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High Growth Reported for the World Medical Plastics Market

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World Medical Plastics Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Plastics in Million Pounds. The Major resin types analyzed include Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins, and Other Resins.The end use segments discussed are Medical Product Components, and Medical Packaging. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 164 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Polymers Incorporated, Alcan Packaging, BASF AG, Bayer AG, Bayer MaterialScience AG, Celanese Corporation, Ticona, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, CYRO Industries, Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, DuPont (El) De Numerous, Eastman Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and Tekni-Plex Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


MEDICAL PLASTICS MCP-1502
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Resin Types I-4
Commodity Resins I-4
Engineered Resins I-4
Other Resins I-4
End-Use Segments I-4
Medical Product Components I-4
Medical Packaging I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Medical Plastics - A SWOT Analysis II-1
Core Areas of Growth In Medical Plastics II-3

2. Market Outlook II-4
Current & Future Analysis II-4
Regional Analysis II-4
Table 1: World Market for Medical Plastics (2001-2010):
Geographic Regions Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4
Analysis by Resin Type II-5
Table 2: World Market for Medical Plastics (2001-2010):
Resin Types Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-5

3. Major Issues and Trends II-6
Medical Plastics - A Boon to the Medical Market II-6
Combination Products Rapidly Becoming the Mainstay II-6
Medical Plastics Revenues Directly Linked to Hospitals and
Health Care Centers II-6
Gradual Erosion in the Medical Packaging Market II-7
Small is Indeed Beautiful - Medical Devices Shrink in Size II-7
Nonwoven Disposables Create a Niche in Medical Applications
Market II-7
Engineered Resins Harnesses Growth in Global Medical Plastics
Market II-7
Table 3: World Market for Engineered Plastic Resins
(2001-2010): Geographic Regions Ranked by Growth (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Engineered Resins Market is Continually Evolving II-8

4. Industry Growth Drivers II-9
Demand for Convenient and Sterile Packaging Driving the Market II-9
Shelf Life of Commonplace Medical Plastics Products II-9
Commonly Used Disposable and Non-Disposable Medical Devices II-9
Disposable Devices II-9
Non-Disposable Devices II-10
Innovation and Technological Advancements are the New Buzzwords II-10
Demographic Trends Pushing the Market Ahead II-10
Advanced Polymers Usher Stronger Growth for Medical Device and
Packaging Markets II-10
Other Growth Drivers in the Medical Plastics Market II-11

5. Product Overview II-12
Medical Plastics Application Areas by Type II-12
Medical Plastics Biocompatibility II-13
Fluoropolymers Biocompatibility II-13
Medical Plastics by Resin Type II-13
Commodity Resins II-13
Polypropylene (PP) II-13
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) II-14
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) II-14
Polystyrene (PS) II-14
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) II-14
Table 4: Widely Used PVC Medical Applications (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
The Flip Side of PVC Use II-15
Engineered Resins II-15
Polycarbonate II-16
Thermoplastic Polyester (PETP, PBT, PET) II-16
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) II-16
Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) II-16
Polyamide Resins (Nylons) II-16
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPUs) II-17
Engineered Resin Blends II-17
Polycarbonate/ABS Mix II-17
Polycarbonate/Polyester Blends II-17
ABS/Polyamide Mix II-17
Flame Retardant (FR) Grades II-17
Other Resin Types II-17
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) II-17
Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBS) II-18
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPOs) II-18
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPVs) II-18
Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers (TPEE) II-18
PEEK(tm) (Polyarylethe-retherketone) II-18
Polybutene-1 (PB-1) II-18
Polyphenylene Sulphide (PPS) II-19
Other Miscellaneous Resins II-19

6. End-Use Analysis II-20
Medical Product Components II-20
Electronic Equipment II-20
Skin Graft II-20
Medical Aids II-20
Prosthetics II-20
Surgical Reconstruction II-20
Targeted Drug Delivery II-20
Bionic Human II-21
Medical Packaging II-21
Table 5: Medical Packaging Market (2004 and 2008) :
Percentage Share Breakdown by Type - High Visibility
Packaging, Clamshell Packaging, Windowed Packaging, Corded
Blister Packs, Skin Packaging and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 6: World Market for Sterile Medical Packaging (2005 &
2007): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues by Type -
Thermoformed Trays, Pouches, Vials, Plastic IV Containers,
Bags, Blister Packs & Clamshells and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
Future Areas of Growth in Medical Packaging II-22

7. Environmental and Regulatory Issues II-23
Health Based Risk Evaluations for Medical Products II-23
Identification of Potential Risk II-23
Dose-Response Evaluation II-23
Exposure Evaluation II-23
Risk Classification II-23
Regulation Issues Confronting the Industry II-23
Regulatory Standards in the Medical Packaging Industry II-24
FDA Regulations on DEHP II-24
Health and Environmental Concerns Over PVC Exposure II-25
Dioxins II-25
PVC Chemical Additives II-25
Medical and Other Commonly Used Household Products
Containing PVC II-26
Recycling of Medical Plastics Waste II-26
Waste Disposal of Medical Sharps/Needles II-26

8. Product Innovation/Introduction II-27
Bayer MaterialScience Unveils PC/ABS Blends II-27
BASF Corp Unveils Enhanced Copolymers for Stronger Plastic
Packaging II-27
Ensinger Unveils New Plastic Shape For Medical Devices II-27
Invibio Introduces New Polymer Composite II-27
Teknor Apex Launches Monprene(r) Ultra Soft Gel Series II-28
BASF Introduces Plastic Specialty for Medical Devices II-28
Ticona Launches New Thermoplastic Elastomers II-28
Chevron Phillips Launches New K-Resin(r) XK44 SBC II-28
Invibio Rolls Out Implantable Grade PEEK Products II-29
Teknor Apex Launches Medical-Grade Vinyl Elastomers II-29
Solvay Introduces Medical Grade Polyphenylsulfone for Use in
Medical Devices II-29
Borealis Launches Enhanced Series of Polypropylene Homopolymers II-29
Cyro Industries Unveils New Acrylite SuPure Acrylic Polymer
Range for Use in Optical Lenses II-29
Ticona Launches a Range of Copolyester Thermoplastic
Elastomers (TPEs) II-30
Eastman Chemical Offers Thin Layer Barrier Films for Medical
Devices II-30
Tekni Films Unveils Rigid Thermoformable Films for Use in
Blister Packs II-30
Advanced Polymers Rolls Out New Heat Shrink Tubing for Medical
Devices II-30

9. Recent Industry Activity II-31
Aporo Biomedical Inks an Exclusive Worldwide Licensing
Agreement with mNEMOSCIENCE for BIO-SMP(tm) II-31
BASF Goes European, Changes Name to BASF SE II-31
Synovis to Sell its Interventional Business to Heraeus Vadnais II-31
Value Plastics Acquires Wolfe Tory Medical's Medical Products
Line II-31
PolyOne to Acquire Specialty TPE Solutions Provider, GLS
Corporation II-31
Vertellus Biomaterials Inks a Long-term Licensing Deal with
Sorin Group for its PC Technology(tm) II-32
SABIC Acquires GE Plastics from General Electric II-32
Owens-Illinois to Divest Plastics Packaging Business II-32
Sartorius Purchases Toha Plast II-32
Gerresheimer Acquires Wilden II-33
Ace Plastics and Classic Establishes Medical Joint Venture II-33
APEC Establishes APEC Asia II-33
CryoLife Enters into an Agreement with MAST Biosurgery II-33
Saint-Gobain to Acquire Consolidated Polymer Technologies II-33
SPI Establishes New Medical Products Section II-33
Berry Plastics Merges with Covalence Specialty Materials II-34
Bayer Material Science Establishes Polyurethane Unit in Thailand II-34
RTP Co. Acquires Wiman Corp. II-34
Sealed Air Acquires Nelipak II-34
ExtruMed LLC Merges with Extrusioneering, Inc. II-34
Medical Action Acquires Medegen's Medical Products Segment II-34
Tekni-Plex Establishes Subsidiary in China II-35
Solvay and Modern Plastics Enter into a Distribution Agreement II-35
Akron University Inks an Agreement with Boston Scientific II-35
Medical Extrusion Announces Capacity Expansions II-35
GE Plastics and PENTAX Inks a Supply Agreement II-35
Tyco Acquires Confluent Surgical II-36
SurModics Enters into a License Agreement with CardioMind II-36
Ensinger Signs Distribution Pact with Invibio II-36
Nova Chemicals Announces Commercialization of New Resin for
Medical Devices II-36
CardioTech Develops Medical-Grade Polyurethane Elastomers for
Implantable Devices II-36
Perstorp AB Develops Polymer Based Anti-Bacterial Technology II-36
Ticona Establishes Production Unit for Hostaform MT(r) (POM)
Grade Polymer II-37
Celanese Corporation Acquires Vinamul Polymers II-37

10. Focus on Select Players II-38
Alcan Packaging (Canada) II-38
BASF AG (Germany) II-38
Bayer AG (Germany) II-38
Bayer MaterialScience AG II-38
Celanese Corporation (USA) II-39
Ticona II-39
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (USA) II-39
CYRO Industries (USA) II-40
Dow Chemical Company (USA) II-40
DuPont (El) De Numerous (USA) II-40
Eastman Chemical Company (USA) II-40
Exxon Mobil Corporation (USA) II-41
SABIC Innovative Plastics (USA) II-41
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (USA) II-41
Tekni-Plex Inc. (USA) II-42

11. Global Market Perspective II-43
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Plastics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 8: World Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 9: World Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 1991through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008
and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46
By Resin Type II-47
Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commodity Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 12: World Long Term Projections for Commodity Resins by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 13: World Historic Review for Commodity Resins by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 1991through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Commodity Resins by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008
and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Engineered Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 16: World Long Term Projections for Engineered Resins by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 17: World Historic Review for Engineered Resins by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 1991through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Engineered Resins by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008
and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 20: World Long Term Projections for Other Resins by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 21: World Historic Review for Other Resins by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 1991through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Resins by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008
and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58
By End-Use Segments II-59
Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Product Components by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 24: World Long term Projections for Medical Product
Components by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 25: World Historic Review for Medical Product Components
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Medical Product
Components by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Demand for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Packaging by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand 
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 28: World Long term Projections for Medical Packaging by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 29: World Historic Review for Medical Packaging by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 1991through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Medical Packaging by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008
and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Areas of Growth III-1
Engineered Plastic Resins Lead the Way III-1
Advanced Polymers Assume Greater Importance III-1
Aging Population Spurs Growth III-1
Medical Device Packaging Market III-2
Table 31: US Market for Sterile Medical Packaging (2004 &
2006): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Revenues by
Packaging Type - Thermoformed Trays, Pouches, Prefilled
Syringes, Blister Packs & Clamshells and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 32: US Flexible Medical Device Packaging Market (2004
& 2006): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Revenues by
Packaging Type - Formable Films, Pouches, Trays, Header
Bags, Paper Rollstock, Film Rollstock, Foil, Nonwoven
Rollstock, In-Hospital and Lids (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 33: US Market for Medical Device & Pharmaceutical
Plastic Packaging (2004, 2006 & 2008): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Resin Type - Polyethylene
(PE), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP)
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 34: US Market for Pharmaceuticals Packaging
(2004&2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption by
Plastics and Glass for Medical Devices - Containers,
Ampules and Vials, IV Containers and Prefilled Syringes
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 35: US Market for Healthcare Packaging (2004 & 2006):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type - Medical
Products, Pharmaceutical Packaging and Specialty Packaging
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Major Resin Producers III-4
Table 36: US Market for Pharmaceutical Plastic Containers
in the Recent Past (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Volume Sales by Leading Players - Owens-Illinois, Alcan
Packaging, Berry Plastics, Drug Plastics and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Product Innovations/Introductions III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments III-8
Focus on Select Players III-13
B.Market Analytics III-16
By Resin Type III-16
Table 37: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 38: US Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 39: US Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin
Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 40: US 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18
By End-Use Segments III-19
Table 41: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product
Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 42: US Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 43: US Historic Review for Medical Plastics Demand by
End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical
Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 44: US 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2012 III-20

2. Canada III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current & Future Analysis III-21
Alcan Packaging - A Major Player III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
By Resin Type III-22
Table 45: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 46: Canadian Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins
and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 47: Canadian Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 48: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23
By End-Use Segments III-24
Table 49: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical
Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 50: Canadian Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product
Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 51: Canadian Historic Review for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pound for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 52: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2012 III-25

3. Japan III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current & Future Analysis III-26
B.Market Analytics III-26
By Resin Type III-26
Table 53: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 54: Japanese Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins
and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 55: Japanese Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 56: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28
By End-Use Segments III-29
Table 57: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical
Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 58: Japanese Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product
Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 59: Japanese Historic Review for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 60: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2010 III-30

4. Europe III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Current & Future Analysis III-31
Medical Disposables Market by Plastic Type III-31
Table 61: European Medical Disposable Market (2005 &
2006): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value and Volume
Sales by Leading Resin Type - Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC),
Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 62: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics by Geographic Region -France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 63: European Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics by Geographic Region -France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 64: European Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Geographic Region -France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and
Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 65: European 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 
By Resin Type III-35
Table 66: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 67: European Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins
and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 68: European Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 69: European 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36
By End-Use Segments III-37
Table 70: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical
Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 71: European Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product
Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 72: European Historic Review for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 73: European 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2012 III-38

4a. France III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current and Future Analysis III-39
B.Market Analytics III-39
By Resin Type III-39
Table 74: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 75: French Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics
by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and
Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 76: French Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 77: French 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41
By End-Use Segments III-42
Table 78: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical
Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 79: French Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 80: French Historic Review for Medical Plastics Demand
by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical
Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 81: French 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2012 III-43

4b. Germany III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Current and Future Analysis III-44
Product Innovations/Introductions III-44
Strategic Corporate Developments III-44
Focus on Select Players III-45
B.Market Analytics III-47
By Resin Type III-47
Table 82: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 83: German Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics
by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and
Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 84: German Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 85: German 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48
By End-Use Segments III-49
Table 86: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical
Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 87: German Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 88: German Historic Review for Medical Plastics Demand
by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical
Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 89: German 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2012 III-50

4c. Italy III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Current & Future Analysis III-51
Strategic Corporate Development III-51
B.Market Analytics III-51
By Resin Type III-51
Table 90: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 91: Italian Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics
by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and
Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 92: Italian Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 93: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53
By End-Use Segments III-54
Table 94: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical
Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 95: Italian Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 96: Italian Historic Review for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 97: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2012 III-55

4d. The United Kingdom III-56
A.Market Analysis III-56
Current & Future Analysis III-56
Strategic Corporate Developments III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
By Resin Type III-57
Table 98: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 99: UK Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 100: UK Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin
Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 101: UK 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58
By End-Use Segments III-59
Table 102: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product
Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 103: UK Long Term Projections for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 104: UK Historic Review for Medical Plastics Demand by
End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical
Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 105: UK 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2012 III-60

4e. Spain III-61
A.Market Analysis III-61
Current & Future Analysis. III-61
B.Market Analytics III-61
By Resin Type III-61
Table 106: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins,
Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 107: Spanish Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins
and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 108: Spanish Historic Review for Medical Plastics by
Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 109: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for
Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63
By End-Use Segments III-64
Table 110: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical
Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently
Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 111: Spanish Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product
Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 112: Spanish Historic Review for Medical Plastics
Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and
Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures
in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 113: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years
1998, 2008 and 2012 III-65

4f. Rest of Europe III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Current & Future Analysis III-66
B.Market Analytics III-66
By Resin Type III-66
Table 114: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity
Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 115: Rest of Europe Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins
and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 116: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Medical
Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins
and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 117: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Medical
Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other
Resins for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68
By End-Use Segments III-69
Table 118: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Medical Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment -
Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging
Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 119: Rest of Europe Long Term Projections for Medical
Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product
Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with
Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 120: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Medical
Plastics Demand by End-Use Segment - Medical Product
Components and

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