Plastic Bottles Are Gradually Replacing Glass Bottles
In The Medical Industry
The market for plastic packaging is vast and beverage packaging bottles are the largest market for plastic packaging. In recent years, plastic packaging has also appeared in areas that were originally monopolized by glass bottles such as beer.
In the field of medical packaging, the share of plastic packaging is also increasing. Various high-performance, versatile plastic packaging is rapidly sweeping the entire packaging field.
Among them, in the medical field, the development of polypropylene transparent packaging is another hot spot for plastic packaging bottles at home and abroad in recent years. The new high-transparent PP can be widely used in injection blowing, extrusion blowing, extrusion, thermoforming of various containers, medicine bottles, etc., its cost performance is suitable, is a competitor of PS, ABS, PET, PE bottles, and has a broad market prospect.
Polyester (PET) liquid medicine packaging bottles and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) medicine packaging bottles have all begun to enter the medical packaging field. The good barrier properties of plastic packaging have good development prospects in the special packaging fields with special requirements such as high temperature resistance and sterility.
Many people say that it is only a matter of time before plastic packaging completely conquers the field of medical packaging.
The glass bottle market shrinks rapidly
In fact, the continuous shrinkage of the glass bottle market is an indisputable fact. The output of glass infusion bottles has declined rapidly in recent years, because more and more pharmaceutical companies use plastic bottles. In the past 3 years, plastic bottles have accounted for 30% to 40% of the entire market.
One of the advantages of medical plastic packaging compared to glass bottles is the convenience of transportation. The use of plastic bottles is mainly due to the fact that plastic infusion bottles are light in weight, not easy to break, and easy to transport and store. This is an international trend.