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Thousands of pink plastic bottles wash ashore on Cornish beaches

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | Permalink

Thousands of bright pink plastic detergent bottles are washing up on the beaches of the UK county of Cornwall after a bout of stormy weather. It is believed that these containers, some of which are still sealed, went overboard during bad weather at sea. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Freudenberg Medical expands silicone extrusion capabilities by more than 50%

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | Permalink

Freudenberg Medical has more than doubled silicone extrusion capabilities at its facility in Carpinteria, CA, as part of the expansion and enhancement of extrusion and molding cleanrooms at the company’s silicone operations. In addition to increased floor space, the cleanroom now features an updated layout and optimized work cells to accommodate future growth and state-of-the-art cleanroom infrastructure technology, according to Freudenberg. The extrusion cleanroom now complies with ISO Class 7 guidelines. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Extrusion Injection Molding read more

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Teknor Apex presents extensive portfolio of medical tubing compounds at MD&M West

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 | Permalink

Bringing its “polymer-neutral” approach to extruders of medical tubing, Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) will present a comprehensive portfolio of medical-grade tubing compounds at MD&M West next month. In addition to its Apex flexible PVC, Flexalloy PVC elastomers and Medalist thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), Tenor Apex will highlight the Apex SCR stress-crack-resistant rigid PVC compounds for tubing connectors at the event. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Extrusion read more

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IK survey: German plastic packaging industry confident in 2016 outlook

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 | Permalink

Despite rising material costs, the German plastic packaging industry is looking ahead with confidence for 2016, according to a new survey from plastics trade group, Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (IK; Bad Homburg, Germany). The economic forecast for the first quarter of 2016 shows that 70% of member companies expect a positive outlook. A year ago at this time, this was not the case where the figure was at a dismal 37%. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Medtech company Coloplast to pay $3 million in kickback lawsuit

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 | Permalink

The year did not end on a high note for medical device company Coloplast (Minneapolis, MN), which has agreed to pay $3.16 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it paid kickbacks to Liberator Medical Supply and a handful of other companies distributing its products. The federal whistleblower lawsuit was initiated by former Coloplast President Kimberly Herman and two insiders, who claimed that the company made illegal payments to Liberator Medical and other companies to entice them to refer individual users to Coloplast products, states a press release from the U.S. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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