Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 20 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.
Liquid crystal polymer thermoplastics have a Christian Bale kind of reputation in the polymers universe: Gifted, but difficult. Don DeMello from Celanese (Irving, TX) sets the record straight on this material, and explains what it brings to the realm of medical device design.
GW Plastics (Bethel, VT) plans to invest more than €6 million ($6.8 million) to expand product development, precision tooling, thermoplastic and silicone injection molding, and contract assembly capabilities at the Sligo, Ireland, location.
FDA issued a warning letter to Mark Berman, MD, requesting that he cease manufacturing and distributing the Pocket Protector—a polymer pouch implanted as a lining inside the breast pocket during breast augmentation procedures.