Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 20 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.
If past cycles are any guide, we are overdue for a slowdown, yet M&A activity remains robust and shows no sign of declining. You can thank the baby boomers, the enduring popularity of plastic products, tax reform and attractive interest rates.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield in the UK have developed a polyurethane-based mesh embedded with estrogen. The material’s strength and elasticity make it a better fit than currently used polypropylene, and the estrogen promotes the formation of new blood vessels, accelerating healing.