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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Oct 18, 2017 | Product News

WACKER Showcases Non-Post Cure LSR for Baby Care, Food Contact & Medical Uses at Fakuma

At this year’s Fakuma international tradeshow for plastics processing, WACKER is showcasing its new liquid silicone rubber line ELASTOSIL® LR 5040. These grades feature excellent mechanical...

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Oct 13, 2017 | Industry News

Foster Corp. to Distribute Lotte’s ABS & PC for Medical Components in North America

Foster Corporation has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Lotte Advanced Materials’ Starex® acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and Infino® polycarbonate polymers for the North American...

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Oct 2, 2017 | Industry News

3D Printed Models Used to Train Surgeons & Reduce Surgery Time

A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. 3D printed...

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Sep 26, 2017 | Product News

Covestro to Present as Competent Partner for Medical Technology at Compamed 2017

At Compamed 2017, Covestro will be presenting itself as a key supplier of raw materials and partner to the medical technology sector. Highlights will be polycarbonates for wide range of...

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Sep 22, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel Introduces Fast-Curing Epoxy Prepreg for Low-Pressure Processing

Hexcel launches HexPly® M77HF epoxy prepreg that is specifically suited for fast curing at 300°F (149°C) with a minimum of 85 psi (6 bar). Typical applications include automotive parts, prosthetics...

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Oct 17, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PSU Replaces Metal in Sensor Housings for Biopharmaceutical Applications

Solvay has announced that its high-performance Udel® P-1700 polysulfone (PSU) polymer enabled PendoTECH to innovate biocompatible, transparent housings for a family of sensors targeting single-use...

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Oct 9, 2017 | Product News

New Styrenic for Healthcare by INEOS Styrolution at MEDTEC China

INEOS Styrolution presented its latest innovations for the healthcare industry at MEDTEC China 2017. Among the highlights were: K-Resin styrene-butadiene copolymers (SBC); Bio-compatibility...

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Sep 29, 2017 | Product News

Saint-Gobain Seals’ Fluoropolymers & PI Earn API 6A Specification for Oil & Gas Materials

Saint-Gobain Seals has received API 6A specification for nine of their most used oil and gas materials. With 160 hours of working at 200°C, these thermoplastics are also used in auto, medical &...

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Sep 26, 2017 | Product News

PolyVisions Launches Chemical-resistant HFFR Polyester for Demanding Applications

PolyVisions has announced the introduction of a durable, chemical-resistant, non-halogenated flame retardant (FR) material designed for automotive, medical equipment, electronics, transportation and...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Industry News

Global Expansion – SABIC Continues Growth with Polypropylene Ventures in Europe

SABIC invests in European sites: inaugurated a new PP pilot plant and announced new investment in PP extrusion facility. Automotive, healthcare, appliance and packaging will be the targeted markets...

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