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Chemtech Plastics expands capabilities and capacity

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | Permalink

Chemtech Plastics has purchased a second building and lot adjacent to the company’s current location in Elgin, IL, with plans to add 12-14 injection molding machines as innovative molding and assembly cells spur growth for the custom molder. The building will provide an additional 60,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Chemtech currently operates out of a 70,000-sq-ft facility. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – July 2013 Keywords:  Chemtech Plastics robotic surgical device assembly cells read more

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MIM targets bigger role in medical implants

Monday, April 1st, 2013 | Permalink

A newly approved ASTM standard is expected to advance the use of metal injection molding (MIM) as a manufacturing method for medical implants. ASTM F2989 is a new international specification that covers unalloyed titanium components that are used for surgical implants. It was developed by Subcommittee F04.12 on Metallurgical Materials, part of ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Metal injection molding implants read more

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Booming spinal surgery triggers innovative approaches

Friday, March 15th, 2013 | Permalink

The rapid growth of efforts to alleviate lower back pain is driving innovation in surgical procedures, and in at least one case creating new opportunities for engineering plastics. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics spine surgery TranS1 Solvay PEEK read more

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Arkema launches hydrophilic elastomer for catheters

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 | Permalink

Riding the wave of accelerating use of thermoplastic elastomers in medical tubing applications, Arkema is launching a new flexible, hydrophilic Pebax grade. Hydrophilic Pebax MV1074 SA 01 MED polymer is described as suitable for use in minimally invasive devices that are exposed to bodily fluids for less than 30 days, such as surgical tubing. It is a polyether block amide copolymer that is USP VI certified and is said to offer excellent high moisture absorption properties for device components in wet environments, such as catheters. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics elastomer Arkema Foster read more

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