Traceability is top-of-mind in med devices

Traceability is becoming even more important in the design and manufacture of medical devices, especially any medical devices that will be used in the human body. The topic will take center stage during Plastics News’ fifth annual Plastics in Medical Devices conference, being held May 6-8 at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, adjacent to the newly opened Global Center for Health Innovation.

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Top export markets for Italian machinery and molds
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Top export markets for Italian machinery and molds
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Material Insights

Material Insights: Price changes for PVC and PET
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Let's hope that North American PVC resin buyers have their seatbelts fastened. Prices for that material shot up 3 cents per pound for the third...
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German auto supplier Dr. Schneider opens second US plant
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Dr. Schneider Kunststoffwerke GmbH, a German supplier of plastic interior auto parts, has opened a $29 million manufacturing plant in Russell Springs,...
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MGS buying N.Y. medical molding plant from Hospira

MGS Manufacturing Group is purchasing the Buffalo, N.Y., injection molding facility and related product line of Hospira Inc., effective July 1. Terms ...
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Film & Sheet

EU moving closer to rules that will reduce plastic bag use by 80 percent

European Union countries could have to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags by at least 80 percent by 2019 under draft rules backed by the...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Navigating the rough seas of selling your company
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For family owned plastics firms who survived the Great Recession, many wonder: Is it time to sell, retire and sip cocktails on the beach? Or, maybe...
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JSW looks to improve equipment servicing in Europe through contract

Tokyo-based manufacturer of extruding machinery Japan Steel Works (JSW) has signed an agreement with a Dutch company to help it improve servicing on...
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Calling Sherlock Holmes
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The Museum of Design in Plastics is out to put the Internet to work as amateur detectives.
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Opinion: Viewpoint

Add electronic fraud to the list of business fears
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The owners of Wrap-Tite Inc. are soft-spoken professionals, but you could feel the humiliation and anger in the voices of Sunny Daga and Suresh Bafna ...
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British consumers still want their squeeze bottles when it comes to ketchup
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Research commissioned by the British Plastics Federation's packaging group shows that when it comes to the nation's favorite tomato ketchup, 77...
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Injection Molding

Adding flavor to capture sales
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Water bottles increasingly are designed and molded with filters and infusers to hold fruit, vegetables or herbs to give water a different taste.
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Blow Molding

Casey Container signs stock deal to help launch future production

Casey Container Corp. continues to try to build on its plan to offer biodegradable plastic containers, announcing that it has signed a $10 million...
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Proposed Shell project draws more than 1,000 to informational meetings

More than 1,000 people attended a pair of public meetings hosted by Shell Chemical LP on April 16 to discuss the possibility of building a major...
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Plastics recycling rates in Michigan will go up, if new initiative works

Clean Tech, a unit of Plastipak Packaging Inc., expects to recycle about 6 billion plastic bottles this year and has an eye on 10 billion plastic...
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Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

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Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 – The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

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Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

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