The global market for medical plastics reached nearly 12.8 billion pounds in 2016. This market is estimated to reach 18.3 billion pounds in 2022 from 13.6 billion pounds in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% for 2017-2022.
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 three-dimensional (3D) printing are some of the topics that are covered.
As mentioned above, medical packaging applications per se are not covered in this report. However, several types of medical devices, such as syringes, trays, tubing and kits, that are widely considered to be an integral part of the medical packaging market are covered in the report.
68 data tables and 39 additional tables
An overview of the global markets for medical plastics
Analyses of market trends, with data from 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
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 regulatory impacts on the market
Profiles of major players in the industry
Key Topics Covered:
1 Introduction Study Goals and Objectives Reasons for Doing This Study Scope of Report Information Sources Methodology Analyst's Credentials
2 Summary and Highlights
3 Market and Technology Background Trends in Healthcare Geographical Structure of Demand for Medical Plastics Polymers Used in Medical Devices Commodity Thermoplastics Engineering Resins Thermoset Resins Summary of Resin Usage in Medical Devices
4 Legislative and Regulatory Issues U.S. FDA Regulations Plastics Testing Procedures Biocompatibility Issues Recent Developments European Union (EU) Japan Other Countries Canada China India Latin American Nations
6 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
7 Sterilization Techniques Overview of Methods Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilization Radiation Sterilization Gamma Radiation E-Beam Radiation Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Dry-Heat Sterilization Gamma Radiation vs. ETO The Move to Global Sterilization Standards Polymer Reactions to Sterilization Methods Background PVC Polypropylene Polyethylene ABS and SAN Polycarbonate Polystyrene Polyesters Radiation Resistance
8 Validation Tests for Medical Plastics Background Ratings and Tests Selected Sterilization Standards for Medical Devices
9 Applications Background Point-of-Care Testing Infusion Drug Delivery Therapy Other Applications Waste Reduction Sterilization and Biocompatibility Medical Device Category Criteria Application Market Estimates and Forecasts Nondisposables Overview Market Estimates and Forecasts Surgical Instruments Testing and Diagnostic Equipment Implants and Prosthetic Devices Dental and Ophthalmic Products Disposable Medical Devices Overview Medical Disposal Controversy Market Estimates and Forecasts Medical Bags Syringes Labware Catheters Kits Tubing Gloves Utensils Trays Plastic Stents
10 Resins Used in Medical Devices Background Material Selection Target Areas for Medical Plastics Potential Problems Encountered in Using Specific Polymers for Medical Applications in Hospital Environments Resins Background Commodity Thermoplastics Styrenics Engineering Resins Thermoset Resins Elastomers Miscellaneous Resins Changing Requirements Property Requirements Other Developments Failure of Plastic Medical Devices Physical Property Effects on Resin Materials Overview Impact Strength Stress-Strain Behavior Heat Resistance Chemical Resistance Clarity or Transparency Bondability Summary of Physical Property Characteristics of Medical Devices Use of Plastics in Medical Devices Overview Overall Resin Usage Medical Plastics Market Estimates and Forecasts
11 Commodity Thermoplastics Polyvinyl Chloride Overview Forms of PVC A Versatile Resin Processing Consumption Patterns Environmental Issues Producers and Capacities PVC Medical Device History Medical Applications Sterilization of PVC PVC Still a Favorite for Medical Disposable Devices The PVC Replacement Issue Polypropylene Background Overview Properties Advances in Polypropylene Technologies Highly Crystalline Grades Random Copolymer Polypropylenes Techniques Used to Impart Clarity Polypropylene Films Sterilization of Polypropylene Advantageous Medical Properties Producers and Capacities Examples of Polypropylene Medical Devices Polyethylenes Background High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
12 Styrenic Resins Overview Polystyrene Overview General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) Market Players and Industry Leaders Processing Medical Applications of Polystyrene and HIPS Styrene Copolymers Overview Styrene Block Copolymers Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Styrene-Acrylic Copolymers Styrene-Acrylonitrile Copolymers (SAN)
13 Engineering Resins Introduction Polycarbonates Overview Impact of Bisphenol A on Polycarbonate Usage Processing Property Advantages and Disadvantages General Grades Alloys/Blends Producers Medical Properties and Applications Nylon Background Properties Major Types of Nylons Processing Producers Nylon Sterilization Medical Applications Thermoplastic Polyesters Polyethylene Terephthalate-PET Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Medical Applications Sterilization and Disposal Polyacetals Grades Properties Processing Medical Products Specific Polyacetals Aimed at Medical Products Polysulfones Properties Types of Polysulfones Medical Applications Specific Polysulfone Medical Products Polyimides Polyetherimides (PEI) Producers Polyketones Properties Medical Applications Producers Liquid Crystal Polymers Properties Applications Producers Engineering Resin Market Estimates and Forecasts
14 Thermoset Resins Acrylics Properties Manufacture of Acrylic Polymers Properties Important Acrylic-Producing Companies Medical Products and Sterilization Use in Medical Devices Silicones Technology Medical Applications Silicone Medical Device Producers Polyurethanes General Medical Applications Market Estimates
15 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) Overview Advantages Disadvantages Processing Applications Thermoplastic Olefins (TPOs) Ingredients and Properties Medical Applications Competitive Scenario COPEs (Copolyesters) Properties and Medical Applications Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPUs) Medical Properties and Sterilization Medical Applications TPU-Silicone Copolymers Market Estimates and Forecasts
16 Polymer Alloys and Blends Background PPO/HIPS Overview Grades Processing Properties and Advantages Medical Products PC/ABS Background Producers Use in Medical Devices
17 Biopolymers and Biodegradable Polymers Overview Expected Growth of Biodegradable Polymer Sutures Types of Biodegradable Polymers Used in Medical Applications Polymers for Controlled Delivery Background PLLA-Based Wound Dressings Market Estimates and Forecasts
18 Miscellaneous Resins Overview Fluoropolymers Background Medical Products Fluoropolymer Medical Device Suppliers Market Estimates and Forecasts
19 Industry Structure Background Companies Injection Molders Medical Film and Sheet Manufacturers Medical Blow Molders Medical Thermoformers Medical Resin Producers Recent Mergers and Acquisitions
20 Patent Review Crush Recoverable Polymer Scaffolds Covalently Attached Antimicrobial Polymers Bioabsorbable Polymer Compositions Polyisobutylene, Urea, and Urethane/Urea Copolymers and Medical Leads Medical Devices and Materials Containing Isobutylene Polymer Side-Chain Crystallizable Polymers for Medical Application Medical Polymers Containing Radiation-Resistant Polymers Coatings for Manufacture and Application of Polyhydroxy-Alkanoate Medical Devices Low Friction Polymeric Compositions as Well as Devices and Fabrication Methods Thermal Responsive Polymer Siloxanes, Compositions and Methods, and Applications Monomers and Phase-Separated Biocompatible Polymer Compositions Modified Hyaluronic Acid Polymer Compositions Method of Manufacturing Antimicrobial Implants of Polyetherether Ketones Mono Ethylenically Unsaturated Polymerizable Group Containing Polycarbosiloxane Monomers Copolymers and Dihydroxyphenyl Moieties and Medical Devices Coated with Copolymers Methods for Making Oxidation Resistant Polymeric Material Medical Devices and Coatings Comprising Biodegradable Polymers with Enhanced Functionality Polymeric Materials for Medical Devices
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 Polysulfone Brain Implants Stretchable Hydrogels for Artificial Muscles Biocidal Plastics