Third quarter plastics shipments were up compared to the second quarter and on a year-over-year basis, rising 15.8% and 4.6%, respectively, as supplier sentiment and the trade deficit were also on the rise.
Ametek Mocon’s Dansensor Lippke 5000 tests for package integrity on the production floor or in the lab.
Prent aims to start up new rigid thermoform facility by Fall 2021 in southern New Mexico.
As PPE demand rises, automotive supplier and packaging manufacturer Cadillac Products steps-up with new line of extruded medical gowns.
The greenfield site in Beverly covers 36,000-ft2, will employ 48 and provide LSR and thermoplastic injection molding on presses ranging in tonnage from 40 to 220 tons.
Avient’s new Trilliant HC BPA-free compounds boast improved chemical resistance over other flame-retardant thermoplastic healthcare formulations.
The numbers beggar belief and the business belies description—Medical Components of America has six full-time employees, six injection machines and lights-out production that’s gone five years without shipping a bad part or missing a delivery.
Ivibio’s PEEK-Optima HA Enhanced bone on-growth biomaterial used in Nvision’s Trigon osteotomy wedge fixation system.
SABIC’s new addition to the LNP Elcres CRX copolymer family boasts exceptional resistance to chemicals and stress cracking.
Advances in downstream extrusion equipment have boosted production control.
Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.
The 121,000-ft2 addition to its Germantown, Wisc. headquarters is estimated to be completed by September 2021.
Husky’s Ultra Helix 250 T2 targets small parts weights with difficult-to-access gate locations, promising less maintenance and more longevity.
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Altuglas’s ShieldUp Flex flexible acrylic sheet is a major innovation in the world of transparent flexible plastic.
BASF’s Elastollan 1598 is said to be the first ether-based TPU with the mechanical properties of ester-based TPU.
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.
Evonik’s Vestakeep Fusion biobased PEEK implant materials have osteoconductive properties.
Sweden-headquartered Trelleborg has expanded its Delano, Minn. facility, adding clean room silicone molding space.
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.
New plant for ‘recyclable’ Topas cyclic olefin copolymer planned by Polyplastics
Packaging machinery maker ProMach further expands labeling and coding business with acquisition of automated labeling equipment maker Panther.
Unique melt-measurement system provides new types of data for quality and process control. A new version is coming soon.