Volume 94 Issue 9 | pp. 23-24
Issue Date: February 29, 2016

Why chemical companies are investing in high-end polymers

Makers of polyether ether ketone and other aromatic polyketones see a promising future for their high-end polymers
Department: Business
Keywords: polymers, PEEK, aromatic polyketones, PAEK, high-end polymers, engineering plastics, performance plastics

The Finnish start-up Synoste is developing an implant that may soon offer relief to patients whose legs differ in length.

Surgeons insert Synoste’s rod-shaped device into the femur lengthwise. The patient periodically applies a magnetic field to the area, causing the implant to extend like a telescope. New bone then grows around it. The method can lengthen the leg by several centimeters over two to three months.

The device is made, in part, of polyether . . .

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