Sounding off on PVC bans, biomaterials' pricing and antimicrobials

05/18/2012

Widespread efforts under way today to replace polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in medical applications are largely a waste of resources and energy, says Len Czuba, the president of his own product development firm, Czuba Enterprises Inc.

PlasticsToday interviewed Czuba on what he considers the most significant trends taking place today in medical plastics.

He is a former president of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), former medical device development engineer at Baxter Healthcare Corp. and is listed as an inventor on 15 patents in the medical device field. Czuba holds a BS in biosciences from Southern Illinois University and has more than 30 years of experience in polymer synthesis, compounding, and material development in the medical device industry.
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