PT ZONE: Medical

PT Article Moderate Decline Shown in Third Quarter by CES Machinery Data
The Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) says this was the first quarterly decline since third quarter 2015. More (+)
MATERIALS: Nano-Reinforced Nylon Alloys for Structural Medical Components
Foster's Nanomed MAX compounds designed for medical device components that require high strength. More (+)


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Medical

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Plastics are pervasive in medical, from tiny extruded catheters to tamper-evident medicine caps to huge MRIs that are built using thermoformed parts. Plastics have made health care simpler and less painful and made new techniques and prostheses possible. To compete in this market, processors need to have commitment to quality and consistency. In this zone you will learn about the tools, techniques, new materials and equipment that make this commitment possible.


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