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Microspheres: Technologies and Global Markets

Microspheres: Technologies and Global Markets

Report Scope:

This report analyzes microspheres—homogeneous microparticles of 1 to 1,000 microns in diameter. Microspheres can be solid or hollow and are made from a variety of raw materials.

In this report, BCC Research analyzes the global market for microspheres by both material type and applications. Since there are several types of microspheres that vary drastically in quality, chemical properties, functionality, and price, each type of microsphere is discussed in detail, including materials, manufacturing processes, advantages, prices, and primary applications. Similarly, due to these variations, microsphere use in five major application markets are discussed and analyzed in detail.

The report provides detailed analysis and market forecasts by industry, microsphere type and geographic region through 2022. It describes major industry players and examines recent advances in technology, newly evolving markets, companies, and other factors influencing pricing characteristics. As already mentioned, except in a few segments, market prices are not controlled by supply and demand; instead, markets are created by new technologies and applications.

The scope of the current report has been widened by increasing the number of companies reviewed to more than double the number in past reports. The explosion in participants in the field is creating both job opportunities as well as new applications.

Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant US dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

This report does not detail the metallic microsphere market, as this is a parallel industry that is analyzed in depth in other reports from BCC Research, such as those of metal injection molding (MIM) and powder metallurgy. MIM is the largest growing market for micron-sized metallic powders. Metallic microspheres are mostly solid microspheres and are more commonly referred to as metal powders, whereas this report covers materials for which microspheres are available in both solid and hollow forms.

Report Includes:

- 87 data tables and 30 additional tables
- An overview of the global market for microspheres
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
- Identification of segments with high growth potential and their future applications
- Explanation of major drivers and regional dynamics of the market and current trends within the industry
- Detailed profiles of major vendors in the market, including 3M Corp., BASF SE, Boston Scientific Corp., Evonik Industries AG and L'Oréal S.A.


Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Intended Audience
Microsphere Manufacturers
Microsphere Users
Technocrats and Scientists
C-level Executives and Investors
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Overview of Microspheres
Definition of Microspheres
Industry Overview
History of the Microsphere Industry
Technology Trends
Advantages of Microspheres
Ball-Bearing Effect
Encapsulation
Expandable Microspheres
High Filler Loading
Surface Quality
Weight Reduction
Pricing Structure
Critical Parameters for Selection of Microspheres
Color
Composition
Cost Limitations
Crush Strength
Electrostatic Charge
Operating Temperature
Optical Characteristics
Particle Size and Particle-Size Distribution
Specific Gravity
Wall Thickness
Competing Products and Limitations
Microspheres Versus Traditional Fillers
Microspheres Versus Traditional Pigments
Safety and Environmental Considerations
Limitations
Trade Statistics
Chapter 4 Global Microsphere Market by Application Industry
Composites Industry
Buoyancy Products
Cement Additives
Construction Materials
Flooring, Grout and Caulk
Oil and Gas Exploration
Panels
Thermosets
Trends in the Composites Industry
Composites Industry Forecast
North America
Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Asia-Pacific
Rest of World
Global Market for Microspheres in Composites by Region, Raw Material and Segment.
Global Market for Microspheres in Composites by Region
Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Raw Material
Global Market for Microspheres in Composites by Application Segment
Medical Technology Industry
Cancer Treatments
Controlled Release Drugs
Embolization Therapies
Medical Devices
Trends in the Medical Technology Industry
Medical Industry Forecast
Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology by Region, Raw Material and Segment.
Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology by Region
Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology by Raw Material
Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology by Segment
Life Sciences Industry
Life Science Applications and Technologies
Market Scenario in the Life Sciences Industry
Life Sciences Industry Forecast
Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences by Region and Raw Material
Global Market for Microspheres in Life Sciences by Region
Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences by Raw Material
Personal Care Industry
Trends in the Personal Care Industry
Personal Care Industry Forecast
Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care by Region, Raw Material and Segment
Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care by Region
Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care by Raw Material
Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care by Application
Microspheres in Other Industries
Additives/Specialty Chemicals/Materials
Adhesives
Aerospace
Blasting Applications
Coatings
Consumer Products
Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
Explosives
Grinding and Dispersion Media
Leather
Paints
Printing Inks and Toners
Refractory
Retroreflective/Highway Safety
Spacers
Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Materials
Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications by Region and Raw Material
Global Market for Microspheres in Specialty and Other Applications by Region
Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications by Raw Material
Summary of the Global Microsphere Market by Application Industry
Chapter 5 Global Microsphere Market by Material Type
Solid Polymer Microspheres
Polyethylene Microspheres
PMMA Microspheres
Polystyrene Microspheres
Polyamide (Nylon) Microspheres
Acetal Microspheres
Polytetrafluoroethylene/Teflon (PTFE) Microspheres
Polypropylene Microspheres
Biodegradable Microspheres
Fluorescent Microspheres
Opaque Microspheres
Colored Microspheres
Manufacturing Processes
Hollow Polymer Microspheres
Manufacturing Process
Polymer Microsphere Market
Solid Glass Microspheres
Primary Applications and Benefits
Manufacturing Processes
Hollow Glass Microspheres
Primary Applications and Benefits
Lightweight Filler
Manufacturing Processes
Porous Glass Microspheres
Glass Microsphere Market
Solid Ceramic Microspheres
Silica Microspheres
Zirconium Oxide Microspheres
Aluminum Oxide Microspheres
Manufacturing Processes
Hollow Ceramic Microspheres
Electrical Properties
Good Packing Factor
High Melting Point
Inertness
Hardness
Low Density
Low Oil Absorption
Low Thermal Conductivity
Manufacturing Processes
Ceramic Microsphere Market
Other Microspheres
Metal-coated Microspheres
Magnetic Microspheres
Paramagnetic Microspheres
Specialty Coated Microspheres
Market for Other Microspheres
Summary of Global Market for Microsphere by Material Type
Chapter 6 Microsphere Market by Region
North American Market
Companies in the North American Microsphere Market
Europe, Middle East and African Markets
Companies in the EMEA Microsphere Market
Asia-Pacific Market
Companies in the Asia-Pacific Region
Rest of the World Market
Companies in the RoW Microsphere Market
Summary of the Global Microsphere Market by Geographic Region
Chapter 7 Patent Analysis
Patent Analysis by Year
Patent Analysis by Company
Patent Trends
Chapter 8 Company Profiles
3M CORP.
ALTUGLAS INTERNATIONAL
ASIA-PACIFIC MICROSPHERES
Company Financials
AVEKA MANUFACTURING INC.
BANGS LABORATORIES INC.
Polymer Microspheres
Silica Microspheres
Magnetic Microspheres
BASF
Company Financials
BIO RAD LABORATORIES
BO KWANG CHEMICAL CO .LTD.
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
Company Financials
BTG INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Company Financials
CARDIOGENICS HOLDINGS INC.
CENO TECHNOLOGIES
CENOSPHERE INDIA PVT LTD.
CENOSTAR CORP.
CHASE CORPORATION
COSPHERIC LLC
DENNERT PORAVER GMBH
DIAB INTERNATIONAL AB
DIAVACS (FORMERLY BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.)
DUPONT
DURGESH MERCHANDISE PVT LTD.
EKO EXPORT SA
Company Financials
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
EXPANCEL (AKZONOBEL)
History of Expancel
FLORATECH
GALDERMA S A
GIVAUDAN
ILLUMINA INC.
IMERYS SA
KIMBERLY-CLARK
KISH COMPANY INC.
KOBO PRODUCTS
KOLON INDUSTRIES INC.
History of Diasphere
Products and Applications
KULIN CORPORATION
KUREHA CORPORATION
Company Financials
LANGFANG OLAN GLASS BEADS CO. LTD
L'OREAL
LUCITE INTERNATIONAL HOLLAND BV
LUMINEX CORP.
Company Financials
MAGSPHERE INC.
MANNKIND CORPORATION
MATSUMOTO YUSHI-SEIYAKU CO. LTD.
MERCK KGAA
MERCK CHIMIE SAS - FRANCE
Cosmetics
Life Sciences
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEM INC.
Company Financials
MERZ NORTH AMERICA INC.
MICROSPHERE TECHNOLOGY LTD.
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.
MO-SCI CORP.
NANJING JIANZUN GLASS MICROSPHERE PLANT CO. LTD.
OAKWOOD LABS
OMYA SWITZERLAND AG
OSTHOFF OMEGA GROUP
PETRA INDIA GROUP
PHOSPHOREX INC.
POLYMICROSPHERES
PQ CORPORATION/POTTERS INDUSTRIES
Company Financials
PRIZMALITE INDUSTRIES INC.
QINGDAO EASTCHEM INC.
QUIREM MEDICAL BV
RESLABSPHERES
SIGMUND LINDER GMBH
SINCLAIR PHARMA PLC
Company Financials
SIRTEX MEDICALLIMITED
SOLIANCE
SOVITEC BELGIUM SA
SPHERE ONE INC.
SPHEROTECH
SPIRIG PHARAMA AG
SUNEVA MEDICAL INC.
SUNJIN BEAUTY SCIENCE
TERUMO CORPORATION
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC
Company Financials
TRELLEBORG AB
WHITEHOUSE SCIENTIFIC LTD.
XBRANE BIOPHARMA
Company Financials
XL SCI-TECH INC.
ZEEOSPHERES CERAMIC LLC
List Of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for Microspheres, by Region, Through 2022
Table 1 : Microsphere Markets and Applications
Table 2 : Microspheres Used in Cancer Therapy
Table 3 : Microsphere Materials Used in Microencapsulation
Table 4 : Selected Benefits of Microspheres
Table 5 : Typical Microsphere Prices, by Brand Name or Technology
Table 6 : Comparison of Microspheres Prices from Nine Companies in the U.S. Medical Technology Market, 201
Table 7 : List of HS Codes Under Which Microspheres Are Traded Globally
Table 8 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Region, 2017
Table 9 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Region, 2022
Table 10 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Region, Through 2022
Table 11 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Raw Material, 2017
Table 12 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Raw Material, 2022
Table 13 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Raw Material, Through 2022
Table 14 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Segment, 2017
Table 15 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Segment, 2022
Table 16 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Segment, Through 2022
Table 17 : Market Potential for Microsphere-based Controlled Release Drugs
Table 18 : List of FDA-approved Microsphere-based Products in the U.S. Medical Technology Market
Table 19 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Region, 2017
Table 20 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Region, 2022
Table 21 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Region, Through 2022
Table 22 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Raw Material, 2017
Table 23 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Raw Material, 2022
Table 24 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Raw Material, Through 2022
Table 25 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Segment, 2017
Table 26 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Segment, 2022
Table 27 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Segment, Through 2022
Table 28 : Microspheres Used in Various Tests and Assay Formats
Table 29 : Microspheres Used in Magnetic Quantitative Technologies.
Table 30 : Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences, by Region, 2017
Table 31 : Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences, by Region, 2022
Table 32 : Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences, by Region, Through 2022
Table 33 : Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences, by Raw Material, 2017
Table 34 : Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences, by Raw Material, 2022
Table 35 : Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences, by Raw Material, Through 2022
Table 36 : Microsphere Materials Used in Personal Care Products and Their Properties
Table 37 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Region, 2017
Table 38 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Region, 2022
Table 39 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Region, Through 2022
Table 40 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Raw Material, 2017
Table 41 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Raw Material, 2022
Table 42 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Raw Material, Through 2022
Table 43 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Application, 2017
Table 44 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Application, 2022
Table 45 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Application, Through 2022
Table 46 : Benefits of Microspheres in Paints and Coatings
Table 47 : Global Standards for Road Marking Reflective Glass Spheres
Table 48 : Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications, by Region, 2017
Table 49 : Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications, by Region, 2022
Table 50 : Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications, by Region, Through 2022
Table 51 : Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications, by Raw Material, 2017
Table 52 : Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications, by Raw Material, 2022
Table 53 : Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications, by Raw Material, Through 2022
Table 54 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 55 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 56 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Industry, Through 2022
Table 57 : Global Market for Polymer Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 58 : Global Market for Polymer Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 59 : Global Market for Polymer Microspheres, by Industry, Through 2022
Table 60 : Chemistry and Properties of A-and E-Glass Microspheres
Table 61 : Surface Treatment Recommendations for Glass Microspheres by Thermoplastic Resin Used in the Matrix
Table 62 : Surface Treatment Recommendations for Glass Microspheres by Thermosetting Resin Used in the Matrix
Table 63 : Chemistry of Porous Glass Microspheres
Table 64 : Global Market for Glass Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 65 : Global Market for Glass Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 66 : Global Market for Ceramic Microspheres, by Industry, Through 2022
Table 67 : Application Areas for Hollow Ceramic Microspheres
Table 68 : Global Market for Ceramic Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 69 : Global Market for Ceramic Microspheres, by Industry,2022
Table 70 : Global Market for Ceramic Microspheres, by Industry, Through 2022
Table 71 : Global Market for Other Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 72 : Global Market for Other Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 73 : Global Market for Other Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 74 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Raw Material, 2017
Table 75 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Raw Material, 2022
Table 76 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Raw Material, Through 2022
Table 77 : North American Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 78 : North American Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 79 : North American Market for Microspheres, by Industry, Through 2022
Table 80 : EMEA Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 81 : EMEA Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 82 : EMEA Market for Microspheres, by Industry, Through 2022
Table 83 : Asia-Pacific Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 84 : Asia-Pacific Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 85 : Asia-Pacific Market for Microspheres, by Industry, Through 2022
Table 86 : RoW Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2017
Table 87 : RoW Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2022
Table 88 : RoW Market for Microspheres, by Industry, Through 2022
Table 89 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Region, 2017
Table 90 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Region, 2022
Table 91 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Region, Through 2022
Table 92 : U.S. Patents Issued for Microsphere-related Technologies, by Year, 1976–2017
Table 93 : Entities with Strong Microsphere Intellectual Property Portfolios
Table 94 : Top 25 Universities Conducting Microsphere-related Research and Development
Table 95 : Recent Patent Applications for Microsphere-related Technology, 2016–2017
Table 96 : Asia-Pacific Microspheres Revenue and Income for the Chemicals Trading and Manufacturing Segment, 2012–2014
Table 97 : BASF’s Construction Chemicals Revenue, 2013–2016
Table 98 : Boston Scientific’s Peripheral Interventions Subsegment Revenue, 2016–2016
Table 99 : BTG International Ltd.’s TheraSphere Beads Revenue, 2014–2017
Table 100 : Chase Corporation’s Microsphere Product Selection
Table 101 : EKO Export SA’s Sales Revenue, 2014–2015
Table 102 : EKO Export SA’s Microsphere Sales Revenue, by Product, 2015
Table 103 : EKO Export SA’s Microsphere Sales Revenue, by Country, 2015
Table 104 : Recommended Grades of Expancel
Table 105 : Kureha Corporation’s Advanced Materials Segment Sales Revenue, 2014–2016
Table 106 : Luminex Corp. Partners
Table 107 : Luminex Corp.’s Consumables Subsegment Revenue, 2012–2016
Table 108 : Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co.’s Sales, by Category, 2016 and 2017
Table 109 : Merit Medical System Inc.’s Custom Kits and Procedural Trays Subsegment Revenue, 2013–2016
Table 110 : Potters Industries’ Products by Market
Table 111 : PQ Corporation’s Revenue, by Segment, 2015–2017
Table 112 : Sinclair Pharma’s Ellansé Revenue, 2014–2017
Table 113 : Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Life Science Solutions Segment Revenue and Income, 2014–2017
Table 114 : Xbrane’s Revenue, 2013–2017
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market for Microspheres, by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 1 : Technical Literature Published on Microspheres, by Year, 1997-2017
Figure 2 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Region, 2016–2022
Figure 3 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Raw Material, 2016-2022
Figure 4 : Global Market for Microspheres in Composites, by Segment, 2016–2022
Figure 5 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 6 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Raw Material, 2016-2022
Figure 7 : Global Market for Microspheres in Medical Technology, by Segment, 2016-2022
Figure 8 : Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences, by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 9 : Global Market for Microspheres in the Life Sciences, by Raw Material, 2016-2022
Figure 10 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 11 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Raw Material, 2016-2022
Figure 12 : Global Market for Microspheres in Personal Care, by Segment, 2016-2022
Figure 13 : Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications, by Region,2016-2022
Figure 14 : Global Market for Microspheres in Other Applications, by Raw Material, 2016-2022
Figure 15 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 16 : Global Market for Polymer Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 17 : Schematic of Porous Glass Microsphere Production Process
Figure 18 : Global Market for Glass Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 19 : Global Market for Ceramic Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 20 : Global Market for Other Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 21 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Raw Material, 2016-2022
Figure 22 : Number of Companies in the Microsphere Market, by Country
Figure 23 : North American Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 24 : EMEA Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 25 : Asia-Pacific Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 26 : Rest of The World Market for Microspheres, by Industry, 2016-2022
Figure 27 : Global Market for Microspheres, by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 28 : U.S. Patents Issued for Microsphere-related Technologies by Search Method, 1976-2017
Figure 29 : Top 15 Entities with Microsphere-related U.S. Patents
Figure 30 : Pending Patent Applications with USPTO, by Year, 2001-2017
Figure 31 : Asia-Pacific Microspheres Annual Revenue, 2012-2014
Figure 32 : BASF's Construction Chemicals Revenue, 2013-2016
Figure 33 : Boston Scientific's Peripheral Interventions Subsegment Revenue, 2013-2016
Figure 34 : BTG International Ltd.’s TheraSphere Beads Revenue, 2014-2017
Figure 35 : EKO Export SA's Sales Revenue, 2014-2015
Figure 36 : EKO Export SA's Microsphere Sales Revenue, by Product, 2015
Figure 37 : EKO Export SA's Microsphere Sales Revenue, by Country, 2015
Figure 38 : Kureha Corporation's Advanced Materials Segment Sales, 2014-2016
Figure 39 : Luminex Corp.'s Consumables Subsegment Revenue, 2012-2016
Figure 40 : Merit Medical System Inc.'s Custom Kits and Procedural Trays Subsegment Revenue, 2014-2016
Figure 41 : PQ Corporation Corporate Structure
Figure 42 : Sinclair Pharma's Ellansé Revenue, 2014-2017
Figure 43 : Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Sciences Solutions Segment Revenue, 2014-2017
Figure 44 : Xbrane's Revenue, 2013-2016

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