Sterilization Containers Market

Sterilization Containers Market

Sterilization Containers Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product (Sterilization Container and Accessories), Type (Perforated and Non-perforated), Material, Size, Technology, Application, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23553

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Sterilization Containers Market is accounted for $358.85 million in 2023 and is expected to reach $511.72 million by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. Sterilization containers, which are reusable hard containers, are used to keep and store surgical equipment once they have been sterilized. These containers come in a wide range of sizes and materials, and they have filters that let sterilizing chemicals to flow through. Sterilization containers are part of class II medical equipment. Along with increased safety, they provide considerable economic and environmental advantages. Metal or plastic are the two most expensive materials for sterilization vessels. The reusable nature of rigid containers significantly reduces waste generation as compared to sterilizing wraps and the disposal expenditures that go along with them.

According to an article published by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in July 2020, around 310.0 million major surgeries are performed each year globally, with an estimated 40.0-50.0 million procedures occurring in the U.S., and an estimated 20.0 million occurring in Europe.

Market Dynamics:


Rising incidence of infections

Healthcare management is significantly complicated by hospital acquired infections (HAIs), which also increase morbidity and death. The most frequent HAIs are surgical site infections (SSIs), which can be brought on by the surgical installation of implants or prostheses or by exposure to endogenous bacteria, surgical tools, medical workers, and items brought in for the procedure. The market for sterilizing container systems is primarily developing due to the rising occurrence of HAIs.


Strict rules & regulations

Compliance with manufacturing laws and regulations is necessary since even the smallest flaw might do harm to the product, reducing its effectiveness. These containers must be produced and packaged using a time-consuming and difficult technological procedure. Radiation and sterilisation validation are two of the criteria used by the FDA. Such regulations require knowledge, resources, and money to follow, which limits the potential of sterile containers. The market expansion is anticipated to be constrained by stringent regulations and standards relating to the materials utilized and requirements set by manufacturers for packaging.


Growing awareness in emerging economies

India and China are home to a sizable patient population because they account for more than half of the world's population. The rise of multi-drug resistant microorganisms, public pressure to improve hospital care quality, HAI-related healthcare system costs, lax regulatory barriers, and government initiatives all contribute significantly to the growth of the sterilization container systems market in these nations. Additionally, the growing incidence of the corona virus in these nations increased people's awareness of cleanliness, which in turn increased market demand.


Availability of alternatives

With the rise in surgical operations, there is a growing requirement for thoroughly sterilized equipment. End users are utilizing alternate sterilizing products like wraps and pouches, which are substantially less expensive, to meet this need. End consumers are more likely to use these alternatives because of their lower initial costs. Over the course of the projection period, this is anticipated to limit market expansion.

Covid-19 Impact

Globally, the COVID-19 epidemic has caused economic damages. Manufacturers suffered financial losses as a result of the interruption in transportation and supply chain management brought on by the strict rules and regulations enforced by the regulatory organisations. The need for sterile containers is anticipated to increase due to the tightening of laws and regulations and the waning effects of the epidemic. The epidemic has led to improved cleanliness and a sharp rise in the demand for medical exams and other diagnostic testing.

The aluminum segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The aluminum segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. Since aluminum sterilization containers have a lifespan of more than five years, they are a suitable long-term affordable choice. Aluminum is softer, lighter than other materials, and rust-proof due to its chemical makeup, which makes it much easier to cut and shape. Aluminum is a more economical choice since their lifetime costs decline overall at a rate that is around 70–80% faster than those of single-use wraps. Anodizing print is the greatest choice for aluminum sterilization containers because the colour is embedded in the anodized layer and resistant to temperatures up to 650°C as well as chemical and mechanical stress, which increases the value.

The filter segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The filter segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. In sterilization containers, filter mechanisms are utilized as a microbiological barrier as well as a means of allowing the sterility to enter and exit the container. The majority of sealed container systems employ a disposable filter designed for terminal sterilization and extended storage that is fixed in place by a gasket filter retention plate. It offers a reliable tight seal. Various containers are paired with matching filters, which may be secured to the base or lid of the container. The filters that are linked to the container may be permanent in situ, reusable, or detachable. The demand for this category is being driven by all these advantages.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. Product adoption is improving as a result of rising healthcare costs and better healthcare legislation in various regions' countries. Furthermore, the greater frequency of hospital-acquired infections and encouraging government initiatives would further fuel market expansion in the area throughout the course of the projection year.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the rising number of key players. U.S is expected to hold the highest share in North America. The United States is anticipated to have the largest share in North America. This development can be attributed to the FDA's various regulations, which are increasing the demand for premium and environmentally friendly goods in this area. The high rate of hospital-acquired diseases and growing public awareness about the importance of sterilizing medical equipment are also driving up demand for sterilization containers in the area.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Sterilization Containers Market include Johnson & Johnson Services, Dupont De Nemours Inc., GS Medical packaging, Amcor Limited, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.m Riverside Medical Packaging Company Ltd, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Integra LifeSciences, KLS Martin Group, B. Braun SE, MELAG Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Medline Industries, SHARPLINE Surgical Technologies GmbH, ELCON Medical Instruments GmbH, Strategic Business Holdings, GPC Medical Ltd, Symmetry Surgical Inc., Ace Osteomedica, GEUDER AG, Summit Medical LLC, Case Medical Limited and Aesculap Inc.

Key Developments:

In November 2022, Medline Industries, LP announced its partnership with the Nebraska, U.S.-based Bryan Health to simplify supply chain operations of essential medical supplies, including sterilization containers.

In October 2022, Case Medical received the FDA 510k approval for its SteriTite Universal Container System. This system is used to enclose instrument sets & medical devices during sterilization, transport, and storage.

In September 2022, Medline Industries, LP collaborated with Inspire Specialty Hospital to offer clinical education and products such as sterilization containers through the Medline Post-Acute Care Infection Prevention Program.

In October 2020, Aesculap Inc. partnered with Ascendco Health (U.S.) to offer solutions for perioperative workflows by the latter company’s proprietary technology, providing an innovative solution for modernizing surgical operations.

In October 2019, KLS Martin Group announced a new cooperation with the Danish innovators Caretag Surgical to bring RFID technology to surgical assets including sterilization containers.

Products Covered:
• Sterilization Container
• Accessories

Types Covered:
• Perforated
• Non-perforated

Materials Covered:
• Stainless Steel
• Aluminum
• Plastic
• Glass
• Other Materials

Sizes Covered:
• Half Size Sterilization Container
• Special Size Sterilization Container
• Middle Size Sterilization Container
• Full Size Sterilization Container
• Mini Sterilization Container

Technologies Covered:
• Filter
• Valves

Applications Covered:
• Pharmaceutical & Biological
• In-vitro Diagnostic Products
• Surgical & Medical Instruments
• Medical Implants
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Hospitals
• Specialty Clinics
• Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturers
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
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- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
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- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Technology Analysis
3.8 Application Analysis
3.9 End User Analysis
3.10 Emerging Markets
3.11 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Sterilization Containers Market, By Product
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Sterilization Container
5.3 Accessories

6 Global Sterilization Containers Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Perforated
6.3 Non-perforated

7 Global Sterilization Containers Market, By Material
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Stainless Steel
7.3 Aluminum
7.4 Plastic
7.5 Glass
7.6 Other Materials

8 Global Sterilization Containers Market, By Size
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Half Size Sterilization Container
8.3 Special Size Sterilization Container
8.4 Middle Size Sterilization Container
8.5 Full Size Sterilization Container
8.6 Mini Sterilization Container

9 Global Sterilization Containers Market, By Technology
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Filter
9.3 Valves

10 Global Sterilization Containers Market, By Application
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Pharmaceutical & Biological
10.3 In-vitro Diagnostic Products
10.4 Surgical & Medical Instruments
10.5 Medical Implants
10.6 Other Applications

11 Global Sterilization Containers Market, By End User
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Hospitals
11.3 Specialty Clinics
11.4 Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturers
11.5 Other End Users

12 Global Sterilization Containers Market, By Geography
12.1 Introduction
12.2 North America
12.2.1 US
12.2.2 Canada
12.2.3 Mexico
12.3 Europe
12.3.1 Germany
12.3.2 UK
12.3.3 Italy
12.3.4 France
12.3.5 Spain
12.3.6 Rest of Europe
12.4 Asia Pacific
12.4.1 Japan
12.4.2 China
12.4.3 India
12.4.4 Australia
12.4.5 New Zealand
12.4.6 South Korea
12.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
12.5 South America
12.5.1 Argentina
12.5.2 Brazil
12.5.3 Chile
12.5.4 Rest of South America
12.6 Middle East & Africa
12.6.1 Saudi Arabia
12.6.2 UAE
12.6.3 Qatar
12.6.4 South Africa
12.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

13 Key Developments
13.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
13.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
13.3 New Product Launch
13.4 Expansions
13.5 Other Key Strategies

14 Company Profiling
14.1 Johnson & Johnson Services
14.2 Dupont De Nemours Inc.
14.3 GS Medical packaging
14.4 Amcor Limited
14.5 West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
14.6 Riverside Medical Packaging Company Ltd
14.7 Becton, Dickinson and Company
14.8 Integra LifeSciences
14.9 KLS Martin Group
14.10 B. Braun SE
14.11 MELAG Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG
14.12 Medline Industries
14.13 SHARPLINE Surgical Technologies GmbH
14.14 ELCON Medical Instruments GmbH
14.15 Strategic Business Holdings
14.16 GPC Medical Ltd
14.17 Symmetry Surgical Inc.
14.18 Ace Osteomedica
14.20 Summit Medical LLC
14.21 Case Medical Limited
14.22 Aesculap Inc

List of Tables
1 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Product (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Sterilization Container (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Accessories (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Perforated (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Non-perforated (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Material (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Stainless Steel (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Aluminum (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Plastic (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Glass (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Other Materials (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Size (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Half Size Sterilization Container (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Special Size Sterilization Container (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Middle Size Sterilization Container (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Full Size Sterilization Container (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Mini Sterilization Container (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Technology (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Filter (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Valves (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Pharmaceutical & Biological (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By In-vitro Diagnostic Products (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Surgical & Medical Instruments (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Medical Implants (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Hospitals (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Specialty Clinics (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturers (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Sterilization Containers Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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