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

January 6th, 2016 by admin | 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

January 5th, 2016 by admin | 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

January 5th, 2016 by admin | 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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Automotive display systems to grow to $18.6 billion by 2021

January 5th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

Driven by continued innovation in vehicle connectivity and safety technologies, global revenue from automotive display systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 11 percent to $18.6 billion by the end of 2021. This will add nearly $9 billion in annual revenue compared to 2015, according to consultant IHS Inc. (Englewood, CO). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Postconsumer recycling: It takes a village

January 4th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

It’s lightweight, durable and most importantly, it costs hardly anything, which is why plastic plays such an integral part in a variety of packaging solutions. After all, a wide range of plastics are highly adaptable and can be molded, extruded, blown and cast into a variety of shapes, film or foams. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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