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Plastics Market in Healthcare Packaging Research Report Now Available at

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 03, 2013

This study covers many of the most important economic, technological, regulatory and environmental considerations in markets for the use of plastics to package healthcare products. This report is a global study of activities within the healthcare packaging market. All market volume figures are rounded to the nearest million pounds. Growth rates are all compounded signified as compounded average annual growth rates or CAGRs. Growth rates are rounded to two significant figures such that 5.25% is recorded as 5.3%.

This report provides an overview of the market for plastics in the packaging of healthcare products, segmented by pharmaceutical and medical packaging. It has the Analysis of market trends with data from 2012, estimates for 2013 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018. The report also has coverage of the most important economic, technological, regulatory, and environmental considerations in U.S. markets for the use of plastics to package healthcare products ( The research covers examination of the industry structure and identification of the types of plastics used in healthcare packaging and the projected volumes for each.

Plastics for Healthcare Packaging Company Profiles include Alcan Packaging, Almac Group, Amcor Flexibles, Amerisource Bergen Corporation, Andersonbrecon, Aphena Pharma Solutions, Beacon Converters, Inc., Bilcare Research, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Constantia Flexibles, Cryopak, Klockner Pentaplast, Mckesson Rxpak, Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging, Perfecseal, Perlen Packaging Llc, Plastic Ingenuity, Prent Corporation, Printpak Medical, Rexam Plc, Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc., Sealed Air Corporation, Tekni-Films, Inc., United Drug Plc, Vetter Pharma International, Winpak Heat Seal Packaging.

Some relatively minor resin materials and applications are grouped together in a miscellaneous category but are specifically noted. There are also a wide variety of terms used almost interchangeably, which often makes it difficult to specifically segment several products used in healthcare packaging because, in many cases, they are multifunctional such as:

  •     Trays vs. kits.
  •     Pouches vs. bags.
  •     Closures vs. caps.
  •     Containers vs. bottles.
  •     Closures vs. lidding.

A final point is that there are often times when there is a need to review some preliminary but important background details in the detailed pharmaceutical and medical sections for those readers who purchase certain sections of the report rather than the complete report.

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Reasons for Doing
The objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive reference for those interested and/or involved in the use of plastics for packaging healthcare products. This is a very large and varied group of firms in the pharmaceutical, medical and plastics industries. Healthcare plastics find increased use each year in applications in healthcare packaging. In these changing times, with emphasis on healthcare cost control, plastics are increasing their penetration in packaging. This study covers these changes and provides analyses and forecasts for use of a wide array of plastics used in this market.

Goals and Objectives
The objective of this report is to discuss, analyze and forecast markets for usage of major plastics used in packaging healthcare products segmented by pharmaceutical and medical packaging. Pharmaceutical products are defined as drugs in dosage forms purchased and consumed by individual patients, and are either prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner or are drugs that do not require a prescription and are purchased by individuals “over the counter” (OTC). These products are usually packaged in containers, blister packs, bags/pouches, etc. Medical products are those used by medical practitioners in hospitals, clinics, home healthcare operations, etc. Examples are syringes, blood and intravenous solution bags, diagnostic kits, tubing, trays and other similar items.

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