MD&M West, SPE team up for deeper dive into medical plastics

“Single-use plastics may be beating a retreat at your local coffeehouse, supermarket and now, it seems, the entire country of China, but there is no shortage of demand in the medical device space. Au contraire: The medical plastics market is forecast to see sustained growth well into this new decade. According to a study from Grand View Research (San Francisco), the size of the global market is projected to expand at a compound annual rate of 6.1% through 2025, reaching a value of $33.5 billion. Medical devices represent the largest market for plastics in terms of value, an insight that will receive ample validation at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West trade show and conference in Anaheim, CA, from Feb. 11 to 13. Described as the world’s largest medical design and manufacturing event, MD&M West, co-located with PLASTEC West, sits at the intersection of what used to be called the miracle material (until graphene came along) and medtech. Especially noteworthy at this year’s event is a daylong conference track devoted to advances in medical plastics presented in partnership with SPE.”

Author Norbert Sparrow speaks on the daylong conference track devoted to advances in medical plastics.