The pharmaceutical packaging market: current trends and growth opportunities

28 Marzo 21

According to estimates provided by data science company IQVIA, by 2022 global expenditure on pharmaceuticals will have risen to 1,430 billion, compared to 658 billion spent in 2006. Several factors are influencing this: urbanisation processes and a wider spread of chronic diseases, an ageing population and greater attention to health. Growing consumer demand has led to the emergence of new requirements over time in terms of product quality and efficacy. These requirements have prompted the pharmaceutical industry to invest in research and the production chain, but also to adopt innovative solutions for pharmaceutical packaging.

Medicines, especially highly effective ones, require constant attention at all stages of processing. In order to guarantee the correct dosage, avoid possible contamination, ensure the integrity of the product during transport and storage, and allow traceability in order to prevent counterfeiting, it is important to choose the latest generation of machinery for primary and secondary packaging, capable of ensuring high quality standards and protecting consumer health.

Pharmaceutical packaging in Europe and South America: market segmentation

According to the research study “Pharmaceutical Processing and Packaging Equipment Market 2021”, by US-based A2Z Market Research, the pharmaceutical packaging market will register an increasing CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2021 and 2027. The survey offers a detailed analysis of the size and segmentation of the European and South American markets, to understand the current performance of some leading companies in the sector, including Tecnomaco, and future growth strategies.

Taking into account the type of product, the market has been divided into three segments:

  • primary packaging equipment (aseptic filling and sealing; bottle filling and capping; semi-solid blister packaging; soft tube filling and sealing)
  • secondary packaging equipment (case packing; enveloping; wrapping; other)
  • labelling and serialisation equipment.

Based on the type of packaging, the following breakdown was made:

  • liquid packaging machines
  • solid packaging machines
  • semi-solid packaging machines.

On a geographical basis, the survey analysed the main companies operating in Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain and the rest of Europe) and South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the rest of South America). The industry supply chain and market size, in terms of value, were determined through primary (direct interaction with company contact persons) and secondary research processes (annual reports, press releases, academic articles, authoritative websites, certified publications, etc.).

Tecnomaco: advanced solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

Tecnomaco operates on a global scale, designing and exporting machines and integrated lines for primary and secondary pharmaceutical packaging to 75 countries:

  • solutions for solids (counting machines, blister machines, printers for blister aluminium, dosing machines for powders, capping machines);
  • solutions for liquids (filling and capping machines);
  • secondary packaging solutions (labelling machines, cartoners, dynamic scales, shrinkwrappers, case packers).

These technologies, which can be customised according to the customer’s needs and are manufactured according to GMP standards, guarantee maximum reliability and total precision, allowing the quality, safety and efficacy of the product to be maintained unaltered, as well as guaranteeing traceability and ensuring correct information for the consumer.