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Hollywood at the NEC: Instron is starring in a real feature at this year's Interplas - complete with popcorn. more

News

Double up: The addition of the twin screw allows CTC Plastics to provide customers with enhanced toll compounding further adding to its formulating, blending and testing services. more

Technology

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Source: Polymer Solutions.

Independent materials testing and analysis company Polymer Solutions will invest US$2.9 mn in an expansion consisting of a new 20,000-square-foot headquarters and laboratory facility with at least five new jobs in Virginia, USA. more

News

Germany's Zwick Roell held the 22nd International Forum for Materials Testing in October. The testXpo testing technology forum was, according to Zwick, the most successful yet. Medical Plastics News went along to see the latest relevant innovations. more

Opinion

ZWICK UK CENTRE

Source: Zwick.

Zwick Roell, one of the world-wide leading manufacturers of materials and component testing equipment, has created a new technical centre for its customers from all over the UK and Ireland. more

News

MET peel test

Source: Medical Engineering Technologies.

UK-based testing facility Medical Engineering Technologies has announced that its medical device testing laboratory has received accreditation to ISO17025, the testing equivalent to ISO13485. more

Technology

Instron

Source: Instron.

Medical Plastics News editor Sam Anson asked Richard Goshgarian and Jim Ritchey of Instron testing equipment to provide a basic guide to considerations in testing of plastics for biomedical applications. Their response is as follows. more

Opinion

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Source: Dynisco.

New software, now available with Dynisco LMI Series melt-flow indexers, offers simplicity in gathering, storing and managing digital data collected by the system. more

Technology

Cynthia Rancourt

Source: Polymer Solutions.

Outsourcing testing to an independent lab can be a project-saving move in the medical world and serve as a force multiplier of a processor’s own staff. Cynthia Rancourt at independent testing company Polymer Solutions recommends the following. more

Opinion

In the EU, as of March 2013 animal testing is banned for cosmetic products. In pharma, on the other hand, t is mandatory. Dr Laura Waters of Huddersfield University in the UK blogs about the alternative tests available. more

Opinion

Ceram’s short and snappy video provides an overview of its testing and analysis services, and an insight into its state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. more

Technology

The second Extractables and Leachables (E&Ls) conference to be held in the USA by leading UK-headquartered specialist plastics research institute Smithers Rapra will feature speakers from Pfizer and Boehringer Ingelheim. more

News

Automated equipment helps high volume manufacturers keep costs down while minimising contamination. This report reveals options to help readers, especially following complaints that automated assembly modules are limited in cleanroom operations. more

Technology

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will hold a public workshop entitled ASTM International-FDA Workshop on Absorbable Medical Devices: Lessons Learned From Correlations of Bench Testing and Clinical Performance. more