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August 14, 2022
Molded Devices has been Acquired by TruArc
Molded Devices, a high-precision maker of plastic and rubber medical device components, has been acquired by TruArc Partners, a private equity firm. Molded Devices is capable of injection molding, tube extrusion, dip molding, dip coating, and blow molding, and is also equipped for clean room assembly for advanced medical device production. Jack Slinger, CEO and President of Molded Devices says that the company is hoping to take advantage of TruArc’s experience in specialty manufacturing, and sales and marketing. John Pless, Co-Managing Partner at TruArc says that the company has been looking to expand their business into the growing healthcare market, and Molded Devices unique capabilities and customer relationships poises the company to grow further and expand across the medical market. Read more here.
August 30, 2022
Wacker Develops New Additive Masterbatch Useful for Molding Recycled PE
Wacker’s new silicone-based masterbatch, set to be highlighted at the K 2022 exhibition, shows new, exciting properties, especially in how it interacts with recycled PE. The masterbatch (Genioplast PE50S08) is showing to be a highly effective processing aid. The silicon component of Genioplast PE50S08 greatly improves the distribution of fillers and the fluidity of the polymer melt. This greatly decreases the energy required for compounding the material. This is especially valuable for processing recycled PE, where the mixture contains many kinds of PE. Genioplast PE50S08 can be used in dosages of 1-3% and can easily be used in a standard system. To read more about Genioplast PE50S08 and the other masterbatches Wacker is set to showcase at the K show, click here.