Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Analyst’s Credentials

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
Trends in Healthcare
Geographical Structure of Demand for Medical Plastics
Polymers Used in Medical Devices
Commodity Thermoplastics
Engineering Resins
Thermoset Resins
Summary of Resin Usage in Medical Devices

Chapter 4 Legislative and Regulatory Issues
U.S.
Emergency Use Authorizations
Supply Chain
Ventilator Guidance
3D-Printed PPE
European Union (EU)

Chapter 5 Environmental Issues
Background
Medical Plastics Waste
Source Reduction
Recycling
Solid Waste Disposal

Chapter 6 Processes for Producing Medical Device Plastics
Injection Molding
Background
Details
Extrusion
Background
Single- and Twin-Screw Extrusion
Extrusion and Melt Film Fabrication
Blown Films
Film Casting
Solvent Casting
Blow Molding
Overview
Extrusion Blow Molding
Injection Blow Molding
Stretch Blow Molding
Thermoforming
History
Overview
Applications

Chapter 7 Sterilization Techniques
Overview of Methods
Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilization
Radiation Sterilization
Gamma Radiation
E-Beam Radiation
Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide
Dry-Heat Sterilization
Gamma Radiation vs. ETO
The Move to Global Sterilization Standards
Polymer Reactions to Sterilization Methods
Background
PVC
Polypropylene
Polyethylene
ABS and SAN
Polycarbonate
Polystyrene
Polyesters
Radiation Resistance

Chapter 8 Validation Tests for Medical Plastics
Background
Ratings and Tests
Selected Sterilization Standards for Medical Devices

Chapter 9 Applications
Background
Point-of-Care Testing
Infusion Drug Delivery Therapy
Other Applications
Waste Reduction
Sterilization and Biocompatibility
Medical Device Category Criteria
Application Market Estimates and Forecasts
Non-disposables
Overview
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Surgical Instruments
Testing and Diagnostic Equipment
Implants and Prosthetic Devices
Dental and Ophthalmic Products
Disposable Medical Devices
Overview
Medical Disposal Controversy
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Medical Bags
Syringes
Labware
Catheters
Kits
Tubing
Gloves
Utensils
Trays
Plastic Stents

Chapter 10 Resins Used in Medical Devices
Background
Material Selection
Target Areas for Medical Plastics
Potential Problems Encountered in Using Specific Polymers for Medical Applications in Hospital Environments
Resins
Background
Commodity Thermoplastics
Styrenics
Engineering Resins
Thermoset Resins
Elastomers
Miscellaneous Resins
Changing Requirements
Property Requirements
Other Developments
Failure of Plastic Medical Devices
Physical Property Effects on Resin Materials
Overview
Impact Strength
Stress-Strain Behavior
Heat Resistance
Chemical Resistance
Clarity or Transparency
Bondability
Summary of Physical Property Characteristics of Medical Devices
Use of Plastics in Medical Devices
Overview
Overall Resin Usage
Medical Plastics Market Estimates and Forecasts

Chapter 11 Commodity Thermoplastics
Polyvinyl Chloride
Overview
Forms of PVC
A Versatile Resin
Processing
Consumption Patterns
Environmental Issues
Producers and Capacities
PVC Medical Device History
Medical Applications
Sterilization of PVC
PVC Still a Favorite for Medical Disposable Devices
The PVC Replacement Issue
Polypropylene
Background
Overview
Properties
Advances in Polypropylene Technologies
Highly Crystalline Grades
Random Copolymer Polypropylenes
Techniques Used to Impart Clarity
Polypropylene Films
Sterilization of Polypropylene
Advantageous Medical Properties
Producers and Capacities
Examples of Polypropylene Medical Devices
Polyethylenes
Background
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

Chapter 12 Styrenic Resins
Overview
Polystyrene
Overview
General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS)
High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
Market Players and Industry Leaders
Processing
Medical Applications of Polystyrene and HIPS
Styrene Copolymers
Overview
Styrene Block Copolymers
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
Styrene-Acrylic Copolymers
Styrene-Acrylonitrile Copolymers (SAN)

Chapter 13 Engineering Resins
Introduction
Polycarbonates
Overview
Impact of Bisphenol on Polycarbonate Usage
Processing
Property Advantages and Disadvantages
General Grades
Alloys/Blends
Producers
Medical Properties and Applications
Nylon
Background
Properties
Major Types of Nylons
Processing
Producers
Nylon Sterilization
Medical Applications
Thermoplastic Polyesters
Polyethylene Terephthalate-PET
Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
Medical Applications
Sterilization and Disposal
Polyacetals
Grades
Properties
Processing
Medical Products
Specific Polyacetals Aimed at Medical Products
Polysulfones
Properties
Types of Polysulfones
Medical Applications
Specific Polysulfone Medical Products
Polyimides
Polyetherimides (PEI)
Producers
Polyketones
Properties
Medical Applications
Producers
Liquid Crystal Polymers
Properties
Applications
Producers
Engineering Resin Market Estimates and Forecasts

Chapter 14 Thermoset Resins
Acrylics
Properties
Manufacture of Acrylic Polymers
Properties
Important Acrylic-Producing Companies
Medical Products and Sterilization
Use in Medical Devices
Silicones
Technology
Medical Applications
Silicone Medical Device Producers
Polyurethanes
General Medical Applications
Market Estimates

Chapter 15 Thermoplastic Elastomers
Overview
Advantages
Disadvantages
Processing
Applications
Thermoplastic Olefins (TPOs)
Ingredients and Properties
Medical Applications
Competitive Scenario
COPEs (Copolyesters)
Properties and Medical Applications
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPUs)
Medical Properties and Sterilization
Medical Applications
TPU-Silicone Copolymers
Market Estimates and Forecasts

Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Resins
Overview
Fluoropolymers
Background
Medical Products
Fluoropolymer Medical Device Suppliers
Biopolymers and Biodegradable Polymers
Expected Growth of Biodegradable Polymer Sutures
Types of Biodegradable Polymers Used in Medical Applications
Polymers for Controlled Delivery
PLLA-Based Wound Dressings
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Polymer Alloys and Blends
PPO/HIPS
PC/ABS
Market Estimates and Forecasts

Chapter 17 Industry Structure
Background
Medical Devices
Companies
Injection Molders
Medical Film and Sheet Manufacturers
Medical Blow Molders
Medical Thermoformers
Medical Resin Producers
Recent Developments

Chapter 18 Patent Review
Recent Patents Issued Related to Medical Devices
Antimicrobial IV Access Cap
Medical Connector Contamination Prevention System
Positive Displacement Flush Syringe
Medical Devices for Blood Reflux Prevention and Methods of Use
Collapsible Syringe Barrel Disinfection Cap
Crush Recoverable Polymer Scaffolds
Covalently Attached Antimicrobial Polymers
Bioabsorbable Polymer Compositions
Polyisobutylene, Urea, and Urethane/Urea Copolymers and Medical Leads
Medical Devices and Materials Containing Isobutylene Polymer
Side-Chain Crystallizable Polymers for Medical Application
Medical Polymers Containing Radiation-Resistant Polymers
Coatings for Manufacture and Application of Polyhydroxy-Alkanoate Medical Devices
Low Friction Polymeric Compositions as Well as Devices and Fabrication Methods
Thermal Responsive Polymer Siloxanes, Compositions and Methods, and Applications
Monomers and Phase-Separated Biocompatible Polymer Compositions
Modified Hyaluronic Acid Polymer Compositions
Method of Manufacturing Antimicrobial Implants of Polyetherether Ketones
Monoethylenically Unsaturated Polymerizable Group Containing Polycarbosiloxane Monomers
Copolymers and Dihydroxyphenyl Moieties and Medical Devices Coated with Copolymers
Methods for Making Oxidation Resistant Polymeric Material
Medical Devices and Coatings Comprising Biodegradable Polymers with Enhanced Functionality
Polymeric Materials for Medical Devices

Chapter 19 New Technologies
Emerging Medical Plastic Technologies and Applications
Electrically Stimulated Polymers for Medical Devices
Synthetic Bioabsorbables Aimed at New Medical Applications
3D Bioprinted Organs
Wearable Lung
Spinal Prosthesis
Plastic-Coated Platelets to Reduce Internal Bleeding
Plastic-Handled Acupuncture Needles
Polysulfone Brain Implants
Stretchable Hydrogels for Artificial Muscles
Biocidal Plastics

Chapter 20 Company Profiles
ALLERGAN
APEX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
AVIENT CORP.
BARD MEDICAL DIVISION (C.R. BARD INC.)
BAXTER INC.
BECTON DICKINSON AND CO.
B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
CATALENT PHARMA SOLUTIONS
DA/PRO RUBBER
DUNN INDUSTRIES INC.
FILTERTEK INC.
FLUORTEK INC.
FREUDENBERG MEDICAL INC.
GW PLASTICS
HARMAC MEDICAL PRODUCTS
HOSPIRA
INTERNATIONAL POLYMER ENGINEERING
MEDICAL PLASTIC DEVICES INC.
MEDICAL POLYMERS INC.
MEDTRONIC
MICROLUMEN INC.
NDH MEDICAL INC.
NORDSON CORP.
ORBIA
PROFESSIONAL PLASTICS
PUTNAM PLASTICS CO. LLC
SAINT GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
SPECTRUM PLASTICS GROUP
SUNMED LLC
TELEFLEX MEDICAL
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.
VANCIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
VIANT MEDICAL INC.
W.L. GORE AND ASSOCIATES

Chapter 21 Appendix: Selected Acronyms

List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for Medical Plastics, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 1 : Leading Global Medical Device Companies, 2017
Table 2 : Selected Resin Usage, by Type of Medical Device
Table 3 : Radiation Resistances of Key Medical Plastics
Table 4 : Selected Tests for Plastics Used in Medical Applications
Table 5 : Selected Examples of Sterilization Standards for Medical Devices
Table 6 : Global Market for Medical Plastics, by Overall Application, Through 2025
Table 7 : Global Market for Non-disposable Medical Plastics, by Application, Through 2025
Table 8 : Selected Key Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments
Table 9 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 10 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastic in Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment, by Type, Through 2025
Table 11 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment, by Type, Through 2025
Table 12 : Global Market for Other Types of Resins in Surgical Instruments and Related Equipment, Through 2025
Table 13 : Key Selected Medical Testing and Diagnostic Companies
Table 14 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Testing and Diagnostic Equipment, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 15 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Testing and Diagnostic Equipment, by Type, Through 2025
Table 16 : Global Market for Styrenic Resin in Testing and Diagnostic Equipment, by Type, Through 2025
Table 17 : Global Market for Other Types of Resin in Testing and Diagnostic Equipment, Through 2025
Table 18 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Prostheses and Implants, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 19 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics for Prostheses and Implants, by Type, Through 2025
Table 20 : Global Market for Other Types of Resins for Prostheses and Implants, Through 2025
Table 21 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Dental and Ophthalmic Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2025
Table 22 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Dental and Ophthalmic Applications, by Specific Resin Used, Through 2025
Table 23 : Global Market for Disposable Plastic Medical Products, Through 2025
Table 24 : Selected Medical Bag Manufacturers
Table 25 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Medical Bags, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 26 : Other Selected Syringe Manufacturers
Table 27 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Syringes, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 28 : Examples of Disposable Medical Plastic Labware
Table 29 : Selected Plastic Medical Labware Suppliers
Table 30 : Global Market for Medical Plastics in Medical Labware, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 31 : Resin Property Criteria for Catheters
Table 32 : Selected Catheter Manufacturers
Table 33 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Catheter and IV Units, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 34 : Material Property Criteria for Kits
Table 35 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Medical Kits, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 36 : Common Features of Selected Applications of Primary Resins Used in Medical Tubing
Table 37 : Sample Applications of Flexible Medical Tubing, by Major Category
Table 38 : Selected Plastic Medical Tubing Extruders
Table 39 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Tubing, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 40 : Selected Key Medical Glove Manufacturers and Major Products
Table 41 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Medical Gloves, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 42 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Medical Utensils, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 43 : Resin Property Criteria for Trays
Table 44 : Selected Plastic Medical Tray Manufacturers
Table 45 : Global Market for Medical Plastics for Trays, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 46 : Physical Property Advantages and Disadvantages of Medical Plastics
Table 47 : Resin Usage, by Type of Medical Device
Table 48 : Global Market for Medical Plastics, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 49 : Global Market for Disposable Medical Products, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 50 : Global Market for Non-disposable Medical Products, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 51 : Leading Global PVC Producers
Table 52 : Leading Global Polypropylene Producers
Table 53 : Leading Global HDPE Producers
Table 54 : Global LDPE Producers and Applications
Table 55 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 56 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Disposable Medical Products, Through 2025
Table 57 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 58 : Global Market for PVC in Disposable Medical Products, Through 2025
Table 59 : Global Market for Polypropylene in Disposable Medical Products, Through 2025
Table 60 : Global Market for HDPE in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 61 : Global Market for LDPE/LLDP in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 62 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics, by Application, Through 2025
Table 63 : Global Market for Commodity Thermoplastics in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 64 : Global Market for PVC in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 65 : Global Market for Polypropylene in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 66 : Global Market for HDPE in Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 67 : Fabrication Methods and Uses for Polystyrene
Table 68 : SBC Major Products Segmented by Polymer Process
Table 69 : Global Market for Styrenic Resin in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 70 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 71 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 72 : Global Market for Polystyrene or HIPS in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 73 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 74 : Global Market for Styrenic Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 75 : Global Market for Polystyrene or HIPS in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 76 : Global Market for ABS in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 77 : Key Global Polycarbonate Trade-Named Products and Producers
Table 78 : Key Global Nylon Resin Producers
Table 79 : Key Global Polyacetal Trade-Named Products and Producers
Table 80 : Global Producers of Polyketones
Table 81 : Global Liquid Crystal Polymer Producers
Table 82 : Global Market for Engineering Resin in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 83 : Global Market for Engineering Resin in Disposable Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 84 : Global Market for Engineering Resins in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 85 : Global Market for Polycarbonate in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 86 : Global Market for Polyester in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 87 : Global Market for Engineering Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 88 : Key Silicone Medical Device Producers
Table 89 : Global Market for Thermoset in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 90 : Global Market for Thermoset in Disposable Medical Products, by Resin, Through 2025
Table 91 : Global Market for Thermoset Resins in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 92 : Global Market for Acrylic in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 93 : Global Market for Silicone in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 94 : Global Market for Thermoset Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 95 : Selected Medical Silicone-Polyurethane Copolymer Products
Table 96 : Global Market for TPE in Medical Products, by Type, Through 2025
Table 97 : Global Market for TPE in Disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 98 : Selected Fluoropolymer Medical Device Suppliers
Table 99 : Global Market for Miscellaneous Resins in Medical Products, by Overall Application, Through 2025
Table 100 : Global Market for Miscellaneous Resins in Non-disposable Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 101 : Global Market for Miscellaneous Resins in Medical Products, by Application, Through 2025
Table 102 : Leading Medical Injection Molders
Table 103 : Leading Medical Film and Sheet Manufacturers
Table 104 : Leading Medical Blow Molders
Table 105 : Leading Medical Thermoformers
Table 106 : Selected Medical Trade-Named Products, Types of Resins and Producers

List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market for Medical Plastics, by Resin, 2019-2025