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A deeper look at UHMW-PE in orthopedic applications at PLASTEC West

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 | Permalink

Although the Great Recession reduced demand for hip and knee replacement surgery, the orthopedic sector seems to be rebounding as the global economy improves. Age-related conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis have been the primary drivers for hip and knee replacement surgery. However, an influx of a younger patient population wanting to maintain its active lifestyles in conjunction with an older population living considerably longer continues to help the large joint replacement market grow. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Materials read more

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CT scanning speeds product qualification in healthcare

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 | Permalink

Global healthcare companies such as J&J and Pfizer lose billions of dollars in revenues when patents expire on blockbuster products. When Pfizer’s Lipitor went off patent two years ago, sales plunged from about $11 billion to a forecast $3 billion. Some patents are tied to complex molded parts used as delivery systems. The window to recoup enormous R&D costs may be just 14 years in a lucrative market like the United States. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  NyproMold Zeiss read more

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Addex Inc. to unveil new capabilities for Automatic Gauge Control (AGC) at K 2013

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Addex Inc. , a global supplier of blown film equipment and components, will launch several new “unique” capabilities for its automatic external gauge control (EGC) systems for blown film extrusion lines. The company says that these new software-related functionalities deliver greater flexibility for processors, enabling easy retrofits of existing or new systems in order to provide reduced thickness variation, increased yields and raw material savings. Addex will make the introduction at K 2013 (Hall 17 Booth C54). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics K 2013 blown film read more

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Liquidmetal injection molding: Is it disruptive or just a disruption?

Friday, May 31st, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites McKinsey & Co., the consulting firm, recently released its list of 12 disruptive technologies: ” Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy “. This is always an interesting discussion. Some of it is pretty obvious, such as the “Cloud” and  genomics.   read more

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Major glass fiber price hikes loom

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 | Permalink

A five-year slump in glass fiber pricing may soon be coming to an end. The industry built up global capacity just in advance of the Great Recession that began in 2008. As a result, prices dropped and have failed to match gains made in thermoset resins or competing materials such as steel and aluminum. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  composites Owens Corning read more

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