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Medical Plastics

The U.S. medical plastics market totaled nearly 4.4 billion pounds in 2014. This market should reach nearly 4.6 billion pounds in 2015 and 5.8 billion pounds by 2020 increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% between 2015 and 2020.

This report provides:

An overview of the global markets for medical plastics with detailed coverage of North American markets, and broad-based estimates for European and Asian regions.

Analyses of the market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.

Information on new medical devices, new products, technologies related to medical devices, sterilization techniques, and medical plastic product lines.

Examination of the market's dynamics, including growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

Evaluation of the environmental, and legislative and regulatory impacts on the market.

Comprehensive profiles of major players in the medical plastics industry.


This report will be somewhat different from many other studies in which the focus was on materials such as resins and elastomers. This report will initially treat the medical device industry, itself, and industry and market information will be updated and definitive and detailed estimates and forecasts of the U.S. market will be provided, followed by a detailed analysis of the key resins used to make these devices.

The ever-changing face of the medical device industry, new types of medical devices legislative/regulatory and environmental issues, new products and technologies related to medical devices, sterilization techniques and impact on polymer selection, polymer usage in medical devices, status of PVC, and medical plastic’s product lines and trade-named products along the recent introduction of 3-D printing are some of the topics that are covered.

It needs to be reiterated that several specific “medical devices” such as syringes, trays, tubing and kits are considered by many to be an integral part of the “medical packaging” market. For example, prefilled syringes are now the dominant types, as opposed to those filled at hospitals and/or physician’s offices. Kits and trays are also used to prepackage other medical devices, all of which will be covered in the report.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING STUDY
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE U.S. MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
SUMMARY FIGURE U.S. MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN, 2014-2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 3 HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
BACKGROUND
CONSUMER CHARACTERISTICS AND FACTORS AFFECTING DEMAND
HOME HEALTHCARE
HOSPITAL PRODUCTS/MEDICAL SUPPLIES
MARKETING ASPECTS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
OVERVIEW
LARGE PURCHASING/MARKETING GROUPS CHANGING THE FACE OF MEDICAL DEVICE MARKETING
OFFSHORE COMPETITION
CONTRACT MANUFACTURING
Background
The Decision Variables for Contract Manufacturing
Choosing a Contract Manufacturer
OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING
CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS AND LIFESTYLES
HEALTHCARE COST CONTAINMENT
OVERVIEW
MANAGED CARE
SHIFTS IN PLASTIC USAGE
STATUS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
CHAPTER 4 MEDICAL DEVICES
OVERVIEW
OVERALL PLASTIC USAGE
BACKGROUND
OVERALL STRUCTURE OF THE MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY
TABLE 1 U.S. MEDICAL INDUSTRY: PRINCIPAL MATERIALS, PRODUCER
TYPES, MAJOR PRODUCTS AND PRINCIPAL CONSUMERS
MAJOR MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES
TABLE 2 CURRENT LEADING U.S. MEDICAL DEVICES COMPANIES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS)
POLYMERS USED
BACKGROUND
OVERVIEW
COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS
ENGINEERING RESINS
THERMOSET RESINS
OVERALL RESIN USAGE IN MEDICAL DEVICES
TABLE 3 SELECTED RESIN USAGE BY TYPE OF MEDICAL DEVICE
NEW DEVELOPMENTS
ADVANCES IN DRUG-DELIVERY DEVICES
MEDICAL DEVICE INNOVATIONS ARE CHANGING
STILL A HEALTHY FINANCIAL MARKET
OBAMA CARE IMPACT
CHAPTER 5 LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES
OVERVIEW
BACKGROUND
PLASTICS TESTING PROCEDURES
BIOCOMPATIBILITY ISSUES
OVERVIEW
SCOPE
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
MEDICAL DEVICE TAX ISSUES
FDA IS EXAMINING REGULATIONS FOR 3-D PRINTED MEDICAL DEVICES
FDA PLANS TO EXPEDITE MEDICAL DEVICE APPROVALS
FDA IS PLANNING TO SIMPLIFY MEDICAL DEVICE CLASSIFICATION
PROCEDURES
MEDICAL DEVICE CYBER SECURITY
CHAPTER 6 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
BACKGROUND
SPECTER OF MEDICAL WASTE
SOURCE REDUCTION
RECYCLING
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
ROLE OF MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES
CHAPTER 7 RECENT PATENTS RELATED TO MEDICAL DEVICES
POLYISOBUTYLENE, UREA AND URETHANE/UREA COPOLYMERS AND MEDICAL
LEADS
MEDICAL DEVICES AND MATERIALS CONTAINING ISOBUTYLENE POLYMER
SIDE-CHAIN CRYSTALLIZABLE POLYMERS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATION
MEDICAL POLYMERS CONTAINING RADIATION RESISTANT POLYMERS
COATINGS FOR MANUFACTURE AND APPLICATION OF POLYHYDROXY-ALKANOATE MEDICAL DEVICES
LOW FRICTION POLYMERIC COMPOSITIONS AS WELL AS DEVICES AND DEVICE
FABRICATION METHODS
THERMAL RESPONSIVE POLYMER SILOXANES, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS
AND APPLICATIONS
MODIFIED HYALURONIC ACID POLYMER COMPOSITIONS
METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ANTIMICROBIAL IMPLANTS OF POLYETHERETHER KETONES
MONO ETHYLENICALLY UNSATURATED POLYMERIZABLE GROUP CONTAINING
POLYCARBOSILOXANE MOMOMERS
COPOLYMERS AND DIHYDROXYPHENYL MOIETIES AND MEDICAL DEVICES
COATED WITH COPOLYMERS
METHODS FOR MAKING OXIDATION RESISTANT POLYMERIC MATERIAL
MEDICAL DEVICES AND COATINGS COMPRISING BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
WITH ENHANCED FUNCTIONALITY
POLYMERIC MATERIALS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 8 MEDICAL DEVICE PLASTIC PROCESSES
INJECTION MOLDING
BACKGROUND
DETAILS
EXTRUSION
BACKGROUND
SINGLE- AND TWIN-SCREW EXTRUSION
EXTRUSION AND MELT FILM FABRICATION
BLOWN FILMS
FILM CASTING
SOLVENT CASTING
BLOW MOLDING
OVERVIEW
EXTRUSION BLOW MOLDING
INJECTION BLOW MOLDING
STRETCH BLOW MOLDING
THERMOFORMING
HISTORY
OVERVIEW
APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9 STERILIZATION TECHNIQUES
OVERVIEW OF METHODS
ETHYLENE OXIDE GAS STERILIZATION
RADIATION STERILIZATION
GAMMA RADIATION
E-BEAM RADIATION
VAPORIZED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
DRY-HEAT STERILIZATION
GAMMA RADIATION VS. ETO
THE MOVE TO GLOBAL STERILIZATION STANDARDS
POLYMER REACTIONS TO STERILIZATION METHODS
BACKGROUND
PVC
POLYPROPYLENE
POLYETHYLENE
ABS AND SAN
POLYCARBONATE
POLYSTYRENE
POLYESTERS
RADIATION RESISTANCE
TABLE 4 RADIATION RESISTANCE OF KEY MEDICAL PLASTICS
CHAPTER 10 VALIDATION TESTS FOR MEDICAL PLASTICS
BACKGROUND
RATINGS AND TESTS
TABLE 5 SELECTED TESTS FOR PLASTICS USED IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS SELECTED STERILIZATION STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
TABLE 6 SELECTED/RANDOM EXAMPLES OF STERILIZATION STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 11 APPLICATIONS
BACKGROUND
POINT-OF-CARE TESTING
INFUSION DRUG DELIVERY THERAPY
OTHER APPLICATIONS
WASTE REDUCTION
STERILIZATION AND BIOCOMPATIBILITY
MEDICAL DEVICE CATEGORY CRITERIA
ECONOMIC ASPECTS AND OUTLOOK
APPLICATION MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 7 U.S. MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET BY OVERALL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
NONDISPOSABLES
OVERVIEW
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 8 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
Overview
Specific Products
Technical Requirements
Materials Used
Sutures
Other Surgery-Related Plastic Medical Devices
Blood Centrifuge Bowls
Blood Oxygenators
Cardiopulmonary Supplies
Trocars
Surgical Procedures Will Affect Medical Devices and Eventually Resin
Selection
Examples of Plastic Surgical Instruments
Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments
TABLE 9 SELECTED KEY MANUFACTURERS OF SURGICAL
INSTRUMENTS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 10 U.S. SURGICAL INSTRUMENT/RELATED EQUIPMENT MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 11 U.S. COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS/RELATED EQUIPMENT MARKET, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 12 U.S. STYRENIC RESIN SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS/RELATED EQUIPMENT MARKET, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 13 U.S. MARKET IN OTHER RESINS IN SURGICAL
INSTRUMENTS/RELATED EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2020
(MILLION POUNDS)
TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT
Overview
Diagnostic Equipment
Examples of Diagnostic/Testing Equipment
The Medical Testing Business
Key Medical Testing and Diagnostic Companies
TABLE 14 KEY SELECTED MEDICAL TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC
COMPANIES
Electromedical Equipment
Clinical Laboratory Equipment
Polymers Used
Overview
Specific Examples
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 15 U.S. TESTING/DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 16 U.S. COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC TESTING/DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT MARKET, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 17 U.S. STYRENIC RESIN TESTING/DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT MARKET, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 18 U.S. MARKET IN OTHER RESINS IN TESTING/DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
IMPLANTS AND PROSTHETIC DEVICES
Background
Overview
Scope
Thermoplastic Materials Used
Overview
Use of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
Organ Replacements
Implanted and Ingested Drug Delivery Systems
EXAMPLES OF PROSTHESES AND IMPLANT CATEGORIES USING PLASTICS
New Plastic Developments Related to Artificial Limbs
An Example of a Plastic Supplier's Prosthetic Products
New Developments
Progress with Plastic Limbs
Fully Fluorinated LSRs Used for Medical Implants
The Overall Use of Plastics in Medical Implants is Growing Rapidly
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 19 U.S. PROSTHESES/IMPLANTS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 20 U.S. COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC PROSTHESES/IMPLANTS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 21 U.S. MARKET IN OTHER RESINS USED IN PROSTHESES/IMPLANTS, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION
POUNDS)
DENTAL AND OPHTHALMIC PRODUCTS
Overview
Polymers Used
Plastic Lenses
Contact Lenses
Dental Restorative Materials
Amalgams
Composite Resins
Glass Ionomer Cement
Dentures
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 22 U.S. DENTAL/OPHTHALMIC MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 23 SPECIFIC RESIN USAGE IN U.S. DENTAL/OPHTHALMIC MARKET, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
DISPOSABLE MEDICAL DEVICES
OVERVIEW
MEDICAL DISPOSAL CONTROVERSY
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 24 U.S. DISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
MEDICAL BAGS
Background
Intravenous Solution Bags
Fluid Administration Systems (Including Collection Bags)
Background
Related Products
Enema Bags
Blood Bags
Pouches and Other Applications
Alternatives to PVC in Medical Bags
Overview
Viable PVC Replacement Materials
Medical Bags Manufacturers
TABLE 25 SELECTED KEY MEDICAL BAG MANUFACTURERS
Medical Bags Manufacturers
TABLE 25 SELECTED KEY MEDICAL BAG MANUFACTURERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 26 U.S. MEDICAL BAG MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
SYRINGES
Background
Products and Applications
Syringe Alternatives
Syringe Innovations
Prefilled Syringe Historical Aspects
Polymer Usage
Safety Syringes
Self-Administration Becomes a Major Issue
Warnings against Reuse of Plastic Syringes
No Needles
Needlestick Prevention Needs a Safe Design
An Interesting Observation
Major Syringe Manufacturers
TABLE 27 OTHER SELECTED SYRINGE MANUFACTURERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 28 U.S. SYRINGES MARKET BY RESIN THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
LABWARE
Background
Resins Used
TABLE 29 EXAMPLES OF DISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC LABWARE
TABLE 30 SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL LABWARE SUPPLIERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 31 U.S. MEDICAL LABWARE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CATHETERS
Background
Manufacturing a Foley Catheter
Property Criteria
TABLE 32 RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA-CATHETERS
Cardiac Usage
Demand for Plastics
Materials
Intravenous Products
Catheter Trends
Overview
Smaller and Smaller Catheters
Shifts in Plastic Usage
Catheter Manufacturers
TABLE 33 SELECTED KEY CATHETER MANUFACTURERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 34 U.S. CATHETER/IV UNIT MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
New Developments
Extrusion Eliminates Assembly of Medical Catheter Shafts
Hydrophilic Elastomer Catheters
Catheters can be both Translucent and Radiopaque
Adhesives for New Catheters
KITS
Overview
Performance Criteria
TABLE 35 MATERIAL PROPERTY CRITERIA- KITS
Surgical Kits
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 36 U.S. KITS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TUBING
Products and Applications
Stainless Steel Medical Tubing Increasing
Plastic Medical Tubing Niches
Properties
Resin Components and Requirements
PVC Usage
Features of Medical Tubing
TABLE 37 COMMON FEATURES OF SELECTED APPLICATIONS FOR PRIMARY RESINS USED IN MEDICAL TUBING
Applications
TABLE 38 SAMPLE APPLICATIONS FOR FLEXIBLE MEDICAL TUBING BY MAJOR CATEGORY
Medical Tubing Stretches Processing Technology
Current Status of PVC Replacement
Multilayer Tubing
Material Advancements
Selected Plastic Medical Tubing Extruders
TABLE 39 SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL TUBING EXTRUDERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 40 U.S. TUBING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
Recent Developments
It Is Still Difficult to Replace PVC in Medical Tubing
A Medical Tubing Extruder Offers SBC as PVC Replacement
Fluoropolymers, Nylon and TPEs as Possible PVC Replacements
GLOVES
Background
Medical Gloves
Glove Protection Standards
Polymers Used
Latex Allergy Issue
Alternatives to Latex Rubber for Gloves
Medical Gloves Manufacturers
TABLE 41 SELECTED KEY MEDICAL GLOVE MANUFACTURERS AND MAJOR PRODUCTS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 42 U.S. MEDICAL GLOVE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
UTENSILS
Background
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 43 U.S. MEDICAL UTENSIL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TRAYS
Overview
Background
Types of Medical Trays
Sterilization
Thermoform or Injection Mold?
TABLE 44 RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA-TRAYS
Property Parameters for Choosing Tray Materials
Tray Designs for Different Environments
Sterilization
Polypropylene Usage
HIPS Involvement
Medical Tray Manufacturers
TABLE 45 SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL TRAY MANUFACTURERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 46 U.S. TRAYS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
PLASTIC STENTS
CHAPTER 12 RESINS USED IN MEDICAL DEVICES
BACKGROUND
MATERIAL SELECTION
TARGETED AREAS FOR MEDICAL PLASTICS
EXAMPLE OF POTENTIAL PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN USING SPECIFIC
POLYMERS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS IN HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENTS
RESINS
BACKGROUND
COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS
STYRENICS
ENGINEERING RESINS
THERMOSET RESINS
ELASTOMERS
MISCELLANEOUS RESINS
CHANGING REQUIREMENTS
PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS
FAILURE OF PLASTIC MEDICAL DEVICES
PHYSICAL PROPERTY EFFECTS ON RESIN MATERIALS
OVERVIEW
IMPACT STRENGTH
STRESS-STRAIN BEHAVIOR
HEAT RESISTANCE
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
CLARITY OR TRANSPARENCY
BONDABILITY
SUMMARY OF PHYSICAL PROPERTY CHARACTERISTICS OF MEDICAL
PLASTICS
TABLE 47 PHYSICAL PROPERTY, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
OF MEDICAL PLASTIC
USE OF PLASTICS IN MEDICAL DEVICES
OVERVIEW
OVERALL RESIN USAGE
TABLE 48 SELECTED RESIN USAGE BY TYPE OF MEDICAL DEVICE
SEVERAL REASONS WHY MEDICAL PLASTICS WILL CHANGE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 49 U.S. MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 50 U.S. DISPOSABLE MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 51 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 13 COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
OVERVIEW
FORMS OF PVC
A VERSATILE RESIN
PROCESSING
Background
Extrusion
Calendering
CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Positive
Negative
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
TABLE 52 LEADING GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS
PVC MEDICAL DEVICE HISTORY
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
STERILIZATION OF PVC
PVC STILL A FAVORITE FOR MEDICAL DISPOSABLE DEVICES
THE PVC REPLACEMENT ISSUE
Background
PVC Replacement Candidates
Overview
TPEs
Polyolefins
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
COPEs
Laminated Polyolefins
Polyolefin Blends
Functionalized Polyolefins
Polyurethanes
WOULD PHTHALATE-FREE PVC SLOW/STOP MARKET EROSION
POLYPROPYLENE
BACKGROUND
OVERVIEW
PROPERTIES
Background
Polypropylene Property Advances
ADVANCES IN POLYPROPYLENE TECHNOLOGIES
HIGHLY CRYSTALLINE GRADES
RANDOM COPOLYMER POLYPROPYLENES
TECHNIQUES USED TO IMPART CLARITY
POLYPROPYLENE FILMS
APPLICATIONS
STERILIZATION OF POLYPROPYLENE
ADVANTAGEOUS MEDICAL PROPERTIES
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
TABLE 53 LEADING GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS
EXAMPLES OF POLYPROPYLENE MEDICAL DEVICES
POLYETHYLENES
BACKGROUND
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
Overview
Background
Processing of HDPE
Producers
TABLE 54 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS (BILLION POUNDS/YEAR)
Recycling Aspects
LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE)
Overview
Properties
Markets and Applications
Producers
TABLE 55 GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS AND LOCATIONS
Properties Useful for Medical Devices
Specific Examples of Medical Devices
Sterilization of Polyethylenes
Joint Replacements Depend on Polyethylene Resins
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 56 U.S. COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC MEDICAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 57 U.S. COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 58 U.S. DISPOSABLE COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 59 U.S. DISPOSABLE PVC MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 60 U.S. DISPOSABLE POLYPROPYLENE MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 61 U.S. DISPOSABLE HDPE MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 62 U.S. DISPOSABLE LDPE/LLDPE MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 63 U.S. COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS BY NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 64 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 65 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE PVC MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 66 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE POLYPROPYLENE MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 67 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE HDPE MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2015 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 14 STYRENIC RESINS
OVERVIEW
POLYSTYRENE
OVERVIEW
GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE (GPPS)
Background
Characteristics of General Purpose Polystyrene
Specialty Grades
HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE (HIPS)
Background
Properties
Applications
Several Specific Examples of Polystyrene Applications
RECENT STYRENIC POLYMER PRODUCER CHANGES
MARKET PLAYERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS
PROCESSING
Overview
TABLE 68 FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE
Injection Molding
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYSTYRENE AND HIPS
STYRENE COPOLYMERS
OVERVIEW
STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS
Overview
Processing
TABLE 69 SBC MAJOR PRODUCTS SEGMENTED BY POLYMER PROCESS
Properties
Producers
Styrolux SBC/GPPS Blends
Chevron-Phillips K-Resin
Medical Applications
Styrolux Details
ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS)
Overview
Background
Properties
Processing
Key Global ABS Producers and Trade Named Products
General Grades
Applications
Medically Related Properties
Medical Product Applications
STYRENE-ACRYLIC COPOLYMERS
Overview
Properties and Blending
Applications
STYRENE-ACRYLONITRILE COPOLYMERS (SAN)
Overview
Properties
Producers
Medical Applications
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 70 STYRENIC RESIN MEDICAL MARKET BY TYPE OF RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 71 U.S. DISPOSABLE STYRENIC RESIN MEDICAL MARKET BY TYPE OF RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 72 U.S. STYRENIC RESINS MARKET BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 73 U.S. DISPOSABLE POLYSTYRENE/HIPS MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 74 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE STYRENIC RESIN MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 75 U.S. STYRENIC RESINS MARKET BY NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 76 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE POLYSTYRENE/HIPS MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 77 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE ABS MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 15 ENGINEERING RESINS
OVERVIEW
POLYCARBONATES
OVERVIEW
IMPACT OF BISPHENOL A ON POLYCARBONATE USAGE
PROCESSING
PROPERTY ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
GENERAL GRADES
ALLOYS/BLENDS
PRODUCERS
TABLE 78 KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS
AND PRODUCERS
CAPACITIES AND DEMAND
MEDICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
Overview
Specific Examples
Renal Dialysis
Surgical Instruments
Cardiac Surgery Products
Polycarbonate Sterilization
NYLON
BACKGROUND
PROPERTIES
MAJOR TYPES OF NYLONS
Nylon 66
Nylon 6
Other Nylons
Overview
Nylon 46
Nylon 6/9
Nylon 6/10 and 6/12
Nylon 11
Nylon 12
PROCESSING
OVERALL APPLICATIONS OF NYLONS
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
TABLE 79 KEY GLOBAL NYLON RESIN PRODUCERS
NYLON STERILIZATION
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS (POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE - PET)
OVERVIEW
MAJOR APPLICATIONS
MODIFIED PET RESINS
Background
APET
CPET
PETG
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES
TABLE 80 THE TEN LARGEST GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
STERILIZATION AND DISPOSAL
POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PBT)
Background
Properties
PBT Trade-Named Products
Polyester Properties and Medical Applications
POLYACETALS
BACKGROUND
GRADES
PROPERTIES
PROCESSING
TABLE 81 KEY GLOBAL POLYCACETAL PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED
PRODUCTS
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
TABLE 82 TYPICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYACETALS
MEDICAL PRODUCTS
SPECIFIC POLYACETALS AIMED AT MEDICAL PRODUCTS
RECENT POLYACETAL MEDICAL PRODUCTS
POLYSULFONES
BACKGROUND AND PROPERTIES
TYPES OF POLYSULFONES
APPLICATIONS
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS
MEDICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
SPECIFIC POLYSULFONE MEDICAL PRODUCTS
PRODUCER SCENARIO
TABLE 83 GLOBAL CAPACITY OF POLYSULFONE POLYMERS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
BASF Opens Polysulfone Plant in South Korea
Polysulfones Used for Stethoscope in Noisy Areas
POLYIMIDES
BACKGROUND
POLYETHERIMIDES (PEI)
Overview
Producers
Applications
KEY POLYAMIDE PRODUCTS AND PRODUCERS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
POLYKETONES
BACKGROUND
PROPERTIES
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Overview
PEEK Implants
PRODUCERS
CAPACITIES
TABLE 84 GLOBAL PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES OF POLYKETONES
(MILLION LBS/YEAR)
NEW DEVELOPMENTS
PEEK Resins for Small Pipette Tips
PEEK Rods Chosen for Spinal Implant
FDA Approves First Porous PEEK-Based Medical Device.
PEKK MAY BE ABLE TO ELIMINATE IMPLANT INFECTIONS
LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS
BACKGROUND
PROPERTIES
APPLICATIONS
MEDICAL PROPERTIES, PRODUCTS AND STERILIZATION
PRODUCERS
TABLE 85 GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES (MILLION LBS/YEAR)
ENGINEERING RESIN MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 86 U.S. ENGINEERING RESIN MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 87 U.S. DISPOSABLE ENGINEERING RESIN MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 88 U.S. ENGINEERING RESINS BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 89 U.S. DISPOSABLE POLYCARBONATE MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 90 U.S. DISPOSABLE POLYESTER MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 91 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE POLYCARBONATE MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 16 THERMOSET RESINS
ACRYLICS
BACKGROUND
PROPERTIES
MANUFACTURE OF ACRYLIC POLYMERS
ACRYLIC SHEET
APPLICATIONS
IMPORTANT ACRYLIC PRODUCING COMPANIES
Altuglas
Cyro Industries
Lucite International
Aristech Acrylic LLC
Plaskolite
Sabic IP and Mitsubishi Form Acrylic Joint Venture
KEY TRADE NAMED POLYACRYLATES
MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND STERILIZATION
USE IN MEDICAL DEVICES
Recent Development
Altuglas Develops New PMMA Alloy for Medical Devices
SILICONES
BACKGROUND
TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
SILICONE MEDICAL DEVICE PRODUCERS
TABLE 92 SELECTED KEY SILICONE MEDICAL DEVICE PRODUCERS
RECENT DEVELOPMENT
Dow Corning Introduces New Group of Products
POLYURETHANES
OVERVIEW
GENERAL MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
RECENT DEVELOPMENT
Parker Hannifin Increases Role in Medical Polyurethanes
MARKET ESTIMATES
TABLE 93 U.S. THERMOSET MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 94 U.S. DISPOSABLE THERMOSET RESIN MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 95 U.S. THERMOSET RESINS BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 96 U.S. DISPOSABLE ACRYLIC MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 97 U.S. DISPOSABLE SILICONE MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 98 U.S. THERMOSET RESINS BY NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 99 U.S. NONDISPOSABLE ACRYLIC MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 17 THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (TPES)
OVERVIEW
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
PROCESSING
APPLICATIONS
THERMOPLASTIC OLEFINS (TPOS)
BACKGROUND AND PROPERTIES
OVERVIEW
GENERAL APPLICATIONS
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
COMPETITIVE SCENARIO
COPES (COPOLYESTERS)
Background
Properties and Medical Applications
DISADVANTAGES OF TPES
PROCESSING
APPLICATIONS
THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANES (TPUs)
Background
Medical Properties and Sterilization
Medical Products
TPU-SILICONE COPOLYMERS
TABLE 100 SELECTED MEDICAL SILICONE-POLYURETHANE COPOLYMER
PRODUCTS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Compounders Increase Development of Medical Elastomers
High-Purity Medical TPVs for Syringes Stoppers
Transparent Medical TPEs
Rigid TPVs for Medical Applications
Aromatic TPUs for Long-Term Implants
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 101 U.S. TPE MEDICAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 102 U.S. TPE MARKET BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 18 POLYMER ALLOYS/BLENDS
BACKGROUND
PPO/HIPS
OVERVIEW
GRADES
PROCESSING
APPLICATIONS
PROPERTIES AND ADVANTAGES
MEDICAL PRODUCTS
PC/ABS
BACKGROUND
TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS
USE IN MEDICAL DEVICES
NEW DEVELOPMENT
Bayer Material Science Introduces New PC/ABS Grades for Medical
Equipment
CHAPTER 19 BIOPOLYMERS/BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
OVERVIEW
EXPECTED GROWTH OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER SUTURES
TYPES OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS USED IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
EXAMPLE OF A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER COMMERCIAL IMPLANTABLE
DEVICE
POLYMERS FOR CONTROLLED DELIVERY
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
RESEARCH CONTINUES ON PLA-BASED STENTS
PLLA-BASED WOUND DRESSINGS ADHERE TO IRREGULAR BODY
SURFACES
CHAPTER 20 MISCELLANEOUS RESINS
OVERVIEW
FLUOROPOLYMERS
BACKGROUND
MEDICAL PRODUCTS
FLUOROPOLYMER MEDICAL DEVICE SUPPLIERS
TABLE 103 SELECTED FLUOROPOLYMER MEDICAL DEVICE SUPPLIERS
TABLE 104 MISCELLANEOUS RESINS MARKET BY MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 105 U.S. MISCELLANEOUS RESINS MARKET BY NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 106 U.S. MISCELLANEOUS RESINS MARKET BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 21 PLASTIC MEDICAL DEVICE MOLDERS
BACKGROUND
OUTLOOK FOR INJECTION MOLDING OF MEDICAL DEVICES
RECENT MEDICAL MOLDER DEVELOPMENTS
MACK MOLDING
MOLL INDUSTRIES
TESSY PLASTICS
APEC INDUSTRIES
LEADING U.S. MEDICAL INJECTION MOLDERS
TABLE 107 LEADING U.S. MEDICAL INJECTION MOLDERS ($ MILLIONS)
LEADING MEDICAL FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS
TABLE 108 LEADING U.S. MEDICAL FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS ($ MILLIONS)
LEADING MEDICAL BLOW MOLDERS
TABLE 109 LEADING U.S. MEDICAL BLOW MOLDERS ($ MILLIONS)
LEADING U.S. MEDICAL THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 110 LEADING U.S. MEDICAL THERMOFORMERS ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 22 MEDICAL RESIN PRODUCERS
TABLE 111 SELECTED TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS, TYPES OF RESINS, AND PRODUCERS USED IN MEDICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 23 CONFERENCES/MEETINGS INVOLVING THE MEDICAL
DEVICE INDUSTRY
PLASTICS IN MEDICAL DEVICES: 2013
PLASTICS IN MEDICAL DEVICES: 2014
MEDTECHWORLD, MDM: OCTOBER, 2014
MEDICAL PLASTIC'S APRIL, 2015 CONFERENCE ON POLYMERS AND PLASTICS IN MEDICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 24 NEW COMPANY DEVELOPMENTS
POLYONE INTRODUCES NEW PVC AND TPV MEDICAL COMPOUND
EVONIK CYRO LAUNCHES ALLOYS FOR MEDICAL USAGE
NEW LUBRIZOL MEDICAL PRODUCTS
ARKEMA PLANNING TO RESTRICT RESIN USAGE IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
CORNING BUYS BECTON-DICKINSON LABWARE UNIT
MEDTRONIC BUYS CHINESE MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANY
SAINT-GOBAIN PURCHASES U.S. MEDICAL BAG PRODUCER
BOREALIS MEDICAL RESINS EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE INCREASING ITS MEDICAL RESINS
TRITAN POLYESTERS FIND NEW MEDICAL USES
PARKER HANNIFIN INCREASES ITS ROLE IN MEDICAL POLYURETHANES
DSM INTRODUCES UHMWPE FIBER FOR MINIMALLY EVASIVE SURGERIES
POLYONE INTRODUCES NEW CATHETER
EVONIK EXPANDS MEDICAL PRODUCT LINE
LUBRIZOL BUYS MEDICAL EXTRUDER
NYPRO INCREASES ITS PRESENCE IN THE MEDICAL MARKET
DUPONT INTRODUCES FIRST MEDICAL DEVICE WITH SORONA POLYMER
BECTON DICKINSON BUYS CAREFUSION
CHAPTER 25 NEW TECHNOLOGIES
MEDICAL IMPLANT POLYMERS HAVE UNIQUE CHALLENGES
ELECTRICALLY STIMULATED POLYMERS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
OTHER ADVANCES IN MEDICAL DEVICE TECHNOLOGY
LARGER ROLE EXPECTED FOR POLYCARBONATE BODY EXOSKELETONS
WEARABLE LUNG
WILL GENERICS BE A FACTOR IN THE MEDICAL DEVICE MARKET?
NEW COMBINATION MEDICAL DEVICES
SYNTHETIC BIOABSORBABLES AIMED AT NEW MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
SPINAL SURGERY DRIVES NEW APPROACHES
EASTMAN CHEMICAL INTRODUCES A HIGH PURITY NON-PHTHALATE
PLASTICIZER
PLASTIC-COATED PLATELETS COULD REDUCE INTERNAL BLEEDING
USING MORE PLASTICS IN ACUPUNCTURE
USE OF POLYSULFONES IN IMPLANTABLE BRAIN SURGERY
3D-PRINTED CARDIO MODEL ARE NOW CLASS I MEDICAL DEVICES
STRETCHABLE HYDROGELS FOR ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES
CHAPTER 26 COMPANY PROFILES OF KEY SUPPLIERS, PROCESSORS AND COMPOUNDERS OF PLASTICS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
ADVANCED POLYMERS
ALLERGAN
ALPHAGARY CORP.
APEX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
BARD MEDICAL DIVISION (C.R. BARD INC.)
BAXTER INC.
BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC.
CATALENT PHARMA SOLUTIONS
COVIDIEN
DA/PRO RUBBER
DUNN INDUSTRIES INC.
ETHOX INTERNATIONAL INC.
FILTERTEK INC.
FLEXTRONICS MEDICAL COMPANY
FLUORTEK INC.
GW PLASTICS
GLS THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS
HARMAC MEDICAL PRODUCTS
HELIX MEDICAL INC.
HOSPIRA, INCORPORATED
INTERNATIONAL POLYMER ENGINEERING
MANAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS
MEDEGEN LLC.
MEDICAL PLASTIC DEVICES INC.
MEDICAL POLYMERS INC.
MEDPLAST INC.
MICROLUMEN INC.
NDH MEDICAL INC.
NEW ENGLAND URETHANE INC.
PRECISION EXTRUSION INC.
PROFESSIONAL PLASTICS
PUTNAM PLASTICS COMPANY LLC
SAINT GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
SPIRE BIOMEDICAL INC.
TELEFLEX MEDICAL
THERMO FISCHER SCIENTIFIC, INC.
VANCIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
W.L. GORE AND ASSOCIATES
CHAPTER 27 SELECTED KEY ACRONYMS

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