Greater Precision and Sophistication in Automation Is the Way Ahead for Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Market

Transparency Market Research, in a report titled “Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2021”, states that the global pharmaceutical packaging equipment market is anticipated to develop at a 6.80% CAGR from 2015 to 2021, rising from a value of US$5.1 bn in 2014 to US$8.1 bn by 2021.

This market is fueled by the rapid growth of the global pharmaceutical sector, stringent government regulations, rising demand for integrated packaging technologies, and increasing opportunities in developing countries. In contrast, the use of revamped packaging equipment is anticipated to hamper the development of the global market.

By product type, the pharmaceutical packaging equipment market is categorized into liquids, solids, and semi-solids. The segment of liquids packaging equipment enjoyed the largest share of over 45.0% in 2014, fueled by its favorable features such as reliability, efficiency, and easily coordinated filling and packaging.

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The pharmaceutical packaging equipment market is bifurcated into primary and secondary packaging equipment based on package type. Enjoying the larger share in the overall pharmaceutical packaging equipment market, the segment of primary packaging equipment is driven by the rising demand for unit dosage forms and favorable features such as ease of shelving and handling.

This segment comprises equipment for bottle filling and capping, soft tube filling and sealing, aseptic filling and sealing, blister packaging, and sachet packaging. The segment of secondary packaging equipment includes equipment for case packaging, cartoning, and wrapping.

The global pharmaceutical packaging equipment market is geographically divided into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. In 2014, North America emerged as the leading market for...