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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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Mar 29, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys/Ambionics Reach Breakthrough: Create Unique 3D Printed Child Prosthetic

Stratasys has recently announced that its multi-material, multi-color PolyJet 3D printing technology has enabled Ambionics to create cost-effective fully-functioning 3D printed unique hydraulic...

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Mar 24, 2017 | Article

Plastics Reshaping Wearable Medical Devices

By Sasikiran Maddali

Metals and ceramics are prevalent in the medical industry. However, the unique properties of polymeric materials and their blends exhibit potential as better replacements for conventional...

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Mar 22, 2017 | Product News

RTP Company Develops Laser-Markable Thermoplastic Compounds for Medical Devices

RTP Company has developed Laser-Markable Compounds, a series of thermoplastic compounds formulated specifically for allowing high contrast marks and images to be added to an application via laser...

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Mar 20, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik's PEEK Helps Tissue-to-bone Re-attachment with Fewer Suture Anchors

Evonik’s VESTAKEEP® PEEK was selected as the material of choice for use in the KATORTM Suture Anchor System, which has been used in its first surgical cases in rotator cuff repair and Achilles...

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Mar 3, 2017 | Product News

ELIX Polymers Develops Optimized ABS Grades for 3D Printing

ELIX Polymers has developed additional specialty grades of ABS optimized for 3D printing. The portfolio includes tailored ABS grades for automotive, aerospace, E&E, healthcare and food contact...

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Mar 24, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman’s Copolyester Provides Clarity & Toughness to Toothbrushes

Matador Toothbrush is counting on Eastman’s Eastar™ GN007 copolyester to be part of its future success as it expands to global markets — especially healthy and growing consumer markets that are...

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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPSU Offers Cost-effective Metal-replacement Option for Sterile Instruments

Solvay has announced that SciCan has chosen its metal-replacing, transparent Radel® PPSU, having heat deflection temperature of 207°C, to imbue its revolutionary and cheaper reusable SALUS® ...

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Mar 20, 2017 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2017: Strong Focus on Hi-tech Plastics & Green Packaging Solutions

CHINAPLAS 2017 is an end-user-oriented trade fair focusing on "Intelligent Manufacturing, High-tech Materials and Green Solutions". Automotive, E&E, medical, B&C, packaging, information technology...

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Mar 17, 2017 | Industry News

DSM’s First Ever Black Medical Fiber Makes Complex High Strength Sutures Easier

DSM Biomedical has recently unveiled Dyneema Purity Black fiber, the first and only black ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) medical fiber which is 15 times stronger than steel for...

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Mar 1, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro’s Polycarbonate-based Durable Oxygenators Ensure Safety for Patients

Covestro’s glass-like clear Makrolon® 2458 Polycarbonate has been selected as ideal material for membrane oxygenators. Covestro’s polycarbonate makes oxygenators safe and durable and ensures...

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