Global Blister Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Compartment, Slide, Wallet), By Material (PVC, PVDC, PP, Others), By Technology (Cold-Form, Thermoformed), By End-User (Consumer Goods, Food, Pharmaceuticals), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : May 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061611233
  • Pages : 145

The global blister packaging market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 5.58% from US$10.844 billion in 2022 to US$15.853 billion by 2029.

The global blister packaging market is growing as it has become a more feasible choice due to the increased demand for product security from manufacturers, customers, and regulatory organizations. Further, most consumers store their medications in a temperature-variable environment that can be hazardous, which makes the packaging necessary for quality management and increased shelf life. In addition, due to the ability to offer personal security throughout supply chains, cutting-edge technology in blisters, such as radio frequency identification tags with a seal applied outside the package, is expanding.

The market is also anticipated to rise due to rising consumer demand for practical and simple-to-use packaging products and growing requirements for complying with safety laws. Additionally, there is a rising demand for personal care and pharmaceutical goods in industrialized regions like America, Asia, Europe, and others, where consumer spending on medical and personal care items is rising significantly.

Market Drivers:

  • The global blister packaging market is driven by rising development in the pharmaceutical sector.

Specialized packing choices enable pharmaceutical manufacturing firms to deliver medical items to patients without tampering with them or causing any damage. One of the choices for keeping medicinal goods secure, dry, and free of as many outside pollutants as feasible is blister packaging.

There are many options for pharmaceutical packaging, including stoneware glass storage and plastic bottles and containers. Medical necessities can be transported and packaged effectively in blister packaging. In addition, packaging shields the medications from impacts, heat, and wet environments, extending their shelf life and improving transportation capabilities.

Further, the expenditure on medicines is increasing with the global consumption of speciality drugs. For instance, as per the 2021 report by the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services, total speciality drug expenditure increased from US$287 billion in 2020 to US$301 billion in 2021.  The demand for packaging is directly driven by the fact that the manufacture of medications is always growing to keep up with the identification of new ailments and treatments. As they have tamper-free, leak-proof packaging solutions that may be used for bulk operations to achieve quick and reliable packing, flexible alternatives to packaging like blister packaging are gaining popularity.

  • The blister packaging preserves the integrity of the product fueling its use in various industries.

Blister packaging's main objective is to preserve the integrity of the product, although efforts are still being made in all facets of the packaging business to save costs throughout the packaging process. To assure the optimum protection for pharmaceutical applications like tablets and capsules, Amcor's Polybar barrier film product families offer a wide range of moisture barriers in addition to having strong crush resistance. It uses various materials including Aclar, COC, PE, PVC, and PVdc. ?

Furthermore, with a maximum output of 600 blisters and 350 cartons per minute, the Noack Unity 600 blister packaging line from ROMACO GROUP increased its productivity and reduced emissions in the manufacturing of packs for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. In April 2023, MAX Solutions, Inc., a unique specialized packaging platform established in 2021, presented MAX EcoblisterTM, a cutting-edge, greener option to plastic blister packs.

Market Restraints:

Pharmaceutical packaging suppliers are searching for more easily recyclable materials as environmental regulations tighten. The majority of blister packaging currently uses a lot of materials, including PVC PVDC, etc. Unfortunately, these also involve single-use plastics that are harmful to the environment and cannot be reused or composted. To assist the recyclability of the blister packages, businesses are creating new recycled thermoformed plastic methods and materials. In addition, many companies are developing novel recyclable packaging materials for blister packaging.

Based on material, the PVC segment is expected to witness robust growth. 

PVC blister packaging is a kind of packaging composed of a thermoformed PVC plastic shell or blister and cardboard printed as a purse. Among the many uses of polymer, the most common are within the pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food and beverage, as well as consumer goods industries. The outstanding qualities of PVC blister packaging as compared to other forms of packaging include its capabilities of excellent product visibility, resistance against tampering, and to some extent being less affected by environmental factors.

The PVC blister packaging market has continued to build a steady growth due to health care industry growth, e-commerce and home delivery services thriving industry expansion, convenience and portability in terms of consumers' needs, advancements made in blister packaging technologies, and an expanding number of developing markets. Nevertheless, the restrictions caused by the environmental issues and the government rules can prevent the stocks of PVC blister packaging market in the long-term.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to account for a major share of the global blister packaging market.

The global blister packaging has been classified by geography into North America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America.

In the Asia Pacific region, especially India, the market is anticipated to grow significantly. The Indian blister packaging is expected to grow with substantial growth predicted for the upcoming years. This movement, which is a cause of many factors, can be due to the growing age population of the Indian youth. People in India have extended life expectancy with breakthroughs in medical technology and healthcare system and consequently, the number of people aged 65 and above in the country is increasing rapidly. Many seniors often acquire more prescription drugs as they grow older, which is the reason for the increase in demand for drugs among pharmaceutical products.

Furthermore, blister packaging is a widespread fabrication procedure used in the pharmaceutical industry in the North American region. It protects from contamination, and especially for elderly individuals with weakened immune systems, it also guards against tampering. As an example, in September 2022, Amcor, a global leader in creating and producing innovative and environmentally safe packaging solutions, was appointed the "Recyclable Packaging" winner at Packaging Europe's 2022 Sustainability Awards. The firm has been honoured for its Amcor HealthCare™ AmSky™ Blister technology, a revolutionary thermoformed blister technology that is devoid of vinyl and aluminium. This recycle-ready solution is a more environmentally friendly and low-carbon alternative to the most popular form of healthcare packaging.

Key Developments:

  • In October 2023, Solvay, a worldwide leader in specialised materials, announced Diofan® Ultra736, a new polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) coating solution with an ultra-high water vapour barrier that reduces the carbon footprint of pharmaceutical blister films.
  • In October 2023, PA Consulting (PA), the firm that brings innovation to life, and PulPac, the Swedish R&D and IP company that developed Dry Moulded Fibre, announced that Bayer's Consumer Health division has joined the Blister Pack Collective.
  • In July 2022, SEA Vision and Marchesini Group released a brand-new solution on the market for primary pack serialisation and aggregation, which includes a comprehensive spectrum of technologies for printing, inspecting, and packing serialiseds blisters, as well as carton aggregation, all integrated into a 4.0 environment.
  • In April 2022, Huhtamaki, a leading global developer of sustainable packaging solutions, announced a first-to-market sustainable innovation for the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Huhtamaki's Push Tab® blister lid is made of one material, PET, and contains no aluminium.


  • By Type
    • Compartment
    • Slide
    • Wallet
  • By Material
    • PVC
    • PVDC
    • PP
    • Others
  • By Technology
    • Cold-Form
    • Thermoformed
  • By End-User
    • Consumer Goods
    • Food
    • Pharmaceuticals
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others 
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others 
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others 
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global blister packaging market is predicted to reach a total market size of US$15.853 billion by 2029.
Blister Packaging Market was valued at US$10.844 billion in 2022.
The blister packaging market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 5.58% during the forecast period.
The global blister packaging market is driven by rising development in the pharmaceutical sector.
Asia Pacific accounted for a major share of the global blister packaging market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits for the stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Compartment

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.3. Slide

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects

5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.4. Wallet

5.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.4.2. Growth Prospects

5.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


6.1. Introduction

6.2. PVC

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.3. PVDC

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.4. PP

6.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.4.2. Growth Prospects

6.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.5. Others

6.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.5.2. Growth Prospects

6.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Cold-Form

7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.2.2. Growth Prospects

7.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.3. Thermoformed

7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.3.2. Growth Prospects

7.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


8.1. Introduction

8.2. Consumer Goods

8.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.2.2. Growth Prospects

8.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

8.3. Food

8.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.3.2. Growth Prospects

8.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

8.4. Pharmaceutical

8.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.4.2. Growth Prospects

8.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. By Type

9.2.2. By Material

9.2.3. By Technology

9.2.4. By End-User

9.2.5. By Country USA Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Canada Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Mexico Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

9.3. South America

9.3.1. By Type

9.3.2. By Material

9.3.3. By Technology

9.3.4. By End-User

9.3.5. By Country Brazil Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Argentina Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

9.4. Europe

9.4.1. By Type

9.4.2. By Material

9.4.3. By Technology

9.4.4. By End-User

9.4.5. By Country United Kingdom Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Germany Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects France Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Spain Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

9.5. Middle East and Africa

9.5.1. By Type

9.5.2. By Material

9.5.3. By Technology

9.5.4. By End-User

9.5.5. By Country Saudi Arabia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects UAE Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Israel Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

9.6. Asia Pacific

9.6.1. By Type

9.6.2. By Material

9.6.3. By Technology

9.6.4. By End-User

9.6.5. By Country China Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Japan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects India Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects South Korea Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Taiwan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Thailand Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Indonesia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects


10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

10.2. Market Share Analysis

10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

10.4. Competitive Dashboard


11.1. Amcor Limited

11.2. Sonoco Products Company

11.3. WestRock

11.4. Honeywell International LLC

11.5. Tekni-Plex Inc.

11.6. Dow Chemical Company

11.7. Klöckner Pentaplast Group

11.8. Constantia Flexibles

11.9. Mister Blister

11.10. VisiPak (Sinclair & Rush, Inc.)

11.11. Ecobliss Holding BV

11.12. Catty Corporation

11.13. Perlen Packaging (Chemie & Papier Holding AG)

11.14. Schreiner Group

11.15. Powerpack Industries LLC

11.16. Hangzhou Xunda Clamshell Packaging Co., Ltd.

Amcor Limited

Sonoco Products Company


Honeywell International LLC

Tekni-Plex Inc.

Dow Chemical Company

Klöckner Pentaplast Group

Constantia Flexibles

Mister Blister

VisiPak (Sinclair & Rush, Inc.)

Ecobliss Holding BV

Catty Corporation

Perlen Packaging (Chemie & Papier Holding AG)

Schreiner Group

Powerpack Industries LLC

Hangzhou Xunda Clamshell Packaging Co., Ltd.

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