Medical Plastics: Global Markets

Medical Plastics: Global Markets

Report Scope:

This report will initially cover the medical device industry itself. Industry and market information will be updated; and definitive and detailed estimates and forecasts of the global 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 their impact on polymer selection; polymer usage in medical devices; status of PVC; and medical plastic product lines and trade-named products along with the recent introduction of three-dimensional (3D) printing are some of the topics that are covered.

As mentioned above, medical packaging applications per se are not covered in this report. However, several types of medical devices, such as syringes, trays, tubing and kits, that are widely considered to be an integral part of the medical packaging market are covered in the report.

Report Includes:

- 69 data tables and 38 additional tables
- An updated overview of the global markets for medical plastics and applications thereof
- Analyses of the global market trends, with data corresponding to market size for 2019, estimates for 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025
- Estimation of current and future consumption of medical plastics, their revenue forecast in dollar value terms, correlated growth rates and market share analysis
- Latest information on new products and technologies related to medical devices, sterilization techniques, medical plastic product lines, environmental and regulatory updates, and other macroeconomic trends shaping and formulating the industry
- Evaluation of the market potential for medical plastics, key resins used to make medical devices, status of PVC, product lines and trade names, along with the recent introduction of three-dimensional (3D) printing within the medical device industry
- Impact analysis of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and medical devices industry
- Identification of the companies best-positioned to meet the global medical plastics market demand owing to their proprietary technologies, merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, collaboration and joint ventures
- Patent review and grants of recent patents related to medical device technologies
- Company profiles of leading market participants within the industry, including Allergan, Baxter Inc., Becton Dickinson and Co., GW Plastics and Saint Gobain’s Performance Plastics


Table of Contents Chapter 1 Introduction Study Goals and Objectives Reasons for Doing This Study Scope of Report Information Sources Methodology Analyst's Credentials BCC Custom Research Related BCC Research Reports Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background Trends in Healthcare Geographical Structure of Demand for Medical Plastics Polymers Used in Medical Devices Commodity Thermoplastics Engineering Resins Thermoset Resins Summary of Resin Usage in Medical Devices Chapter 4 Legislative and Regulatory Issues U.S. Emergency Use Authorizations Supply Chain Ventilator Guidance 3D-Printed PPE European Union (EU) Chapter 5 Environmental Issues Background Medical Plastics Waste Source Reduction Recycling Solid Waste Disposal Chapter 6 Processes for Producing Medical Device Plastics 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 7 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 Chapter 8 Validation Tests for Medical Plastics Background Ratings and Tests Selected Sterilization Standards for Medical Devices Chapter 9 Applications Background Point-of-Care Testing Infusion Drug Delivery Therapy Other Applications Waste Reduction Sterilization and Biocompatibility Medical Device Category Criteria Application Market Estimates and Forecasts Non-disposables Overview Market Estimates and Forecasts Surgical Instruments Testing and Diagnostic Equipment Implants and Prosthetic Devices Dental and Ophthalmic Products Disposable Medical Devices Overview Medical Disposal Controversy Market Estimates and Forecasts Medical Bags Syringes Labware Catheters Kits Tubing Gloves Utensils Trays Plastic Stents Chapter 10 Resins Used in Medical Devices Background Material Selection Target Areas for Medical Plastics 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 Devices Use of Plastics in Medical Devices Overview Overall Resin Usage Medical Plastics Market Estimates and Forecasts Chapter 11 Commodity Thermoplastics Polyvinyl Chloride Overview Forms of PVC A Versatile Resin Processing Consumption Patterns Environmental Issues Producers and Capacities PVC Medical Device History Medical Applications Sterilization of PVC PVC Still a Favorite for Medical Disposable Devices The PVC Replacement Issue Polypropylene Background Overview Properties Advances in Polypropylene Technologies Highly Crystalline Grades Random Copolymer Polypropylenes Techniques Used to Impart Clarity Polypropylene Films Sterilization of Polypropylene Advantageous Medical Properties Producers and Capacities Examples of Polypropylene Medical Devices Polyethylenes Background High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Chapter 12 Styrenic Resins Overview Polystyrene Overview General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) Market Players and Industry Leaders Processing Medical Applications of Polystyrene and HIPS Styrene Copolymers Overview Styrene Block Copolymers Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Styrene-Acrylic Copolymers Styrene-Acrylonitrile Copolymers (SAN) Chapter 13 Engineering Resins Introduction Polycarbonates Overview Impact of Bisphenol on Polycarbonate Usage Processing Property Advantages and Disadvantages General Grades Alloys/Blends Producers Medical Properties and Applications Nylon Background Properties Major Types of Nylons Processing Producers Nylon Sterilization Medical Applications Thermoplastic Polyesters Polyethylene Terephthalate-PET Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Medical Applications Sterilization and Disposal Polyacetals Grades Properties Processing Medical Products Specific Polyacetals Aimed at Medical Products Polysulfones Properties Types of Polysulfones Medical Applications Specific Polysulfone Medical Products Polyimides Polyetherimides (PEI) Producers Polyketones Properties Medical Applications Producers Liquid Crystal Polymers Properties Applications Producers Engineering Resin Market Estimates and Forecasts Chapter 14 Thermoset Resins Acrylics Properties Manufacture of Acrylic Polymers Properties Important Acrylic-Producing Companies Medical Products and Sterilization Use in Medical Devices Silicones Technology Medical Applications Silicone Medical Device Producers Polyurethanes General Medical Applications Market Estimates Chapter 15 Thermoplastic Elastomers Overview Advantages Disadvantages Processing Applications Thermoplastic Olefins (TPOs) Ingredients and Properties Medical Applications Competitive Scenario COPEs (Copolyesters) Properties and Medical Applications Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPUs) Medical Properties and Sterilization Medical Applications TPU-Silicone Copolymers Market Estimates and Forecasts Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Resins Overview Fluoropolymers Background Medical Products Fluoropolymer Medical Device Suppliers Biopolymers and Biodegradable Polymers Expected Growth of Biodegradable Polymer Sutures Types of Biodegradable Polymers Used in Medical Applications Polymers for Controlled Delivery PLLA-Based Wound Dressings Market Estimates and Forecasts Polymer Alloys and Blends PPO/HIPS PC/ABS Market Estimates and Forecasts Chapter 17 Industry Structure Background Medical Devices Companies Injection Molders Medical Film and Sheet Manufacturers Medical Blow Molders Medical Thermoformers Medical Resin Producers Recent Developments Chapter 18 Patent Review Recent Patents Issued Related to Medical Devices Antimicrobial IV Access Cap Medical Connector Contamination Prevention System Positive Displacement Flush Syringe Medical Devices for Blood Reflux Prevention and Methods of Use Collapsible Syringe Barrel Disinfection Cap Crush Recoverable Polymer Scaffolds Covalently Attached Antimicrobial Polymers Bioabsorbable Polymer Compositions 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 Fabrication Methods Thermal Responsive Polymer Siloxanes, Compositions and Methods, and Applications Monomers and Phase-Separated Biocompatible Polymer Compositions Modified Hyaluronic Acid Polymer Compositions Method of Manufacturing Antimicrobial Implants of Polyetherether Ketones Monoethylenically Unsaturated Polymerizable Group Containing Polycarbosiloxane Monomers 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 19 New Technologies Emerging Medical Plastic Technologies and Applications Electrically Stimulated Polymers for Medical Devices Synthetic Bioabsorbables Aimed at New Medical Applications 3D Bioprinted Organs Wearable Lung Spinal Prosthesis Plastic-Coated Platelets to Reduce Internal Bleeding Plastic-Handled Acupuncture Needles Polysulfone Brain Implants Stretchable Hydrogels for Artificial Muscles Biocidal Plastics Chapter 20 Company Profiles ALLERGAN APEX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES AVIENT CORP. BARD MEDICAL DIVISION (C.R. BARD INC.) BAXTER INC. BECTON DICKINSON AND CO. B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC. CATALENT PHARMA SOLUTIONS DA/PRO RUBBER DUNN INDUSTRIES INC. FILTERTEK INC. FLUORTEK INC. FREUDENBERG MEDICAL INC. GW PLASTICS HARMAC MEDICAL PRODUCTS HOSPIRA INTERNATIONAL POLYMER ENGINEERING MEDICAL PLASTIC DEVICES INC. MEDICAL POLYMERS INC. MEDTRONIC MICROLUMEN INC. NDH MEDICAL INC. NORDSON CORP. ORBIA PROFESSIONAL PLASTICS PUTNAM PLASTICS CO. LLC SAINT GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS SPECTRUM PLASTICS GROUP SUNMED LLC TELEFLEX MEDICAL THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC. VANCIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES VIANT MEDICAL INC. W.L. GORE AND ASSOCIATES Chapter 21 Appendix: Selected AcronymsList of Tables Summary Table : Global Market for Medical Plastics, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 1 : Leading Global Medical Device Companies, 2017 Table 2 : Selected Resin Usage, by Type of Medical Device Table 3 : Radiation Resistances of Key Medical Plastics Table 4 : Selected Tests for Plastics Used in Medical Applications Table 5 : Selected Examples of Sterilization Standards for Medical Devices Table 6 : Global Market for Medical Plastics, by Overall Application, Through 2025 Table 7 : Global Market for Non-disposable Medical Plastics, by Application, Through 2025 Table 8 : Selected Key Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments Table 9 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 10 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastic in Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment, by Type, Through 2025 Table 11 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment, by Type, Through 2025 Table 12 : Global Market for Other Types of Resins in Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment, Through 2025 Table 13 : Key Selected Medical Testing and Diagnostic Companies Table 14 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Testing and Diagnostic Equipment, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 15 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Testing and Diagnostic Equipment, by Type, Through 2025 Table 16 : Global Market for Styrenic Resin in Testing and Diagnostic Equipment, by Type, Through 2025 Table 17 : Global Market for Other Types of Resin in Testing and Diagnostic Equipment, Through 2025 Table 18 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Prostheses and Implants, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 19 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics for Prostheses and Implants, by Type, Through 2025 Table 20 : Global Market for Other Types of Resins for Prostheses and Implants, Through 2025 Table 21 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Dental and Ophthalmic Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2025 Table 22 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Dental and Ophthalmic Applications, by Specific Resin Used, Through 2025 Table 23 : Global Market for Disposable Plastic Medical Products, Through 2025 Table 24 : Selected Medical Bag Manufacturers Table 25 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Medical Bags, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 26 : Other Selected Syringe Manufacturers Table 27 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Syringes, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 28 : Examples of Disposable Medical Plastic Labware Table 29 : Selected Plastic Medical Labware Suppliers Table 30 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Medical Labware, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 31 : Resin Property Criteria for Catheters Table 32 : Selected Catheter Manufacturers Table 33 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Catheter and IV Units, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 34 : Material Property Criteria for Kits Table 35 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Medical Kits, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 36 : Common Features of Selected Applications of Primary Resins Used in Medical Tubing Table 37 : Sample Applications of Flexible Medical Tubing, by Major Category Table 38 : Selected Plastic Medical Tubing Extruders Table 39 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Tubing, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 40 : Selected Key Medical Glove Manufacturers and Major Products Table 41 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Medical Gloves, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 42 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Medical Utensils, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 43 : Resin Property Criteria for Trays Table 44 : Selected Plastic Medical Tray Manufacturers Table 45 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Trays, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 46 : Physical Property Advantages and Disadvantages of Medical Plastics Table 47 : Resin Usage, by Type of Medical Device Table 48 : Global Market for Medical Plastics, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 49 : Global Market for Disposable Medical Products, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 50 : Global Market for Non-disposable Medical Products, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 51 : Leading Global PVC Producers Table 52 : Leading Global Polypropylene Producers Table 53 : Leading Global HDPE Producers Table 54 : Global LDPE Producers and Applications Table 55 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 56 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Disposable Medical Products, Through 2025 Table 57 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 58 : Global Market for PVC in Disposable Medical Products, Through 2025 Table 59 : Global Market for Polypropylene in Disposable Medical Products, Through 2025 Table 60 : Global Market for HDPE in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 61 : Global Market for LDPE/LLDP in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 62 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics, by Application, Through 2025 Table 63 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 64 : Global Market for PVC in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 65 : Global Market for Polypropylene in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 66 : Global Market for HDPE in Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 67 : Fabrication Methods and Uses for Polystyrene Table 68 : SBC Major Products Segmented by Polymer Process Table 69 : Global Market for Styrenic Resin in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 70 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 71 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 72 : Global Market for Polystyrene or HIPS in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 73 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 74 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 75 : Global Market for Polystyrene or HIPS in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 76 : Global Market for ABS in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 77 : Key Global Polycarbonate Trade-Named Products and Producers Table 78 : Key Global Nylon Resin Producers Table 79 : Key Global Polyacetal Trade-Named Products and Producers Table 80 : Global Producers of Polyketones Table 81 : Global Liquid Crystal Polymer Producers Table 82 : Global Market for Engineering Resin in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 83 : Global Market for Engineering Resin in Disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 84 : Global Market for Engineering Resins in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 85 : Global Market for Polycarbonate in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 86 : Global Market for Polyester in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 87 : Global Market for Engineering Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 88 : Key Silicone Medical Device Producers Table 89 : Global Market for Thermoset in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 90 : Global Market for Thermoset in Disposable Medical Products, by Resin, Through 2025 Table 91 : Global Market for Thermoset Resins in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 92 : Global Market for Acrylic in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 93 : Global Market for Silicone in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 94 : Global Market for Thermoset Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 95 : Selected Medical Silicone-Polyurethane Copolymer Products Table 96 : Global Market for TPE in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025 Table 97 : Global Market for TPE in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 98 : Selected Fluoropolymer Medical Device Suppliers Table 99 : Global Market for Miscellaneous Resins in Medical Products, by Overall Application, Through 2025 Table 100 : Global Market for Miscellaneous Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 101 : Global Market for Miscellaneous Resins in Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025 Table 102 : Leading Medical Injection Molders Table 103 : Leading Medical Film and Sheet Manufacturers Table 104 : Leading Medical Blow Molders Table 105 : Leading Medical Thermoformers Table 106 : Selected Medical Trade-Named Products, Types of Resins and ProducersList of Figures Summary Figure : Global Market for Medical Plastics, by Resin, 2019-2025

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