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MEDICAL DEVICES
EU commission postpones MDR application / Shortages in getting devices certified "not an option right now" with Covid-19
06.04.2020
MEDICAL PLASTICS
EU commission may postpone implementing medical device regulation / Free access to European standards for medical supplies to boost production
30.03.2020
3D PRINTING
Cecimo calls on additive manufacturers to aid hospitals / Need for critical equipment during Covid-19 outbreak
30.03.2020
CORONAVIRUS
Chemicals and plastics producers help with hand sanitiser supply / Ineos building new plants for ethanol and isopropanol / North Sea Forties pipeline planned shutdown delayed
27.03.2020
MEDICAL PLASTICS
Antibacterial polypropylene film being developed for hospital use / Project funded by EU “Horizon 2020”
24.03.2020
PLASTICS PROCESSING
Economic consequences of Covid-19 to peak in next six weeks / Advice to converters – continue production at full speed, then stop / Germany's ArGeZ sees technical parts manufacturing halting between end of March and end of April
23.03.2020
MEDICAL PLASTICS
UK recycling operation is expanding / Scheme covers 37 hospitals
20.02.2020
JABIL
Nypro and medical businesses now under Jabil Healthcare
13.02.2020
REPSOL
Healthcare polyolefins portfolio expanded / New grades of LDPE offer wide ranges of fluidity and density
04.02.2020
SONOCO
Acquisition of healthcare packaging and medical device thermoformer TEQ
21.01.2020
NOLATO
Closure of UK manufacturing facility planned
13.01.2020
GERRESHEIMER
New pharma packaging plant opens in China / Second site in India
19.12.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Recycling of hospital waste / Product design, collection and sorting remain challenges / PVCMed Alliance workshop in Denmark
11.12.2019
ROSTI
Swedish injection moulder plans to build new plant in Romania / Production set to begin in 2020
09.12.2019
OMERIN
Injection moulding subsidiary Union Plastic aims for more production scrap recycling / New manufacturing site in Tunisia
29.11.2019
CANADIAN GENERAL-TOWER
Takeover of AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing / Film manufacturer's first European plants
29.08.2019
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING
Strong growth for global market to 2027 / Preference for plastic increases / TM Research report
21.08.2019
3D PRINTING
Global 3D printing materials market for healthcare set to skyrocket / Scarcity of compliant materials a challenge / Design influences print time and cost of parts / Frost & Sullivan and Wohlers reports
17.07.2019
DISPOSABLE GLOVES
Health and safety awareness drives global demand / Vinyl market to grow by 7.9% per year to 2025 / Grand View Research report
18.03.2019
TURKEY
Medical plastics production and consumption on downtrend / Germany, China and US are top importers and exporters / Trade deficit expected to fall with a rise in exports
16.01.2019
CARCLO
Consort Medical pulls the plug on all-share bid for UK medical plastics manufacturer
10.08.2018
SGH HEALTHCARING
Investment firms Gimv and Mérieux establish medical devices group / Merger of three French companies
20.07.2018
GERRESHEIMER
Acquisition of Swiss micropump specialist Sensile Medical / Eastern European expansions / Plant in Switzerland to close down
19.07.2018
RAUMEDIC
German medical component producer upgrades French satellite operation into fully-owned subsidiary
16.07.2018
CARCLO
UK technical plastics specialist rejects all-share bid from Consort Medical / “Opportunistic approach” undervalues business
04.07.2018
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