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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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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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Jan 21, 2021 | Industry News

RadiciGroup Invests Millions in New Production Line for Meltblown Nonwovens

RadiciGroup has invested to purchase a new production line for meltblown nonwoven, the material used for manufacturing protective face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE). The...

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Jan 11, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Super Soft Smart Rubber to Mimic Biological Tissues

Researcher from the University of Virginia School of Engineering has found a way to design a new synthetic soft rubber. Assistant professor Liheng Cai’s lab is focusing on designing the rubber to be...

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Dec 31, 2020 | Industry News

Airnov Introduces High-protective Barrier Bottle for Pharmaceutical Packaging

Airnov Healthcare Packaging is introducing its new brand, OXYNOV™. Applicable for high protective barrier bottles, OXYNOV offers protection for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and probiotic products...

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Dec 18, 2020 | Industry News

New Method to Integrate Liquids Directly into 3D Printed Material

Chemists at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a method for integrating liquids directly into materials during 3D printing. This means, for example, that active...

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Dec 14, 2020 | Industry News

Solvay & PrinterPrezz Collaborate to Develop 3DP SLS Solutions for Medical Applications

Solvay and PrinterPrezz are collaborating to develop 3D printing selective laser sintering solutions (SLS) for implants and other medical devices. PrinterPrezz combines polymer and metal 3D...

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Dec 4, 2020 | Product News

LyondellBasell Launches Melt-blown Polypropylene for Non-woven Applications

LyondellBasell introduces Moplen HP560Z, a Melt Flow Rate (MFR) 1500 grade for melt-blown non-woven applications. LyondellBasell is the first to offer this type of high-fluidity polypropylene grade...

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Nov 30, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Develop 3DP Human Heart Model with Real Cardiac Tissue-like Elasticity

Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University have created the first full-size 3D bio-printed human heart model using their Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (FRESH) technique...

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Nov 27, 2020 | Industry News

SABIC Launches Anti-fog Polycarbonate Film for Safety Face Shields & Goggles

SABIC introduces LEXAN™ HP92AF anti-fog film, designed especially for COVID-19 protection equipment such as safety face shields and goggles in front-line work environments. The film product features...

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Nov 23, 2020 | Industry News

Study Unveils Temperature-controlled Shape Transitioning Polymers for Implants

An international group of scientists with the participation of Moscow State University professor Dmitry Ivanov has developed a polymer material that can become an ideal implant...

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