Blister Packaging Market Forecasts to 2030 – Global Analysis By Material (Plastic Films, Paper & Paperboard and Other Materials), Product Type, Technology, End User and By Geography

Blister Packaging Market Forecasts to 2030 – Global Analysis By Material (Plastic Films, Paper & Paperboard and Other Materials), Product Type, Technology, End User and By Geography

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Blister Packaging Market is accounted for $31.38 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $58.11 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period. Small consumer goods, medical equipment, and medications can all be packaged in blister packaging. As a result, it is referred to as unit-dose packaging. Thermoforming plastic sheet typically results in several blisters, a small cup or pocket to hold the products, and blister packaging. A cost-effective packaging option for preventing product tampering and exposure to environmental elements, including temperature, humidity, and others, is blister packaging.

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Market Dynamics


Emerging markets have significant development potential

In the upcoming years, blister packaging is expected to experience significant growth in emerging economies like BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and CIVETS (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, and South Africa), due to changing consumer lifestyles, rising household incomes, and a growing preference for on-the-go products. Additionally, these elements promote lifestyle modifications and will increase consumer demand for packaging and convenience.


Compliance with strict regulations

The stringent regulations that have been established, notably in the health care sector, provide difficulties for blister packaging producers. Compliance with the regulations is essential because any tiny packaging error might jeopardize the products and cost the distributors money. All blister cells must have labels containing the manufacturer's name, number, strength, bar code, patented and established name, and expiration date, according to a requirement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, it is difficult for market participants in the blister packaging sector to adhere to such standards because it takes effort, money, and time.



The rapid change in consumer preference away from unit-dose packaging, such as blisters, and toward classic bottles for drugs. Blister packing is used for medications and medical equipment in the healthcare sector. Consumer goods, industrial items, and the food industry generally depend heavily on this packaging. Furthermore, blister packaging also uses less material in its packaging, takes up less room on store shelves, and makes a great hang-hook display. Because of this, blister packs are more affordable than other packaging types, like hard bottles, making them more cost-effective.


Inappropriate for heavy items

In contrast to being an effective method for packing big objects, blister packaging is typically employed to preserve lightweight products. The plastic wrapping or paperboard that covers and supports heavy objects is overused. As a result, when storing and transferring the contents, the packaging breaks down, increasing the cost and leading to product loss. This makes blister packaging inappropriate for such products. However, since the bad blister wrapping could break or harm the contents, costing the maker money, it is not recommended for priceless or fragile products.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak, global regulatory norm expansion, population health management, inventions, better-informed consumers, and a rise in over-the-counter medications have all contributed to the proliferation of packaging. The blister packaging industry is anticipated to have strong growth due to the recent COVID-19 epidemic and the high demand for alternatives to packaging for pharmaceutical products. The market for blister packaging will be driven by the exponential increase in demand for multivitamin tablets as well as the rising demand for other medical items, such as syringes, medical blister trays, etc.

The carded segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

Due to the practicality, safety, adaptability, marketing exposure, and the ability to accept multiple dosages, the carded category had the largest market share over the forecast period. In order to provide strength and safeguard against any external damages, card blister packaging uses PVC, PET, or PETG. Packaging that moves rarely at all preserves the product's shape while lowering the risk of damage. Additionally, the expansion of carded blister packaging will be aided by the expanding demand from the food packaging and e-commerce sectors.

The thermoforming segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Owing to the wide range of potential end-use industries, including the food and healthcare sectors, the thermoforming industry is expected to experience a profitable CAGR. Thermoforming technology is preferred over cold-forming technology for blister packaging because it has cheaper initial tool and equipment costs. Furthermore, the thermoforming process has some comparative advantages over cold forming, including the capacity to produce a wide range of products, visibility due to the blister plastic's transparency, and safe transport since the compartments are more precisely defined and smaller, minimizing the possibility of damage.

Region with largest share

Due to the expanding use of the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and consumer goods sectors, Europe held its largest share over the extrapolated period. By determining the prescription, blister packaging also offers the opportunity to build a compliance pack or calendar pack that patients may easily adhere to. Moreover, because of the strict controls over using extra material in the packaging system, European society has stronger environmental incentives to adopt blister packaging, which further enables producers to employ the smallest possible packages.

Region with highest CAGR

Because of the rising demand for products like mobile charging cords, testers, generic medications, and liquid cosmetics from the personal care and electronics industries, Asia Pacific led the lucrative growth. Additionally, the increased demand for recycled and biobased plastics has prompted toy producers to think about using recycled plastic blister packs for the packaging of their products in the area. The demand for blister packaging in the region is also predicted to increase as a result of consumers' rising awareness of the value of secure and hygienic packaging for their health.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Blister Packaging Market include Abhinav Enterprises , Algus Packaging Inc, Amcor plc, Blisterpack Inc., Clearwater Packaging Inc, Constantia Flexibles GmbH, Honeywell International Inc, Powerpak Industries L.L.C, Sonoco Products Company, SÜDPACK, Tekni Plex, UFlex Limited, WestRock Company and YuanPeng Plastic Products Co., Ltd.

Key Developments

In May 2023, SÜDPACK Medica introduced ""PharmaGuard"", an innovative blister concept for solid applications. The recyclable packaging concept serves as a building block in improving the eco-balance of the pharmaceutical industry.

In October 2022, TekniPlex Healthcare introduced the world's first fully transparent mid-barrier recyclable blister pack at Pack Expo.

Materials Covered
• Plastic Films
• Paper & Paperboard
• Aluminum
• Other Materials

Product Types Covered
• Clamshell
• Carded
• Blister Cards
• Face Seal Blisters
• Trapped Blisters
• Other Product Types

Technologies Covered
• Cold Forming
• Thermoforming
• Other Technologies

End Users Covered
• Food
• Industrial Goods
• Consumer Goods
• Healthcare
• Other End Users

Regions Covered
• North America
• Europe
Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
New Zealand
South Korea
Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

1 Executive Summary
2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Technology Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Blister Packaging Market, By Material
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Plastic Films
5.2.1 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
5.2.2 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
5.2.3 Polyethylene (PE)
5.3 Paper & Paperboard
5.3.1 White-lined Chipboard
5.3.2 Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS)
5.4 Aluminum
5.5 Other Materials
6 Global Blister Packaging Market, By Product Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Clamshell
6.3 Carded
6.4 Blister Cards
6.5 Face Seal Blisters
6.6 Trapped Blisters
6.7 Other Product Types
7 Global Blister Packaging Market, By Technology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Cold Forming
7.3 Thermoforming
7.4 Other Technologies
8 Global Blister Packaging Market, By End User
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Food
8.3 Industrial Goods
8.4 Consumer Goods
8.5 Healthcare
8.6 Other End Users
9 Global Blister Packaging Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies
11 Company Profiling
11.1 Abhinav Enterprises
11.2 Algus Packaging Inc
11.3 Amcor plc
11.4 Blisterpack Inc.
11.5 Clearwater Packaging Inc
11.6 Constantia Flexibles GmbH
11.7 Honeywell International Inc
11.8 Powerpak Industries L.L.C
11.9 Sonoco Products Company
11.11 Tekni Plex
11.12 UFlex Limited
11.13 WestRock Company
11.14 YuanPeng Plastic Products Co., Ltd
List of Tables
Table 1 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 2 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Material (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 3 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Plastic Films (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 4 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 5 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 6 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Polyethylene (PE) (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 7 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Paper & Paperboard (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 8 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By White-lined Chipboard (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 9 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS) (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 10 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Aluminum (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 11 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Materials (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 12 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Product Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 13 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Clamshell (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 14 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Carded (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 15 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Blister Cards (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 16 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Face Seal Blisters (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 17 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Trapped Blisters (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 18 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Product Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 19 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Technology (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 20 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Cold Forming (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 21 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Thermoforming (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 22 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Technologies (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 23 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 24 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Food (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 25 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Industrial Goods (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 26 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Consumer Goods (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 27 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2021-2030) ($MN)
Table 28 Global Blister Packaging Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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