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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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RecoMed, the PVC medical devices take-back scheme, is a joint winner of the Waste Prevention category of the 2017 National Recycling Awards for its innovative approach to sustainable healthcare recycling. more

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The Films Business of Uflex team has come up with a special polyester film that obviates the problems posed by BON and PVC. more

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Hundreds of international experts from well over 30 different countries gathered at the PVC 2017 triennial conference in Brighton, UK to discuss how the industry is adapting to regulatory and market pressures as well as to consumer’s demands. more

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Scientists at Hatzövf University in Germany have developed what they believe could be a cure for baldness using polymer-based technology. more

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Supplier of packaging materials for the medical device industry, Tekni-Films, are displaying its latest developments at this year’s MD&M West. more

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Peter Galland, Teknor Apex Company examines how many factors determine the best alternative to DEHP for PVC medical devices more

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RecoMed, a BPF and Axion Consulting recycling scheme is now in use at seven hospitals more

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Peter M Galland and Ross Van Royen, Teknor Apex Company, discuss the challenges in compounding medical polymers more

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Pentagon Plastics has extensive medical moulding experience, having provided a number of medical products to the market since the 1970s. more

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by Ole Grøndahl Hansen, project manager at PVCMed, an alliance of the PVC medical industry value chain more

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Teknor Apex claims to have reached “a breakthrough in PVC technology” which allows rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate in clear medical components. more

Technology

Bend it: Stéphane Content discusses how plasticisers have been making PVC flexible for medical applications for decades more

Technology

The big sell: Solvay has signed an agreement to sell its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business Benvic Europe to US investment company OpenGate Capital. more

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US headquartered polymer manufacturer Eastman Chemical Company today announced at the Compamed trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, that Eastman 168 (trademarked) SG non-phthalate plasticiser is now available in Europe. more

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Teknor Apex

Source: Teknor Apex.

Teknor Apex has studied the effects of plasticiser migration into non-PVC thermoplastics in contact with plasticised PVC parts in medical devices. Result show that some plasticisers cause defects while others exhibit no effects. more

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O’Sullivan Films is producing calendered films from Teknor Apex’s Medalist MD-500 elastomers. Working with Genesis Welding, the three companies believe their products have performance advantages over PVC while saving weight and cost. more

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Medical Plastics News has long been lobbying for users of medical plastics to pick up lessons from the consumer sector in terms of recycling. Industrial vinyl recyclers are burgeoning. Is it time that the medical side began to catch up? more

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PVCMed, a Europe-based allied group of manufacturers with an interest in medical PVC, have said that they want to open the debate on plasticisers and PVC waste management in the healthcare industry. more

Vancive Medical Technologies, formerly Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, is offering DEHP-free products, including InteliShield Barrier Film, to manufacturers of temporary adherent medical devices who are concerned about potential DEHP requirements. more

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