The global healthcare market purchases about 30,000 tons of silicone products each year, which are used in a broad range of medical devices, specialized medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals.
The medical device sector is highly innovative and ever-changing and employs more than 1 million people globally. More than 2.4 million people are employed in the top ten largest markets in the pharmaceutical industry.
Because silicones are well tolerated by the human skin and body, they help:
- Facilitate healing
- Improve the appearance of existing scars
- Reduce discomfort
- Reduce patient risk
- Enable life enhancing devices
- Contribute towards various innovations
The below video from CES – Silicones Europe shows how silicones enhance comfort for prosthetics users: