Medical injection moulding specialist, polymermedics, has teamed up with Piovan to produce a modified version of its Quantum Q7 gravimetric blender, achieving new levels of reliability while minimising dust creation. more

Oct 12, 2016 2:00 PM Industry News

Kent-based Boddingtons is set to open a new £4.6m state-of-the-art injection moulding plant on the morning of Tuesday November 1st. more

Sep 28, 2016 4:49 PM Industry News

Evonik has invested in an Irish medical device company, stating that the unique product it produces opens up “a new and exciting area” for the company’s bioabsorbable polymers. more

Sep 8, 2016 2:04 PM Materials

Biomaster antimicrobial technology from UK-based Addmaster is being used in a plastic showerhead adopted by the NHS as ‘best practice’ for its hospital showering systems. more

Apr 22, 2016 9:00 AM Materials

A take-back scheme for the recycling of non-infectious PVC medical items is now operational in seven hospitals across the UK. more

Apr 18, 2016 4:31 PM Environment

The new Manging Director of UK-based medical injection moulder, polymermedics, says its “business as usual” as he embraces his new role within the firm. more

Apr 13, 2016 12:22 PM Industry News

The past six years at Kent-based injection and contract moulder, Boddingtons, have seen “quantum leaps” in growth. Here, the company’s Directors tell BP&R what has fuelled its success and what it takes for a company to succeed in the med-tech sector. more


Dow Corning has launched new, advanced bio-medical grade Liquid Silicone Rubbers (LSRs) that it says will help OEMs, fabricators and designers take advantage of the growing opportunities in the medical device industry. more

Mar 2, 2016 12:27 PM Materials

Chem-Trend has launched a new, biocompatible release agent for the manufacture of silicone rubber products for the medical industry. more

Mar 2, 2016 12:12 PM Materials

LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, has expanded its ‘Purell’ materials portfolio for the healthcare industry with the introduction of two new polypropylene (PP) grades. more

Mar 1, 2016 4:56 PM Materials

PolyOne has launched two new TPE grades for medical device manufacturers that are designed to withstand strong hospital cleaning products whilst still maintaining purpose and function. more

Mar 1, 2016 11:48 AM Materials

Hampshire-based elastomer moulding specialists, Keaflex, has added a cleanroom at its manufacturing facility in order to expand its capabilities. more

Jan 18, 2016 3:33 PM Industry News

A review has been published highlighting the current uses and potential new development of polymeric therapies in the fight against HIV. more

Jan 7, 2016 2:55 PM Industry News has expanded its cleanroom monitoring range as it launches three new handheld and remote particle counters from US manufacturer, Particles Plus, to the UK market. more

Dec 21, 2015 10:00 AM Industry News

Two Bristol-based businesses have collaborated to create innovative medical plastic products that are being used by healthcare professionals worldwide. more

Dec 18, 2015 12:11 PM Industry News

To support identified ‘mega-programmes’ across the industrial and medical sectors, Victrex has announced it will invest up to 15 million GBP in further downstream manufacturing. more

Dec 16, 2015 12:14 PM Industry News

Medical grade thermoplastic elastomers from Kraiburg TPE are being used to seal a new range of single-use syringes designed to eliminate the risk of infection from reuse, particularly in developing countries. more

Dec 10, 2015 3:53 PM Materials

Working with a European partner with experience and expertise in designing and producing extrusion lines for medical tubing, Labtech has announced it is now supplying the market with fully professional medical tubing lines. more

Dec 1, 2015 9:03 AM Machinery

A UK-based company has been recognised by medical industry leaders for its expertise in silicone rubber at the recent Medtech World Awards. more

Nov 10, 2015 4:39 PM Industry News

A cooling cap that can help reduce hair loss in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy has been further improved by a UK rubber and silicones manufacturer. more

Oct 7, 2015 11:32 AM Materials

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