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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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Capsule endoscopy means many gastrointestinal diseases can be detected and Covestro’s polycarbonate has a key role to play Read more

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Trinseo is introducing its model for global production and fulfillment of its Calibre Polycarbonate Resins at MD&M West Read more

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RTP Company, a compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics, is offering tribology data from a friction test to help designers of drug delivery devices select the best possible material for single-use applications Read more

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Qosina announces the addition of their four winged female luer lock to barb connectors. Read more

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Bayer MaterialScience has introduced a new polycarbonate blend developed specifically for wearable medical devices - reflecting the growing trend towards consumer-targetted healthcare devices. Read more

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A group of companies representing the interests of manufacturers of polycarbonate and other materials containing bisphenol A (BPA) have expressed their disappointment following a proposal by the French Senate to restrict BPA. Read more

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Following a thorough literature review, MPN can confirm no evidence exists that bisphenol A is dangerous and is on a par with caffeine. An adult would have to ingest 600 kg of BPA-contacted food a day to approach the daily intake limit set by the EU. Read more

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Source: Bayer MaterialScience.

Bayer MaterialScience has written about two portable medical devices which patients carry around with them to provide therapy for ongoing diseases. The material technology used by the device makers will be on show at K in October. Read more

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BAYER LEVERKUSEN

Source: Bayer MaterialScience.

Bayer MaterialScience and LanXess, both based at Leverkeusen, Germany, have reported declining sales in Q2 2013. Both companies quote problems in Asian markets which were growing last year. Read more

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Users of Stryon's Calibre Megarad polycarbonate and Magnum ABS can benefit from the services of specialist medical polymer distributor Velox thanks to a recent partnership between the two companies. Read more

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Comparing moulding performance properties of materials is useful when considering design for manufacturability, especially with high volume devices. This technical comparison of PC with copolyester was presented by Bayer at Antec. Read more

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PlasticsEurope have criticised the French General Assembly's adoption of a law proposal to impose a use restriction for BPA-based food contact packaging from January 2015. Read more

Global demand for polycarbonate is expected to grow at an average of almost 5% a year, reaching around 4.5 million metric tons by the end of 2016, according to a new market study from market information and analysis giant IHS. Read more

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