Nolato Contour adds 3 presses in Wisconsin

June 25, 2014 12:11 pm ET

Nolato Contour is expanding its multi-shot injection molding capacity to meet growing demand in the medical market for multi-material devices.


Greiner Bio-One mulls Hungarian expansion

June 25, 2014 10:21 am ET

Austrian disposable health care products manufacturer Greiner Bio-One International is considering expanding its production facilities in Hungary.


Medical molder Gerresheimer opens pilot production plant

June 18, 2014 11:52 am ET

Germany-based Gerresheimer AG has installed its own small-scale pilot production for its medical plastic systems group at its technical competence centre in Wackersdorf.


Focused M&A strategy creates a stronger MedPlast

June 17, 2014 4:05 pm ET

MedPlast Inc., led by private equity-backed management has grown from combining two companies in 2008 to become a diverse medical processor, with injection molding, two-shot molding, blow molding, extrusion, silicone, compression molding and tooling,...


Lower tax rates driving Medtronic-Covidien deal

June 17, 2014 4:52 pm ET

The hunt for a lower corporate tax rate is a major factor driving this week's international deal to merge Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc. and Dublin device maker Covidien Ltd.

Chapman boosting operations by adding hard wall clean room

June 16, 2014 2:45 pm ET

Chapman Tool & Manufacturing is boosting its medical molding operations, having added two Sumitomo electric presses in the past year and is planning to construct a hard wall ISO Class 8 clean room this summer.


Medtronic set to buy Covidien, expand globally and invest in US

June 16, 2014 9:09 am ET

Medtronic Inc. will acquire Covidien plc to create a medical device and supplies company with $27 billion in global sales.


Acquisition adds to Inteplast's stake in medical disposables

June 13, 2014 12:17 pm ET

Film and sheet major Inteplast Group Ltd. has expanded its stake in the medical market by acquiring a firm that injection molds and thermoforms medical disposables.


Lubrizol says new materials will bring more TPU to medical devices

June 13, 2014 12:06 pm ET

Lubrizol Corp. introduced a medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane with flame-retardant properties and a new pharmaceutical excipient for implantable controlled-release drug delivery June 10 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East conference...

Polyzen expands clean room film operations

June 13, 2014 11:23 am ET

Polyzen Inc. has completed an expansion to its clean room, so now it can perform film extrusion in a Class 10,000 environment.

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