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Polymer developer Covestro has developed a new polycarbonate, the Makrolon Rx2235, featuring high-flow properties for healthcare applications including on-body devices and surgical applications. Read more

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Specialist chemical company Clariant has seen its recently expanded facility in Lewiston, Maine, and two other sites in Malmo, Sweden, and Singapore, certified to the new quality standard for makers of plastic medical devices. Read more

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Plastic products and components manufacturer Spectrum has announced its investment in overmoulding capabilities through the Apollo Medical operation in Sandy, Utah. Read more

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A medical compounds company will expand its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds range for healthcare and other applications. Read more

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Carl Mendonça, Ultrapolymers, outlines polymer choice considerations for successful plastics device components. Read more

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An academic has written a new book which covers the use of plastics in medicine. Dr Simon Werrett, a science historian and professor at University College London has researched the use of plastic in the medical industry and how it may be reduced. Read more

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VELOX - a European distributor of specialty chemicals and resins, hosted several of its suppliers at this year's Compamed show. Read more

A new study has indicated that bisphenol A (BPA) might have a detrimental effect on developing hearts. Read more

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Thor Rollins, Piet Christiaens and Matthew R Jorgensen, Nelson Labs, explain why E&L testing offers an expedited path towards enhanced patient safety. Read more

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Head of content at Medical Plastics News, Lu Rahman, discusses the positive and negative impacts that innovation can have within the healthcare and medtech sectors. Read more

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Dr James Stern is global business development manager – healthcare at Albis. On 25th April 2018, he will discuss the complexities of using plastics as a material of choice for medical applications at the Med-Tech Innovation Expo in Coventry, UK. Read more

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The use of plastic in medical devices is evolving with new types of medical devices, advances in polymer technology, and legislative and regulatory changes. Read more

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Paul Mines, Biome Bioplastics' CEO, discusses single-use plastic and the opportunities brought by the bioeconomy Read more

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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 Read more

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

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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. Read more

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

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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 Read more

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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. Read more

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