Packaging Forecasts & Trends


  • Deregulation, market growth, convenient and safe delivery systems will help to increase disposable packaging.

  • Based on its adaptability to unit-dose, blister packs will generate strong global growth, which is currently experiencing annual growth of 6%.

  • The world market for pharmaceutical caps and closures is expected to increase by 3%, driven by child resistant and tamper evident closure requirements.

  • The current global market worth US$21 billion for pharmaceutical packaging will grow by nearly a third between 2004 and 2011.

  • Pharmaceutical closures and accessories are predicted to grow 5.1% per annum to $9.5 billion in 2009.

  • The fastest growth will come from child-resistant, senior friendly and dispensing closures, compliance-enhanced prescription containers, high-visibility labels and tamper-evident accessories.

  • The United States will remain as the largest consumer of pharmaceutical packaging.




Projected Annual Growth Rate of ~4%







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