MEDICAL

Construction

Materials: Cost-Efficient PEEK as Replacement for PAI in Industrial Applications

Domo’s Thermec K, blended with a solid polymeric lubricant, is targeted for uses ranging from bushings & bearings to food processing machinery components.

Medical

SABIC Steps-Up Specialty Thermoplastic Resins Fulfillment to Expedite Production of Critical COVID-19 Equipment

Two Chinese manufacturers swiftly received SABIC’s specialty engineered resins for the manufacture of much needed medical equipment. 

Injection Molding

Molder Pairs With Non-Profit to Ramp Up Fast Production of Affordable Ventilators

PMC SMART Solutions and Venti-Now Non-Profit worked together to determine the optimum product design and best assembly and testing processes to make production of as many as 1000 units/week as efficient as possible.

Additives

Additives: Silver-Based Antimocrobial for a Range of Applications

Ampacet’s GermsClean antimicrobial masterbatch is suitable for plastic films, sheets and molded components.

Consumer Products

Assembly:High-Precision and Versatile Dual-Axis Servo Spin Welder

Forward Technology’s new HD2X-OSW welder is well suited for use in a broad range of molding applications; company upgrades its industry-leading linear vibration welder. 

Packaging

GPS Online October 21–23: Pandemic Forces Changes in an Already Volatile Market

COVID-19’s adverse impact on a broad range of industries has dominated recent discussions of plastics. Against the backdrop of fragile economic conditions, ongoing trade tensions, and a lower merchandise trade forecast, what can the U.S. plastics industry expect in 2020 and beyond? Register for GPS Online to discover how you can turn these challenges into opportunities.
#economics

LIM & LSR Molding

Nolato Group Acquires GW Plastics

The Vermont headquartered injection molding, moldmaking and contract manufacturing firm founded in 1955 becomes part of the global, publicly traded Swedish conglomerate.

Consumer Products

Fakuma Show Goes On (Digitally) for Wittmann Battenfeld

Self-contained inline scrap integration; medical, LSR, and packaging Cells; an MES Upgrade and more to be introduced virtually.
#industry4-0

Medical

Materials: Medical TPEs Formulated Without Animal Derivatives

Avient’s new Versafle TPE grades offer a wide range of durometers for a variety of medical device applications.

Packaging

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.
#polystyrene #pvc #polyolefins