MEDICAL

Multi-Component

Freudenberg Medical Adds Six Machines

The Arburg, Wittmann Battenfeld and Toyo machines installed in Baldwin Park, Calif. support component production for in-vitro diagnostic test kits.

Medical

Diversified Plastics Installs Six Vertical Injection Molding Machines

The company added all-electric Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, Niigata and Nissei molding machines  to its Minnesota facility in support of medical device customers and other manufacturers.

Injection Molding

PTA Plastics Adds Six Injection Molding Machines

The injection molder split the new Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld machines between its facilities in Longmont, Colo. and Oxford, Conn.

Consumer Products

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 3

Processors and resin makers step up; biobased/renewable PP makes commercial strides; BOPE makes inroads as monolayer contender; and, performance PP for engineering applications & sustainability 'shines'. 
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Injection Molding

Keeping It in the Family: Medical Molder Grows with Second Generation at the Helm

Evolving from a two-man moldmaking company in a rented garage to three unique businesses, including a new medical injection molding unit, with 185 full-time employees, Micro Mold, Plastikos and Plastikos Medical enter their fourth decade family-led and poised for growth.
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Post-Processing

Is Your Ultrasonic Welder Up to the Challenge of Medical Processing?

New technology meets the industry’s requirements for repeatable, consistent welds in smaller and more intricate medical components. Follow these tips to make sure your equipment meets these market demands.  

Electronics

European Machinery Suppliers See Steadying Markets

After a sharp drop in activity at the start of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery sector has corrected with 2020 orders tracking only 3% below 2019 levels, while Austria’s Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld saw North American bright spots.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

NewAge Adds Tubing Capacity in Coronavirus Fight

Processors add three new Davis-Standard silicone extruders to increase production of tubing line.

Additive Manufacturing

Custom Molder Enhances Disinfection Equipment With Novel Nozzle Design

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, Protolabs' innovative nozzle protector successfully augments Foam-iT's flagship fog-mist disinfectant units.
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