Disposable Specimen Container Market Overview
The global disposable specimen container market is expected to increase at a growth rate of around 5.5% to 6.5% during the forecast period. Improving technologies and innovations by emphasizing research & development activities are acting as a boon towards the growth of the disposable specimen container market.
Global Disposable Specimen Container Market: Market Outlook
A disposable specimen container is a type of cup or a vial that is used to hold the biological specimen while the process of collection of the biological sample during the lab testing.
These containers are made up of High-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), or co-polymer of polypropylene (COPP), and related materials which provide product with a good impact strength and resistance to the higher temperature range.
These physical properties of the disposable specimen container prevent the biological sample or specimen from changing their biological properties and also from preventing the loss by avoiding the spilling or dissipation of the biological specimen.
They are inert and their excellent physical properties prevent the container from the attack of formaldehyde or weak acids or bases. These containers are also resistant to freezing and boiling and easy to store.
What are the Key Trends Impacting Growth of the Disposable Specimen Container Market?
When compared with the traditional specimen container, disposable specimen container offers many advantages in terms of, increased shelf life owing to the enhanced properties of the raw material, sturdiness and re-usability, and resistance to freezing, etc.
The plastics used while the manufacturing of the disposable specimen container is very light-weight in nature, easy to carry, and easy to dispose of which leads to less pollution and thereby decrease in the carbon footprint. The enhanced container properties along with the sustainability factor are setting a trend for the growth of the disposable specimen container market.
How is the Demand for Disposable Specimen Container Increasing as compared to the Traditional Specimen Container?
Increasing consumer shift towards sustainable and recyclable products owing to the increasing environmental concerns like pollution, landfills, etc. is pushing manufacturers to manufacture disposable or recyclable products. Disposable specimen containers eliminate the reprocessing process of the container which ultimately results in a reduction in waste generation and pollution.
Also, the materials such as polypropylene, etc. which are used in the manufacturing of the disposable specimen container can easily disposable and recyclable. Also, the raw materials in the manufacturing of the disposable specimen container offer high flexural strength and excellent chemical resistance over the wide range of acids and alkalis.
What are the Key Challenges that may Restrain the Growth of the Disposable Specimen Container Market?
Sourcing disposable and recycled plastics can be a challenging task for the manufacturer. Also, the production of the disposable specimen container market requires technical knowledge about the product and up-to-date technological facilities with the updated manufacturing equipment.
The high price of the disposable specimen container can be a challenging factor that can restrict the market growth.
The following global key players such as
- Cardinal Health
- VWR International LLC
- Scientific Equipment Company
- Integrity Products Inc.
- Dynalab Corp.
- FL Medical s.r.l.
- Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc.
- Dynarex Corporation
- Medline Industries Inc.
- BMP Medical
- Kartell S.p. A.
Key Asian players manufacturing disposable specimen containers are
- Alchem Diagnostics
- Jiangsu Kangjian Medical Apparatus
- Sejal Plastics
- Zhejiang Guangdong Medical Technology Co.Ltd.
- Sterimed Medical Devices Pvt. Ltd.
- Advin Health Care
- MK Plast.
What are the Key Growth Strategies Adopted By Disposable Specimen Container Producers?
The manufacturers involved in the manufacturing of disposable specimen containers are involved in the development and innovations in the product characteristics while making it resistant to the changing weather.
- In July 2017, BMP Medical launched a disposable polyethylene urine specimen collection container which is easy-to-read graduations, convenient to carry, and amber-coloured for the UV protection to the specimen or sample. Also, the plastic cap is extra thick providing no leakage to the container.
Why is the U.S. a Big Market for Disposable Specimen Container Market?
The majority of the key players manufacturing disposable specimen containers have their presence in the U.S. which is the key factor driving the growth of the disposable specimen container market.
Adding to this, also the changing technologies and the innovations by emphasizing research & development activities are acting as a boon towards the growth of the disposable specimen container market. The increasing facilities for plastic recycling plants are also the growth factor adding demand to the market.
The huge presence of pharmaceutical manufacturing companies is also the factor boosting the demand for the disposable specimen container market.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Disposable Specimen Container Market?
The COVID-19 pandemic has positively affected the disposable specimen container owing to the coronavirus pandemic wherein the corona specimen and swab testing was at the peak which enhanced the consumption thereby the production of disposable specimen container market.
Also, the continuously increased requirement of the disposable specimen containers by laboratories and hospitals boosted the disposable specimen containers market.
Key Segments of Disposable Specimen Container Market Covered in the Report
Based on Raw Material Type:
- High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
- Others (co-polymers, etc.)
Based on Product Type:
Based on Material Type:
- Up to 10 ml
- 10 to 30 ml
- 30 to 50 ml
- Above 50 ml
Based on the Application:
- Others (serum, tissue, etc.)
Based on the Region:
- North America
- Latin America
- South Asia
- East Asia
- Middle East & Africa