Sterilization Pouches Market Revenue Expanding at USD 86.9 Billion By 2032

Published Date : 18 Apr 2023

The global sterilization pouches market revenue was valued at USD 43.71 billion in 2022 and it is expected to increase to around USD 86.9 billion by 2032 with a noteworthy CAGR of roughly 7.1% between 2023 and 2032.

Increasing demand for sterilization pouches from the healthcare industry is a key factor driving the sterilization pouch market's growth over the anticipated period. Sterilization pouches are provided in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, including heat-sealing and self-sealing, to meet the demands of the healthcare sector and other industries.

Market Overview:

It is easier to handle, sanitize, and store each item before use when sterilization pouches are used. Presenting sterile items is facilitated and accelerated by the use of sterilizing pouches. Flat seals ensure the integrity of the seal in steam autoclaves and prevent the bags from opening or being damaged by the steam. Sterilization pouches make it easier to handle, clean, and store every item safely until it is used. Until the self-sealing, adhesive strip or heat-sealed closure is opened, the pouches protect the sterility of the items kept inside from being compromised.

Some of the factors propelling the growth of the sterilization pouch market include the rise in surgical operations, the frequency of hospital-acquired diseases, and the rising awareness of the necessity of sterilization in the healthcare sector. The market for sterilization pouches worldwide is being driven by the demand for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sterilization pouches because they are very stable when subjected to sterling gases and high-energy sterilization processes. Further assisting the global sterilization pouch market's increased penetration is its outstanding tear strength and puncture resistance quality.

Market share, segmentation, alternative rates, market size, and market coverage metrics are used to describe the sterilization pouch market. The market is expanding in part due to the growing popularity of single-use sterilizing pouches. Instead of having to clean and sterilize equipment after use, single-use sterilization pouches are more practical and economical than reusable pouches.

Sterilization Pouches Market Report Scope:

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022 USD 43.71 Billion
Projected Forecast Value in 2032 USD 86.9 Billion
Growth Rate 7.1% from 2023 to 2032
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Companies Mentioned Amcor plc, Mondi Group, Berry Global, YIPAK, 3M, Dynarex Corporation, PMS Healthcare Technologies, Getinge Group, Smurfit Kappa, STERIS, Certol International, Wihuri, Shanghai Jianzhong Medical Equipment Packing Co., Ltd., Prompac, Cardinal Health, AMD Medicom Inc., STERIMED and Others.
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa

Regional Insights:

Market size, market coverage, market share, alternative rates, and market segmentation have all been determined for the sterilization pouch market. In the upcoming years, it is anticipated that North America will continue to dominate the sterilization pouch market. The market in the area was worth $9,534.68 million. This is primarily due to the assurance that residents have access to essential healthcare services and resources. The fact that Europe has relatively high healthcare spending per capita when compared to other nations is another factor boosting the growth of the regional market.

On the other hand, the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate due to the rising demand for healthcare services and a growing appreciation of the value of sterilization in preventing infections. The demand for sterilizing pouches is also anticipated to rise as medical tourism in the region increases. Healthcare expenses per person are significantly lower here than in industrialized western countries. The healthcare sector is changing significantly in countries like China and India, and it is anticipated that this will increase the demand for sterilization supplies in these areas.

Report Highlights:

  • By Type, Sterilization containers, sterilization wrappings, and other categories make up the market segments for sterilization pouches based on type. Due to the demand for these materials in hospitals and clinics for small instruments and medical equipment, the paper and plastic-based industry is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate in the market. The manufacturing of these pouches adheres to the rules established by the packaging and healthcare industries. It is anticipated that the paper and plastic-based category will grow at the fastest rate in the market due to the rising demand for small instruments and medical equipment in clinics and hospitals.
  • By Applications, According to their intended use, hospitals, CSSDs, clinics, and other entities make up the sterilization pouch market. Hospitals are the biggest users of sterilization pouches due to the large patient populations they serve and the extensive medical procedures carried out in these facilities. The majority of sterilization pouches are used by hospitals because of the volume of patients they treat, and the significant medical procedures performed there. During patient procedures, sterile medical tools and equipment are employed. Small medical facilities that offer patients simple aesthetic surgical procedures are the second-largest consumers of these pouches.
  • By End-Use, The sterilization methods used, such as steam sterilization, ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilization, gamma sterilization, and others, are used to categorize the sterilization pouch market. Steam sterilization is the industry standard for sterilization pouches. The main reasons for this are its dependability, effectiveness against a wide range of germs, and widespread use in medical facilities. Additionally, steam sterilization is a useful technique that doesn't use risky chemicals. On the other hand, gamma sterilization and ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilization are also frequently applied in the sterilization pouch market.

Market Dynamics


The spread of infections brought on by contaminated medical equipment.

Demand from the ultimate end-use market, the healthcare industry, is anticipated to increase during the forecast period, driving the sterilization pouch market to expand at a significant CAGR globally.  Due to their superior barrier properties against the infiltration of germs compared to traditional medical-grade sheets, the demand for sterilizing pouches has increased. The demand for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sterilization pouches is fueled by the fact that they are extremely stable when exposed to sterilizing gases and high-energy sterilization techniques.  Due to their enhanced grip strength and puncture resistance characteristics, sterilizing pouches have a wider market penetration.


Medical institutions are producing more plastic trash

Medical facilities produce enormous amounts of plastic trash because the vast majority of the instruments and equipment they use are made of plastic. According to the US Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council, the plastic waste generated in US hospitals is made up of sterilization pouches and wraps. As a result, there is an increasing need for hospitals to adopt reusable and recyclable plastic sterilization items. According to surveys conducted by Practicing Green Health, a nonprofit organization aiming to make hospitals more environmentally friendly, facilities that switched from single-use plastic to reusable devices produced significantly less waste.  green health claims that using reusable medical supplies can significantly reduce spending for healthcare organizations.


Reusable medical equipment is being introduced to increase product uptake

It is impractical to use brand-new medical devices or instruments on every patient due to their high cost and sterilization requirements. Medical tools and equipment can be reused repeatedly without endangering the patient's hygiene or health thanks to the use of sterilization pouches. This supports patients and lowers costs for the healthcare system while also assisting patients in using their resources as effectively as possible. For instance, some of the more expensive sterilization pouches have a maximum lifespan of 100 sterilization cycles.


Product costs are high

Sterilization pouches can be costly since they are produced from materials of a medical grade that can withstand extreme heat, pressure, and moisture. This may limit their adoption, particularly in less developed countries with limited healthcare budgets. Alternative sterilization methods, such as gas plasma and radiation sterilization, might be a more cost-efficient and successful alternative to traditional steam sterilization.  The need for sterilizing pouches might decline as a result of these substitute techniques.

Recent Developments:

  • December 2019, The US-based M&Q Packaging has created a new line of dry heat and steam sterilization pouch closures that can withstand high temperatures and chemical abrasion.  A customer's desire for a specially manufactured product led the company to develop an "easy shot" flap solution.
  • May 2020, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted STERIS plc another Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to decontaminate N95 respirators. The company has developed a decontamination cycle for hospitals to use with its AMSCO Steam Sterilizers, which sterilize respirators using hydrogen peroxide.

Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • Sterilization Pouches
    • Paper Pouches
    • Plastic Pouches
  • Sterilization Wrapping
  • Sterilization Containers
  • Others

By Application

  • Hospitals
  • CSSDs
  • Clinics
  • Others

By End-Use

  • Food & Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • Cosmetics
  • Household Goods
  • Others

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