PT ZONE: Medical

Ineos Completes Full Acquisition of Styrolution
Now fully-owned by Ineos, Styrolution will continue to operate as a stand-alone business within Ineos Industries Holdings. More (+)
ADDITIVES: Anti-Counterfeiting Tag Technology Compatible With Broad Range Of Plastics
Plastics Color launches proprietary anti-counterfeiting taggant masterbatch technology for packaging and consumer goods. More (+)


MATERIALS: Specialty PC for Lighting & PC/PET for Medical Devices

At the recent Fakuma International trade show, Styron debuted two new Emerge Advance Resin grades.

DSM to Build New High-Viscosity Nylon 6 Plant

DSM's first North American high-viscosity nylon 6 plant to planned for start-up in mid-2016.

Slide Show: 2014 SPE Thermoforming Awards

SPE’s Thermoforming Division accepted 25 submissions, including a number from first-time participants and one from as far afield as India, according to Steve Zamprelli, 2014 Parts Competition Chair. Awards were presented in 11 categories plus the student parts competition, and one of the category winners also received the Peoples’ Choice award based on a poll of attendees.

PLA Supplier Gets Grant To Explore Biomethane As Feedstock

NatureWorks and Calysta receive DOE grant aimed at ongoing program to develop Ingeo PLA feedstock diversification.

Expanded NPE3D Pavilion Announced By SPI

Eighteen companies are already planning to exhibit in the newly-expanded NPE3D pavillion at NPE2015.

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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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