Pharmaceutical Pouches Market Size, Share, Trends 2030

Pharmaceutical Pouches Market

Pharmaceutical Pouches Market By Material (Polyethylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, and Others), By Type (Tamper Evident Pouches, High Barrier Pouches, Non-peelable Pouches, and Others), By Application (Tablet/Capsule, Powder, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2028

Category: Packaging Report Format : PDF Pages: 155 Report Code: ZMR-2440 Published Date: May-2021 Status : Published

Global pharmaceuticals pouches market accounted for USD 9.27 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 11.92 Billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2021 to 2028. Pharmaceutical Pouches industry share by Material, Type, Application and region.

Global Pharmaceutical Pouches Market Overview

The global pharmaceuticals pouches market accounted for USD 9.27 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 11.92 Billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2021 to 2028.

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Pharmaceutical pouches are the packages and packaging processes for pharmaceutical products. The pouch can be made of several materials such as Polyethylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polypropylene, and Polyethylene. , Its application is based on the responsiveness of the pharmaceutical products to be packaged. The pouch must ensure that the pharmaceutical product remains firm throughout its shelf life. Well-organized packaging of medicines is important in maintaining sterility and free from any kind of infection which may otherwise be harmful for the patients. Proper pharmaceutical packaging also provides the medicines a protection from physical damage and is crucial to maintain the functionality of them.

Rising awareness of environmental issues due to old-age packaging material, increasing safety concerns and the adoption of new regulatory standards for packaging recycling is also driving the pharmaceutical pouches industry worldwide.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought loud focus on the need for health care reforms to endorse universal availability to affordable care and bridge geographic, economic, and social divisions. Most countries may have experienced disruption in pharma supply chain because of their dependency on China for APIs and excipients but countries and companies do have supply chain resilience as one of the near-term priorities. COVID-19 has highlighted issues like re-shoring, near-shoring and shortening supply chains. COVID-19 has clearly highlighted the importance of a strong health care system, the lack of which can put the global pharmaceutical pouches market and society at risk. Industry players need to learn from the challenged faced during pandemic and promptly develop the required healthcare infrastructure and make it available to the entire population. The consumers have become more aware and demanding of proper and safe packaging due to the pandemic. The supply chain may have been hampered because of the lockdown situation in many countries but the smooth and steady supply is still the focus and market has seen a sharp increase than before.

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Growth Factors

There has been a growth in the pharmaceutical industry and in demand of healthcare products in emerging economies like India, China, and Brazil with an increase in population, disposable income and growing focus on increasing life expectancy. With the increase in pharmaceutical industry, proper packaging in pharmaceutical is on the rise with focus on sustainability by adoption of biodegradable and recyclable materials. Also, the growing demand or convenient packaging is expected to create new growth opportunities for the manufacturers. The busy schedule and rapidly changing lifestyle will lead to increasing consumers’ adoption of easy-to-swallow medicines, leading to the growth in demand for the powdered and liquid form of medicine, which will give rise to those pouches used for powdered and liquid medicines such as sachets. However, because of non-biodegradable features plastic packaging is expected to face a hindrance in growth. The rise in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, and spread of sudden COVID-19 has opened an opportunity for new healthcare initiatives.

Pharmaceutical Pouches Market Report Scope :

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Name Pharmaceutical Pouches Market Research Report
Market Size in 2020 USD 9.27 Billion
Market Forecast in 2028 USD 11.92 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate CAGR of 3.4%
Number of Pages 174
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Key Companies Covered Bemis Company Inc, GFR Pharma, B. Braun Medical Ltd, American FlexPack Inc, Shenzhen Yongliantai Plastic Bag Co, Shanghai Wei Hang Printing Co, Ampac Holdings, LLC, Glenroy, Oliver Healthcare Packaging, Beacon Converters, Amcor Limited, Maco PKG, Rushan Wufeng Silica Gel Co, Qingdao Huakang Plastic Packaging Co, Shandong Mingda Packing Product Co, and Dongguan Hehui Packaging Materials
Segments Covered By Material, By Type, By Application and By Region
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Countries Covered North America: U.S and Canada
Europe: Germany, Italy, Russia, U.K, Spain, France, Rest of Europe
APAC: China, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, South East Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
The Middle East And Africa: South Africa, GCC, Rest of MEA
Base Year 2022
Historical Year 2018 - 2022
Forecast Year 2023 - 2030
Customization Scope Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Request For Customization

Material Segment Analysis Preview

The global market for the pharmaceuticals pouch is fragmented into its material type, product type, and application. On the basis of the type of the material, the segment is sub-segmented into polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, and others which include coated paper, aluminum, and plastic

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Type Segment Analysis Preview

On the basis of the type of the product, the market is categorized into tamper evident pouches, high barrier pouches, and non-peelable pouches and some others like breathable plastic pouches.

Regional Analysis Preview

European region held a share of over 20% in 2020. This is attributed to the presence of major market players and dominance in the market such as Amcor PLC. Growing demand in the pharmaceutical sector is anticipated to propel the market growth from 2021 to 2028.

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Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. This surge is due to the increasing concern in safe and proper packaging in the region. This is attributed to the increasing demand from China and India.

In the Middle-East region, Saudi Arabia is the largest economy both by GDP and population, it has one of the largest pharmaceuticals market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. There is a positive impact on Saudi Arabia pharmaceutical pouch market. Opportunities for pharmaceutical pouch manufacturers are expected to grow significantly in Asia Pacific because of untapped market and rising demand in pharmaceutical products.

Key Market Players & Competitive Landscape

The key market players that are involved in the pharmaceuticals pouch market include Bemis Company, Inc., GFR Pharma, B. Braun Medical Ltd., American FlexPack, Inc., Shenzhen Yongliantai Plastic Bag Co., Shanghai Wei Hang Printing Co., Ampac Holdings, LLC, Glenroy, Oliver Healthcare Packaging, Beacon Converters, Amcor Limited, Maco PKG, Rushan Wufeng Silica Gel Co., Qingdao Huakang Plastic Packaging Co., Shandong Mingda Packing Product Co., and Dongguan Hehui Packaging Materials, among others.

The companies are engaged in several growth and expansion strategies to gain a competitive advantage. Industry players also follow value chain integration with business operations in multiple stages of the value chain. The market players are benefiting from innovation, primarily due to the presence of semi-differentiated offerings among the players in the different regions. 

The global pharmaceutical pouch market is segmented as follows:

By Material

  • Polyethylene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Others

By Type

  • Tamper Evident Pouches
  • High Barrier Pouches
  • Non-peelable Pouches
  • Others

By Application

  • Tablet/Capsule
  • Powder
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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FrequentlyAsked Questions

The global pharmaceutical pouch market was valued at USD 9.27 Billion in 2020.

The global pharmaceutical pouch market is expected to reach USD 11.92 Billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% between 2021 to 2028.

Some of the key factors driving the global pharmaceutical pouch market growth are increasing number of diseases like diabetes, rising concern for proper packaging, outbreak of pandemic and high demand for medicines.

North America region held a substantial share in 2020. This is attributable to the presence of major players such as Bemis Company Inc., B. Braun Medical Ltd., American FlexPack Inc., among others. Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at a significant rate owing to the rising demand for Pharmaceutical Pouch in developing economies such as China and India.

Some of the major companies operating in the pharmaceutical pouch market are B. Braun Medical Ltd., American FlexPack, Inc., Shenzhen Yongliantai Plastic Bag Co., Shanghai Wei Hang Printing Co., Ampac Holdings, LLC, Glenroy, Oliver Healthcare Packaging, Beacon Converters, Amcor Limited, Maco PKG, among others.

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