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Abstract Nothing lasts forever. Great products might not last forever, but they usually last a long time. But no matter how great the product is, there will come a point in time where a thing no longer has any value. It then becomes waste. To be thrown in the trash. And then what? How do you design a product to account for its expected end of life? Or an unexpected end? How do you evaluate materials based on what happens…Find out more »
Abstract This presentation will include important design parameters that should be considered when specifying a plastic for a medical device. It will also recommend resources for aiding you during the selection process. The interrelationships between polymer structure and physical properties will be highlighted as well as polymer classifications. Examples of medical devices will be included toward the end of the presentation demonstrating how this information can be applied to real world applications. About the Speaker Michael Paloian is president of…Find out more »
Sustainability is to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life. It also brings social progress and an increase in quality of life across the globe. In simplest terms sustainability is about our children, grandchildren and the world we will leave them i.e. Next generation.
Three pillars of sustainability:
1. Circular economy (CE) – Reduce - Reuse - Recycle are the key factors in sustainability. It is a concept that turns goods at the end of their service life into resources for others, closing loops in industrial ecosystems, minimizing the waste, reducing the amount of non-renewal feedstocks while increasing the physical and aesthetic attributes of a product and following sustainable methods.
2. People – People want to feel good about the products they purchase. Part of that is sustainability - simply, they want to buy “something green” because it makes them feel like they are contributing to the environment and society for the young and next generation. Sustainability is the new normal. The awareness for sustainable products is growing, and companies benefit because of the growing demand for environmentally friendly products. 3. Environment – It is our responsibility to conserve natural resources and protect global ecosystems to support health and wellbeing, now and in the future.
The long-term goal is to create a circular economy in which most of the plastic waste can be reused in a high-quality and quantity with the help of suitable compounding technologies and value-add product modifiers - whether it is consumer plastics industries, medical device field or rubber industries.
This seminar aims to show factors affecting sustainability, end users understanding about sustainability, challenges in circular economy and possible solutions to overcome some of the challenges. This seminar will clearly show some of the ways companies can make more sustainable plastic products that are not just greener, but also perform better. Compounding and value-add product modifiers makes it possible!
With many environmental issues and debates on sustainability and circular economy there is a growing consumer interest in environmentally friendly sustainable technologies, businesses and products. This growing demand will not solve all of our challenges, but they can have a significant positive impact in utilizing plastics waste for the best.
What: Medical Plastic Division – Virtual Technical Forum & Networking Event When: 1st Wednesday of the Month; 5PM-6PM EST Agenda: 5:00PM-5:30PM Invited Speaker / Technical Seminar 5:30PM-6:00PM Networking (topical break out rooms lead by BoD members) Presentation: “Innovating Inside the Box: Challenges & Considerations When Customizing a ‘Platform’ Delivery Device” Speaker: Doug Boyd, PE, PMP Vice President, Device Development – Medical Device Solutions Battelle Memorial Institute Anyone interested in informally meeting and networking with the…Find out more »
As members of the Medical Plastics Division, you are cordially invited to join the MPD Board of Directors for an informal virtual meeting to chat, catch-up, and network. We will kick off the meeting with a presentation from an invited speaker (including a short Questions & Answers session), followed by a “half-hour social” to network virtually. For more details or meeting invite please email: Louis Somlai or Pierre Moulinie Wednesday June 2, 2021 6:00-6:30PM EDT “Computational Modeling for…Find out more »
Medical device failures occur more often than we would like. Many times, these failures stem from material, design, or processing issues. During this presentation strategies for fielding robust medical products will be discussed through capabilities and case studies. Topics will include material selection, polymer welding (ultrasonic, laser, IR, spin, etc.), dissimilar material joining, modeling, and characterization. Case studies will be used to show novel applications for small parts, as thin as 0.003 inches, and continuous fiber filled thermoplastics. The audience will gain an understanding of new ways to join and assemble medical devices in a cost effective and reliable manner.Find out more »
The SPE Medical Plastics Division is happy to announce MiniTec 2021 “Medical Plastics to Help Save the World” To be a LIVE In-Person event within the MD&M Conference Program August 10, 2021, Anaheim, CAFind out more »