PT ZONE: Medical

PT Article K Reporter’s Notebook Materials: New 3D Printer Uses COCs for Microfluidic Devices; ABS Terpolymer for 3D Printing
Specially designed 3D printer uses COCs for microfluidics; new ABS player promotes terpolymer for additive manufacturing. More (+)
Positive Signs for Appliances
Indicators suggest growth in production of appliances should kick in mid-2017. More (+)


September’s Index—49.5

Custom processors grow for fifth month in seven.

August’s Index—48.7

Custom processors grow for fourth month out of six.

Vaulting to Number One Among Heavy-Gauge Thermoformers

For Wilbert Plastic Services, it’s all about bringing together design and engineering to add value for customers.

Medical Murray Adds Two New Cleanrooms

Medical device firm adds clean rooms in Illinois and North Carolina plants.

BLOW MOLDING: Injection-Blow Machine With Rotary Platen at K 2016

Injection machine converted to injection-blow.

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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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