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   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
  
   Plastics – An Indispensable Part of Modern Day.....II-1
Healthcare Sector – A Money Spinner for the Plastic Industry.....II-1
Applications Abound for Plastics in Medical Field.....II-1
1$100
   Growing Plastic Applications in Medical Sector.....II-2
Medical Plastics as Substitutes for Conventional Materials.....II-2
1$100
   Widely Used Medical Plastics – A Quick Review.....II-3
Table 1: World Medical Plastics Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown by Plastic Type - Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, Polypropylene, Polydimethyl terephthalate, and others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3
1$350
   Medical Plastics - A SWOT Analysis.....II-41$100
   Core Areas of Growth in Medical Plastics.....II-51$100
   Current & Future Analysis.....II-6
Regional Analysis.....II-6
Table 2: World Market for Medical Plastics: Geographic Regions Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-6
1$350
   Analysis by Resin Type.....II-7
Table 3: World Market for Medical Plastics: Resin Types Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-7
Analysis by End-Use.....II-7
Table 4: World Market for Medical Plastics: End-Use Segments Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-7
1$350
   Thermoplastic Elastomers to Gradually Replace Thermosets.....II-8
Combination Products Rapidly Becoming the Mainstay.....II-8
Medical Plastic Revenues Directly Linked to Hospitals and Health Care Centers.....II-8
Gradual Erosion in Medical Packaging Market.....II-8
1$100
   Medical Devices Shrink in Size.....II-9
Nonwoven Disposables Create a Niche in Medical Applications.....II-9
Engineered Resins Harnesses Growth in Global Medical Plastics Market.....II-9
1$100
   Table 5: World Market for Engineered Plastic Resins (2007-2015): Geographic Regions Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-10
Engineered Resins Market is Continually Evolving.....II-10
Other Trends/Issues Influencing Medical Plastics Industry.....II-10
1$350
   Demand for Convenient and Sterile Packaging Driving the Market.....II-11
Shelf Life of Commonly Used Medical Plastic Products.....II-11
Commonly Used Disposable and Non-Disposable Medical Devices.....II-11
Disposable Devices.....II-11
1$100
   Non-Disposable Devices.....II-12
Innovation and Technological Advancements are the New Buzzwords.....II-12
Demographic Trends Pushing the Market Ahead.....II-12
1$100
   Advanced Polymers Usher Stronger Growth for Medical Device and Packaging
  Markets.....II-13
Illustration of Few Promising New Polymers.....II-13
Substitutes for Polycarbonates.....II-13
1$100
   Novel Grades of Acetal Copolymers for Varied Applications.....II-14
Other Growth Drivers in Medical Plastics Market.....II-14
1$100
   Medical Plastics Application Areas by Type.....II-151$100
   Medical Plastics Biocompatibility.....II-16
Fluoropolymers Biocompatibility.....II-16
Medical Plastics by Resin Type.....II-16
Commodity Resins.....II-16
Polypropylene (PP).....II-16
1$100
   High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).....II-17
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE).....II-17
Polystyrene (PS).....II-17
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).....II-17
Table 6: Widely Used PVC Medical Applications (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-17
1$350
   The Flip Side of PVC Use.....II-18
Engineered Resins.....II-18
Polycarbonate.....II-18
Thermoplastic Polyester (PETP, PBT, PET).....II-18
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS).....II-18
1$100
   Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN).....II-19
Polyamide Resins (Nylons).....II-19
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPUs).....II-19
Engineered Resin Blends.....II-19
Polycarbonate/ABS Mix.....II-19
Polycarbonate/Polyester Blends.....II-19
1$100
   ABS/Polyamide Mix.....II-20
Flame Retardant (FR) Grades.....II-20
Other Resin Types.....II-20
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs).....II-20
Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBS).....II-20
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPOs).....II-20
1$100
   Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPVs).....II-21
Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers (TPEE).....II-21
PEEK™ (Polyarylethe-retherketone).....II-21
Polybutene-1 (PB-1).....II-21
Polyphenylene Sulphide (PPS).....II-21
Other Miscellaneous Resins.....II-21
1$100
   Medical Product Components.....II-22
Electronic Equipment.....II-22
Skin Graft.....II-22
Medical Aids.....II-22
Prosthetics.....II-22
Surgical Reconstruction.....II-22
Targeted Drug Delivery.....II-22
1$100
   Bionic Human.....II-23
Medical Packaging.....II-23
Table 7: Medical Packaging Market (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-23
1$350
   Table 8: World Market for Sterile Medical Packaging (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales by Type - Thermoformed Trays, Pouches, Vials Plastic IV Containers, Bags, Blister Packs & Clamshells and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-24
Future Areas of Growth in Medical Packaging.....II-24
1$350
   Health Based Risk Evaluations for Medical Products.....II-25
Identification of Potential Risk.....II-25
Dose-Response Evaluation.....II-25
Exposure Evaluation.....II-25
Risk Classification.....II-25
Regulatory Standards in Medical Packaging Industry.....II-25
1$100
   FDA Regulations on DEHP.....II-26
Health and Environmental Concerns Over PVC Exposure.....II-26
1$100
   Dioxins.....II-27
PVC Chemical Additives.....II-27
Medical and Other Commonly Used Household Products Containing PVC.....II-27
1$100
   Recycling of Medical Plastics Waste.....II-28
Waste Disposal of Medical Sharps/Needles.....II-28
1$100
   Modern Plastics Introduces MediPEEK-IM.....II-29
Eastman Chemical to Introduce Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester MP100.....II-29
Bayer MaterialScience Unveils Baymedix™ CL 100, Lubricious Surface Treatment for
  Medical Devices.....II-29
1$100
   Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Introduces Bio-Sil® 1450 Silicone Tubing.....II-30
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Unveils Silicone Micromolding Technology.....II-30
Eastman Chemical and PolyOne to Launch Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester Blends.....II-30
1$100
   Eastman Chemical to Unveil Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester Range.....II-31
Mitsubishi Plastic Introduces X-Barrier Plastics Film.....II-31
Ticona Rolls Out UV-Detectable Hostaform® MT Grade for Sophisticated Medical
  Devices.....II-31
1$100
   SABIC Innovative Plastics Develops Lexan Line of Copolymer Resins.....II-32
Bayer MaterialScience Expands its Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Range.....II-32
Bayer MaterialScience Unveils PC/ABS Blends.....II-32
BASF Corp Unveils Enhanced Copolymers for Stronger Plastic Packaging.....II-32
1$100
   Ensinger Unveils New Plastic Shape for Medical Devices.....II-33
Invibio Introduces New Polymer Composite.....II-33
Teknor Apex Launches Monprene® Ultra Soft Gel Series.....II-33
BASF Introduces Plastic Specialty for Medical Devices.....II-33
1$100
   Ticona Launches New Thermoplastic Elastomers.....II-34
Chevron Phillips Launches New K-Resin® XK44 SBC.....II-34
Historic Product Launches.....II-34
Invibio Rolls Out Implantable Grade PEEK Products.....II-34
Teknor Apex Launches Medical-Grade Vinyl Elastomers.....II-34
1$100
   Solvay Advanced Polyments Introduces Medical Grade Polyphenylsulfone.....II-35
Borealis Launches Enhanced Series of Polypropylene Homopolymers.....II-35
Cyro Industries Unveils New Acrylite SuPure Acrylic Polymer Range for Use in Optical
  Lenses.....II-35
Ticona Launches a Range of Copolyester Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs).....II-35
1$100
   Eastman Chemical Offers Thin Layer Barrier Films for Medical Devices.....II-36
Tekni Films Unveils Rigid Thermoformable Films for Use in Blister Packs.....II-36
Advanced Polymers Rolls Out New Heat Shrink Tubing for Medical Devices.....II-36
1$100
   Rio Tinto Divests Majority of Alcan Packaging Businesses to Amcor.....II-37
Eastman Chemical Inaugurates Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester Production Facility.....II-37
Gerresheimer Sets UP a New Production Plant for Medical Plastic Systems in
  Brazil.....II-37
The Gerresheimer Group on Expansion Spree.....II-37
1$100
   FPG Mexico Snaps up Nypro Chihuahua.....II-38
Vesta Acquires ExtruMed.....II-38
Berry Plastics Acquires Pliant Corp......II-38
Omega Plastics Sets up a New Business Unit.....II-38
Monomoy Capital Partners Snaps up Global Thermoplastics.....II-38
1$100
   PolyMedex Discovery Acquires Assets of Putnam Plastics.....II-39
Arkema Acquires PEKK Resin Maker, Oxford Performance Materials.....II-39
Tekni-Plex Strengthens Product Manufacturing Capabilities.....II-39
Gerresheimer Acquires EDP.....II-39
1$100
   Gerresheimer Acquires Allplas Embalagens.....II-40
Protogenic and Spectrum Plastics Group Announce Merger.....II-40
SAES Getters Acquires Memry Corp......II-40
1$100
   Freudenberg-NOK GP Acquires Anura.....II-41
Aporo Biomedical Inks an Exclusive Worldwide Licensing Agreement with mNEMOSCIENCE
  for BIO-SMP™.....II-41
BASF Goes European, Changes Name to BASF SE.....II-41
PolyOne Acquires Specialty TPE Solutions Provider, GLS Corp......II-41
1$100
   Vertellus Biomaterials Inks a Long-term Licensing Deal with Sorin Group for its PC
  Technology™.....II-42
SABIC Acquires GE Plastics from General Electric.....II-42
Owens-Illinois Divests Plastics Packaging Business.....II-42
Sartorius Acquires Toha Plast.....II-42
Gerresheimer Acquires Wilden.....II-42
1$100
   Ace Plastics and Classic Establishes Medical Joint Venture.....II-43
APEC Establishes APEC Asia.....II-43
CryoLife Enters into an Agreement with MAST Biosurgery.....II-43
Saint-Gobain Acquires Consolidated Polymer Technologies.....II-43
SPI Establishes New Medical Products Section.....II-43
Berry Plastics Merges with Covalence Specialty Materials.....II-43
1$100
   Historic Strategic Corporate Developments.....II-44
Bayer Material Science Establishes Polyurethane Unit in Thailand.....II-44
RTP Co. Acquires Wiman Corp......II-44
Sealed Air Acquires Nelipak.....II-44
ExtruMed LLC Merges with Extrusioneering, Inc......II-44
Medical Action Acquires Medegen’s Medical Products Segment.....II-44
1$100
   Tekni-Plex Establishes Subsidiary in China.....II-45
Solvay and Modern Plastics Enter into a Distribution Agreement.....II-45
Akron University Inks an Agreement with Boston Scientific.....II-45
Medical Extrusion Announces Capacity Expansions.....II-45
GE Plastics and PENTAX Inks a Supply Agreement.....II-45
Tyco Acquires Confluent Surgical.....II-45
1$100
   SurModics Enters into a License Agreement with CardioMind.....II-46
Ensinger Signs Distribution Pact with Invibio.....II-46
Nova Chemicals Announces Commercialization of New Resin for Medical Devices.....II-46
CardioTech Develops Medical-Grade Polyurethane Elastomers for Implantable
  Devices.....II-46
Perstorp AB Develops Polymer Based Anti-Bacterial Technology.....II-46
Ticona Establishes Production Unit for Hostaform MT® (POM) Grade Polymer.....II-46
1$100
   Celanese Corp. Acquires Vinamul Polymers.....II-471$100
   Alcan Packaging (Canada).....II-48
Amcor Limited (Australia).....II-48
BASF SE (Germany).....II-48
1$100
   Bayer AG (Germany).....II-49
Bayer MaterialScience AG.....II-49
1$100
   Celanese Corp. (USA).....II-50
Ticona.....II-50
1$100
   Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (USA).....II-51
CYRO Industries (USA).....II-51
1$100
   Dow Chemical Company (USA).....II-52
E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (USA).....II-52
1$100
   Eastman Chemical Company (USA).....II-53
Evonik Cyro LLC (USA).....II-53
1$100
   Exxon Mobil Corp. (USA).....II-54
SABIC Innovative Plastics Holding BV (USA).....II-54
1$100
   Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. (USA).....II-55
Tekni-Plex, Inc. (USA).....II-55
2$125
   Table 9: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-571$350
   Table 10: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-581$350
   Table 11: World 13-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 2003, 2009, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-591$350
   By Resin Type.....II-60
Table 12: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-60
1$350
   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 in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-611$350
   Table 14: World 13-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 2003, 2009, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-621$350
   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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-631$350
   Table 16: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-641$350
   Table 17: World 13-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 2003, 2009, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-651$350
   Table 18: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-661$350
   Table 19: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-671$350
   Table 20: World 13-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 2003, 2009, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-681$350
   By End-Use Segment.....II-69
Table 21: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-69
1$350
   Table 22: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-701$350
   Table 23: World 13-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 2003, 2009, & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-711$350
   Table 24: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-721$350
   Table 25: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-731$350
   Table 26: World 13-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 2003, 2009, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-741$350
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Current & Future Analysis.....III-1
The World’s Largest Market for Medical Plastics.....III-1
Commodity Resins – The Dominant Resin Type.....III-1
Medical Product Components – The Key End-Use Segment for Medical Plastics.....III-1
1$75
   PVC – A Highly Preferred Medical Plastic Material for Medical Devices.....III-2
Table 27: US Medical Plastics Market by Material Type (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Most Widely Used Medical Plastic Materials - PVC, PP, Polystyrene, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2
Engineered Plastics to Outstrip Industrial Plastic Materials.....III-2
1$200
   Polycarbonates to Grow at the Expense of Thermoplastic Elastomers.....III-3
Major Growth Drivers.....III-3
Evolution of Novel Medical Devices.....III-3
Engineered Plastic Resins Lead the Way.....III-3
Advanced Polymers Assume Greater Importance.....III-3
Aging Population Spurs Growth.....III-3
Outsourcing Manufacturing to Developing Countries.....III-3
1$75
   Medical Device Packaging Market in the Recent Past.....III-4
Table 28: US Market for Sterile Medical Packaging (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Revenues by Packaging Type - Thermoformed Trays Pouches, Prefilled Syringes, Blister Packs & Clamshells and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-4

Table 29: US Flexible Medical Device Packaging Market (2008): 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-4
1$200
   Table 30: 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-5

Table 31: US Market for Healthcare Packaging (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type - Medical Products, Pharmaceutical Packaging and Specialty Packaging (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-5
1$200
   Regulations Governing Plastics Used in Medical Devices in the US.....III-6
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) tests.....III-6
ISO 10993.....III-6
1$75
   Product Innovations/Introductions.....III-77$175
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-147$175
   Focus on Select Players.....III-216$175
   B. Market Analytics.....III-27
By Resin Type.....III-27
Table 32: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27
1$200
   Table 33: US Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-281$200
   Table 34: US 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-291$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-30
Table 35: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-30
1$200
   Table 36: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-311$200
   Table 37: US 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-321$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-33
Current & Future Analysis.....III-33
Alcan Packaging – A Major Player.....III-33
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-34
By Resin Type.....III-34
Table 38: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
1$200
   Table 39: Canadian Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-351$200
   Table 40: Canadian 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-361$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-37
Table 41: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-37
1$200
   Table 42: Canadian Historic Review for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-381$200
   Table 43: Canadian 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-391$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-40
Current & Future Analysis.....III-40
Product Launch.....III-40
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-41
By Resin Type.....III-41
Table 44: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
1$200
   Table 45: Japanese Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-421$200
   Table 46: Japanese 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-431$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-44
Table 47: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-44
1$200
   Table 48: Japanese Historic Review for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-451$200
   Table 49: Japanese 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-461$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-47
Current & Future Analysis.....III-47
Analysis by Region.....III-47
Table 50: European Medical Plastics Market: Select Regions Ranked by Volume Growth Potential for the Period 2007-2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-47
Analysis by Resin Type.....III-47
1$200
   Table 51: European Medical Plastics Market: Major Resin Types Ranked by Volume Growth Potential for the Period 2007-2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-48
Analysis by End-Use Segment.....III-48
Table 52: European Medical Plastics Market (2007-2015): End-Use Segments Ranked by % CAGR.....III-48
1$200
   Medical Disposables Market by Plastic Type in the Recent Past.....III-49
Table 53: 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-49
European Pharmacopoeia.....III-49
1$200
   Biocompatibility.....III-50
Directive 90/385/EEC - For Active Implantable Medical Devices.....III-50
2$100
   Directive 93/42/EEC – Other Medical Devices.....III-52
Directive 98/79/EC – In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices.....III-52
Guidelines for PVC Materials.....III-52
2$100
   B. Market Analytics.....III-54
Table 54: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-54
1$200
   Table 55: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-551$200
   Table 56: European 13-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 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-561$200
   By Resin Type.....III-57
Table 57: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-57
1$200
   Table 58: European Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-581$200
   Table 59: European 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-591$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-60
Table 60: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-60
1$200
   Table 61: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-611$200
   Table 62: European 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-621$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-63
Current and Future Analysis.....III-63
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-64
By Resin Type.....III-64
Table 63: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-64
1$200
   Table 64: French Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-651$200
   Table 65: French 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-661$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-67
Table 66: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging Independently Analyzed with Annual Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-67
1$200
   Table 67: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-681$200
   Table 68: French 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-691$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-70
Current and Future Analysis.....III-70
Growing Demand for Innovative Plastic Materials.....III-70
Product Innovations/Introductions.....III-70
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-711$75
   Focus on Select Players.....III-722$100
   B. Market Analytics.....III-74
By Resin Type.....III-74
Table 69: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-74
1$200
   Table 70: German Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-751$200
   Table 71: German 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-761$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-77
Table 72: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-77
1$200
   Table 73: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-781$200
   Table 74: German 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-791$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-80
Current & Future Analysis.....III-80
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-80
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-81
By Resin Type.....III-81
Table 75: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-81
1$200
   Table 76: Italian Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-821$200
   Table 77: Italian 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-831$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-84
Table 78: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-84
1$200
   Table 79: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-851$200
   Table 80: Italian 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-861$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-87
Current & Future Analysis.....III-87
The Fastest Growing Market for Medical Plastics in Europe.....III-87
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-87
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-88
By Resin Type.....III-88
Table 81: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-88
1$200
   Table 82: UK Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-891$200
   Table 83: UK 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-901$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-91
Table 84: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-91
1$200
   Table 85: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-921$200
   Table 86: UK 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-931$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-94
Current & Future Analysis.....III-94
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-95
By Resin Type.....III-95
Table 87: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-95
1$200
   Table 88: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-961$200
   Table 89: Spanish 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-971$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-98
Table 90: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-98
1$200
   Table 91: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-991$200
   Table 92: Spanish 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1001$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-101
Current & Future Analysis.....III-101
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-102
By Resin Type.....III-102
Table 93: 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 in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-102
1$200
   Table 94: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1031$200
   Table 95: Rest of Europe 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1041$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-105
Table 96: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-105
1$200
   Table 97: Rest of Europe 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1061$200
   Table 98: Rest of Europe 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1071$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-108
Current & Future Analysis.....III-108
The Fastest Growing Market for Medical Plastics Globally.....III-108
Asia Bodes Well for Medical Plastics.....III-108
Medical Plastics Displaying Promising Growth in China.....III-108
1$75
   Popular Medical Plastics in China – A Review.....III-109
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-109
1$75
   Amcor Limited (Australia) – A Key Player.....III-1101$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-111
By Resin Type.....III-111
Table 99: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-111
1$200
   Table 100: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1121$200
   Table 101: Asia-Pacific 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1131$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-114
Table 102: Asia-Pacific 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-114
1$200
   Table 103: Asia-Pacific 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1151$200
   Table 104: Asia-Pacific 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1161$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-117
Current & Future Analysis.....III-117
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-117
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-118
By Resin Type.....III-118
Table 105: Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-118
1$200
   Table 106: Latin America 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1191$200
   Table 107: Latin America 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1201$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-121
Table 108: Latin America 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-121
1$200
   Table 109: Latin America 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1221$200
   Table 110: Latin America 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1231$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-124
Current & Future Analysis.....III-124
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-125
By Resin Type.....III-125
Table 111: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-125
1$200
   Table 112: Rest of World 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1261$200
   Table 113: Rest of World 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Commodity Resins, Engineered Resins and Other Resins for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1271$200
   By End-Use Segment.....III-128
Table 114: Rest of World 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-128
1$200
   Table 115: Rest of World 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1291$200
   Table 116: Rest of World 13-Year Perspective for Medical Plastics by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Medical Product Components and Medical Packaging for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1301$200