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Industry Insights, Market Size, CAGR, High-Level Analysis: Europe Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials MarketThe European pharmaceutical packaging materials market size was valued at USD 5.89 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.7% over the forecast period. Recent technological advancements, such as smart packing, are likely to drive the growth. Increasing the use of environment-friendly pharmaceutical and energy-saving packing products is also expected to influence the market positively. Ongoing research and developments in recycled plastic-based pharmaceutical packaging materials are likely to boost the market growth as they offer low-cost raw material useful for the reduction in plastic pollution. Rising awareness regarding the importance of high-quality packaging material for pharmaceuticals, especially during transport and storage, is expected to bode well for the market growth in near future. Rising utilization of High-Density Polypropylene (HDPE) in plastic bottles, caps and closures, pre-filled syringes, and ampoules application segment is anticipated to push manufacturers to backward integration in the value chain in the forthcoming years. Greater participation in the value chain is likely to result in time reduction for transforming pharmaceutical packaging materials into finished products and in gaining cost advantage. The material manufacturers are expanding in terms of production capacity and infrastructure with an aim to cater to the growing market requirements. Moreover, many of the product manufacturing companies are using acquisition and partnership strategies for procuring raw materials. Mergers and joint ventures are an integral part of this market and allow companies to expand their market position.
Product Insights of Europe Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials MarketIn terms of revenue, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) emerged as the second-largest product segment and accounted for 24.36% of the market share, in 2018. Its properties, such as low cost, chemical stability, flexible, durable, and resistance to chemical stress cracking among others make it suitable for various packing applications. Major applications of HDPE include plastic bottles, caps and closures, ampoules, and jars and canisters among others. Properties such as excellent resistance to solvents, high tensile strength, relative transparency, flexibility, and toughness are propelling the demand for HDPE in pharmaceutical packaging. Polyester offers high dimensional stability, excellent chemical resistance, and high environmental stress crack resistance, thus, paving its way for use as a packing solution in pharmaceutical industry. In addition, polyester provides excellent resistance to solvents and UV protection, which is anticipated to fuel its demand over the forecast period. Moreover, rising demand for green packing is expected to create a high growth potential for the product segment during the forecast period.
Application Insights of Europe Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials MarketPlastic bottles was the dominant application segment in the Europe pharmaceutical packaging materials market in 2018. Plastics bottles are majorly manufactured using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) owing to their properties such as high temperature and impact resistance, excellent barrier to gas and moisture, and transparency and opacity required for the bottles. Blister packs was the second-largest application segment in 2018. The segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Blister packs are used for tablets, ampoules, syringes, and vials and they offer individual packing of medicine doses and keep other doses intact. Labels and accessories are used for displaying information pertaining to medicines. Labels are available in both semi wrap and full wrap and placed on each packaging with the name of medicine and its manufacturer, manufacturing and expiration date, and percentage of ingredients, among other details.
Regional Insights of Europe Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials MarketResearch-oriented pharmaceuticals are one of the significant industry in Europe. The market of these materials in Europe has developed significantly due to the growth of medical processes through the introduction of new medicines and R&D aimed at improving the quality of life and health of patients in the region. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the key-performing high-technology sectors in Europe. Medicines regulatory system of Europe is unique as it is based on the network of 50 regulatory authorities from the European Commission, 31 European Economic Area (EEA) countries (28 EU Member States along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway), and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Primary packaging is anticipated to dominate the Europe market for pharmaceutical packaging materials over the forecast period owing to the consolidation of plastic bottles in the market. The major factor contributing to this consolidation is that plastic bottles are used in large quantities for oral drugs distributed through prescription and bulk dose volumes to mail and retail order pharmacies. Plastic bottles segment is expected to continue to grow owing to its widespread applications as containers for over-the-counter medicines sold in capsule and tablet quantities of 50 and above.
Market Share Insights of Europe Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials MarketMost of the key players operating in the European market have integrated their raw material production and distribution operations to maintain product quality and expand regional reach. The global players face intense competition from each other and regional players who have strong distribution networks and good knowledge about suppliers and regulations. Some of the popular pharmaceutical packaging technologies mainly include anti-counterfeit and track and trace. Anti-counterfeit technology is further categorized into visible features, hidden features, and forensic markers. Research activities focused on new materials, which combine several properties, are projected to gain wide acceptance in the market in the forthcoming years. Some of the prominent companies manufacturing pharmaceutical packaging materials (click to visit product page) include Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Arkema, MOL GROUP, Eastman Chemical Company, Dow, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Formosa Plastics Corporation, and Covestro AG.
Segmentations, Sub Segmentations, CAGR, & High-Level Analysis overview of Europe Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials Market Research ReportThis report forecasts revenue and volume growth at regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, this market research report has segmented the Europe pharmaceutical packaging materials market report on the basis of product, application and country:
Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)
- High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
- Polyester (PE)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)
- Plastic Bottles
- Blister Packs
- Label & Accessories
- Caps & Closures
- Medical Specialty Bags
- Pre-Filled Syringes
- Jars & Canisters
Table of Contents Chapter 1 Methodology And Scope 1.1 Research Methodology 1.2 Research Scope And Assumptions 1.3 Information Procurement 1.3.1 Purchased Database 1.3.2 GVR’s Internal Database 1.3.3 Secondary Sources 1.3.4 Third Party Perspective 1.3.5 Primary Research 1.4 Information Analysis 1.4.1 Data Analysis Models 1.5 Market Formulation and Data Visual | read more...