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世界の医療用プラスチック市場

Medical Plastics

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世界の医療用プラスチック市場 Medical Plastics
出版日: 2015年03月30日 ページ情報: 英文 270 Pages
概要

米国の医療用プラスチック消費は2015年末で46億ポンドに達し、今後もCAGR4.8%で拡大し、2020年には58億ポンドの消費量となる見込みです。

当レポートでは、医療機器業界の動向と法規制、環境問題、特許などの概要とともに、医療用樹脂の応用分野、医療用ポリマー開発、国際動向、および同市場で活躍する主要企業のプロファイルなどを提供しています。

第1章 イントロダクション

第2章 サマリー

第3章 医療業界

  • 背景
  • 消費者の特徴と需要影響因子
  • 在宅医療
  • 病院向け製品/医療用品
  • 医療業界のマーケティング的側面
  • 医療費の抑制
  • プラスチック利用への移行

第4章 医療機器

  • 概要
  • 全般的なプラスチックの利用
  • 背景
  • 業界構造
  • 主要医療機器メーカー
  • ポリマーの使用
  • 開発動向

第5章 法規制の課題

  • 概要
  • 背景
  • プラスチックの検査手順
  • 生物適合性の課題
  • 最新動向

第6章 環境問題

  • 背景
  • 医療廃棄物の将来の影響
  • 発生源での削減
  • リサイクル
  • 固形廃棄物
  • 医療機器メーカーの責任

第7章 特許

第8章 医療機器プラスチックプロセス

  • 射出成形
  • 抽出
  • 抽出および溶解フィルムの成形加工
  • ブローフィルム
  • フィルムの鋳込成形
  • 溶液流延
  • ブロー成形
  • 熱成形

第9章 滅菌技術

  • 手法の概要
  • エチレンオキサイドガス滅菌
  • 放射線滅菌
  • ガンマ滅菌
  • 電子ビーム滅菌 他

第10章 医療熱可塑性物質のバリデーション検査

  • 背景
  • 定格と検査

第11章 適用

  • 背景
  • ポイントオブケア検査
  • 注入剤デリバリー療法
  • その他
  • 廃棄物削減
  • 滅菌と生物適合性 他

第12章 医療機器に用いられる樹脂

  • 背景
  • 材料選定
  • 医療用プラスチックの目標エリア
  • 樹脂の概要 他

第13章 汎用熱可塑性プラスチック

  • ポリ塩化ビニル
  • ポリプロピレン
  • ポリエチレン

第14章 スチレン系樹脂

第15章 高性能樹脂

第16章 熱硬化性樹脂

第17章 可塑性エラストマ (TPES)

第18章 ポリマー合金/ブレンド

第19章 生体ポリマー/生体解性ポリマー

第20章 混合型樹脂

第21章 プラスチック製医療機器製作メーカー

  • 背景
  • 医療機器の射出成形の見通し
  • 最新医療成形開発動向
  • 各製品の米国の主要メーカー

第22章 医療用樹脂メーカー

第23章 医療機器業界関連会議

第24章 最新企業動向

第25章 新技術

第26章 主なサプライヤー、加工業者、合成業者プロファイル

第27章 略語解説

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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

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.

SCOPE OF REPORT

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.

ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS

Research analyst Mel Schlechter has more than 40 years in the chemical industry, and specializes in plastics market research. He has been with BCC Research for more than a decade and holds a B.S. in chemistry, M.S. in organic chemistry, and a M.B.A. in marketing.

Table of Contents

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

LIST OF TABLES

  • SUMMARY TABLE: U.S. MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 1: U.S. MEDICAL INDUSTRY: PRINCIPAL MATERIALS, PRODUCER TYPES, MAJOR PRODUCTS AND PRINCIPAL CONSUMERS
    • TABLE 2: CURRENT LEADING U.S. MEDICAL DEVICES COMPANIES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 3: SELECTED RESIN USAGE BY TYPE OF MEDICAL DEVICE
    • TABLE 4: RADIATION RESISTANCE OF KEY MEDICAL PLASTICS
    • TABLE 5: SELECTED TESTS FOR PLASTICS USED IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
    • TABLE 6: SELECTED/RANDOM EXAMPLES OF STERILIZATION STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
    • TABLE 7: U.S. MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET BY OVERALL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 8: U.S. NONDISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 9: SELECTED KEY MANUFACTURERS OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • 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)
    • TABLE 14: KEY SELECTED MEDICAL TESTING AND DIAGNOSTIC COMPANIES
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • TABLE 24: U.S. DISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 25: SELECTED KEY MEDICAL BAG MANUFACTURERS
    • TABLE 25: SELECTED KEY MEDICAL BAG MANUFACTURERS
    • TABLE 26: U.S. MEDICAL BAG MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 27: OTHER SELECTED SYRINGE MANUFACTURERS
    • TABLE 28: U.S. SYRINGES MARKET BY RESIN THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 29: EXAMPLES OF DISPOSABLE MEDICAL PLASTIC LABWARE
    • TABLE 30: SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL LABWARE SUPPLIERS
    • TABLE 31: U.S. MEDICAL LABWARE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 32: RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA-CATHETERS
    • TABLE 33: SELECTED KEY CATHETER MANUFACTURERS
    • TABLE 34: U.S. CATHETER/IV UNIT MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 35: MATERIAL PROPERTY CRITERIA- KITS
    • TABLE 36: U.S. KITS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 37: COMMON FEATURES OF SELECTED APPLICATIONS FOR PRIMARY RESINS USED IN MEDICAL TUBING
    • TABLE 38: SAMPLE APPLICATIONS FOR FLEXIBLE MEDICAL TUBING BY MAJOR CATEGORY
    • TABLE 39: SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL TUBING EXTRUDERS
    • TABLE 40: U.S. TUBING MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 41: SELECTED KEY MEDICAL GLOVE MANUFACTURERS AND MAJOR PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 42: U.S. MEDICAL GLOVE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 43: U.S. MEDICAL UTENSIL MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 44: RESIN PROPERTY CRITERIA-TRAYS
    • TABLE 45: SELECTED PLASTIC MEDICAL TRAY MANUFACTURERS
    • TABLE 46: U.S. TRAYS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 47: PHYSICAL PROPERTY, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MEDICAL PLASTIC
    • TABLE 48: SELECTED RESIN USAGE BY TYPE OF MEDICAL DEVICE
    • 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)
    • TABLE 52: LEADING GLOBAL PVC PRODUCERS
    • TABLE 53: LEADING GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS
    • TABLE 54: LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS (BILLION POUNDS/YEAR)
    • TABLE 55: GLOBAL LDPE PRODUCERS AND LOCATIONS
    • 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)
    • TABLE 68: FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE
    • TABLE 69: SBC MAJOR PRODUCTS SEGMENTED BY POLYMER PROCESS
    • 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)
    • TABLE 78: KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS AND PRODUCERS
    • TABLE 79: KEY GLOBAL NYLON RESIN PRODUCERS
    • TABLE 80: THE TEN LARGEST GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS
    • TABLE 81: KEY GLOBAL POLYCACETAL PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 82: TYPICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYACETALS
    • TABLE 83: GLOBAL CAPACITY OF POLYSULFONE POLYMERS
    • TABLE 84: GLOBAL PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES OF POLYKETONES (MILLION LBS/YEAR)
    • TABLE 85: GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES (MILLION LBS/YEAR)
    • 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)
    • TABLE 92: SELECTED KEY SILICONE MEDICAL DEVICE PRODUCERS
    • 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 : .S. NONDISPOSABLE ACRYLIC MEDICAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
    • TABLE 100: SELECTED MEDICAL SILICONE-POLYURETHANE COPOLYMER PRODUCTS
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • TABLE 107: LEADING U.S. MEDICAL INJECTION MOLDERS ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 108: LEADING U.S. MEDICAL FILM AND SHEET MANUFACTURERS ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 109: LEADING U.S. MEDICAL BLOW MOLDERS ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 110: LEADING U.S. MEDICAL THERMOFORMERS ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 111: SELECTED TRADE NAMED PRODUCTS, TYPES OF RESINS, AND PRODUCERS USED IN MEDICAL DEVICES

LIST OF FIGURES

  • SUMMARY FIGURE: U.S. MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN, 2014-2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
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