The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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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Dec 5, 2016 | Product News

New Family of Medical-grade Thermoplastic Elastomers for Cast Films by Teknor Apex

New rubber-replacing and cost effective Medalist® thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) compounds from Teknor Apex are available as ready-to-use standard products in grades specifically designed for...

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Nov 24, 2016 | Industry News

Rigid Polymethacrylimide Foam Capacity Expansion by Evonik for Sandwich Composites

Evonik will invest in capacity expansion of ROHACELL® PMI Foam business at production site in Darmstadt, Germany. PMI foam is used in sandwich composites in automotive, electronics, medical...

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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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Nov 30, 2016 | Industry News

3D Printed Orthopedic Corsets and more Using WASP 3D Printers

One of the fields where 3D printing has given its best results, and where promising developments are going so far to be imagined in near future, is medical field and in particular Orthopedic...

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Nov 23, 2016 | Industry News

CBF Platform Expansion by Amcor for HDPE Pharma Bottles Production

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its compression blow forming platform with a new 20-cavity CBF machine for production of HDPE pharmaceutical bottles at Youngsville, N.C. facility. CBF20 takes...

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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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