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VistaMed expanding catheter extrusion in Ireland

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 | Permalink

VistaMed is expanding its catheter manufacturing operations in Ireland, adding 35,000-sq-ft, including a 12,000-sq-ft cleanroom. The company, which is a Helix Medical joint venture partner, has two manufacturing plants in Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim and Rooskey, Leitrim Ireland. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – August 2013 Keywords:  VistaMed catheter tube extrusion cleanroom read more

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Parker Hannifin expands role in medical polyurethanes

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 | Permalink

Parker Hannifin Corp., a major consumer of plastics for its motion and control businesses, is launching a major bid to become a player in specialized medical plastics. It has created a medical grade polyurethane that demonstrates polycarbonate resistance to oxidation and alcohol swelling, and is also said to possess improved resistance to environmental stress cracking. The material is polymerized by the Parker Engineered Polymer Systems (EPS) Division in Salt Lake City, UT. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  polyurethane catheter Parker-Hannifin read more

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Covidien closes legacy catheter extrusion plant in NY

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Covidien, a major medical device manufacturer, is closing a catheter extrusion plant in Argyle, NY as it continues an aggressive drive to reduce costs through facility consolidation and offshoring. Slightly more than 180 employees will be affected by the closing, which will be completed by the end of June, according to a statement posted on the New York Department of Labor Web site this week. Company officials did not respond to a request for comment this morning. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Covidien extrusion catheter read more

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Bioresorbables, miniaturization top trends in medical compounding

Thursday, April 4th, 2013 | Permalink

Decreasing catheter size, bioresorbables and the increasing specialization of medical care are triggering changes in the plastics compounding business. Foster Corp. CEO Larry Foster discusses these and other trends in the conclusion of an interview with Plastics Today that began yesterday.   Q. Larry, what do you see as the biggest trends in medical compounding? Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Foster bioresorbable catheters compounding read more

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Mexican medical plastics extruder switches catheter approach

Monday, March 18th, 2013 | Permalink

Mexican medical device molder and extruder Plásticos y Materias Primas (PyMPSA) swtiched from nylon to thermoplastic elastomer for a new catheter used in epidural anesthesia. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – March 2013 Keywords:  medical plastics RTP elastomer read more

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