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Carded Blister Packaging Snapshot (2022 to 2032)

According to Future Market Insights research, during the projected period, the global carded blister packaging market is set to enjoy a market valuation of US$ 7.4 Billion in 2022, and register a CAGR of 6.2% to reach US$ 13.6 Billion by 2032. The carded blister packaging market revenues are projected to bolster with the top 5 players expected to hold 15-20% of the global carded blister packaging market by the end of 2022.

The newly released data from carded blister packaging market analysis showcase that sales of the overall thermoforming technology segment under technology are projected to expand 1.8x the current market value during 2022 to 2032 and is projected to hold around 4/5 portion of the market by the end of 2032.

Attributes Details
Market Size 2022 US$ 7.4 Billion
Market Size 2032 US$ 13.6 Billion
Value CAGR (2022 to 2032) 6.2%
Collective Value Share: Top 5 Companies (2022E) 15-20%

The global carded blister packaging market accounts for around 55-60% of the global blister packaging market worth US$ 12.4 Billion, in 2021.

According to the FMI analysis, the carded blister packaging market reached US$ 7.0 Billion in 2021. The global carded blister packaging market is anticipated to reach US$ 13.6 Billion by the end of 2032, registering at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2032. The demand for carded blister packaging in the healthcare segment by end use is projected to bolster with the top 3 countries holding 25-30% of the global carded blister packaging market by the end of 2022.

The carded blister packaging demand is projected to bolster by the increasing preference for unit doses and small-size packs in the healthcare industry. A new forecast by FMI analysis estimates that carded blister packaging sales will propel during the foreseeable period and is anticipated to create a growth opportunity of US$ 6.5 Billion.

The surge in demand for a rigid packaging solution offering product visibility in various end-use industries is projected to augment the sales of carded blister packaging. The carded blister packaging market is anticipated to expand 1.9x the current market value from 2022 to 2032.

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Historic Market Outlook for Carded Blister Packaging

The global carded blister packaging market witnessed a growth rate of 5.4% from 2012 to 2021 and reached US$ 7.0 Billion in 2021.

Carded blister packaging was first utilized in healthcare serving the purpose of primary packaging. With the advancement in technology, carded blister packaging is extensively being employed in all other end-use segments such as homecare, cosmetics & personal care, electrical & electronics, food, and others.

There are generally two types of carded blister packaging being utilized, one in which the cavity is made from clear thermoformed plastic and the other one in which the foil is present as an essential component and the cavity is created by cold stretching.

Healthcare accounts for a major share in the global carded blister packaging market, the packaging has been specially designed for healthcare to enable the patients to check whether the prescribed dosage has been taken or not. Easy portability and convenience as compared to conventional packages are also one of the prime reasons behind the growth of the carded blister packaging market.

Moreover, carded blister packaging offers added security as the product packed in carded blister packaging is pre-formed and sealed. This makes it easy for the end users to identify whether the product is opened or damaged. The carded blister packaging also works as a display packaging solution offering requirement information along with product visibility. Overall, the global carded blister packaging market is anticipated to expand during the forecast period gaining traction in various end-use industries.

How the Growing Preferences for Unit Dose and Small Pack Sizes in Healthcare Industry Bolsters the Sales of Carded Blister Packaging?

In the healthcare industry, carded blister packaging is predominantly used for sealing, air-tight packing, and storing medicines and other small healthcare equipment. Most consumers prefer a single serving of medicines instead of using large-sized containers and worrying about contamination or product spoilage. Carded blister packaging ensures maximum protection of the inside product against several environmental factors and increases product shelf life.

Numerous benefits provided by unit dosing over bulk-packed and sealed products have led packaging manufacturers offering pharmaceutical products to pack the majority of their drugs in small pack sizes. Rising preference for such small sizes and unit dose packaging formats, including blister packs in the global pharmaceutical industry, is anticipated to fuel the market growth during the forecast period.

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Category-wise Insights

Which Technology Holds the Major Portion of the Global Carded Blister Packaging?

By technology, the thermoforming technology segment holds the major portion of the global carded blister packaging market which is estimated to account for 80% of the global market. The benefits offered by thermoforming technology such as faster production speed and cost-effectiveness gains traction among the end-users.

Which End-Use Segment Generates Hefty Demand for the Carded Blister Packaging?

The healthcare segment by end use is projected to generate hefty demand for carded blister packaging during the forecast period. The healthcare segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period. The increasing export of pharma products such as tablets directly affects the sales of carded blister packaging.

Country-wise insights

How does Germany Fuel the Demand for Carded Blister Packaging?

Germany is estimated to account for 22% of the European carded blister packaging market by the end of 2022. The carded blister packaging is preferred in the electrical & electronic industry to provide security to the product along with product visibility. The expanding consumer electronics industry in Germany fuels the demand for carded blister packaging. According to the German Electro and Digital Industry Association (ZVEI), the German consumer electronic industry achieved a market volume of US$ 7 Billion in 2021. Thus, the consumer electronics industry in Germany is the major factor fuelling the demand for carded blister packaging.

How will India Create a Growth Opportunity for the Carded Blister Packaging Market?

The Indian carded blister packaging market is estimated to grow 1.7 times the current market value from 2022 to 2032. The pharmaceutical industry in India is expanding at a faster pace. According to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, over the next decade, India’s domestic pharmaceutical market is expected to grow 3 times. This is estimated to create a growth opportunity for the carded blister packaging market.

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Competitive Landscape

The players engaged in manufacturing carded blister packaging are trying to focus on expanding their presence, product portfolio, capacity, and resources to meet the growing demand for packaging in various regions. The key players are adopting merger/acquisition and expansion strategies. Some of the latest developments are as follows -

  • In August 2021, Klöckner Pentaplast Group has made public that it has launched a new recyclable PET blister film named kpNext which is completely compatible with pharmaceutical manufacturing form, fill, and seal equipment.
  • In April 2021, Amcor plc developed recyclable healthcare packaging. It launched blister packaging by eliminating PVC material.

Scope of the Report

Attribute Details
Growth Rate CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2032
Base Year for Estimation 2021
Historical Data 2012 to 2020
Forecast Period 2022 to 2032
Quantitative Units Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Units, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Volume Forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Trends, and Pricing Analysis
Segments Covered Material, Technology, End Use, Region
Regions Covered North America; Latin America; Europe; East Asia; South Asia; Middle East and Africa (MEA); Oceania
Key Countries Covered USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, GCC countries, Australia
Key Companies Profiled Amcor plc; Klöckner Pentaplast Group; Sonoco Products Company; Honeywell International, Inc.; WestRock Company; Constantia Flexibles Group; Display Pack, Inc.; Tekni-Plex; R-Pharm Germany GmbH; Australian Blister Sealing (ABS); Northpack Plastics; Rohrer Corporation
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Carded Blister Packaging by Category

By Material, Carded Blister Packaging is Segmented as:

  • Plastic
  • Paperboard
  • Metal

By Technology, Carded Blister Packaging is Segmented as:

  • Cold Forming Technology
  • Thermoforming Technology

By End Use, Carded Blister Packaging is Segmented as:

  • Healthcare
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Food
  • Homecare
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Other Consumer Goods

By Region, Carded Blister Packaging is Segmented as:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  • Oceania

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the value of the carded blister packaging market in 2021?

The global carded blister packaging market reached US$ 7.0 Billion in 2021.

What was the historic growth rate for the global carded blister packaging market?

The carded blister packaging market expanded at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2012 to 2021.

What will the value of the global carded blister packaging market by the end of 2032?

By 2032, the global carded blister packaging market is projected to reach US$ 13.6 Billion.

At what rate is the global carded blister packaging market anticipated to grow?

From 2022 to 2032, the global carded blister packaging market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.2%.

What is the future growth outlook for the global carded blister packaging market?

The carded blister packaging market is estimated to grow 1.9 times the current market value during the forecast period.

Which technology segment is expected to lead the global carded blister packaging market during the forecast period?

During the forecast period, the thermoforming technology segment by the technology is likely to be the fastest-growing segment in the global carded blister packaging market.

What drives the demand for the carded blister packaging?

The increasing demand for safe & secure packaging is increasing the demand for carded blister packaging.

Which are the key players operating in the global carded blister packaging market?

Amcor plc, Klöckner Pentaplast Group, Sonoco Products Company, WestRock Company, and Constantia Flexibles Group are the key players operating in the global carded blister packaging market.

At what rate is the India carded blister packaging market projected to grow?

As per the FMI analysis, the Indian carded blister packaging market is projected to expand at 1.7 times the current market value from 2022 to 2032.

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