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Challenges Of Selecting Right Supplier For Medical Polymers
Selecting suppliers is an in tegral part of Medical Device Manufacturer’s commitment to offering highest performing product to their customers. Some of the important criteria are...

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New Innovations - Expanding horizons for Thermoplastic Elastomers in Medical Applications
Mr. Molay Das, Manager, Market Development, Kuraray India Pvt. Ltd. , Within the medical industry, demand is rising for safe and halogen-free polymers used in manufacturing medical products. Many polymer companies are feeling the...

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Emerging Market of Platinum Cured Silicone Products in Medical Industries
Mr. Vinay Pandey, (B- Tech Rubber Technologist), Ami Polymer Pvt. Ltd. Silicones have been playing vital role as a part of product design in medical industries for more than 75 years. They don’t react with Body Organs and finds most suitable for implant devices...

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  • Conair Introduces New Cutter for Medical Tubing
  • Recent Advances in Plastics Technology for Medical Care

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Medical Packaging - Global Market Scenario
Mercy P. Bulsari (Polymer Technologist), Healthcare packaging is essential for protecting the medicines and medical equipment from contamination from air, moisture and dust. The key drivers for the growth are...

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Industry News

  • Now, MRP must on medical devices
  • Health ministry issues draft guidance document on “Essential principles for safety and performance of medical devices”
  • Covestro results buoyed by high PU, polycarbonates demand
  • Health ministry releases draft list of devices & in vitro diagnostics along with risk-based classifications
  • India’s 1st medical tech institute, Kalam Institute of Health Technology at AMTZ gets 100% financial support from DBT

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Dip-Molded Plastisol Y Connectors
Qosina stocks a variety of Y connectors manufactured from plastisol, also known as liquid polyvinyl chloride (PVC),a material used to make flexible components. These connectors are produced through a dip molding process rather than traditional injection molding. Plastisol provides exceptional flexibility, is Class VI approved and BPA- and latexfree. Dip molding is an ideal method for molding connectors as the dipping dies are cost-effective, allowing for production to be easily scaled...

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About The “Medical Grade “ Polymer Dilemma

In order to be used in medical devices, polymers must fulfill demanding standards. For plastics manufacturers this means a great deal of investment for products with restricted market potential. The product and performance characteristics for “medical grade” polymers are determined at the discretion of the manufacturer, but everybody selling polymers can have their own definition of what a medical grade is, and that can present something of a problem.


The selection of materials for medical, pharmaceutical or diagnostic applications can be a difficult task. Strict legal stipulations demand that plastics comply with standards applicable for these uses. What is necessary to transform a “standard” polymer into a “medical grade” ?


Defining and regulation


Requirements for materials used, in the manufacture of medical devices, are specified in various regulatory requirements and directives. They have to be be safe and effective and not compromise the safety of patients .The requirements for medical devices among other things, require safety, quality and suitability, toxicity and mutual compatibility with tissues, cells, body fluids and other used materials. The intended use of the medical device must always be considered in this process.


From a legal perspective it is the company that brings the medical device onto the market that is responsible for complying with any applicable regulatory requirements, but medical grade polymers have no strict definition, and very often such plastics are sold on the basis of their biocompatibility alone.


It is estimated that only about three per cent of global plastics production is destined for healthcare industry.


Not every polymer manufacturer will be willing or even able to meet the healthcare OEM’s stringent requirements in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors.


Informed suppliers can be identified by asking them how their medical grades are characterised. Suppliers sometimes will just say their polymer is tested for biocompatibility, which does not guarantee each individual batch is tested.


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