Company officials expect the first phase of the project to finish in summer 2019.
Plastikos earlier in the decade expanded its existing headquarters by 17,000 square feet accommodate its medical business. But medical sales have since more than doubled, requiring additional cleanroom medical molding capacity.
The new facility will include a dedicated tool maintenance room, mold storage, metrology lab and office space. There will be 10 brand new medical injection molding machines, each with its own integrated three-axis robot and cavity pressure monitoring system.
Plastikos’ Manufacturing Manager, Rob Cooney, commented: “Our goal is to align this new molding facility with complementary capabilities and equipment that we currently utilize within Plastikos’ current ISO 7 cleanroom,” Plastikos’ manufacturing manager Rob Cooney said in a news release. “This standardization approach allows us to provide our medical customers with scheduling flexibility, along with several other proprietary benefits that we have seen in our earlier expansion efforts.”
Future phases of the expansion will include another 10 medical molding machines, bringing Plastikos’ total machine count to 55 molding machines.
“The new medical facility is being strategically designed to enable us to double the size of the new cleanroom molding floor, ultimately giving us the ability to accommodate 20 [additional] medical molding machines with another future planned expansion,” said Philip Katen, Plastikos president and general manager.