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2013 was a good year for North American equipment suppliers; can '14 overcome a slow start?
The North American plastics equipment market saved its best for last in 2013, delivering shipments valued at $335.1 million in the fourth quarter—the best three-month stretch of the year and up 3% from the previous quarter. Will that momentum hold i...
Blog Published: 4/2/2014
“Maybe BPA isn't so bad after all”
That’s how Jon Hamilton, a reporter at National Public Radio’s (NPR) science desk, began his story this week on a new report by government scientists published in the journal Toxicological Sciences, which concludes what many reports on bisphenol A (...
Blog Published: 2/28/2014
Custom Molder Gets More Mileage From 3D Printer
Use of 3D printer to save time and money in new ways is satisfying to custom molder.
Blog Published: 2/28/2014
Milacron acquires Kortec building its coinjection portfolio
Milacron is building an impressive injection technology portfolio that will give it greater reach into packaging markets.
Blog Published: 2/19/2014
How ‘sticky’ is your business?
Medical means less cyclicality and higher margins—those are two broadly agreed upon assumptions about the market—but is there another aspect that keeps processors pushing to enter the space?
Blog Published: 2/18/2014
Study Ranks Phthalates, Alternatives for Medical Devices
Now there's a clearer understanding of how a specific change of plasticizer may impact the performance of a non-PVC medical device.
Blog Published: 2/13/2014
Does ‘Scientific Molding’ Make a Difference?
Medical molder MRPC, for one, swears by it.
Blog Published: 1/30/2014
Coming Up: LSR That Sticks to More Thermoplastics
A next-generation self-adhesive LSR will bond to additional engineering thermoplastics.
Blog Published: 1/9/2014
‘Reshoring’ Benefits Mexico, Too
Another molder is betting on Mexico getting its share of the “reshoring” trend from Asia to NAFTA.
Blog Published: 1/2/2014
Are Medical Plastics ‘China-Proof’? For How Long?
Custom injection molders often tell me that one of the advantages of the medical market is that it is relatively “China-proof”—that is, that it is so highly regulated that medical OEMs feel more confident that they can audit FDA compliance of suppli...
Blog Published: 12/27/2013

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