Global Medical Plastics Market (2020 to 2025) - Featuring Allergan, Apex Medical Technologies & Avient Among Others

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Dublin, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Medical Plastics: Global Markets" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This report will initially cover the medical device industry itself. 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 their impact on polymer selection; polymer usage in medical devices; status of PVC; and medical plastic 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.

The Report Includes:

  • 69 data tables and 38 additional tables

  • An updated overview of the global markets for medical plastics and applications thereof

  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data corresponding to market size for 2019, estimates for 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025

  • Estimation of current and future consumption of medical plastics, their revenue forecast in dollar value terms, correlated growth rates and market share analysis

  • Latest information on new products and technologies related to medical devices, sterilization techniques, medical plastic product lines, environmental and regulatory updates, and other macroeconomic trends shaping and formulating the industry

  • Evaluation of the market potential for medical plastics, key resins used to make medical devices, status of PVC, product lines and trade names, along with the recent introduction of three-dimensional (3D) printing within the medical device industry

  • Impact analysis of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and medical devices industry

  • Identification of the companies best-positioned to meet the global medical plastics market demand owing to their proprietary technologies, merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, collaboration and joint ventures

  • Patent review and grants of recent patents related to medical device technologies

  • Company profiles of leading market participants within the industry, including Allergan, Baxter Inc., Becton Dickinson and Co., GW Plastics and Saint Gobain's Performance Plastics

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 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

Chapter 4 Legislative and Regulatory Issues

  • U.S.

  • Emergency Use Authorizations

  • Supply Chain

  • Ventilator Guidance

  • 3D-Printed PPE

  • European Union (EU)

Chapter 5 Environmental Issues

  • Background

  • Medical Plastics Waste

  • Source Reduction

  • Recycling

  • Solid Waste Disposal

Chapter 6 Processes for Producing Medical Device Plastics

  • 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 8 Validation Tests for Medical Plastics

  • Background

  • Ratings and Tests

  • Selected Sterilization Standards for Medical Devices

Chapter 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

  • Non-disposables

  • 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 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)

Chapter 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)

Chapter 13 Engineering Resins

  • Introduction

  • Polycarbonates

  • Overview

  • Impact of Bisphenol 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 15 Thermoplastic Elastomers

  • 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

Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Resins

  • Overview

  • Fluoropolymers

  • Background

  • Medical Products

  • Fluoropolymer Medical Device Suppliers

  • Biopolymers and Biodegradable Polymers

  • Expected Growth of Biodegradable Polymer Sutures

  • Types of Biodegradable Polymers Used in Medical Applications

  • Polymers for Controlled Delivery

  • PLLA-Based Wound Dressings

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts

  • Polymer Alloys and Blends

  • PPO/HIPS

  • PC/ABS

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts

Chapter 17 Industry Structure

  • Background

  • Medical Devices

  • Companies

  • Injection Molders

  • Medical Film and Sheet Manufacturers

  • Medical Blow Molders

  • Medical Thermoformers

  • Medical Resin Producers

  • Recent Developments

Chapter 18 Patent Review

  • Recent Patents Issued Related to Medical Devices

  • Antimicrobial IV Access Cap

  • Medical Connector Contamination Prevention System

  • Positive Displacement Flush Syringe

  • Medical Devices for Blood Reflux Prevention and Methods of Use

  • Collapsible Syringe Barrel Disinfection Cap

  • 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

  • Monoethylenically 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

Chapter 19 New Technologies

  • Emerging Medical Plastic Technologies and Applications

  • 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

Chapter 20 Company Profiles

  • Allergan

  • Apex Medical Technologies

  • Avient Corp.

  • Bard Medical Division (C.R. Bard Inc.)

  • Baxter Inc.

  • Becton Dickinson And Co.

  • 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.

  • Medtronic

  • Microlumen Inc.

  • Ndh Medical Inc.

  • Nordson Corp.

  • Orbia

  • Professional Plastics

  • Putnam Plastics Co. Llc

  • Saint Gobain Performance Plastics

  • Spectrum Plastics Group

  • Sunmed Llc

  • Teleflex Medical

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

  • Vancive Medical Technologies

  • Viant Medical Inc.

  • W.L. Gore And Associates

Chapter 21 Appendix: Selected Acronyms

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