Medical Plastics
Jun 27, 2017
Marie Thibault When you’re asked to visualize a medical device, what color is the product? You probably answered gray, blue, or beige. But, RTP Company, a...
Oct 26, 2015
Medical device manufacturers today demand plastics that are stronger, lighter, and more durable than ever before. Frank Vinluan RTP Co. developed a...
Jul 01, 2015
The focus on preventing hospital-acquired infections has led to another problem: surfaces that are wearing out from repeated cleaning. One company has created...
Jan 11, 2015
Bioresorbable polymers are enabling the development of an increasing number of next-generation medical devices that benefit from the materials' ability to...
Mar 10, 2014
Used in diagnostic and surgical applications, catheters perform a host of functions. And depending on the application, they are made from different materials...
Sep 18, 2013
Responding to OEM concerns about production costs and time to market, Solvay Specialty Polymers has teamed with a Dutch company to develop designs for...
Sep 06, 2013
Polycarbonates   Learn more about medical materials at MD&M Chicago. “Polycarbonate is the foremost enginerring polymer out...
Sep 06, 2013
Fluoropolymers   Learn more about medical materials at MD&M Chicago. It was previously thought that fluoropolymers couldn’t be...
Sep 06, 2013
 Learn more about medical materials at MD&M Chicago. Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) This organic polymer thermoplastic was originally used...
Sep 06, 2013
Silicone   Learn more about medical materials at MD&M Chicago. Silicone got a bad rap in the 1990s because of breast implants, but the...