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In Brief

In Brief

PolyOne Engineered Film Group (Winchester, VA) recently received ISO 14001 certification for its Winchester facility. ISO 14001 is the international standard for organizational environmental management systems. The company provides thermoplastic compounds, specialty vinyl resins, engineered films, color and additive systems, and rubber compounding....Wet blasting specialist USF Abrasive Developments (Cincinnati) has established a string of regional demonstration, sales, and technical support facilities in the United States. The centers are located in Charlotte, NC; Fortville, IN; Rancho Domingo, CA; San Lorenzo, CA; and Kent, WA, and have been operational since the end of last year....Colorado Medtech Inc. (Boulder, CO) has announced the acquisition of certain assets of the ultrasound supplies group of ATL Ultrasound (Bothell, WA). ATL Ultrasound sells imaging supplies such as print media, transmission gels, covers, and drapes....AlphaGary Corp. (Leominster, MA), a manufacturer of specialty compounds such as flexible PVC, olefin-based elastomers, and polyurethane blends, has been acquired by Rockwood Specialties Inc. (Princeton, NJ). AlphaGary will operate as a subsidiary of Rockwood Specialties and all of its business operation and management personnel will remain intact under its new parent company....Pacific Bearing Co. (Rockford, IL) and Rexroth Star (Charlotte, NC) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to offer a broader range of linear motion products and solutions. Pacific Bearing supplies plane linear bearings, linear guides, and heavy-duty bearing systems. Rexroth Star provides linear motion products such as ball rail systems, roller rail systems, linear bushings and shafts, and ball screws....Memry Corp. (Brookfield, CT), a supplier of advanced shape-memory alloy products, has sold its European operation, Memry Europe. As part of the transaction, Memry Corp. will grant to Memry Europe a royalty-bearing license to certain tubing and alloy technologies and products.... Metal Improvement Company, Inc. (Paramus, NJ), a shot-peening service provider, has acquired EF Quality Heat Treating Co. (Salem, OH)....The MedTech Group Inc. (South Plainfield, NJ) has announced the acquisition of Colony Plastic Molds (Middlesex, NJ). The purchase will expand MedTech's tool-making capabilities for the production of precision injection-molded medical device components and assemblies. MedTech's services include injection molding, medical device manufacturing, and medical product design. According to MedTech president George W. Blank, the company has worked closely with Colony for the past two decades and has found its tools to be among the best performing molds MedTech has operated.

Katherine Sweeny

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