Packaging of healthcare products
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The importance of packaging in the fields of medicines and healthcare generally is reflected in the expenditure in these area. The steady growth in expenditure on health care is due largely to the increase in standards of living which has resulted in an increase in the number of older people with greater needs for medical care. As a proportion of the Gross National Product expenditure on health care reached 10% in the USA, 8% in Europe and some 6% in Japan in recent times. Table 10.1 gives some data on the value of the markets for medical packaging in the USA.
KeywordsMedical Device Packaging Material Wound Dressing Healthcare Product Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
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