medical plastics

The issues surrounding plastics, recycling plastics and mainly the sheer volume of plastic that we’re throwing away on a worldwide scale, aren't going away more

1 Nov 2017 13:31 Opinion 1 Comments

Provider of raw material specialities for the plastics industry, Velox, is returning to this year’s Compamed after several years of not attending. more

3 Oct 2017 16:10 News

Lu Rahman talks about the recent findings of plastic being found in water across the globe and what the medical plastics industry holds for future innovations. more

29 Sep 2017 11:54 Opinion

Lawrence Acquarulo, Foster Corporation, looks in detail at antimicrobial masterbatches for medical plastics more

21 Sep 2017 10:35 News

Plastic has a valuable role to play in manufacturing, particularly medical polymers. Let’s make sure the recent report on plastic fibres in global water supplies pushes us to think about how we address the way we dispose of plastic goods more

7 Sep 2017 11:39 Opinion

Specialty materials company Velox is set to attend this year’s international trade fair for plastics processing, Fakuma, taking place 17 – 21 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany. more

7 Sep 2017 09:10 News

Bob Donohue, Natvar, a Tekni-Plex company, explains how the new generation of microextrusion medical tubing opens doors to new procedures. more

22 Aug 2017 11:09 Opinion

Medical devices and wearables could benefit from Harvard’s self-healing rubber more

15 Aug 2017 11:22 News

Interesting research findings could have far-reaching potential for medical plastic development more

15 Aug 2017 10:47 News

Medical Plastics News, alongside, sister titles Digital Health Age, European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer and Med-Tech Innovation, has launched a new podcast which discusses the latest innovations across the healthcare sectors. more

4 Aug 2017 10:45 News

Links between plastics found in consumer products and chronic diseases in men have been discovered by researchers. more

12 Jul 2017 10:50 News

Chinaplas 2017, which takes place on 16 – 19 May in Guangzhou, China, will offer a special focus on the medical plastics sector. The last event welcomed 148,575 visitors, among which 39,454 were overseas visitors from over 160 countries and regions. more

28 Apr 2017 09:00 News

A plastic bag-like medical device filled with amniotic fluid acting as an ‘artificial womb’ has been tested successfully in a study using unborn lambs. more

25 Apr 2017 16:44 Devices

The Medical Plastics Conference is set to return to Chinaplas this year for its third edition. more

21 Mar 2017 09:40 News

Compounding Solutions, medical plastics compounder, is set to break ground on phase two of an expansion of its compounding facility located in Lewiston, Maine during the Spring of 2017. more

4 Jan 2017 07:58 News

The medical plastics sector is very good at developing forward-thinking products. But what about the people behind this technology? Lu Rahman spoke to a handful of the industry’s key figures to see what makes them the drivers of innovation more

29 Nov 2016 09:55 News

Clariant, has teamed up with SICPA, security solutions provider to develop Plastiward – integrated protection for plastic pharmaceutical packaging or medical devices. more

22 Nov 2016 09:56 Technology

Connect 2 Cleanrooms describes how it can deliver customer-driven cleanroom innovation for medical plastics manufacturing more

10 Nov 2016 09:00 News


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Unexpected as it may have been for some, Donald Trump is on his way to the White House. But what does it mean for the medical device and medical plastics industries? more

9 Nov 2016 11:55 News