The US is by far the largest market for consumer pesticides, and is expected to account for one-third of total growth in the $6.5 billion global consumer pesticide market through 2025, according to a new Freedonia Group study.

Associated Materials, a leading US manufacturer and distributor of vinyl windows, vinyl and aluminum siding, and other plastic building product, announced recently that it was being purchased by SVP Global, a private equity firm.

Among unit dose pharmaceutical packaging products, blister packaging will lead the global market in value terms based on solid oral dose applications, while prefillable syringes and parenteral vials will see the fastest growth.

Western Europe generates the most demand for vaccine packaging among global regions, reflecting the production activities of companies such as BioNTech, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, and Pfizer.

Glass vials will be among the most used types of vaccine packaging due to their low cost, strong barrier properties, and breadth of applications served.

Mature pharmaceutical markets will continue to drive unit dose packaging sales through 2025, finds a new Freedonia Group analysis.

Through 2022 and into 2023, the increasing availability and use of vaccines to combat COVID-19 will generate a significant spike in global demand for vaccine packaging.

Fresh (perishable) prepared foods will continue to be the fastest growing application for clamshell packaging through 2025.

Rising use of paper, bioplastics, molded fibers, and other higher value sustainable materials over traditional virgin plastics is projected to boost growth in the $1.3 billion US market for clamshell packaging in retail food applications through 2025.

A new Freedonia Group analysis predicts above average growth for the mature North American construction machinery market through 2025, as local economies (i.e., the US, Canada, and Mexico) continue to recover from economic losses incurred in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.