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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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Apr 16, 2019 | Industry News

Solvay’s PEEK Selected for First Non-metal Lumbar Cage for Japanese Medical Industry

Solvay’s Zeniva® PEEK was selected by KiSCO Co. for the first non-metal lumbar cage for vertical interbody fusion made in Japan. The performance properties of Zeniva® PEEK, including excellent...

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Apr 2, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019 Trade Fair Fully Booked: Over 3000 Exhibitors & 200K Visitors Expected

K 2019, The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, is fully booked. Over 3,000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries have registered and will occupy the entire exhibition grounds with...

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Mar 28, 2019 | Industry News

Saudi Aramco Inks USD 69.1 Bn Deal to Acquire 70% Majority Stake in SABIC

Saudi Aramco has announced the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70% majority stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, in...

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Mar 25, 2019 | Industry News

Kraton to Build New Semi Works TPE Latex Manufacturing Unit in Brazil

Kraton Corporation will construct a semi works latex, used in medical gloves applications, unit in Paulinia, Brazil. Construction is scheduled to complete by the first quarter of 2020 and ready for...

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Mar 13, 2019 | Product News

Evonik’s New Radiopaque PEEK to Replace Metal in Medical Implants

Evonik has expanded its product range of biocompatible high-performance polymers of its VESTAKEEP® PEEK brand for medical technology with launch of a new radiopaque plastic material of implant...

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Mar 12, 2019 | Industry News

DSM Launches 3D Printing Trial Program with JuggerBot 3D for Industrial Applications

Royal DSM and JuggerBot 3D have announced a trial program for companies active in transportation, consumer appliances and medical to evaluate engineering-grade materials in an industrial-grade...

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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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