Date Archive - April 2022

'World’s Largest' Vinyl Record Maker Is Getting Even Bigger

Just in time for Record Store Day 2022, a company billing itself as the world’s largest vinyl record manufacturer is investing $13.3 million on a Nashville production plant. The new headquarters of Nashville Record Pressing will house manufacturing, distribution, and administrative functions, creating an expected 255 jobs over five years. The move comes as new industry data show vinyl record sales continue at a healthy pace. “We’re launching Nashville Record…

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M&A Activity in Plastics Sector on Solid Footing for 2022

Acquisition activity among plastics businesses is on a roll across all end markets, and there’s plenty of investment capital to keep up the momentum for the rest of the year, according to an industry analyst. Medical manufacturing and packaging, in particular, are fueling “the positive momentum from a strong 2021,” according to David Evatz, Managing Director in the investment banking practice of Stout. “Medical contract manufacturing continues to be one…

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High-Performance Polyamide Makes Grade for Metal Replacement

After the successful introduction of Romitron PPS, compounder Romira now offers glass-fiber-reinforced Rotec aromatic high-performance polyamide (HPPA) as a metal replacement grade. While Romitron PPS takes Romira close to the top of the polymer pyramid in terms of heat resistance, Rotec HPPA reportedly positions the company at the summit when it comes to strength and performance. Polyamide (PA) compounds are found in various industrial applications and almost all key industries…

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Pre-Filled Syringe with NFC Tag Gives Medical Personnel and Patients Easy Access to Vital Information

A pre-filled syringe with an overmolded near-field communication (NFC) tag allows medical personnel and patients to validate the device’s legitimacy, view manufacturing history, see usage recommendations, and access other important information or warnings. The new product developed by NP Plastibell incorporating a miniaturized NFC tag from STMicroelectronics (ST) will be presented to Pharmapack attendees in Paris on May 18 and 19. NP Plastibell said in a press release that it…

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