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Pressure builds in green medical plastics

15 January 2023

Pressure builds in green medical plastics

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Medical materials operate in an ever-challenging sphere of more stringent and complex requirements, while evolving to exceed environmental and regulatory demands. The latest polymer developments address the recyclability and carbon footprint goals growing in the medical industry, introduce alternative replacements to standard materials, meet rising cleanliness and health consciousness demands following the pandemic (specifically imparting antimicrobial, antivirus and antibiotic solutions), and embrace plant-based or 3D printed solutions that meet regulatory requirements.

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