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TPUs finding applications in drug-delivery applications


March 30, 2015 12:56 pm ET

Lubrizol Corp. is sending its thermoplastic polyurethane products into medical products, foam and film.

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Eastman Chemical expanding Tritan co-polyester capacity


March 27, 2015 10:00 am ET

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand co-polyester business continues to grow, with 35 million pounds of capacity added late last year and a second plant on the horizon.

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Getting a real feel for how 'vinyl saves lives'


March 27, 2015 6:00 am ET

While I'm certainly not shipping off to Africa anytime soon, I got a taste of what medical professionals go through in the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases, and how plastics keep them safe right here at NPE 2015.

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Flextronics launches global injection molding, tooling unit


March 26, 2015 4:29 pm ET

Flextronics International Ltd. (Booth S34125) is officially launching Precision Plastics, a global injection tooling and manufacturing unit, as a part of its High Reliability Solutions business segment.

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Intertech Medical adding presses, people


March 23, 2015 3:28 pm ET

Colorado's Intertech Medical has added five new injection molding presses and expects to add up to another four machines to keep up with a growth in sales.

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Kumar left Wall Street to run thermoforming companies


March 18, 2015 6:00 am ET

Jay Kumar was working on Wall Street before he decided to invest in manufacturing, buying Universal Plastics Co. in 2012.

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PVC gets a spotlight at NPE for its role in saving lives


March 17, 2015 11:51 am ET

“Ripped from the headlines” is a phrase more associated with prime time television than trade shows. But it does apply to a special exhibit at NPE 2015.

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Prosthetics makers see new technology adding to a strong market


March 16, 2015 1:01 pm ET

Emerging prosthetics technology is driving revenue at a handful of small businesses. While many patients can't afford the most cutting-edge technology, demand for prosthetics is growing — and promising techniques from the 3-D printing industry ...

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Injectable polymer may save lives


March 13, 2015 10:16 am ET

A new injectable polymer developed by researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle could help strengthen blood clots and save lives.

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Mack Molding reinvented itself within the custom injection market


March 6, 2015 2:05 pm ET

Mack Molding Inc. has reinvented itself, and reinvented itself again, President Jeff Somple said.

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