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Polymer Basics for Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl chloride is the third most produced plastic worldwide, just behind polyethylene and polypropylene, and it is the most widely used plastic in medical...

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Polymer Basics for Polyamides

Chemists and life scientists define polyamides as polymers whose repeating molecular units are chained together with amide links. These materials integrate hardness,...

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Polymer Basics for Biopolymers

  Biopolymers have revolutionized lifesaving treatments and medical devices used in healthcare today. Scientists use these macromolecules to deliver drugs to patients,...

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Polymer Basics for High Temperature Thermoplastics

  High temperature thermoplastics are melt-processable plastics with extreme heat resistance. They are also referred to as high performance or engineering polymers due...

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Sterilization Compatibility for Natural Polymers

  Unlike synthetic polymers derived from petroleum, natural polymers occur in nature and can be extracted. These polymers are either formed by addition polymerization or...

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Sterilization Compatibility for Synthetic Polymers

  Synthetic polymers are essential in various medical applications as they are used to make a range of healthcare devices. They replace glass, metal, and other standard...

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Polymer Basics for Elastomers

  In Brief The word elastomer is derived from the term 'elastic polymer.' Elastomers are rubbery materials composed of polymers that can return to their original shape...

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Polymer Basics for Acetals

  In Brief Acetals are easy to machine, general-purpose engineering plastics of outstanding dimensional stability. They are high molecular and high crystalline plastics...

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