Conventional plastics such as PE, PC, PP and PVC are among the most commonly used polymers.
Bio-based plastics are increasingly being used in medical technology. Like other industries, the health sector also has to deal with the issue of sustainability. The EU is pushing for the transformation of the European economy towards a fossil-independent circular economy .
Manufacturers are now faced with the challenge of increasing the use of “medical grade bioplastics” or Medical recycled plastics . Because safety is paramount in medicine.
It is a good thing that bioplastics, like their established conventional plastic precursors, have all the necessary properties in this respect: Barrier properties, sterilization capability etc. are no problem when choosing the right bio-material.