The medical device packaging market is expanding as the healthcare industry undergoes rapid transformations as a result of the emergence of new diseases, tightening regulatory requirements, and the expansion of advanced healthcare systems.
FREMONT, CA: According to one study, the medical devices packaging market was estimated at 29.3 billion dollars in 2019 and is projected to reach 41.9 billion dollars by 2025, rising at a CAGR of 6.1 percent from 2020 to 2025. Companies are concentrating their efforts on reducing the number of materials and resources used in packaging. 'Green packaging designs' play a part in this current trend. Companies may create creative and sustainable packaging by including a medical device packaging partner in the early stages of product growth.
Packaging items with longer shelf lives are driving the demand. A series of tests are performed to evaluate package integrity and the physical properties of the packaging materials, and their ability to open. The Flexible Packaging Association's Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC) has gotten involved in providing guidance on the function of humidity in the accelerated aging of sterilizable medical packaging, which will prolong product life.
The medical device packaging market is expanding as the healthcare industry undergoes rapid transformations as a result of the emergence of new diseases, tightening regulatory requirements, and the expansion of advanced healthcare systems. As a result, a standardized packaging process has been implemented, and flexible packaging demand is increasing in both sterile and non-sterile applications.
The workhorse at the heart of medical packaging solutions is plastic. Intricate equipment, medications, and other medical instruments such as IV bags and syringes, incubators, and dialysis machines are shipped and stored using these materials.Polycarbonate is a durable, clear plastic with excellent strength and impact resistance that is suitable for sterile packaging of medical devices. As compared to other plastics, it can be formulated at a lower temperature, resulting in shorter cycle times.
Medical device packaging is often made of thermoformed polycarbonate (PC) plastic, which allows the product and its contents to be sterilized together using radiation. Consumer inhalers, ophthalmic goods, orthopedic materials, and "lab-on-a-chip" systems for evaluating blood chemistry or analyzing proteins are among the new applications for these materials.