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Study #: 2467

Published: 02/2009

Pages: 338

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Medical Plastics to 2012 - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

US demand for medical plastics will reach $6.55 billion in 2012, based in part on heightened concerns over infection control and increased use of disposable medical products and supplies. Smaller-volume engineering plastics will outpace commodity plastics. Packaging will remain the largest and fastest growing market.

This study analyzes the 4.4 billion pound US medical plastics industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by resin (e.g., polycarbonate, thermoplastic elastomers, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, nylon, thermoplastic polyester, styrene-acrylonitrile) and market (e.g., medical packaging, medical supplies and equipment).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 46 industry players, including Dow Chemical, BASF and Bayer.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS                                   


SECTION                                                                      PAGE

               INTRODUCTION                                                   xii
               
           I.  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                                          	1
          
           II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT                                               4
               General                                                          4
               Macroeconomic Overview                                           4
               Demographic Trends                                               9
               Health Care Trends                                              12
                   Medical Conditions                                          14
                     Chronic Conditions                                        15
                     Acute Conditions                                          17
                   Health Insurance                                            19
                   National Health Expenditures                                22
                   Medical Providers                                           25
                   Patient Activity                                            27
               Medical Product Shipments                                       29
               Regulatory Environment                                          31
                   Pharmaceuticals                                             32
                   Medical Supplies & Devices                                  33
               Sterilization Technology                                        35
               Pricing Trends                                                  38
               Plastic Outlook                                                 40
               
        III.   OVERVIEW                                                        44
               General                                                         44
               Medical Plastic Overview                                        45
               International Overview                                          48
                   Medical Supplies & Equipment                                49
                   Pharmaceutical Packaging                                    51
                   
         IV.   COMMODITY MEDICAL PLASTICS                                      53
               General                                                         53
               Markets                                                         53
               Resins                                                          56
               Polyvinyl Chloride                                              58
                   Markets                                                     60
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                              61
                        Surgical & Medical Instruments                         62
                        Surgical Appliances & Supplies                         63
                        Research & Diagnostic Products                         63
                        Other Medical Products                                 63
                     Medical Packaging                                         64
                   Suppliers                                                   67
               Polypropylene                                                   70
                   Markets                                                     71
                     Medical Packaging                                         72
                        Pharmaceutical Packaging                               72
                        Other Medical Packaging                                73
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                              73
                        Surgical Appliances & Supplies                         75
                        Surgical & Medical Instruments                         75
                        Other Medical Products                                 75
                   Suppliers                                                   76
               High Density Polyethylene                                       77
                   Markets                                                     78
                     Medical Packaging                                         79
                        Pharmaceutical Packaging                               80
                        Other Medical Packaging                                81
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                              82
                   Suppliers                                                   84
               Polystyrene                                                     85
                   Markets                                                     86
                     Medical Packaging                                         87
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                              89
                   Suppliers                                                   91
               Low Density Polyethylene                                        92
                   Markets                                                     93
                     Medical Packaging                                         94
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                              96
                   Suppliers   98
               Thermoplastic Polyester                                         99
               Acrylic                                                        102
                   Markets                                                    102
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                             103
                     Medical Packaging                                        105
                   Suppliers                                                  106
               Polyurethane & Other Commodity Medical Plastics                107
                   Medical Supplies & Equipment                               108
                   Medical Packaging                                          111
                   Suppliers                                                  111
                   
          V.   ENGINEERING MEDICAL PLASTICS                                   113
               General                                                        113
               Markets                                                        113
               Resins                                                         116
               Polycarbonate                                                  119
                   Markets                                                    119
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                             120
                        Surgical & Medical Instruments                        121
                        Surgical Appliances & Supplies                        122
                        Other Medical Products                                122
                     Medical Packaging                                        123
                   Suppliers                                                  125
               Thermoplastic Elastomers                                       126
                   Markets                                                    127
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                             128
                        Surgical & Medical Instruments                        129
                        Surgical Appliances & Supplies                        130
                        Other Medical Products                                131
                     Medical Packaging                                        131
                   Suppliers                                                  132
               Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene                                135
                   Markets                                                    137
                   Suppliers                                                  139
               Nylon                                                          140
                   Markets                                                    142
                   Suppliers                                                  144
               Thermoplastic Polyester                                        145
                   Markets                                                    147
                   Suppliers                                                  149
               Styrene-Acrylonitrile                                          150
               Other Engineering Medical Plastics                             153
                   Markets                                                    154
                     Medical Supplies & Equipment                             155
                        Surgical & Medical Instruments                        156
                        Surgical Appliances & Supplies                        157
                        X-Ray & Electromedical Equipment                      159
                     Medical Packaging                                        159
                   Suppliers                                                  161
                   
         VI.   MARKETS                                                        166
               General                                                        166
               Medical Packaging                                              168
                   Pharmaceutical Packaging                                   169
                     Pharmaceutical Outlook                                   169
                     Plastic Demand                                           170
                     Plastic Packaging Types                                  173
                     Suppliers                                                175
                   Other Medical Packaging                                    177
               Medical Supplies & Equipment                                   181
                   Surgical Appliances & Supplies                             184
                     Surgical Appliance & Supply Outlook                      185
                     Plastic Demand                                           185
                     Tubing                                                   187
                     Implantable Medical Devices                              189
                     Other Applications                                       190
                   Surgical & Medical Instruments                             191
                     Surgical & Medical Instrument Outlook                    191
                     Plastics Demand                                          192
                   Research & Diagnostic Products                             194
                     Research & Diagnostic Products Outlook                   195
                     Plastics Demand                                          195
                   X-Ray & Electromedical Equipment                           198
                     X-Ray & Electromedical Equipment Outlook                 198
                     Plastic Demand                                           198
                   Other Medical Products                                     200
                     Other Medical Product Outlook                            201
                     Plastic Demand                                           202
                   
        VII.   INDUSTRY STRUCTURE                                             205
               General                                                        205
               Industry Participants                                          206
                   Resin Producers                                            206
                   Processors                                                 209
               Merger & Acquisition Activity                                  211
               Marketing Strategies                                           216
               Channels of Distribution                                       217
               Research & Development                                         218
               Competitive Strategies                                         219
               Cooperative Agreements                                         220
               Company Profiles                                               227
                   Advanced Elastomer Systems LP, see Exxon Mobil 
                   Advanced Polymers Incorporated                             228
                   AlphaGary Corporation, see Rockwood Specialties Group 
                   Amcor Limited                                              229
                   American Styrenics LLC, see Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC and Dow
                     Chemical Company                                                                 
                   Anura Plastics Engineering Corporation, see Freudenberg 
                     & Company                                                   
                   Arkema SA                                                  232
                   BASF SE                                                    234
                   Baxter International Incorporated                          238
                   Bayer AG                                                   240
                   Becton, Dickinson and Company                              242
                   Capitol Vial Incorporated, see Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated
                   Catalent Pharma Solutions Incorporated                     244
                   Celanese Corporation                                       246
                   Charter Medical Limited, see Lydall Incorporated              
                   Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC                      249
                   Colorite Polymers, see Tekni-Plex Incorporated                
                   Cook Composites & Polymers, see Total SA                      
                   CYRO Industries, see Evonik Industries AG                     
                   Dow Chemical Company                                       251
                   Dow Corning Corporation                                    255
                   DSM Solutech BV, see Lydall Incorporated                      
                   DuPont (EI) de Nemours                                     256
                   Eastman Chemical Company                                   259
                   EP Scientific Products, see Thermo Fisher Scientific 
                   Equistar Chemicals LP, see LyondellBasell Industries      
                   Evonik Industries AG                                       262
                   Exxon Mobil Corporation                                    264
                   Ferro Corporation                                          266
                   Formosa Plastics Group                                     267
                   Fortron Industries LLC, see Celanese Corporation              
                   Freudenberg & Company                                      269
                   Georgia Gulf Corporation                                   271
                   GLS Corporation, see PolyOne Corporation                      
                   Helix Medical LLC, see Freudenberg & Company         
                   Honeywell International Incorporated                       273
                   Hospira Incorporated                                       275
                   INEOS Group Limited                                        277
                   J&J Scientific Products Incorporated, see Saint-Gobain        
                   Kloeckner Pentaplast Group                                 281
                   Liberty Medical Supply Incorporated, see Medco Health Solutions Incorporated 
                   Lydall Incorporated                                        283
                   LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA                           285
                   Medco Health Solutions Incorporated                        287
                   Molecular BioProducts Incorporated, see Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated
                   Nalge Nunc International Corporation, see Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated
                   Natvar Company, see Tekni-Plex Incorporated                   
                   NuSil Technology LLC                                       289
                   Occidental Petroleum Corporation                           291
                   OxyVinyls LP, see Occidental Petroleum Corporation            
                   Pactech LLC, see Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated        
                   PolyMedica Corporation, see Medco Health Solutions Incorporated
                   PolyOne Corporation                                        293
                   Polyplastics Company Limited, see Celanese Corporation        
                   Reynolds Packaging Group                                   298
                   Rio Tinto Group                                            300
                   Rockwood Specialties Group Incorporated                    303
                   Royal DSM NV                                               305
                   SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC, see Saudi Basic
                     Industries Corporation                                      
                   Saint-Gobain                                               307
                   Samco Scientific, see Thermo Fisher Scientific
                   Saudi Basic Industries Corporation                         310
                   Solutia Incorporated                                       314
                   Solvay Engineered Polymers Incorporated, see 
                     LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA                            
                   Solvay SA                                                  316
                   SolVin, see BASF SE and Solvay SA                             
                   Tekni-Plex Incorporated                                    320
                   Teknor Apex Company                                        322
                   Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated                      325
                   3M Company                                                 329
                   Ticona Polymers Incorporated, see Celanese Corporation        
                   Topas Advanced Polymers GmbH, see Celanese 
                   Total SA                                                   331
                   Tri-Seal, see Tekni-Plex Incorporated                         
                   Wacker-Chemie AG                                           333
                   West Pharmaceutical Services Incorporated                  334
                   Westlake Chemical Corporation                              337








                                  LIST OF TABLES
                                        
TABLE NUMBER                                                                 PAGE


               SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                                    
               Summary Table   
           3

               SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
           1   Macroeconomic Indicators                                         9
           2   Population & Households                                         12
           3   Medical Conditions                                              15
           4   Health Insurance Coverage of the US Population, 1997-2007       22
           5   National Health Expenditures                                    25
           6   Selected Medical Providers by Type                              27
           7   Selected Patient Activity by Type                               28
           8   Medical Product Shipments by Type                               30
           9   US Plastic Resin Supply & Demand                                42

               SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
           1   Medical Plastic Demand by Resin & Market                        48

               SECTION IV -- COMMODITY MEDICAL PLASTICS
           1   Commodity Medical Plastic Demand by Market                      55
           2   Commodity Medical Plastic Demand by Resin                       57
           3   Polyvinyl Chloride Demand in Medical Markets                    60
           4   Polyvinyl Chloride Demand in Medical Supplies & Equipment       62
           5   Polyvinyl Chloride Demand in Medical Packaging                  64
           6   Polypropylene Demand in Medical Markets                         71
           7   Polypropylene Demand in Medical Packaging                       72
           8   Polypropylene Demand in Medical Supplies & Equipment            74
           9   High Density Polyethylene Demand in Medical Markets             79
          10   High Density Polyethylene Demand in Medical Packaging           80
          11   High Density Polyethylene Demand in Medical Supplies
                   & Equipment                                                 84
          12   Polystyrene Demand in Medical Markets                           87
          13   Polystyrene Demand in Medical Packaging                         89
          14   Polystyrene Demand in Medical Supplies & Equipment              91
          15   Low Density Polyethylene Demand in Medical Markets              94
          16   Low Density Polyethylene Demand in Medical Packaging            96
          17   Low Density Polyethylene Demand in Medical Supplies
                   & Equipment                                                 98
          18   Thermoplastic Polyester Demand in Medical Packaging            101
          19   Acrylic Demand in Medical Markets                              103
          20   Acrylic Demand in Medical Supplies & Equipment                 105
          21   Acrylic Demand in Medical Packaging                            106
          22   Polyurethane & Other Commodity Plastic Demand in 
                   Medical Markets                                            108

               SECTION V -- ENGINEERING MEDICAL PLASTICS                
           1   Engineering Medical Plastic Demand by Market                   115
           2   Engineering Medical Plastic Demand by Resin                    117
           3   Polycarbonate Demand in Medical Products                       120 
           4   Polycarbonate Demand in Medical Supplies & Equipment           121
           5   Polycarbonate Demand in Medical Packaging                      124
           6   Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand in Medical Products             128
           7   Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand in Medical Supplies
                   & Equipment                                                129
           8   Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand in Medical Packaging            132
           9   Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Demand in Medical Products     139
          10   Nylon Demand in Medical Products                               144
          11   Thermoplastic Polyester Demand in Medical Supplies
                   & Equipment147
          12   Styrene-Acrylonitrile Demand in Medical Products               153
          13   Other Engineering Plastic Demand in Medical Products           154
          14   Other Engineering Plastic Demand in Medical Supplies
                    & Equipment                                               156
          15   Other Engineering Plastic Demand in Medical Packaging          161

               SECTION VI -- MARKETS 
           1   Medical Plastic Demand by Market                               167
           2   Medical Packaging Markets for Plastic by Type                  168
           3   Pharmaceutical Packaging Market for Plastic by Resin           172
           4   Other Medical Packaging Markets for Plastic by Resin           181
           5   Medical Supply & Equipment Markets for Plastic by Type         184
           6   Surgical Appliance & Supply Market for Plastic by Resin        187
           7   Surgical & Medical Instrument Market for Plastic by Resin      194
           8   Research & Diagnostic Product Market for Plastic by Resin      197
           9   X-Ray & Electromedical Equipment Market for Plastic by 
                   Resin                                                      200
          10   Other Medical Supply & Equipment Market for Plastic Resin      204


               SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
           1   Medical Plastic Resin Producers, 2007                          208
           2   Medical Plastic Processors, 2007                               210
           3   Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures                           213
           4   Selected Cooperative Agreements                                224

                                   LIST OF CHARTS
                                        
CHART NUMBER                                                                 PAGE


               SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
           1   US Plastic Resin Demand, 2007                                   43
                                                                                 
               SECTION IV -- COMMODITY MEDICAL PLASTICS
           1   Commodity Medical Plastic Demand by 
                   Resin, 2007                                                 58

               SECTION V -- ENGINEERING MEDICAL PLASTICS
           1   Engineering Medical Plastic Demand 
                   by Resin, 2007                                             118

               SECTION VI -- MARKETS
           1   Medical Plastic Demand by Market, 2007                         167

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