Self-Seal Pouches Market: Overview
Self-Seal Pouches are widely used in chemical, medical and pharmaceutical industry for packaging different kinds of material. Self-seal pouches provide a self-contained method of sterile packaging for instruments without the use of heat seal equipment. Self-seal pouches offer a combination of high strength and good barrier properties with a soft texture. Self-seal pouches feature the innovative and convenient chemical indicator for peeling off the strip. Self-seal pouches also feature a self-adhesive strip. By removing the backing strip and folding it over an integral seal is created that would withstand sterilization. There are two kinds of seals available in self-seal pouches. Regular self-seal pouches feature self-adhesive closure and provides pre-folding ease for closing the pouches correctly. Self-seal pouches with inbuilt indicator strip features an indicator printed tape liner which is used as an internal indicator. Before sealing the self-seal pouches it is required to remove all the air present inside to prevent rupturing in sterilization. The double sided tape on the self-seal pouches allows the closing of pouches without using the welding machine. Self-seal pouches also feature indicator imprints for steam and EtO which are subjected to the same conditions as of the packaged product. The multiline parallel seams are extremely strong, durable and promote a clean peel.
Self-Seal Pouches Market: Dynamics
The global demand for pouches is projected to rise 6.2% annually through 2018. Self-seal pouches market will be driven by the consumer and producer preference for pouches over rigid packaging. The adoption of pouches with high features in the developed markets such as the US, Canada, Europe and Japan will help fuel the market of self-seal pouches. Self-seal pouches offer a great barrier and have high strength properties. When the self-seal pouches are kept in the original packaging, no special conditions are required. Once the pouches are removed from the packaging they are to be stored at a temperature of 18-25°C and humidity 40-60%. Self-seal pouches should be stored in closed cabinets protected from U-V light sources. The indicator strip present on the self-seal pouches is sensitive to U-V light and may change color over time, if not stored properly. Thumb notches are present on the self-seal pouch for the ease of loading and opening under sterile conditions. Properties such as high strength, puncture resistance, water proof and smooth texture will drive the growth of the self-seal pouches market during the forecast period. Self-seal pouches contain two kind of indicators; Class 1 and Class 2. Class 1 indicators indicate that the unit has been exposed to the sterilization process but proper sterilization has not been achieved. Traditional self-seal pouches only provide a class 1 indicator. Class 4 indicators are designed to react with two or more sterilization process parameter which is why class4 indicators provide highest sterility. China and other developing countries where rising disposable income coupled with expanding production of packaged medical goods will promote higher demand for pouches.
Self-Seal Pouches Market: Regional Outlook
Developed regions such as North America and Europe are leading the market, followed by Asia-Pacific. Asia-Pacific region is expected to show the largest gains in the self-seal pouch demand in the coming years. The adoption of sterile packaging in Asia-Pacific region is expected to fuel the growth of self-seal pouch market. Rapid increases in the output of packaged pharmaceuticals, chemicals and medical instruments with greater convenience for sterilization will support gains in self-seal pouch demand. Gains in other industrializing regions such as, Eastern Europe and Middle East and Africa will be faster than those expected in North America and Western Europe.
Self-Seal Pouches Market: Key Players
Some of the key players in the global self-seal pouches market are –
- Wipak Oy
- Crosstex International, Inc.
- Getinge Group
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Self-Seal Pouches Market: Segmentation
Self-seal pouches market is segmented on the basis of material:
- LDPE (Light density Polyethylene)
- PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)
Self-seal pouches market is segmented on the basis of size (mm):
- Less than 60 mm * 100 mm
- 60 mm*100 mm – 135 mm*255mm
- 135 mm*255mm – 300 mm*440mm
- Above 300 mm*440mm
Self-seal pouches market is segmented on the basis of indicator tint:
- Blue Tint
- Green Tint
Self-seal pouches market is segmented on the basis of indicator type:
- Class one ( indicates only one parameter)
- Class four (indicates multi-parameter )
Self-seal pouches market is segmented on the basis of end use:
- Chemical Industry
- Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
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