Middle East and Africa Medical Devices Packaging Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Middle East and Africa Medical Devices Packaging Market is segmented by Material (Plastic, Paper and Paper Board), By Product (Pouches and Bags, Trays, Boxes, Clam Shells), By Application (Sterile Packaging, Non - Sterile Packaging), Country.

MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market Size

Middle East and Africa Medical Devices Packaging Market
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 4.8 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market Analysis

The Middle East and Africa Medical Devices Packaging Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period 2021-2026. Medical packaging is commonly used for packaging medical devices, equipment, implants, and medications. Consequently, medical device packaging is in high demand due to the rising need for surgical implants and tools, electro-medical equipment, medical supplies, irradiation apparatuses, in-vitro diagnostic equipment and reagents, and dentistry goods.

  • The Middle East and Africa healthcare industry is seeing an increase in demand for sterile medical packaging. Plastics, paper & paperboard have several advantages, including recyclability, low weight, and durability. Sterile medical packaging also protects against environmental damage, such as moisture during transit, which has led to an increase in demand from the medical industry.
  • The medical packaging market in this area is projected to be led by plastic-based medical packaging. This expansion can be due to its high consumption and rising end-user demand. In the medical device packaging industry, plastic polymers such as polyester, HDPE, and polypropylene are widely utilized to produce vials and ampoules, bottles, and pre-filled syringes.
  • The pouches and bags category is likely to have the most significant share. They are capable of packing tiny, medium, and significant medical items. Medical gadgets are easy to store and handle,owing to their compact size and high product-to-package ratio. When made from suitable materials like PET and LLDPE, pouches and bags may protect gadgets from moisture, light, and gases.
  • COVID-19 has increased demand for medical equipment such as respirators, ventilators, oximeters, and other medical devices that aid in treating respiratory diseases. As a result, the market will continue to rise as more medical equipment is used, necessitating packaging.

MEA Medical Devices Packaging Industry Segmentation

Protecting medical equipment requires preserving package integrity. Proper packaging is frequently required by the medical device to minimize physical damage, biological contamination, and other external disturbances. The other reason is to ensure that the equipment is properly identified by labeling. The medical device packaging market is expanding as the healthcare sector through significant transformations due to the emergence of new illnesses, the expansion of regulatory requirements, and the development of modern healthcare systems.

By Material
Others Materials
By Products Type
Pouches & Bags
Clam Shells
Other Products
By Application
Sterile Packaging
Non-Sterile Packaging
By Country
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market according to our research experts:

Increasing role of IoT in Medical Packaging

  • IoT in healthcare systems may track every package of medicine, track the medication action of every tablet or capsule, and display all prescription information for patients. For this aim, the rise of Intelligent and Interactive Packaging (I2Pack) format is a good fit for smart devices. The I2Pack is the next generation of medical packaging that integrates RFID, energy harvesting, sensing, communication, and other capabilities over existing packaging media to connect with consumers.
  • The information fetched and carried by packaging will change from static to dynamic, and the flow of information will change from single-directional (product-to-consumer only) to dual-directional (both product-to-consumer and consumer-to-producer); as a result, the I2Pack will be able to take on more responsibilities than just containing and protecting goods.
  • Smart packaging based on the Internet of Things can assist in restricting the entrance of chemicals into healthcare facilities, which can be linked to security measures and the correct patient to ensure traceability. In order to combat counterfeiting and illicit recycling in emerging markets, this is critical.
Middle East and Africa Medical Devices Packaging Market

Pouches is Expected to Hold Major Share

  • Pouches are often used containers for tiny to medium-sized soft and semi-soft medical supplies supplied in unit numbers, and they are resistant to damage during shipping and storage. IV administration sets, Intravenous (IV) catheters, dialysis disconnect caps, minor surgical equipment, wound dressings, diagnostic test packs, and dentistry supplies are among the items that can be stored in pouches. In medical device packaging, a variety of films are employed. These materials are extremely versatile and come in a number of forms, including mono films, laminations, and coextrusions.
  • The pouches were made of laminated paper with polyolefin layers. Uncoated nonwoven polyolefin materials are widely employed in the production of heat-sealable pouches. Some aspects that cater to the need include sterilizing methods (e.g., the material must bear high temperatures) and protection requirements (e.g., strong puncture resistance).
  • Furthermore, rising applications in the unit-of-use packaging of small to medium-sized medical devices, appliances, and supplies are likely to drive increased demand for pouches. Pouch demand is projected to be influenced by the growing usage of diagnostic test packs, prefilled inhalers and syringes, and surgical and dental trays in secondary packing.
Middle East and Africa Medical Devices Packaging Market

MEA Medical Devices Packaging Industry Overview

The Middle East and Africa Medical Devices Packaging Market is partially fragmented. Some of the major players in the market are Amcor plc, Mondi Group, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., AptarGroup, Inc., Alpla Group, and others. The key strategic initiatives made in this sector are:

  • In October 2021, DuPont has introduced novel packaging for biopharmaceutical applications, including bottle closures. This new solution is meant to seal plastic bottles, containers, and threaded glass, which is utilized in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical operations for media and buffer pooling and storage, fluid transfer, and sample collecting.
  • In April 2021, to enhance the sustainability of healthcare packaging, Amcor Plc launched the "AmSky blister system," a recyclable healthcare packaging solution. The first senior-friendly (CRSF) and child-resistant recyclable solution for the most popular pharmaceutical package type will be delivered with this solution.

MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market Leaders

  1. Amcor plc

  2. Mondi Group

  3. DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

  4. AptarGroup, Inc.

  5. Alpla Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Middle East and Africa Medical Devices Packaging Market

MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market News

  • In March 2021, Sonoco Healthcare Packaging Company partnered with The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) to support HPRC's goal of a world where all healthcare plastics are successfully and securely recycled and generally recognized as valuable resources.
  • In January 2020, ALPLApharma (a new brand of the ALPLA Group) had chosen to provide a full line of packaging materials tailored to the pharmaceutical industry. Although the CRC justONE is lighter than other child-resistant closures, it is nonetheless dependable.

MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Assessment of COVID-19 Impact on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Demand for Sustainable Packaging

      2. 5.1.2 Augemnting Sterile Packaging for Medical Poducts

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Government Regulation for Plastic Usage


    1. 6.1 By Material

      1. 6.1.1 Plastic

      2. 6.1.2 Paper

      3. 6.1.3 Others Materials

    2. 6.2 By Products Type

      1. 6.2.1 Pouches & Bags

      2. 6.2.2 Trays

      3. 6.2.3 Boxes

      4. 6.2.4 Clam Shells

      5. 6.2.5 Other Products

    3. 6.3 By Application

      1. 6.3.1 Sterile Packaging

      2. 6.3.2 Non-Sterile Packaging

    4. 6.4 By Country

      1. 6.4.1 United Arab Emirates

      2. 6.4.2 Saudi Arabia

      3. 6.4.3 South Africa

      4. 6.4.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Amcor plc

      2. 7.1.2 Mondi Group

      3. 7.1.3 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 Swiss Pac

      5. 7.1.5 AptarGroup, Inc.

      6. 7.1.6 Alpla Group

      7. 7.1.7 Ball Corporation

      8. 7.1.8 Sonoco Products Company

      9. 7.1.9 DS Smith PLC

      10. 7.1.10 Wipak Group

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market Research FAQs

The MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.8% over the next 5 years.

Amcor plc, Mondi Group, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., AptarGroup, Inc., Alpla Group are the major companies operating in MEA Medical Devices Packaging Market.

MEA Medical Devices Packaging Industry Report

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