MEDICAL

Additive Manufacturing

'10 Things We’re Seeing in Machine Shops Right Now'

Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.
#bestpractices #industry4-0

Medical

Time Still to Register For PT Tech Days

It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
#scientificmolding #sustainability #industry4-0

Medical

Materials: First Flexible Acrylic Sheet Debuts on Arkema 4 Trimaran

Altuglas’s ShieldUp Flex flexible acrylic sheet is a major innovation in the world of transparent flexible plastic. 
#Elastomers

Medical

Materials: Novel TPU for Pneumatic Hoses and New Applications

BASF’s Elastollan 1598 is said to be the first ether-based TPU with the mechanical properties of ester-based TPU.

Engineering Resins

Materials: Biobased PEEK for the Medical Technology Market

Evonik’s Vestakeep Fusion biobased PEEK implant materials have osteoconductive properties.

Medical

Trelleborg Expands Silicone Molding in Minnesota

Sweden-headquartered Trelleborg has expanded its Delano, Minn. facility, adding clean room silicone molding space.

Materials

Processing Medical Plastics? Here's How to Minimize Risk

FDA now expects OEMs of healthcare products to also take responsibility for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers—making sure every supply-chain link is meeting Good Manufacturing Practices.
#Elastomers

Commodity Resins

Polyplastics to Expand Topas COC Production

New plant for ‘recyclable’ Topas cyclic olefin copolymer planned by Polyplastics                                                        
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Consumer Products

Prices Up for Nearly All Major Volume Resins--For Now

As the third quarter was coming to an end, prices of nearly all volume resins were higher or heading that way. But flat or even lower prices are seen ahead.
#polystyrene #pvc #pet

Packaging

ProMach Acquires Panther Industries

Packaging machinery maker ProMach further expands labeling and coding business with acquisition of automated labeling equipment maker Panther.