Medical Plastics

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

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

Suffolk-based FRP composites manufacturer, Broadwater Mouldings, is supplying parts for a new state-of-the-art radiotherapy system designed to improve targeting of tumour tissue. more

Jul 22, 2016 11:11 AM Materials

A newly designed, Class 1 medical device is helping infection control in hospitals thanks to the use of antimicrobial technology within the plastic used to manufacture it. more

Jul 14, 2016 11:09 AM Industry News

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

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

A UK manufacturer of silicone caps designed to reduce hair loss in patients undergoing chemotherapy has won an award for its collaboration with academia. more

Mar 2, 2016 11:51 AM Industry News

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

Medical injection moulding specialist, polymermedics, has upgraded its metrology lab, allowing it to deliver even more stringent quality controls for its plastic component parts. more

Feb 29, 2016 2:31 PM Industry News

Solvay Speciality Polymers has launched a new, polyethersulfone-based (PESU) medical grade polymer for use in demanding healthcare applications. more

Feb 29, 2016 2:27 PM Materials

Researchers at the University of Warwick have worked with Coventry-based Medherant, a Warwick spinout company, to produce and patent the World’s first ever ibuprofen polymer patch. more

Dec 22, 2015 1:00 PM 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

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 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

A washing monitor and plastic case designed and manufactured in the UK is set to drive up standards of cleanliness in hospitals throughout Europe. more

Jul 9, 2015 10:18 AM Industry News

Birmingham-based plastics company celebrates 40th year under new ownership after being passed on to the next generation. more

Jun 24, 2015 9:00 AM Industry News

RTP Company has developed a proprietary alloy technology designed to maintain strength, functionality, and integrity, even with repeated exposure to hospital cleaners used to disinfect plastic medical devices. more

Jun 22, 2015 12:30 PM Materials

Following the publication of The Times’ front page article, ‘Everyday plastics plunge men into fertility crisis' on 18th June, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) responded to the Editor of the newspaper over its “misleading nature”. more

Jun 22, 2015 10:44 AM Industry News

UK manufacturer, Itac, is partnering a Scandinavian firm in the production of a new adhesive that could make the painful removal of plasters a thing of the past. more

Feb 13, 2015 11:41 AM Materials

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