PT ZONE: Medical

ADDITIVES: Process Additives With High Mineral, FR Levels
Struktol will feature newly developed processing aid masterbatches with high levels of minerals and FR packages. More (+)
PT Article Injection Molder or Medical Device Supplier?
The line between molders and medical device suppliers is increasingly being blurred as formerly custom shops take on finished device production. More (+)

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Nypro Ramps Up Cleanroom Injection Molding in Texas

Nypro Healthcare initiated cleanroom injection molding at its Coppell, Texas facility in August, as the division of Jabil readies to launch a finished medical device.

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations

If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.

Mack Moves Into Medical Disposables With New Cleanroom

At a customer’s request and after a $2 million investment in people and technology, custom molder and contract manufacturer Mack Molding, Arlington, Vt., is making its first foray into high‐volume, single‐use medical components.

MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability

Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives.

Orlando Startup To Showcase 'Green', Affordable Graphene Additive

Garmor plans to display samples of plastic composites using its low-cost graphene oxide at NPE2015 Startup Garage.

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OVERVIEW:
Medical

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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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