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Plastics & Elastomers
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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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Oct 10, 2019 | Industry News

TSRC to Inaugurate Research Center for Polymer Compounds in China

TSRC Corporation has announced the grand opening of the Global Application Research Center at TSRC in Shanghai, China. It aims to accelerate collaboration of elastomer/polymer compounds and their...

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Oct 7, 2019 | Industry News

New Method to 3D Print Gels and Collagens to Develop Artificial Medical Implants

A new way of 3D printing soft materials such as gels and collagens offers a major step forward in the manufacture of artificial medical implants. Developed by researchers at the University of...

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Oct 1, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Self-sterilizing Elastic Polymer to Kill Superbugs

North Carolina State University researchers have reported that they have developed an elastic, self-sterilizing polymer able to kill a wide variety of superbugs, including methicillin-resistant...

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Sep 25, 2019 | Industry News

New Biopolymer-based Heart Valve Implanted in First Patient

Caltech researchers have helped to design a new generation of heart valves that are longer-lasting, cost less to manufacture, and are more biocompatible than options that are currently available to...

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Sep 20, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro to Present PU-based Medical Wearables at Compamed & Medica 2019

At the combined Compamed 2019 and Medica 2019 trade fairs, Covestro will present portable medical devics solutions based on polyurethane and an innovative wound care concept based on polycarbonate...

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Sep 18, 2019 | Industry News

New Multi-material 3D Printing Filament for Functional Biomedical & Robotic Devices

MIT researchers have developed a new 3D printing method containing Multi-material fiber to produce biomedical and robotic devices with embedded circuitry. This method uses thermally drawn fibers...

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Sep 16, 2019 | Industry News

INEOS Styrolution & Teel Plastics Develop Styrenic Copolymer-based Medical Tubing

INEOS Styrolution has developed a grade of styrene butadiene block copolymer - Styroflex® 4G80 - as an alternative material for tubing applications to traditional materials such as PVC used in the...

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Sep 11, 2019 | Industry News

New Method to Develop Terpenes-based Sustainable Polymers for 3D Printing & Medical

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of making organic polymers from the fragrant molecules found in conifers and fruit trees. The technique could lead to a new generation...

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Sep 6, 2019 | Industry News

Evonik Invests in Chinese Start-up Specializing in 3D Printed PEEK Medical Implants

Evonik Venture Capital has invested in a 3D-printing start-up, Meditool, in China. Evonik will supply high-performance polymer polymer PEEK for developing 3D printed PEEK medical implants. Meditool...

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Aug 29, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019: GN to Introduce New GN580 Thermoformer for Packaging Markets

GN Thermoforming Equipment will launch its new GN580 Thermoformer at the international trade show K 2019 to be held in Germany. The new form/cut/stack thermoformer is ideal for food, medical and...

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