Medical

Evolution of reshoring in the plastics industry heading into 2017

Last spring the UK experienced a growth in reshoring manufacturing, following the industry trend in North America. 18 months later, how has this evolved and what will be the impact of Brexit?Family-run, UK plastic injection moulding company Pentagon Plastics have continued to experience a resurgence in reshoring. Over the last year they have welcomed an increase in enquiries from customers that have previously used overseas suppliers.Paul Edwards, Managing Director, highlights that companies looking to bring their manufacturing back to the UK ...Read more

On The Road To Reshoring

Reshoring got top billing a couple of years ago when Prime Minister of the day David Cameron launched a government-backed reshoring initiative. This saw UK Trade & Investment and the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) form ‘Reshore UK’ (https://is.gd/dizale).That was January 2014 and the initiative is no longer; just like MAS. Today we have ‘Growth Hubs’ and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), but a search for ‘reshoring’ at the LEP network website (https://is.gd/zehipa) delivers no related returns.So it is left to small trade association ...Read more

At Climator, phase change materials (PCM) are filled into various-sized tubular bags.

At Climator, phase change materials (PCM) are filled into various-sized tubular bags.Used in thermal energy and cold storage, PCMs lend themselves to specific cooling and warming conditions. In the case of cooling with frozen packaging, there is a risk that the cooling period will not be sufficient.However, by using PCM as a cooling agent, a longer cooling period can be achieved. The melting point is chosen so that an optimal cooling period can be maintained, not only temporarily, but throughout the ...Read more

ViscoTec’s new hygienic dispenser aims to meet growing demands of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic production.

ViscoTec's new hygienic dispenser aims to meet growing demands of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic production. To be presented to the market in time for the FachPack 2016 exhibition in Nuremburg, the Hygienic Dispenser VHD performs reliable, precise, and reproducible dosing of products with a wide range of viscosities and abrasiveness on semi and fully-automatic filling. Head of Food & Cosmetics at ViscoTec Wolfgang Merklein explains: "It impresses not only through its outstanding hygienic standards, which come close to those of the ...Read more

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued final guidance recommending Servier UK’s Lonsurf® (trifluridine/tipiracil), within its marketing authorisation, as an option for treating metastatic colorectal cancer.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued final guidance recommending Servier UK's Lonsurf® (trifluridine/tipiracil), within its marketing authorisation, as an option for treating metastatic colorectal cancer.Following a single technology appraisal, the treatment is recommended in adults who have had previous treatment with available therapies including fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin- or irinotecan-based chemotherapies, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents and anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) agents, or when these therapies are not suitable. Servier welcomed the decision by NICE, ...Read more

Regular sector events, often with OEMs and Tier 1s, have helped forge a strong Medical Sector network of GTMA companies with vast experience across a wide range of disciplines.

Regular sector events, often with OEMs and Tier 1s, have helped forge a strong Medical Sector network of GTMA companies with vast experience across a wide range of disciplines.The GTMA Medical Network was one of the first sector networks to be set up by GTMA and includes many companies with proven experience in the production of medical devices and components.The Medical industry is often viewed as an ideal sector to win business, partly because it is constantly changing and advancing with ...Read more