A supplier of color compounding and masterbatch services based in Slough, UK, Matrix Plastics Ltd. announced that it has established Matrix Medical Plastics. The move is in response to current and forecast growth in the medical device sector, as recently reported in PlasticsToday, which has long been part of the Matrix Plastics customer mix.
“Adjacent to our Matrix Plastics site, Matrix Medical Plastics will operate from a purpose-built facility that is the UK's first cleanroom plastic extrusion site,” said the company on its LinkedIn page. At the fully compliant site, all medical products are processed and tested according to ISO Class 9 requirements and the ISO 13485 quality management system for medical device production, added the company on its website.
Matrix Medical Plastics can facilitate full regulatory support documentation and change control for up to three years. Extensive microbiological and chemical laboratory testing is available at any point during the manufacturing process.
Parent company Matrix Plastics has been in business for nearly 30 years serving a range of customers in food packaging, automotive, consumer goods, and electronics, among other sectors. It compounds customer-supplied polymers as well as self-sourced materials, including ABS, POM, PC, PMMA, PA, PP, PS, and TPEs.
The main plant, boasting 35,000 square feet of manufacturing space, and the new purpose-built medical facility are located just 10 minutes from Heathrow airport.