Medical material suppliers stress safety, sustainability


NEW YORK (July 2, 4:20 p.m. ET) -- The need to reduce costs, provide safer materials and improve patient safety -- along with the shift to more home health care -- continues to provide a wealth of opportunities for companies that compound and engineer materials for medical devices.

“Hospitals are concerned about whether devices or components contain halogens, phthalates and bisphenol A,” said Scott Hanson, global industry leader for the medical market segment of the specialty plastics business of Eastman Chemical Co. ...
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