Septum Cap Market - Overview
Septum refers to a two-sided material that is intended to be aligned precisely to achieve proper sealing of sample container. Over the period of past few years, there is noteworthy growth in adoption of septum caps. This popularity is on the back of the ability of this product to work as a convenient, cost-efficient, and versatile closure system. Generally, “septa” is a bi-layer of silicone and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Septum, inserts, and vial caps are widely used in order to achieve leakage prevention as well as to avoid losses because of evaporation. Majority of vials comprise plastic or glass, thus, one needs to decide the material used so as to achieve compatibility with storage techniques and samples.
Septa products find wide application across pharmaceutical and life science industries as well as in chromatography research activities. Septum is gaining immense traction across these industries owing to a wide range of advantages it offers. One of the key advantages of septum includes their ability to resist high and low temperatures. Owing to this property, the product helps in the protection of the material within the container. Because of chemically inert nature, septum does not show any adverse effect on sample’s integrity. Thus, growing adoption septa for collection and storage of various samples is resulting into increased demand for septum caps across varied end-user industries.
A septum is a two-sided material which should be aligned correctly in order to seal the sample container properly. Therefore, for a versatile, convenient and cost-effective closure system, septum caps are being used. The “septa” is usually a bi-layer of PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) and silicone. Vial caps, septum and inserts prevent leakage or loss due to evaporation. Most of the vials consist of glass or plastic, so the material has to be decided in order to make it compatible with samples and storage methods. Glass vials have been used since the past several years to store and transport both liquid and dry products as they preserve the delicate medicines as well as injectable products. The plastic vials have ‘n’ number of usages, ranging from departmental stores to the laboratories. A few substances such as Hydrofluoric acid, should only be stored in plastic vials. Adding to that, the vials, if used to preserve samples, should contain an airtight seal and should also permit easy access to the sample. Septa products are being utilized in chromatography research and in pharmaceutical and life science industries. In terms of septa and its importance, it can easily withstand low and high temperatures, thereby easily protecting the material inside the container. As it is chemically inert, it won’t affect the sample’s integrity.
Pertaining to their capability of guarding sample from any kind of spillage, integrity coupled with uniformity and cleanliness is highly essential to today’s demanding applications. The septa is important as it prevents contamination and also avoids damages. Therefore, the correct septum selection is crucial. However, there are a few issues that should be addressed before dealing with septum caps. The very first issue is of temperature control because at extreme heat, the septa will start degrading, resulting in sample contamination. The rubber septas aren’t suitable for temperature control, therefore, PTFE-lined silicone rubber septa can be considered as the best choice. Also, resealibilty is an important factor for consideration of septum. For long-term usage, PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) and silicone rubbers are recommended. There have been major trends in the US related to cosmetic treatments, like facelifts and laser resurfacing and are being used to correct facial sag or wrinkling. As a result of the need for repeated injections, increasing market awareness and implementation of advanced technologies, the need for Botox and other related products is increasing. Thus, uplifting the overall growth of the septum caps market.
In the current scenario of COVID-19 pandemic, efforts are being made to treat the virus in any way possible. From Pfizer to Moderna, the companies are developing the corona virus vaccines and are rolling them out quickly. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the demand for septum caps market. One of the major drivers of septa cap market is the ever-increasing population across the globe, which is resulting in different kinds of diseases. The countries and multiple organizations are rigorously researching to develop drugs to treat the patients infected by the virus. In this scenario, there is a high demand for samples and vials for clinical trials and testing. This has led to increase in the number of vials being used in the healthcare industry which is anticipated to boost the demand of septum caps market.
Septum cap market can be segmented by material, diameter and end-uses.
On the basis of Material, septum caps market can be segmented into
On the basis of end-use, septum caps market can be segmented into
On the basis of Diameter, septum caps market can be segmented into
The expansion of pharmaceutical industry in North America is creating exponential opportunities for septum caps market in the target region. In general, customers have become highly sophisticated buyers and are expecting good quality products, enhanced packaged aesthetics. Therefore, in the region of Europe, this sector is expected to grow in the forecast period. With the introduction on Botox in the pharmaceutical industry, it has become a popular alternative to anti-aging creams and people are preferring various types of treatments to treat their scars, specifically in East Asia.
Key players such as Amcor Limited Plc, Guala Closures Group, AptarGroup, Inc., Berry Global Inc., SILGAN HOLDINGS INC, SSP Companies, and others are actively involved in offering septum cap for different end uses.
In March 2020, Septa Source (SSP), developed ultra-low bleed silicones for septa to promote analytical purity and prevent ghost peaks on chromatographs. This product contains only platinum-cured silicones, therefore restraining the septum from bleeding.
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