Only recently did custom injection molder MedPlast Group add extrusion blowmolding to its slate, and now the company has added another process, this time silicone extrusion, to those it tackles for its customers.
As the design of medical devices grows increasingly sophisticated and cost pressures mount, it's up to processors to meet these demands, according to Dan Winter, director of development for MedPlast's elastomers division in Elkhorn, WI. With the addition of silicone extrusion to the company's spectrum of production capabilities, MedPlast is better able to handle the multiple processes needed to create critical medical products such as catheter systems, surgical drains, intravenous drug delivery vehicles, and pump systems.
"This new capability here in our Elkhorn facility further enhances our role as an integrated, one-stop supplier for the healthcare product market," Winter said. "More than ever, we offer our customers the efficiencies, support and expertise of a complete solutions provider." The company told PlasticsToday that it has installed a single extrusion line.
"Our company's ability to provide a spectrum of innovative services, superior technical support, cost-control and the added convenience of our single-source supplier status, represents tremendous value-added for our customers," Winter said. In addition to the Elkhorn facility, MedPlast has a headquarters facility in Tempe, AZ; and plants in West Berlin, NJ; Westfield, PA and Monticello, IA, with capabilities that include multi-shot molding, elastomeric molding, specialty mold manufacturing and product assembly.