PT ZONE: Medical

Health, Environmental Concerns Give Non-Phthalate Plasticizers a Push
New and improved formulations are displacing leading plasticizer DEHP; DINP’s future is also now shakier. More (+)
PolyOne Forms New Advanced Composites Group
Through acquisition of two key businesses, PolyOne positions itself for "next-generation" composites development. More (+)


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Medical Equipment Poised for More Growth

Growth could hit 9-10% by year’s end.

Rockin’ Reunion For Alumni of World’s First, Biggest Thermoformer

In one room, several centuries of experience at the granddaddy of all thermoformers.

Engel’s Liquid-Metal Technology Could Be a Hit

A technology leader in plastics, the Austrian firm’s collaboration with innovative metal molding firm Liquidmetal is drawing “overwhelming interest.”

SABIC Now in Polyolefin Elastomer and Plastomer Market

Through its 50-50 JV with Korea's SK Global Chemical, SABIC is offering POE/POP products for polymer modifications and film applications.

TESTING: Dynamic Mechanical Tester for a Range of Materials or Components

TA Instruments' new ElectroForce edition said to offer unparalleled dynamic performance and versatility.

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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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