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Pharmaceutical Packaging Market to Reach $153.93 Bn by 2027; Enormous Investments in the Production of Generic Drugs to Augment Growth

March 04, 2021 | Chemicals & Materials

The global pharmaceutical packaging market size is expected to reach USD 153.93 billion by 2027. The surging geriatric population coupled with the rising prevalence of diabetes and asthma will facilitate the healthy growth of the market, mentioned in a report, titled “Pharmaceutical Packaging Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Material (Plastics, Glass, Metal, Paper & Paperboard,), By Product (Plastic Bottles, Caps & Closures, Pre-Fillable Inhalers, Pre-Fillable Syringes, Vials & Ampoules, Blister Packs, Bags & Pouches, Jars & Canisters, Cartridges,), By Packaging Type (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary), By Drug Delivery Mode, and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The market size stood at USD 90.23 billion in 2019 and is expected to exhibiting a CAGR of 6.4% between 2020 and 2027.

Introduction of Active Packaging Solution by Aptar CSP Technologies to Foster Growth

Aptar CSP Technologies, a major leader in material science and active packaging solutions announced the introduction of the first-of-its-kind combination oxygen scavenging and moisture adsorption active packaging solution. The trailblazing blazing technology leverages the company’s patented 3-phase Activ-Polymer™ platform within its Activ-Film™ product configuration. The new combined technology is built on the recent U.S. FDA approval of an HIV prevention medication that is likely to launch in Q1 2020 that applies the company’s Activ-Blister™ packaging solution to offer moisture adsorption and drug product stability. Moreover, the company has also integrated oxygen scavenging and moisture adsorption capability to the Activ-Film™ product intending to deliver a fully-integrated solution for drug products that are sensitive to both moisture and oxidation. The launch of new solutions will have a tremendous impact on the market owing to its superior packaging configurations.

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Acceptance of Generic Drugs to Spur Remunerative Opportunities

The growing adoption of generic drugs in developing countries owing to its cost-effectiveness will aid the expansion of the market. Generic medicines are pharmaceutical drugs that contain the same chemical ingredients, same dosage, intended use, and route of administration as the original drug, however generic drugs are affordable. The heavy investments in the manufacturing of generic drugs by prominent companies will contribute significantly to the market. Pharmaceutical packaging plays an important role in the manufacturing process of generic drugs to efficiently pack and protect drugs during its storage and transportation. Therefore, the increasing demand for all-purpose medicines will favor the growth of the market.

Strategies Implemented by Companies to Retain Standpoint

The main companies in the market are focused on investing heavily in research and development for the development of advanced pharmaceutical packaging solutions and technologies. Key players are dedicated to a diversified product portfolio, superior operational efficiency, and safe & novel technology development for pharmaceutical packaging applications to establish their position in the market. Moreover, the companies are also adopting expansion strategies, product development, partnerships, and acquisitions to enhance regional presence and product portfolio.

The Report Lists the Main Companies in the Pharmaceutical Packaging Market:

  • Amcor Plc (Switzerland)

  • Gerresheimer AG (Germany)

  • Origin Pharma Packaging (UK)

  • Nelipak Healthcare (Alberta)

  • Pharma Packaging Solutions (TN)

  • SCHOTT AG (Germany)

  • Becton Dickinson & Company (US)

  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (US)

  • WestRock (US)

  • AptarGroup, Inc. (US)

  • Berry Global, Inc (US)

  • NIPRO (Japan)

  • Carcano Antonio S.p.A. (Italy)

  • SABIC (Saudi Arabia)

  • Lonza Group AG (Switzerland)

  • ALPLA-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG (Austria)

  • Constantia Flexibles (Austria)

  • CCL Industries Inc. (Canada)

  • Frank Noe Egypt Ltd (Egypt)

  • Gaplast Gmbh (Altenau)

  • Others

Further Report Findings:

  • Regional Analysis: The market in North America is expected to hold the largest in the global market during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the booming pharmaceutical packaging industry in Germany, the UK, and Italy. The growing demand for plastic bottles & containers, vials & ampoules, and pre-fillable syringes will propel growth in the region.

  • Leading Segment: Primary packaging is expected to account for the lion’s share in the global market during the forecast period. Plastic bottles, caps & closures, blister packs, pre-fillable inhalers, pouches, and medication tubes are some of the packaging products included in this packaging type.

The global market is segmented into:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Billion)

By Material


  • Plastic

  • Glass

  • Metals

  • Paper & Paperboard

  • Others

By Product Type


  • Plastic Bottles

  • Caps & Closures

  • Pre-Fillable Inhalers

  • Pre-Fillable Syringes

  • Vials & Ampoules

  • Blister Packs

  • Bags & Pouches

  • Jars & Canisters

  • Cartridges

  • Others

By Drug Delivery Mode


  • Oral Drug Delivery Packaging

  • Injectable Packaging

  • Topical Drug Delivery Packaging

  • Pulmonary Drug Delivery Packaging

  • Transdermal Drug Delivery Packaging

  • Ocular Drug Delivery Packaging

  • Nasal Drug Delivery Packaging

  • Others

By Packaging Type


  • Primary

  • Secondary

  • Tertiary

By Geography


  • North America

    • By Material

    • By Product Type

    • By Drug Delivery Mode

    • By Packaging Type

    • By Country

      • The U.S.

      • Mexico

      • Canada

  • Europe

    • By Material

    • By Product Type

    • By Drug Delivery Mode

    • By Packaging Type

    • By Country

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Switzerland

      • Russia

      • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Material

    • By Product Type

    • By Drug Delivery Mode

    • By Packaging Type

    • By Country

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Southeast Asia

      • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Latin America

    • By Material

    • By Product Type

    • By Drug Delivery Mode

    • By Packaging Type

    • By Country

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

      • Rest of Latin America

  • Middle East & Africa

    • By Material

    • By Product Type

    • By Drug Delivery Mode

    • By Packaging Type

    • By Country

      • GCC

      • Egypt

      • South Africa

      • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Pharmaceutical Packaging Market
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