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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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Jan 19, 2018 | Product News

Biocompatible TPE for Use in Direct Contact of Blood & Medications by KRAIBURG TPE

KRAIBURG TPE has offered THERMOLAST® M TPE compounds that are approved for use in direct contact with blood and medications. TPE compounds of the THERMOLAST® M portfolio can be used for medical and...

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Jan 9, 2018 | Product News

SABIC Introduces Line of High-temperature Resistant Polycarbonate Copolymer Resins

SABIC has unveiled a new line of high-clarity, high-heat polycarbonate copolymer resins (softening temperatures as high as 190°C). LEXAN CXT resins can be used in electronics, healthcare, consumer &...

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Dec 4, 2017 | Product News

Teknor Apex’s New TPE – Efficient Alternative to PVC & Silicones for Face Masks

At MD&M West, Teknor Apex Company will introduce two new families of medical-grade thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for injection molded face masks. Medical OEMs choose Medalist as an alternative to...

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Nov 28, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New PEEK Used as Base Polymer in Osteoconductive Composite for Spinal Implants

PEEK is an attractive alternative to titanium for spinal implants because it shares similar modulus to bone, and its radio transparency allows for easy visualization in X-rays. Therefore, Solvay’s...

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Nov 15, 2017 | Product News

Fifth-generation 3D Printing Filament for Toughest Requirements: Perstorp/3D4makers

Perstorp and 3D4Makers have developed a new generation of high quality, high performance 3D printing filament designed to meet toughest requirements for a wide range of medical and manufacturing...

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Jan 15, 2018 | Product News

Supporting Changing Market Trends with Medical-grade TPE & PVC: Colorite/MD&M West

Colorite will be discussing changing market trends for medical device applications at MD&M West 2018. The company will be discussing its well-known polyvinyl chloride compound solutions, as well as...

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Dec 18, 2017 | Product News

US FDA Certifies Invibio’s PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA Enhanced Polymer-based Omnia Medical’s VBR

Omnia Medical VBR has been granted the first US FDA 510(k) clearance for a vertebral body replacement system manufactured from Invibio Biomaterial’s PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA Enhanced polymer. It is used in...

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Dec 1, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches 30% CF-reinforced Radiolucent PEEK for Implantable Devices

Solvay unveils Zeniva® ZA-600 CF30 PEEK, a 30 percent carbon fiber-reinforced, radiolucent polymer offered for implantable device applications. Unlike implantable metals, the new PEEK, with the...

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Nov 17, 2017 | Product News

WACKER Unveiled Non-Postcuring Liquid Silicone Rubber for Medical Tech. at Compamed

At COMPAMED, WACKER showcased its new ELASTOSIL® LR 5040 line of liquid silicone rubber grades. These silicone products fulfill the stringent regulatory requirements that apply to silicone articles...

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Oct 30, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches Medical-grade Specialty Polymers

Solvay has unveiled a broad portfolio of medical-grade specialty polymers for single-use biopharmaceutical manufacturing applications. Solvay’s portfolio aims to support the industry’s shift toward...

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