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Biocompatible Materials

Biocompatible Materials

US demand to grow 5.4% annually through 2018
US demand for biocompatible materials is forecast to grow 5.4 percent annually to $5.5 billion in 2018, representing 2.0 billion pounds. Reflecting quality, performance, and cost advantages in a broad range of applications, synthetic polymers will remain the top-selling product group by far, accounting for 56 percent of 2018 revenues. Ceramic materials will generate the fastest growth in demand among all biocompatible materials as advances in nanotechnology lead to the introduction of new and improved compounds for orthopedic implants, spinal fixation devices, and dental repair and restoration products.

Spurred by increasing applications in cosmetic surgery, wound management, and arthritis therapy, hyaluronic acid will post the fastest revenue gains among natural biocompatible polymers. Titanium and titanium alloys will fare the best in the marketplace among biocompatible metals as high strength, light weight, and shape memory advantages promote their expanding use in cardiac, orthopedic, and dental implants. Competition from alternative polymer materials will hold down demand for other biocompatible metals, including precious metals and stainless steel.

Engineered resins to pace synthetic polymers segment
Demand for synthetic biocompatible polymers will reach $3 billion in 2018, up 4.9 percent annually from 2013. Engineered resins -- especially silicone, sulfone, and polyketone materials -- will command the fastest revenue growth based on quality and safety advantages in high value-added catheters and implants. By contrast, demand for polyvinyl chloride, the most widely used biocompatible resin, will expand slowly due to recurring safety concerns and competition from improved grades of polypropylene and thermoplastic polyesters.

Natural biopolymer demand to exceed $1 billion in 2018
Widening use in drug delivery systems, cosmetic implants, tissue engineering products, wound management supplies, and orthopedic pain therapies will boost US demand for natural biocompatible polymers 5.5 percent per year to $1.1 billion in 2018. Cellulose polymers and starch derivatives will remain the topselling product groups based on well established performance results in drug formulations and delivery systems. Hyaluronic acid will generate the fastest revenue gains spurred by expanding applications in injectable arthritis treatments. Lastly, collagen will continue to fare well in the marketplace following upward trends in the volume of cosmetic surgical procedures.

Nanocomposites to see wider use in ceramics
Advances in alumina-zirconia nanocomposites will broaden the use of biocompatible ceramics in dental and orthopedic implants. Due to their high density structure, these nanocomposites incorporate greater resistance to cracking, a widespread problem usually seen in joint replacements composed of conventional ceramics. Biocompatible metals will retain applications in a number of dental and medical implants. Within this product group, titanium and titanium alloys will realize the fastest revenue growth based on high strength, low modulus, and strong body fluid resistance advantages in such products as joint replacement systems, dental implants, fusion cages, trauma fixation devices, and stents.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Population Trends
      • Table RESIDENT POPULATION BY AGE GROUP
    • Healthcare Trends
      • Health Insurance & Healthcare Reform
        • Table HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF THE US POPULATION
      • Acute Conditions
        • Table ACUTE CONDITIONS BY TYPE
      • Chronic Conditions
        • Table CHRONIC CONDITIONS BY TYPE
      • National Health Expenditures
        • Table NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY SPENDING CATEGORIES
        • Table NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY PAYMENT SOURCE
      • Medical Providers
        • Table HOSPITALS
        • Table PHYSICIANS
        • Table DENTISTS
        • Table OUTPATIENT FACILITIES
        • Table SKILLED NURSING HOMES
        • Table OTHER MEDICAL PROVIDERS
      • Patient Activity
        • Table HOSPITAL ACTIVITY
        • Table SURGICAL PROCEDURES
        • Table OUTPATIENT EPISODES
        • Table DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
    • Medical Product Shipments
      • Table MEDICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS BY TYPE
      • Pharmaceuticals
      • Medical Supplies & Devices
    • Plastics Industry Overview
      • Table PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Biocompatible Materials Historical Demand Patterns
      • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS: HISTORICAL DEMAND PATTERNS, 2003-2013
    • US Trade
      • Table US TRADE IN BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS
    • International Markets
      • Table WORLD BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY REGION
    • Regulatory Considerations
      • Medical Devices
      • Drug Delivery Systems
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
      • Table CHART III-1 BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP, 2013
    • Synthetic Polymers
      • Table SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP
      • Synthetic Biocompatible Engineered Polymers
        • Table SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE ENGINEERED POLYMERS DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP
        • Table CHART III-2 SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE ENGINEERED POLYMERS DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP, 2013
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE SILICONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER (TPE) DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYCARBONATE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE FLUOROPOLYMERS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE SULFONE RESINS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE NYLON DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table OTHER BIOCOMPATIBLE ENGINEERED POLYMERS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Synthetic Biocompatible Commodity Polymers
        • Table SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE COMMODITY POLYMER DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP
        • Table CHART III-3 SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE COMMODITY POLYMER DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP, 2013
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE ACRYLIC RESINS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE THERMOSET POLYURETHANE (PUR) DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENES (LDPE) DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYSTYRENE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Natural Biocompatible Polymers
      • Table NATURAL BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-4 NATURAL BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Cellulose Polymers
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE CELLULOSE POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Starch Compounds
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE STARCH COMPOUNDS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Collagen
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE COLLAGEN DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Other Natural Biocompatible Polymers
        • Table OTHER NATURAL BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • Biocompatible Ceramics
      • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE CERAMICS DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-5 BIOCOMPATIBLE CERAMICS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Alumina
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE ALUMINA DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Porcelain
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE PORCELAIN DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Hydroxyapatite
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE HYDROXYAPATITE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Zirconia
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE ZIRCONIA DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Other Ceramic Materials
        • Table OTHER BIOCOMPATIBLE CERAMICS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Biocompatible Metals
      • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE METALS DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-6 BIOCOMPATIBLE METALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Precious Metals
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE PRECIOUS METALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Stainless Steel
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE STAINLESS STEEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Titanium
        • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE TITANIUM DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Other Biocompatible Metals
        • Table OTHER BIOCOMPATIBLE METALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
  • APPLICATIONS
    • General
      • Table BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-1 BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Surgical & Medical Instruments
      • Table SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND
    • Surgical Appliances & Supplies
      • Table SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND
    • Dental Products & Materials
      • Table DENTAL PRODUCTS & MATERIALS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND
    • Drug Delivery Products
      • Table DRUG DELIVERY PRODUCTS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND
    • Electromedical Equipment
      • Table ELECTROMEDICAL EQUIPMENT: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND
    • Diagnostic Products
      • Table DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIAL DEMAND
    • Ophthalmic Goods
      • Table OPHTHALMIC GOODS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART V-1 US BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS INDUSTRY MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Research & Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Company Profiles
      • AdvanSource Biomaterials Corporation
      • Allegheny Technologies Incorporated
      • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
      • Ashland Incorporated
      • Axiall Corporation
      • BASF SE
      • Baxter International Incorporated
      • Bayer AG
      • Cargill Incorporated
      • Celanese Corporation
      • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
      • Croda International plc
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Dow Corning Corporation
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Exxon Mobil Corporation
      • FMC Corporation
      • Huber (JM) Corporation
      • Mexichem SAB de CV
      • Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC
      • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
      • PolyOne Corporation
      • Royal DSM NV
      • Sanofi
      • Solvay SA
      • Stryker Corporation
      • Teknor Apex Company
      • Teleflex Incorporated
      • Zeus Industrial Products Incorporated
    • Other Companies in the Biocompatible Materials Industry

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