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U.S. Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market: Snapshot

The U.S. market for pharmaceutical plastic bottles derives much of its growth by addressing the growing sustainability concerns by increasing the recycling rate of plastics and lowering the environmental impact in the pharmaceutical industry. The advancements in the technology has emerged as the key growth driver of this market. Apart from this, the rising application of plastic bottles in solid and liquid oral medications is also adding to the market’s growth significantly.

In addition to this, the growing popularity of plastic bottle, owing to the convenience, safety, and security they offer, is likely to fuel the demand for pharmaceutical plastic bottles in the U.S., leading to a phenomenal rise in this market over the next few years. However, the eco-friendly substitutes for PE and PET, such as glass, metal, and sugarcane, which is also a renewable material, may limit this demand to some extent and hamper the growth of the U.S. pharmaceutical plastics bottles market in the years to come.

The U.S. market for pharmaceutical plastics bottles presented an opportunity worth US$6.74 bn in 2016. Analysts expect it to progress at a CAGR of 4.10% between 2016 and 2024 and reach a value of US$9.28 bn by the end of 2024.

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Demand for Packer Bottles to Remain High in U.S. Pharmaceutical Plastics Bottles Market

Packer bottles, liquid bottles, dropper bottles, and various other types of bottles, such as Boston round bottle and bullet are the key products available in the U.S. pharmaceutical plastic bottles market. The packer bottles segment is leading the overall market with a share of nearly 50% and is expected to retain its dominance over the next few years due to the rising demand for customized pharmaceutical plastic packer bottles. Liquid bottles, however, is likely to witness a huge leap in demand in the near future, thanks to the retention of drugs content.

E-liquid, liquid, oral care, droppers, and topical medication are the prime application areas of pharmaceutical plastic bottles in the U.S. These bottles are likely to find a higher usage in oral care and topical medications than other application areas over the next few years.

Pharmaceutical Companies to Continue to Lead Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Consumption in U.S.

Pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, pharmaceutical packaging companies, healthcare centers, and compounding pharmacies are the main end users of pharmaceutical plastic bottles in the U.S. Among these, the demand from pharmaceutical companies is much higher than other end users. Analysts expect this scenario to remain so, thanks to the expansion of healthcare industry and the rising uptake of plastic material for packaging. The healthcare centers are also projected to experience an increase in the demand for pharmaceutical plastic bottles in the near future.

The U.S. market for pharmaceutical plastics bottles exhibits a highly fragmented and a competitive landscape. At the forefront of this market are Gerresheimer AG, AptarGroup Inc., Berry Plastics Group Inc., Amcor Ltd., Alpha Packaging, COMAR LLC, Drug Plastics, O. Berk Co. LLC, Pretium Packaging Corp., and Tim Plastics Inc.

U.S. Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market - Snapshot

A wide range of pharmaceutical products for medication dispensing utilize containers, closures, and PET bottles as the plastic packaging. Rise in use of plastics in eye droppers, nasal sprays, nebulisers, applicators, droppers, and ointment jars is one of the key drivers for demand for pharmaceutical plastic bottles world over. The U.S. pharmaceutical plastic bottles market is making remarkable strides on the back of rising sales of prescription medicines and a thriving prescription retail sector in North America. Proliferating use of pharmaceutical plastics bottles for ophthalmic application is a key driver for the expansion of the U.S. pharmaceutical plastic bottles market. The need for packaging that help maintain the integrity of pharmaceutical formulations has kept manufacturers look for innovative solutions. The U.S. pharmaceutical plastic bottles market has also seen lucrative avenues from widespread popularity of packer bottles. Rise in use of oral care and topical formulations, including off-label medicines, has spurred the prospective demand in the market. Expansion of oral care demand in parts of the U.S. has also spurred the sales of pharmaceutical plastic bottles. However, the growing popularity of renewable packaging materials in various end-use industries has constrained the revenue potential in recent years.

Packaging companies are leaning on meeting tailored needs of leading pharmaceutical brands. Focus on this trend as a key strategy has become prominent over the years in the U.S. pharmaceutical plastic bottles market. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive disruptions in the value chain of packaging sector and hence the demand dynamic of end-use industries. While, some disruptions led to new revenue streams, some severely constrained the demand for some product categories in U.S. pharmaceutical plastic bottles market. Further, the stay-near or at-home restrictions in recent months of 2020 when the pandemic struck resulted in supply chain bottlenecks, hindering the availability of packaging solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturers. On the other hand, packaging sector and pharma business have been collaborating to adopt new business models to boost their prospects in post-pandemic world.

U.S. Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market: Overview

This report provides forecast and analysis of the U.S. pharmaceutical plastics bottles market. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with forecast from 2016 to 2024 based on volume (Mn units) and revenue (US$ Mn). It includes drivers, restraints and the ongoing trend of the pharmaceutical plastics bottles market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The report also comprises the study of opportunities available in the U.S. market for pharmaceutical plastics bottles. It includes value chain analysis with list of raw material manufacturers, plastic bottles manufacturers, packaging manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and end users in the value chain.

In order to provide the users of this report with comprehensive view of market, we have included detailed competitiveness analysis and company players. The competitive dashboard provides detailed comparison of pharmaceutical plastics bottles manufacturers on parameters such as company’s revenue, unique selling propositions and key strategic developments. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, by bottle type, application, material type, color type, size/capacity, closure type, and end user.

U.S. Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market: Research Methodology

Market statistics have been estimated based on average consumption and weighted average pricing of pharmaceutical plastics bottles and the revenue is derived through regional pricing trends. Market size and forecast for each segment have been provided in the context of the U.S. markets. The pharmaceutical plastics bottles market has been analyzed based on expected demand. Prices considered for the calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous pharmaceutical plastics bottles manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. All key end users have been considered and potential applications have been estimated on the basis of secondary sources and feedback from primary respondents. Regional demand patterns have been considered while estimating the market for various end users of pharmaceutical plastics bottles in the U.S. Top-down approach has been used to estimate the U.S. pharmaceutical plastics bottles market. Market numbers for the U.S. bottle type, application, material type, color type, size/capacity, closure type, and end user segments have been derived using the bottom-up approach, which is cumulative of region’s demand. The market has been forecast based on constant currency rates.

A number of primary and secondary sources were consulted during the course of the study. Secondary sources include Factiva, World Bank, Packaging Digest, Plastic Manufacturers Association, Society of the Plastics Industry, and Hoover’s, and company annual reports and publications.

U.S. Pharmaceutical Plastic Bottles Market: Competitive Outlook

The report provides detailed competitive outlook including company profiles of key participants operating in the U.S. market. Key players in the U.S. bottle type, application, material type, color type, size/capacity, closure type, and end user market include, Gerresheimer AG, AptarGroup, Inc., Berry Plastics Group, Inc., Amcor Limited, Alpha Packaging, COMAR, LLC, Drug Plastics, O.Berk Company, LLC, Pretium Packaging Corporation, and Tim Plastics, Inc.

The U.S. pharmaceutical plastics bottles market is segmented below

By Bottle Type

  • Packer Bottles
  • Dropper Bottles
    • Eye Droppers
    • Ear Droppers
    • Nose Droppers
  • Liquid Bottles
  • Others (Boston Round Bottle, Bullet)

By Application

  • E-liquid
  • Liquid
  • Droppers
  • Oral Care
  • Topical medication

By Material Type

  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

By Color Type

  • Clear/Transparent Bottles
  • Amber Bottles
  • Milky White
  • Others

By Size/Capacity

  • Less than 10 ml
  • 10 – 30 ml
  • 31 – 50 ml
  • 51 – 100 ml
  • 100 ml & Above

By Closure Type

  • Screw Cap
  • Crown Cap
  • Friction Fit
  • Others (Flat Top, Hole Caps, Metal Caps)

By End User

  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Compounding Pharmacies
  • Chemical Companies
  • Healthcare Centers
  • Pharmaceutical Packaging Companies

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