Minnesota Rubber & Plastics

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Minnesota Rubber and Plastics is a Global System Solutions Provider. We are a trusted leading solutions provider partnering with customers worldwide to enhance the performance of critical and demanding applications. Our leadership is based on our expertise in material science solutions, engineering design and integrated solutions combined with customer collaboration.

Company History

Since 1945, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics has built a worldwide reputation in the molding of elastomer and thermoplastic components and assemblies. “We are known in the medical industry for our design expertise and providing the best optimal solution to our customers. And, for our science-based approach that has made us the preferred manufacturing partner for industry leaders in North America, Europe and Asia,” stated Lih Fang Chew, vice president of global marketing.

Our 5 manufacturing facilities, located in North America and Asia, are complemented by 4 warehousing operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Product Design.

Our product design engineers conceptualize and evaluate ideas by combining science and technology to create value. Utilizing the latest CAD programs and FEA models, our designers mathematically model and fabricate components and their function in your applications. Our rapid prototyping decreases development time, errors and changes while improving deliveries.

Manufacturing/Process Development.

Manufacturing/Process Development. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics provides the most comprehen- sive facilities. Our scientific approach ensures product compliance with products produced on time and on budget utilizing finest: • Tool design and construction • Four types of molding processes including compression, transfer, injection and liquid injection silicone (LSR) •Scientific molding with cycle time optimization and productivity • Latest vision inspection technology •FMEA •Analysis and (PPAP) documentation • Component assembly in class 10,000 and 100,000 certified clean rooms • Comprehensive testing • Customized packaging and labeling.

Sourcing/Quality Systems

Meeting the expectations of our worldwide customer base requires diverse and strategically located manufacturing capabilities. Within these facilities, we combine: • Benefits of worldwide sourcing capabilities and pricing with technical resources and project management capabilities • Corporate wide quality systems including ISO 13485, ISO-TS 16949, ISO 9000 and ISO-14001 in all facilities.

Material Sciences

Knowing materials, their properties and structures, how processing changes them and how materials perform in an application are all vital to the success of your molding project. We provide: • Onsite technical support at each facility • R&D center staffed with 23 technicians • Custom formulation materials laboratory • Over 1,600 different rubber compounds • Plastic materials expertise.

Micro-Molded Parts for the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry

Providing micro-sealing solutions to the medical and pharmaceutical industry with expertise in the precision molding of elastomer and thermoplastic parts including; PEEK and other high perfor- mance materials. All final part processing and inspection is completed in class 10,000 and 100,000 clean room environment. • Implantables and non-implantables •Surgical components and minimally invasive surgical tools • Catheter tips and components •Valves and seals •Over-molding

Quniton in the Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry

Quniton serves the medical industry as a highly lubricious compound designed to reduce stiction allowing care providers to administer services to patients with ease. This proprietary compound gives an extended life to pre-filled syringes with its ability to maintain lubricity and sealing force throughout the product life span.

Global Headquarters
1100 Xenium Lane North
Minneapolis, MN 55441-7000

1(800)-927-1422
Phone: (952) 927-1470
Fax: (952) 927-1470
Email: webmaster@mnrubber.com

DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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