Medical


Amplifying Additive’s Potential in Orthopedics

Single layer build of a proprietary spinal cage.
(Photo: Amplifying Additive, GEADCS002)Biomedical engineer and an early additive technology proponent, Brian McLaughlin is passionate about the potential of electron beam melting (EBM) for orthopedics implants. His company Amplify Additive has quickly become a leader in the market thanks to a combination of deep clinical knowledge, engineering design expertise and over two decades additive manufacturing experience.

Fused deposition modeling with 3D printers using thermoplastic elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE

Most of KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers are perfectly suitable for being processed by 3D granule printers from Pollen AM’s P series, which can also manufacture functional multicomponent parts additively using fused deposition modeling (FDM). (Image: © 2019 Pollen AM)KRAIBURG TPE has performed extensive tests to examine the suitability of its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for use in additive manufacturing (AM). The tests have shown that almost all of the company’s TPEs can be processed with excellent results using fused deposition modeling (FDM) on devices from Pollen AM.

Airnov to debut new branding and vision at Pharmapack at Stand J50

AirnovAirnov Healthcare Packaging (previously Clariant Healthcare Packaging) will reveal its new visual identity and branding to industry partners along with its portfolio of specialty products that prevent packaged pharmaceuticals from degradation due to moisture and oxygen at the Pharmapack tradeshow. The event takes place at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, Feb. 5 and 6, 2020.

Thermoplastic elastomers of KRAIBURG TPE comply with new VDI guideline 2017

KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers in the THERMOLAST® M family meet the new VDI 2017 guideline that for the first time regulates the basic characteristics profile of medical grade plastics for medical products – from the raw materials permitted through to change control management.
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE announces that its THERMOLAST® M compounds meet the requirements of the guideline 2017 for medical grade plastics (MGPs) passed by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in July 2019. Intended as a guideline for manufacturers and users of plastics for medical products, the VDI guideline 2017 regulates the requirements qualified MGPs have to meet, from basic requirements to formulation consistency and change management through to withdrawal terms.

K 2019: New KRAIBURG TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications

K-2019: New KRAIBURG TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE will present itself once again as competence leader in the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) market at the upcoming K 2019 trade fair held from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf. At both booth C58-4 located in “Rubber Street” in hall 6 and its ideas factory at booth E22, the TPE manufacturer will address major challenges and trends the growing TPE business is facing.

SABIC introduces LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ upcycled compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste

SABIC introduces LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ upcycled compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste.SABIC today introduced its LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the use of recycled resins. These products also offer a smaller cradle-to-gate environmental footprint than virgin PBT resin, as measured by Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

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