The expansion includes a 6,000-ft2 ISO Class 7 cleanroom and enhanced silicone molding and contract manufacturing capabilities.
The expansion is a response to increased demand that Trelleborg has been seeing for silicone-molded components, It includes new presses and other equipment designated specifically for silicone molding, including a material mixing station, cleanroom silicone storage, alcohol wash and tumbling machines, and a packaging cell.
Dave Pool, General Manager of the Delano facility, says: “We have increased our capacity for silicone molding while also refining the setup to leverage existing capabilities, such as the in-house tool room, to reduce lead times. The added space also enables us to expand our contract manufacturing capabilities to accommodate the increasing demand for product development,” Dave Pool, GM of Trelleborg’s Delano facility, said in a news release.
The Delano facility not only provides technical silicone and thermoplastic molding, but also assembly and secondary operations, in-house toolmaking, high-precision machining for micro-molding, and automation. Trelleborg acquired the facility through its purchase of Sil-Pro in early 2019.
The Delano facility is ISO 9001:2016 and ISO 13485 certified and is also FDA registered.