The company’s Polarfin additive technology eliminates the need for surface treatment to bind together two dissimilar polymers or a polymer and another material. The technology is compatible with existing polymer conversion processes and requires little, if any, change to production equipment.
Medical-grade polyethersulfone from Solvay (Alpharetta, GA) was used by Apollo Medical Extrusion (Sandy, UT) to produce a part in a single step that previously required cutting stainless steel tubes and then welding them together.
Distinguish between preventive and responsive maintenance. Preventive maintenance includes calibrating instruments and testing incoming raw materials. Responsive maintenance fixes what’s broken, of course, but should also include written records of such actions.
Meredith-Springfield (Ludlow, MA) blowmolds PET products for a variety of industries including bottles for household chemicals, food and spices and medical packaging and provides extrusion services for lawn and garden products.
Medical device manufacturer Becton Dickinson (BD; Franklin Lakes, NJ) has agreed to divest two of its product lines and related assets to Merit Medical (South Jordan, UT) contingent on the closing of BD’s proposed $24-billion acquisition of CR Bard Inc.