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Aseptic packaging a boom industry by 2015: report

In what could be a boon for plastics packagers, demand for aseptic packaging is projected to expand 8.0 per cent per year to US$5.1 billion in 2015, with units reaching 52.4 billion, according to a new report by market research firm the...


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December 15, 2011 by Canadian Plastics

In what could be a boon for plastics packagers, demand for aseptic packaging is projected to expand 8.0 per cent per year to US$5.1 billion in 2015, with units reaching 52.4 billion, according to a new report by market research firm the Freedonia Group.   

Growth will be driven in part by ambient distribution and storage advantages for food and beverages, according to the new “Aseptic Packaging” study. The shelf stability of aseptic packaging will fuel rapid growth in dairy-based beverages and other dairy products as it enables these perishable products to move through the supply chain unrefrigerated

Pharmaceuticals were the largest aseptic packaging market in 2010 and will be the fastest growing market through 2015, reflecting the broadening availability and consumption of biotechnology-based drugs, and aseptic filling requirements with other liquid pharmaceuticals.

Additionally, the report noted, opportunities will be driven by preferences among health care providers for unit-dose delivery formats, such as vials, ampuls, prefillable syringes and premixed IV solutions, for increased dosing accuracy. 

For more information on the study, visit this link.