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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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Nov 21, 2016 | Industry News

Biodegradable PLGA Polymer Capacity Expansion by Evonik in USA & Germany

Evonik has announced to expand its production facilities for biodegradable PLGA (poly-lactic-glycolic-acid) copolymers used to manufacture bioresorbable medical devices, under brand names RESOMER® &...

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Nov 18, 2016 | Product News

New Self-adhesive LSR with Low-friction Surface from WACKER at COMPAMED

At COMPAMED medical-technology trade fair, WACKER has unveiled self-adhesive liquid silicone rubber (LSR) that has a low coefficient of friction. This cost-effective transparent grade is USP...

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Nov 10, 2016 | Industry News

Medical-grade PARA by Solvay Facilitates Surgical Instrument for Adenoids & Tonsils

Solvay has announced at K 2016 that its metal-replacing medical-grade Ixef® GS-1022 polyarylamide (PARA) resin facilitated the development of Elasso Surgical Instruments’ new, single-use...

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Oct 28, 2016 | Product News

Next-Gen Styrenic Copolymer Composite from INEOS Styrolution at K 2016

INEOS Styrolution presented StyLight, its first thermoplastic composite based on styrenic polymers, at K 2016. Automotive, electronics, medical and sport industry are StyLight’s targeted markets...

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Oct 26, 2016 | Product News

Trinseo Launches PS & PP Products at K 2016 for Different Markets

Trinseo is showcasing three new industry-changing product releases at K show 2016, setting new performance standards in home appliances, automotive and medical applications. New polymers offer...

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Nov 18, 2016 | Product News

New 3D Printable Silicone Rubber by Dow Corning & RepRap at formnext 2016

Dow Corning in collaboration with RepRap has unveiled Dow Corning® LC-3335 3D Printable Silicone Rubber at formnext 2016. New grade expands design options in automotive, healthcare, cookware...

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Nov 15, 2016 | Industry News

Amcor Acquires Sonoco’s Global Plastics Blow Molding Business in North America

Amcor Rigid Plastics has completed the acquisition of Sonoco’s Global Plastics blow molding business in North America to strengthen its customer value proposition in the pharmaceutical, personal...

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Nov 7, 2016 | Industry News

Film and Closure Liners by Tekni-Plex for Pharma & Medical Device Packaging at Pack Expo

Tekni-Plex is exhibiting the latest film and closure liner offerings for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging at Pack Expo, Chicago, November 6-9, Booth W-880. Company is also discussing...

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Oct 27, 2016 | Industry News

Anti-counterfeiting Solution for Plastic Medical Devices by Clariant/SICPA

Clariant has joined forces with SICPA SA to launch PLASTIWARD™, a robust integrated protection for plastic pharmaceutical packaging/medical devices. This in-plastic brand protection solution helps...

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Oct 24, 2016 | Industry News

WACKER Awards New 3D Printing Technique for Silicone Rubber Parts Production

WACKER has recently conferred “Alexander Wacker Innovation Award” on researchers for their development of new 3D printing tech. to produce silicone rubber parts for automotive, medical and aerospace...

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