Global Temperature Controlled Packaging Material for Healthcare Market - Segment Analysis, Opportunity Assessment, Future Trends, Growth Factors, Competitive Intelligence and Industry Outlook, 2017-2027

Temperature Controlled Packaging Material for Healthcare Market Report Overview:

The temperature controlled packaging material for healthcare market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 15.8 % to reach US$ 40,144.7 million by 2027 from US$ 13,075.2 million in 2020.

Temperature controlled packaging material is a solution to pack healthcare products that must be kept at a specific temperature range to maintain the integrity and quality of the products. The rise in COVID-19 cases and increasing distribution of vaccines among the people globally has resulted in increased requirement of temperature controlled packaging material.

The companies in the temperature controlled packaging material market have increased their production capacities to meet the rising demand of packaging solutions for shipment of test kits, vaccines and other medicines. Moreover, significant improvement in the healthcare infrastructure and rise in the investments across pharmaceutical industry with rise in the accessibility of medical facilities, primarily driven from the emerging economies is supporting the growth of temperature controlled packaging materials.

Temperature Controlled Packaging Material for Healthcare Market

Temperature Controlled Packaging Material for Healthcare Market Segmentation

Market by Product Type

  • Insulated Containers
    • Chest Style
    • Upright Style
  • Insulated Shippers
    • Expanded Polystyrene Shippers
    • Insulated Polyurethane Shippers
    • Vacuum Insulated Panel Shippers
    •  Others (Panels, Envelopes)
  • Other Coolants (refrigerant, coolants, gels)

Market by Type

  • Active
  • Passive

Market by Cooling Technologies

  • Electrical Refrigeration
  • Dry Ice or Solid Carbon Dioxide
  • Gel Packs
  • Liquid Nitrogen  

Market by Application

  • Ambient Temperature
  • Refrigerated
  • Frozen
  • Cryogenics


  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of APAC
  • Latin America
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of LATAM
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of MEA

Trend Analysis of Temperature Controlled Packaging Material for Healthcare Market

Positive Trends:

  • The increasing demand for sustainable alternative solutions to polystyrene or plastic has accelerated the demand for single-use packaging concept. The temperature controlled packaging manufacturers are increasingly using high proportion of recycled materials that can be further recycled and reused.
  • The manufacturers of temperature controlled packaging materials are increasingly adopting strategies such as mergers & acquisitions and partnerships to stay competitive in the market while meeting the increased demand from the customers

Adverse Trends:

  • Passive cooling systems require advanced technologies resulting in high cost of one unit compared to several other cooling containers. The high cost of passive packaging material is not economical for a logistics company and is limiting the market growth.
  • Various protocols with respect to packaging, new cleaning and sterilization techniques are subjected to change and are often not communicated to the manufacturers. For instance, often hospitals install UV light cabinets for device exterior sterile barrier system packaging for which the packaging is not tested during development impacting the entire value chain.

In terms of market by product type, the insulated shippers segment accounted for the largest share in the temperature controlled packaging material for healthcare market in the year 2020

On the basis of product type, the temperature controlled packaging material for healthcare market is segmented as insulated containers, insulated shippers, and others. The insulated shipper segment is anticipated to dominate the temperature controlled packaging material market owing to constant innovation and advancement in improving the technology of insulated shippers. Additionally, the ability of insulated shippers to maintain the efficacy and freshness of the product is also contributing to market growth.

Moreover, the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Polyurethane (PUR) are the most widely used temperature controlled packaging material. Expanded polystyrene is a low-cost alternative and weighs very little compared to other materials. However, EPS has a lower R-value, which makes it less effective in preventing the outside temperature from affecting the temperature-sensitive product. In addition to this, EPS containers are more likely to crack and separate during transportation sue to overload. But, this problem is rarely encountered in vacuum insulated or PUR containers, and hence EPS containers are not often chosen for larger and longer-range shipments.

On the basis of region Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in temperature controlled packaging material for healthcare market, growing at a CAGR of 17.9% during the forecast period

Asia Pacific region held the second largest market share in the temperature controlled packaging material market with a growth rate of 17.9% during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is the second largest pharmaceutical market after North America and the market share is supported by the developed countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, as well as emerging economies such as India, China, Malaysia, and Indonesia among others.

The region has the presence of the world’s largest contributor to the pharmaceutical industry. For instance, India has excellent strength and infrastructure for manufacturing of generic drugs. The growth in India’s pharmaceutical sector is supported by excellent medical tourism (owing to quality services at marginal costs), innovation and R&D with the support of the Government of India, excellent infrastructure with the highest number of US-FDA compliant plants outside the U.S., expertise in low cost drug manufacturing, and strong domestic demand.

Moreover, Asia Pacific is an ideal destination for clinical trials due to its large patient population, government support for clinical trials, lower trial costs, the scale of medical facilities, and high-quality standards. With an excellent opportunity for clinical trials in the region, the demand for temperature controlled packaging material is extremely high.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges.


  • Rise in the development of pharmaceutical products that are sensitive to temperature changes
  • Increasing use temperature controlled packaging materials with higher R-value


  • Change in healthcare industry standards and regulations


  • Demand from emerging economies
  • The emergence of COVID-19 possess enormous opportunities for market growth


  • Rising concerns over environmental impact of the packaging material

The report also provides in-depth analysis of recent developments of Temperature Controlled Packaging Material for Healthcare market

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March 2021

Product Development

Softbox has developed an ultra-low temperature (ULT) applications reusable parcel shipper to support Pfizer in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. ULT shipper maintain temperature range between -90°C to -60°C for at least 10 days unopened, which helps to maintain quality and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines.


March 2021


Cold Chain Technologies expanded its presence in Europe, Middle East & Africa by opening and regional headquarter in Netherlands. The expansion was aimed at enhancing the service for their customers across Life Sciences industry by bringing the customer service and facilities closer to them.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the temperature controlled packaging material for healthcare market are:

  1. Pelican Biothermal LLC
    1. Company Fundamentals
    2. Financial Analysis (Subject to Availability)
    3. Product Portfolio
    4. SWOT Analysis
  2. Sonoco Products Company
  3. Cold Chain Technologies
  4. Softbox Systems Limited
  5. APEX Packaging Corporation
  6. DS Smith
  7. Sofrigam
  8. va-Q-tec AG
  9. Biotempak
  10. Cryopak Industries Inc
  11. Amcor
  12. Inmark Temperature Controlled Packaging
  13. Other Notable Players

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In the base year, North America accounted for the largest market share

Electrical refrigeration is the fastest growing among all the cooling technologies in the market space

The market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.8 % during the forecast period

The market size was US$ 13,075.2 Mn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach US$ 40,144.7 Mn by 2027

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Table of Contents

  1. Market Introduction
    1. Definition
    2. Scope Of The Study
    3. List Of Assumptions
    4. Market Structure
    5. Scope of the Study: Segmentation 
    6. Timeframe, Currency and Limitations
  2. Research Methodology
    1. 3P Research Approach
    2. Market Sizing Approach
    3. Data Sources
    4. Primary Research Coverage
  3. Executive Summary
    1. Market Summary
    2. Market Snapshot
    3. Regional Snapshot
    4. Country Snapshot
  4. Premium Insights
    1. Key Trend Analysis
    2. New revenue Pockets
    3. Pain Point Analysis
    4. Company Market Share Analysis, by Region
    5. Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
    6. Regulatory Landscape
    7. PESTEL Analysis
    8. Regional Lifecycle
    9. Developed vs. Developing Economies, 2020 vs 2027
  5. Market Overview & Competitive Landscape
    1. Competitive Landscape
    2. Investment Scenario by key Players
    3. Key Player Overview
    4. Product comparison
    5. Player Wise Geographic Presence
    6. Player Wise Target Customer Segment
    7. Recent News
      1. Product Launches & upgrades
      1. R&D / Innovation
      2. Merger & Acquisition
      3. JV & Partnership
      4. Recognition and others
  1. Market Segmentation (Market Size and Share Analysis)
    1. Global Market Size & Historic Growth
    2. Market Size by Product Type
      1. Insulated Containers
        1. Chest Style
        2. Upright Style
      1. Insulated Shippers
        1. Expanded Polystyrene Shippers
        2. Insulated Polyurethane Shippers
        3. Vacuum Insulated Panel Shippers
        4.  Others (Panels, Envelopes)
      2. Other Coolants (refrigerant, coolants, gels)
    1. Market Size by Type
      1. Active
      1. Passive
    1. Market Size by Cooling Technologies
      1. Electrical Refrigeration
      1. Dry Ice, or Solid Carbon Dioxide
      2. Gel Packs
      3. Liquid Nitrogen
    1. Market Size by Applications
      1. Ambient Temperature
      1. Refrigerated
      2. Frozen
      3. Cryogenics
  1. Market Dynamics
    1. Market Drivers
    2. Opportunities
    3. Value Chain Analysis
    4. Pricing Analysis
    5. Overview of Temperature Controlled Packaging Material for Healthcare
  2. COVID – 19 Opportunity Mapping
    1. Revenue Impact & Opportunity
    2. Strategic Adjustments
    3. Supply Chain Impact
    4. Impact Outlook
    5. Key Drivers & Anticipated Revival Period
    6. Key Trends Analysis
    7. Impact on End user Industry
    8. Opportunity Analysis
  3. Regional Market Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      1. Canada
    1. Europe
      1. UK
      1. Germany
      2. France
      3. Italy
      4. Spain
      5. Rest of Europe
    1. APAC
      1. China
      1. India
      2. Japan
      3. South Korea
      4. Rest of APAC
    1. Latin America
      1. Mexico
      1. Brazil
      2. Argentina
      3. Rest of LATAM
    1. Middle East & Africa
      1. GCC
      1. Rest of MEA
  1. Company Profiles
    1. Pelican Biothermal LLC
      1. Company Fundamentals
      1. Financial Analysis (Subject to Availability)
      2. Product Portfolio
      3. SWOT Analysis
    1. Sonoco Products Company
    2. Cold Chain Technologies
    3. Softbox Systems Limited
    4. APEX Packaging Corporation
    5. DS Smith
    6. Sofrigam
    7. va-Q-tec AG
    8. Biotempak
    9. Cryopak Industries Inc
    10. Amcor
    11. Inmark Temperature Controlled Packaging
    12. Other Notable Players
      1. Cryoport Systems, LLC.
      1. Envirotainer AB
      2. Intelsius
      3. ECOCOOL
      4. Exeltainer
      5. CSafe Global, LLC
      6. American Aerogel
      7. Insulated Products Corporation
      8. Nordic Cold Chain Solutions
      9. AerisGroup
      10. LIFOAM
      11. Perishable Shipping Solutions
      12. Woolcool
      13. PCM Products Ltd
      14. Sorbafreeze
      15. PCI Pharma Services
      16. Hydropac Limited
      17. Tempack

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