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Medical Plastics: Technologies and Global Markets

Medical Plastics: Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for medical plastics reached nearly 12.0 billion pounds in 2015. This market is expected to increase from nearly 12.7 billion pounds in 2016 to nearly 17.2 billion pounds in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% for 2016-2021. 

Report Includes
An overview of the global markets for medical plastics.
Analyses of the market trends, with data from 2015, 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
Information on new medical devices, new products, technologies related to medical devices, sterilization techniques, and medical plastic product lines.
A look at key resins used to make medical devices, and new products and technologies related to these devices.
Examination of the market's dynamics, including growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
Evaluation of the environmental, and legislative and regulatory impacts on the market.
Profiles of major players in the medical plastics industry.


Report Scope
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 cover the medical device industry, itself, and 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 impact on polymer selection, polymer usage in medical devices, status of PVC, and medical plastic’s product lines and trade–named products along with the recent introduction of 3D 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 dominant, as opposed to those filled at hospitals or physicians’ 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 RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET, BY RESIN, 2015-2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE
GEOGRAPHICAL STRUCTURE OF DEMAND FOR MEDICAL PLASTICS
TABLE 1 LEADING GLOBAL MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES, 2015
POLYMERS USED IN MEDICAL DEVICES
COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS
ENGINEERING RESINS
THERMOSET RESINS
SUMMARY OF RESIN USAGE IN MEDICAL DEVICES
TABLE 2 SELECTED RESIN USAGE BY TYPE OF MEDICAL DEVICE
CHAPTER 4 LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES
UNITED STATES
FDA REGULATIONS
PLASTICS TESTING PROCEDURES
BIOCOMPATIBILITY ISSUES
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
FDA Regulation of 3-D Printed Medical Devices
EUROPEAN UNION (EU)
JAPAN
OTHER COUNTRIES
CANADA
CHINA
India
LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS
CHAPTER 5 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
BACKGROUND
MEDICAL WASTE
SOURCE REDUCTION
RECYCLING
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 6 RECENT PATENTS RELATED TO POLYMERS AND MEDICAL
DEVICES
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 DEVICE
FABRICATION METHODS
THERMAL RESPONSIVE POLYMER SILOXANES, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS AND APPLICATIONS
MONOMERS AND PHASE-SEPARATED BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER
COMPOSITIONS ARE PREPARED
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 7 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 8 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 3 RADIATION RESISTANCE OF KEY MEDICAL PLASTICS
CHAPTER 9 VALIDATION TESTS FOR MEDICAL PLASTICS
BACKGROUND
RATINGS AND TESTS
TABLE 4 SELECTED TESTS FOR PLASTICS USED IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
SELECTED STERILIZATION STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
TABLE 5 SELECTED AND RANDOM EXAMPLES OF STERILIZATION
STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 10 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
TABLE 6 GLOBAL MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET, BY OVERALL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
NONDISPOSABLES
OVERVIEW
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 7 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (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 8 SELECTED KEY MANUFACTURERS OF SURGICAL
INSTRUMENTS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 9 GLOBAL SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 10 GLOBAL COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC SURGICAL
INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 11 GLOBAL STYRENIC RESIN SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 12 GLOBAL SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY OTHER RESINS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT
Overview
Diagnostic Equipment
Examples of Diagnostic and Testing Equipment
The Medical Testing Business
Key Medical Testing and Diagnostic Companies
TABLE 13 KEY SELECTED MEDICAL TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC
COMPANIES
Electromedical Equipment
Clinical Laboratory Equipment
Polymers Used
Overview
Specific Examples
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 14 GLOBAL TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 15 GLOBAL COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 16 GLOBAL STYRENIC RESIN TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 17 GLOBAL TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY OTHER RESINS, THROUGH 2021 (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 18 GLOBAL PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 19 GLOBAL COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 20 GLOBAL PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS MARKET, BY OTHER RESINS, THROUGH 2021 (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 21 GLOBAL DENTAL AND OPHTHALMIC MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 22 GLOBAL DENTAL AND OPHTHALMIC MARKET, BY SPECIFIC RESIN USAGE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
DISPOSABLE MEDICAL DEVICES
OVERVIEW
MEDICAL DISPOSAL CONTROVERSY
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 23 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (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 24 SELECTED KEY MEDICAL BAG MANUFACTURERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MEDICAL BAG MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (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 26 OTHER SELECTED SYRINGE MANUFACTURERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SYRINGES MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021
LABWARE
Background
Resins Used
TABLE 28 EXAMPLES OF DISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC LABWARE
TABLE 29 SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL LABWARE SUPPLIERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MEDICAL LABWARE MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CATHETERS
Background
Manufacturing a Foley Catheter
Property Criteria
TABLE 31 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 32 SELECTED KEY CATHETER MANUFACTURERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 33 GLOBAL CATHETER AND IV UNIT MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (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 34 MATERIAL PROPERTY CRITERIA-KITS
Surgical Kits
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 35 GLOBAL KITS MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (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 36 COMMON FEATURES OF SELECTED APPLICATIONS FOR PRIMARY RESINS USED IN MEDICAL TUBING
Applications
TABLE 37 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 38 SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL TUBING EXTRUDERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 39 GLOBAL TUBING MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
GLOVES
Background
Medical Gloves
Glove Protection Standards
Polymers Used
Latex Allergy Issue
Alternatives to Latex Rubber for Gloves
Medical Gloves Manufacturers
TABLE 40 SELECTED KEY MEDICAL GLOVE MANUFACTURERS AND MAJOR PRODUCTS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MEDICAL GLOVE MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
UTENSILS
Background
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MEDICAL UTENSIL MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TRAYS
Overview
Background
Types of Medical Trays
Sterilization
Thermoform or Injection Mold?
TABLE 43 RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA -TRAYS
Property Parameters for Choosing Tray Materials
Tray Designs for Different Environments
Sterilization
Polypropylene Usage
HIPS Involvement
Medical Tray Manufacturers
TABLE 44 SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL TRAY MANUFACTURERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 45 GLOBAL TRAYS MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
PLASTIC STENTS
CHAPTER 11 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 46 PHYSICAL PROPERTY ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MEDICAL PLASTIC
USE OF PLASTICS IN MEDICAL DEVICES
OVERVIEW
OVERALL RESIN USAGE
TABLE 47 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 48 GLOBAL MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 49 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE MEDICAL MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 50 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 12 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 51 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 52 LEADING GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS
EXAMPLES OF POLYPROPYLENE MEDICAL DEVICES
POLYETHYLENES
BACKGROUND
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
Overview
Background
Processing of HDPE
Producers
TABLE 53 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS (BILLION
POUNDS/YEAR)
Recycling Aspects
LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE)
Overview
Properties
Markets and Applications
Producers
TABLE 54 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 55 GLOBAL COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 56 GLOBAL COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS, BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 57 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 58 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE PVC MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 59 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE POLYPROPYLENE MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 60 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE HDPE MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 61 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE LDPE/LLDPE MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 62 GLOBAL COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS MARKET, BY NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 63 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 64 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE PVC MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 65 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE POLYPROPYLENE MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 66 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE HDPE MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 13 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 67 FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE
Injection Molding
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYSTYRENE AND HIPS
STYRENE COPOLYMERS
OVERVIEW
STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS
Overview
Processing
TABLE 68 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 69 GLOBAL STYRENIC RESIN MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 70 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE STYRENIC RESIN MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 71 GLOBAL STYRENIC RESINS MARKET, BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 72 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE POLYSTYRENE, OR HIPS, MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 73 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE STYRENIC RESIN MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 74 GLOBAL STYRENIC RESINS MARKET, BY NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 75 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE POLYSTYRENE, OR HIPS, MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION
POUNDS)
TABLE 76 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE ABS MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 14 ENGINEERING RESINS
OVERVIEW
POLYCARBONATES
OVERVIEW
IMPACT OF BISPHENOL A ON POLYCARBONATE USAGE
PROCESSING
PROPERTY ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
GENERAL GRADES
ALLOYS/BLENDS
PRODUCERS
TABLE 77 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 78 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 79 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 80 KEY GLOBAL POLYCACETAL PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED
PRODUCTS
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
TABLE 81 TYPICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYACETALS
MEDICAL PRODUCTS
SPECIFIC POLYACETALS AIMED AT MEDICAL PRODUCTS
RECENT POLYACETAL MEDICAL PRODUCTS
POLYSUFONES
BACKGROUND AND PROPERTIES
TYPES OF POLYSULFONES
APPLICATIONS
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS
MEDICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
SPECIFIC POLYSULFONE MEDICAL PRODUCTS
POLYIMIDES
BACKGROUND
POLYETHERIMIDES (PEI)
Overview
Producers
Applications
KEY POLYAMIDE PRODUCTS AND PRODUCERS
POLYKETONES
BACKGROUND
PROPERTIES
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Overview
PEEK Implants
PRODUCERS
TABLE 82 GLOBAL PRODUCERS OF POLYKETONES
LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS
BACKGROUND
PROPERTIES
APPLICATIONS
MEDICAL PROPERTIES, PRODUCTS AND STERILIZATION
PRODUCERS
TABLE 83 GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER PRODUCERS
ENGINEERING RESIN MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 84 GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESIN MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 85 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE ENGINEERING RESIN MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 86 GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESINS MARKET, BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 87 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE POLYCARBONATE MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 88 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE POLYESTER MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 89 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE POLYCARBONATE MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 15 THERMOSET RESINS
ACRYLICS
BACKGROUND
PROPERTIES
MANUFACTURE OF ACRYLIC POLYMERS
ACRYLIC SHEET
APPLICATIONS
IMPORTANT ACRYLIC PRODUCING COMPANIES
Altuglas
Cyro Industries
Lucite International
Aristech Acrylics LLC
Plaskolite
Sabic IP and Mitsubishi Form Acrylic Joint Venture
KEY TRADE-NAMED POLYACRYLATES
MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND STERILIZATION
USE IN MEDICAL DEVICES
SILICONES
BACKGROUND
TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
SILICONE MEDICAL DEVICE PRODUCERS
TABLE 90 SELECTED KEY SILICONE MEDICAL DEVICE PRODUCERS
POLYURETHANES
OVERVIEW
GENERAL MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
MARKET ESTIMATES
TABLE 91 GLOBAL THERMOSET MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 92 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE THERMOSET RESIN MEDICAL MARKET, BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 93 GLOBAL THERMOSET RESINS MARKET, BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 94 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE ACRYLIC MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 95 GLOBAL DISPOSABLE SILICONE MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 96 GLOBAL THERMOSET RESINS MARKET, BY NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 97 GLOBAL NONDISPOSABLE ACRYLIC MEDICAL MARKET, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 16 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 98 SELECTED MEDICAL SILICONE-POLYURETHANE COPOLYMER
PRODUCTS
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 99 GLOBAL TPE MEDICAL MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 100 GLOBAL TPE MARKET, BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 17 POLYMER ALLOYS AND BLENDS
BACKGROUND
PPO/HIPS
OVERVIEW
GRADES
PROCESSING
APPLICATIONS
PROPERTIES AND ADVANTAGES
MEDICAL PRODUCTS
PC/ABS
BACKGROUND
TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS
USE IN MEDICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 18 BIOPOLYMERS AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
OVERVIEW
EXPECTED GROWTH OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER SUTURES
TYPES OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS USED IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
EXAMPLES OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER COMMERCIAL IMPLANTABLE
DEVICES
POLYMERS FOR CONTROLLED DELIVERY
BACKGROUND
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
PLLA-BASED WOUND DRESSINGS ADHERE TO IRREGULAR BODY
SURFACES
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
CHAPTER 19 MISCELLANEOUS RESINS
OVERVIEW
FLUOROPOLYMERS
BACKGROUND
MEDICAL PRODUCTS
FLUOROPOLYMER MEDICAL DEVICE SUPPLIERS
TABLE 101 SELECTED FLUOROPOLYMER MEDICAL DEVICE SUPPLIERS
TABLE 102 GLOBAL MISCELLANEOUS RESINS MARKET, BY MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 103 GLOBAL MISCELLANEOUS RESINS MARKET, BY NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 104 GLOBAL MISCELLANEOUS RESINS MARKET, BY DISPOSABLE MEDICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 20 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
BACKGROUND
COMPANIES
INJECTION MOLDERS
TABLE 105 LEADING MEDICAL INJECTION MOLDERS
MEDICAL FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS
TABLE 106 LEADING MEDICAL FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS
MEDICAL BLOW MOLDERS
TABLE 107 LEADING MEDICAL BLOW MOLDERS
MEDICAL THERMOFORMERS
TABLE 108 LEADING MEDICAL THERMOFORMERS
MEDICAL RESIN PRODUCERS
TABLE 109 SELECTED TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS, TYPES OF RESINS, AND PRODUCERS USED IN MEDICAL DEVICES
RECENT MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CHAPTER 21 NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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
POLYSULFONES BRAIN IMPLANTS
STRETCHABLE HYDROGELS FOR ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES
BIOCIDAL PLASTICS
CHAPTER 22 COMPANY PROFILES OF KEY SUPPLIERS, PROCESSORS
AND COMPOUNDERS OF PLASTICS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
ALLERGAN
APEX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
BARD MEDICAL DIVISION (C.R. BARD INC.)
BAXTER INC.
BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
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.
MEDPLAST INC.
MEDTRONIC
MEXICHEM SPECIALTY COMPOUNDS
MICROLUMEN INC.
NDH MEDICAL INC.
POLYONE CORPORATION
PRECISION EXTRUSION INC.
PROFESSIONAL PLASTICS
PUTNAM PLASTICS COMPANY LLC
SAINT GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
SUNMED, LLC
TELEFLEX MEDICAL
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.
VANCIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
VENTION MEDICAL
W.L. GORE AND ASSOCIATES
CHAPTER 23 SELECTED KEY ACRONYMS

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