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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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Dec 20, 2017 | Industry News

Teijin Limited to Integrate its Carbon Fiber Business in 2018

Teijin Limited has announced that it will integrate its subsidiary Toho Tenax, the carbon fibers business, in 2018. Integration will help to focus on healthcare, automotive and aircraft sectors by...

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Dec 15, 2017 | Industry News

Foster to Distribute Resirene’s SMMA Copolymers in US & Canadian Medical Markets

Foster Corporation has been appointed exclusive distributor of transparent Resirene CET® styrene methyl methacrylate (SMMA) copolymers for the United States and Canadian medical markets. Foster will...

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Dec 8, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PESU Expands Design Options for Apollo’s Medical Microtubing

Apollo offers medical microtubing extruded from Solvay’s medical-grade PESU. Veradel® HC A-301 NT PESU enables multi-lumen microtube configurations that stainless steel cannot achieve, is more...

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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 27, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers to Explore New Types of Plastics for More Biocompatible Medical Implants

EPSRC funds Imperial College London to develop new types of plastic-based medical implants that are less likely to be rejected by the body. The current drawback with conventional medical implants is...

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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 14, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys Unveils BioMimics to Produce Realistic 3D Printed Medical Models

Stratasys has recently unveiled BioMimics – a highly advanced capability to 3D print medical models that are engineered to meet demands of the industry’s leading hospitals, researchers and medical...

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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 22, 2017 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2018 to Facilitate Technological Innovations for Plastics & Rubber Industries

As a recognized platform to promote technological innovations in plastics & rubber industries, CHINAPLAS 2018 will address the latest needs of automotive, E&E, medical, IT & Telecom, packaging and...

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