The US market for sterile medical packaging will grow 5.2 percent annually through 2006. Gains will be driven by an aging populace, more rigorous infection control standards and the convenience of sterile packaging formats. Value-added products such as custom surgical trays, prefillable syringes and plastic bottles will offer the best opportunities.
This study analyzes the $1.4 billion US sterile packaging industry. It presents historical data (1992, 1996, 2001) and forecasts to 2006 and 2011 by sterile packaging product (e.g., thermoformed trays, pouches, prefillable syringes, plastic IV containers, vials, plastic bottles, bags, blister packs and clamshells, ampuls); by market and by material.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 38 companies including Perfecseal, Rexam, Abbott Laboratories, Schott, Maxxim Medical, and Kenpack.