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Norbert Sparrow

July 18, 2016

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Freudenberg Medical expands silicone molding and extrusion facility

Freudenberg Medical has added 10,000 square feet of office and warehouse space at its silicone molding and extrusion operation in Carpinteria, CA. The company develops and manufactures specialty components and minimally invasive products for the global medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

“This new building allows us to optimize our supply chain and helps support recently won high-volume silicone extrusion and molding projects,“ said Dr. Mark Ostwald, Vice President and General Manager of Freudenberg Medical. “Combined with our recently redesigned state-of-the-art cleanrooms, which have improved lead times and internal material flow, we are now well positioned to support future growth.”

Freudenberg Medical announced at the beginning of the year that it had more than doubled silicone extrusion capabilities at its facility as part of the expansion and enhancement of extrusion and molding cleanrooms. In addition to increased floor space, the cleanroom was modernized with an updated layout and optimized work cells. As a result of the makeover and expansion, the extrusion cleanroom complies with ISO Class 7 guidelines.

Freudenberg Medical’s operation in Carpinteria specializes in the manufacture of platinum-cured silicone products for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Capabilities include silicone molding and extrusion, including long-term implantable silicone products, as well as assembly, packaging and finished devices.  The operation is FDA registered and certified to ISO 13485.

Part of the Freudenberg group headquartered in Weinheim, Germany, Freudenberg Medical maintains design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland and China.

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Norbert Sparrow

Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 30 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.


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