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COVID-19 Delta Variant Testing Triggers Demand for Droppers, Similar Products

The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus infection is anticipated to become dominant in the upcoming weeks in the U.S. This has led to an increase in the demand for medical and laboratory supplies such as droppers & other essential products to support COVID-19 testing activities. The LAMBDA variant of the coronavirus in Peru is causing concerns among government officials. Hence, manufacturers in the droppers market are increasing efforts to maintain a robust supply of products for medical, laboratory, and healthcare customers.

With cases now doubling in Africa every week in July 2021, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread to more than 10 different countries and is predicted to be most prevalent in the U.S. Manufacturers in the droppers market are, thus, taking advantage of this opportunity to increase the availability of products, since droppers play a crucial role in COVID-19 testing.

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Requirements in Dropper Designs Emerging as Challenge for Manufacturers

The global droppers market is expected to reach a production of ~2,992 Mn units by 2029. However, droppers require high specifications for the texture of cosmetics and high requirements for product design. Wuxi Meishang Packaging Technology Co., Ltd. - a company specializing in the production of glass, plastic, and other materials, is gaining knowledge of these high requirements, and is providing advanced technology with help of its professional team to develop next-gen droppers for cosmetic packaging products.

Specific requirements need to be considered by manufacturers in the droppers market such as avoiding the use of rubber in cosmetics packaging, since alkaline formulations and certain oils might react with rubber materials. As such, cosmetic products such as anti-aging essences with added peptides and others are fueling the demand for droppers.

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Preference for Flow Control Valves with Ergonomically Sound Dropper Designs

Ultimate precision in next-gen droppers is being preferred by consumers. AptarGroup, Inc. - a provider of product delivery systems and consumer packaging solutions, is being publicized for its SimpliSqueeze® valve in its Star Drop dispensing solutions that are travel-friendly, clean, and easy to use. Since the revenue of cosmetics is projected to grow at an exponential rate, manufacturers are increasing their R&D in ergonomically sound, precise, and soft dispensing solutions involving droppers, applicators, and closures to meet demands of customers.

Clean and visible dispensing, recyclable packaging, and retraction effect are key aspects that have caught the attention of manufacturers in the droppers market. Patented technology of flow control valves are a perfect fit for ultra-fluid formulas in hair oils, cosmetics, and serums.

Innovations in Dropper Technology for Ophthalmic Administration Generating Revenue Opportunities

The droppers market is slated to clock a CAGR of 6% in terms of value during the forecast period. Pharmaceutical is predicted to dominate the market with the highest revenue share during the assessment period. Likewise, the Berry Healthcare eye dropper solution called the RisdropTM received the InnoPack China Innovation Award. Competitor companies are taking cues from such innovations to drive innovation within the pharmaceutical packaging industry.

Manufacturers in the droppers market are increasing their research to develop patented technologies that help in developing patient-centric dropper designs. Two-piece nozzle with a restricted flow channel insert deploys excellent flow control in dropper units. Such droppers help to achieve low drop size variance, thus delivering a single, reliable, and consistent drop at a time to the exact location in the eye.

Branding, Functional Benefits Critical in Beauty Product Dropper Packaging

In order to stay competitive in the highly competitive beauty sector, it has become important for manufacturers in the droppers market to deliver high performance and robust designs in products. Droppers are gaining popularity as the go-to solution for the packaging of serums, oils, and homeopathic medicines. Manufacturers in the droppers market are boosting their design capacities in products that not only offer branding benefits but also provide functional advantages. Ring droppers are being used for customization in packaging, whilst 2 in 1 cooling tip droppers offer a unique zamac tip that delivers cooling benefit during product application.

Feminine curves in droppers are meeting aesthetic needs of women who purchase beauty and personal care products. SGB Packaging Group - a specialist in packaging for cosmetic, fragrance, and skincare industries, is publicizing its portfolio in curvy droppers, ring droppers, and syringe droppers, among others, to expand their revenue streams.

Development of Elongated, Ergonomic Droppers with Research of Design Technologies

The droppers market is projected to cross US$ 300 Mn by 2029. Manufacturers are bolstering their production capabilities in elongated and ergonomic droppers that are both elegant and functional. Lumson - a company focused in the development, production, and decoration of primary packaging for the cosmetic and make-up markets, is combining aesthetics with functionality in its Chisel droppers for use in cosmetics.

Precise design and delicate yet innovative application of cosmetics combined with the ease of use in droppers are being preferred by consumers. Manufacturers in the droppers market conducting research, and the study of new shapes, materials, and aesthetic solutions to gain a competitive edge over other companies.

Wood Dropper Collars, Colored PET Droppers Transforming Cosmetics Industry

The luxury packaging is generating value-grab opportunities for manufacturers in the droppers market. The market is witnessing a significant change with a realm of dropper formats in different colors and design-led offerings. Apart from plastic and glass, manufacturers are adapting their production for aesthetically sound wood and precious stones in dropper designs. VIROSPACK - a global manufacturer of cosmetic dropper packs meant for cosmetics and personal care products, is gaining recognition for its single-piece wooden dropper collar for cosmetics applications.

Innovative collars for droppers are being made from wood obtained from sustainably sourced forests. Different wood finishes, including oak and beech have the potential to grow in popularity in the cosmetics packaging sector. On the other hand, colored droppers are being publicized in a variety of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle profiles.

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Analysts’ Viewpoint

The rapid increase in the launch of new brands in skincare during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is creating revenue opportunities for glass dropper and jar manufacturers in the luxury packaging sector. Luxury hair treatments, serums, and homeopathic medicines are fueling the demand for droppers. However, high requirements for the texture of cosmetics and specifications in product design are emerging as hurdles for manufacturers. Hence, manufacturers in the droppers market should increase R&D in patented technologies for flow control in droppers that meet flawless dispensing of fluid textures and lightweight liquid skincare products. Hence, to boost credibility, manufacturers are increasing the availability of recyclable packaging solutions.

Droppers Market: Overview

  • According to Transparency Market Research’s latest report on the global droppers market for the forecast period of 2021-2029, the market is estimated to be driven by innovation and development associated with child resistant packaging and growing demand for tamper proof solutions
  • The global droppers market is expected to expand ~1.6 times to current market value with a CAGR of 6% during forecast period

Rise in Healthcare Expenditure to Bolster Market Growth

  • Countries are spending a large proportion of their GDP toward basic healthcare amenities. Governmental and corporate organizations are making group health insurances obligatory for employees, thus providing a safe workspace. People are becoming aware about the importance of good hygiene and proper health; a spike in 18% of healthcare policies is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tax benefits are provided to pharmaceutical manufacturers by the government for the benefit of the general public.
  • Large increase in sales of parenteral drugs is witnessed in pharmaceutical sector. With this trend in addition to human mindset of protecting themselves and their loved ones against any adversary, a surge in use of droppers is seen in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Over the past two decades’, infant mortality rate has decreased by almost 31%, in comparison to the 20th Century

Prospering eCommerce Platforms Fuels Market Growth

  • Global eCommerce industry has seen enormous market growth in the last decade and is expected to rise. Shifting dependence on online shopping among generation-Z has promoted the eCommerce industry and escalated the sales of cosmetics products. Sales of droppers used in cosmetic sector is increasing, as rising number of more millennials is preferring purchase of goods over Internet due to hectic lifestyle. Key competitors operating in the droppers market is adopting this trend as an effective marketing tool. Moreover, droppers with tamper-evident packaging are witnessing consistent demand in the cosmetic sector, as it provides exceptional resistant against spoilage, and helps consumer identify counterfeit product. All these factors are projected to fuel the droppers market growth during the forecast period.

Delamination of Glass Limits Growth of Droppers Market

  • Continuous degradation of surface and chipping of glass are main reasons for causing delamination of glass. Due to this, glass flakes are visible on the surface of the solution/product. This delamination has caused a large uproar in the healthcare industry, as degraded particles in solutions cause serious health problems, if consumed. It is majorly a result of wear and tear in transportation or storage process. Many times, huge losses are borne by the pharmaceutical industry, as they have to recall their entire batch of defected product. If a certain chemical or drug is having a reaction to glass, it will take time to process due to the low reaction time of quartz particles. This is a major restraint for droppers market and will result into considerable revenue loss during the forecast period.

Droppers Market: Key Findings

  • In terms of material type, glass is expected to be the most preferred material for manufacturing droppers and will approximately hold ~78% market share by 2029. On the other hand, plastic segment will witness an incremental opportunity of US$ 25 Mn during the forecast period. Glass segment will see enormous rise in demand due to its ability to store and preserve chemical and acidic compounds.
  • Based on capacity, above 10 ml dropper is expected to be the largest segment of the market. The segment is projected to hold approximately 1/3rd portion of the market share by the end of 2029. Due to its high capacity usage in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and homeopathic sectors, the segment is anticipated to gain a surge in momentum in the near future. 
  • Based on end use, pharma segment is likely to generate demand for droppers. The segment is expected to offer total incremental opportunity of ~US$ 90 Mn during the forecast period, and expand 1.6 times to its market value by 2029
  • Key packaging players operating in the global droppers market can target the highly profitable Asia Pacific region to strengthen the market position and financial revenues. Astounding market perforation of cosmetic and pharmaceutical sectors in Asian countries is the reason for the anticipated growth in the near future. In addition, Europe is estimated to hold ~26.6% portion of the market share by the end of the forecast period. The region accounts for a significant usage of droppers solutions, and is expected to remain major user of droppers by the end of 2029.

Droppers Market: Competition Landscape

  • TMR analyzed that the global droppers market is highly competitive, owing to new start-ups and entry of local players. This completion among key players is carefully studied based on developments, strategies, and segmental revenue of the company over the past five years.
  • The recent study on droppers market includes profiles of players such as
    • DWK Life Sciences GmbH
    • Stolzle Oberglas GmbH
    • Bormioli Pharma S.p.a.
    • Comar LLC
    • Pacific Vial Manufacturing Inc.
    • Virospack SL
    • Remy and Geiser GmbH
    • Jaytec Glass Limited
    • Adelphi Healthcare and Packaging
    • RTN Applicator Company LLC
    • The Plasticoid Company
    • UD Pharma Rubber Products, among others
  • TMR differentiated these players as Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 as per their segmental earnings. Among these players, DWK Life Sciences GmbH, Stolzle Oberglas GmbH, Bormioli Pharma S.p.a. are identified as Tier 1 players in droppers market. The Tier 2 players are Comar LLC, Pacific Vial Manufacturing Inc., Virospack SL, Remy and Geiser GmbH, Jaytec Glass Limited, and Adelphi Healthcare and Packaging. Tier 3 players are RTN Applicator Company LLC, The Plasticoid Company, and UD Pharma Rubber Products, among others.

Insignificant Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Market Growth

  • The novel COVID-19 impact caused disruption in supply chains of raw materials for various markets. Economy and GDP growth of countries almost became stagnant due to complete lockdown restrictions imposed by governments across the globe. However, few sectors such as pharmaceutical remained working during this time, due to the constant requirement of drugs and medicines to fight the pandemic.
  • Droppers market had a minute impact of the COVID pandemic, as majority of the sales in the target market is accounted due to the pharmaceutical sector. Droppers’ sales remained steady during this time and showed very less change in the demand-supply ratio. Thus, the pandemic had a slight impact on the increase of sales of droppers worldwide.

Droppers Market – Scope of Report

Transparency Market Research (TMR) started a new study on the global droppers market, providing forecast for the period of 2021-2029. In the study, growth opportunity for the droppers market is witnessed. The report provides valuable insights, which enable readers to make winning business decisions for future growth of their businesses. The report highlights significant factors that are constantly determining the growth of the droppers market, untapped opportunities for manufacturers, trends & developments, and other insights across various key segments. Macroeconomic factors that are directly or indirectly affecting market growth are also incorporated in the report.

Key Questions Answered in TMR’s Droppers Market Report

  • What will be market size of droppers market by the end of 2029?
  • What will be the impact of COVID-19 on the droppers market?
  • Which is the most preferred material for manufacturing droppers in the global market?
  • Which region will remain most lucrative for market growth?
  • Which end use holds maximum market share of the global droppers market?
  • Who are major key players in the droppers market?

Key indicators associated with the droppers market have been calculated thoroughly in the report. The study enumerates vital market dynamics such as key drivers, challenges, and trends, along with opportunities in the global droppers market. A comprehensive study on the value chain, which includes raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and end users have been incorporated in the global market report. Other key aspects laid down in the market include pricing strategy of leading market players and comparative analysis of droppers. Furthermore, forecast factors and forecast scenarios of the droppers market have been covered in the report to understand future prospects of the market.

A comprehensive evaluation and forecast on the droppers market are provided on the material type, capacity, product type, end use, and region.

Y-o-Y growth comparison, volume and revenue comparison, and market share comparison of various market segments are provided in the report. The droppers market is analyzed at both regional and country levels.

The report delivers an exhaustive assessment on the structure of the droppers market, in tandem with a dashboard view of all leading company profiles in the report. Every company’s share analysis on market players have also been presented in the report, apart from the footprint matrix of profiled market players. The report depicts the presence of droppers manufacturers by leveraging an intensity map. It also highlights key end users for droppers.

The report includes company overview of key players. Some of the key companies profiled in the droppers market report include Adelphi Healthcare Packaging, Virospack SL, Remy and Geiser GmbH, Jaytec Glass Limited, Pacific Vial Manufacturing, Inc., Carow Packaging Inc., APG Pharma Packaging, Stolzle Oberglas GmbH, Paramark Corp., Comar LLC, UD Pharma Rubber Products, DWK Life Sciences GmbH, RTN Applicator Company LLC, and Rapid Labs, among others.

Research Methodology

A realistic methodology, along with a holistic approach makes the base for sharp insights, which are provided in the droppers market for the study evaluation period. The TMR report comprises of detailed information on growth prospects, along with riveting insights into the forecast assessment of the market.

Extensive primary and secondary researches have been employed to garner keen insights into the forecast study of the droppers market. The report has further undergone a cross-validation by in-house professionals to make the droppers market report one-of-its-kind with the highest credibility.

Droppers Market – Segmentation

The global droppers market has been segmented on the basis of material type, capacity, product type, end use, and region. Each of these segments are analyzed to provide readers with holistic view of the market.

Material Type
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Up to 2ml
  • 2ml – 6ml
  • 6ml – 10ml
  • Above 10ml
Product Type
  • CRC
  • Non-CRC
End Use
  • Pharmaceutical
    • Ethical
    • OTC
  • Cosmetics
  • Essential Oils
  • Homeopathic
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa

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