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        Health care

        A market increase of 8% is anticipated in polymers utilizable in health care. The tendency nowadays is to substitute conventional materials with highly efficient polymers such as polypropylene and PVC in medical equipment. Growth in this trade is also bolstered by requirements linked with an ageing population, in particular in developed economies. There is heightened demand for various packaging systems, including blood bags.
        Plastics are utilized in various health care and hygienic items – e.g. products for personal hygiene (nappies, liners), surgical and hospital wear and sets, medical products and aids