Biocompatible Materials

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Reflecting quality, performance, and cost advantages, synthetic polymers will remain the dominant-selling product group, while ceramic materials will generate the fastest long-term growth.

US demand to rise 4.9% annually through 2018

US demand for biocompatible materials is forecast to increase 4.9 percent annually to $5.6 billion in 2018. Reflecting quality, performance, and cost advantages in a broad range of applications, synthetic polymers will remain the dominant-selling product group. Ceramic materials will generate the fastest long-term growth in demand among all biocompatible materials as advances in nanotechnology lead to the introduction of new and improved compounds for orthopedic implants, spinal fixation devices, and dental repair and restoration products. Spurred by increasing applications in cosmetic surgery, wound management, and arthritis therapy, hyaluronic acid will post the fastest revenue gains among natural biocompatible polymers. Titanium and titanium alloys will grow the fastest in demand among biocompatible metals as high strength, lightweight, and shape memory advantages promote their expanding use in cardiac, orthopedic, and dental implants. Competition from alternative polymer materials will limit revenues from other biocompatible metals, including precious metals and stainless steel.

Natural polymers to outpace synthetic types

Demand for synthetic biocompatible polymers will increase at an annual rate through 2018 that is slightly below the industry average. Engineered resins -- especially thermoplastic elastomer, silicone, sulfone, and polyketone materials -- will command the fastest revenue and volume growth based on quality and safety advantages in high value-added catheters and implants. By contrast, demand for polyvinyl chloride, the most widely used biocompatible resin, will drop slightly in volume terms due to recurring safety controversies and competition from improved polypropylene and thermoplastic polyesters.

Widening use in drug delivery systems, cosmetic implants, tissue engineering products, wound management supplies, and orthopedic pain therapies will boost demand for natural biocompatible polymers at an above average annual rate of growth through 2018. Cellulose polymers and starch derivatives will remain the top-selling product groups based on well-established performance results in drug formulations and drug delivery systems. Hyaluronic acid will generate the fastest revenue gains spurred by expanding applications in injectable arthritis treatments. Lastly, collagen will continue to fare well in the marketplace following growth in the volume of cosmetic surgical procedures.

Advances in alumina-zirconia nanocomposites will broaden the use of biocompatible ceramics in dental and orthopedic implants. Due to their high density structure, these nanocomposites incorporate greater resistance to cracking than joint replacements composed of conventional ceramics.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Biocompatible Materials, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by product (e.g., synthetic polymers, natural polymers, ceramics, metals) and application (e.g., surgical and medical instruments, surgical appliances and supplies, dental products and materials, drug delivery products, electromedical equipment, diagnostic products, ophthalmic goods). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 industry players, including Dow Chemical, BASF and PolyOne.

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  1. Biocompatible Materials

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Population Trends

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        1. Table | RESIDENT POPULATION BY AGE GROUP

      4. 3.4 Healthcare Trends

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        1. 3.4.1 Health Insurance & Healthcare Reform

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          1. Table | HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF THE US POPULATION

        2. 3.4.2 Acute Conditions

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          1. Table | ACUTE CONDITIONS BY TYPE

        3. 3.4.3 Chronic Conditions

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          1. Table | CHRONIC CONDITIONS BY TYPE

        4. 3.4.4 National Health Expenditures

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          1. Table | NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY SPENDING CATEGORIES

          2. Table | NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY PAYMENT SOURCE

        5. 3.4.5 Medical Providers

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          1. Table | HOSPITALS

          2. Table | PHYSICIANS

          3. Table | DENTISTS

          4. Table | OUTPATIENT FACILITIES

          5. Table | SKILLED NURSING HOMES

          6. Table | OTHER MEDICAL PROVIDERS

        6. 3.4.6 Patient Activity

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          1. Table | HOSPITAL ACTIVITY

          2. Table | SURGICAL PROCEDURES

          3. Table | OUTPATIENT EPISODES

          4. Table | DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

      5. 3.5 Medical Product Shipments

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        1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

        2. 3.5.1 Pharmaceuticals

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        3. 3.5.2 Medical Supplies & Devices

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      6. 3.6 Plastics Industry Overview

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        1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

      7. 3.7 Biocompatible Materials Historical Demand Patterns

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        1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS: HISTORICAL DEMAND PATTERNS, 2003-2013

      8. 3.8 US Trade

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        1. Table | US TRADE IN BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS

      9. 3.9 International Markets

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        1. Table | WORLD BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY REGION

      10. 3.10 Regulatory Considerations

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        1. 3.10.1 Medical Devices

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        2. 3.10.2 Drug Delivery Systems

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    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP

        2. CHART III-1 BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP, 2013

      2. 4.2 Synthetic Polymers

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        1. Table | SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP

        2. 4.2.1 Synthetic Biocompatible Engineered Polymers

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          1. Table | SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE ENGINEERED POLYMERS DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP

          2. CHART III-2 SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE ENGINEERED POLYMERS DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP, 2013

          3. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE SILICONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          4. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER (TPE) DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          5. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYCARBONATE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          6. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE FLUOROPOLYMERS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          7. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          8. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          9. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE SULFONE RESINS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          10. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE NYLON DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          11. Table | OTHER BIOCOMPATIBLE ENGINEERED POLYMERS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        3. 4.2.2 Synthetic Biocompatible Commodity Polymers

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          1. Table | SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE COMMODITY POLYMER DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP

          2. CHART III-3 SYNTHETIC BIOCOMPATIBLE COMMODITY POLYMER DEMAND BY RESIN GROUP, 2013

          3. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          4. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          5. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE ACRYLIC RESINS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          6. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE THERMOSET POLYURETHANE (PUR) DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          7. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENES (LDPE) DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          8. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          9. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYSTYRENE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

      3. 4.3 Natural Biocompatible Polymers

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        1. Table | NATURAL BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-4 NATURAL BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 4.3.1 Cellulose Polymers

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE CELLULOSE POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        4. 4.3.2 Starch Compounds

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE STARCH COMPOUNDS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        5. 4.3.3 Collagen

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE COLLAGEN DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        6. 4.3.4 Other Natural Biocompatible Polymers

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          1. Table | OTHER NATURAL BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION

      4. 4.4 Biocompatible Ceramics

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        1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE CERAMICS DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-5 BIOCOMPATIBLE CERAMICS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 4.4.1 Alumina

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE ALUMINA DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        4. 4.4.2 Porcelain

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE PORCELAIN DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        5. 4.4.3 Hydroxyapatite

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE HYDROXYAPATITE DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        6. 4.4.4 Zirconia

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE ZIRCONIA DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        7. 4.4.5 Other Ceramic Materials

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          1. Table | OTHER BIOCOMPATIBLE CERAMICS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

      5. 4.5 Biocompatible Metals

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        1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE METALS DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-6 BIOCOMPATIBLE METALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 4.5.1 Precious Metals

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE PRECIOUS METALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        4. 4.5.2 Stainless Steel

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          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE STAINLESS STEEL DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        5. 4.5.3 Titanium

          $143.00

          1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE TITANIUM DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        6. 4.5.4 Other Biocompatible Metals

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          1. Table | OTHER BIOCOMPATIBLE METALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

    5. 5 APPLICATIONS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART IV-1 BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

      2. 5.2 Surgical & Medical Instruments

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        1. Table | SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Surgical Appliances & Supplies

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        1. Table | SURGICAL APPLIANCES & SUPPLIES: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Dental Products & Materials

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        1. Table | DENTAL PRODUCTS & MATERIALS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND

      5. 5.5 Drug Delivery Products

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        1. Table | DRUG DELIVERY PRODUCTS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND

      6. 5.6 Electromedical Equipment

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        1. Table | ELECTROMEDICAL EQUIPMENT: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND

      7. 5.7 Diagnostic Products

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        1. Table | DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIAL DEMAND

      8. 5.8 Ophthalmic Goods

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        1. Table | OPHTHALMIC GOODS: BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS DEMAND

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | US BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. CHART V-1 US BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS INDUSTRY MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 6.3 Competitive Strategies

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      4. 6.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 6.5 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 6.6 Research & Development

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      7. 6.7 Marketing & Distribution

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      8. 6.8 Manufacturing

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      9. 6.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 6.9.1 AdvanSource Biomaterials Corporation

          $101.00

        2. 6.9.2 Allegheny Technologies Incorporated

          $169.00

        3. 6.9.3 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

          $82.00

        4. 6.9.4 Ashland Incorporated

          $108.00

        5. 6.9.5 Axiall Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 6.9.6 BASF SE

          $323.00

        7. 6.9.7 Baxter International Incorporated

          $137.00

        8. 6.9.8 Bayer AG

          $129.00

        9. 6.9.9 Cargill Incorporated

          $99.00

        10. 6.9.10 Celanese Corporation

          $174.00

        11. 6.9.11 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

          $82.00

        12. 6.9.12 Croda International plc

          $82.00

        13. 6.9.13 Dow Chemical Company

          $204.00

        14. 6.9.14 Dow Corning Corporation

          $123.00

        15. 6.9.15 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $167.00

        16. 6.9.16 Eastman Chemical Company

          $106.00

        17. 6.9.17 Evonik Industries AG

          $215.00

        18. 6.9.18 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $89.00

        19. 6.9.19 FMC Corporation

          $148.00

        20. 6.9.20 Huber (JM) Corporation

          $82.00

        21. 6.9.21 Mexichem SAB de CV

          $82.00

        22. 6.9.22 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $99.00

        23. 6.9.23 Occidental Petroleum Corporation

          $82.00

        24. 6.9.24 PolyOne Corporation

          $216.00

        25. 6.9.25 Royal DSM NV

          $211.00

        26. 6.9.26 Sanofi

          $82.00

        27. 6.9.27 Solvay SA

          $198.00

        28. 6.9.28 Stryker Corporation

          $295.00

        29. 6.9.29 Teknor Apex Company

          $101.00

        30. 6.9.30 Teleflex Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 6.9.31 Zeus Industrial Products Incorporated

          $102.00

      10. 6.10 Other Companies in the Biocompatible Materials Industry

        $82.00

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