Demand for medical adhesives and sealants in the US will grow 7.5 percent annually through 2007, driven by their use with sutures and staples and in place of adhesive bandages. Cyanoacrylate and polyethylene glycol will grow the fastest. Pit and fissure sealants will lead gains in the large but mature dental segment.
This study analyzes the $1.3 billion US medical adhesives and sealants industry. It presents historical demand data for 1992, 1997 and 2002 and forecasts to 2007 and 2012 by product type (e.g., acrylic, cyanoacrylate, silicone, polyethylene glycol, fibrin, collagen, albumin); by application and by end-use market.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 30 industry competitors including DENTSPLY International, Baxter International, 3M, Sybron Dental Specialties, and Heraeus Holding.