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Recycled carbon-fiber materials supplier has announced plans to increase the capacity of its Coseley, West Midlands, facility to satisfy increasing demand from large volume, commercial applications that require product supply on a significant scale.
Solvay Specialty Polymers (Brussels) has announced that China-based artificial joint manufacturer Okani Medical Technology has developed an all-polymer knee implant using Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK).
Insulating and weight-reduced solutions are targeted, with processors also standing to benefit from cycle time reduction through faster cooling and reduced shrinkage and warpage in glass-fiber-filled grades.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found that microscopic flaws in material structure led to failure in polymer stents over time. They have developed a method that would help scientists better evaluate the performance of degradable polymer devices.