The DS-eTPC II from Davis-Standard LLC (Pawcatuck, CT) can control up to three extruders—including melt pumps and auxiliaries such as vacuum pumps for each extruder—and perform real-time and historical data trending.
The upgrade, which included a 40% expansion of the facility, enables the Lewiston plant to more rapidly produce larger batch sizes of MEVOPUR pre-colored medical plastic compounds from 6,000 to 12,000 pounds or more.
Spectrum Plastics (Alpharetta, GA) CEO Neil Shillingford looks forward to evolving “our business in specialty and medical plastic manufacturing on behalf of our customers and employees” with the support of one of the pioneers in the private equity industry.
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.
Exhibitors at the co-located PLASTEC West and Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West event in Anaheim, CA, next month range from custom injection molders and moldmakers to thermoforming companies and medical plastics extrusion firms. This slide show features some of them.