According to BCC Research (Norwalk, CT) the demand for coatings used on medical devices are expected to rise from the current global sales of $2.96 to $5.31 billion by the year 2010. The fields like cardiovascular medicine, Dentistry, General and plastic surgery, hospitals, Radiology and Orthopedics would fuel the demand, the report says. The demand for Alloy-based ant microbial coatings especially silver is expected to increase sharply. BCC report indicated an “emerging demand” for energy-absorbing, energy-emitting, and reflective coatings.