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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 24, 2017 | Industry News

Dow Advances Strategic Innovation Agenda with Silicone Investments in Saudi Arabia

Dow Chemical Company has recently signed agreement for silicones investments in Saudi Arabia. The proposed silicones investment will gear towards markets such as automotive, medical devices, home...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Leapfrog Bolt 3D Printer Successfully Prints Using Plastic Polypropylene Filament

Leapfrog 3D Printers together with Verbatim have succeeded in printing polypropylene on the Bolt. Common uses of PP are in automotive, medical, packaging and household goods. Verbatim filament...

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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 23, 2017 | Product News

Take Performance to Extreme with PolyOne’s COMPTEK™PEEK Blends: CHINAPLAS

PolyOne had announced at CHINAPLAS 2017 that COMPTEK™ blends based on polyetheretherketone (PEEK) are now available in Asia for multi-use medical devices, electrical connectors, and other demanding...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro Brings Polyurethane & Polycarbonate Options for Industrial 3D Printing

Covestro is bringing new material options to the 3D printing industry based on its polyurethane and polycarbonate chemistries. New product technologies will be ideal for medical, electrical and...

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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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