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Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets: 2013-2020 Product Image

Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets: 2013-2020

  • Published: September 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 165 Pages
  • NanoMarkets

NanoMarkets believes that medical polymers represents a major opportunity in the medical materials market over the next few years. Several factors are leading to growth in this market. Perhaps the most obvious is the aging of the population in developed nations is expanding the addressable market for polymer implants. Many polymer implants are specifically intended to assist elder patients.

Opportunity in this market has also expanded because the latest technical developments in medical polymers can fine tune implant capabilities, enable better fits for implants, and increased biocompatibility. Polymer structures can also now substitute for cartilage or enable doctors to grow a patient's tissue for transplants.

At the same time the new legal protections that followed the silicone breast implant debacle have considerably reduced the risk in the medical polymer space. And as a result of all of these factors, the medical polymer business has taken off, with the emergence of new start ups and plenty of M&A activity.

With all that is happening in this space, NanoMarkets is publishing a report that identifies current and future opportunities in the medical polymers READ MORE >

Executive Summary
E.1 Opportunities in the Medical Device Market
E.2 Opportunities for the Plastics Industry
E.3 Firms and Strategies to Watch in the Medical Polymer Market
E.3.1 Bayer MaterialScience
E.3.2 Celanese
E.3.3 Dow Corning
E.3.4 Dow Chemical
E.3.5 DSM
E.3.6 DuPont
E.3.7 Eastman Chemical
E.3.8 Evonik
E.3.9 Solvay
E.4 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of the Medical Polymer Market

Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 Boom in Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPES) and Engineered Plastics (Super Specialty Plastics)
1.1.2 Rise of Degradable Polymers
1.1.3 Important Points for Manufacturers
1.2 Scope and Objectives of this Report
1.3 Methodology and Information Sources
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: Commercial Trends in Medical Polymers
2.1 Generic Advantages and Disadvantages of Polymers for Medical Applications
2.1.1 Advantages of Polymers in Medical Applications
2.1.2 Disadvantages of Polymers in Medical Applications
2.1.3 Replacement of Metals with Polymers in Medical Devices
2.2 Thermoplastics (PMMA, PLA, PGA, PP, PEEK, Polycarbonates)
2.2.1 Uses of Thermoplastics in Medical Applications
2.2.2 Main Suppliers of Thermoplastics for Medical Applications
2.3 Polyethylene (PE)
2.3.1 Uses of PE in Medical Applications
2.3.2 Main Suppliers of PE for Medical Applications
2.4 Polystyrene
2.4.1 Uses of Polystyrene and Styrenics in Medical Applications
2.4.2 Main Suppliers of PS for Medical Applications
2.5 Polyvinyl Chloride
2.5.1 Uses of PVC in Medical Applications
2.5.2 Main Suppliers of PVC for Medical Applications
2.6 Nylon
2.6.1 Uses of Nylon in Medical Applications
2.6.2 Main Suppliers of Nylon for Medical Applications
2.7 Other Polymers for Medical Applications
2.8 Role of Bioplastics in Medical Applications
2.9 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Applications for Medical Polymers
3.1 Pricing and Forecast Assumptions
3.1.1 Explanation of Polymer Pricing
3.1.2 Use of Medical Polymers in Different Applications
3.2 Medical Devices and Implants
3.2.1 Current and Future Use of Polymers
3.2.2 Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedic Implants
3.2.3 Contact Lenses and Lens Implants
3.2.4 Implantable Defibrillators and Related Devices
3.2.5 Breast Implants
3.2.6 Conductive Polymer Neural Implants
3.2.7 Blood Filters
3.2.8 Other Medical Devices Using Polymers
3.3 Eight-Year Forecast of Polymers in Implants by Polymer and Implant Type
3.4 Eight-Year Forecast of Polymers in Non-Implantable Devices by Polymer and Device Type
3.4.1 Diagnostic Systems
3.5 Eight-Year Forecast of Polymers in Diagnostic Systems by Polymer and Device Type
3.5.1 Laboratory and Surgical Accessories and Disposables
3.5.2 Surgical Screws, Nails and Plates
3.5.3 Catheters and Tubing
3.5.4 Surgical Gloves
3.5.5 Sutures and Shunts
3.6 Eight-Year Forecast of Polymers in Diagnostic Systems by Polymer and Device Type
3.7 Summary of Forecasts of Medical Polymers
3.7.1 Summary Forecast of Medical Polymers by Application
3.8 Summary Forecast of Medical Polymers by Polymer Type
3.9 Key Points in this Chapter

Chapter Four: National Markets and Regulatory Factors
4.1 Generic Policy Issues Raised by Polymer Medical Devices
4.1.1 Safety Issues Related to Polymer Devices
4.1.2 Problems of Waste Disposal and Management in Medical Polymer Manufacturing
4.1.3 Healthcare Issues and an Aging Population
4.1.4 Geographical Distribution of the Markets
4.2 The Medical Polymer Market in the United States
4.2.1 Medical Polymers and the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998
4.2.2 Impact of “Obamacare”
4.2.3 Role and Impact of the FDA
4.2.4 Analysis of the Market for Medical Polymers in the U.S.
4.2.5 Eight-Year Forecasts for Medical Polymers in the U.S.
4.3 The Medical Polymer Market in Europe
4.3.1 Role and Impact of the European Commission and Other Regulatory Authorities in the European Union
4.3.2 National Regulations and Regulatory Agencies Impacting Medical Polymer Markets in the EU
4.3.3 Analysis of the Market for Medical Polymers in Europe
4.3.4 Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in Europe
4.4 The Medical Polymer Market in Japan
4.4.1 National Laws and Regulations Impacting the Medical Polymer Market in Japan
4.4.2 Analysis of Market for Medical Polymers in Japan
4.4.3 Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in Japan
4.5 The Medical Polymer Market in China
4.5.1 National Laws and Regulations Impacting the Medical Polymer Market in China
4.5.2 Impact of Chinese Industrial Policy on the Medical Polymer Market
4.5.3 Analysis of the Market for Medical Polymers in China
4.5.4 Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in China
4.6 The Medical Polymer Market in India
4.6.1 National Laws and Regulations Impacting the Medical Polymer Market in India
4.6.2 Analysis of the Market for Medical Polymers in India
4.6.3 Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in India
4.7 Other Notable National Markets for Medical Polymers
4.7.1 The Medical Polymer Market in Canada
4.7.2 The Medical Polymer Market in Australia
4.7.3 The Medical Polymer Market in South Korea
4.8 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of Medical Polymers by Country
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
About the Author

List of Exhibits
Exhibit E-1: Summary Forecast of Medical Polymers by Application ( US$ Millions)
Exhibit 2-1: Important Advantages of Polymers and Their Current Applications
Exhibit 2-2: Thermoplastics - Properties and Uses
Exhibit 2-3: Common Suppliers of Thermoplastics
Exhibit 2-4: Opportunities for Different PE Grades
Exhibit 2-5: Different Suppliers of Polyethylene Products and their Features
Exhibit 2-6: Requirements and Medical Applications for Various Types of PS
Exhibit 2-7: Suppliers Of GPPS, HIPS, and SPS Products for Medical Applications and their Trade Names
Exhibit 2-8: Suppliers and Characteristics of Flexible, Rigid and Semi-rigid Medical Grades of PVC
Exhibit 2-9: Nylon Products and Manufacturers
Exhibit 2-10: Medical Devices and Implants Made from Polyurethanes
Exhibit 2-11: Leading Teflon products, Their Manufacturers, and Application Areas
Exhibit 3-1: Pricing of Polymers and Polymer-Based Medical Products
Exhibit 3-2: Approximate Market Share of Different Polymer Types in Each Application
Exhibit 3-3: Selected Polymeric Orthopedic Products, their Manufacturers and Opportunities
Exhibit 3-4: Approved Breast Implants and their Market Opportunities
Exhibit 3-5: Overview of Important Blood Filters
Exhibit 3-6: Overview of Selected Wound Dressing Materials
Exhibit 3-7: Orthopedic Implants and Regenerative Medicines Forecast
Exhibit 3-8: Forecast of Polymer Use In Lens Implants
Exhibit 3-9: Forecast of Polymer Use in Contact Lenses
Exhibit 3-10: Forecast of Polymer Use in Implantable Defibrillators
Exhibit 3-11: Forecast of Polymer Use In Breast Implants
Exhibit 3-12: Forecast of Conductive Polymer Use In Neural Implants
Exhibit 3-13: Forecast of Polymer Use In Blood Filters
Exhibit 3-14: Forecast of Polymer Use In Other Medical Devices
Exhibit 3-15: Polymers Used in Diagnostic Devices and Their Future Opportunities
Exhibit 3-16: Forecast of Polymer Use In Diagnostic Devices
Exhibit 3-17: Forecast of Polymer Use In Automated Analyzers
Exhibit 3-18: Forecast of Polymer Use In Homecare Diagnostic Devices
Exhibit 3-19: Forecast of Polymer Use In Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics
Exhibit 3-20: Overview of Important Polymers for Multiple-Use and Disposable Labware Fabrication
Exhibit 3-21: Leading Labware Manufacturers and Their Brands and Market Potential
Exhibit 3-22: Selected Catheter and Tubing Products
Exhibit 3-23: Surgical Gloves and Their Specifications
Exhibit 3-24: Forecast of Polymer Use In Surgical Screws, Nails and Plates
Exhibit 3-25: Forecast of Polymer Use In Catheters and Tubing
Exhibit 3-26: Forecast of Polymer Use In Surgical Gloves
Exhibit 3-27: Forecast of Polymer Use In Sutures and Shunts
Exhibit 3-28: Summary Forecast of Medical Polymers by Application (US $Millions)
Exhibit 3-29: Summary Forecast by Top Polymer Types (U.S.$ Millions)
Exhibit 4-1: Key Industry Issues, Their Impacts, and Probable Solutions
Exhibit 4-2: Important U.S. Regulations Affecting Medical Polymers
Exhibit 4-3: Key Players in the U.S. Medical Polymer Industry Responding to Major Trends
Exhibit 4-4: Eight-Year Forecast of Medical Polymers in the U.S. (US$ Millions)
Exhibit 4-5: Key EC Regulations and Their Significance
Exhibit 4-6: Recent Technology Developments in Europe
Exhibit 4-7: Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in Europe (US$ Millions)
Exhibit 4-8: Important Regulations in Japan and Their Impact on the Medical Polymers Market
Exhibit 4-9: Recent Technology Developments in Japan
Exhibit 4-10: Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in Japan (US $Millions)
Exhibit 4-11: Key Impacts of CFDA Policies and Opportunities for Policy Improvement in China
Exhibit 4-12: Recent Technology Developments in China
Exhibit 4-13: Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in China (US $Millions)
Exhibit 4-14: Key Regulatory Impacts and Opportunities for Policy Improvement in India
Exhibit 4-15: Recent Technology Developments in India
Exhibit 4-16: Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in India (US $Millions)
Exhibit 4-17: Regulatory Scenario and Industry Opportunities in Other Markets
Exhibit 4-18: Global Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers Broken Out by Country/Region

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