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Plastics & Elastomers


Use of plastics in the medical industry is not new, healthcare workers and patients are the frequent users of this safe and cost-effective material. From single-use plastic (syringes, catheters, tubing and pipes) to implants, plastics have replaced other material for good in recent times.

The safer and non-toxic packaging for medical products is also possible with the use of high-quality packaging films packed with a variety of properties. Various researchers are developing plastic implants that are least toxic to the patients with the help of natural polymers. In the past few decades, plastics have made health care simpler and less painful and made new techniques and prostheses possible.

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Jan 18, 2022 | Industry News

Arkema to Increase Global Manufacturing Capacity of Elastomers

Arkema will increase its global manufacturing capacity for Pebax® elastomers by approximately 25% through an investment at its Serquigny plant in France to support its customers’ strong growth, in...

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Jan 18, 2022 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Offers Sterilizable TPEs for Medical Equipment

KRAIBURG TPE offers its THERMOLAST® H TPE series of compounds for a variety medical and healthcare applications. The compounds meet the performance and structural criteria for clinical laboratory...

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Jan 3, 2022 | Industry News

Apollo Acquires Kem One, a European Polyvinyl Chloride Producer

Apollo announces that funds managed by its affiliates have completed the acquisition of Kem One Group from De Krassny. Kem One is a European producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), used mainly in...

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Dec 24, 2021 | Industry News

Teknor Apex and Hyperlight Develop Sustainable CSP System Using Recyclable Tubes

Teknor Apex partner Hyperlight Energy has developed an innovative concentrated solar power (CSP) system to sustainably and affordably decarbonize oil recovery. CSP projects usually look like massive...

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Dec 23, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC’s Polypropylene Material Finds Use in N95 Masks

The Saudi Mais Company has produced the N95 masks in collaboration with Demas Factory for Non-Woven Fabrics using SABIC’s polypropylene material. The company has obtained the necessary approvals...

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Dec 15, 2021 | Industry News

Stratasys Introduces 3D Printer for Part-to-Part Consistency in Dental Application

Stratasys introduces the newest printer in the company’s growing portfolio of 3D printing solutions for the dental industry, the Stratasys Origin® One Dental. The new printer is the second 3D...

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Dec 13, 2021 | Industry News

New Testing Method Easily Identifies Clinically Incompatible Biomaterials

A new way of testing biomaterials that could help to avoid a repeat of the vaginal mesh scandal, has been developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield...

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Dec 6, 2021 | Industry News

Amcor Opens Healthcare Packaging Facility in Singapore

Amcor announces the opening of its greenfield packaging facility in Tuas, Singapore. The dedicated healthcare packaging facility will address a current and future market need, as demand for...

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Dec 2, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Offers Soft Touch Thermoplastic Elastomers for Medical Equipment

KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® H is the ideal material solution for medical equipment, thanks to its excellent haptics and soft touch surface. It can be used for buttons, handles, grips, and other...

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Nov 24, 2021 | Product News

Arkema’s New High Rigidity PA11 for Demanding Medical Applications

Arkema launches a new high rigidity Advanced Bio-Circular polyamide 11 medical polymer intended to replace metal and traditional polymers in demanding medical applications...

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