According to their functions, the mechanical equipment of pharmaceutical packaging can be divided into two categories: the equipment for producing pharmaceutical packaging materials and the equipment for completing the pharmaceutical packaging process. In the pharmaceutical field, pharmaceutical packaging machinery is closely related to the quality of drugs, and plays a key role in the shelf life, sales and circulation, use and cost of drugs. In recent years, in the context of pharmaceutical innovation, the requirements of drug quality are constantly improving, and the demand and requirements for pharmaceutical packaging machinery are also increasing. This paper mainly analyzes the equipment opportunities, challenges and trends in the pharmaceutical packaging machinery industry to complete the pharmaceutical packaging process.
Where are the industry opportunities? In recent years, in the context of growing demand for medicine, the global pharmaceutical packaging market has broad prospects. According to the data, in 2018, the market size of the global pharmaceutical packaging industry reached US $94.1 billion, with an average annual compound growth rate of 5.6% from 2015 to 2018. According to the prediction of China Business Industry Research Institute, by 2021, the global pharmaceutical packaging market will reach 108.2 billion US dollars. With the rapid development of the pharmaceutical market, the scale of pharmaceutical packaging industry is very large, which also brings great opportunities to the upstream pharmaceutical packaging machinery industry. It is understood that, especially in recent years, under the background of the innovation and upgrading of the pharmaceutical industry, high-end generic drugs and innovative drugs are born in the continuous research and development. At the same time, the requirements for pharmaceutical packaging will also continue to upgrade, and the demand for high-end pharmaceutical packaging machinery will usher in growth.
Existing challenges At the same time, we need to see the shortcomings of domestic pharmaceutical packaging machinery. Especially compared with the imported medical packaging equipment, there is still a big gap in the innovation ability, operation stability, automatic control technology and processing accuracy of domestic equipment. For example, in terms of automatic control technology, foreign pharmaceutical packaging machinery and equipment have basically achieved intelligent and humanized design, while China's pharmaceutical packaging machinery is relatively backward in PC control and interface control. The industry pointed out that in addition to the use of PC control technology, domestic pharmaceutical packaging machinery manufacturing enterprises must also make matching choices in all aspects of materials, design, etc., in order to achieve intelligent control. The stability of pharmaceutical packaging machinery affects the output. For pharmaceutical production enterprises with large capacity and many kinds of products, equipment stability is the key requirement. However, the domestic pharmaceutical packaging machinery is mainly low-level production, and the stability is not high, which leads to the quality problems of the equipment and affects the whole packaging line. Under the background of higher and higher user requirements, low-level and low stability domestic pharmaceutical packaging machinery will be gradually eliminated. It is urgent for domestic pharmaceutical machinery enterprises to improve their technical level and create more stable products.
Future trends After seeing the opportunities and challenges, domestic pharmaceutical packaging machinery and equipment enterprises should learn from each other's strong points to make up for their weaknesses. At the same time, they also need to have a keen sense of the market, keep abreast of the market development trend, keep pace with the times, actively improve the product structure, and create new products in line with modern packaging trends, policies and regulations, so as to better meet the market demand, And make the enterprise occupy a more favorable position in the market competition. From the perspective of the development trend of pharmaceutical packaging machinery and equipment industry, the future mainly presents the trend of integration, high efficiency and intelligence. Domestic pharmaceutical packaging machinery and equipment enterprises should develop in the direction of functional diversification, high-precision structure and intelligent control through the continuous research and application of high-tech, strengthen the market competitiveness of domestic machinery, strengthen the overall level of the pharmaceutical industry, and be more conducive to participate in international competition and accelerate the import substitution speed of high-end pharmaceutical packaging machinery.