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Molder Carclo expands in China, chasing medical growth


November 19, 2014 3:44 pm ET

U.K.-based injection molder Carclo plc is “significantly” expanding its Chinese medical manufacturing capacity with a new factory, as the company said it's seeing growing business from global medical device firms there.

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Europe-based private equity firm to buy Q Holding


November 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

TWINSBURG, OHIO — Precision molded rubber and silicone components maker Q Holding Co. will get an opportunity to further expand its growing business in Europe and in other regions of the world under the guidance of a new owner.

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Dow Corning opens European health care center


November 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

Dow Corning Corp. has opened an expanded health care application center at its European headquarters in Seneffe, Belgium.

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Venture capital firm buys stake in Ximedica


November 17, 2014 3:32 pm ET

International venture capital firm SV Life Sciences has acquired a majority stake in Providence, R.I.-based medical device company Ximedica LLC.

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Commercial Plastics buys Xten Industries


November 14, 2014 6:21 pm ET

UPDATED — Mundelein, Ill.-based Commercial Plastics Co. has purchased the assets of Xten Industries LLC, a Kenosha, Wis.-based custom injection molder.

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Kohlberg buys medical plastics firm PPC


November 4, 2014 4:46 pm ET

Medical plastics processor PPC Industries Inc. said it's been acquired by private equity firm Kohlberg & Co., in a move both companies said is designed to accelerate PPC's growth and provide a platform for acquisitions.

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Using 3-D printing for molds to speed medical part development


October 31, 2014 10:17 am ET

3-D printing and additive manufacturing equipment maker Stratasys Ltd. is collaborating with U.S. design and product developer, Worrell Design Inc., to accelerate medical device development through the use of 3-D printed injection mold tooling.

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Ebola scare, ACA could drive health care growth


October 30, 2014 2:45 pm ET

Bill Wood's new forecast for medical supplies and equipment calls for an increase of 6.6 percent in the total output of these products in 2014, and this will be followed by a gain of 7.5 percent in 2015. This forecast is based on a combination of...

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Gerresheimer opens first development center in China


October 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Medical molder Gerresheimer AG has launched a development center for medical plastic systems in Dongguan, China.

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Plastics firms ramp up production, donations in Ebola fight


October 10, 2014 3:57 pm ET

As health care workers around the world battle the spread of Ebola, plastics processors are doing their part — ramping up production and even giving products away.

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