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Break the mold on design, safety, sustainability, and more!
The healthcare industry relies on plastics. From hospitals and clinics to home procedures, plastics help to heal, bring comfort, stop the spread of disease, advance preventative medicine, and save lives. Not a single physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, technician or aide can do his or her work without plastic devices, components, packaging and supplies.
The first-ever Medical Products Pavilion at NPE2012 will be an unparalleled showcase for all medical manufacturers to discover the new and emerging technologies for improving products or developing new ones. Also SPI’s Business of Plastics Conference will feature a full day track on Medical & Healthcare, while SPI’s ANTEC technical program has a dedicated section to plastics in medical.
Reshape the Future with Medical Solutions on the Show Floor
Search the exhibitors’ product lines online and create a “My Show Planner” schedule to organize your trip to NPE2012. A remarkable number of equipment system suppliers at NPE2012 will feature clean room capabilities, from processing machines that operate without lubricants and other contaminants, to auxiliaries with small footprints for enclosed molding lines with limited space and complete controlled-environment production cells.
Primary process equipment on exhibit will range from extruders for medical tubing, to thermoformers for procedure kits, injection molding machines for insert-molding endoscopes and catheters and complete molding and packing operations for pharmaceutical containers.
Raw materials on exhibit will include a vast range of regulation-compliant formulations optimized for elasticity, clarity, shelf life, sterilization resistance, lipid-resistance and other medical-specific properties.
Also exhibiting will be custom molders, extrusion processors and thermoformers with medical-industry experience, providing a variety of services in addition to primary processing, such as design, toolmaking, assembly, decoration and packaging.
Medical equipment and devices have traditionally been a highlight of past SPI design competitions and will play an important part in International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) at NPE2012. After an extremely successful debut at NPE2009, the IPDC will return to NPE2012 with even more entries representing a wide array of end-markets and technologies. This competition is what "breaking the mold" is all about-as entrants from any end market and from any country submit innovative new designs and compete in categories such as medical, sustainability, emerging technology and even a People's Choice award that tallied 10,000-plus votes in 2009.