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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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Aug 17, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Offers Thermoplastic Elastomers for Light-weight Healthcare Equipment

KRAIBURG TPE offers high quality and custom-engineered TPE compounds that feature exceptional elasticity, material processability and light weight advantages for healthcare equipment...

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Aug 11, 2021 | Industry News

New Method Streamlines Flexible Printing of Large Area Electronics

Engineers from the University of Glasgow’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group have outlined how they have streamlined and improved the conventional process for creating...

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Aug 10, 2021 | Industry News

New "CLIP" Technique Adds Broader Functionalities to Semiconducting Polymers

Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) have developed a new technique called “click-to-polymer” or CLIP, this approach uses a chemical reaction to attach new functional...

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Aug 5, 2021 | Industry News

Ensinger Uses Solvay’s PPSU to Produce Regulatory-compliant Sensor Bodies

Ensinger has chosen Solvay's Radel® PPSU as the high-performance polymer for the production of sensor bodies due to its high mechanical, chemical and thermal stability. It can absorb massive impact...

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Jul 30, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Test Bioplastics’ Resistance Under Aggressive Environmental Factors

RUDN University biologist studied the aggressive impact of environmental factors (water, salts, and ozone) on ultrathin nanofibers of biopolymers. The results will help choosing suitable bioplastic...

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Jul 28, 2021 | Product News

Nexa3D and BASF Forward AM Launch Photoplastic Material for Dental Models

Nexa3D announces the immediate commercial availability of xMODEL 2505 dental material powered by BASF Forward AM. This rigid beige color material is ideal for the ultrafast production of additively...

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Jul 21, 2021 | Industry News

High-performing Medical Products, Innovations and Technologies of H1 2021

Curated piece of content to evaluate top medical polymers, recent research innovations for medical industry and some COVID-related products that helped in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic...

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Jul 19, 2021 | Industry News

New Feasibility Study on PEEK-based Femoral Knee Component Starts Successfully

Maxx Orthopedics and Invibio Biomaterial Solutions together announced the successful study initiation and first patients to be implanted with the new, all polymer, PEEK-OPTIMA™ femoral knee...

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Jul 16, 2021 | Industry News

Borealis Selects IMCD as New Distributor for Its Medical Polyolefins Portfolio

Borealis announces that it has selected IMCD as its new European distributor of its dedicated grade range of Bormed™ polyolefins for healthcare. The distribution agreement covers most of Europe...

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Jul 16, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Superconductive Biopolymers Using By-products of Food Industry

Researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have created conductors that are relevant to solar energy generation, biomedical engineering, and more using by-products of the food...

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