MEDICAL NEWS

Medical

For Honeywell’s Aclar Edge Bottles, “The Pie Is Much Bigger Than We Thought”

High-moisture-barrier Aclar Edge bottles for liquid drugs are nearing commercialization, and much broader market opportunities are emerging.

Medical

Growing Interest in TPEs for COVID-19 Related Medical Applications

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.  

Multi-Component

Freudenberg Medical Adds Six Machines

The Arburg, Wittmann Battenfeld and Toyo machines installed in Baldwin Park, Calif. support component production for in-vitro diagnostic test kits.

Medical

Diversified Plastics Installs Six Vertical Injection Molding Machines

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.

Injection Molding

PTA Plastics Adds Six Injection Molding Machines

The injection molder split the new Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld machines between its facilities in Longmont, Colo. and Oxford, Conn.

Consumer Products

European Machinery Suppliers See Steadying Markets

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.

Medical

NewAge Adds Tubing Capacity in Coronavirus Fight

Processors add three new Davis-Standard silicone extruders to increase production of tubing line.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Graham Names Alpert Medical Extrusion Manager

Veteran tubing guru Alpert to be part of machine builder's technical and customer support, including product development and system testing.

Consumer Products

PLASTICS Reports Double-Digit Growth in Machinery Shipments in Third Quarter

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.