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493K offical calls on rotomolding sector to boost technology
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Cleveland — Gareth McDowell thinks it’s time for rotational molding to step up — to multilayer molding, new materials, more demanding high-tech parts, and closed-loop process...
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Chase opens customer service center, warehouse
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Updated  — Resin distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. has gained a lot of experience in cutting ribbons lately. The Clarkston, Mich.-based firm officially has opened a $6 million...
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Prism acquires Tech Molded Plastics
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In a union of two precision automotive molders, Chesterfield, Mich.-headquartered Prism Plastics Inc. has acquired Tech Molded Plastics Inc. of Meadville, Pa. Effective June 23, the deal nearly...
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Spanish auto supplier Ficosa secures $500 million in new business for North America
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Spanish auto supplier Ficosa International SA is making big moves in North America, with contracts to make nearly 9 million mirror systems in the next five years, and new business coming to the U....
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UK car sales 'could slump 25 percent after Brexit vote'
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An expert on the United Kingdom’s automotive sector has forecast a slump in UK new car sales following last week’s vote to leave the European Union. With previously divided politicians ...
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Rotational molding veteran says ‘one size doesn’t fit all’
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Cleveland — Ken Bather, a 32-year-veteran of rotational molding, thinks the process is amazing. “Rotomolding is a very strange bird — I loved it ever since I first saw it,” ...
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Roto Made Local to exhibit at IDSA 2016 conference in Detroit
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Cleveland — The Roto Made Local roadshow will continue at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s annual conference in Detroit, Aug. 17-20. Detroit will mark the third straight...
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Worker killed at Detroit-area tool maker
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A worker was killed June 26 in an accident involving an injection molding machine at Delta Tooling Co. in Auburn Hills, Mich. Police responded to a call at around 11:15 p.m., Auburn Hills Police...
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Pricing front quiet for everything but PP in May
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The North American commodity resin market gave peace a chance in May, with all prices flat except for polypropylene. Plastics News in May reported an additional 2-cent decrease on North American...
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Matsui partners with SA Engineering Technology center
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Livonia, Mich. — Matsui America Inc. of Hanover Park, Ill., is partnering with the new SA Engineering Technology Collaboration Center in Livonia. The center’s main objective is to...
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Published on August 15, 2012

Medical Device Market Review and Outlook 2012

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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