Sil-Pro continues its ongoing expansion and improvements by expanding the existing cleanroom with a 1,000 ft2 addition. The new cleanroom addition will be certified to ISO Class 7, the same as Sil-Pro’s existing cleanroom.
This new expansion, which is isolated from the rest of the manufacturing cleanroom floor, will be used to centralize final wash and dry, inspection, and packaging all into one location within the facility. This round of lean improvements helps to consolidate and streamline manufacturing and shipping processes, while also freeing up space in the main cleanroom production area for additional plastic presses.
The cleanroom isolation area is intended to greatly diminish the risk of any particulate contamination, which could occur during the final wash and dry, inspection, and packaging processes. The consolidation of these final three operations into this new cleanroom’s centralized location, between the manufacturing floor and shipping department, will greatly streamline production processes and allow for the future expansion of these three processes when needed.
“This expansion rides on our spirit of continuous improvement and risk mitigation,” says Brian Higgins, Sil-Pro Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We believe that this addition to our facility will result in an improvement to the quality of the products we manufacture and ship to our customers.”
Sil-Pro is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer specializing in molded and extruded silicone, thermoplastics, and full-service medical device contract manufacturing and assembly. The company is based in Delano, Minn.
Release Date: March 3, 2014