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Global manufacturer, Milliken & Company (Milliken), has signed an agreement to acquire specialty chemicals company, Borchers Group (Borchers) from The Jordan Company (TJC). Read more

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Antimicrobial brand, SteriTouch, have been working alongside powder coating specialist, Thermaset for over a year. Read more

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Medical device and component manufacturer, Freudenberg Medical, announces the expansion of its medical balloon development and balloon rapid prototyping services. Read more

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Together Martin Day, Ross Elliot and Michal Benes discuss the different techniques for applying coatings to injection moulded plastic components. Read more

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Jay Tourigny, senior vice president of MicroCare Medical explores how the trend towards miniaturisation is affecting coating and finishing decisions. Read more

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Medical tubing firm Putnam Plastics has expanded its product portfolio to include RilSlix coated mandrel and wires. Read more

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Researchers from Sirris and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP have investigated technical coatings for additive manufacturing (TCAM) in a joint project, with results described as ‘promising’. Read more

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A new method developed at University of Warwick enables hundreds of polymers to be synthesised and tested for ability to kill superbugs Read more

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Freudenberg Medical explores coatings and surface treatments for silicone and thermoplastic components. Read more

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CSIRO has developed an innovative ‘goo’ coating that could be used to improve medical devices and implants Read more

Whitford Corp, manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, is establishing a medical group. Read more

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Whitford Corporation, a manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, has set up a new medical coatings group. Read more

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MicroCare Medical will add to its portfolio of medical device cleaning, coating and lubricating products at MD&M West this year. Read more

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Biotectix, a developer of conductive coatings for medical devices designed to allow communication between devices and physiologic systems, has launched a new durable, electro-conductive polymer coating. Read more

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Jay Tourigny, senior vice president, MicroCare Medical, looks at cleaning and coating, and how to overcome challenges in device design and manufacturing Read more

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This year DSM was recognised with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan award for growth excellence leadership for medical device coatings. Dr Hinke Malda, director of medical coatings, DSM Biomedical, explains what means for the company. Read more

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Im-plant-able: A new coating for implantable medical devices has been developed using FDA–approved materials, which are inspired by the slippery surface of the carnivorous pitcher plant. Read more

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Win win: Frost & Sullivan has recognised DSM Biomedical with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership. Read more

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Cover story: Bayer MaterialScience will be giving three presentations. The focus will be on the sustainable developments involving the formulation and application of coatings. Read more

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Second that: Biomedical company Encapson has closed a second financing round from the Twente Technology Fund and the Innovation Fund Enschede. Read more

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