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Flame-retardant medical-grade TPU gains converts

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | Permalink

Lubrizol Advanced Materials (Cleveland, OH) featured a flame-retardant medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)—an industry first, according to the company—at MD&M West this week in Anaheim, CA. Flame retardancy is not typically among the litany of properties that medical device manufacturers demand of materials, but there is a need for it in some applications, according to Ralf Hüther, Global Medical Device Manager, LIfeScience Polymers, at Lubrizol. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical polymers Molding Extrusion read more

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Covidien will step up outsourcing, offshoring

Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Permalink

Major medical device manufacturers continue to ramp up outsourcing as they face growing pressures to rein in costs of medical care. In a recent example, Covidien this week filed notice of a restructuring plan with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Covidien offshoring read more

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Continuous fiber laminate/overmolding compound combination to further plastic penetration in auto

Monday, July 1st, 2013 | Permalink

  The trend towards weight saving in the automotive sector is relentless and  is becoming increasingly important as the year 2020 approaches – this is when the fleet CO2 emissions of European automobile manufacturers must comply with significantly more stringent requirements. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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MD&M East: Speaker says device tax opponents full of hot air

Monday, June 10th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites American medical device manufacturers are facing significant challenges but the medical device tax instituted as part of the Affordable Care Act is not one of them, says the new chairman of the Medical Plastics Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. “The people who are saying that this (the device tax) is forcing all of our jobs offshore are full of horse hockey because it doesn’t matter where you make the product,” said Mark Bonifacio in an interview with Plastics Today. read more

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Medical Musings: Thumbs up for PC, down for PVC at J&J’s Ethicon unit

Friday, May 24th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites Medical device manufacturers are the middlemen in the ongoing debate about safety of plastics. On the one hand are reports, often by prestigious organizations, showing a research project’s questioning of the health effects of a particular plastic. The research projects may or not be translatable to a whole population and the research protocol itself may be open to question. No matter, however, when the researchers issue a press release. The media reports that such and such a plastic is not safe for use. read more

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