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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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Apr 12, 2021 | Industry News

New Tunable Polymers Emit Different Color at Varied Chain Lengths

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed fluorescent polymers whose color can be easily tuned. Depending on their length, the polymers emit a different color. Potential applications include...

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Apr 8, 2021 | Industry News

Nexa3D Launches Dental Lab 3D Printing System for On-site Automation

Nexa3D has announced the launch of its NXD200 dental lab 3D printing system which is compatible with Keystone Industries’ KeyPrint range of dental resins. Available immediately, the NXD200 promises...

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Mar 26, 2021 | Product News

INEOS Styrolution Launches RSB Certified Styrenics Based on Renewable Feedstock

INEOS Styrolution launches new lines of styrenics solutions – Styrolux® ECO and Styroflex® ECO – both made with renewable raw materials. The new products become part of the company’s ECO family of...

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Mar 25, 2021 | Industry News

Evonik Presents Redox Polymer-based Printable Battery Technology at LOPEC

Evonik presents a new material technology for printable batteries at the virtual exhibition LOPEC. Together with the company InnovationLab, the specialty chemicals group proves the integration of...

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Mar 23, 2021 | Product News

Covestro Launches Low-friction Polycarbonates for Drug Delivery Devices

Covestro offers two new families of the polycarbonate Makrolon®: Improved low-friction types and maximum strength glass-filled products for drug delivery devices. The latter are also suitable for...

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Mar 18, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay’s Transparent PSU Resin Finds Use in TBL’s Tubular Sight Gauges

TBL, a manufacturer of single-use, bioprocess components and systems, has used Solvay’s transparent Udel® P-1700 PSU resin for its sight gauges used in pharma...

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Mar 8, 2021 | Industry News

New Superfast 3D Printing Method to Make Hydrogel-based Tissues and Organs

The engineers from University at Buffalo demonstrate a 3D-printing method to produce human tissue and organs using hydrogels. The recently developed technology is 10-50 times faster than the...

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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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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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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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