US sterile medical packaging demand will grow six percent annually through 2010. Pharmaceutical and biological uses will lead growth as new injectable and inhalation therapies boost demand for functional containers (e.g., prefillable inhalers/syringes). Pouches will remain the leading container for medium- to large-sized devices and supplies
This study analyzes the $3.3 billion US sterile medical packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product (e.g., thermoformed trays, sterile pouches, prefillable syringes, vials, IV containers, sterile blister packs and clamshells, sterile bags, sterile plastic bottles); by application (e.g., drugs, medical supplies and devices, diagnostic products); and by material.
The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 major players including Cardinal Health, Kimberly-Clark, Ahlstrom, Becton Dickinson, West Pharmaceutical Services, Alcan Packaging, Perfecseal (Bemis), Kimble (Gerresheimer), Amcor and Owens-Illinois.