MEDICAL

Molds & Tooling

Coronavirus Test Kits Test MGS’ Manufacturing Mettle

MGS Manufacturing is marshalling its injection molding, moldmaking and automation skills in a tightly compressed timeline to outfit the equivalent of a full-scale injection molding plant for COVID-19 test kits.
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Medical

Ascend Submits First FDA 510(k) for Clearance of Antimicrobial Technology for Surgical Masks

Data from independent labs find Ascend’s Acteev antimirobial technology for surgical masks deactrivates bacteria, fungi and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

Injection Molding

Sussex IM Adding Cleanroom

Wisconsin-based injection molder investing $2 million in a new ISO Class 8 3000-ft2 cleanroom that will be completed later this year. 

Consumer Products

Braskem Completes Construction of World-Scale PP Facility in LaPorte, Texas

Braskem’s facility is the first new PP production facility built in North America since 2003 and has global export capacity. 
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Engineering Resins

Coronavirus Pandemic Boosts Topas COC Demand

Polyplastics’ Topas COC is already being used in testing kits for COVID-19 and developments in therapy delivery containers are underway.
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Packaging

Adsale Optimistic for Chinaplas 2021’s Prospects after Cancelling 2020 Edition

In a virtual press conference, Adsale executives discussed the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the Chinese plastics industry and offered a virtual tour of the show’s new home in Shenzhen.

Consumer Products

Auxiliary Equipment: Advanced Gravimetric Additive Masterbatch Feeder

Ampacet’s new Liad Smart ColorSave 1000 gravimetric feeder said to take dosing precision and cost savings to next level.

Electronics

Testing: Vertical Spectrophotometer for Hard-to-Measure Materials and Shapes

Datacolor’s SpectraVision V vertical model measures and digitally communicates the color of “unmeasurables” for expanded applications. 
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Medical

Italian Molder of Highly-Technical Parts Developed Reusable TPU Mask to Assist in Coronavirus Crisis

Produform converted part of its molding lines for the production of Produmask made with COIM Group’s Laripur TPU in the COVID-19 fight.

Packaging

Clariant Partners with McDermott to Develop Next-Generation Phthalate-Free PP Catalysts

Clariant’s PolyMax 600 Series phthalate-free PP catalysts aimed at meeting the most demanding customer toxicity requirements.
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