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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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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

3D Printed Self-expandable Polymer Stents with Biodegradation Capacity

A new study demonstrates proof-of-concept for combining computational design and simulation tools with 3D printing technology to produce self-expandable polymer stents that can grow with pediatric...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Leapfrog Bolt 3D Printer Successfully Prints Using Plastic Polypropylene Filament

Leapfrog 3D Printers together with Verbatim have succeeded in printing polypropylene on the Bolt. Common uses of PP are in automotive, medical, packaging and household goods. Verbatim filament...

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

Metal-replacing Glass-filled PC from Trinseo Fills Need of Medical Devices

Alternative to metal and higher cost plastics, Trinseo’s glass-filled CALIBRE™ 5000 polycarbonate resins are in increased demand for medical device applications. Glass-filled resins can be custom...

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Apr 25, 2017 | Industry News

Innovative Antimicrobial Silicone by KTU Scientists: Discussions with Investors to Start Soon

Researchers develop silicone that has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. It can be used in hospitals, health care centers and in other...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

Dow Advances Strategic Innovation Agenda with Silicone Investments in Saudi Arabia

Dow Chemical Company has recently signed agreement for silicones investments in Saudi Arabia. The proposed silicones investment will gear towards markets such as automotive, medical devices, home...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro Brings Polyurethane & Polycarbonate Options for Industrial 3D Printing

Covestro is bringing new material options to the 3D printing industry based on its polyurethane and polycarbonate chemistries. New product technologies will be ideal for medical, electrical and...

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May 19, 2017 | Industry News

Medical-packaging Films by Toray for Gamma Irradiation Sterilization Applications

Toray has introduced polyester films for use in gamma irradiation sterilization packaging applications. New GA films provide superior retention of tensile and optical properties for up to two years...

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May 5, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys Advances Custom Foot Orthotics with Large-scale 3D Printing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has collaborated with Peacocks Medical Group to maximize 3D printing for large-scale production of custom foot orthotics. Stratasys Direct is giving millions of new...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

Implantable PEEK-based JUVORA™ Dental Disc Secures FDA Clearance

JUVORA™ dental disc, an alternative to metal prosthetic devices, has received the US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for expanded indications. Indications for use in the United States...

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