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Plastics & Elastomers
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Plastics & Elastomers
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Medical Plastics Materials & Applications: Innovations Update 2021

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Sep 9, 2021

Identify areas of opportunities for medical plastics by reviewing latest innovations in materials (antimicrobial, high purity…) & applications (implants, synthetic organs, monitoring technologies….)

 
Dr. Donald Rosato will share his insights on the latest top plastics material & application innovations in medical industry from the last 12 months, To name a few:

  • Plasticizer free, antimicrobial Styrene Block Copolymer TPE compounds for covid-19 related medical applications (face mask, face shield, ventilator parts…)
  • Medical catheter peelable heat-shrink tubing to reduce pain and trauma.
  • Cyclic Olefin Copolymer for Covid-19 Medical Vials.

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Don Rosato Presented By:
Donald Rosato

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Innovation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Growing aging population, expanding home healthcare sector in North America and EU, increasing cases of COVID-19 and healthcare waste management concerns are driving medical plastics innovations at a faster pace. The market size of global medical plastics was valued at USD 25.3 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2021 to 2028, with its increasing innovative use in synthetic organs, electronics technology, diagnosis technologies & more.


Moreover, increased production capacities by several companies like 3M and Medtronic Plc are creating lucrative opportunities for the segment. Avoid wasting time & resources to spot the high-ROI opportunities by joining the course.


  • Select the correct grade of medical plastics (PVC, ABS, PMMA...) for intended purpose knowing the latest key material innovations & applications.
  • Learn about the scope of medical plastics utilization & key innovation areas for medical devices in the future (synthetic organ, decentralized care technologies, minimally invasive technologies….)
  • Gain perspective to attain regulatory approval for your medical devices/component by reviewing compliance process for different geographies (Europe, USA....)
  • Strategize the launch & future of your medical products and use of plastics by learning about the market dynamics (growth, drivers, restraints...)

Who should view this course?

Plastic resin manufacturers, additive suppliers intending to understand the latest medical plastics materials innovations & realize how their materials (PE, PP, PVC, PC, PMMA...)  fit into that landscape.


Compounders, OEMs looking to better select resins/ additives... to reach latest innovation goals & selecting the correct medical-grade plastic for a medical device or component based on regulations & other criteria.


Brand Owners who wish to get a holistic view of major players, market drivers, current challenges & technology advances in Medical Plastics.

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Medical Plastics Innovations Overview
    • Medical Plastics Applications Market Driver
    • Certification and Legislation
    • Medical Plastics Technology Trends

  2. New Material Opportunities in Medical Applications
    • Protective Additives and Coatings
    • Bioresorbables and Biocompatibles
    • High Purity Medical Plastics
    • Engineered & High-Performance Plastics

  3. Emerging Medical Plastic Process Developments
    • Recycled Medical Waste Plastic
    • Medical Microfibers and Yarns (Biotextiles)
    • Medical Plastics Welding
    • Automation in Medical Plastics

  4. Plastics in Medical Applications
    • Fluid Administration and Collection
    • Wound Care and Other Disposable Medical Devices
    • Implantable Devices and Drug Delivery Systems
    • Metal Replacement in Medical Applications
    • Other Durable Medical Devices

  5. Future Plastics Opportunities in Medical Applications

  6. Major Medical Plastic Players and Related References

  7. 30 mins Q&A - Ask your questions directly from the experts!

Have a Query? Email us for any help!

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