Global Ampoules Packaging Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Ampoules Packaging Market Research Report Information Report by Material (Glass and Plastic), By Application (Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care, Chemical and others) and By Region - Global Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/PNT/1790-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Varsha More | February 2024         

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Ampoules Packaging Market Overview

The global ampoules packaging market was valued at USD 3.5 billion in 2020.The ampoules packaging market is well established. Ampoules are small sealed vials that are used to preserve and store samples against contamination. These are mostly made up of glass but plastic ampoules have also come to the market. They play a vital role in the packaging and storage of pharmaceutical products, powders, etc. 

Packaging is an essential procedure in the manufacturing process to protect the product from external contamination. Ampoules are special as these are sealed and ensure an aseptic condition for the product. 

The Compound Annual growth rate (CAGR) for global ampoules packaging material is estimated to be around 7 % over the current forecast period. 

With the development in packaging technology, ampoules are now cost-effective, stronger, and non-reactive with the content. Therefore, the use of ampoules for preserving different products, especially liquid samples, is increasing. The market is expected to expand further to assume a significant value in the near future. The global ampoules packaging Industry is estimated to reach a market value of about USD 8 billion by end of the current forecast period in 2030. 

Covid-19 Analysis

Covid 19 had a negative impact on the global ampoules packaging market. There were large-scale disruptions in supply chains which led to halting in production. As a result, the market growth rate fell sharply. 

On the other hand, the demand for medicinal drugs increased manifolds over the period. As the demand for drugs is directly related to the demand for ampoules, the market showed a V-shaped recovery. The global market is expected to catch its pre covid growth rate soon. 

Competitive Landscape

The global market for ampoules packaging is dominated by different glass industries and medical device manufacturers. The key global players are:-

  • Gerresheimer AG (Germany)

  • Penner Corporation (U.S.A)

  • James Alexander Corporation (U.S.A)

  • Ampersand S.A. (Argentina),

  • Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Limited (India)

  • Schott AG (Germany)

  • Adelphi Healthcare Packaging (U.K.)

  • Sandfire Scientific Ltd. (U.S.A)

  • Solopharm Company (Russia)

Market dynamics


The major demand raising factor for the global market is the rise in disease incidence. With rising disease incidence the demand for medicinal drugs increases and so does the market demand for ampoules. 

Newer technology such as plastic packaging technology can effectively counter the problem of glass particles contaminating the contents. Moreover, plastic vials are cheap and have high dimensional strength, thus are getting very popular. This is, in turn, boosting the demand for plastic vials manufacturers. 

One of the major growth driving factors is strict packaging safety standards set by Governmental bodies. The modern packaging material has to comply with the standards set by the governments and regulatory bodies. Ampoules are getting popular as they are relatively cheap and effective to ensure aseptic conditions. Moreover, government initiatives for the adoption of generic medicines rather than branded medicine are also expected to boost the growth of the market.


As ampoules are available for only one-time use, recycling is an essential step, without recycling the cost of production increases significantly. Moreover, glass ampoules are found to contaminate the contents within, which is still a matter of concern.   Therefore, this is hindering the growth of the glass ampoules market. Moreover, the brittleness of glass is also a major problem of the glass ampoules market, restricting growth. On the other hand, plastic ampoules have drawbacks like high absorbability and low heat resistance.  

Technology analysis

The ampoule is a small, sealed bottle made up of glass or plastic used for preserving solid or liquid content. It is an important packaging material that prevents contamination of content with external agents and ensures aseptic conditions. 

Ampoules are used to store chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, etc. They are used to store chemicals that require a high form of purity and aseptic conditions.

However, ampoules are available for one-time use only as these are opened by cracking the neck. 

Glass ampoules are made by glass tubing and shaped by heating with gas torches. Then they are hermetically sealed to prevent air contamination. These ampoules may be transparent or made up of colored glass to prevent photochemical reactions.

Study objectives

This report aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the ampoules packaging market. The specific objectives of this market report are given below:

  • To analyze and forecast the ampoules packaging market in terms of value and volume.

  • To provide information about the impact of covid 19 on the market and market growth thereafter.

  • To identify the problems and prospects of the market.

  • To give details about the technological viability of the product and possible further innovation areas.

  • To provide an overview of the regional market and potentially growing segments.

Segment overview

Segmentation of the global ampoules packaging market by, Material

  • Glass

  • Plastic

Glass Ampules dominate the ampoule market. Glass has been used for making ampoules for a long time.  Glass is recyclable and heat resistant which makes it the manufacturer's choice. However, plastic is significantly increasing its presence on the Ampules packaging market.  Favorable properties of plastic such as cost-friendly, mon reactiveness, and recyclability are making it popular for ampoule making. Moreover, plastic ampoules ensure ease of administration and prevent drug overfill. Furthermore, plastic is not brittle and has greater strength and flexibility.  

Segmentation of the global ampoules packaging market by,  End-user Industry

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Personal Care

  • Cosmetic 

The pharmaceuticals segment is the leading segment among the three end-users. The rise in disease incidence among a different segment of the population is causing market growth. The need to maintain the aseptic conditions of pharmaceutical drugs necessitates the use of ampoules. Moreover, the development of sustainable and cost-friendly packaging material is making pharmaceutical ampoules more viable. 

Regional Analysis

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Others

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

    • Others 

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Indonesia

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific 

  • Rest of the world ( RoW )

    • The Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

North America is the largest regional market for ampoules packaging. The high demand for drugs and vaccines makes up the demand for ampoules in this region.  Moreover, increasing government spending on healthcare is boosting the market growth here.

Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing regional market for market. The substantial market growth in this region is due to the development of the pharmaceutical industry in India, China, and other South Asian Countries. Moreover, the high population and increasing disposable income of people is sustaining the demand here. 

Europe is the third-largest regional market for ampoules packaging. Well-established R&D institutes for the healthcare sector can meet the consumer's needs and packaging modifications. Moreover, higher spending on the medical sector is also propelling the market growth in this region. 

Latin America has a developing pharmaceutical industry which is, in turn, generating the demand for ampoules packaging here. The rise of the pharmaceutical industry in Brazil and Mexico is responsible for the growth of the market in this region. This region is also among the fastest-growing regions. Moreover, the market in the Middle East and Africa is also anticipated to expand significantly over the years.  

Recent Developments

  • In April 2019, Schott AG, a German glass company, invested USD 9.7 Million in pharmaceutical tubing production in Rio-De-Janeiro.

  • In March 2019, a German drug packaging company, Gerresheimer, announced plans to invest 40-70 million Euros for a new plant in Skopje.

Intended Audience

This report will be beneficial for every stakeholder of the ampoules packaging market. It will help in decision making for those directly connected with the industry such as :

  • Ampoules Manufacturers

  • Engineering plastic manufacturers

  • Government Regulatory Authorities

  • Traders

  • Importers and Distributors

  • Pharmaceutical Industries

  • End Users

Report overview

This report provides complete details about the ampoules packaging market in terms of current value and future forecast. It also sheds light on the problems and prospects of the given market.

Moreover, technological analysis of the product will help in knowing the product better and in decision making. Furthermore, this report contains a detailed analysis of every segment of the given market for the current forecast period. This report has also highlighted the key players and the current developments in the market. 

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size 2030: USD 8 Billion
  CAGR   7% CAGR (2022 to 2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units    Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Material and By Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Gerresheimer AG, Penner Corporation, James Alexander Corporation, Ampersand S.A., Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Limited, Schott AG, Adelphi Healthcare Packaging, Sandfire Scientific Ltd., Solopharm Company
  Key Market Opportunities   The increasing number of diseases and viral infections
  Key Market Drivers Rise in disease incidence strict packaging safety standards set by Governmental bodies

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The forecast period for Ampoules Packaging market research report is 2022-2030.

The North American region is the largest regional market for the ampoules packaging market. The increasing incidence of diseases and therefore increasing demand for drugs and vaccines is generating the demand in this region

The rise in the need for ampoules for pharmaceutical packaging and the rise in safety standards for packaging are driving the global ampoules packaging market.

Pharmaceutical Industry is the leading segment of the global ampoules packaging market. Moreover, the rising need for drugs and vaccines is increasing the market demand.

The key global players of the ampoules packaging market are:- Gerresheimer AG (Germany) Penner Corporation (U.S.A) James Alexander Corporation (U.S.A) Ampersand S.A. (Argentina), Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Limited (India) Schott AG (Germany) Adelphi Healthcare Packaging (U.K.) Sandfire Scientific Ltd. (U.S.A) Solopharm Company (Russia)

Key Questions Answered

  • Global Market Outlook
  • In-depth analysis of global and regional trends
  • Analyze and identify the major players in the market, their market share, key developments, etc.
  • To understand the capability of the major players based on products offered, financials, and strategies.
  • Identify disrupting products, companies, and trends.
  • To identify opportunities in the market.
  • Analyze the key challenges in the market.
  • Analyze the regional penetration of players, products, and services in the market.
  • Comparison of major players‚Äô financial performance.
  • Evaluate strategies adopted by major players.
  • Recommendations
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