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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LSR & TPE Summit Highlights Trends And New Materials

Among them: an LSR for 3D printing and low-VOC TPEs for auto interiors.

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So You Want to Be in Medical Plastics? Ask Yourself These Questions First

A medical custom processor cautions those in the field, or wanting to get into it, about regulatory trends that add complexity and risks to an already demanding market sector. Understanding the answers to four key questions can help clarify the issues.

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