MedPharmPlast Europe

MedPharmPlast Europe is a sector group of EuPC created in 2014 by and for companies involved in the whole supply chain of plastic medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging in Europe.

Press Release - MedPharmPlast Europe - first meeting

Brussels, 24th October 2013 
MedPharmPlast Europe 
On the 2nd of October 2013, EuPC held the first European meeting of MedPharmPlast 
in Brussels with the support of the French and Belgian Plastics Federations and the 
participation of the EU Commission, on the medical and pharmaceutical plastics devices 
The objective of the new group is to create the platform where companies involved in plastics 
for medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging can meet, discuss and share information at 
European level. 
Around 40 participants attended the event showing the industry interest in having a European 
group for this market. Although a lot of organizations already exist for medical devices 
manufacturers, nothing exists to represent the interest of plastics and plastics converters. 
The Medical markets represent strong growth opportunities whilst getting more mature but still 
some challenges should be faced by the industry: strong international competition, substances 
issues, small volumes of raw materials and an extremely complex and rapidly changing 
regulatory framework. 
The different comments and exchanges of the meeting resulted in the EuPC Position Paper 
regarding the recent proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on medical devices, and amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, aiming at banning lots of chemical substances in Medical Devices. The plenary vote is planned for 22 October 2013. EuPC has already asked and obtained from the European Commission the right to represent plastics for medical devices through a direct participation in the European Medical Devices Expert Group.

EuPC calls to the EU plastics companies producing medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging to join MedPharmPlast Europe in order to create a strong group to work together and defend the interest of the industry.