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External defibrillator growth boosts polycarbonates

Monday, March 4th, 2013 | Permalink

External defibrillation, a concept first demonstrated at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital in the 1950s, now represents one of the faster growing medical markets for plastics. Growing interest in the technology by local emergency responders coupled with efforts to make the devices more economical with injection molded housing designs are helping to drive the market, which one forecaster says will exceed $2.2 billion globally by 2017. Compound annual growth rates are about 6%. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Bayer MaterialScience defibrillator Dickten Masch read more

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Eastman: Fiber laser welding will boost medical role of copolyesters

Friday, March 1st, 2013 | Permalink

Use of high-performance fiber lasers introduced at NPE 2012 may significantly advance use of a variety of clear plastics in medical applications, such as fluid bags now made from polyvinyl chloride. Eastman Chemical announced at MD&M West held in Anaheim, CA last month that the technology developed by IPG Photonics (Oxford, MA) has significant potential for advancing its clear copolyester plastics. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Eastman IPG Photonics read more

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The medical plastics M&A surge is just beginning

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 | Permalink

Attractiveness of medical plastics processing assets is extremely high and heading higher. As a result, there is significant payback in investment in new equipment for American medical molders and extruders. Jabil Circuit paid $665 million for Nypro, which had equipment valued at $252.7 million and sales of $1.1 billion in FY 2012. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Mobile medical device market will double this year

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 | Permalink

One of the hot new markets for plastics in medical applications will be mobile and wireless devices that provide ongoing remote monitoring of patient health. The total value of the mobile medical application market is expected to double this year from the $720 million achieved last year, according to Adrienne Lovink, VP of consulting and business development at the Millenium Research Group (Toronto). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Solera Wireless Reflectance Medical mobile medical devices read more

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Long glass fiber compound boasts cost benefits

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 | Permalink

Asahi Kasei Plastics  (Fowlerville, MI) has developed a new long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) featuring improved impact performance and a reported 20 percent cost savings compared to traditional long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene. Thermylene I is said to provide a balance of stiffness and toughness over a broad range of temperatures positioning it to replace metal, long glass and many other engineering resin applications. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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