Highlights

The global market for microspheres was estimated to total nearly $2.2 billion in 2012 and is projected to increase to $2.4 billion in 2013; the market should total $4.4 billion by 2018 and have a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for of 12.6%. The Composites industry has been using microspheres as filler material for decades. This
segment totaled more than $1 billion in 2012. With a CAGR of 7%, it is expected to reach $1.1 billion in 2013 and more than $1.5 billion by 2018. The use of microspheres in medical technology is a relatively new and evolving industry that will see an estimated CAGR of 21.9% over the next five years .This segment had a market value of $593 million in 2012 and is expected to reach $719 million in 2013 and nearly $2 billion by 2018.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This report, Microspheres: Technologies and Global Markets, examines the 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. Our key objectives are to present a comprehensive analysis of the global market for microspheres, including a wide variety of types of microspheres available on the market, as well as relevant industries, technologies and applications.
To this end, this BCC report:
- Describes 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.
- Analyzes the demand for 2012 and 2013 and forecasts sales over the next five years by industry, type of microspheres, and geographic location.
- Describes 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.
- Provides detailed descriptions of major players in the market and their product portfolios.
- Identifies areas of the market that are expected to experience the highest growth in demand.
- Discusses the history and structure of the industry, technologies and factors influencing pricing, supply and demand.
- Reviews price trends and the relationship between price, quality, end-use application and functionality in the microsphere industry.
- Examines recent advances in technology, newly evolving markets and companies, as well other factors influencing supply.
REASONS FOR DOING 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 cost and improved product quality. Microspheres are currently used in a wide variety of industries ranging from medical devices to syntactic
foams. The swift pace of development creates a need for in-depth analysis that incorporates all the industries and global markets for microspheres and forecasts its direction through 2018.
SCOPE OF 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.
Detailed analysis and market forecasts are provided per industry, type of microsphere and geographic region through 2018. The report describes major players in the
industry and examines recent advances in technology, newly evolving markets and companies as well 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, often referred to as nanospheres.
- Particles of more than 1,000 microns in diameter, often referred to as balls or beads.
- Microcapsules, in which one material is used to encapsulate or form a shell around the other.
INTENDED AUDIENCE
This study will be of interest to manufacturers of microspheres in helping 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 how large the global market for microspheres is and how fast it is growing. The report should 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 many industries and many types of microspheres available on the market. It will be of interest to any
company involved in manufacturing or consumption of this material.
INFORMATION SOURCES
BCC studied more than 100 companies to obtain data for this study. Included were microsphere manufacturers, distributors and consumers. We analyze individual company revenues, product portfolios and growth through 2018. Interview data were combined 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 2012. Market projections were developed for 2013 through 2018. The projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the primary contacts combined with BCC’s understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.

Table Of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2
SCOPE OF REPORT 3
INTENDED AUDIENCE 3
INFORMATION SOURCES 4
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 4
RELATED BCC REPORTS 4
BCC ONLINE SERVICES 4
DISCLAIMER 5
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 7
SUMMARY 7
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 8
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY,
2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS) 8
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 10
DEFINITION OF MICROSPHERES 10
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 10
TABLE 1 MICROSPHERE MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS 11
HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRY 13
ADVANTAGES OF MICROSPHERES 13
BALL BEARING EFFECT 14
HIGHER FILLER LOADING 14
SURFACE QUALITY 14
WEIGHT REDUCTION 14
TABLE 2 TYPICAL BENEFITS OF MICROSPHERES 15
PRICING STRUCTURE 15
CHAPTER 4 MARKET ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY 18
COMPOSITES INDUSTRY 18
SYNTACTIC FOAMS 19
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 20
Thermosets 20
Panel Systems 20
Cement Additives 20
Flooring, Grouts and Caulk 21
OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION 21
TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRY 22
INDUSTRY FORECAST 23
North America 23
Europe/Africa/Middle East 23
Asia-Pacific 23
Latin America 24
GLOBAL MICROSPHERE MARKET FOR COMPOSITES BY REGION, MATERIALS
AND APPLICATIONS 24
Global Composite Market by Geographic Region 24
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 24
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 24
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 24
Global Composite Market by Raw Material 25
TABLE 6 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY RAW MATERIAL,
2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 25
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY RAW MATERIAL,
2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 25
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY
RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 26
Global Composite Market by End-Use Application 26
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 26
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 27
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY
END-USE APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 27
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY: TREATMENTS, DEVICES AND DIAGNOSTICS 27
FILLERS FOR SOFT AND HARD TISSUE: COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE
SURGERY AND UROLOGY 28
EMBOLIZATION THERAPIES 29
DRUG DELIVERY VEHICLES: CANCER TREATMENTS 30
MEDICAL DEVICES 31
TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRY 32
INDUSTRY FORECAST 33
GLOBAL MICROSPHERE MARKET FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BY REGION,
MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS 34
Global Medical Technology Market by Geographic Region 34
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 34
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 35
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 35
Global Medical Technology Market by Raw Material 35
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY RAW MATERIAL,
2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 35
TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY RAW MATERIAL,
2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 36
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY RAW
MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 36
Global Medical Technology Market by End-Use Application 37
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 37
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 37
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY
END-USE APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 37
LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY 38
COATINGS IN LIFE SCIENCES 40
TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRY 40
INDUSTRY FORECAST: 41
GLOBAL MICROSPHERE MARKET FOR LIFE SCIENCES BY REGION,
MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS 42
Global Life Sciences Market by Geographic Region 42
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 42
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 42
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 43
Global Life Sciences Market by Raw Material 43
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY RAW
MATERIAL, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 43
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY RAW
MATERIAL, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 43
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY
RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 43
PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRY 44
TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRY 46
INDUSTRY FORECAST 47
GLOBAL MICROSPHERE MARKET FOR PERSONAL CARE BY REGION,
MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS 48
Global Personal Care Market by Geographic Region 48
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 48
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE,
BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 49
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE,
BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 49
Global Personal Care Market by Raw Material 50
TABLE 30 2013 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY RAW
MATERIAL, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 50
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY RAW
MATERIAL, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 50
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE,
BY RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 51
Global Personal Care Market by End-Use Application 51
TABLE 33 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 51
TABLE 34 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 51
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE,
BY END-USE APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 52
SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES 52
OTHER INDUSTRIES 52
ADDITIVES/SPECIALTY CHEMICALS/MATERIALS 53
PAINTS 53
COATINGS 55
TABLE 36 BENEFITS OF MICROSPHERES IN PAINTS AND COATINGS 55
EMI SHIELDING 56
TECHNICAL TEXTILES AND NONWOVEN 57
LEATHER 57
PRINTING INKS 57
REFRACTORY 57
AEROSPACE 58
SPACERS 58
RETROREFLECTIVE/HIGHWAY SAFETY 58
CONSUMER PRODUCTS 59
EXPLOSIVES 59
GRINDING AND DISPERSION MEDIA 59
Paint and Coatings Industry 59
Ceramic Industry 59
Pest Control 60
Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 60
BLASTING APPLICATIONS 60
CHAPTER 5 MARKET ANALYSIS BY TYPE OF MICROSPHERES 62
OVERVIEW OF MICROSPHERES 62
SOLID GLASS MICROSPHERES 62
PRIMARY APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS 62
Fillers for Plastics 62
Retroreflective Media 63
Blasting and Grinding Media 63
Medicine and Life Sciences 64
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 64
HOLLOW GLASS MICROSPHERES 64
PRIMARY APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS 64
Lightweight Filler 65
MANUFACTURING PROCESS 66
SOLID POLYMER MICROSPHERES 67
APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS 67
Polyethylene Microspheres 67
Eco-friendly Manufacturing 67
Safety of Polyethylene in Cosmetics 67
PMMA Microspheres 68
Polystyrene Microspheres 68
Polyamide (Nylon) Microspheres 69
Acetal Microspheres 69
Polytetrafluoroethylene/Teflon (PTFE) Microspheres 69
Polypropylene Microspheres 69
Biodegradable Microspheres 69
Fluorescent Microspheres 70
Opaque Microspheres 71
Colored Microspheres 71
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 72
Emulsion Polymerization 72
Spray Drying Process 73
Prilling/Melt Spraying 74
HOLLOW POLYMER MICROSPHERES 74
PRIMARY APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS 74
MANUFACTURING PROCESS 76
HOLLOW CERAMIC MICROSPHERES 76
PRIMARY APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS 76
Lightweight Filler 77
Low Density 77
High Melting Point 77
Low Thermal Conductivity 78
Low Oil Absorption 78
Inertness 78
Hardness 78
Electrical Properties 78
Good Packing Factor 79
Typical Applications 79
MANUFACTURING PROCESS 80
SOLID CERAMIC MICROSPHERES 81
PRIMARY APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS 81
Silica Microspheres 81
Zirconium Oxide Microspheres 82
Aluminum Oxide Microspheres 82
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 83
METAL, METAL-COATED MICROSPHERES 83
METAL 83
METAL-COATED MICROSPHERES 84
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 85
MAGNETIC MICROSPHERES 85
PARAMAGNETIC MICROSPHERES 86
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 87
Mechanical Attrition 87
Nozzle Reactor Systems 87
SPECIALTY COATINGS FOR MICROSPHERES 88
SURFACE TREATMENT 88
IRON OXIDE COATING 88
TITANIA COATING 89
FLOW VISUALIZATION COATING 89
GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST BY TYPE OF MICROSPHERES 89
CERAMIC MICROSPHERES 89
TABLE 37 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 90
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 90
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 90
GLASS MICROSPHERES 91
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 91
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 92
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 92
POLYMER MICROSPHERES 92
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 93
TABLE 44 GLOBAL MARKET FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 93
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 94
SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES 94
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 94
TABLE 47 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 95
TABLE 48 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 95
CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL MARKET ANALYSIS BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION 97
NORTH AMERICAN MARKET 97
TABLE 49 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA, 2013 ($
MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 98
TABLE 50 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA, 2018 ($
MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 99
TABLE 51 MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, IN NORTH
AMERICA THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 99
EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST MARKET 99
TABLE 52 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN EUROPE, AFRICA AND
MIDDLE EAST, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 100
TABLE 53 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN EUROPE, AFRICA AND
MIDDLE EAST, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 100
TABLE 54 MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, IN EUROPE,
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 101
ASIA-PACIFIC REGION MARKET 101
TABLE 55 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION,
2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 102
TABLE 56 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION,
2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 102
TABLE 57 MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, IN ASIA-PACIFIC
REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 103
THE REST OF THE WORLD MARKET 103
TABLE 58 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN THE REST OF THE WORLD,
2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 104



TABLE 59 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN THE REST OF THE WORLD,
2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 104
TABLE 60 MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, IN THE REST OF
THE WORLD, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 105
GLOBAL MARKET BY REGION SUMMARY 105
TABLE 61 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2013
($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 106
TABLE 62 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2018
($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 106
TABLE 63 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 106
GLOBAL MARKET BY INDUSTRY SUMMARY 107
TABLE 64 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, 2013 ($ MILLIONS,
% MARKET SHARE) 107
TABLE 65 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, 2018 ($ MILLIONS,
% MARKET SHARE) 108
TABLE 66 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 108
CHAPTER 7 SELECTION OF MICROSPHERES: CRITICAL PARAMETERS 110
COMPOSITION 110
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 110
CRUSH STRENGTH 110
WALL THICKNESS 111
PARTICLE SIZE AND PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION 111
ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE 112
OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS 112
COLOR 113
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 113
COST LIMITATIONS 114
SPECIAL PROPERTIES 114
COMPETING PRODUCTS 114
MICROSPHERES VS. TRADITIONAL FILLERS 114
MICROSPHERES VS. TRADITIONAL PIGMENTS 114
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: 115
LIMITATIONS 115
CHAPTER 8 COMPANY PROFILES AND PRODUCTS OVERVIEW 117
3M CORPORATION 117
ABC NANOTECH CO. LTD. 118
ASIA PACIFIC MICROSPHERES (APM) 118
AVEKA MANUFACTURING INC. 119
BANGS LABORATORIES INC. 119
BANGS LABORATORIES PRODUCTS 120
Non-functionalized and Functionalized Polymeric Microspheres 120
Dyed and Fluorescent Polymeric Microspheres 120
Magnetic Microspheres 120
Non-functionalized and Functionalized Silica Microspheres 120
BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC 120



BIOSPHERE MEDICAL INC. 121
BUM HAN COMMERCIAL CO., LTD 121
CENOSTAR CORPORATION 122
COSPHERIC LLC 122
ECO OIL ARGENTINA 123
EKO EXPORT SA 123
EMD CHEMICALS PERFORMANCE MATERIALS 124
EMD MILLIPORE 124
EXPANCEL (AKZONOBEL) 125
HENKEL 126
INDUCHEM AG 126
KOBO PRODUCTS 127
LIFE TECHNOLOGIES 127
LUMINEX CORPORATION 128
MERCK KGAA 129
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC 130
MOMENTIVE 131
MO-SCI CORPORATION 132
PHOSPHOREX 133
POLYMICROSPHERES 133
POLYSCIENCES INC. 134
PORAVER 135
POTTERS INDUSTRIES 135
TABLE 67 POTTERS INDUSTRIES MARKETS AND PRODUCTS 136
PRIZMALITE INDUSTRIES INC. 137
SIGMUND LINDNER GMBH 138
SPHEROTECH 138
SUNEVA MEDICAL INC. 139
SUNJIN CHEMICAL 139
TAGRA BIOTECHNOLOGIES 139
TRELLEBORG OFFSHORE BOSTON, INC. 140
CHAPTER 9 ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY 142
THERMALLY FOAMABLE MICROSPHERE AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF 142
MICROSPHERE-BASED COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING AND/OR REVERSING
NEW-ONSET AUTOIMMUNE DIABETES 142
PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MICROSPHERE WITH USE OF METAL SUBSTRATE
HAVING THROUGH-HOLE 142
USE OF MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEMS IN THE DETECTION OF TARGET ANALYTES
USING MICROSPHERE ARRAYS 143
SODIUM ALGINATE MICROSPHERE VASCULAR EMBOLUS CONTAINING
WATER-SOLUBLE DRUG AND PREPARATION AND APPLICATION THEREOF 143
MICROSPHERE-BASED MATERIALS WITH PREDEFINED 3D SPATIAL AND
TEMPORAL CONTROL OF BIOMATERIALS, POROSITY AND/OR BIOACTIVE
SIGNALS
144
METHOD FOR PREPARING A BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MICROSPHERE
CONTAINING A GLUCOSE-REGULATING PEPTIDE 144
MICROSPHERE PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION 144



FOURIER SCATTERING METHODS FOR ENCODING MICROBEADS AND METHODS
AND APPARATUS FOR READING THE SAME 145
ASSAYS EMPLOYING RANDOMLY DISTRIBUTED MICROBEADS WITH ATTACHED
BIOMOLECULES 145
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
146
LOW TEMPERATURE METHOD TO ENHANCE DETECTION OF MAGNETIC BEADS 146
METHOD FOR DETECTING REDISPERSION OF BEADS 146
MATRIX MATERIAL INCLUDING AN EMBEDDED DISPERSION OF BEADS FOR A
LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE 147
FINE COMPOSITE METAL PARTICLES AND THEIR PRODUCTION METHOD,
MICRO-BODIES, AND MAGNETIC BEADS 147
REFLECTIVE POLARIZER WITH MICRO-BEADS AND BLUE COLORANT 147
AGGLOMERATED RETROREFLECTIVE BEADS FOR HIGHWAY MARKING AND
METHODS FOR FABRICATION AND USE THEREOF 147
METHOD FOR MEASUREMENT OF VERY SMALL LOCAL MAGNETIC FIELDS, IN
PARTICULAR FOR MEASUREMENT OF LOCAL MAGNETIC STRAY FIELDS
PRODUCED BY MAGNETIC BEADS, AND AN ASSOCIATED DEVICE FOR CARRYING
OUT THE METHOD
148
RESOL BEADS, METHODS OF MAKING THEM AND METHODS OF USING THEM 148
ULTRA-SENSITIVE DETECTION OF MOLECULES OR PARTICLES USING BEADS OR
OTHER CAPTURE OBJECTS 148
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL MAGNETIC BEADS ANALYSIS 149
CARBON BEADS WITH MULTIMODAL PORE SIZE DISTRIBUTION 149
USING POPULATIONS OF BEADS FOR THE FABRICATION OF ARRAYS ON
SURFACES 150
PACKABLE CERAMIC BEADS FOR BONE REPAIR 150
GRINDING BEADS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME 150
METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYMER BEADS OF UNIFORM SIZE 151
APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ANALYSIS AND SORTING OF PARTICLES SUCH
AS POLYMER BEADS 151
METHOD AND DEVICE FOR USE OF HOLLOW SPHERES IN A COMPOSITE
MATERIAL 151
TREATMENT OF MELT QUENCHED ALUMINOSILICATE GLASS SPHERES FOR
APPLICATION AS PROPPANTS VIA DEVITRIFICATION PROCESSES 152
PREPARATION OF SILVER SPHERES BY THE REDUCTION OF SILVER POLYAMINE
COMPLEXES 152
PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING INORGANIC SPHERES 152
HIGHLY DIFFRACTING, COLOR SHIFTING, POLYMERIZED CRYSTALLINE
COLLOIDAL ARRAYS OF HIGHLY CHARGED POLYMER SPHERES, PAINTS AND
COATINGS AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING THE SAME
153


LIST OF TABLES
TABLE HEADING PAGE NO.
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 8
TABLE 1 MICROSPHERE MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS 11
TABLE 2 TYPICAL BENEFITS OF MICROSPHERES 15
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 24
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 24
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 24
TABLE 6 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY RAW MATERIAL,
2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 25
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY RAW MATERIAL,
2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 25
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY RAW
MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 26
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 26
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 27
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN COMPOSITES, BY
END-USE APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 27
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 34
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 35
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 35
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY RAW MATERIAL,
2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 35
TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY RAW MATERIAL,
2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 36
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY RAW
MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 36
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 37
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARES) 37
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN MEDICINE, BY
END-USE APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 37
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 42
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 42
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 43
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY RAW
MATERIAL, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 43
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY RAW
MATERIAL, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 43


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TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN LIFE SCIENCES, BY
RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 43
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 48
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 49
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 49
TABLE 30 2013 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY RAW
MATERIAL, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 50
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY RAW
MATERIAL, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 50
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY
RAW MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 51
TABLE 33 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 51
TABLE 34 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY END-USE
APPLICATION, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 51
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES IN PERSONAL CARE, BY
END-USE APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 52
TABLE 36 BENEFITS OF MICROSPHERES IN PAINTS AND COATINGS 55
TABLE 37 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 90
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 90
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR CERAMIC MICROSPHERES, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 90
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 91
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 92
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR GLASS MICROSPHERES, THROUGH 2018
($ MILLIONS) 92
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 93
TABLE 44 GLOBAL MARKET FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 93
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR POLYMER MICROSPHERES, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 94
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 94
TABLE 47 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, %
MARKET SHARE) 95
TABLE 48 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR SPECIALTY MICROSPHERES, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 95
TABLE 49 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA, 2013 ($
MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 98
TABLE 50 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA, 2018 ($
MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 99
TABLE 51 MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, IN NORTH
AMERICA THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 99


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TABLE 52 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN EUROPE, AFRICA AND
MIDDLE EAST, 2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 100
TABLE 53 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN EUROPE, AFRICA AND
MIDDLE EAST, 2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 100
TABLE 54 MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, IN EUROPE,
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 101
TABLE 55 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION, 2013
($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 102
TABLE 56 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION, 2018
($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 102
TABLE 57 MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, IN ASIA-PACIFIC
REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 103
TABLE 58 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN THE REST OF THE WORLD,
2013 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 104
TABLE 59 MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY IN THE REST OF THE WORLD,
2018 ($ MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 104
TABLE 60 MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES BY INDUSTRY, IN THE REST OF
THE WORLD, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 105
TABLE 61 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2013 ($
MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 106
TABLE 62 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2018 ($
MILLIONS, % MARKET SHARE) 106
TABLE 63 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MICROSPHERES, BY GEOGRAPHIC
REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 106
TABLE 64 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, 2013 ($ MILLIONS,
% MARKET SHARE) 107
TABLE 65 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, 2018 ($ MILLIONS,
% MARKET SHARE) 108
TABLE 66 GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2018 ($
MILLIONS) 108
TABLE 67 POTTERS INDUSTRIES MARKETS AND PRODUCTS 136


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FIGURE TITLE PAGE NO.
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES, BY INDUSTRY, 2012-2018
($ MILLIONS) 8

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