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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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Jul 20, 2017 | Industry News

Medical Polymer Compounders Hold Potential to Drive Device Manufacturers Globally

Medical device manufacturers continue to push boundaries regarding the capabilities that their products can offer physicians and patients. Selecting right medical polymer compounder can support...

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Jun 28, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester Stands up to HAI in Medical Device Housings

Eastman has shared the results of new testing protocols proving that Eastman Tritan™ copolyester outperforms competing plastics used for medical device housings. Medical device housings made with...

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Jun 19, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman’s New Testing Method Enables Medical OEMs to Select Optimal Plastics

To help medical device manufacturers select plastic that withstands the full spectrum of disinfectants used to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAI), Eastman has introduced a simple four-step...

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Jun 9, 2017 | Industry News

Cost-effective Rigid & Flexible Packaging Materials by Tekni-Films: MD&M East

Latest in rigid and flexible packaging materials for medical device and pharmaceutical applications will be featured by Tekni-Films at MD&M East. Highlights would be copolyester films, cost...

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Jun 5, 2017 | Industry News

Ensinger Enhances Technology with Acquisition of “next composites”

Ensinger has taken over plastics processing company next composites. Acquisition will enhance Ensinger’s range of technologies for manufacturing components used in automotive, medical technology and...

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Jul 6, 2017 | Industry News

Tekni-Plex Invests in China Manufacturing Facility to Support Medical Device Market

Tekni-Plex, Inc. has announced a USD 15 million investment in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai. The investment reflects the growing needs of the...

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Jun 20, 2017 | Industry News

WACKER Opens Silicones R&D Center to Support Product Development in N. America

WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, officially opened its Silicones R&D Center located in Ann Arbor, MI. New R&D center for silicones will target electronics, health and medical care...

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Jun 12, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay's PSU Enables MTTS to Innovate Integrated Bubble CPAP Machine for Infants

Solvay has recently announced that its biocompatible Udel® P-1700 polysulfone (PSU) has helped MTTS Company Ltd. to innovate its new cost-effective Dolphin Bubble CPAP machine, which combines the...

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Jun 6, 2017 | Industry News

Kraton Opens HSBC Plant in Mailiao to Effectively Serve Growing Asian Market

Kraton has announced opening of 30 kiloton hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) plant for automotive, medical and film applications in Mailiao. New plant will enable Kraton to serve growing...

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May 31, 2017 | Industry News

Tight-tolerance Thermoplastic Microextrusion Tubing for Surgery by Natvar

A new tight-tolerance microextrusion medical tubing product line, made from thermoplastics and other highly-engineered materials, for neurovascular interventional therapies and surgical applications...

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