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Plastics & Elastomers


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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Mar 1, 2021 | Product News

Polyplastics Introduces High-flow POM Grade for Drug Contact & Delivery Applications

The Polyplastics Group is expanding its DURACON® polyoxymethylene (POM) PM series portfolio with the development of a new high-flow grade for drug contact and delivery applications for the medical...

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Mar 1, 2021 | Industry News

Novel Method to Make Tissue-mimicking Synthetic Biomaterials for Implants

UCLA materials scientists and their colleagues have developed a new method to make synthetic biomaterials that mimic the internal structure, stretchiness, strength and durability of tendons and...

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Feb 24, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay’s Healthcare Polymers Found Resistant to Strong Surface Disinfectants

Solvay and Metrex have announced the results of a recent study on the compatibility of several advanced Solvay healthcare polymers with Metrex disinfectants. The joint study included CaviWipes™ 2.0...

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Feb 17, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Find Self-sterilizing Polymers Effective Against Coronaviruses

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Boston University and Kraton Corporation have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers that are effective at inactivating coronaviruses...

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Feb 10, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Create Bioresorbable and Customizable 3DP Airway Stent

An ETH Zurich research team has now developed an airway stent together with researchers from the University Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich. It is tailored to patients and...

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Feb 2, 2021 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS Unveils Concurrent Events and Agenda for 2021 Edition

To grasp the infinite market opportunities in 2021, CHINAPLAS will be held during April 13-16 in Shenzhen, PR China, together with a series of exciting concurrent events, to explore hot topics like...

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Feb 1, 2021 | Industry News

P&G & Rhinostics Partner to Market New Nasal Swab for Efficient COVID-19 Testing

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has developed a novel nasal swab as part of its commitment to help communities address supply shortages and to bring creative solutions to bear on the challenges facing...

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Jan 28, 2021 | Industry News

Nexa3D & Keystone Combine Forces to Deliver 3D Printing Solutions for Dental Industry

Nexa3D and Keystone Industries have announced a collaboration to make all Keystone KeyPrint® 3D printing dental resins available worldwide on Nexa3D’s ultrafast NXE 400 3D printers. Under this...

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Jan 25, 2021 | Product News

NovationSi Develops CNT-based Rubber for Medical Devices

Novation Solutions has developed PURmix® high consistency rubber (HCR) healthcare compounds that enhance electrical properties of silicone rubber, using patent-pending technologies that incorporate...

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Jan 22, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Tunable & Degradable Biomaterial for Elastic Tissue Implants

Researchers have succeeded in ‘fine tuning’ a new thermoplastic biomaterial to enable both the rate at which it degrades in the body and its mechanical properties to be controlled independently...

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