PT ZONE: Medical

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MATERIALS: Medical-Grade TPUs With Flame Retardancy

Lubrizol's newest medical-grade TPUs are said to be the first of their kind offered with flame retardancy for medical electronics use.

World's Largest Most Advanced Recycling Development Center Open

Germany's Vecoplan receives rave reviews at the opening of what boasts to be the largest and most advanced center in recycling and reprocessing of waste and biomass.

APPLICATION: Newborn Hearing Screener Features New Opaque Copolyester

Eastman's new opaque copolyester replaces PC/ABS in newborn hearing screener housing.

MATERIALS: High-Density Filled TPEs for ‘Weighty’ Products

Offer relatively low cost (starting at less than $2/lb), as well as scratch and mar resistance and x-ray opacity for medical devices.

Automation Eliminates Contamination

Many molders use robots to boost output and repeatability, but SSI also uses them to prevent contamination of critical diagnostic products.

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OVERVIEW:
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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