Medical Device Packaging Market

Amcor Plc (Switzerland) and DuPont de Nemours Inc. (US) are Leading Players in the Medical Device Packaging Market

The global medical device packaging market size is projected to grow from USD 39.9 billion in 2024 to USD 54.1 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period.

The medical device packaging market is experiencing significant growth driven by various factors. These include technological advancements, the increasing demand for healthcare services, stringent regulations, and a heightened focus on patient safety. Additionally, factors such as the expanding global population, aging demographics, and the prevalence of chronic diseases are driving up the demand for medical devices. This surge in demand necessitates high-quality packaging solutions to maintain product efficacy and sterility. Moreover, the growing emphasis on patient safety highlights the critical role of packaging in preventing contamination, ensuring accurate dosing, and reducing errors during transportation and storage. Consequently, the medical device packaging market is expected to continue growing substantially.

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A few of the major players are, Amcor Plc (Switzerland), DuPont de Nemours Inc. (US), Berry Global Inc. (US), 3M (US), and WestRock Company (US). These players have implemented various growth strategies, such as product launches, acquisitions, partnerships, collaboration, mergers, and expansions to enhance their market shares and boost their product portfolios.

Amcor Plc, founded in 1864, is a leading packaging company for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home & personal care products. It is primarily involved in the manufacturing and marketing of flexible packaging, rigid containers, and specialty cartons and closures using raw materials such as polymers, aluminum foils, and fibers. Amcor plc classifies its operations into two segments, namely, Flexibles and Rigid Plastics. The company operates through 218 sites in more than 41 countries. Amcor Flexibles operates through 166 plants in 37 countries with more than 36,000 employees, and Amcor Rigid operates 52 plants in 11 countries with more than 5,000 employees.


DuPont de Nemours Inc. was established in 1802 and headquartered in Delware, US. It operates as a holding company engaged in developing specialty materials, chemicals, and agricultural products. It operates through the following segments, namely, electronics & industrial, water & protection, and mobility & materials. The company has 104 manufacturing and other significant sites across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, Latin America, and US & Canada.

Berry Global Inc., founded in 1967, is one of the leaders in plastic packaging. It operates through three business segments, namely, engineered materials, health, hygiene & specialties, and consumer packaging. The company offers medical device packaging products through its health, hygiene & specialties business segment. It operates more than 300 facilities around the globe. It supplies its packaging solutions to the US, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, France, Spain, the UK, Italy, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Malaysia, India, China, and the Netherlands.

3M founded in 1902, is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial products and solutions. The company’s portfolio of products includes advanced materials, display materials and systems, home care, home improvement, stationery and office, personal safety, roofing granules, closure and masking systems, and others. It has 122 manufacturing and converting facilities outside the US. The company has converting and manufacturing facilities in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

WestRock Company founded in 2015, provides fiber-based paper and packaging solutions. It operates through the following segments, namely, Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, Global Paper, and Distribution. The company is one of North America's largest manufacturers of folding cartons. The folding cartons package several items such as food, paper, beverages, dairy products, confectionery, health and beauty, and other household consumer, commercial and industrial products. As of September 2023, the company has 342 sites, including corporate offices, significant regional offices, and operating facilities.

The companies have initiated the following developments:

  • In February 2024, Berry Global Inc., has announced that it will spin off and merge its Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Global Nonwovens and Films (HHNF) business with Glatfelter Corporation.
  • In January 2024, Amcor Plc announced the expansion of thermoforming production capacity to support the increasing demand from customers in the medical, pharmaceutical, and consumer health sectors. in North America.
  • In December 2023, Sonoco Products Company has announced a minimum price increase of 6 percent for all converted paperboard products in the US and Canada.
  • In August 2023, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Spectrum Plastics Group AEA Investors. Spectrum Plastics Group is a recognized leader in advanced manufacturing of specialty medical devices and components.
  • In July 2023, Berry Global Inc. collaborated with Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Nexus Circular, and Evansville Packaging Supply to recycle non-hazardous, sterile, plastic packaging and nonwoven fabric from the hospital’s surgical suite, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and warehouse.   
  • In May 2023, Amcor Plc has partnered with Procter & Gamble, Delterra, and Mars to scale upstream and downstream solutions for a circular plastics economy.
  • In April 2023, Berry Global Inc. announced the expansion of its film manufacturing facility in Lewisburg, Tennessee (US).
  • In April 2023, Berry Global Inc. opened its new healthcare manufacturing facility and Global Center of Excellence in Bangalore, India.
  • In April 2023, Berry Global Inc. announced the expansion of its film manufacturing facility in Lewisburg, Tennessee (US).
  • In March 2023, WestRock Company has collaborated with Clayco to build a new 410,000-square-foot corrugated box plant in Longview, Washington.
  • In January 2023, Amcor Plc has entered into an agreement to acquire the Shanghai-based medical devices packaging company, i.e., Mdk (Shanghai) Medical Packing Co., Ltd.
  • In April 2022, Amcor Plc announced an investment to establish new thermoforming capabilities for medical packaging in its Sligo, Ireland, healthcare packaging facility. The investment will strengthen the company’s leadership in the growing industry for sterile packaging, offering customers in Europe and North America another site with comprehensive healthcare solutions.
  • In October 2021, Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation has announced its plans to expand polyester film production capacity at its Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH affiliate.
  • In September 2021, Berry Global Inc., launched Vistop PP36 tamper-evident closure, accredited with ISCC Plus. The product is available with advanced recycling resin in circular PP and PE, aligning with sustainability demands.
  • In June 2021, Amcor Plc introduced ACT2100 heat seal coating for medical grade DuPont Tyvek 2 and paper packaging applications.
  • In April 2021, Amcor Plc introduced AmSky, which eliminates PVC from blister packaging – enabling healthcare customers to improve the recyclability of their packaging.
  • In October 2020, Berry Global Inc. announced its plans to invest in a Reicofil R5 asset to provide incremental capacity to serve the fast-growing Asia healthcare markets.
  • In February 2020, Amcor Plc partnered with the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council to improve the recyclability of plastic products within the healthcare industry.
  • In June 2019, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. has announced its plans to invest more than USD 400 million to expand capacity for the manufacture of Tyvek at its facility in Luxembourg.

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