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Pharmaceutical Packaging Market in North America 2017-2021

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Share of pharmaceutical packaging in North America (% revenue)
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market segmentation
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Pharmaceutical packaging Market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by packaging type
    • Pharmaceutical packaging market in North America by packaging type
      • Table Pharmaceutical packaging market in North America by packaging type 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Pharmaceutical packaging market growth in North America by packaging type 2017-2021 ($ billions)
    • Pharmaceutical plastic packaging market in North America
      • Table Pharmaceutical plastic packaging market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Pharmaceutical blister packaging market in North America
      • Table Pharmaceutical blister packaging market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Pharmaceutical parenteral containers packaging market in North America
      • Table Pharmaceutical parenteral containers packaging market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Pharmaceutical others packaging market in North America
      • Table Pharmaceutical others packaging market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Pharmaceutical packaging market in North America by geography
      • Table Pharmaceutical packaging market in North America by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Pharmaceutical packaging market growth in North America by geography 2017-2021 ($ billions)
    • Pharmaceutical packaging market in the US
      • Table Pharmaceutical packaging market in the US 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Pharmaceutical packaging market in Canada
      • Table Pharmaceutical packaging market in Canada 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Pharmaceutical packaging market in Mexico
      • Table Pharmaceutical packaging market in Mexico 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing popularity of rigid plastic for pharmaceuticals
    • Increasing adoption of pre-filled syringes
    • Growing pharmaceutical industry
      • Table R&D investments in pharmaceutical sector in the US 1990-2012 ($ billions)
    • Growth of child-resistant packaging
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Amcor
      • Table Product portfolio of Amcor in 2016
      • Table Amcor: Flexible packaging by geographical segmentation 2016
      • Table Amcor: Rigid plastics by geographical segmentation 2016
    • Bemis
      • Table Bemis: US Packaging segment 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Bemis: US Packaging segment 2013-2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Bemis: Global Packaging segment 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Bemis: Global Packaging segment 2013-2015 (% revenue)
    • Owens-Illinois
      • Table Owens-Illinois: Revenue from geographical segmentation 2016
    • West Pharmaceutical Services
      • Table West Pharmaceutical Services: % revenue from geographical segmentation 2016
    • WestRock
      • Table WestRock: Revenue growth 2014-2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

Pharmaceutical Packaging Market in North America 2017-2021

About Pharmaceutical Packaging

The purpose of packaging products is to protect perishable goods from external damage and contamination. Pharmaceutical packaging products have high-barrier properties and are available in both unit dosage and multi-dosage formats, thereby ensuring the extension of their shelf life. Regulatory bodies for drug manufacturers strictly enforce international jurisdictions on safe drug delivery. This has fueled the adoption of sustainable packaging. Plastic resins, glass, paper and paperboard, aluminum, and other metals are used in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical packaging products. These are available in various forms and dimensions.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the pharmaceutical packaging market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 4.76% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the pharmaceutical packaging market in North America for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors through the sales of plastic packaging, blister packaging, parenteral packaging, and other packaging to the pharmaceutical industry.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • US
Technavio's report, Pharmaceutical Packaging Market in North America 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Amcor
  • Bemis
  • Owens-Illinois
  • West Pharmaceutical Services
  • WestRock
Other prominent vendors
  • American Health Packaging
  • Barger Packaging
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • CWS Contract Packaging
  • SCHOTT
  • Winpak
Market driver
  • Pharmaceutical drug innovations that require specialized packaging.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Risk of counterfeit products.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing popularity of rigid plastic pharmaceuticals.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
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    Press Release

    Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Pharmaceutical Packaging Market in North America 2017-2021

    Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the pharmaceutical packaging market in North America: Amcor, Bemis, Owens-Illinois, West Pharmaceutical Services, and WestRock.

    Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: American Health Packaging, Barger Packaging, Becton, Dickinson and Company, CWS Contract Packaging, SCHOTT, and Winpak.

    Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is increasing adoption of pre-filled syringes. Parenteral administration of pharmaceutical products is becoming a popular method. There are more than 20 pharmaceutical companies manufacturing pre-filled syringes as a preferred delivery device for at least 45 injectable drugs and vaccines. The use of pre-filled syringes is expected to increase during the forecast period. In the pharmaceutical industry, pre-filled syringes are used for minimizing drug waste, increasing product lifespan, and enhancing the level of market share to drive the market demand.”

    According to the report, one driver in market is growing demand for blister packaging. Blister packaging is used where a sheet of plastic, normally PVC, is converted into the cavities to hold the product by either heat or force. The blister packs include categories based on their material components, for instance, in some types of blister packaging, the cavity is made of thermoformed plastic, and the lid is made by combining plastic and paper. In other types of packaging, foil is an essential component, and its cavity is created by cold stretching. Blister packaging offers patients a clearly marked dose and helps them see if they have taken the prescribed drugs. In addition, the drugs that are not taken, remain protected against any adverse conditions.

    Further, the report states that one challenges in market is risk of counterfeit products. A counterfeit medicine is one that has been deliberately produced and mislabeled with respect to identity while making it appear as a genuine product. Counterfeit products include drugs with no active ingredients, drugs that are super potent, and drugs with dangerous impurities. Pharmaceutical counterfeiting is on the rise in North America, potentially putting the health of patients (who consider that the prescribed medicines they buy are safe and effective) at risk. Counterfeit drugs are dangerous by their very nature and are not manufactured under safe conditions. Moreover, they are not inspected by regulatory authorities. Thus, it is not possible for consumers to recognize the ingredients these products contain. "

    Companies Mentioned

    Amcor, Bemis, Owens-Illinois, West Pharmaceutical Services, WestRock, American Health Packaging, Barger Packaging, Becton, Dickinson and Company, CWS Contract Packaging, SCHOTT, and Winpak.

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