MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Consumer Products

Materials: First Flexible Acrylic Sheet Debuts on Arkema 4 Trimaran

Altuglas’s ShieldUp Flex flexible acrylic sheet is a major innovation in the world of transparent flexible plastic. 
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Automotive

Materials: Novel TPU for Pneumatic Hoses and New Applications

BASF’s Elastollan 1598 is said to be the first ether-based TPU with the mechanical properties of ester-based TPU.

Medical

Materials: Biobased PEEK for the Medical Technology Market

Evonik’s Vestakeep Fusion biobased PEEK implant materials have osteoconductive properties.

Construction

Testing: Large-Format Multi-Sensor Vision System

Starrett’s AVX550 large-format vision system boasts best features of vision and touch-probe inspection

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.

Consumer Products

Additives: Silver-Based Antimocrobial for a Range of Applications

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

Medical

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. 

Micro-Molding

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.
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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.

All Electric & Hybrid Machines

Injection Molding: All-Electric Machine Line Boasts Smaller Footprint

Optimized toggle geometry on the latest e-mac from Engel shortens footprint without impacting opening stroke.