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Azek opens $25M recycling plant
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Skokie, Ill.-based Azek Building Products opened a $25 million recycling facility in Wilmington, Ohio, capable of turning 100 million pounds of used polyethylene a year into a material for its...
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Blackstone buys majority stake in India's Essel Propack
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Mumbai — New York-based private equity fund Blackstone Group said April 22 it is paying up to $462 million to buy Indian specialty packaging company Essel Propack Ltd., the world's largest...
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Boy unveils latest US offering, its revamped headquarters
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Exton, Pa. — Boy Machines Inc. renovated its headquarters in Exton in 2018, moving back in last fall. Officials at the small-tonnage injection molding machinery company showed off the result ...
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Webasto plans $48M roof systems operation near Detroit
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Webasto Roof Systems Inc. plans to invest up to $47.9 million on a new manufacturing plant in in suburban Detroit. The project in Plymouth Township, Mich., is expected to create 441 new jobs and...
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Magna investing $11.3M in Morocco
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Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. has broken ground on a new greenfield production plant in Kenitra, Morocco, to manufacture exterior and interior automotive mirror systems....
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P&G fabric care brands commit to cutting plastic packaging
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Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. has announced plans to reduce plastic packaging across its fabric care brands in Europe by 30 percent by 2025. Speaking at the Sustainable Brands...
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Rapid Granulator sees potential in Mexico market
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Mexico City — Rapid Granulator AB sales have been growing in Mexico in recent years, but the plastics recycling equipment company's CEO sees the potential for so much more. CEO Bengt Rimark...
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DuPont film workers in Texas join union
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Workers at a plastic film plant operated by DuPont in Pasadena, Texas, have voted to join a local union in advance of a split from a merged DowDuPont. Engineers at the plant recently voted 28-2 to ...
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Mexico's tooling sector faces challenges
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Mexico has a booming automotive sector and a growing consumer class using more plastic packaging, but local mold makers are in short supply. The lack of new toolmakers, of course, is a global...
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Haitian to open more tech centers
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Mexico City — Chinese injection press maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. is setting up two additional tech centers in Mexico this year, as it expects that a pause in investment in the ...
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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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