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Laser’s edge in micromachining medical plastic parts

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | Permalink

As the medical device industry adjusts to a new business paradigm that is all about containing costs and proving not just the clinical but the economic value of new technologies, it needs to question an array of ingrained practices, starting with how it manufactures its products. From that perspective, and depending on the application, industry would do well to take a closer look at laser-based manufacturing processes, says Glenn Ogura, Executive Vice President of Business Development at laser micromachining systems supplier Resonetics (Nashua, NH). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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All-thermoplastic rear-opening module debuted by Peugeot

Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Permalink

Plastic Omnium (Levallois, France) has launched production of its first all-thermoplastic rear-opening module to equip the new Peugeot 308. Designed in the ∑-Sigmatech research and development center in Lyon and produced in two plants in France – Langres (Haute-Marne) and Fontaine (Territoire de Belfort) – the tailgate weighs 12 kg, or 3 kg less than the equivalent product made of steel. In addition, the new tailgate offers carmakers greater freedom of design and is entirely recyclable. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  Peugeot Plastic Omnium read more

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Major new automotive carbon-composite production part is close

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Plasan Carbon Composites (Wixom, MI) has signed a development contract for a major carbon composite part for a 2016 model year car. “It will shock people when they find out the part and the OEM,” said Gary Lownsdale, technical director of PCC in an interview with PlasticsToday. “It’s not an OEM people would expect.” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  ACCE Composite Plasan Toray read more

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Updated: Phillips-Medisize acquires Adval Tech injection molding units in China, Mexico

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | Permalink

The Adval Tech Group is selling injection molding businesses in Mexico and China to Phillips-Medisize, as it changes strategy to concentrate on moldmaking and select components, while Phillips-Medisize builds on a stated strategy of offering customers global manufacturing and design with local production and development capabilities. Phillips-Medisize said in a release that it intends on retaining all 350 employees, and will actually expand its drug delivery development engineering capabilities by adding three engineers. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – July 2013 Keywords:  Phillips-Medisize Adval Tech medical injection molding drug delivery read more

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Avantium on track for 2016 launch of innovative PEF bottles

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Avantium’s announcement several weeks ago that it had entered into a joint development agreement with ALPLA for the development of PEF bottles signaled that the company’s strategy of moving forward in partnership with the industry remains a guiding principle. PlasticsToday talked to Nathan Kemeling, director business development at Avantium, about the company’s countdown to 2016, when the first PEF bottles are targeted to reach the market. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – July 2013 Keywords:  Avantium polyethylene furanoate PEF read more

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