Concise Analysis of the International Medical Polymers, Resins And Fibers, Elastomers & Biodegradable Plastics Market – Forecasts to 2018

February 19, 2014

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Engineering plastics that are used in medical and healthcare applications are termed
as medical polymers. These fibers and resins, elastomers and biodegradable materials
possess qualities such as low weight, biocompatibility, that are suitable for medical
applications. Medical devices, implants and equipment are used extensively and the demand
for medical polymers is thus increasing due to their biocompatibility in these
applications. Medical polymers are usually used in spinal implants, hip & joint
replacements and implants for cranial injuries.

Growing demand for medical devices, an increasing ageing populations and a growing
preference towards home healthcare treatment are some of the factors that have been
driving the market in the past few years. At the same time, the strict regulatory
guidelines laid down by various government and health organizations and the increasing
volatility of raw material prices have been holding back the market for medical polymers
in terms of new product launches and subsequent revenues. The increasing importance of
biodegradable materials in medical applications is also expected to be a major future

Technological advancement that can improve implant capabilities, thus enabling better
properties and biocompatibility are in focus in the product segment of medical polymers.
Fibers and resins such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE),
polystyrene (PS) and others such as Nylon, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and other
polyamides (PA) are major materials used in medical applications. Of these PVC and PP are
expected to show the highest demand while the demand for others is expected to grow at a
rapid pace. Similarly, elastomers such as styrene block copolymers (SBCs), rubber latex
and others (TPO, TPU and TPV) are in great demand as well. Of these, rubber latex is
expected to occupy the largest share in the market. Biodegradable polymers are relatively
new materials in the medical segment and although their consumption is restricted to
high-performance medical applications, they are expected to exhibit impressive growth
rates over the duration of the forecast period.

The medical polymer market by application includes polymers used in medical devices &
equipment as well as medical packaging. Medical devices and equipment showed the highest
demand from various application segments globally. Polymer materials used in medical
packaging showed slightly lesser demand in 2011 but are expected to exhibit better growth
rates over medical devices and equipment and thus at the end of the forecast period are
expected to occupy a majority of the market share in the medical applications of polymers.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Preface

2 Executive Summary

3 Global Medical Polymer: Industry Analysis

4 Global Medical Polymers Market: Product Segment Analysis

5 Global Medical Polymers Market: Application Analysis

6 Global Medical Polymers Market: Regional Analysis

7 Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned:

        - ASF
        - Bayer Material Science
        - Celanese Corporation
        - China Haohua Chemical Group
        - DSM
        - E. I. du Pont de Nemours
        - Eastman Chemical
        - Evonik Industries
        - Exxon Mobil Corporation
        - Formosa Plastics Corporation
        - Huizhou Foryou Medical Device
        - Huntsman Corporation
        - INEOS
        - Jafron Biomedical
        - Kraton Performance Polymers
        - Lubrizol Corporation
        - Ningbo Yonghua Resin
        - Piaoan group
        - SABIC Innovative Plastics
        - SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical
        - Shanghai New Shanghua Polymer Material
        - Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Company
        - Solvay
        - The Dow Chemical
        - Tianjin Plastics Research Institute
        - Victrex
        - WEIGAO Holding

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