SFIP/Techtera: Healthcare Innovation: Polymer & Textile assets

12-06/2022, 08h00 - 12-07/2022, 17h00

SFIP – the French Society of Plastics Engineers – and TECHTERA – The French cluster of competitiveness of the textile industry – are organising a congress dedicated to the medical & healthcare industry on 6 and 7 December. Polymers and textiles meet the challenges of connected health, customisation, traceability and homecare. They are at the heart of solutions in a wide range of applications: medical devices, primary and secondary packaging, in-vitro diagnostics, etc. Thanks to their unique properties, they meet the regulatory requirements, of quality, safety and innovation required by this very demanding sector regarding patient protection. Three main areas are concerned: innovation, regulation & user expectations and sustainable development. It is dedicated to raw material producers, industrial and academic researchers, designers, processors/converters and manufacturers of medical use’s products, start-ups and prescribers/purchasers

> Properties/characteristicsandperformance:content/
container interaction, biocompatibility, hygiene/
asepsis/antisepsis, personalisation/customisation,
sterilisation/decontamination;
> Regulations/ legislation – Barriers and constraints;
> Specificities of medical polymers: medical grades;
> Sustainable development and eco-design: bio-based
materials and other alternatives, end-of-life manage-
ment (sorting, recycling, recyclability);
> Innovative applications and new uses: prostheses,
ortheses, implants, medical devices, textiles, dres-
sings, primary and secondary packaging, diagnostic
systems, tissue engineering;
> Smart devices: connected, sensors, embedded elec-
tronics;
> New perspectivesoffered by additive manufacturing:
customisation, function integration