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Research and Markets: United States Blister Packaging Market 2015-2019 – Growing Demand in Pharmaceuticals Industry

March 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Blister Packaging Market in the US 2015-2019” report to their offering.

The Blister Packaging market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% over the period 2014-2019

Blister packaging is a form of high-visibility packaging that uses pre-formed plastic packs for small consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Blister packs comprise a base layer, made either of plastic or aluminum, with cavities or a formable web known as blisters. Blister packs are mainly used to package pharmaceutical products such as OTC drugs and medicines (capsules), as well as small medical devices. They are also used to package food, personal care products, and consumer durable products.

The improved protection, security, and safety provided by new types of blister packaging is one of the major trends upcoming in this market. Vendors use improved raw materials in blister packs to provide maximum protection for products, especially medicines and medical equipment.

According to the report, increased demand from the Pharmaceutical industry is one of the major drivers of the Blister Packaging market in the US. The implementation of FDA regulations, which require that all prescribed pharmaceuticals dispensed in hospitals and nursing homes be packaged in unit-dose formats with barcodes to reduce dispensing errors, has increased sales of blister packs over the years.

Further, the report states that The threat of substitutes is one of the challenges hindering market growth. Many alternative materials that offer various features and performance benefits, such as folding cartons, strip packs, and bubble packs, are used in the market.

Key Vendors

  • Amcor
  • Bemis
  • MeadWestvaco
  • Sonoco Products

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Compass Pharma Services
  • Creative Forming
  • Display Pack
  • Honeywell International
  • Innovative Plastics
  • MTS Medication Technologies
  • Pharma Packaging Solutions
  • Placon
  • Plastic Ingenuity
  • Polyone
  • Prent
  • Reynolds Flexible Packaging
  • Rohrer
  • Sealed Air
  • Tekni-Plex
  • The DOW Chemical
  • Uhlmann Group.

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