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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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May 19, 2017 | Industry News

Medical-packaging Films by Toray for Gamma Irradiation Sterilization Applications

Toray has introduced polyester films for use in gamma irradiation sterilization packaging applications. New GA films provide superior retention of tensile and optical properties for up to two years...

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May 12, 2017 | Product News

No More Constraints in PP Over-molding with Teknor Apex’s New Ultra-soft Medical TPE

Teknor Apex has launched two new series of Medalist® medical elastomers. New ultra-soft TPE gels are unique among TPEs in avoiding much of the tackiness that is typical with gels and overcoming...

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May 8, 2017 | Product News

Cutting-edge TPE for Life-style Products by KRAIBURG TPE at CHINAPLAS 2017

In response to an increasing demand for high-tech materials used in production of consumer electronics, automotive and medical industry KRAIBURG TPE will present its new cutting-edge VS/AD/HM series...

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May 5, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys Advances Custom Foot Orthotics with Large-scale 3D Printing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has collaborated with Peacocks Medical Group to maximize 3D printing for large-scale production of custom foot orthotics. Stratasys Direct is giving millions of new...

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Apr 25, 2017 | Industry News

Innovative Antimicrobial Silicone by KTU Scientists: Discussions with Investors to Start Soon

Researchers develop silicone that has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. It can be used in hospitals, health care centers and in other...

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May 19, 2017 | Article

How Plastics Can Boost 3D Printing of Medical Devices

By Vishal Parekh

In the recent years, 3D printing technology has gained phenomenal traction in the medical and healthcare industry. The medical industry is seeing mushrooming applications of 3D printing, such as...

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

Metal-replacing Glass-filled PC from Trinseo Fills Need of Medical Devices

Alternative to metal and higher cost plastics, Trinseo’s glass-filled CALIBRE™ 5000 polycarbonate resins are in increased demand for medical device applications. Glass-filled resins can be custom...

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May 5, 2017 | Product News

Colorite to Unveil TPE Compounds for Medical Devices at MD&M East

A new line of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds will be featured by Colorite, which is alternative to various rubber materials, PVC and phthalate-plasticized compounds, for medical device...

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May 1, 2017 | Product News

New PP Random Copolymer Resin by LyondellBasell for Healthcare Applications

LyondellBasell has recently introduced Purell RP320M, a new transparent polypropylene (PP) random copolymer that can be used in caps and closures, labware, flexible and rigid packaging of medical...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

Implantable PEEK-based JUVORA™ Dental Disc Secures FDA Clearance

JUVORA™ dental disc, an alternative to metal prosthetic devices, has received the US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for expanded indications. Indications for use in the United States...

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