Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market

Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market: Screw Caps Segment to Dominate Owing to Features Such as Compatibility and Ease of Opening and Reclosing: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028

  • 2018-11-21
  • REP-GB-7750
  • 190 pages
  • PDF PPT EXCEL
 Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles 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.

Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market Analysis: Packer Bottles to Dominate the Market in Terms of Value during the Forecast Period

The global market for pharmaceutical plastic bottles is expected to be valued more than US$ 24.7 Bn by 2018. The pharmaceutical plastic bottles market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period, 2018-2027.

Pharmaceutical plastic bottles are rigid packaging solutions specifically used for packaging of solid as well as liquid pharmaceutical products. The use of well-characterized materials to manufacture pharmaceutical plastic bottles is the primary means of ensuring that the packaging solution is suited for its intended use. As in pharmaceutical packaging, the characteristics of materials have to be matched to the performance requirement of the packaged drug.  Plastics used for manufacturing pharmaceutical plastic bottles include polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polypropylene (PP).

The global pharmaceutical plastic bottles market has been segmented on the basis of bottle type, closure type, material type, and capacity. Various pharmaceutical plastic bottles are available to cater to multiple applications of the pharmaceutical packaging industry. Packer bottles hold the maximum market share in the global pharmaceutical plastic bottles market, which can be attributed to their usage in the packaging of solid as well as liquid drugs. Pharmaceutical plastic bottles can be designed for various capacities depending upon their application. Solid doses such as capsules and tablets require larger-sized pharmaceutical plastic bottles while injectable liquids use smaller pharmaceutical plastic bottles.

Emergence of Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles as an Alternative to Glass Bottles

Conventionally, glass bottles have been used for packaging pharmaceuticals. Manufacturers are substituting glass bottles with pharmaceutical plastic bottles as the latter provides the same benefits as glass bottles and are not prone to breakage. Pharmaceutical plastic bottles are an economical alternative. Hence, they are easier to procure. Also, pharmaceutical plastic bottles are light in weight and less bulky. This makes shipping and transit of pharmaceutical plastic bottles hassle free.

Attributes such as Convenience, Safety, and Security Resulting in Rising Demand for Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles

The rise in the usage of plastic bottles in pharmaceutical and healthcare industries can be majorly attributed to the convenience they offer in the delivery of liquid medicines, ease of use, and safety. Moreover, pharmaceutical plastic bottles when compared to metals are light in weight and less vulnerable to breakage. Most sensitive drugs are packaged with PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) pharmaceutical plastic bottles, which offer high strength, impact resistance, and barrier resistance against oxygen as well as moisture.

Key Developments in the Global Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market

  • U.S. Alcan Packaging, Inc. has developed a range of pharmaceutical plastic bottles, which consist of an implantable electronic identification code (RFID code). The code on the pharmaceutical plastic bottles help in obtaining product information such as manufacturer, production date, batch number, and more with a single swipe.

  • In 2016, Gerresheimer AG launched BioPack brand of pharmaceutical packaging products including pharmaceutical plastic bottles that are made of ethanol from sugarcane being converted into green polyethylene and has all the properties of conventional PE and PET. Gerresheimer‘s Biopack can be used for packaging liquid and solid pharmaceuticals. Made from sugarcane, pharmaceutical plastic bottles are a sustainable alternative to conventional PE and PET pharmaceutical plastic bottles.

  • DS Smith Plastics, the plastic division of DS Smith Group launched a new product line of extruded polypropylene (PP) packaging solutions dedicated to pharmaceutical applications. The company claims it consists of hygienic, fiber-free, and moisture-resistant packaging solutions such as pharmaceutical plastic bottles.

  • U.S. SABIC Innovative Plastics, Inc. developed a range of multi-extruded pharmaceutical plastic bottles, which consists of three layers of plastic materials of different composition. The outer layer consists of nylon material, which offers good impact resistance. The middle layer of these pharmaceutical plastic bottles consists of polyetherimide materials, while the innermost layer consists of polycarbonate (PC) material.

  • Ohio Weatherchem, a U.S.-based manufacturer that provides plastic packaging, has developed new plastic closures, which control the dispensing amount of liquids out of pharmaceutical plastic bottles.

By material type, HDPE bottles segment of pharmaceutical plastic bottles market was valued at more than US$ 8.6 Bn in the year 2017. The packer bottles segment is anticipated to be the most lucrative segment in the global pharmaceutical plastic bottles market and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

Detailed profiles of companies are also included in the pharmaceutical plastic bottles marketreport to evaluate their strategies, key product offerings, and SWOT analysis along with the recent developments. The key players in the global pharmaceutical plastic bottles market are Gerresheimer AG, Amcor Limited, Berry Global Group, Inc,AptarGroup, Inc., ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG, Alpha Packaging, Inc., RPC M&H Plastics Ltd., Graham Packaging Company Inc., Resilux NV, Drug Plastics & Glass Co., Inc., Pretium Packaging, LLC, Silgan Holdings Inc., O. Berk Company, LLC, Bormioli Pharma S.p.a., C.L.Smith Company, PACCOR International GmbH, Pro-Pac Packaging Group Pty Ltd, Comar LLC, and Weener Plastics Group BV.

Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles market report provides forecast and analysis of the pharmaceutical plastic bottles market at the global level. It provides pharmaceutical plastic bottles market historical data of 2013-2017 along with forecast for 2018 to 2027 in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (Mn Units). The pharmaceutical plastic bottles market report also includes an outlook on pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical packaging industry, rigid packaging industry, parenteral packaging industry and sterile packaging industry. Additionally, pharmaceutical plastic bottles market report includes drivers, restraints, and trends, of the global pharmaceutical plastic bottles market. The report comprises the study of opportunities for pharmaceutical plastic bottles manufacturers and also includes a detailed value chain analysis along with a profitability margin analysis.

In order to provide users of pharmaceutical plastic bottles market report a comprehensive view of the pharmaceutical plastic bottles market, we have included detailed competition analysis among global market leaders, global market structure, market share analysis, and company profiles with their SWOT analysis, product overview and company overview of pharmaceutical plastic bottles market players. The competition dashboard provides detailed comparison of pharmaceutical plastic bottles manufacturers on parameters such as product offerings, total revenue, target regions, and key strengths. The study encompasses pharmaceutical plastic bottles market attractiveness analysis by bottle type, closure type, material type, capacity, and region.

The report includes volume sales of pharmaceutical plastic bottles and the revenue generated from the sales of pharmaceutical plastic bottles globally, across all important regional economies. The global pharmaceutical plastic bottles market is segmented on the basis of bottle type into packer bottles, dropper bottles, liquid bottles and other bottles.

The pharmaceutical plastic bottles market numbers have been assessed based on sales and weighted average pricing of pharmaceutical plastic bottles by bottle type and then aggregate revenue is derived through country pricing trends. Pharmaceutical plastic bottles market value and forecast for each segment have been provided in the context of regional markets. The pharmaceutical plastic bottles market has been analyzed based on expected demand and current pharmaceutical plastic bottles market scenario. Pricing is considered by the calculation of revenue obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional pharmaceutical plastic bottles manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. All key end users of pharmaceutical plastic bottles have been considered on the basis of secondary sources and feedback from primary respondents has been taken into view. Country demand patterns have been considered while estimating the pharmaceutical plastic bottles market for various end uses in different regions across the globe. A top-down approach has been used to estimate the pharmaceutical plastic bottles market by country. Pharmaceutical plastic bottles market numbers for all the regions by bottle type, closure type, material type, capacity have been derived using the bottom-up approach, which is cumulative of each region’s demand. Company-level pharmaceutical plastic bottles market share has been derived on the basis of revenues reported by key manufacturers. The pharmaceutical plastic bottles market has been forecast based on constant currency rates.

A number of primary and secondary sources were consulted during the course of the study of pharmaceutical plastic bottles market. Secondary sources include Factiva, World Bank, Packaging Digest, Hoover’s, and the company’s annual reports and publications.

Detailed profiles of companies are also included in the pharmaceutical plastic bottles market report to evaluate their strategies, key product offerings, and recent developments. The key players in the global pharmaceutical plastic bottles market are Gerresheimer AG, Amcor Limited, Berry Global Group, Inc, AptarGroup, Inc., ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG, Alpha Packaging, Inc., RPC M&H Plastics Ltd., Graham Packaging Company Inc., Resilux NV, Drug Plastics & Glass Co., Inc., Pretium Packaging, LLC, Silgan Holdings Inc., O. Berk Company, LLC, Bormioli Pharma S.p.a., C.L.Smith Company, PACCOR International GmbH, Pro-Pac Packaging Group Pty Ltd, Comar LLC, and Weener Plastics Group BV  among others.

Key Segments Covered

  • By Bottle Type

    • Packer Bottles

    • Dropper Bottles

    • Liquid Bottles

    • Other Bottles

  • By Closure Type

    • Screw Cap

    • Crown Cap

    • Friction Fit

    • Other Closures

  • By Material Type

    • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)

    • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)

    • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

    • Polypropylene (PP)

    • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

  • By Capacity

    • Less than 10 ml

    • 10 – 30 ml

    • 31 – 50 ml

    • 51 – 100 ml

    • 100 ml & Above

  • By Region

    • North America

      • US

      • Canada

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Rest of Latin America

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • France

      • UK

      • Spain

      • Rest of Europe

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

      • GCC Countries

      • South Africa

      • North Africa

      • Rest of MEA

    • Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)

      • China

      • India

      • Malaysia

      • Singapore

      • Australia

      • Rest of APEJ

    • Japan

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