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Obituary: Plastics Industry Association CEO Bill Carteaux
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Bill Carteaux, the longtime head of the Plastics Industry Association, died Dec. 10 after a nearly three-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia. Carteaux, 59, had led the association since 2005,...
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12-10-2018
Material Insights: Group fights proposed RTP compounding plant in Ireland 12-10-2018
Nelipak consolidates, invests in Puerto Rico
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Nelipak Corp. is expanding the capabilities at its thermoforming plant in Humacao, Puerto Rico, a coastal city considered ground zero for the landfall of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. The...
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12-10-2018
South Korean battery maker investing $1.6B in Georgia production
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Anticipated future demand for electrified vehicle batteries is leading to a $1.67 billion factory project in northern Georgia. South Korean lithium ion battery producer SK Innovation Co. is not...
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12-10-2018
California-based GoProto expands into Asia-Pacific region
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3D prototyping and short-run manufacturer GoProto Inc. has opened a 9,000-square-foot facility in Mount Waverley, Australia, a Melbourne suburb. In late November, the site began running parts on...
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12-10-2018
Nestlé vows to boost recycled PET use
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Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is now committing to using recycled plastic for half of the company's bottle needs by the middle of next decade. The Stamford, Conn.-based company, which...
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12-10-2018
Crescent Industries inspiring the next generation
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Crescent Industries Inc. recently hosted its first Manufacturing Week, offering local high school students a first-hand glimpse into its processes and the myriad job opportunities available in...
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12-10-2018
Materials suppliers set up platform for styrenics recycling
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Leading styrenics suppliers Ineos Styrolution, Total SA, Trinseo and Versalis have joined forces to work together on recycling styrenics. The four companies announced that they had founded...
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12-10-2018
Compounding extruder market remains steady
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Steady business drove the U.S. market for compounding extruders in 2018, machinery officials said, now that big cyclical ups and downs are a thing of the past. "The last five years have been...
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12-10-2018
Growth, new products and technology: Highlights from LSR 2018 in Anaheim
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Anaheim, Calif. — LSR processing, materials and markets underwent thorough reviews during the second international conference on advances in liquid silicone rubber and related thermosetting...
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12-07-2018
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Published on November 11, 2015 Emerging Trends in Medical Plastics Market

This report provides in-depth analysis of the global medical plastics industry. Included is a discussion of market conditions and trends by region, legislative activity that will impact product development, growth opportunities and challenges, and strategies implemented by leading medical device OEMs, and materials suppliers that support the industry.

Key topics covered include issues regarding security and traceability, reprocessed medical devices, thermoplastic compounds, biomaterials, bioresorbables, LSR, the role of 3-D printing and regulatory changes. 

You will gain insight and perspectives from these industry thought leaders:

  • Harold Faig, CEO, Medplast
  • Dr. Stephen Spiegelberg, President & Co-founder, Cambridge Polymer Group
  • Len Czuba, President, Czuba Enterprises Inc. 

The report also contains in-depth profiles of plastics processors that manufacture products for the sector – with an analysis for each and discussion of key performance indicators and global growth initiatives.

New regulations impacting China's medical device sector is examined and U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) data on publicly traded medical device companies is also included:

  • Overall net sales: 2005-2014
  • Overall net profit or loss figures: 2005-2014

Plastics processor data shows 2010-2014 metrics for:

  • Sales revenue
  • Number of employees
  • Throughput
  • Plants

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