Blister Packaging Equipment Market Size & Share, by Type (Carded, Clamshell); Equipment Type (Shuttle Blister, Rotary Blister, Inline Filler); Technology (Cold Forming, Thermoforming); Material (Plastic, Aluminum, Paper & Paperboard); End-user (Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 4488
  • Published Date: Feb 17, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Global Blister Packaging Equipment Market Definition

Blister packaging equipment are specialized machines that are used in the unit-dose packaging of capsules, tablets, and others. This equipment includes components to create blister packs made from thermoformed plastic or cold-formed aluminum film. Several types of machines are available to produce blister packaging such as, rapid pack blister, blister sealing, and blister packing machine. Blister packaging equipment are utilized in chemical factories, food processing plants, pharmaceuticals, and others. Blister packaging machines have both stationary and moving parts.

The automatic blister packing machines are separated into three different groups based on how they operate. Which are machines are flat plate, roller type, and roller plate blister packaging. Based on the blister packaging equipment, there are several type of blister packaging available such as, clamshell, full-face seal blister, trapped blister, face seal blister, full card blister, and others. Blister packaging is highly used in the packaging of vulnerable products, electronic accessories, delicate parts, stationery, batteries, DIY products, and many more.

Global Blister Packaging Equipment Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 25 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~USD 40 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)

Global Blister Packaging Equipment Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2033

The global blister packaging equipment market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 40 Billion by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~3% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 25 Billion in the year 2022. The growth of the market can be attributed to the higher utilization of blister packaging in pharmaceuticals to pack medicines backed by the escalated consumption and distribution of medicines across the globe. Medicines comprises several chemical and other components that requires specialized packaging to preserve them for a prolonged time. If these medicines aren’t packed properly, the ability of them to treat diseases and disorders can be affected negatively. Blister packaging is considered to one of the most suitable types of packaging for medicines. As of 2021, it was estimated that approximately USD 1.5 trillion was spent on medicine across the globe.


Global blister packaging equipment market trends such as, the rising adoption of blister packaging and a noteworthy increase in disposable income are projected to influence the growth of the market positively over the forecast period. A report published by the World Bank stated that the adjusted net national income dropped to approximately USD 8,784 per capita in 2020. Additionally, higher demand for packed toys and others is further projected to hike the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in 2021, toy sales across the globe were estimated to hit about USD 100 billion. Therefore, all these factors are expected to propel the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Global Blister Packaging Equipment Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Manufacturing Activities of Packed Pharmaceutical Goods - Based on the report provided by National Health Expenditure (NHE), the average spending on prescription drugs was stated to grow by 4.4% in 2018 around the world.

Medicines are mostly sold out in blister packaging since it is the most required method for them to preserve all the health properties. Blister packaging is a process of heating a particular sheet to form a bubble or blister so that it can cover the entire body of the product. In pharmaceuticals, blister packaging is also referred to as unit dose packaging.

  • Rising Inclination Toward Packed Food - As of 2021, the gross sales volume of packaged food was projected to reach about 35 thousand metric tons. Blister packaging is heavily used to pack food since it is durable and keeps the freshness of food for an extended time. It also reduces the additional cost of cartons which further decreases the packaging cost.

  • Increasing Utilization in Baby Food Packaging - For instance, in 2022, the baby food segment in food industry across the globe was anticipated to generate total revenue of around USD 280 billion. There are countless options are available in the market when it comes to baby food such as, poultry, pureed meat, iron-fortified cereals, beans, and many more.

  • Snack Packaging to Boost the Demand for Blister Packaging- In 2022, the revenue generated by the global snack food segment was projected to be about USD 500 billion. Furthermore, in the United States nearly 60% of the people states that they consume cookies every day while have snacks every day. Additionally, more than 2 billion pounds of potato chips are consumed by Americans every year, summing up to nearly 6 pounds per person.

  • Spike in the Utilization of Blister Packaging Equipment in Production Line – for instance, a super-fast packaging line, Integra 520 and Integra 720 was launched by Marchesini Group S.p.A. in 2019 to meet the demand for blister packaging.


  • Escalating Concern for Material Waste of Blister Packaging - For instance, the waste pharmaceutical blister packages (WPBs) generate solid waste comprising aluminum and plastic. Owing to presence of WPBs, the recycling of aluminum becomes very difficult. Furthermore, the plastic layers of blister packaging also make the recycling procedure of blister packaging significantly complex. Hence, this factor is also expected to hamper the market growth over the forecast period.
  • Presence of Alternatives in the Market
  • Disrupted Supply-Chain on Account of COVID-19

Global Blister Packaging Equipment Market Segmentation

The global blister packaging equipment market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end-user into food & beverage, healthcare, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and others. Out of these segments, the food & beverage segment is estimated to gain the largest market share over the projected time frame. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the increasing prevalence of packaged and ready-to-eat meal. For instance, the volume growth of the ready-to-eat meals is forecasted to hit approximately 85,000 mkg by 2027. Now a days, packaged food is highly in demand owing to the growing economically active population. Additionally, escalating penetration of internet and smartphones also boosting the demand online food delivery where food packaging becomes vital to deliver the best quality food to the consumers. By 2026, there will be nearly 2,500 million users of online food delivery while currently approximately 72% of the global population prefer online food delivery system.

The global blister packaging equipment market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by material into plastic, aluminum, and paper & paperboard. Amongst these three segments, the plastic segment is expected to garner a significant share. Blister packaging comprises PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic packaging. It is the most common packaging blister packaging material. Generally, PVC sheets with thickness of nearly 0.3mm are utilized to make blister packs. PVC sheets are used in blister packaging to make it robust, appealing, and durable which also makes blister packs hard to bend. For instance, the consumption volume of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) was stated to reach approximately 55,000 thousand tons across the globe. Hence, such factors are anticipated to propel the market growth over the forecast period.

Our in-depth analysis of the global blister packaging equipment market includes the following segments: 

               By Type

  • Carded
  • Clamshell

                By Equipment Type

  • Shuttle Blister
  • Rotary Blister
  • Inline Filler


                 By Technology

  • Cold Forming
  • Thermoforming


                  By Material

  • Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Paper & Paperboard

                  By End-User

  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Global Blister Packaging Equipment Market Regional Synopsis

The North American blister packaging equipment market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the rising demand for packaged and ready-to-eat meals and the rising adoption of blister packaging in plastic bottles. For instance, it was observed that around 35% of Americans consumed ready-to-eat meals in 2020. Hence, such factors are estimated to hike the growth of the market in the region over the forecast period. Furthermore, growing prevalence of chronic diseases in the region has boosted the higher consumption of medicines in the region. Therefore, such a higher consumption triggered the escalated production and distribution of the medicine across the region resulting in higher adoption of blister packs. For instance, in 2020, the total number of medicine doses consumes in USA was estimated to reach approximately 5 trillion.

Furthermore. the blister packaging equipment market is also projected to grow at rapid pace in the Asia Pacific region over the forecast period. The market in this region is projected to grow mainly on the back of boom in the regional population that is propelling the demand for packaged food. For instance, in Asia Pacific, the total volume of packaged food production was estimated to reach around 1,000,000 by 2027. Furthermore, growing government initiatives in the region to develop healthcare infrastructure has also spurred the production of medicines.


Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Blister Packaging Equipment Market

  • Tauriga Sciences, Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Tjoapack LLC
  • Amcor Limited
  • Display Pack Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Tekni-Plex, Inc.
  • WestRock Company
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Marchesini Group S.p.A.



In the News

  • Tauriga Sciences Inc. to announce the completion of the final blister pack design for its product Tauri-gum. Tauri-gum is further available as an in-black flavor and also comes with cannabigerol. Tauriga Sciences Inc. is a diversified life science company. The company completed one of its vital initiatives to meet the significant national retail chains and demand from regional distributors.

  • Amcor Limited to acquire recognition for its AmSky, recyclable blister packaging system by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). AmSky provides a sustainable packaging solution for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies. It has the potential to replace PE film recycle stream.

Author Credits:  Sadaf Naaz, Mohd Shadab

  • Report ID: 4488
  • Published Date: Feb 17, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the blister packaging equipment market?

Ans: Growing manufacturing activities of packed pharmaceutical goods and spike in the utilization of blister packaging equipment in production line are the major factors driving the market growth.

2) What would be the CAGR of blister packaging equipment market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~3% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033.

3) What are the challenges affecting the blister packaging equipment market growth?

Ans: Escalating concern for material waste of blister packaging are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of blister packaging equipment market in future?

Ans: The market in North America region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

5) Who are the major players dominating the blister packaging equipment market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Tjoapack LLC, Amcor Limited, Display Pack Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Tekni-Plex, Inc., WestRock Company, Honeywell International Inc., Sonoco Products Company, Constantia Flexibles GmbH, and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue-generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the blister packaging equipment market?

Ans: The market is segmented by type, equipment type, technology, material, end-user, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in end-user in the blister packaging equipment market?

Ans: The food & beverage segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.


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