Global Styrenic Block Copolymers Market: Overview

The global styrenic block copolymers market in the medical and healthcare industry is expected to reach 177.1 kilo tons in 2018. Styrenic block copolymers market 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 styrenic block copolymers 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 styrenic block copolymers market in medical equipments and diagnostic products is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6% from 2012 to 2018. In terms of revenues, the styrenic block copolymers 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
 
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 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) 
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

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