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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 24, 2021 | Product News

Arkema’s New High Rigidity PA11 for Demanding Medical Applications

Arkema launches a new high rigidity Advanced Bio-Circular polyamide 11 medical polymer intended to replace metal and traditional polymers in demanding medical applications...

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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 27, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Introduces Thermoplastic Elastomers for Dental Mouthpieces

KRAIBURG TPE launches THERMOLAST® H TPE compounds ideal for use in dental mouthpiece applications, also known as dental mouth guards. The TPE compounds feature good durability, flexibility, and with...

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Oct 22, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Presents Polymers for High-purity Nonwovens and Hygiene Films at INDEX Expo

SABIC’s Hygiene & Healthcare segment is showcasing its extensive portfolio of SABIC PURECARES™ polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) polymers for high-purity nonwovens and hygiene films at INDEX...

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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 7, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE to Highlight Several TPE Innovations at Fakuma 2021

At Fakuma 2021 (Booth B5-5303) from October 12 to 16 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center, Germany, KRAIBURG TPE will put the spot on several TPE developments targeting critical challenges in the...

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Oct 6, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE to Launch Thermoplastic Elastomers for Asia Pacific Medical Market

KRAIBURG TPE has announced the launch of its new THERMOLAST® H product line and the line’s first HC/AP series. Designed exclusively for the Asia Pacific healthcare and medical device markets, the...

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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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