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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 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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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

Tekni-Films’ Copolyester Series: A PETG Alternative for Medical Tray Packaging

The latest in rigid packaging materials for medical device applications will be featured by Tekni-Films at HealthPack 2017. Highlight will be copolyester film series - a cost effective alternative...

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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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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

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 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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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

VELOX to Distribute Repsol’s Medical Polyolefins for Pharma Packaging & Devices

VELOX will be distributing USP/EP-compliant medical polyolefins of the new Repsol Healthcare® brand – Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE) and Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) - for pharmaceutical...

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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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