Medical Plastics to Command the Spotlight High Tech to Shine at CHINAPLAS 2019
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Benefiting from economic growth, population expansion and an intensifying aging phenomenon, coupled with everyone’s increasing concern about health issues, the global demand for medical devices is increasing sharply. In North America, it is expected the spending on healthcare will register a growth of 5.9% from 2017 to 2025. In Europe, rising demand for both dental and physical body implants is expected to have a positive impact on the medical plastics industry. In the Middle East and Africa, meanwhile, demand for medical components such as disposable gloves, syringes, and catheters will drive the market.
In China, the industry also expects to see substantial growth. This can be attributed to increasing private and public healthcare expenditures, and an increasing geriatric population, among other factors. In addition, at the beginning of 2019 three commercial giants —– Baidu, Tencent, and Huawei —– announced their entry into the medical device market. Experts project huge demand for Chinese medical devices as well as for high-end medical equipment.
In response to the trend, CHINAPLAS 2019, with focus on “Smart Manufacturing, Innovative Materials, Green & Circular Solutions”, is turning a spotlight on medical plastics sector. CHINAPLAS will provide an opportunity for upstream and downstream of medical companies to network and learn about best practices, leading to a “safe, high precision manufacturing, portable” medical industry.
Novel Materials Support Medical Product Makers
Clearly a new PP resin
Self-lubricating liquid silicone rubber
PEEK and PPSU
Smart manufacturing has a role to play
Riding on the wave of “Made in China 2025”, China’s ability to manufacture precision and mechatronics equipment has been strengthened, propelling the energetic development of the medical device industry.
Stringent requirements for equipment precision and environmental cleanliness are imposed on medical device manufacturers. The JE Series precision automatic injection molding machine by Powerjet Plastic Machinery Co., Ltd. is characterized by its fast speed, stability, energy saving, cleanliness, and precision. It has no hydraulic oil leakage and is a better choice for the production requirements of clean workshop environment for medical equipment and disposables packaging, in addition to satisfying needs related to unmanned, automated and intelligent production.
The medical puncture needle mold is an example of a precision injection mold, and since the resulting product made from it comes into contact with the human body, the product inspection requirements are very strict. JT Mold Technology Co., Ltd. will introduce Asia’s first Hot-Runner Side Gate mold during CHINAPLAS 2019. This mold set is made of German 2083 steel, which ensures minimal thermal deformation and excellent discharge performance. It employs the firm’s new 48-hole, full Hot-Runner Side Gate System technology, and can match the product core with the cavity.
With the rise in popularity of interventional therapy techniques, the demand for precision medical tubing is increasing. As an industry leader in polymer processing, Davis-Standard understands the extrusion demands of the global medical tube market, to include strict tolerances, high speeds, cleanroom-specific equipment, and good process support. Davis-Standard can design a complete turnkey extrusion system according to a customer’s strict product requirements. Its Connecticut laboratory in the United States supports the development of new medical tubing applications such as microcavity tubes, multi-lumen tubes, and taper tubing, as well as the ability to process tubing with alternative polymers. Living standards have been improving while people also are becoming more aware of health issues, leading to a considerable demand for home medical equipment. Many tests and treatments can be done at home, rendering some hospital visits unnecessary. As a result, miniaturized, portable medical devices are in growing demand.
Additionally, devices that are more compact and flexible are also desired for use in minimally invasive surgeries and precision medical treatments. At the same time, welding process requirements are getting more stringent, especially for small, thin-wall medical products that require a high degree of assembly precision. Branson Ultrasonics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.’s GSX platform provides advanced control and precise positioning of the mechatronic control system with pressure stepping and better process control, enabling higher energy-transfer capacity, high-quality welding, lower scrap rates, and increased production.
Concurrent Event—Medical Plastics Connect
It is expected that the show will attract more than 180,000 professional visitors from 150 countries and regions to visit CHINAPLAS! Many well-known enterprises in the industry have already signed up for the show. As of now, enterprises that have confirmed their participation in this annual event include Medtronic, Siemens, MicroPort, Mindray, Baxter, Wego, Kindly Group, SonoScape, Baihe Medical, Royal Philips, Tuoren, Bain Medical, etc.
Visitors can enjoy admission discount through online pre-registration from now till 10 am, May 14, 2019, at an early-bird rate of USD 7.5 for a four-day pass. To pre-register, please visit www.ChinaplasOnline.com/prereg. For more information about CHINAPLAS 2019, please visit www.ChinaplasOnline.com.
Source: Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd.