PT ZONE: Medical

Beefier All-Electric Machines With Enhanced Control Features
Presses designed to dismiss the perception that all-electrics can’t handle larger, heavier molds. More (+)
MATERIALS: Expanded Range of LSRs for Medical Devices
Dow Corning's two new series of LSRs further expands its portfolio of medical-grade silicone elastomers. More (+)


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Emerald Performance Sells Additives Business to DyStar

Company's specialty additives for plastics include non-phthalate plasticizers.

Valtris Specialty Chemicals Acquires Akcros

Acquisition of Akcros broadens Valtris' plastic additives offerings and expands its global footprint.

Techmer PM Consolidates and Expands in Midwest

Batavia, Ill. operations to become Techmer PM's "Midwest Center of Excellence".

ADDITIVES: Liquid Nucleating and Clarifying Agents for Polyolefins

Riverdale Global's new family of liquid additives for PP and HDPE help reduce molding costs.

ADDITIVES: Enhanced Non-Phthalate Plasticizer

Eastman's newest non-phthalate boasts better efficiency and more.

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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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