PT ZONE: Medical

K 2016 Preview: Materials & Additives
Driving the wide range of new developments in engineered plastics and additives are higher performance, safety, and sustainability. More (+)
Absolute Haitian Hires New Southeast Regional Sales Manager
Sherman McGinnis will manage and facilitate Haitian and Zhafir injection molding machine sales for Absolute Haitian, and Well-Lih robot sales for Absolute Robot for the southeastern states. More (+)


DOTP/DEHT Plasticizer Conversion Up Nine-Fold

The move away from phthalates steadily gains speed.

LyondellBasell to Build HDPE Plant in U.S. Gulf Coast

This will be the first commercial plant to use the company's new proprietary Hyperzone PE technology.

Health, Environmental Concerns Give Non-Phthalate Plasticizers a Push

New and improved formulations are displacing leading plasticizer DEHP; DINP’s future is also now shakier.

PolyOne Forms New Advanced Composites Group

Through acquisition of two key businesses, PolyOne positions itself for "next-generation" composites development.

Medical Equipment Poised for More Growth

Growth could hit 9-10% by year’s end.

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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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