- SPECIAL REPORTS
WASHINGTON—Many U.S. companies aren’t counted as manufacturers by the government, but are still heavily involved in the manufacturing of goods, according to a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The prevalence of these “factory-less goods producers”—Apple Inc. is a prime example—suggests that the country might have more manufacturing capabilities than official statistics suggest.
Looks can sometimes be deceiving in a positive way. A good example is the t:slim insulin pump made by Tandem Diabetes Care Inc.
ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. will host two seminars on adhesives for medical device assembly. The seminars will be held Sept. 19, in Novi, MI, and Oct. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
WASHINGTON—U.S. factories expanded last month at the fastest pace since June 2011. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its manufacturing index rose to 55.7 in August from 55.4 in July. That topped the index’s 12-month average of 52.
ATLANTA—Researchers at the Georgia Tech are studying remoras—a fish that attaches itself to sharks—to develop a reversible adhesive for medical and industrial applications.
The latest generation of pressure-sensitive adhesives and converted materials offer great potential for product improvement. They hold the key to better product performance, greater manufacturing efficiencies, better staff utilization, and ultimately across-the-board cost reduction.
In business since 1969, C&A Tool Engineering Inc. is a contract manufacturer of engineered components. The company makes implants, instrumentation and tools for the medical, aeronautical, defense, transportation and other industries at its 700,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Churubusco, IN.
SCHAUMBURG, IL—Sunstar Americas Inc., a manufacturer of oral health care products, is building a new manufacturing facility here that could employ 400 people.
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