Healthcare

Whether they’re essential medical supplies such as IV bags and syringes or lifesaving medical devices such as incubators and dialysis machines, plastics help improve health and save lives around the world. Learn more about plastics’ role in medical and healthcare innovation.

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Healthcare

Innovations in Medical Care Made Possible by Plastics

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    Wait … That’s Plastic? (Safety Edition) Plastic helps keep us safe every day in some ways that you might not expect. Prepare to be surprised by these 7 real-life examples of plastics for protection! See How Plastics Help Contribute to Our Safety
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    5 Remarkable New Heart Health Innovations Made Possible by Plastics Medical advances made possible by plastics can help deliver the often lifesaving medical care our loved ones and we need. Here are a few heart health innovations made possible by plastics. See How Plastics Help With Heart Health
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    How Innovations in Plastics Help Make Millions of Lives Better Plastic innovations in health, medical and safety tools help save countless lives, prevent diseases and avoid injuries, from children in sub-Sahara Africa to suburban American families. See How
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    Liquid Bandages & Adhesives Get a Boost with Plastics Innovations in plastics have helped adhesive bandages to become staples in medicine cabinets and first-aid kits across the country. And plastics play an important role in more recent, innovative wound care technologies. Learn More