table PREFILLABLE SYRINGE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Parenteral Vials
        • Table PARENTERAL VIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • IV Containers
        • Table IV CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Ampuls
        • Table PARENTERAL AMPUL DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Prefillable Inhalers
      • Table PREFILLABLE INHALER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Metered Dose Inhalers
      • Dry Powder Inhalers
    • Pharmaceutical Pouches
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL POUCH DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Medication Tubes
      • Table MEDICATION TUBE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Composite Tubes
      • All-Plastic Tubes
      • Collapsible Metal Tubes
    • Glass Pharmaceutical Containers
      • Table GLASS PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Other Primary Pharmaceutical Containers
      • Table OTHER PRIMARY PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Strip Packs
      • Paperboard Boxes
      • All Other Primary Pharmaceutical Containers
  • PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING ACCESSORIES
    • General
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING ACCESSORY DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART V-1 PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING ACCESSORY DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Pharmaceutical Closures
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART V-2 PHARMACEUTICAL CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Specialty Pharmaceutical Closures
        • Table SPECIALTY PHARMACEUTICAL CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Child-Resistant Pharmaceutical Closures
        • Table CHILD-RESISTANT PHARMACEUTICAL CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Standard Pharmaceutical Closures
        • Table STANDARD PHARMACEUTICAL CLOSURE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Pharmaceutical Closure Suppliers
    • Secondary Containers
      • Table SECONDARY PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Folding Paperboard Boxes
        • Table FOLDING PAPERBOARD PHARMACEUTICAL BOX & CARTON DEMAND
      • Corrugated Shipping Containers
        • Table CORRUGATED PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPPING CONTAINER DEMAND
      • Other Secondary Pharmaceutical Containers
        • Table OTHER SECONDARY PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Pharmaceutical Labels
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL LABEL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Pressure-Sensitive Labels
      • Heat-Shrink & Stretch-Sleeve Labels
      • Other Pharmaceutical Labels
      • Label Security Features
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL LABEL DEMAND BY SECURITY FEATURES
    • Other Packaging Accessories
      • Table OTHER PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING ACCESSORIES DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Package Inserts
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGE INSERT DEMAND
      • Shrink Materials
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING SHRINK MATERIAL DEMAND
      • Tamper-Evident Seals
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING TAMPER-EVIDENT SEAL DEMAND
      • Desiccants
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING DESICCANT DEMAND
      • All Other Pharmaceutical Packaging Accessories
        • Table ALL OTHER PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING ACCESSORY DEMAND BY TYPE
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
      • Table PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING MARKET: PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCTS
    • Contract Packaging
      • Table CONTRACT PACKAGING MARKET: PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCTS
    • Retail Pharmacy
      • Table RETAIL PHARMACY MARKET: PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCTS
    • Institutional Pharmacy
      • Table INSTITUTIONAL PHARMACY MARKET: PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCTS
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS: PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCTS
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCT SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING PRODUCTS: MERCHANT MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Licensing & Related Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Product Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Company Profiles
      • Alexander (James) Corporation
      • Alpha Packaging Holdings Incorporated
      • Amcor Limited
      • AmerisourceBergen Corporation
      • AptarGroup Incorporated
      • Baxter International Incorporated
      • Becton, Dickinson, and Company
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Group Incorporated
      • CCL Industries Incorporated
      • Centor
      • Chesapeake Limited
      • Clondalkin Group Holdings BV
      • Comar Incorporated
      • Drug Plastics and Glass Company Incorporated
      • Gerresheimer Holdings GmbH
      • GlaxoSmithKline plc
      • Hoffmann Neopac AG
      • Holden Industries Incorporated
      • Hospira Incorporated
      • Klöckner Pentaplast Group
      • Lilly (Eli) and Company
      • McKesson Corporation
      • MeadWestvaco Corporation
      • Menasha Corporation
      • Nemera
      • Novo Nordisk A/S
      • Packaging Coordinators Incorporated
      • Plastic Ingenuity Incorporated
      • Plastube Incorporated
      • Qosina Corporation
      • Rexam plc
      • Sanofi
      • SCHOTT AG
      • Schreiner Group GmbH & Company KG
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • TAGSYS RFID Group Incorporated
      • 3M Company
      • Unilife Corporation
      • West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated
    • Other Companies in Pharmaceutical Packaging

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