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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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Jun 3, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Recyclable Electronic Material to Monitor Motor Impairment

Researchers at DTU Health Tech have developed a new material that can facilitate a near-perfect merger between machines and the human body for diagnostics and treatment...

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May 27, 2021 | Industry News

New 3D Printable Super Soft Material for Vocal Cord Implants

A team of materials scientists at the University of Virginia School of Engineering has developed a soft material with the promise of new treatments for the replacement of the vocal cords with severe...

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May 26, 2021 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2021 Concludes Successfully Amidst Post-pandemic Challenges

On April 16, CHINAPLAS 2021, the first post-pandemic international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries, has come to an end in the Greater Bay Area. It was the first time that CHINAPLAS...

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May 20, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay’s Implant-grade PEEK Finds Use in Carbon22's Cannulated Screw System

Solvay’s Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin was chosen by Carbon22, a GLW, Inc. company, for its new Creed™ Cannulated Screw System for foot and ankle surgery. This advanced new screw system...

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May 18, 2021 | Industry News

Sanner Adds New Variants to Its Bio-based Packaging Solutions Portfolio

Sanner expands its portfolio of bio-based plastic packaging solutions. Following the successful market launch of Sanner BioBase® last year, additional closure variants and new tube sizes are...

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May 12, 2021 | Industry News

R&M Predicts Injection Molding Machine Market to Reach USD 12.3 Bn by 2025

The injection molding machine market is projected to reach USD 12.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.6% from USD 10.3 billion in 2020. Plastic molds are widely used in the healthcare industry...

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May 10, 2021 | Industry News

Eastman’s Copolyester-based Plastic Innovations Prove Efficient Against COVID-19

Splashblocker and Canopy are two companies inspired to create products that address the pain points — providing greater protection as well as comfort, ease of use, and peace of mind for front-line...

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May 5, 2021 | Product News

DSM Launches Advanced Engineering Grades for Medical Device Manufacturing

Royal DSM launches a new portfolio of engineering materials designed to help global medical device manufacturers improve the quality of care for patients around the world. The materials are intended...

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May 4, 2021 | Industry News

AlphaGem Bio Launches Heat Stable PCR Microplate Based on Polyplastics’ COC

AlphaGem Bio has launched a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) plate made of TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) from Polyplastics USA. AlphaGem Bio’s new plate for genomic testing uses TOPAS® COC for...

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May 3, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Brain-like Computing Device Using Soft Polymers

Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Hong Kong have developed a brain-like computing device that is capable of learning by association. The researchers have successfully...

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