Medical Polymers Market to 2015 - Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Dominating the Medical Devices and Packaging Markets

03 Dec 2010 • by Natalie Aster

The report “Medical Polymers Market to 2015 – Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Dominating the Medical Devices and Packaging Markets” by GBI Researchprovides a detailed insight into the global medical polymers market. It presents detailed analysis and forecasts of the major economic and market trends affecting the medical polymer markets in major regions of the world. The research contains market forecasts, product type analysis, drivers and restraints. In addition, it includes analysis by region and revenue analysis of the major products across the major regions of the world. Overall, the report presents a comprehensive analysis of the global medical polymers market covering all the major parameters.

Report Details:

Medical Polymers Market to 2015 – Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Dominating the Medical Devices and Packaging Markets

Published: December 2010
Pages: 116
Price: USD 3,500

Report Sample Abstract:

Medical Polymer Market Is Expected To Grow at a Healthy Rate

The demand for medical polymers grew at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.2% from 2000–2009. In value terms in the year 2000, the demand for medical polymers was $650m. The demand for medical polymers has grown over the years because of increased use of plastics in medical applications. Factors such as technology, properties such as transparency, resistance, and ease in forming and joining have increased its use in the medical industry. Plastics have replaced other traditional materials such glass and metals and are the leading choice of material in medical applications. Demand for medical polymers reached $1218.4m in 2009 from $650m in 2000.

Demand is expected to increase until 2015, growing at a CAGR of 9.8% from 2009–2015. Existing polymers will continue to be used in medical applications, while technological advancements will help to improve their properties. Other forms of plastics will be developed for medical use, thereby leading to an increase in demand for medical polymers.

North America Leads the Demand for Medical Polymers

North America leads the demand for medical polymers with a share of 42.2%. Europe with a share of 30.1% is the second. Asia follows with a share of 22.8% and with vast potential and the ROW has a share of 4.9%.

The following graph shows the value share analysis of medical polymers market by geographic region in 2009.

PVC Based Medical Polymers Driving the Global Demand

Polyvinyl Chloride based medical polymers have the largest share when it comes to medical applications. Properties such as softness, high transparency, facility of sterilization and strength make PVC the first choice for medical polymer manufacturers. PVC based medical polymers constitute 40% of the market. Polypropylene also has a significant share with 20% of the market followed by Polyethylene with a share of 15%. Other medical polymers had a share of 25%. Prominent other plastics included Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Biopolymers, Nylon and Polystyrene.

In terms of value the demand for PVC based medical polymers was $487.3m out of the total market of $1218.4m in 2009. Demand for polypropylene was $243.7m followed by polyethylene with a demand of $182.8m. The market for other medical polymers was $304.6m.

More information can be found in the report “Medical Polymers Market to 2015 – Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Dominating the Medical Devices and Packaging Markets” by GBI Research.

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