The added value of a dedicated supplier for health care applications – Sustainability, an innovative challenge in healthcare

Describing the current status of the industry in methods, materials, challenges and solutions. The rules and regulations become even more strict for any new healthcare application to comply to. This could cause reluctance to involve sustainability in the requirements, but this step is needed to keep track and be prepared for the near future. Albis shows the current landscape.

A presentation by Edwin van der Heul, Business Development Healthcare at ALBIS.

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Question 1: What drives you?
Trying to find the best possible solution for any individual application in healthcare according the specific requirements of the application

Question 2: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
To implement sustainability as part of the selecting criteria for new healthcare applications.

Question 3: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
They have an extra challenge in the selection process

Question 4: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Any validation process takes time, 2 – 3 years are easily gone by, so any concern today will proof to be right in 2 – 3 years time.

About Edwin van der Heul
Edwin started his carrier in 1986 at Albis Benelux and worked in several commercial functions before becoming the Business Development Manager Healthcare, responsable for Benelux, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Turkiye and many other countries in the Mediterranean area. He is a consulting partner for OEM’s, Design houses, Captive molders and converters when it comes to plastics to be used in healthcare applications and works closely together with his sales colleagues.
He is married, has 2 sons and is based in the Rotterdam area.

ALBIS is one of the world’s leading globally operating companies in the distribution of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. With technical know-how, a strong distribution network and a passion for the best solution, ALBIS offers its customers as an independent distributor one of the market-leading and most comprehensive product portfolios for the entire plastics processing industry.

The healthcare industry is served by ALBIS with highly innovative polymers and compound solutions and bespoke medical grade plastics. ALBIS’ product offering is complemented by industry leading technical support as well as regulatory service and material compliance certifications. A fully dedicated and global team of healthcare experts is supporting ALBIS’ customers with in-depth material and industry knowledge.

Edwin van der Heul is speaker at the 2022 edition of the Health Tech Event.

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