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PEEK seeing increased demand for implantable medical parts


March 10, 2014 2:18 pm ET

Precision cutting specialist U-Corp. Co. Ltd. sees an increasing demand for machined PEEK for implantable and external medical parts, according to Kensuke Shin, project manager with the firm's technical division in Annaka City, Japan.

PolyOne's new catheter material gives a better view


March 10, 2014 2:11 pm ET

Compounding giant PolyOne Corp. is bringing innovation to the catheter market with its NEU View Radiopaque Translucent Solutions.

Conair add web-based controls for feeders


March 10, 2014 12:10 pm ET

Conair Group has expanded its web-enabled control software to make its TrueFeed feeders controllable with most networked devices, adding to its combination of Internet-controlled blenders, dryers and material-handling controls.

Medical industry molders increase investments in automation


March 10, 2014 11:59 am ET

Medical processors were in the market for some serious automated help last year, at least according to robot maker Sepro America LLC, which saw a 34 percent increase over 2012 sales in 2013.

Bluestar expanding for long-term medical applications


March 10, 2014 11:46 am ET

Bluestar Silicones is expanding its health-care presence as a silicone supplier for select long-term implant applications, the company announced Feb. 11 at the MD&M West trade show in Anaheim.

Eastman goes online to help build medical base for Tritan use


March 10, 2014 11:40 am ET

In an effort to better connect customers with easy access to technical information and expertise, Eastman Chemical Co. has built an expansive web tool devoted all things Tritan, the company's popular copolyester offering.

Pexco expanding in Mexicali, Mexico, to keep up with demand


March 7, 2014 10:41 am ET

Plastics processor Pexco LLC of Alpharetta, Ga., is expanding in Mexicali, Mexico, to support its growing medical and commercial businesses.

Medbio adds tooling with buy of Concept Molds


March 5, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Precision injection molder Medbio Inc., based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has acquired local mold builder Concept Molds Inc.

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Tech Molded Plastics named Processor of the Year


March 4, 2014 2:03 pm ET

Technology and scientific molding help Tech Molded Plastics Inc. produce small precision parts for automotive, electronics and medical — but the real keys are teamwork and hands-on management at the family-owned molder. Tech Molded celebrated...

Medical products group launching $75 million expansion in Malayasia


February 24, 2014 11:23 am ET

German medical products manufacturer B. Braun Medical is investing more than 55 million euros ($75.5 million) on a project to expand its pharmaceuticals plant in Penang, Malaysia.

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