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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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May 19, 2017 | Article

How Plastics Can Boost 3D Printing of Medical Devices

By Vishal Parekh

In the recent years, 3D printing technology has gained phenomenal traction in the medical and healthcare industry. The medical industry is seeing mushrooming applications of 3D printing, such as...

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Mar 23, 2016 | Article

Updated ISO 13485 for Medical Devices: What is Changing?

By Eamonn Hoxey

ISO 13485 defines requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for regulatory purposes for organizations involved in the supply chain and lifecycle of medical devices. The third edition of...

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Jan 30, 2015 | Article

Biopolymers' Overview - Types, Synthesis, Properties, Innovations and Key Players

By Donald Rosato

There are two main types of biopolymers: those that come from living organisms; and, those which need to be polymerized but come from renewable resources. Both types are used in the production of...

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May 1, 2014 | Article

Can PVC survive after concerns on phthalates?

The move towards phthalate-free polymers keeps going on in the Medical Industry, as well as in many other sectors. Started more than a decade ago, it is now a matter of fact "phthalate-free" has...

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Jan 20, 2014 | Article

K2013 Review: Our Selection of Breakthrough Materials and Designs

By Thibaud Deleger

Once again the Kunststoffe International Exhibition, which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, was an undisputed success for the Plastics & Rubber Industry. With 218,000 trade visitors the famous K...

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Mar 24, 2017 | Article

Plastics Reshaping Wearable Medical Devices

By Sasikiran Maddali

Metals and ceramics are prevalent in the medical industry. However, the unique properties of polymeric materials and their blends exhibit potential as better replacements for conventional...

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Mar 4, 2016 | Article

Medical: 5 Inspiring Metal Replacement Cases

By Donald Rosato

Plastics are highly successful in replacing metal in medical applications. They offer improved performance in tandem with lower systems cost. The global medical plastics market will reach a value...

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Sep 17, 2014 | Article

Electronic applications requiring more than Heat Dissipation: How can you fulfill their need?

By Mark DeMeuse

Thermal management has always been a major concern in the design of high frequency, high power electronic devices. For example, historically, in many power amplifier designs, the vast majority of...

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Feb 1, 2014 | Article

Automotive Interiors Voted as Market Requiring Highest Scratch Resistance Performance

As highlighted by the recent Click'N Vote of Omnexus, Automotive is voted as the market that requires highest scratch resistance performance. What comes first to mind, and this is confirmed by major...

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Jan 8, 2014 | Article

Silanes and Their Use with Boron Nitride Powders

By Donald McNally

In the Periodic Table, directly beneath carbon lies an element we seldom think about, even though it is all around us. That element is silicon. Its compounds account for more than 90% of the Earth's...

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