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Styrenic Block Copolymers (SEBS, SBS, SIBS) Market For Medical Applications (Medical Bags, Tubing, Wound Care, Equipments, Packaging & Diagnostic Products) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth And Forecast 2012 - 2018

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Published Date: 2013-03-05
 

Description


Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) are high-performance thermoplastic elastomers engineered to enhance the performance capabilities of a wide spectrum of end products and applications. SBCs are high performance materials with superior physical and chemical properties which make them suitable for use in various end use industries including the medical industry. SBCs possess the mechanical properties of rubbers, and the processing characteristics of thermoplasts. Styrenic block copolymers are made by anionic polymerisation with an organometallic catalyst, such as butyllithium, as initiator. Growing trend of replacing PVC with environment-friendly compounds has resulted in a surge in SBC demand for medical and healthcare applications.

This report analyzes the demand for Styrenic block copolymers exclusively for the medical and healthcare industry in terms of volumes as well as revenues from 2011 to 2018. Key market dynamics including drivers, restraints, opportunities, product trends along with their expected impact have been covered in detail in this study. 

The study provides a comprehensive picture of the SBC industry by segmenting key SBCs used in the medical industry, namely styrene ethylene butylene styrene (SEBS), styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) and other SBCs (including SIBS). Each of these segments has been analyzed for the period from 2011 to 2018. The report also estimates and forecasts various applications of SBCs in the medical industry from 2011 to 2018. The report separately highlights the regulations laid down by various regulatory bodies regarding the use of plastics for the medical industry in particular. 

The report also provides a holistic approach of the SBC value chain from the raw material manufacturer to the end user. In addition it also analyzes the higher value added SBC applications such as medical and healthcare, product types and their potential users. The study uses Porter’s five forces analysis as a tool to provide better understanding of the global market in terms of suppliers, buyers, competition and threats from substitutes and new entrants. The report includes a special chapter dedicated to evaluate the potential compounds which may pose a threat to SBCs as well as other high-end TPEs in the medical sector. 

The study includes a broad competitive landscape including company market share of the global SBC market, to company profiles of the major participants. The company profiles include attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy, SWOT analysis and recent developments Key market participants profiled in this report include Sinopec, Kraton, LCY Chemical, Dynasol, TSRC, LG Chemicals, PolyOne Corporation and so on. Major medical device manufacturers include big multinational companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Siemens Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Baxter International, Medtronic, Philips Healthcare, Covidien and so on.

For research, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with numerous key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk research effort coupled with extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ annual reports, product portfolio, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and better understanding of the market. Secondary research includes in-depth research on current trends, technical writing, recent trades, internet sources, trade associations, statistical data from government websites and associated authorized agency websites. This has proved to be the most successful, effective and reliable approach for obtaining concise data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing opportunities and growth. 

The market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for each of the materials mentioned in the report has been considered, and customized product pricing has not been included. Additionally, the market has been analyzed based on expected demand and the market data for each segment is based on demand volumes and corresponding revenues. The prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors and direct selling regional producers. Furthermore, the market data is based on current information. However, presence of a large number of domestic manufacturers in China and India may cause variation in forecast by a small margin. The forecasts have been based on expected demand from application segments. 

Styrenic Block Copolymers Medical Market– Application Analysis
  • Medical Bags
  • Medical Tubing
  • Wound Care (including tapes, drapes etc)
  • Medical Equipments & Diagnostic Products
  • Pharmaceutical Packaging
  • Others
Styrenic Block Copolymers Medical Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report  Description
1.2 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
      3.1.1 Thermoplastic Elastomers V/S Thermoset Elastomers
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Higher Value Added Thermoplastic Elastomers Applications And Its Potential Users
3.4 Market Driver
      3.4.1 Shift Towards Replacing PVC with TPEs from Medical/Healthcare Industry
3.5 Restraint
      3.5.1 Volatility in Raw Material Prices
3.6 Opportunities
      3.6.1 Development of Bio-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers (Tpes)
3.7 Composition of SBC Based Compounds Used in Medical Industry
3.8 Typical SBC Grades Used in Medical Industry
3.9 Regulations Regarding Use of Plastics/Polymers in Medical Industry
      3.9.1 U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) Class VI
      3.9.2 U.S. FDA Food Packaging Regulation 21 CFR 177.1640
3.10 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      3.10.1 Bargaining Power of Supplier
      3.10.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3.10.3 Threat of New Entrants
      3.10.4 Threat from Substitutes
      3.10.5 Degree of Competition
3.11 SBC in Medical Industry : Market Attractiveness Analysis
3.12 Company Market Share Analysis
      3.12.1 Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBCs) Market
      3.12.2 Medical Devices Market

Chapter 4 Global SBCs Medical Market, by Product Type
4.1 Global SBCs Medical Market: Product Overview
      4.1.1 Global SBCs Medical Market Share by Product Type, 2011 & 2018
4.2 Global SBCs Medical Market, by Product Type
      4.2.1 Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene (SEBS)
               4.2.1.1 Global Demand Estimates and Forecast for SEBS in Medical Industry, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      4.2.2 Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS)
               4.2.2.1 Global Demand Estimates and Forecast for SBS in Medical Industry, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      4.2.3 Other SBCs (Including SIBS)
               4.2.3.1 Global Demand Estimates and Forecast for Other SBCs in Medical Industry, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)

Chapter 5 Global SBCs Medical Market, by Application
5.1 Global SBCs Medical Market: Application Overview
      5.1.1 Global SBCs Medical Market Share by Application, 2011 & 2018
5.2 Global SBCs Medical Market, by Application
      5.2.1 Medical Bags (Including IV & CAPD Bags)
               5.2.1.1 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Medical Bags, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      5.2.2 Medical Tubing
               5.2.2.1 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Medical Tubing, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      5.2.3 Wound Care (Including Tapes and Drapes)
               5.2.3.1 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Wound Care Products Tubing, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      5.2.4 Medical Equipments & Diagnostic Products
               5.2.4.1 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Medical Equipments & Diagnostic Products, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      5.2.5 Pharmaceutical Packaging
               5.2.5.1 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Pharmaceutical Packaging, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      5.2.6 Other
               5.2.6.1 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Other Products, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)

Chapter 6 Geographic Analysis
6.1 Global SBCs Medical Market: Geographic Analysis
      6.1.1 Global SBCs Medical Market Share by Geography, 2011 & 2018
6.2 Global SBCs Medical Market, by Geography
      6.2.1 North America
              6.2.1.1 North American Medical SBCs Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      6.2.2 Europe
              6.2.2.1 European Medical SBCs Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      6.2.3 Asia Pacific
               6.2.3.1 Asia Pacific Medical SBCs Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
      6.2.4 Rest Of The World (RoW)
               6.2.4.1 RoW Medical SBCs Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)

Chapter 7 Potential TPE Replacement Compound Market in Medical Sector
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Global Silicones Medical Market
      7.2.1 Global Silicones Medical Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
7.3 Global Medical Silicones Market, by Application
      7.3.1 Global Medical Silicones Market Volumes Estimates and Forecast by Application, 2011-2018 (Kilo Tons)
      7.3.2 Global Medical Silicones Market Revenues Estimates and Forecast by Application, 2011-2018 (USD Million)
7.4 Global Silicones Market: Company Market Share, 2011

Chapter 8 Company Profiles
8.1 Styrenic Block Copolymers Manufacturers
      8.1.1 Kraton Polymers LLC
               8.1.1.1 Company Overview
               8.1.1.2 Financial Overview
               8.1.1.3 Business Strategies
               8.1.1.4 SWOT Analysis
               8.1.1.5 Recent Developments
      8.1.2 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
               8.1.2.1 Company Overview
               8.1.2.2 Financial Overview
               8.1.2.3 Business Strategies
               8.1.2.4 SWOT Analysis
               8.1.2.5 Recent Developments
      8.1.3 LCY Chemical Corp
               8.1.3.1 Company Overview
               8.1.3.2 Financial Overview
               8.1.3.3 Business Strategy
               8.1.3.4 SWOT Analysis
               8.1.3.5 Recent Development
      8.1.4 Dynasol
               8.1.4.1 Company Overview
               8.1.4.2 Financial Overview
               8.1.4.3 Business Strategies
               8.1.4.4 SWOT Analysis
               8.1.4.5 Recent Developments
      8.1.5 TSRC Corporation
               8.1.5.1 Company Overview
               8.1.5.2 Financial Overview
               8.1.5.3 Business Strategies
               8.1.5.4 SWOT Analysis
               8.1.5.5 Recent Developments
       8.1.6 LG Chem
               8.1.6.1 Company Overview
               8.1.6.2 Financial Overview
               8.1.6.3 Business Strategies
               8.1.6.4 SWOT Analysis
               8.1.6.5 Recent Developments
      8.1.7 Polyone Corporation
               8.1.7.1 Company Overview
               8.1.7.2 Financial Overview
               8.1.7.3 Business Strategies
               8.1.7.4 SWOT Analysis
               8.1.7.5 Recent Developments
8.2 Medical Devices Manufacturers
      8.2.1 Johnson & Johnson
               8.2.1.1 Company Overview
               8.2.1.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.1.3 Business Strategies
               8.2.1.4 Recent Developments
      8.2.2 Boston Scientific
               8.2.2.1 Company Overview
               8.2.2.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.2.3 Business Strategies
               8.2.2.4 Recent Development
      8.2.3 Medtronic
               8.2.3.1 Company Overview
               8.2.3.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.3.3 Business Strategies
               8.2.3.4 Recent Development
      8.2.4 Abott Laboratories
               8.2.4.1 Company Overview
               8.2.4.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.4.3 Business Strategies
               8.2.4.4 Recent Developments
      8.2.5 Becton Dickinson and Company
               8.2.5.1 Company Overview
               8.2.5.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.5.3 Business Strategy
               8.2.5.4 Recent Developments
      8.2.6 Baxter International Inc.
               8.2.6.1 Company Overview
               8.2.6.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.6.3 Business Strategies
               8.2.6.4 Recent Developments
      8.2.7 Covidien Plc
               8.2.7.1 Company Overview
               8.2.7.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.7.3 Business Strategies
               8.2.7.4 Recent Developments
      8.2.8 GE Healthcare
               8.2.8.1 Company Overview
               8.2.8.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.8.3 Business Strategies
               8.2.8.4 Recent Development
      8.2.9 Siemens Healthcare
               8.2.9.1 Company Overview
               8.2.9.2 Financial Overview
               8.2.9.3 Business Strategies
               8.2.9.4 Recent Developments

LIST OF FIGURES

Fig. 1 Global Demand for SBCs in Medical Industry, 2010 - 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 2 Thermoplastic Elastomers: Value Chain Analysis
Fig. 3 Global Crude Oil Price Trend Estimate and Forecast, 2009 – 2018 (USD/Barrel)
Fig. 4 Global Styrene Price Trend Estimate and Forecast, 2009 – 2018 (USD/Ton)
Fig. 5 SBC Components Used in Medical Industry
Fig. 6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for TPE Market
Fig. 7 SBC in Medical Industry: Market Attractiveness Analysis
Fig. 8 Global SBC Market: Company Market Share, 2011
Fig. 9 Global Medical Devices Market: Company Market Share, 2011
Fig. 10 Global SBCs Medical Market Share by Product Type, 2011 & 2018
Fig. 11 Global Demand Estimates and Forecast for SEBS in Medical Industry, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 12 Global Demand Estimates and Forecast for SBS in Medical Industry, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 13 Global Demand Estimates and Forecast for Other SBCs in Medical Industry, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 14 Global SBCs Medical Market Share by Application, 2011 & 2018
Fig. 15 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Medical Bags, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 16 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Medical Tubing, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 17 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Wound Care Products Tubing, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 18 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Medical Equipments & Diagnostic Products, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 19 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Pharmaceutical Packaging, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 20 Global SBCs Demand Estimates and Forecast for Other Products, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 21 Global SBCs Medical Market Share By Geography, 2011 & 2018
Fig. 22 North American Medical SBCs Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 23 European Medical SBCs Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 24 Asia Pacific Medical SBCs Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 25 RoW Medical SBCs Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 26 Global Silicones Medical Market Estimates and Forecast, 2011 – 2018 (Kilo Tons), (USD Million)
Fig. 27 Global Silicones Market: Company Market Share, 2011

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Global Medical SBCs Market: Snapshot 
Table 2 Major Differences Between Thermoplastic Elastomers and Thermoset Elastomers 
Table 3 Higher Value Added Thermoplastic Elastomers Applications and its Potential Users 
Table 4 Driver for the Medical SBC Market: Impact Analysis 
Table 5 Restraint for the SBC Medical Market for Medical Industry:   Impact Analysis 
Table 6 Recent Developments in Bio-Based SBC 
Table 7 Global Medical Silicones Market Volumes Estimates and Forecast by Application, 2011-2018 (Kilo Tons) 
Table 8 Global Medical Silicones Market Revenues Estimates and Forecast by Application, 2011- 2018 (USD Million) 

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Free Market Analysis


The global demand for SBCs in the medical and healthcare industry is expected to reach 177.1 kilo tons in 2018. Demand for SBCs in the medical industry is primarily driven by the shift in trend to replace PVC products owing to health and environmental issues related with its usage. However, volatility in raw material prices is one of the critical challenges decelerating the market growth. The world in order to minimize the effect of constant fluctuation of raw material price is shifting towards the use of bio-based alternatives for synthetic SBCs. Bio-based SBCs along with being environment friendly are also economically feasible compared to their synthetic counterparts. 

The global demand for SBCs in medical equipments and diagnostic products is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6% from 2012 to 2018. In terms of revenues, the market is expected to reach USD 95.9 million by 2018. 

Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) posses special characteristics which makes them suitable to be used for manufacturing various medical devices such as medical bags, medical tubing, syringes etc. The medical industry in order to replace PVC is shifting focus towards using a range of thermoplastic elastomers including SBCs. Some of the characteristics exhibited by SBCs include:
  • Crystal clarity 
  • Design versatility 
  • High resistance 
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Sterilizable by gamma irradiation, ethylene oxide gas
  • Demonstrate no cytotoxic, mutagenic or irritant potential 
The medical industry uses different grades of SBC for manufacturing various medical devices. Some of the most common grades of SBCs used in the medical industry include: 
  • Injection molding grade
  • Sheet and thermoforming grade
    • Typically blended with crystal polystyrene for rigid packaging markets; also used in profile extrusion
  • Film grade
    • Used in applications where excellent clarity, stiffness and permeability is required
  • Blow molding grade
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