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Published: 7/25/2017

So You Want to Be in Medical Plastics? Ask Yourself These Questions First
A medical custom processor cautions those in the field, or wanting to get into it, about regulatory trends that add complexity and risks to an already demanding market sector. Understanding the answers to four key questions can help clarify the issu...

Published: 7/20/2017

General Polymers Further Expands its Thermoplastic Materials Portfolio
The less than a year-old company has expanded its geographic reach as well.

Published: 7/19/2017

Trinseo Expands into Soft-Touch Polymers Through Acquisition
Italy's API has a broad portfolio including TPEs, TPUs, EVA-based compounds, two component PU, as well as bioplastics.

Published: 6/27/2017

Medical Molder Sweats the Small Stuff to Deliver Big Results
Embracing lean manufacturing and scientific molding keeps Freudenberg Medical on top of customer demands for defect-free deliveries as it expands into full device manufacturing, 100% automated inspection, and 3D-printed tooling for quicker product l...

Published: 6/23/2017

Reports: U.S. Plastics Equipment Shipments Continue to Slip; Germany Forecasts Growth
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were 7.5% lower year over year, marking three straight quarters of contraction for the North American plastics machinery sector.

Published: 6/8/2017

Aurora Plastics Acquires Canada's Reinier Plastics
U.S. PVC compounder expands custom PVC compounding capabilities via acquisition.

Published: 5/31/2017

Medical-Tubing Innovator Bets on Silicone Solutions
Trelleborg gains footprint in silicone-based implantable medical extrusions.

Published: 4/25/2017

Molder & Moldmaker Embraces Minimalist Tooling Philosophy
RenyMed’s niche consists of projects where it can offer not only molding, but help in designing and making the unique, compact, modular tools that are a company specialty.

Published: 3/27/2017

Prices Up for All Commodity Resins, Including ABS, PC, Nylons 6, 66
Reversal of some factors driving prices up could change the trajectory in the second or third quarter.

Published: 3/24/2017

Suppliers Team Up to Run Precision Fluoropolymer Tubing at Medical Show
Catheter tubing with an x-ray stripe made with contributions from four equipment suppliers.