Silicone is irreplaceable in medical applications
Silicone rubber is an important medical polymer material, mainly used in the field of medical catheters. The aging process of my country's population drives the demand for medical silicones, and the market share of high-end medical equipment is gradually expanding. In addition, the development of the medical beauty industry and artificial organs provides room for growth in the proportion of medical silicones in medical polymer materials.
From the perspective of the overall medical/personal care silicone market share, the medical/personal care silicone market size in 2020 will be around 4.5 billion yuan, and it is expected that the medical silicone market size will reach 18 billion yuan in 2025, with a CAGR of 20.99% in the next 5 years .
Organosilicon, that is, an organosilicon compound, refers to a compound that contains Si-O bonds and at least one organic group is directly connected to a silicon atom. The linked compounds are also considered as organosilicon compounds.
The metabolism of organisms requires the participation of organosilicon, and the chemical formula of such organosilicon is usually CH3(SiOH)3. Silicones play an important role in various body functions and are directly related to the absorption of minerals. The average human body has about seven grams of silicon, which far exceeds other important minerals such as iron. Iron and silicon are essential to the human body and play a very important role in maintaining normal metabolism.
Due to its inertness and excellent biocompatibility, silicone materials have unique and irreplaceable advantages in medical applications, and are being used by more companies in the medical field. From infusion tubing, cochlear implants, prosthetics to orthodontic dental molds, wound care, etc., silicone materials are actively protecting human health in various forms.