Microspheres: Technologies and Global Markets

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 159 |  Published By: BCC Research-JT Gabrielsen Consulting LLC Research | Format: PDF
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The global market for microspheres reached nearly $2.3 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach $2.4 billion by 2015 and $3.5 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:

-An overview of the global market and technologies for microspheres, which are spherical microparticles used as components in many advanced materials and composites, in the healthcare and personal care industries, and in many specialty research and development applications.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
-Identification of a variety of types of microspheres available on the market, as well as relevant industries, technologies and applications.
-Examination of demand for microspheres in six major industries: composites, paints and coatings, oil and gas, cosmetics and personal care, biotechnology and life sciences, and medicine and medical devices.
-Descriptions of different types of microspheres with respect to their chemical composition, including glass, ceramic, and polymer microspheres, and unique material properties that make them suitable for specific industries and applications.
-Profiles of major players in the industry.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This report on microsphere technologies and global markets examines spherical microparticles used as components in many advanced materials and composites in the healthcare and personal care industries and in many specialty research and development (R&D) applications.

The key objective of the report is to present a comprehensive analysis of the global market for microspheres, including the wide variety of microsphere types available on the market and the relevant industries, technologies and applications in which they are used.

To this end, this BCC Research report:

-Describes demand for microspheres in six major industries: composites, personal care, life sciences, medicine and medical devices, specialty and other industries.
-Analyzes the demand for 2014 and 2015 and forecasts sales over the subsequent five years by industry, type of microsphere and geographic location.
-Describes different types of microspheres, including glass, ceramic and polymer, with respect to their chemical compositions and unique material properties that make them suitable for specific industries and applications.
-Provides detailed descriptions of major players in the market and their product portfolios.
-Identifies the market areas that are expected to experience the highest growth in demand.
-Discusses the history and structure of the industry and technologies and outlines the factors influencing pricing, supply and demand.
-Reviews price trends and the relationship between price, quality, end-use applications and functionality in the microsphere industry.
-Examines recent advances in technology, newly evolving markets and companies,and other factors influencing supply.

REASONS FOR CONDUCTING THE STUDY
With new advances in technology, microspheres are taking on a new role as a functional additive and enabling technology that offers a winning combination of benefits such as reduced costs and improved product quality. Microspheres are currently used in a wide variety of industries that range from medical devices to syntactic foams.

The swift pace of development has created a need for in-depth analysis that incorporates all the industries and global markets for microspheres and forecasts its direction through 2020.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT
In this report, BCC analyzes the global market for microspheres from both the manufacturing and demand points of view. Since there are several types of microspheres that vary drastically in quality, chemical properties, functionality and price, each type of microsphere is discussed in detail, including materials, manufacturing processes, advantages, prices and primary applications. Similarly, due to these variations, microsphere use in six major industries are discussed and analyzed in detail.

The report provides detailed analysis and market forecasts by industry, microsphere type and geographic region through 2020. It describes major industry players and examines recent advances in technology, newly evolving markets, companies and other factors influencing supply and demand.

This report analyzes microspheres—homogeneous microparticles of 1 micron to 1,000 microns in diameter. Microspheres can be solid or hollow and made from a variety of raw materials.

This report does not include:
-Particles less than 1 micron in diameter, which are often referred to as nanospheres.
-Particles of more than 1,000 microns in diameter, which are often referred to as balls or beads.
-Microcapsules in which one material is used to encapsulate or form a shell around another.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This study will be of interest to manufacturers of microspheres and will help them analyze their company’s position in the current market and possibly develop a new competitive strategy. It will provide them with valuable insight on areas of future product development and industry growth.

The study will also be valuable to consumers of microspheres, including the composites, paints and coatings, oil and gas, cosmetics and personal care, life sciences and biotechnology, medicine and medical devices, adhesives, and automotive among many other industries.

The report will also be valuable to marketing executives, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and other readers with a need to know the size of the global market for microspheres and how fast it is growing. The report will also be of interest to scientists, engineers and others seeking to understand the potential market for the products they are currently developing.

This report offers detailed information on the use of microspheres in numerous industries and the many types of microspheres available on the market. It will be of interest to any company involved in manufacturing or consumption of microspheres.

INFORMATION SOURCES
BCC studied more than 100 companies to obtain data for this study, including microsphere manufacturers, distributors and consumers. We analyzed individual company revenue, product portfolios and growth through 2020. We combined interview data with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources such as trade publications, trade associations, company literature and online databases to produce the baseline market estimates contained in this report.

The base year for analysis and projection is 2014. Market projections were developed for 2015 through 2020. The projections are based on consensus among the primary contacts combined with BCC’s understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from historical and analytical perspectives.
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 4 $0   
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR CONDUCTING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 3 $250   
Table Summary : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Figure Summary : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2014-2020

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 6 $376   
DEFINITION OF MICROSPHERES
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
HISTORY OF THE MICROSPHERE INDUSTRY
ADVANTAGES OF MICROSPHERES
PRICING STRUCTURE

Chapter- 4: GLOBAL MICROSPHERES MARKET ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY 55 $3450   
COMPOSITES INDUSTRY
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY
PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRY
SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES INDUSTRY
MICROSPHERES IN OTHER INDUSTRIES
SUMMARY OF THE GLOBAL MICROSPHERES MARKET BY INDUSTRY

Chapter- 5: GLOBAL MICROSPHERES MARKET ANALYSIS BY TYPE 35 $2196   
OVERVIEW OF MICROSPHERES
SOLID GLASS MICROSPHERES
HOLLOW GLASS MICROSPHERES
SOLID POLYMER MICROSPHERES
HOLLOW POLYMER MICROSPHERES
SOLID CERAMIC MICROSPHERES
HOLLOW CERAMIC MICROSPHERES
METAL AND METAL-COATED MICROSPHERES
MAGNETIC MICROSPHERES
PARAMAGNETIC MICROSPHERES
SPECIALTY COATINGS FOR MICROSPHERES
GLOBAL MARKET BY TYPE OF MICROSPHERES
SUMMARY OF GLOBAL MARKET BY MICROSPHERE TYPE

Chapter- 6: MICROSPHERES MARKET ANALYSIS BY REGION 10 $627   
NORTH AMERICAN MARKET
EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST MARKET
ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET
REST OF WORLD MARKET
SUMMARY OF GLOBAL MICROSPHERES MARKET BY REGION

Chapter- 7: CRITICAL PARAMETERS FOR SELECTION OF MICROSPHERES 6 $376   
COMPOSITION
SPECIFIC GRAVITY
CRUSH STRENGTH
WALL THICKNESS
PARTICLE SIZE AND PARTICLE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION
ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE
OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS
COLOR
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
COST LIMITATIONS
SPECIAL PROPERTIES
COMPETING PRODUCTS
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
LIMITATIONS

Chapter- 8: COMPANY PROFILES AND PRODUCT OVERVIEW 28 $1757   
3M CORP.
ASIA PACIFIC MICROSPHERES
AVEKA MANUFACTURING INC.
BANGS LABORATORIES INC.
BO KWANG CHEMICAL CO., LTD
BTG INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CELONOVA BIOSCIENCES INC.
CENOSTAR CORP.
COSPHERIC LLC
EKO EXPORT SA
EMD CHEMICALS PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
EMD MILLIPORE
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
EXPANCEL (AKZONOBEL)
FLORATECH
HENKEL
INDUCHEM AG
KOBO PRODUCTS
LIFE TECHNOLOGIES (FORMERLY A BRAND OF THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC)
LUMINEX CORP.
MERCK KGAA
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC.
MERZ NORTH AMERICA INC.
MOMENTIVE
MO-SCI CORP.
PHOSPHOREX
POLYMICROSPHERES
POLYSCIENCES INC.
PORAVER
POTTERS INDUSTRIES
PRIZMALITE INDUSTRIES INC.
SIGMUND LINDNER GMBH
SIRTEX MEDICAL INC.
SOVITEC
SPHEROTECH
SPIRIG PHARMA AG
SUNEVA MEDICAL INC.
SUNJIN CHEMICAL
TERUMO EUROPE
TRELLEBORG OFFSHORE BOSTON INC.

Chapter- 9: PATENTS FOR MICROSPHERE-RELATED TECHNOLOGY 12 $753   
FORMATION OF METAL NANOSPHERES AND MICROSPHERES
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING MICROSPHERES AND NON-IONIC CONTRAST AGENTS
METAL OXIDE OR SEMIMETAL OXIDE SPHERICAL BEADS, A PROCESS FOR MAKING, AND A PROCESS FOR USING
INJECTABLE AND SWELLABLE MICROSPHERES FOR TISSUE BULKING
GLASS MICROSPHERES COMPRISING SULFIDE, AND METHODS OF PRODUCING GLASS MICROSPHERES
MICROSPHERES AND THEIR METHODS OF PREPARATION
POLYMERIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING MICROSPHERES
MAGNETIC MICROSPHERES FOR USE IN FLUORESCENCE-BASED APPLICATIONS
SYSTEM, FORMULATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CERAMIC VACUUM MICROSPHERES
PREPARATION OF HOLLOW POLYMER MICROSPHERES
SUPER-MACROPOROUS POLYMERIC MICROSPHERES AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF
PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING SILICA MICROSPHERES
SWELLABLE AND DEGRADABLE MICROSPHERES
PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR THE PREPARATION OF HOLLOW MICROSPHERES COMPRISING CENTRIFUGAL ATOMIZATION
SUSTAINED-RELEASE MICROSPHERES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME
POROUS WALL HOLLOW GLASS MICROSPHERES AS A MEDIUM OR SUBSTRATE FOR STORAGE AND FORMATION OF NOVEL MATERIALS
HEAT-EXPANDABLE MICROSPHERES AND A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME
PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION OF MICROSPHERES FOR PREVENTING DIABETIC FOOT AMPUTATION
MICROSPHERES FOR ACTIVE EMBOLIZATION
MANUFACTURE OF MICROSPHERES USING A HYDROCYCLONE
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING MICROSPHERES
METHOD FOR PREPARING MICROSPHERES AND MICROSPHERES PRODUCED THEREBY
MICROSPHERES FOR TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS
EXPANDABLE MICROSPHERES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME
METHODS FOR PROCESSING MICROSPHERES
METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTINUOUSLY PREPARING MICROSPHERES, AND COLLECTION UNIT THEREOF
PAVEMENT MARKINGS, REFLECTIVE ELEMENTS, AND METHODS OF MAKING MICROSPHERES
HIGH GLASS TRANSITION TEMPERATURE ABSORBABLE MICROSPHERES
METHOD OF PROMOTING NEW TISSUE GROWTH AND/OR WOUND HEALING USING BIORESORBABLE DRESSING COMPRISING MICROSPHERES OR MICROPARTICLES
THERMALLY EXPANDED MICROSPHERES AND A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME
METHOD FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT COMPRISING INJECTION OF MICROSPHERES
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING AN AGGLOMERATION OF SOLID BEADS AND CEMENT TO THE INTERIOR OF A BONE IN ORDER TO FORM AN IMPLANT WITHIN THE BONE
LOW TEMPERATURE METHOD TO ENHANCE DETECTION OF MAGNETIC BEADS
TREATMENT OF MELT QUENCHED ALUMINOSILICATE GLASS SPHERES FOR APPLICATION AS PROPPANTS VIA DEVITRIFICATION PROCESSES

List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 1 : MICROSPHERE MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS
Table 2 : SELECTED BENEFITS OF MICROSPHERES
Table 3 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY REGION, 2015
Table 4 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY REGION, 2020
Table 5 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 6 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY RAW MATERIAL, 2015
Table 7 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY RAW MATERIAL, 2020
Table 8 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2020
Table 9 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, 2015
Table 10 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, 2020
Table 11 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 12 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY REGION, 2015
Table 13 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY REGION, 2020
Table 14 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 15 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY RAW MATERIAL, 2015
Table 16 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY RAW MATERIAL, 2020
Table 17 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2020
Table 18 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY APPLICATION, 2015
Table 19 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY APPLICATION, 2020
Table 20 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 21 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN THE LIFE SCIENCES BY REGION, 2015
Table 22 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN THE LIFE SCIENCES BY REGION, 2020
Table 23 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN THE LIFE SCIENCES BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 24 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN THE LIFE SCIENCES BY RAW MATERIAL, 2015
Table 25 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN THE LIFE SCIENCES BY RAW MATERIAL, 2020
Table 26 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN THE LIFE SCIENCES BY RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2020
Table 27 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY REGION, 2015
Table 28 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY REGION, 2020
Table 29 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 30 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY RAW MATERIAL, 2015
Table 31 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY RAW MATERIAL, 2020
Table 32 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2020
Table 33 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY APPLICATION, 2015
Table 34 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY APPLICATION, 2020
Table 35 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 36 : BENEFITS OF MICROSPHERES IN PAINTS AND COATINGS
Table 37 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 38 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 39 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 40 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 41 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 42 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 43 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 44 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 45 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 46 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 47 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 48 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 49 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 50 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR OTHER MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 51 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 52 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY TYPE, 2015
Table 53 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY TYPE, 2020
Table 54 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 55 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 56 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 57 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 58 : EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 59 : EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 60 : EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 61 : ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 62 : ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 63 : ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 64 : REST OF WORLD MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2015
Table 65 : REST OF WORLD MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2020
Table 66 : REST OF WORLD MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 67 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY REGION, 2015
Table 68 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY REGION, 2020
Table 69 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 70 : POTTERS INDUSTRIES' PRODUCTS BY MARKET

List of Figures

Summary Figure : GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, 2014-2020

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