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Pharmaceuticals is the largest end-use industry in the blister packaging market. Tablets and capsules are widely sold in pharma blister packaging. The advantages are assurance of product safety and product packaging. Despite its advantages, pharma blister packaging is non-biodegradable and non-recyclable. This has led to environmental concerns regarding its large scale use.

Market Dynamics:-

Increasing demand for pharma blister packaging across the globe is driving pharma blister packaging market growth. This is owing to its advantages over alternatives such as cost-effectiveness, enhanced durability, tamperproof, it improves shelf life, and lower risk of contamination. Pharma blister packaging is a plastic packaging and its function is to protect the packaged material from air, moisture, and contamination from external sources.

However, stringent government regulations on pharma blister packaging is expected to restrain growth of the global market. For instance, the U.S. government has prescribed stringent set of specification under regulation US 21 CFR and USP 34 NF 29 for controlling the quality of packaging material. Therefore these stringent norms are expected to hinder the market growth.

Market Outlook:-

Among technology, thermoforming segment accounted for the significant market share in global pharma blister packaging in 2018. Thermoformed plastics are versatile, lightweight, and aesthetically pleasing. Cold formed plastics have more tensile strength and stiffness. Blister cards are used in the pharmaceuticals industry, and they are manufactured by heat sealing a sheet foil.

Europe was accounted for significant market share in the global pharma blister packaging market in 2017 and expected to increase during forecast period. This owing to new product launches by key players in the European market. For instance, in 2016, Klockner Pentaplast launched Pentapharm LiquiGuard, a new range of pharmaceutical blister films. The new film offers low leachability, high heat stability, odor & flavor retention, and one stage forming & packaging of hot-fill products. The product can be used in wide range of applications such as nutraceuticals, chewables, pharmaceuticals, unit dose liquids, veterinary, and formulations sensitive to flavor or odor loss packaging.

Key Players:-

Players operating in the global pharma blister packaging include Amcor Plc, Wonderpack group, Bilcare Limited, Sonoco Products Company, Honeywell International Inc., ACG Pharmapack Pvt. Ltd., West Rock Company, Constantia Flexibles GmbH, WINPAK LTD, Rohrer Corporation, Accupack, Nichrome Packaging Solutions, Nirmala Industries, etc.

Key Developments:-

In 2017, PCI Pharma Services acquired Millmount Healthcare, a pharmaceutical and healthcare contract packaging services provider. Millmount offers blister packaging, cold chain packaging, and bottling & tube filling services. The acquisition will help PCI Pharma Services to expand its market presence in the pharma blister packaging market.

In 2016, Constantia Flexibles launched 'Blister Eco', a pharmaceutical packaging lidding foil for low barrier products, in the U.S. market. The lidding foil offers superior barrier properties and excellent in-line and off-line printability.

Market Taxonomy:-

On the basis of material type, the global pharma blister packaging market is segmented into:

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Aluminum
  • Paper & Paper Board
  • Others (Cyclic Olefin Polymers, etc.)

On the basis of technology, the global pharma blister packaging market is segmented into:

  • Cold Forming
  • Thermoforming

On the basis of application, the global pharma blister packaging market is segmented into:

  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Drugs
  • Vials
  • Ampoules
  • Others (Syringes, etc.)

On the basis of region, the global pharma blister packaging market is segmented into:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East
    • GCC
    • Israel
    • Rest of Middle East
  • Africa
    • North Africa
    • Central Africa
    • South Africa

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

Data Triangulation Methodology | Coherent Market Insights

Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
  • Trade association, National and international media and trade press.
  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
  • Scientific journals, and other technical magazines and whitepapers.

Market Analysis | Coherent Market Insights

Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users