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Addition of RF welding and heat-sealing capabilities expands Vonco’s portfolio of plastic contract manufacturing services to medical device OEMs.

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March 8, 2023

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Flexible plastic packaging and products supplier Vonco Products LLC announced today the acquisition of Genesis Plastics Welding, an ISO 13485:2016–certified thermoplastics contract manufacturer providing radio frequency (RF) welding and heat-sealing to the medical device and other sectors. It’s Vonco’s third acquisition in as many years.

Vonco said the acquisition will allow it to provide “exceptional support and value” to clients who need specialty medical devices, fluid bags, flexible packaging, contract packaging, and sterilization management. Additional capabilities cited by the company include:

  • RF welding and heat-sealing manufacturing;

  • expanded cleanroom manufacturing;

  • more product offerings, such as bioprocessing, cell separation and culture, cryogenic storage, and blood bags.

“Vonco is on a mission to create more value by broadening the scope of our innovative services and product lines for our customers,” said CEO Keith Smith.

Fortville, IN–based Genesis has a nearly three-decade history of tailoring custom solutions for single-use fluid bags and other disposable healthcare products. Its expertise in RF welding, in combination with industry experience, helped leading OEMs with concept design, process and product validation, materials selection and evaluation, prototyping, product and process improvement, sterilization, PVC replacement, and more, said the news release.

By merging the talent of both organizations, the acquisition will support Vonco’s ability to produce more end-to-end solutions for its customers, said Smith. “The addition will expand our plastic contract manufacturing capabilities within our current line of infection prevention, medical fluid bags, and specimen transport products. Genesis Plastics Welding clients can expect to receive even greater quality, support, service, and innovation as both teams integrate.”

At the beginning of last year, Vonco acquired Flex-Pak, a supplier of flexible barrier packaging and sterile barrier DuPont Tyvek pouches. In August 2020, it bought McFarlane Medical, a contract manufacturer providing assembly and packaging services for Class I and Class II medical devices.

Based in Trevor, WI, Vonco is an FDA-registered facility with Class II medical device capability and is certified to ISO 13485:2016.

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