US demand for sterile medical packaging will rise 6.1 percent annually through 2012. Prefillable syringes and inhalers, and vials and ampuls will be the fastest growing segments based on their use in newly commercialized biotech drugs. Plastic resins will remain the fastest growing material in both volume and value demand.
This study analyzes the $4.8 billion US sterile medical packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product (e.g., prefillable syringes, vials and ampuls, thermoformed trays, sterile closures, pouches, prefillable inhalers, sterile bottles, sterilization wraps), material and application.
The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 48 industry players, including West Pharmaceutical Services, Kimberly-Clark and Becton Dickinson.