Medical Plastic Data Service Magazine



Our 28th Year of Publication
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Cover Story

Indian Medical Disposables Industry & Contribution Of Plastics

Shri Kishore Narain Khanna
Managing Director, Romsons Group Of Industries & Jt. Co-ordinator, Association Of Indian Medical device Industry (AiMeD)


  1. Humans have used medical devices for thousands of years.

  2. Metal was the principal material for a very long time.

  3. Scientists began experimenting with plastics in the late 18th century.

  4. Refined Production Techniques led to mass production of plastics.

  5. Which in turn led to the Revolution in Medical Device Innovations.

  6. Modern Healthcare would not be possible without the use of Plastics.

  7. Things we take for granted like syringes, heart valves, Intravenous bags and what not, are all made of plastics.

  8. The list of plastic materials in Hospitals is almost endless.

The Transition to Plastics in Medical Devices

Syringes are a good example of how plastics have benefited public health through single-use applications.

1. They are disposable
2. Eliminate Blood-bourne diseases such as HIV, Hep-B, etc.
3. No need to re-sterilize
4. Much more economical than the metallic Glass Syringes
5. Reduce the risk of Needle Stick injuries
6. Reduce the risk of im-proper re-sterilization (for reuse).

Global Demand For Medical Polymers

Global demand for medical polymers reached nearly $280 Billion in 2019, and that amount is expected to exceed $409.5 Billion by 2023.


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