Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) last week celebrated the grand opening of a plant dedicated exclusively to the production of its Tritan copolyester. The facility will allow the company to better serve target markets, including the medical device industry, by expanding production of the material, which features such properties as clarity, toughness, and heat and chemical resistance.
This year's Innovation Days 2010 event presented by DMG/Mori Seiki USA (Chicago) will take place at the company's headquarters and Chicago Technical Center on May 24 to 26. In addition to presentations, technical seminars, peer learning sessions, and product demonstrations, the event will include the launch of the NZL2500 lathe, which features two turrets and offers high productivity of small-diameter workpieces.
Serigraph Inc. (West Bend, WI) was the recipient of two awards at the 10th annual Graphics Excellence Awards presented by the Printing Industries of Wisconsin trade association. A specialist in full-service printing, molding, and custom graphic for a range of industries, including the medical device market, the company beat out nearly 800 companies to earn the two honors.
Produced by Henkel Corp. (Rocky Hill, CT), Loctite medical device adhesive training workshops will be held in Rosemont, IL, on June 9, and in San Diego, CA, on June 22. The workshops will address the design and assembly of medical devices, including proper joint design for adhesive assembly, selecting the appropriate adhesive technology, and processing equipment requirements.
Laserdyne Systems (Champlin, MN) has announced a training series for its line of multiaxis laser systems entitled "Empowering Laserdyne Users to Go Beyond Others." Designed to increase user productivity, keep system operators current, and optimize system production, the two-day training programs cover laser applications, beginner and advanced; system programming, beginner and advanced; laser maintenance; and motion system maintenance.