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Article Title: Medical disposables growing 5.6 percent annually
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Publication: Plastics News, 12/29/2010
Freedonia Study: World Disposable Medical Supplies (2691)

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Global demand for medical disposables will increase 5.6 percent annually to nearly $164 billion in 2014, according to a new market study. One of the fastest growing sectors will be in diagnostic and laboratory disposables, which are projected to grow 7.1 percent annually to nearly $22.4 billion in 2014, according to Cleveland-based Freedonia Group Inc. Key products will include blood glucose test strips and other diabetes-related testing supplies, as well as drug delivery devices, catheters and accessories, and dialysis supplies.
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Article Title: Demand high for post-consumer recycled plastics
By: Heather Caliendo
Publication: Pacaging Digest, 12/19/2012
Freedonia Study: World Disposable Medical Supplies (2691)

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Gains will be driven by a number of factors, including a growing emphasis on sustainability among packaging and consumer product manufacturers, advancements in processing and sorting technologies allowing a wider variety of plastic to be recycled into high-quality resins, and an improved collection infrastructure which raises the plastic recycling rate.
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