High Barrier Packaging Films For Pharmaceuticals Market

High Barrier Packaging Films for Pharmaceuticals Market: Increasing Preference for Unit Dosing and Smaller Pack Sizes to be Witnessed During the Forecast Period: Global Industry Analysis 2012 - 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017 - 2027

  • 2018-02-27
  • REP-GB-6402
  • 390 pages
 High Barrier Packaging Films For Pharmaceuticals Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the High Barrier Packaging Films For Pharmaceuticals Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the High Barrier Packaging Films For Pharmaceuticals market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global High Barrier Packaging Films For Pharmaceuticals market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Blisters to stay ahead of bags and pouches due to high adoption in the pharmaceuticals industry

High barrier films are widely used due to growing awareness about their properties. These properties include moisture barrier, gas barrier or oxygen barrier, odor barrier, and light barrier. The barrier films with thickness of more than 25µm are considered as high barrier films. The growing popularity of high barrier packaging films is helping the market increase its application among several end-use industries. Food industry is the largest end user, while the pharmaceuticals industry is the fastest growing. Growing importance of quality packaging of pharmaceuticals is the primary factor boosting market growth. In terms of application, high barrier packaging films includes bags & pouches and blisters. Blisters are the most preferred format of packaging for pharmaceuticals due to unit dosing feature and high protection from contamination of the primary product. Bags and pouches are largely used for packaging pharmaceutical powders or bulk medication.

Other packaging formats with high barrier films are still in the development stage and are more likely to be introduced in a few years. Among these applications, blisters lead the segment with a huge margin. The market for blisters is expected to reach a valuation of over US$ 400 Mn by the end of 2027, growing at a robust CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period. The growing demand for blisters is mainly contributed by the pharmaceuticals industry. Pharmaceuticals that need to be transported for long distances might be required to be stored for a longer period of time and require proper material for packaging to bear several stresses. Thus, high quality packaging materials such as high barrier materials with multilayer structure incorporating high strength base material are in demand. Various qualities of blister packs such as unit dosing packaging format and others has led to more than half of the solid drugs and pharmaceuticals packed into blisters packs.


Blisters used for pharmaceuticals packaging are expected to be infused with active packaging technology

Pharmaceutical products need to be protected from various environmental situations. The medication needs to be protected from UV rays, water vapour, oxygen, chemicals and harmful microbiological contamination. Typical plastic materials are generally preferred for pharmaceutical packaging due to low cost production of the packaging, but the barrier against moisture and gases is not effectively achieved. However, manufacturers have now come up with a new active packaging technology. It helps tackle the various environmental situations affecting the quality of the medication. The most common type of active technology packaging is antimicrobials incorporation in packaging materials. This prevents harmful bacterial growth by releasing antibacterial chemicals that aid in expanding the shelf life of the product. Active packaging technology is widely used on polymer materials such as Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polyamide (PA), and Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH).

The global market may witness a growth of alternate barrier material in some regions, which may replace high barrier packaging films

EVOH is considered to hold excellent barrier properties that aid in increasing the shelf life of pharmaceutical products. Yet, vendors are attracted towards alternative material such as Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) that have moderate barrier properties and also reduce the cost of flexible packaging.  Among PE, HDPE MVTR grades are known to have enhanced moisture barrier properties than LDPE. PE and PP have poor oxygen barrier properties, but can be combined (coaxed, blended, or laminated) with other materials to provide high Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate. Similarly, saponified EVA is also in use to produce barrier films.

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A new research presents all the necessary information that you need to know about the global high barrier packaging films for pharmaceuticals market. It is an initiative to analyze the global high barrier packaging films for pharmaceuticals market on the basis of key trends driving the market, factors boosting the growth of the market, restraints limiting product demand and subsequently revenue growth of the global market, and opportunities available to the key players operating in the global high barrier packaging films for pharmaceuticals market.

The report is structured in a way that it maintains a smooth flow and gives an understanding about every aspect likely to impact the market. The report starts with the basic definition of the market followed by a taxonomy of the global market. The market taxonomy bifurcates the market into various divisions that simplifies the market study and research. The report also includes a competitive landscape that gives a brief profile of all the major players of the global high barrier packaging films for pharmaceuticals market. This section can prove to be of great help to all the businesses currently operating in the global market and also to the new entrants to help in devising effective counter strategies in order to compete effectively in the global market.

Methodical segmentation of the global high barrier packaging films for pharmaceuticals market

Product Type

Material Type



  • Cold-formable Films

  • Coextruded Films

  • Thermo-formable Films

  • Aluminum

  • PVC/PVdC

  • Polypropylene

  • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH)

  • Polyamide (PA)

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

  • Polyethylene (PE)

  • Others (COC, PFTFE, etc.)

  • North America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • Latin America

  • APEJ

  • Japan

  • Middle East & Africa

  • Bags & Pouches

  • Blisters

Research Methodology

This report follows a systematic research methodology to arrive at the important qualitative and quantitative information pertaining to the global high barrier packaging films for pharmaceuticals market. The process of research begins with an in-depth primary and secondary analysis that helps in curating critical information such as global market size, segmental analysis and trends at a broader level and also helps in identifying key market players. After the main data is collected, to get a conclusion on different points, top industry leaders and analysts are interviewed who help in getting accurate information about the market and also give the right kind of authentic touch and feel to the research. All the information that is gathered in the report is then validated with the help of the triangulation method wherein primary and secondary research data and our independent analysis contributes to the final data. This data is also converted in the form of charts and graphs to make it easy to grasp and understand, at the same time making it more attractive to the readers. Data and information is presented in a logical and ready-to-use format so that it saves the time and labour of a lot of people who are looking to expand their business in this industry. The report gives readers a descriptive analysis of the different areas of the market that have the maximum potential, with a view to help them grow and succeed in this competitive market.

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