Pharmaceutical packaging technologies are constantly evolving. The changing dynamics underlying demand for the pharmaceutical products themselves have undergone rapid shifts. Plastics are widely used as a material for primary packaging of a range of pharmaceutical and ophthalmic products. The expanding array of products has also catalyzed the adoption of new compositions to meet the requirements of sterility of the product in the pharmaceutical plastic packaging market.
Secondary and tertiary systems evolved greatly over the years, pivoting on the demand for and the production of pharmaceutical products moving beyond geographical boundaries. These have anchored constant modification of design and incorporation of highly functional plastic materials. Durability has been a central point for product advancements in pharmaceutical plastic packaging market.
Growing application of plasma impulse chemical vapor deposition (PICVD) coating technology has led manufacturers to adopt high-end functional coatings on plastics to meet the durability requirements. Other packaging technologies have enabled the incorporation of PMMA, PET, PC, PP, HDPE, and COC.
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Anti-Counterfeit Measures Open New Avenues in Pharmaceutical Plastic Packaging Market
The changes in new designs and materials have swept various categories such as bottles, caps, closures, applicators, and accessories. The advancements have been fueled by the transportation requirements. New plastic materials have enabled manufacturers to meet the criteria of convenience and ease of handling in pharmaceutical plastic packaging market.
The growth of the pharmaceutical plastic packaging market has been offering players value-grab opportunities from the rise in demand for prefilled syringes. Another trend is the growing demand for customizable, prefilled solutions for parental drug delivery.
Furthermore, new technologies have enabled pharmaceutical brands to cavort anticounterfeit mechanisms. Design advancements have been underpinning new avenues in the pharmaceutical plastic packaging market. Some of the areas where these are commonly realized are safety ampoule breaker and snap off ampoules. The growing trend of self-administered therapies has spurred manufacturers strengthen drug-product anti-counterfeiting technologies. Another key inclination of the players is toward recyclable and fully biodegradable plastic packaging solutions to meet environmental and sustainability concerns in pharmaceutical plastic packaging market.