Micro Mold Co. Inc. & Plastikos Inc. of Erie, Pa. has begun a facility and equipment expansion of over 17,000 ft2, with the heart of the medical expansion being an ISO 7 (Class 10,000) injection molding cleanroom that will accommodate eight brand new medical molding machines.
Plastikos’ medical expansion will also include a separate ISO 7 assembly and packaging lab, as well as corresponding medical production support departments (e.g. maintenance, toolroom, quality, general office and meeting room space, etc.). The new ISO 7 cleanroom will be one of the largest Class 10,000 cleanrooms available in the injection molding industry.
Plastikos’ total production capacity is projected to increase by over 30% once the medical expansion is fully equipped and staffed. The target completion date for the project is slated for Q1 of 2015.
“We are very excited to announce Plastikos’ Medical Expansion project, which marks a new and exciting chapter in the Micro Mold & Plastikos story,” says Philip Katen, President and General Manager of Plastikos. “Our fiscally conservative, organic growth strategy has enabled us to make the necessary capital investments throughout our history to support the growth of our customers in their respective industries. And we view today’s investment as part of the commitment that we make to those customers, who create the exciting new opportunities ahead for our team.”
Plastikos & Micro Mold have a number of new medical projects that will come on-line during the remainder of 2014 through 2015, which spurred the cleanroom expansion. Plastikos is a custom injection molder that works closely with its sister company, Micro Mold, on high precision mold design and fabrication, engineering, and production services for small, tight-tolerance applications. The two companies have partnered with customers and OEMs to push the engineering and technical limits of the plastics industry in medical, electronics, aerospace, automotive, defense, and telecommunications, among other markets.
Release Date: July 2, 2014
Source: Plastikos & Micro Mold