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In the past few decades, plastics have made health care simpler and less painful and made new techniques and prostheses possible. By focusing on hot concepts such as healthcare, surgical, medical products and packaging, biocompatible plastics products. The use of plastics have revolutionized the field of medicine making patients safer, and procedures simpler. Plastics have also contributed to a reduction in medical costs.

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Feb 15, 2017 | Industry News

PMMA Multilayer Films: Evonik Boosts Design Freedom with New Production Plant

Evonik has approved construction on a new production plant for high-quality flat films made from multi-layer polymethyl methacrylate. Multi-layered PMMA films are used in medical technology, window...

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

Pre-filled Syringes to Meet Low-volume Needs: Plas-Tech Establishes Equinox Medical

Plas-Tech Engineering Inc. has announced the formation of Equinox Medical LLC, a stand-alone business entity that manufactures glass-like pre-filled syringes from TOPAS COC for leading...

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Feb 8, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman's Regulation-compliant Copolyesters at MD&D West

Eastman Chemical Company is featuring its medical materials portfolio and a new testing protocol at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West trade show in Anaheim, California. Eastman’s...

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Feb 7, 2017 | Product News

Biodegradable Polymers for Medical Device from Evonik Receive ISO 13485 Certification

Evonik’s RESOMER® brand of biodegradable polymers for medical device (MD) applications is now certified to the ISO 13485 standard, which specifically governs MD products. The bio-absorbable polymers...

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Feb 7, 2017 | Product News

Skin Contact Biocompatibility: Covestro’s New Medical-grade PC+PBT Blend

To meet demand of preventing patients from HAIs, Covestro has developed a new PC blend that is appropriate for skin contact applications. For medical devices incorporating electronics, this...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Industry News

Patient-friendly Ventilation Systems with Covestro’s Makrolon Polycarbonate

Breathe Technologies Inc. utilizes Covesto’s transparent Makrolon® 2858 polycarbonate resin in its two portable, wearable ventilation systems. Covestro collaborated with Breathe Technologies...

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Feb 10, 2017 | Industry News

Stainless Steel Instruments Replaced by Covestro's Polycarbonate (Makrolon)

Bio2 Technologies is taking a novel approach for surgical procedure with plans to replace stainless steel instruments used in two implant applications with instruments made of Covestro’s...

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Feb 8, 2017 | Industry News

Wearable Medical Devices: Covestro Fixing & Electronics Embedding Solutions

Wearable patches—small electronic devices that are affixed to the skin is the top highlight at the Covestro booth at MD&M West Conference. At the show, Covestro is showcasing a prototype of a smart...

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Feb 7, 2017 | Industry News

Medical Devices Can Now Stand Hospital Disinfectants with PolyOne’s Rigid Vinyl

At MD&M West 2017, PolyOne is highlighting UltraMIST® Ultrasound Healing Therapy system from Alliqua BioMedical. The device housing features Resilience™ HC, a rigid vinyl formulation designed to...

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Feb 6, 2017 | Industry News

Reduction in Lead Time of Medical Devices with Putnam Plastics’ New Laser Machines

Putnam Plastics has expanded their capabilities to include advanced laser machining and state-of-the-art short pulse and ultrashort pulse laser technologies. This strategy will provide a reduction...

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