Medical Plastics: Technologies and Global Markets

Published - Feb 2017| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - PLS009H
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Report Highlights

The global market for medical plastics reached nearly 12.0 billion pounds in 2015. This market is expected to increase from nearly 12.7 billion pounds in 2016 to nearly 17.2 billion pounds in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% for 2016-2021. 

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global markets for medical plastics.
  • Analyses of the market trends, with data from 2015, 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
  • 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, and legislative and regulatory impacts on the market.
  • Profiles of major players in the medical plastics industry.

Report Scope

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 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 3D 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 dominant, as opposed to those filled at hospitals or physicians’ offices. Kits and trays are also used to prepackage other medical devices, all of which will be covered in the report.

Analyst Credentials

BCC Research Analyst

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 BCC Research 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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Title/Chapter Name Pages Price
Full Report: Medical Plastics: Technologies and Global Markets 241 $6650
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION 3 Free Download
Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 3 $250
Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 4 $166
Chapter- 4: LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES 7 $290
Chapter- 5: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 2 $83
Chapter- 6: RECENT PATENTS RELATED TO POLYMERS AND MEDICAL DEVICES 4 $166
Chapter- 7: MEDICAL DEVICE PLASTIC PROCESSES 5 $207
Chapter- 8: STERILIZATION TECHNIQUES 6 $248
Chapter- 9: VALIDATION TESTS FOR MEDICAL PLASTICS 3 $124
Chapter- 10: APPLICATIONS 67 $2773
Chapter- 11: RESINS USED IN MEDICAL DEVICES 12 $497
Chapter- 12: COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS 23 $952
Chapter- 13: STYRENIC RESINS 18 $745
Chapter- 14: ENGINEERING RESINS 28 $1159
Chapter- 15: THERMOSET RESINS 11 $455
Chapter- 16: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (TPES) 8 $331
Chapter- 17: POLYMER ALLOYS AND BLENDS 3 $124
Chapter- 18: BIOPOLYMERS AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS 3 $124
Chapter- 19: MISCELLANEOUS RESINS 3 $124
Chapter- 20: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 7 $290
Chapter- 21: NEW TECHNOLOGIES 3 $124
Chapter- 22: COMPANY PROFILES OF KEY SUPPLIERS, PROCESSORS AND COMPOUNDERS OF PLASTICS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 15 $621
Chapter- 23: SELECTED KEY ACRONYMS 3 $124
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