Medical Plastics: Global Markets to 2022

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This Global Market for Medical Plastics is Estimated to Reach 18.3 Billion Pounds in 2022 from 13.6 Billion Pounds in 2017 at a CAGR of 6.2% for 2017-2022

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Allergan
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Fluortek Inc.
  • Hospira
  • Microlumen Inc.
  • Spectrum Plastics Group
  • MORE

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.

Report Includes:

  • 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

Report Scope:

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.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Allergan
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Fluortek Inc.
  • Hospira
  • Microlumen Inc.
  • Spectrum Plastics Group
  • MORE

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

5 Environmental Issues
Background
Medical Waste
Source Reduction
Recycling
Solid Waste Disposal

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

22 Company Profiles
ALLERGAN
APEX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
BARD MEDICAL DIVISION (C.R. BARD INC.)
BAXTER INC.
BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
CATALENT PHARMA SOLUTIONS
DA/PRO RUBBER
DUNN INDUSTRIES INC.
FILTERTEK INC.
FLUORTEK INC.
FREUDENBERG MEDICAL INC.
GW PLASTICS
HARMAC MEDICAL PRODUCTS
HOSPIRA
INTERNATIONAL POLYMER ENGINEERING
MEDICAL PLASTIC DEVICES INC.
MEDICAL POLYMERS INC.
MEDPLAST INC.
MEDTRONIC
MEXICHEM SPECIALTY COMPOUNDS
MICROLUMEN INC.
NDH MEDICAL INC.
POLYONE CORP.
PROFESSIONAL PLASTICS
PUTNAM PLASTICS COMPANY LLC
SAINT GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
SPECTRUM PLASTICS GROUP
SUNMED LLC
TELEFLEX MEDICAL
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.
VANCIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
VENTION MEDICAL
W.L. GORE AND ASSOCIATES

23 Appendix: Selected Acronyms

List of Tables:
Summary Table: Global Medical Plastics Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 1: Leading Global Medical Device Companies, 2017
Table 2: Selected Resin Usage by Type of Medical Device
Table 3: Radiation Resistances of Key Medical Plastics
Table 4: Selected Tests for Plastics Used in Medical Applications
Table 5: Selected Examples of Sterilization Standards for Medical Devices
Table 6: Global Medical Plastics Market, by Overall Application, Through 2022
Table 7: Global Nondisposable Medical Plastic Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 8: Selected Key Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments
Table 9: Global Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 10: Global Commodity Thermoplastic Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 11: Global Styrenic Resins Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 12: Global Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment Market, by Other Resins, Through 2022
Table 13: Key Selected Medical Testing and Diagnostic Companies
Table 14: Global Testing and Diagnostic Equipment Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 15: Global Commodity Thermoplastic Testing and Diagnostic Equipment Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 16: Global Styrenic Resin Testing and Diagnostic Equipment Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 17: Global Testing and Diagnostic Equipment Market, by Other Resins, Through 2022
Table 18: Global Prostheses and Implants Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 19: Global Commodity Thermoplastic Prostheses and Implants Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 20: Global Prostheses and Implants Market, by Other Resins, Through 2022
Table 21: Global Dental and Ophthalmic Market, by Resin Type, Through 2022
Table 22: Global Dental and Ophthalmic Market, by Specific Resin Used, Through 2022
Table 23: Global Disposable Medical Plastic Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 24: Selected Medical Bag Manufacturers
Table 25: Global Medical Bag Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 26: Other Selected Syringe Manufacturers
Table 27: Global Syringes Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 28: Examples of Disposable Medical Plastic Labware
Table 29: Selected Plastic Medical Labware Suppliers
Table 30: Global Medical Labware Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 31: Resin Property Criteria for Catheters
Table 32: Selected Catheter Manufacturers
Table 33: Global Catheter and IV Unit Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 34: Material Property Criteria for Kits
Table 35: Global Kits Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 36: Common Features of Selected Applications of Primary Resins Used in Medical Tubing
Table 37: Sample Applications of Flexible Medical Tubing by Major Category
Table 38: Selected Plastic Medical Tubing Extruders
Table 39: Global Tubing Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 40: Selected Key Medical Glove Manufacturers and Major Products
Table 41: Global Medical Glove Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 42: Global Medical Utensil Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 43: Resin Property Criteria for Trays
Table 44: Selected Plastic Medical Tray Manufacturers
Table 45: Global Trays Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 46: Physical Property Advantages and Disadvantages of Medical Plastics
Table 47: Resin Usage by Type of Medical Device
Table 48: Global Medical Plastics Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 49: Global Disposable Medical Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 50: Global Nondisposable Medical Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 51: Leading Global PVC Producers
Table 52: Leading Global Polypropylene Producers
Table 53: Leading Global HDPE Producers
Table 54: Global LDPE Producers and Applications
Table 55: Global Commodity Thermoplastic Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 56: Global Commodity Thermoplastics, by Disposable Medical Application, Through 2022
Table 57: Global Disposable Commodity Thermoplastic Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 58: Global Disposable PVC Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 59: Global Disposable Polypropylene Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 60: Global Disposable HDPE Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 61: Global Disposable LDPE/LLDP Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 62: Global Nondisposable Medical Commodity Thermoplastics Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 63: Global Nondisposable Commodity Thermoplastic Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 64: Global Nondisposable PVC Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 65: Global Nondisposable Polypropylene Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 66: Global Nondisposable HDPE Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 67: Fabrication Methods and Uses for Polystyrene
Table 68: SBC Major Products Segmented by Polymer Process
Table 69: Global Styrenic Resin Medical Market, by Type. Through 2022
Table 70: Global Disposable Styrenic Resin Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 71: Global Disposable Styrenic Resins Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 72: Global Disposable Polystyrene or HIPS Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 73: Global Nondisposable Styrenic Resin Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 74: Global Nondisposable Styrenic Resins Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 75: Global Nondisposable Polystyrene or HIPS Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 76: Global Nondisposable ABS Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 77: Key Global Polycarbonate Trade-Named Products and Producers
Table 78: Key Global Nylon Resin Producers
Table 79: Key Global Polyacetal Producers and Trade-Named Products
Table 80: Global Producers of Polyketones
Table 81: Global Liquid Crystal Polymer Producers
Table 82: Global Engineering Resin Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 83: Global Disposable Engineering Resin Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 84: Global Disposable Engineering Resins Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 85: Global Disposable Polycarbonate Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 86: Global Disposable Polyester Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 87: Global Nondisposable Engineering Resins Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 88: Key Silicone Medical Device Producers
Table 89: Global Thermoset Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 90: Global Disposable Thermoset Medical Market, by Resin, Through 2022
Table 91: Global Disposable Thermoset Resins Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 92: Global Disposable Acrylic Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 93: Global Disposable Silicone Medical Market, by Application Through 2022
Table 94: Global Nondisposable Thermoset Resins Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 95: Selected Medical Silicone-Polyurethane Copolymer Products
Table 96: Global TPE Medical Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 97: Global Disposable TPE Medical Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 98: Selected Fluoropolymer Medical Device Suppliers
Table 99: Global Miscellaneous Medical Resins Market, by Application Type, Through 2022
Table 100: Global Nondisposable Miscellaneous Medical Resins Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 101: Global Disposable Miscellaneous Medical Resins Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 102: Leading Medical Injection Molders
Table 103: Leading Medical film and Sheet Manufacturers
Table 104: Leading Medical Blow Molders
Table 105: Leading Medical Thermoformers
Table 106: Selected Medical Trade Named Products, Types of Resins, and Producers

List of Figures:
Summary Figure: Global Medical Plastics Market, by Resin, Through 2022

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Allergan
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Fluortek Inc.
  • Hospira
  • Microlumen Inc.
  • Spectrum Plastics Group
  • MORE

Analyst Credentials:

Andrew McWilliams spent more than 25 years as a consultant with Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company and A.T. Kearny focused on manufacturing before segueing into research analysis. He has been covering myriad technology categories for more than 15 years. McWilliams has a BA from Princeton University and an MA from Harvard University. He has worked in more than 40 countries and he resides in the greater Boston area.

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  • Allergan
  • Apex Medical Technologies
  • B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • Bard Medical Division (C.R. Bard Inc.)
  • Baxter Inc.
  • Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Da/Pro Rubber
  • Dunn Industries Inc.
  • Filtertek Inc.
  • Fluortek Inc.
  • Freudenberg Medical Inc.
  • GW Plastics
  • Harmac Medical Products
  • Hospira
  • International Polymer Engineering
  • Medical Plastic Devices Inc.
  • Medical Polymers Inc.
  • Medplast Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Mexichem Specialty Compounds
  • Microlumen Inc.
  • NDH Medical Inc.
  • Polyone Corp.
  • Professional Plastics
  • Putnam Plastics Company LLC
  • Saint Gobain Performance Plastics
  • Spectrum Plastics Group
  • Sunmed LLC
  • Teleflex Medical
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Vancive Medical Technologies
  • Vention Medical
  • W.L. Gore and Associates
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