PT ZONE: Medical

Switch to Bioplastic Helps Molder ‘Go Green’
Labcon opts for surgarcane-derived HDPE to make its packaging more earth-friendly. More (+)
INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Presses, Robots & Cell Automation
Everything molders need to compete in markets from automotive to medical was on display in Orlando. Besides a huge number of new machine models, there was emphasis on cell integration and automation. More (+)


Moon’s Rise: Extreme Molding’s Joanne Moon Reflects on 38 Years in Medical

Nearly 40 years in medical plastics working in extrusion and injection with stops at an OEM, a startup, a material supplier and finally a custom molding operation give Joanne Moon a very unique perspective on the intersection of plastics and healthcare.

Italian Equipment Makers Aim For U.S. Expansion

Expansion plans by some Italian plastics equipment manufacturers are focused on North America

Transplants: More Evidence of Processing’s Resurgence in U.S.

Three major firms set up first processing operations in America.

20 Questions for Medical Molders

Before you ask medical device manufacturing advisor Mark Bonifacio any questions, he has a few for you—20 to be exact.

Compression Blow Forming: Promising New Process for Long Runs

‘Game-changing’ technology is overcoming initial growing pains with a new generation of machines.

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Plastics are pervasive in medical, from tiny extruded catheters to tamper-evident medicine caps to huge MRIs that are built using thermoformed parts. Plastics have made health care simpler and less painful and made new techniques and prostheses possible. To compete in this market, processors need to have commitment to quality and consistency. In this zone you will learn about the tools, techniques, new materials and equipment that make this commitment possible.

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