Medical grade TPE for direct contact with medications

By Josef Neuer: A new ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD) from Aptar Pharma, a leader in drug delivery systems, incorporates several functional components manufactured using a newly developed grade in the THERMOLAST® M family of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) for medical applications from KRAIBURG TPE. Both companies are headquartered in Germany and have multiple manufacturing locations around the world.The TPE components come into direct contact with the medical eye drop formulation. Read More


Chart this decade’s production figures from the Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers, and you will need plenty of space on the Y-axis. Total output has climbed from 2.03 million vehicles in 2011, to 2.53 in 2017, a 20 percent increase.Absolute growth is not the only change coming to India’s transportation industry. Last August the government made waves when it announced its goal of an all-electric vehicle future for India by 2030.Will it come to pass? At this point, it is difficult to predict, but it is a safe bet that change will remain constant in the industry. Read More


When John Wesley Hyatt patented the first industrial plastic in 1869, his intention was to create an alternative to the elephant tusk ivory used to make piano keys. But this early plastic also sparked a revolution in the way people thought about manufacturing: What if we weren’t limited to the materials nature had to offer?Over a century later, plastics are an abundant part of daily life. But these plastics are often derived from petroleum, contributing to reliance on fossil fuels and driving harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Read More


When Lawrence Livermore scientist Tadashi Ogitsu leased a hydrogen fuel-cell car in 2017, he knew that his daily commute would change forever. There are no greenhouse gases that come out of the tailpipe, just a bit of water vapour.The market for hydrogen cars is growing. According to a recent report by the California Energy Commission and the California Air Resources Board, the state is now home to 31 hydrogen fuel stations.The next challenge is making hydrogen fuel cost-effective and sustainable. Read More