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Germany-based Albis Plastic, a specialist company for the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics, has announced that it has expanded its healthcare product portfolio with two new Purell polypropylene types (PP) from Netherlands-based polyolefins giant LyondellBasell.
2 July 2015
Working with specialty materials supplier Solvay, German label-maker S+P Samson has engineered a new label suitable for medical devices and instruments that can survive extreme sterilisation processes. 24 June 2015
West Pharmaceutical Services, the US-based medical packaging group, has begun building work on a new factory in Ireland. 17 June 2015
Saint-Gobain’s Performance Plastics division is expanding its manufacturing facility in Portage, Wisconsin, in the US, with an $11m (€10m) investment that will create 42 jobs. 17 June 2015
The European Commission has published a final opinion from an expert committee on whether plastics additive bisphenol A (BPA) is safe to use in medical devices – the conclusion: yes, in most cases. Only with the use of plastic devices for new born babies is there a risk of contamination that might pose health problems, concluded the European Union (EU) Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). 28 May 2015
Gaudlitz, a German injection moulding company known mostly for its work as a Tier 2 auto supplier, is actively looking to enter the medical plastics sector, said CEO Lucas Galuppo, in an interview with PNE's sister publication Plastics News on the sidelines of a Medical Plastics Conference in Guangzhou. 28 May 2015
Greiner, the Austria-based plastic packaging and foams producer, has announced that sales in its 2014 fiscal year were 2% higher at €1.32bn. "Strategic alignment with our core competencies and expansion into new markets are our engine for growth," said CEO Axel Kühner. Most of Greiner’s divisions grew according to plan, with the exception of Greiner Tool.Tec, which faced difficult market conditions. 1 May 2015
Danish medical care products manufacturer Coloplast has doubled the size of the Nyírbátor production plant, one of two units it operates in Hungary. 27 April 2015
A new study shows that newborn babies may have less risk from bisphenol A exposure than originally thought. 24 April 2015
Contract manufacturing giant Flextronics International is officially launching Precision Plastics, a global injection tooling and manufacturing unit, as a part of its High Reliability Solutions business segment. The program, making its debut at NPE 2015, comprises four mould makers and three moulding operations that Flextronics has acquired over the past 18 months. Officials say the move allows diversification but is also complementary to the market segments in which it currently operates, such as medical devices. 27 March 2015
US-based compounder Teknor Apex has introduced a rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate (PC) in clear medical components such as connectors and check valves. It claims the new material has comparable strength and clarity while reducing or eliminating the stress cracking that often occurs in PC at the interface with flexible PVC components such as tubing. 19 March 2015
Phillips-Medisize showed its plastics-based pharmaceutical devices at the Pharmapack exhibition in Paris, France in February. 9 March 2015
German medical goods company Raumedic has chosen Mills River, North Carolina, for its first US manufacturing site and US headquarters. 27 February 2015
German medical device manufacturer B. Braun Medical has completed a fresh plastics moulding technology upgrade at its plant at Gyöngyös in north eastern Hungary. 18 February 2015
Germany-based medical packaging specialist Gerresheimer has announced its annual financial results showing sales have increased by 1.9% to €1.29bn for 2014 up from €1.265 in 2013. 17 February 2015

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