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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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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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Jul 15, 2021 | Industry News

Foster to Distribute SKFP’s Tie Layer Polymer for Medical Devices

Foster Corporation announces an exclusive sales agreement with SK Functional Polymer (SKFP), a subsidiary of SK Global Chemical. The agreement allows Foster Corporation to exclusively service the...

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Jul 5, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Sensor-based Face Masks to Detect COVID-19 Infection

Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with Covid-19 within about 90 minutes. The masks are embedded with tiny, disposable sensors that...

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Jul 5, 2021 | Industry News

New Method to Produce PTFE Membranes Using Electrospinning

Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University were able to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membranes using electrospinning. PTFE is known to be the most stable existent polymer. According to the...

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Jun 30, 2021 | Industry News

Celanese to Acquire ExxonMobil’s TPV Elastomers Brand

Celanese announces the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the Santoprene™ TPV elastomers business of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Celanese will acquire the Santoprene™ brand as part of a...

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Jun 28, 2021 | Industry News

Teknor Apex’s TPEs Effectively Form Chemical-resistant Bond with Eastman’s Copolyester

Teknor Apex Company and Eastman have demonstrated a strong, chemical-resistant bond between thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and a clear copolyester substrate known for its toughness and chemical...

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Jun 21, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Self-sensing PEEK Using 3D Printing Techniques

A University of Glasgow-led team of engineers have used 3D printing techniques to add new properties to a plastic known as polyether ether ketone, or PEEK. The new form of lightweight...

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Jun 15, 2021 | Product News

Evonik Launches 3DP PEEK-based Biomaterial for Body Contact Applications

Evonik has developed a new 3D-printable PEEK biomaterial for medical technology. With VESTAKEEP® Care M40 3DF, Evonik is launching a polyether ether ketone filament for medical applications with...

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Jun 10, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Smart Sensory Hydrogels Using Cellulose Nanomaterial

NC State researchers are turning wood byproducts into sensory hydrogels that can react to different stimuli and, through advanced manufacturing methods, are made into sustainable, biodegradable...

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Jun 8, 2021 | Product News

Mitsubishi Unveils Regulatory-compliant POM Resins for Medical Devices

Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP) has developed a new polyacetal resin (POM) series, the lupitalTM MA Series, that is compliant with medical standards...

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