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Detroit — Driving instructors may need to retire safety tips requiring drivers to check their sideview mirrors if three concept cars are an example of what is to come. The "vehicles of...
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Recycler Parc shuts down, blames Chinese import ban
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Romeoville, Ill.-based recycler Parc Corp. USA is shutting down, blaming tough new Chinese import restrictions on plastic recycling scrap. In a Jan. 19 statement, the company said that the Chinese ...
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Phillips-Medisize expanding in Arkansas
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Injection molder Phillips-Medisize LLC is doubling production capacity for a long-time customer that sells take-home diagnostic kits for cancer detection by establishing a new manufacturing...
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Reifenhäuser buys extrusion toolmaker EDS
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Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG has acquired EDS GmbH, a German supplier of high-end extrusion tools, in a move which will expand its expertise in the value chain, the company announced 17 Jan....
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Recycled plastics furniture maker CR expanding
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Recycled plastic outdoor furniture manufacturer C.R. Plastics Products Inc. is spending C$5.25 million (US$4.2 million) to upgrade and expand. The Stratford, Ontario, company is in the midst of a...
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Materials M&A deals continued to grow in 2017
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The market for mergers and acquisitions involving plastics materials firms remained a strong one in 2017, and a big compounding deal might be on the agenda for 2018. The number of global resin,...
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2017 hurricanes show fragility of supply chains
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Disasters, both natural and human-made, have a way of showing the fragility of supply chains. The latest examples came courtesy of Hurricane Maria. Last week, we reported on a serious shortage of...
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In search of SKP at the Detroit auto show
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My first day working at Plastics News took me to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2000. General Motors was introducing a pair of new vehicles, including the Pontiac ...
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PolyLinks renamed Enplas Life Tech
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Life sciences molding specialist PolyLinks Inc. has changed its name to Enplas Life Tech Inc. The change was made to reflect its access to a bigger technology tool kit provided by parent company...
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Plastics News Now: Magna's air dam gives new Ram truck a boost in fuel efficiency, aerodynamics
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Automotive suppliers, including Magna International and Rochling Automotive, discuss new products at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and three concept cars ditch a...
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Published on August 15, 2012 Medical Device Market Review and Outlook 2012
Market review and outlook for the medical device manufacturing segment.

This report provides in-depth analysis of the global medical device manufacturing sector. Included are a discussion of market conditions and trends by region, legislative activity that will impact product development, growth opportunities and threats, and strategies implemented by leading medical device OEMs and plastic components suppliers that support the industry.

Included are profiles of 29 significant medical device manufacturers as well as 29 plastics processors that manufacture products for the sector – including an analysis for each and discussion of key performance indicators and global growth initiatives.

Also provided are perspectives from industry thought-leaders discussing legislation, regulation, opportunities and impediments to growth.

Medical device OEM data analyzed include 2007-2011 metrics for:

  • Total and medical device segment revenue
  • R&D expenditure
  • Number of employees
  • M&A activity

Plastics processor data analyzed include 2006-2011 metrics for:

  • Sales revenue
  • Number of employees
  • Throughput
  • Resins processed
Companies covered in this report include:


Abbott Laboratories

C.R. Bard Inc.

Baxter International Inc.

Becton, Dickinson and Co.

Biomet Inc.

Boston Scientific Corp.

B. Braun Melsungen AG

Cardinal Health Inc.

Coloplast A/S

Covidien plc

Danaher Corp.

Dentsply International Inc.

Edwards LIfesciences Corp.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAa

General Electric Co.

Getinge AB

Johnson & Johnson

Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV

Medtronic Inc.

Nipro Corp.

Olympus Corp.

Roche Group

St. Jude Medical Inc.

Smith & Nephew plc

Siemens AG

Stryker Corp.

3M Co.

Teleflex Inc.

Terumo Corp.

Zimmer Holdings Inc.


Injection Molders

Nypro Inc.

AptarGroup Inc.

Rexam plc

Tech Group Inc.

Phillips-Medisize Corp.


Wilbert Plastics Services Inc.

Specialty Manufacturing Inc.

Grimm Bros. Plastics Corp.

Mayfield Plastics Inc.

Productive Plastics Inc.

Freetech Plastics Inc.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extruders

Pexco LLC

Tekni-Plex Inc.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.

Plastiflex Co. Inc.

Teel Plastics Inc.

Blow Molders

Metro Mold & Design Inc.

Premium Plastic Solutions LLC

Blow Molded Specialties

Lefko Plastic Products Inc.

Rotational Molders

Laerdal Medical Corp.

Ball, Bounce and Sport Inc., dba Hedstrom Plastics

Trilogy Plastics Inc.

Formed Plastics Inc.

Jacobson Plastics Inc.

Film & Sheet Extruders

Berry Plastics Corp. Film Products Division

Sealed Air Corp. Cryovac Division


Q&A With Brian Gilbert, CEO, Future Path Medical Holding Co.

Q&A With Nick Fotis, R&D Director of PreSource & Scientific Products, Cardinal Health Inc.

Q&A With Tom Podesta, VP of Sales & Marketing, Tech Group Inc.

Q&A With Lisa Jennings, President, PMC LLC

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