Plastics are part of our day-to-day life whether we realise it or not. Life without plastics is difficult because it is utilised in mobile phones, televisions, computers, calculators, cars, water bottles, the healthcare industry, etcetera.
In short, plastics are crucial for the production of solar cells, solar panels and windmills, as they are weather-resistant, durable and made according to maximum safety standards.
- Less Infection
Plastics in the healthcare industry help in avoiding infections. High-tech polymers and anti-microbial plastic are created and utilised in devices which lessen the risk of infection to patients.
These plastics kill most bacteria on high-touch surfaces preventing infections. Furthermore, plastic disposables, plastic containers which resist hazardous substances and sterilised plastic packaging help in keeping infection rates low.
- Fewer Costs
By making use of sterile and re-usable plastics, stakeholder’s money in the medical industry is being saved. The plastic devices used in the healthcare industry are cheaper to produce and very easy to replace.
The re-usable plastics have longer useful lives when compared to single-use metal devices or medical products prepared from lesser materials.
- Novel Medical Devices
Novel medical devices can be made by utilising plastics in the healthcare industry, and some of them include pacemakers, joint replacement devices, etc. They are even replacing the metal instruments in the healthcare.
By consuming plastics, new medical devices can improve patients’ lives, enhancing the quality of care patients receive and even cause less pain when compared to the metal devices. The plastics can be moulded into various shapes and sizes with less production cost.
- Environmental-Friendly Devices
Plastics medical devices and instruments have longer service and reduce the product failures that happen due to corrosion. Metallic devices tend to wear out because of friction and organics interfering with their functionality.
Hence, plastics can withstand tough stresses and last longer because of their structural integrity and flexibility.
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