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European medical plastics sector group launched

By: EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

December 19, 2013

The Brussels-based trade association European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has launched a new sector-specific group: MedPharmPlast Europe.

Focusing on the medical and pharmaceutical sector, the group has emerged from a need identified at a conference dedicated to plastics converters in the medical devices industry and pharmaceutical packaging held in Brussels in October.

While the medical market is still growing, the international competition is fierce and entry barriers are increasingly high. The good news for the plastics industry is that polymers are at the heart of most innovations in medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging.

MedPharmPlast Europe aims to facilitate the development of market opportunities and seeks to defend the competitiveness of the European companies in the international market.

EuPC has already obtained from the European Commission the right to represent plastics for medical devices through a direct participation in the European Medical Devices Expert Group.

The inaugural meeting of MedPharmPlast Europe will take place on Jan. 28 in Brussels.