SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The global blister packaging industry is expected to advance at 7.4% CAGR from 2020 to 2025 as demand grows for unit-dose packaging, short-cycle medication, and a monitored dosage system to improve patient adherence. PVC has been the traditional choice in blister packaging for a very long time as it offers low prices and strong durability while maximizing product visibility at the same time. PVC pricing had been stagnant for some time before 2020 and it was generally readily available. However, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the housing market started to gain traction and the construction market continues to buy more PVC, hence the price has increased drastically, making it hard to procure PVC for blister packaging. Moreover, recent economic and environmental policy changes compel some brands to think and find a PVC alternative for their blister packaging. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) are the two major strong alternatives to the traditional PVC blister. It is majorly used in soda bottles and is known for its strong durability and transparency. PET and RPET are most preferable for brands with high sustainability goals as they can be easily recycled.
One of the leaders in the packaging industry, Amcor has already started working on developing alternatives for PVC in blister packaging. In April 2021, the company announced the customer trials of the world's first recyclable polyethylene-based thermoform blister packaging named AmSky. It reduces carbon footprint by 70% compared to PVC and other alternatives. PVC makes packaging recycling more difficult or contaminates other materials if consumers attempt to recycle them. Therefore, Amcor's solution eliminates PVC from the packaging by using a mono-material Polyethylene thermoform blister and lidding film.
Increasing demand for pharmaceuticals and consumer goods is fueling the growth of the blister packaging market – The shift from plastic containers to blisters in North America to enhance patient compliance for the growing old-age population is expected to propel market growth. Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) is expected to register the highest CAGR of more than 8% and reach USD 10.31 billion by 2024.
Fragmented nature of the blister packaging industry, with high number of suppliers present in different regions, has an arresting effect on bargaining power of suppliers. – With low entry barriers for new entrants, due to low manufacturing and operating costs, the blister packaging industry features a highly fragmented competitive landscape. Moreover, established industry participants are engaging into new product development, M&A, and strategic partnerships to enhance their regional presence and cater to the heightened demand.
Suppliers opt for a full-service outsourcing engagement model – Suppliers widely prefer approved provider operating models to reduce risks and improve the potential for value creation. As such, suppliers are expected to move from offering generic services to proprietary services in the future.
Blister Packaging Industry Cost Intelligence – Key Components:
Grand View Research has identified the following key cost components for availing blister packaging:
Heat Seal Coating
Raw material is the biggest cost component of blister packaging, accounting for more than 60% of the total cost of manufacturing.
Blister Packaging Industry Supplier Intelligence – Capability based ranking & selection criteria with weightage:
Operational Capabilities –
Years in Service – 15%
Geographical Service Presence – 35%
Employee Strength – 15%
Revenue Generated – 15%
Key Clients – 12%
Certifications – 8%
Functional Capabilities –
Technology Type – 40%
Thermo Cold Complex Blistering
Types of Blister Packaging – 60%
Full Card Blister
List of key suppliers in the blister packaging industry:
Sonoco Products Company
Klockner Pentaplast Group
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Honeywell International Inc.
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Should Cost Analysis – In the blister packaging procurement intelligence study, we have estimated and forecasted pricing for the key cost components. Raw materials are the largest cost component of blister packaging manufacturing cost. It accounted for more than 60% of the overall cost of manufacturing. Forming film and lidding materials are the key cost driver of raw materials. Forming films are made of PVC and the prices of PVC peaked in 2020, largely due to COVID-19 and subsequent supply chain disruptions. However, prices are expected to stabilize gradually from 2021.
Rate Benchmarking – The type of the forming film is one of the most important aspects while analyzing rate benchmarking of blister packaging. In our research, we have compared the rates of six types of forming films including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polystyrene (PS). By using rate benchmarking analysis, we found that PVDC and CTFE forming films price per unit area is 60%-80% higher than PP, PET, PS, and PVC forming films. PVC forming films offers the lowest price per unit area and it has an 80% better water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) than PVDC, CTFE, and PP forming films. PVC films' high cost-efficiency ratio in price/unit area makes it most preferable forming film material for blister packaging suppliers.
Salary Benchmarking – Our research indicates that Honeywell production managers earn 50-60% higher salaries than production managers from other key industry leaders like Amcor and DoW. However, the YoY increment rate in such companies largely depends on KRAs.
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