PT ZONE: Medical

Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers. More (+)
PT Article Can Trump, Republicans Usher in New “Golden Era” of Manufacturing in U.S.?
The Plastics Industry Association believes the potential good (business friendly tax policy + relaxed regulation) of the pending Trump administration will outweigh any potential bad (new checks on trade). More (+)


PolyOne’s 2018 Color Palettes Influenced by Global Megatrends

The four new palettes were developed to resonate with evolving and long-term societal trends.

November Index—48.2

Despite drop, signs are positive for 2017. Future business expectations are way up.

Smart Manufacturing Needs Smart People

According to one CEO who runs a smart factory himself, the whole concept must begin with people, not machines.

Hexpol TPE Starts Up North American Production

The company's latest global expansion capabilities installed at its RheTech Colors facility in Ohio.

Moderate Decline Shown in Third Quarter by CES Machinery Data

The Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) says this was the first quarterly decline since third quarter 2015.

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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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