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Surgical Instruments Packaging Market Snapshot 2023 to 2033

The global surgical instruments packaging market is anticipated to witness a market value of US$ 24.5 billion in 2023 and is expected to harness a market value of US$ 44.8 billion by reflecting a CAGR of 6.2% in the forecast period 2023 to 2033. The market for Surgical instruments packaging market registered a CAGR of 4.9% in the historical period 2018 to 2022.

The factors such as rising aging population, increasing rate of chronic diseases, and recent breakthroughs in research and development activities in health-care units is expected to drive the demand for instrument packaging. Furthermore, increasing application of sterile packaging in the pharmaceutical and biological sector, reliability of medical and pharmaceutical sector, and surging demand of healthcare units in developed as well as developing countries are factors driving the growth of this market. Moreover, factors such as pre-validated packaging with peered analysis of packaged material along with growing concerns of sustainability in surgical instrument packaging is expected to create space for market expansion.

With the rising trend of expansion of sterile instruments, the market is expected to be driven by growing number of hospitals, presence of therapeutic equipment manufacturers, and diagnostic centers. Also, manufacturers of surgical packaging solutions are required to address these changes through continuous innovations in packaging designs with constantly changing end-user requirements and innovations in surgical instruments. Increasing demand for non-reactive, tamper-proof, and sterile packaged products is pushing the need for technological advancements in surgical instruments packaging market which is expected to propel market growth during the forecast period.

On the other hand, increasing spending on healthcare services, due to rise in health awareness is also boosting the surgical instruments packaging market growth. Based on region, North America is expected to dominate the surgical instruments packaging market because of the thriving industrial development and rising self-awareness in people in this region. Canada and United States are developed countries, with flourishing economies, aging population segments, and technologically advanced medical delivery systems. Still, the countries vary significantly in population size, healthcare spending, aggregate gross domestic product levels, and the structure of health insurance plans. Advanced primary medical community, wide-ranging medical and life science research activities, huge healthcare spending, and large pharmaceutical and medical supply and device industries, are driving the sales of surgical instruments packaging solutions in this region.

North America is expected to reflect CAGR 5.5% and is expected to account for 34% market share by end of the forecast period. The growth is attributed to robust medical sector and the presence of various entities catering to the healthcare sector. The United States holds a competitive edge in terms of instrumentation, technology, software development, and surging investments in research and development field, resulting in high production volumes of surgical instruments.

On the other hand, expected strong growth in the Canadian diagnostic product industry is anticipated to widen applications for parenteral vials and specialty multiple-well trays, thus supporting the market growth of surgical instruments packaging in this region.

Likewise, the growing environmental concerns are expected to stimulate the solution providers to innovate and develop biodegradable packaging solutions for medical devices in Europe. The European union-funded HyperBioCoat project developed and tested new biodegradable hybrid organic-inorganic coatings for use in food, cosmetics, and medical instruments packaging. The coating material based on biopolymers was taken from lignocellulosic biomass by combining them with the material class of bioORMOCERs. These bioORMOCER coatings are bio-based, biodegradable coatings developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research. Such innovations are further anticipated to fuel growth of surgical instrument packaging industry during the forecast period.

The market of surgical instrument packaging in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a fastest CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period due to rapid expansion in the healthcare sector in this region.

Data Points Key Statistics
Expected Market Value in 2023 US$ 24.5 billion
Projected Market Value in 2033 US$ 44.8 billion
Growth Rate (2023 to 2033) 6.2% CAGR

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How Competitive is the Market?

Recent developments in technology, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships within the companies involved in designing wax boxes are expected to create lucrative prospects for market growth during the forecast period.

  • In January 2021, to broaden and improve its healthcare services, Ashfield, a unit of UDG Healthcare plc, informed about the creation of three business divisions.
  • In April 2021, Amcor debuted its latest invention - the New AmSkyTM blister system, which has the power to change how sustainable medical packaging is.

Surgical instruments are tools or devices which are designed to perform specific functions in surgery such as cutting, grasping, clamping, retracting and suturing. In recent years, surgical instruments packaging market is becoming a lucrative business in the healthcare sector which enhanced notably in terms of profit-generating market.

Medical instruments play a very important role to check and provide accurate medical treatment to improve the health of diseased patients. If the surgical instruments are not adequately cleaned, then it can affect the patient’s health to a serious extent. Therefore, medical instruments must be free from contamination to take utmost care of the patient and that’s why the packaging of surgical instruments becomes a point of interest.

The surgical instruments are generally made up of stainless steel, tungsten carbide, aluminium, titanium and plastic and it is available in different types of packaging types are wraps, pouches and containers. According to the requirement, these types are available in different sizes and specifications.

The rising incidences of diseases such as cancer and increasing demand for hygiene are the factors which are primarily responsible for the expansion of surgical instruments packaging market. The packaging industries are providing innovative ways of packaging and motivating to invest in the respective research and development department which is also responsible to increase surgical instruments packaging market.

Surgical Instruments Packaging Market: Dynamics

The factors which drives the demand of surgical instrument packaging market are rise in chronic diseases, ageing population, recent advances in R & D division in health-care units, integrity of pharmaceuticals & medical sector, increasing application of sterile packaging in pharmaceutical and biological sector and increasing demand of healthcare units in developed as well as developing countries.

Other factors such as growing concerns on sustainability in medical packaging, pre-validated packaging with peered analysis of packaged material are also impacting the growth of surgical instruments packaging market.

On the other hand, sterilization before packaging, cleaning and storing the instruments when not in use, durability, strict regulations of government for the packaging, competition for low and high prices and lack of skilled professionals in remote areas are the restraining factors in surgical instruments packaging market.

Other factors such as population to healthcare unit ratio, medical negligence in remote areas are also hampering the surgical instruments packaging market.

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Surgical Instruments Packaging Market: Regional Outlook

Overall the geographical regions, North America dominates the surgical instruments packaging market and is anticipated to remain dominated over the years due to already flourished industrial development and self-awareness in people.

Asia-Pacific region is expected to emerge as a profitable business in surgical instruments packaging market due to rapid expansion in the healthcare sector. Followed by Asia-Pacific, Europe is also an emerging market to grow in surgical instruments packaging market.

As spending capacity in the healthcare sector is improving in developing countries, surgical instruments packaging market is anticipated to have a potential growth and shows significant increase for a profitable share in the market. In addition to this, Middle-East & Africa is also likely to experience increased consumer base and appreciable growth of the surgical instruments packaging market.

Surgical Instruments Packaging Market: Key Players

Some of the key players in surgical instruments packaging markets are 3M, Bemis Company, SHOTT AG, West Pharmaceutical Services, E. I. du Pont Nemours & Company, Gerresheimer AG, Steripack Contract manufacturing, Amcor Limited, Barger packaging Inc. and North American sterilization & packaging company.

The key players in The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macroeconomic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on surgical instruments packaging market segments and geographies.

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Regional Analysis Includes

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

Surgical Instruments Packaging Market: Segmentation

The surgical instruments packaging market is segmented based on materials, type and sterilization methods.

The surgical instruments packaging market is segmented based on material as:

  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Metal

The surgical instruments packaging market is segmented based on type as:

  • Thermoform trays
  • Bottles
  • Vials
  • Ampoules

The surgical instruments packaging market is segmented based on sterilization methods as:

  • Chemical
  • Radiation



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