Medical Plastics Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Medical Plastics market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Medical Plastics trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of Medical Plastics Industry

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Medical Plastics Market according to our research experts:

Surgical Instruments Application to Dominate the Market

  • Engineering plastics have replaced wood in its application as a handle for surgical instruments. Being a non-hygroscopic material, these plastics can be used in place of wood or any other metal as a handle for surgical instruments.
  • Another advantage of plastics is the ease of cleaning. Moreover, it has a dimensional accuracy and can be molded into any shape.
  • Plastics can be used as a material for handles of surgical instruments, due to its high impact resistance and thermal stability. Further, this material needs low maintenance and less frequent sterilization.
  • All the manufacturers are switching from metal and wood to engineering plastics like POM, due to its low price, superior performance, non-hygroscopic property, and good machinability.
  • The market for surgical instruments is lucrative in emerging economies, due to growth in medical tourism, increasing disposable incomes of consumers, and increasing health awareness among people. With an increase in the surgical instruments market, the market for POM is also likely to increase at an almost equivalent rate, over the forecast period.
  • The implementation of Da Vinci surgical system (robotic-assisted) may play a significant role in the surgical instruments industry, since it provides a platform for robotic-assisted surgeries, which use certain parts made with plastics.
Medical Plastics Market : Revenue (%), by Application, Global, 2019

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market due to the increase in medical devices manufacturing in China, India, Japan, and ASEAN Countries.
  • The steady increase in the economy of India and the mission to reach USD 5 trillion economies combined with a substantial increase in Foreign Direct Investment will result in an increased lifestyle of people. Thereby resulting in an increase in spending on healthcare. Double-digit growth in the medical devices industry can safely be estimated.
  • Ayushman Bharat scheme whereby the Govt has planned to reach out to provide affordable healthcare to approx. 100 million families or 500 million individuals will greatly impact the medical plastic market.
  • Japan has a good medical device manufacturing facility, and it exports the majority to other countries, recent revamps in the laws has given domestic manufacturers a big gain, relaxing some regulations.
  • The population of Japan is increasingly tilted towards the elderlies, where 25% of the population has population of 65 or more. Therefore, the increase in govt spending will propel the medical device market.
  • South Korea has been experiencing a boom in medical tourism and this may result in increasing medical plastics demand.
  • Such factors are expected to contribute to the demand for medical plastics consumption during the forecast period.
Medical Plastics Market : Growth Rate by Region, 2020-2025

Medical Plastics Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)