Plastics in healthcare

Plastic materials are essential in all areas of healthcare, from the most basic products, such as plasters, to the most advanced medical devices. Their use in medicine has helped improve patients’ quality of life, reduce costs and increase hygiene. Innovation in biopolymers, i.e. materials for pharmaceutical and medical use in conjunction with biological systems, presents infinite possibilities in the field of health.

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AIMPLAS develops rapid antibody test that is more sensitive than commercial tests in detecting immunity to SARS-CoV-2 and UK variant

A project managed by AIMPLAS has developed a new process for producing rapid COVID-19 tests. According to clinical trials in patients, the test can detect antibodies, as well as the UK variant, with a sensitivity of over 98%.

AIMPLAS makes its resources and production capacity available in the fight against COVID-19 and has designed a new mask with replaceable filters

Given the health emergency generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, AIMPLAS is working to make its knowledge of materials, its capacity for design, prototyping and manufacture, […]

Antibacterial Film Based on Essential Oils for Hospital Use

The European FLEXPOL project has developed an innovative antibacterial plastic film using nanoencapsulated essential oils that is more eco-friendly than current hygienization methods.

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Plastic Identification Testing: a solution to food contamination by foreign bodies

The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) has received a notification from the Dutch health authorities through the Rapid Alert System […]

Results of bisphenol A (BPA) restriction proposal in thermal paper

The Committee for Socio-economic Assessment of ECHA has determined that the benefits of restricting bisphenol A in thermal paper are going to be less than […]

Pest control by using plastics

Mosquitoes, flies and phlebotoma, as well as other insects, are vectors of several diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya, leishmaniose, etc. These plagues, together […]