DUBLIN, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Medical Polymers Market for Devices, Equipment, Packaging and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" report to their offering.
Polymers such as resins and fibers, elastomers such as natural rubber and thermoplastic elastomers and biodegradable plastics used in various forms in medical and healthcare applications are collectively known as medical polymers. Traditionally, metals, glass and ceramics have been used as medical implants, devices and supports. However, polymers are more suitable for these applications due to lesser weight, better biocompatibility and lower cost. Medical polymers are used majorly in devices and equipment such as spinal implants, hip & joint replacements, and implants for cranial injuries. These are also used in various types of medical packaging.
Fibers and resins used as medical polymers include materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS) and others such as nylon, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyamide (PA). Medical elastomers such as styrene block copolymers (SBCs), polyurethane (PU), natural rubber or latex, silicone and butyl rubber are used in numerous applications in implants and joint replacements. Legislative issues regarding the supply side of the medical polymers market were one or the primary concerns of material suppliers.
However, the onus of responsibility has been transferred onto component and device manufacturers by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of late. This has helped material suppliers produce extensive grades of medical polymers for numerous purposes. Commodity resins such as PE, PP, PVC, PS and PET are the most widely used polymers in medical applications. These account for majority of the market share. At the same time, demand for other materials such as nylon, polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is expected to increase in the near future.
Rising demand for medical devices, increasing preference for home healthcare treatment and growth in aging population are some of the key factors likely to boost demand for medical polymers. Additionally, rising usage of disposable medical devices is expected to augment demand for medical polymers. Over the past few years, polymers have been increasingly substituting traditional materials such as metals in packaging of medical devices, equipment and pharmaceuticals owing to their biocompatibility and lightness in weight.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Medical Polymers - Industry Analysis
Chapter 4 Global Medical Polymers Market - Product Segment Analysis
Chapter 5 Global Medical Polymers Market - Application Analysis
Chapter 6 Global Medical Polymers Market - Regional Analysis
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
- BASF SE
- BayerMaterialScience AG
- Celanese Corporation
- China Haohua Chemical Group Co., Ltd.
- DSM N.V.
- E. I. du Pont de Nemours Company
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Evonik Industries AG
- ExxonMobil Corporation
- Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.
- HBM Piaoan Medical Dressing. Inc
- Huizhou Foryou Medical Device Co., Ltd.
- Huntsman Corporation
- Jafron Biomedical Co., Ltd.
- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.
- Lubrizol Corporation
- Ningbo Yonghua Resin Co. Ltd.
- SABIC's Innovative Plastics
- SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd.
- Shanghai New Shanghua Polymer Material Co., Ltd.
- Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Company
- Solvay S.A.
- The Dow Chemical Company
- Tianjin Plastics Research Institute Co., Ltd.
- Victrex plc
- WEIGAO Holding Co., Ltd. (WEGO)
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2jbjdr/medical_polymers
Media Contact: Laura Wood, +353-1-481-1716, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Research and Markets