PT ZONE: Medical

PT Article Continued Optimism, Job Satisfaction Shown by Plastics Salary & Industry Survey
Latest plastics salary survey by SPE and Gros Executive Recruiters shows continued uptick in both salaries and job satisfaction. More (+)
MATERIALS: High-Performance Shielding Compounds
Lehvoss' new shielding compounds offer higher performance and at smaller wall thicknesses. More (+)


Beach Mold & Tool Announces $23.3 Million Expansion In Indiana

The company plans to purchase several large injection molding presses and to update existing equipment.

MATERIALS: TPEs for Extreme Conditions

They withstand very high and low temperatures, UV, and abrasion.

Transplant Processor to Make Medical Parts in U.S.

Extruding micro tubing with special materials.

New Design Standards for Molders of Medical Connectors

The goal is to prevent dangerous misconnections through revisions of designs and materials choices.

Bayer MaterialScience Business To Be Named Covestro

The new name for Bayer's MaterialScience business that will be spun off is Covestro, effective Sept. 1.

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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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