US, Europe & Asia Pharmaceutical Desiccant Market Analysis (Features, Segmentation) & Global Market Forecast to 2023

Published On: April 2016

Article Brief

This article provides an overview about the global Pharmaceutical desiccant market during the forecast period 2016 to 2023, there by offering insights on key present growth indicators and forecast indicators such as drivers, restrains, opportunities and trends that are involved in shaping the market.

About Desiccant

A desiccant is a hygroscopic substance which is used to induce or sustain a state of dryness in its vicinity. Desiccant are solids that absorb water and are mainly used to remove humidity that would Degrade or even destroy products sensitive to moisture

Pharmaceutical Desiccant 

These types of desiccant are specially characterised for the absorption process in the pharmaceutical as well as the nutraceuticals packaging. As of now there are number of pharmaceuticals desiccant in the market. Some of the desiccants are:

  • Silica Gel

  • Activated

  • CarbonClay Desiccant

  • Molecular Sieves

Some of the many desiccant products that can be used in pharma desiccant packing, without causing any harm to the pharmaceutical products include desiccant canisters; humidity indicating cards, tablet form of desiccant, active vails, small sized desiccant sachets, etc. managing and controlling the level of moisture in the atmosphere is the main objective of a desiccant

Features of Pharmaceutical desiccant

  • Cost effective solutions to protect drugs from moisture

  • Extends drug life

  • Oder control

  • High absorption rate

Pharmaceutical desiccant can be used in products like

  • Tablets

  • API’s

  • Capsules

  • Diagnostic kits

  • And also in Nutraceutical’s product packaging

Market segmentation by type of products

  • Activated Alumina

    • Activated Alumina balls

  • Container Desiccant

    • Cargo dry pack

  • Chromatography Absorbent

    • Aluminium Oxide Chromatography

    • Silica Gel Chromatography

  • Consumer Products

    • Mold Away

    • Storage dry

    • Refresherator Dry  

  • Silica

    • GelSilica gel blue

    • Silica gel orange

    • Silica gel white

  • Molecular Sieve

    • Molecular Sieve

    • Powder Molecular Sieve 13x

    • Molecular Sieve 3A

    • Molecular Sieve 4A

    • Molecular Sieve 5A

  • Pharmaceutical desiccant

    • Desiccant Canister

    • Desiccant Packets

    • Desiccant unit packs

    • Desiccant Pillow packs

    • Oxygen Absorbers

    • Humidity Indicating Card

Regional Analysis

The packaging industry is gaining more importance globally, the reason behind this is the importance of protecting each and every product that is manufactured. The pharmaceutical desiccant industry is one of the emerging or booming industries globally.


The desiccant market for Europe is an emerging market and has experienced modest growth in recent years, the positive trend have continued but in 2015 there were a modest slowdown in the early half which was thought to have a decline in the market but in the send half of the year resulted to an average growth, thus the European market for desiccants is expected to be growing market.


The desiccant market for Asia is an market which stared in late, the market has huge potential as most of the emerging countries like India, China, etc are developing countries with developing markets, infrastructure and huge scope for FDI’s thus this markets has huge potential for growth.

This project report provides the market information & market data about the following geographies:


  •   North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Latin America


  • Western Europeo

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • U.K

    • Rest of Western Europe

Asia – Pacific 

  • Asia

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia

  • Pacific Countries

    • Australia

    • New Zealand

Middle East & Africa

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