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Plastics & Elastomers
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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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Nov 15, 2021 | Industry News

Henkel and Nexa3D Sign Material Development Agreement for Functional Polymers

Henkel and Nexa3D announces the signing of a new material development agreement. This agreement builds upon the companies’ partnership and deepens their joint commitment to advancing the...

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Nov 9, 2021 | Industry News

BASF Opens New R&D Facility for Engineering Plastics in Korea

BASF opened a new Research & Development (R&D) facility at Ansan, Korea’s Engineering Plastics Innovation Center (EPIC). The new facility houses the combined R&D team and competencies from its...

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Nov 2, 2021 | Industry News

New 4D Printing Technique for Heat Shrinkable Printed Objects

A team of researchers at Fraunhofer CPM is significantly expanding the benefits by producing printed objects using so-called 4D printing. The newly developed 4D printing technology allows printed...

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Oct 7, 2021 | Industry News

New Antibacterial Polymeric Nanofiber Material for Wound Dressing

Researchers have developed a novel antibacterial material combining nonwoven nanotextile and unique compounds with antibacterial properties. Called NANO-LPPO, the new material can fulfill a wide...

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Oct 5, 2021 | Industry News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to Showcase IM Machine and Technologies at Fakuma 2021

At Fakuma 2021, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will present numerous new products showcasing itself as a competent machine partner and innovative and sustainable innovation driver. The trade fair presentation...

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Sep 30, 2021 | Industry News

New Biodegradable Polymeric Implant Material with Piezoelectric Properties

Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with their colleagues from the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and several some overseas universities have developed a polymeric material combining...

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Sep 24, 2021 | Industry News

New Zinc-embedded Nylon Fabric Successfully Inactivates COVID-19 Viruses

An international team of scientists and engineers from the University of Cambridge, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ResInnova Labs and Ascend Performance Materials has found that a...

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Sep 17, 2021 | Industry News

MRFR Predicts Elastomers Market to Reach USD 107.1 Bn by 2025

The elastomers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8 %, leading to revenue of potentially up to USD 107.1 billion by the end of 2025, according to a recent MRFR analysis in their report on the...

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Sep 15, 2021 | Industry News

DuPont to Enhance Its Healthcare Solutions Capability with Continued Investment

DuPont announces continued investment in its DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare Solutions capabilities and manufacturing capacity. Given the recent unprecedented supply chain pressure and market disruption...

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Sep 6, 2021 | Industry News

Twelve and LanzaTech Partner to Produce Polypropylene Using CO2 Emissions

Carbon transformation company Twelve and LanzaTech have partnered to transform CO2 emissions into polypropylene. Twelve’s carbon transformation technology converts CO2 into materials that are...

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