Sterilization pouches are the packaging pouches used to sterilize the medical devices and instruments by steam or Ethylene Oxide (ETO) and free from bacteria and facilitate aseptic presentation of the object. The sterilization pouches are well designed to provide the effective sterilization, safe handling and storage of all medical devices and instruments until the moment they used for respective purposes. The increasing consumption of sterilization pouches as the growing demand from healthcare industry plays a crucial role in the growth over the forecast period. The sterilization pouches are available in various shapes and sizes and styles such as heat-sealing and self-sealing styles to meet the needs of healthcare and other industries.
The global sterilization pouches market has expected to grow at a significant CAGR as demand of the one of the major ultimate end use market (healthcare industry) is anticipated to grow over the forecast period. The sterilization pouches provides the outstanding resistance to microbial penetration over the conventional medical grade papers which boost the demand of the sterilization pouches. The demand of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) sterilization pouches is rising as they are extremely stable when exposed to sterilant gases and high energy sterilization processes, which drives the global sterilization pouches market. The superior tear strength as well as puncture resistance quality is also supporting the global sterilization pouches market in higher penetration.
However, the price of the sterilization pouches is comparatively high as compared to conventional medical grade papers, which may hamper the demand of the sterilization pouches as well as the growth of the global sterilization pouches over the forecast period.
The global sterilization pouches market is segmented on the basis of the product type, by sterilization method, by usability, by application and geographical region.
Based on the product type, the global sterilization pouches market is segmented into:
- Self - sealing sterilization pouches
- Heat - sealing sterilization pouches
- Paper and Tyvek sterilization pouches
- Multiple inner pouches
Based on the sterilization method, the global sterilization pouches market is segmented into:
- Ethylene oxide sterilization (ETO)
Based on the usability type, the global sterilization pouches market is segmented into:
Based on the application, the global sterilization pouches market is segmented into:
- Food and beverages
In terms of geography, the global sterilization pouches market has been divided into five key regions, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East & Africa (MEA). The global sterilization pouches market has expected to register moderate growth over the forecast period. North America has contributed the major share to the global sterilization pouches market due to the rapidly growing demand from sectors such as healthcare, food and beverages chemicals as they need more sterilized instruments. Europe and Asia Pacific regions are also growing at a decent growth and expected to register the significance CAGR over the forecast period due to increasing awareness about sterilization and CGMP processes. MEA is at a nascent stage and expected to register a healthy growth over the forecast period.
Some of the key players of the global sterilization pouches market are Cardinal Health, Steris Corporation, Getinge Group, Johnson & Johnson, 3M Company, Synergy Health, Ampac Holdings, Certol International, Crosstex and Derma Sciences. Various global companies are contributing significant growth to the global sterilization pouches market. The key players from North America and Europe has contributed a major share to the sterilization pouches market in terms of value and volume.
Over all the global sterilization pouches market has expected to register a significant growth over the forecast period.
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