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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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Sep 18, 2019 | Industry News

New Multi-material 3D Printing Filament for Functional Biomedical & Robotic Devices

MIT researchers have developed a new 3D printing method containing Multi-material fiber to produce biomedical and robotic devices with embedded circuitry. This method uses thermally drawn fibers...

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Sep 16, 2019 | Industry News

INEOS Styrolution & Teel Plastics Develop Styrenic Copolymer-based Medical Tubing

INEOS Styrolution has developed a grade of styrene butadiene block copolymer - Styroflex® 4G80 - as an alternative material for tubing applications to traditional materials such as PVC used in the...

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Sep 11, 2019 | Industry News

New Method to Develop Terpenes-based Sustainable Polymers for 3D Printing & Medical

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of making organic polymers from the fragrant molecules found in conifers and fruit trees. The technique could lead to a new generation...

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Sep 6, 2019 | Industry News

Evonik Invests in Chinese Start-up Specializing in 3D Printed PEEK Medical Implants

Evonik Venture Capital has invested in a 3D-printing start-up, Meditool, in China. Evonik will supply high-performance polymer polymer PEEK for developing 3D printed PEEK medical implants. Meditool...

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Sep 4, 2019 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® M Compounds Meet New Guidelines of Medical Plastics

KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers in the THERMOLAST® M family meet the new VDI 2017 guideline that for the first time regulates the basic characteristics profile of medical grade plastics for...

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Aug 29, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019: GN to Introduce New GN580 Thermoformer for Packaging Markets

GN Thermoforming Equipment will launch its new GN580 Thermoformer at the international trade show K 2019 to be held in Germany. The new form/cut/stack thermoformer is ideal for food, medical and...

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Aug 26, 2019 | Industry News

Pretium Packaging Acquires Starplex Scientific to Expand in Healthcare Sector

Pretium Packaging has acquired Starplex Scientific Inc. from Apotex Corp and plans to support the growth objectives in the medical and consumer healthcare market sectors. Existing employees and the...

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Aug 21, 2019 | Industry News

K2019: ENGEL to Showcase Short Cycle Time to Produce Medical Devices Housing Parts

ENGEL has split the process of producing housing parts for medical devices using two-component injection molding to cut down to a short cycle time. ENGEL to be showcasing the process under realistic...

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Aug 14, 2019 | Industry News

Kumovis Develops First 3D Production Printer for PEEK Medical Applications

Kumovis launches first R1 3D printer featuring integrated temperature control and filter system to meet the requirements for the manufacturing of patient-adapted medical products thereby enabling...

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Aug 5, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019: Polyplastics and TOPAS® to Showcase Latest in Thermoplastics and Polymers

Polyplastics, one of the global suppliers of engineering thermoplastics, will showcase jointly with TOPAS® COCs the recent advancements in material technologies and products at the upcoming K 2019...

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