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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. more

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It seems that DowDuPont Specialty Products Division might be about to bring us plastic with a difference – it’s derived from sugar. more

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Minimising the amount of packaging businesses use is just as important as replacing plastic with recyclable materials, according to packaging supplier, Antalis Packaging. more

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Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial equipment supplier EU Automation, gives his thoughts on how the UK’s latest initiative to remove all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 could affect the country’s plastics manufacturers. more

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Miguel Campos, export sales manager at European packaging manufacturer, Advanta, explains why manufacturers must take control of getting the plastic epidemic under control by stopping it at the source. more

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65% of plastic packaging could be recyclable by 2025, according to a new study. 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 more

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Organic and biodegradable, bioplastics can be used in a range of biomedical applications. Pyam Ramnes explains more

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Fakuma takes place on 17-21 October in Friedrichshafen. As always the event offers plenty to excite any plastics processor 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. 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 more

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Dyne Technology looks at the problems of adhesion that medical device manufacturers may encounter. more

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Chinaplas 2017 to highlight Industry 4.0 as a hot topic among plastics, rubber and application industries. more

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Chinaplas 2017 will be held in Guangzhou from May 16 -19. Not only will more than 3,300 exhibitors introduce innovative solutions for the plastics industries, but there will be a range of events to meet the industry’s needs. more

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A collaborative multi-hospital recycling project between the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) and the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has been completed in the Chicago market. more

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Specialist plastics research consultancy AMI will hold the “Industry for Plastics Processors” conference on 7 March 2017 which looks at how the internet can benefit manufacturing. more

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The world’s biggest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, K 2016, has been met with positive reception from the 3,285 exhibitors. more

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Plastics and rubber exhibition Chinaplas 2017 will be host to a range of new technologies, focusing on intelligent manufacturing, high-tech materials and green solutions, according to organisers. more

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North American shipments of plastics machinery registered a strong year-over-year increase in Q1 of 2016 according to statistics compiled and reported by the SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) more

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According to LPKF laser plastic welding offers three main advantages: it is economical, it delivers assured quality and it opens up novel product layouts more

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