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Can medical polymers move beyond biocompatibility?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 | Permalink

The regulatory and compensation systems in place for medical devices not only incentivize companies to launch products made from materials that are already on the market, they essentially create disincentives for companies to do anything really new or novel. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – August 2013 Keywords:  MedTech Polymers Michael Drues medical product design development biocompatibility read more

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Polysulfone replaces two titanium medical device components

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 | Permalink

The new design of an implantable catheter port developed in Italy replaces two of three titanium components with polysulfone (PSU) from Solvay Specialty Polymers (Apharetta, GA.) Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  catheter polysulfone read more

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PLA/TPU blends studied as shape memory polymers

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 | Permalink

Researchers in China and Wisconsin have collaborated on research showing that a compound of commonly used medical plastics can be injection molded into shape memory polymers. The new blends have the advantage of better shaping ability. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  shape memory polymers NatureWorks bioplastic read more

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Automotive awards evemt finalizes date, location and theme

Monday, May 13th, 2013 | Permalink

The oldest and largest awards event in the automotive plastics industry will be held Nov. 6 in Livonia, MI under the theme “Plastics: Kick the Metal Habit”. The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers said the 43rd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala will once again take place at Burton Manor. Jeffrey Helms, global automotive director, Ticona Engineering Polymers , returns as the 2013 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards chair. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Automotive awards event finalizes date, location and theme

Monday, May 13th, 2013 | Permalink

The oldest and largest awards event in the automotive plastics industry will be held Nov. 6 in Livonia, MI under the theme “Plastics: Kick the Metal Habit”. The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers said the 43rd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala will once again take place at Burton Manor. Jeffrey Helms, global automotive director, Ticona Engineering Polymers , returns as the 2013 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards chair. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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