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Plastics & Elastomers
Medical
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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Mar 11, 2019 | Industry News

Glass-like Polymer Film for Bendable Smartphones & Health Monitoring Devices

Purdue University researchers are working to use a new polymer film, which could make smartphones more bendable, to create tailor-made sensors that could non-invasively monitor glucose levels, heart...

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Mar 1, 2019 | Product News

New Kind of Shape Memory Polymer Developed by Researchers

Researchers in the College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a material, a new kind of shape memory polymer (SMP) that could have major implications for health care...

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Feb 27, 2019 | Industry News

Engineers Develop Polymer Valves; Could Reduce Costs, Improve Invasive Procedures

NIBIB-funded engineers are designing and testing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. Polymer valves, refined by computer simulations are aimed at...

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Feb 27, 2019 | Industry News

Tekni-Films Features Latest In Rigid and Flexible Packaging Materials at HealthPack 2019

The latest in rigid and flexible packaging materials for medical device applications will be featured by Tekni-Films (Booth 13), a Tekni-Plex business, at HealthPack 2019, March 5-7, Hilton Portland...

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Feb 21, 2019 | Industry News

Invibio Launches JUVORA™ CAD/CAM Dental Disc Made from PEEK-OPTIMA™ in the US

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions is releasing its JUVORA™ dental disc made from PEEK-OPTIMA™ in the US, in Oyster White for the first time. PEEK does not contain high filler content and therefore does...

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Feb 21, 2019 | Industry News

Scientist Create Bone like Hybrid Polymer Twin by Combining UHMWPE and PEEK

Scientists from the Center of Composite Materials have created a hybrid cylindrical implant, in which core and shell are made of soft porous UHMWPE and hard non-porous PEEK respectively...

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Feb 19, 2019 | Industry News

Lubrizol Features Its New Lab for R& D on Polymers To Device Scale Up At MD&M West 2019

The Lubrizol Corporation's LifeSciences business features a new medical device applications lab. The lab that will focus on accelerated R&D, from polymers to device scale up and testing in a short...

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Feb 15, 2019 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPSU Offers Superior Sterilization Performance in Surgical Tray Over Metal

Solvay’s Radel® PPSU resin and its ability to withstand high pH cleaners during repeated sterilization cycles and high-temperature autoclaves (280°F (138°C)) helped Legacy Medical Solutions optimize...

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Feb 13, 2019 | Industry News

Tekni-Plex To Showcase Thermoplastic Medical Tubing Advances at Medical Japan

Tekni-Plex will showcase its latest medical tubing and material innovations at Medical Japan, from February 20-22, 2019 at INTEX Osaka. It will include medical silicone, micro-extruded and...

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Feb 12, 2019 | Product News

INEOS Added New Grade for Healthcare Industry: Styroflex® 4G80

INEOS Styrolution’s new grade for healthcare industry, Styroflex® 4G80, is specifically designed for medical tubing applications. Its key material properties include excellent bonding performance...

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