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Plastics and Composites for the Healthcare Industry

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Published: 10 Feb 2017

Plastics are used widely in the healthcare industry, from packaging and components to the devices. Key attributes such as better barrier properties for packaging, environmental protection, cost savings, radiation stability, fewer infections, transparency, biocompatibility, increased comfort and safety are driving the growth of plastics in this industry. Plastic resins are established as a vital component in an extensive range of medical designs, facilitating the development of next generation of implants, single-use devices, packaging technology, and many others. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. The Health & Wellness cluster tracks developments in a myriad of areas including genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, drug discovery and development, nanomedicine, nutrition, cosmetic procedures, pain and disease management and therapies, drug delivery, personalized medicine, and smart healthcare. Keywords: Plastic, polymers, medical, healthcare, medicine, pharmaceutical, medical devices, implants, 3D printers, packaging, thermoplastic, silicon, polydimethylsiloxane, polypropylene, polylactic-co-glycolic acid, polystyrene, copolyester, polyvinyl chloride

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