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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 15, 2021 | Product News

Evonik Launches 3DP PEEK-based Biomaterial for Body Contact Applications

Evonik has developed a new 3D-printable PEEK biomaterial for medical technology. With VESTAKEEP® Care M40 3DF, Evonik is launching a polyether ether ketone filament for medical applications with...

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Jun 10, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Smart Sensory Hydrogels Using Cellulose Nanomaterial

NC State researchers are turning wood byproducts into sensory hydrogels that can react to different stimuli and, through advanced manufacturing methods, are made into sustainable, biodegradable...

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Jun 8, 2021 | Product News

Mitsubishi Unveils Regulatory-compliant POM Resins for Medical Devices

Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP) has developed a new polyacetal resin (POM) series, the lupitalTM MA Series, that is compliant with medical standards...

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Jun 7, 2021 | Industry News

UR Utilizes BASF’s Rigid Foam to Produce Insulated Panels for Vaccine Storage Facilities

BASF’s Elastopir® PH 1132/509/0, a high-quality polyurethane rigid foam insulation solution is used by United Panel-System (UR) in the manufacture of insulated panels for COVID-19 vaccine logistics...

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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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