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Medical polymers market benefits from aging population

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Permalink

Global demand for medical polymers will expand by 5.6%/yr from 2012 to 2018 with revenue to grow even faster, expanding by 8.4%/yr over the same time frame.  A key driver, according to the report’s publisher, Transparency Market Research , is the fact that more than16% of the global population will be over 65 years of age by 2050. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Plastic pallets seeing growth

Monday, June 17th, 2013 | Permalink

Sales of new and refurbished pallets will expand 3.5% per year through 2017 to 1.3 billion units, valued at $16.9 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group , a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. Block pallets are expected to make up a larger share of the market total, and growing numbers of manufacturers will replace their existing stringer pallets with new block units. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastic pallet read more

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New laboratory informatics system aims to improve R&D efforts

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 | Permalink

DuPont invests more than $2 billion into research and development (R&D). Dow Chemical invests about $1.7 billion a year in research across all its industry segments. Last year, BASF increased its R&D budget to $2.3 billion. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  R&D software packaging dupont basf dow read more

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Ethicon study indicates safety of polycarbonate medical devices

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 | Permalink

Levels of residual bisphenol A (BPA) in devices molded from medical-grade polycarbonate are significantly below levels that represent a human health threat, according to independent research sponsored by Ethicon, a unit of Johnson and Johnson that uses polycarbonate. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  BPA polycarbonate read more

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Polycarbonate device housing tested by Exponent failed in 3-4 months

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | Permalink

Increasing use of polycarbonates in handheld electronic devices is creating a new problem in hospital environments-environmental stress cracking caused by repeated use of disinfectants. “While these materials are generally tough, certain chemical environments can contribute to catastrophic brittle failure at relatively low stress levels,” according to a research paper presented at ANTEC in Cincinnati last month by Exponent , a failure analysis consulting firm based in Menlo Park, CA. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  ANTEC polycarbonate read more

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