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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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Aug 26, 2020 | Industry News

New Flexible Composite-based Implantable Vessel with Real-time Monitoring Capability

Engineers from University of Wisconsin–Madison materials science have developed a new, 3D-printed artificial blood vessel that allows doctors and patients to keep tabs on its health remotely...

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Aug 19, 2020 | Industry News

Toyota Tsusho Provides Isolation Gowns to Medical Organizations in City of Nagoya

Toyota Tsusho Corporation announces that it has provided 10,000 sets of medical personal protective equipment (isolation gowns) to the City of Nagoya Health & Welfare Bureau. This is a part of the...

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Aug 6, 2020 | Industry News

Eastman & LAMINEX Donate Material and Production Resources to Create Face Shields

Eastman and LAMINEX donated material and production resources to create protective face shields for medical personnel working with COVID-19 patients in Mexico. Eastman donated 1.3 tons of Eastman...

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Aug 4, 2020 | Product News

Avient Launches Animal Derivative-free TPEs for Medical Devices

Avient Corporation announces the addition of eight new grades to its healthcare portfolio of Versaflex™ thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). The injection-moldable Versaflex™ HC 3810 series is...

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Jul 28, 2020 | Industry News

Ion Conducting Polymers Improve Neuromorphic Devices’ Performance

Researchers from Tohoku University and the University of Cambridge have discovered that adding an ion conducting polymer enhances neuromorphic device response time. Mixing polymers together results...

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Jul 27, 2020 | Product News

Nexa3D & Henkel Launch Polypropylene-like Resin for Medical Applications

Nexa3D and Henkel have announced the immediate commercial availability of xMED412, a polypropylene-like material that is ideal for manufacturing a variety of biocompatible, medical and wearable...

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Jul 23, 2020 | Product News

Polyplastics’ Copolymer for Medical Vials Gains Popularity Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Polyplastics reports a surge of interest for its TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. TOPAS COC has been a long-time material solution for medical syringes...

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Jul 23, 2020 | Industry News

Braskem Donates PP Filaments to Aid 3D Printing of Face Shields' Headbands

Braskem has donated 120 reels of plastic filaments for 3D printing and is supporting the work of 12 research centers in 3D printing in the states of Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and São...

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Jul 20, 2020 | Industry News

KRAIBURG TPE’s Thermoplastic Elastomers for Theranica’s Wearable Neuromodulators

Nerivio®, a novel wireless neuromodulation wearable from Theranica for drug-free acute treatment of migraine, features an electronic housing molded in a THERMOLAST® M custom-colored medical-grade...

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Jul 17, 2020 | Industry News

New Simplified & Cost-effective Pneumatic Ventilator Design to Fight COVID-19

The Smith College team has collaborated on a simplified, cost-effective, easily manufactured pneumatic ventilator design particularly tailored to COVID-19 patient needs...

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