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Studies Boost Prospects For High-Speed Extrusion
Study shows that high-speed, single-screw extruder can significantly boost the processing capability of a small-diameter machine for a wide range of applications
Article Published: 1/28/2013
Making the Value Connection In Proprietary Molding
“We make components that go into other devices.
Article Published: 12/27/2012
Nylon Replaces Stainless Steel in Surgical Devices
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A 50% glass-filled Ixef polyarylamide (PARA, also known as MXD6 nylon) from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., delivers the high strength, rigidity, moldability, and ultra-smooth finish needed to replace stainless st...
Article Published: 10/1/2012
Learn About Tools & Strategies for Molding Productivity & Competitiveness
The Molding 2013 Conference next Jan. 21-23 in New Orleans will present a wealth of first-hand testimony from injection molders about proven ways to add value, cut costs, grow your business, and profit from sustainable manufacturing.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
High-Flow PEEK Makes Small, Intricate Pipette Tips
WEB EXCLUSIVE: An unfilled grade of Victrex 90 Series high-flow PEEK from Victrex USA was used to mold small medical pipette tips.
Article Published: 9/4/2012
Understanding Automation for Pipette Molding
While simple looking enough, the pipette can be challenging to process. They generally have to be produced in high volumes without sacrificing quality due to their demanding applications. Automation is key to making this happen.
Article Published: 8/27/2012
Overcoming IML’s Challenges To Reap Its Rewards
In-mold labeling has advanced dramatically over the past 20 years, but mostly in Europe. Here is what you need to know to bring IML to your operation.
Article Published: 7/30/2012
The Role of Screw Design In Efficient Extrusion Of Medical Devices
For extruders of medical tubing, screw design plays a key role in maintaining dimensional control, physical properties, and more.
Article Published: 7/30/2012
Glass-Like Colored COC for Pharma Packaging, Medical Devices
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A collaboration between Clariant Masterbatches, Holden, Mass., and Topas Advanced Polymers, Florence, Ky., is bringing bright, clear colors to pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices made of TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). C...
Article Published: 6/29/2012
TPE Replaces Rubber in Resealable Closure for Infusion Bags
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A two-component, injection molded resealable closure for infusion bags has been developed by Bolivia’s Matriplast SA using a special TPE from Kraiburg TPE in Germany (U.S. office in Duluth, Ga.). Matriplast specializes in plasti...
Article Published: 6/29/2012

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