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Medical companies assess damage in Puerto Rico
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Medical manufacturers with facilities in Puerto Rico are still assessing damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit the island in more than 80 years. Maria made landfall with ...
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Speaker: Expect PP price increases post-Harvey
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Norwalk, Calif. — Expect big increases in polypropylene prices for months in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, an industry consultant warned members of the Western Plastics Association. Samantha ...
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DowDuPont starts up new PE and ethylene units in Texas
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DowDuPont Inc. has started production on a specialty polyethylene resin unit and on a new ethylene unit in Freeport, Texas. The new unit will have annual production of almost 900 million pounds of ...
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Plastimagen still on schedule after earthquake
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Mexico City — Plastimagen México 2017 will go ahead in Mexico City as planned on November 7-10, organizer E.J. Krause and Associates said Sept. 21. Mexico City and surrounding areas...
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CPSC votes to limit flame retardants in plastics
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission narrowly voted Sept. 20 to limit use of a group of flame retardants in plastics and other materials, saying that they see growing evidence that the...
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Wrapping up safe shipping
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When it comes to securing loads on goods for transport, stretch wrap plays a key role in keeping the loads from shifting around in an economical and effective fashion. Load stability is a matter...
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DS Smith making two Midwest US investments
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DS Smith plc is expanding operations in the United States on two fronts, including a new rigid plastic packaging location near Chicago and expansion of an injection molding location in Minnesota....
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Compounder Star adds equipment and new look
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Custom compounder Star Plastics Inc. has added new equipment and launched a rebranding campaign. Since late 2016, the firm has added a twin-screw extrusion line for development work at its...
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Plastics News Now: Large beverage company drops bottled water production
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San Miguel Corp. in the Philippines announced it is dropping the production of bottled water for sustainability reasons, Ford Motor Co. files a patent for an autonomous interior and Method...
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Raumedic bringing 4.0 to all German, US facilities
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Raumedic AG is introducing a new IT-based quality assurance and production control system in all its production locations in Germany and the U.S. by 2019. Raumedic, a medical technology...
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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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