Baylis Medical (Toronto) had been outsourcing extrusion of plastic tubes used in its devices. By opening an in-house extrusion lab, it expects to shorten development cycles, better control the production process and improve its product design process.
Freezing temperatures in the Gulf disrupted production at about a dozen petrochemical plants and, to a lesser extent, resin reactors, which even brought about one force majeure declaration. Logistics have also been affected, lending support to producers’ price increase efforts.
FimmTech Inc., which offers courses and certifications in plastic injection molding and plastics technology, will showcase its new tech center in Carlsbad, CA, during an Open House on Thursday, Jan. 18.