United Soft Plastics reports on a surging intereste for TPEs for face masks, ventilators, and face shields due to their elasticity, resilience, and FDA compliance.
This new non-contact temperature screening system from MachineSense is quick and easy to use. It provides an added level of health protection for employees and legal protection for the business.
Husky says its new UltraShot injection system miniaturizes the shooting-pot concept of a traditional two-stage injection system—putting it within the mold—to create proximity to the gate that all but eliminates pressure drop.
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.
The Arburg, Wittmann Battenfeld and Toyo machines installed in Baldwin Park, Calif. support component production for in-vitro diagnostic test kits.
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.
TechnoMed is now Tecnoideal America.
The injection molder split the new Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld machines between its facilities in Longmont, Colo. and Oxford, Conn.
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'.
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.
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.
Processors add three new Davis-Standard silicone extruders to increase production of tubing line.
Veteran tubing guru Alpert to be part of machine builder's technical and customer support, including product development and system testing.
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.
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.
Avient’s new Trilliant HC BPA-free compounds boast improved chemical resistance over other flame-retardant thermoplastic healthcare formulations.
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.
At Essentium, both 3D printers and materials receive starring roles.