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PVC group joins Swedish project to help increase recycling of medical plastic waste

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Permalink

A Swedish waste management project is hoping to establish a sustainable management system for medical plastic waste through close collaboration between various stakeholders and field projects. The healthcare industry generates quite a lot of plastic waste, according to a news release. More than 40% of all plastic-based disposables medical devices are made from PVC. The aim of the project is to investigate how this fraction of medical waste can best be recycled. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics news PVC recycling read more

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PVC group joins Swedish project to help increase recycling of medical plastic waste

New acrylic alloy targets PC, copolyesters in IV lines

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | Permalink

  A new acrylic alloy is taking direct aim at injection molded polycarbonate and copolyesters used in IV line components requiring chemical resistance. Tests of the new material from Altuglas International, a subsidiary of Arkema, indicate that the new material, called Altuglas Luctor, resists attack from alcohols, lipid emulsions, plasticizers, TPN solutions, and new-generation oncology drugs. Contact with flexible PVC tubing can be a particular problem for the two medical plastics most commonly used in IV assemblies. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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New acrylic alloy targets PC, copolyesters in IV lines