Molders bring out their best at co-located PLASTEC Minneapolis and MD&M Minneapolis event

  • MD&M Minneapolis

    The Midwest’s largest advanced manufacturing event is coming to Minneapolis in November. Six co-located events, including PLASTEC Minneapolis and Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, will welcome thousands of attendees to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Nov. 8 and 9, 2017.

    In this slide show, we feature a small selection of exhibitors that provide injection molding, among numerous other contract services, to OEMs. More than six-hundred other suppliers of equipment, products, materials and services will join them at the event.

    Go to the event website for more information and to register to attend.

  • Diversified Plastics

    Located in Minneapolis, Diversified Plastics, an ESOP company, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Diversified is a full-service molder for a variety of industries including medical, aerospace, industrial, filtration and more. Components manufactured by Diversified have even visited Jupiter via the Juno spacecraft orbiting the planet.

    Diversified provides 3D printing capabilities using PolyJet technology to print injection mold cores and cavities, mold components and to produce prototype parts using the final plastic material.

    Find out more by stopping by booth 1936.

    “As we move into the future, we are planning for our next 15,000-squre-foot facility expansion. We are also exploring possible strategic acquisitions,” said Annette Lund, Vice President. The company recently appointed Kevin G. Hogan as its new CEO.

  • Teel Plastics

    Teel Plastics Inc. (Baraboo, WI) announced that its TeelDAS subsidiary, begun in 2010, has completed an expansion of 3,300 square feet to its warehouse space at the company’s Lynn Ave. facility. TeelDAS has had a successful partnership with Dow Agro Sciences, and demand for the company’s products and technical expertise is growing.

    The expansion, which was completed in August, has an analytical laboratory and does custom compounding and extrusion of tubing and profiles for the medical and pharmaceutical markets. Teel has three manufacturing facilities in the area.

    Owner and Composites Development Specialist Jason Smith, said, “We are excited to add onto our Lynn Ave. facility to meet increased market demand.

    “It’s important to us that we keep manufacturing jobs in the United States,” Smith added. “In the Midwest we have great people with an unmatched work ethic.”

    Visit the company at booth 1228.

  • Barger Packaging

    Barger Packaging (Elkhart, IN) is the medical packaging division of Madison, WI–based Placon. Barger specializes in thermoformed packaging solutions, including turnkey medical packaging, sterile and non-sterile barrier packaging and even stock packaging—BargerVPAK. The company is exhibiting in booth 1119.

    BargerVPAK provides a cost-effective way for smaller companies and startups with limited resources to commercialize new medical device production and bring their products to market.

    Placon recently announced a new Design Center of Excellence at its Madison, WI, headquarters. The center enables customers to accelerate time to market by increasing collaboration between the customer and design engineers, thus decreasing project turn-around time for feedback and iterations.

  • Phillips-Medisize

    Phillips-Medisize, headquartered in Hudson, WI, is an outsourcing partner to the most respected global pharmaceutical and medical device OEMs. The company provides innovative and comprehensive design, product development and manufacturing services from facilities worldwide. It strictly adheres to Six Sigma and lean manufacturing principles.

    Capabilities include conventional thermoplastic injection, insert and multi-shot molding as well as silicone molding, including multi-shot LSR molding. Metal injection molding and thixotropic magnesium molding are also offered.

    Phillips-Medisize, which is exhibiting in booth 1605, boasts 40 years of medical manufacturing experience and 1.5 million square feet of dedicated medical production space, 140 engineers dedicated to medical manufacturing and more than 250 full-time design and development professionals to help medical companies worldwide meet their requirements.

  • Promed Molding

    Specializing in the molding of small, intricately designed silicone and plastic components and sub-assemblies, ProMed Molded Products (Minneapolis) combines state-of-the-art equipment and tooling with robust processes to produce small, tight-tolerance components for medical and pharmaceutical applications.

    The company’s ProMed Prototypes division fills a market void by offering customers real molded parts made from a variety of materials, all in about one week.

    The company welcomes visitors to booth 1307.

  • Prent

    Prent Thermoforming is a global manufacturer of packaging for the medical, electronics and consumer products industries. Prent’s global facilities include locations in Flagstaff, AZ; Heredia, Costa Rica; and Yauco, Puerto Rico; as well as China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Europe.

    A year ago, Prent expanded production capabilities to include a Class 8 cleanroom at its Janesville, WI, headquarters.

    “We recognize the critical importance of manufacturing discipline in healthcare and medical device operations,” said Jim O’Dierno, Executive Vice President of Sales. “Given the highly regulated environment in which our customers operate, it is imperative that the company remains devoted to a continuous improvement strategy as well as an intent to meet or exceed the sterile medical packaging requirements within the markets we supply.”

    Prent has global thermoform machine, tool building and sheet extrusion capabilities, and offers product development and turnkey packaging services.

    Visit the company in booth 2022.

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