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Sterile Medical Packaging

US demand to reach $6.5 billion in 2012
Demand for sterile medical packaging products is projected to reach $6.5 billion in 2012. Growth will be driven by the shift to an older demographic, which will lead to a rising incidence of acute and chronic conditions and an increasing volume of patient activity. Upward trends in patient activity will broaden the overall use of sterile medical products, impacting favorably on demand for related packaging. In addition to greater patient activity, the sterile medical packaging market will benefit from ongoing new product introductions and the upgrading of health care infection prevention standards.

Advancing medical technologies are expanding the market for sterile medical packaging by leading to the introduction of new end-use products. Virtually all biotechnology-based pharmaceuticals, biologicals and diagnostic substances are contaminant-vulnerable compounds that must be stored and dispensed under sterile conditions. Moreover, many of the new medical devices reaching the commercial stage are implantable or direct contact products composed of sterile biocompatible components.

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Prefillable containers, closures to be fastest growing
The fastest gains are anticipated for prefillable syringes, vials and ampuls, prefillable inhalers and closures. Growth in these segments will be driven largely by the introduction of new drug therapies based on biotechnology and rapid growth in the number of conditions treated by injectable and inhaled drugs.

While glass vials will maintain the largest share of units and revenues based on inherent chemical and moisture resistance, high purity and well-established applications, plastic vials will command slightly faster growth opportunities due to improving intrinsic properties, reduced shipping weight and less vulnerability to breakage.

Pharmaceuticals, biologicals to remain largest application
Based on trends in production volume and mix, product research and development, and government regulation, pharmaceuticals and biologicals will remain the largest and fastest growing application for sterile medical packaging. Advances in less invasive techniques will temper growth opportunities for most sterile products employed in surgery, IV administration, dialysis and many other patient procedures.

Plastics to continue benefiting from performance advantages
Growth for plastic materials will reflect a favorable mix of cost, performance and processing factors, which will expand applications in pharmaceuticals and biologicals, medical supplies and devices, in vitro diagnostics and dental products. The leading position held by plastic resins in most sterile medical packaging segments reflects ongoing innovations and performance improvements in compounds. Technological advances have made available polymers that meet the total packaging needs of medical and related products for biocompatibility, strength, chemical and impact resistance, infection prevention, clarity, sterilization compatibility, processing ease, and overall quality and cost efficiency.

INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Environment
Population & Demographic Trends
Health Care Trends
Medical Conditions
Chronic Conditions
Acute Conditions
Health Insurance Trends
National Health Expenditures
Medical Providers
Acute Care Hospitals
Outpatient Facilities
Skilled Nursing Homes
Physicians
Dentists
Patient Activity
Acute Care Hospital Admissions
Surgical Procedures
Outpatient Episodes
Diagnostic Tests
Medical Product Shipments
Pharmaceuticals & Biologicals
Surgical & Medical Instruments
Surgical Appliances & Supplies
Electromedical Equipment
In Vitro Diagnostic Products
Dental Products
Ophthalmic Goods
Other Medical Products
Packaging Industry Outlook
Pricing Trends
Regulatory Considerations
Pharmaceuticals
Medical Supplies & Devices
Sterilization Technology
III. PRODUCTS
General
Unit Demand Patterns
Cost Considerations
Prefillable Syringes
Injectors
Cartridges
Vials & Ampuls
Vials
Glass Vials
Plastic Vials
Ampuls
Glass Ampuls
Plastic Ampuls
Thermoformed Trays
Types of Thermoformed Trays
Applications
Producers
Sterile Closures
External Closures
Rubber & Elastomer Stoppers
Pouches
Types of Sterile Pouches
Applications
Producers
Prefillable Inhalers
Metered Dose Inhalers
Types of Metered Dose Inhalers
Applications
Dry Powder Inhalers
Types of Dry Powder Inhalers
Applications
Product Development
Sterile Bottles
Sterile Glass Bottles
Sterile Plastic Bottles
Sterilization Wrap
Blister & Clamshell Packs
Types & Materials
Films
Backings
Applications
Producers
IV & Blood Containers
Semi-Rigid Containers
Mini-Bags
Glass IV Containers
Sterile Bags
Types & Features
Producers
IV. MATERIALS
General
Plastic Resins
Polyvinyl Chloride
High Density Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Thermoplastic Polyesters
Low Density Polyethylene
Thermoplastic Elastomers
Polystyrene
Polycarbonate
Other Plastic Resins
Glass
Paper & Paperboard
Aluminum Foil
Stainless Steel
V. APPLICATIONS
General
Pharmaceuticals & Biologicals
Surgical & Medical Instruments
In Vitro Diagnostic Products
Surgical Appliances & Supplies
Other Product Applications
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Industry Characteristics
Market Share
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Competitive Strategies
Packaging Product Companies
Contract Packaging Firms
Marketing & Distribution
Manufacturing
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Alcan Incorporated, see Rio Tinto Group
Alga Plastics Company, see Sealed Air Corporation
Alloyd Brands, see Tegrant Corporation
Ahlstrom Corporation
Alcoa Incorporated
Alexander (James) Corporation
Amcor Limited
Baxter International Incorporated
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Bemis Company Incorporated
Braun (B.) Melsungen AG
Cardinal Health Incorporated
Catalent Pharma Solutions Incorporated
Constantia Packaging AG
DeRoyal Industries Incorporated
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Eastman Chemical Company
ESCO Technologies Incorporated
Evonik Industries AG
Gerresheimer Holdings GmbH
Honeywell International Incorporated
Hospira Incorporated
HUECK FOLIEN GmbH & Company KG
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kimble Chase Life Science and Research Products, see Gerresheimer Holdings GmbH and Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated
Kloeckner Pentaplast Group
KNF Corporation
MeadWestvaco Corporation
Medical Instill Technologies Incorporated
Medline Industries Incorporated
Nalgene Nunc International, see Thermo Fisher Scientific
Nelipak Holding BV, see Sealed Air Corporation
Oliver Products Company
Oracle Packaging Incorporated
Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated
Perfecseal Incorporated, see Bemis Company
Placon Corporation
Pliant Corporation
PurePlast Incorporated, see Tekni-Plex Incorporated
Rexam plc
Reynolds Packaging Group
Rio Tinto Group
Rollprint Packaging Products Incorporated
SCHOTT AG
Sealed Air Corporation
Sharp Corporation, see Superior Group and United Drug plc
Superior Group Incorporated
Svenska Cellulosa AB
Technipaq Incorporated
Tegrant Corporation
Tekni-Plex Incorporated
TekPackaging LLC, see ESCO Technologies
Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated
3M Company
TOLAS Healthcare Packaging, see Oracle Packaging
Unicep Packaging Incorporated
United Drug plc
West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated
Wheaton Industries Incorporated
Additional Companies in Sterile Medical Packaging
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Population & Households
3 Medical Conditions
4 Health Insurance Coverage of the US Population, 1997-2007
5 National Health Expenditures
6 Selected Medical Providers by Type
7 Selected Patient Activity by Type
8 Medical Product Shipments by Type
9 Packaging Supply & Demand
10 Sterile Medical Packaging Prices
SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
1 Sterile Medical Packaging Demand by Product Group
2 Sterile Medical Packaging Demand by Product Group
3 Prefillable Syringe Demand
4 Vial & Ampul Demand
5 Sterile Thermoformed Tray Demand
6 Sterile Closure Demand
7 Sterile Pouch Demand
8 Prefillable Inhaler Demand
9 Sterile Bottle Demand
10 Sterilization Wrap Demand
11 Sterile Blister & Clamshell Pack Demand
12 IV & Blood Container Demand
13 Sterile Bag Demand by Application
SECTION IV -- MATERIALS
1 Sterile Packaging Raw Material Demand by Type
2 Plastic Resin Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging by Type & Application
3 Polyvinyl Chloride Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
4 High Density Polyethylene Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
5 Polypropylene Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
6 Thermoplastic Polyester Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
7 Low Density Polyethylene Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
8 Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
9 Polystyrene Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
10 Polycarbonate Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
11 Other Plastic Resins Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
12 Glass Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
13 Paper & Paperboard Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
14 Aluminum Foil Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
15 Stainless Steel Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging
SECTION V -- APPLICATIONS
1 Sterile Medical Packaging Demand by Application
2 Pharmaceuticals & Biologicals: Sterile Medical Packaging Demand
3 Surgical & Medical Instruments: Sterile Medical Packaging Demand
4 In Vitro Diagnostic Products: Sterile Medical Packaging Demand
5 Surgical Appliances & Supplies: Sterile Medical Packaging Demand
6 Other Applications: Sterile Medical Packaging Demand
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Sterile Medical Packaging Sales by Company, 2007
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
1 Sterile Medical Packaging Demand by Product Group, 2007
SECTION IV -- MATERIALS
1 Sterile Packaging Raw Material Demand by Type, 2007
2 Plastic Resin Demand in Sterile Medical Packaging by Type, 2007
SECTION V -- APPLICATIONS
1 Sterile Medical Packaging Demand by Application, 2007
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Sterile Medical Packaging Market Share, 2007

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