TekniPlex Healthcare, which makes use of superior supplies science experience to assist ship higher affected person outcomes, has invested in new medical tubing extrusion traces together with downstream gear as a part of an enlargement to its manufacturing facility in Cartago, Costa Rica. 

The multi-stage venture will bolster manufacturing capability and capabilities whereas including roughly 40,000 sq. ft of mixed meeting and warehousing house.

For the hassle’s preliminary part, the brand new medical tubing extrusion gear will likely be put in in a cleanroom setting on the current facility. Focused to start operation by the tip of Q2, the continual closed-loop suggestions extrusion system will assist drive tighter tolerances at excessive manufacturing speeds, permitting TekniPlex Healthcare to extend its medical tubing and profile capability amid a rising medical machine elements market. The enlargement additionally will assist additional enhance TekniPlex Healthcare’s enterprise continuity capabilities – usually a key consider strategic associate choice the place twin validation is crucial – by constructing upon current medical tubing manufacturing operations in the US, Mexico, Europe and China.

For TekniPlex Healthcare, the funding and enlargement at its Cartago plant will construct upon its skill to provide and ship advanced medical machine assemblies that meet and exceed stringent necessities. Notably, the venture will greater than double TekniPlex Healthcare’s capability for micro-extrusions, quad tubes, thermally bonded paratubing, and superior multilayer coextrusions for advanced drug supply purposes.

Lately, Costa Rica has emerged as a notable medical machine manufacturing hub.

Chris Qualters, CEO for TekniPlex Healthcare, mentioned: “For years, our Costa Rica facility has exemplified the superior supplies science and processing capabilities for which TekniPlex Healthcare has turn out to be identified worldwide. The present funding and enlargement venture exhibits our dedication to persevering with to advance our merchandise and supply exemplary customer support supporting our mission of enhancing affected person outcomes.”

The venture additionally will present some welcome extra elbow room, permitting TekniPlex Healthcare to maneuver warehoused stock from an off-site location to a newly constructed constructing adjoining to its present facility. This centralisation goals to enhance workflow and pave the best way for an extra deliberate enlargement within the coming years. A part of this new house will likely be apportioned for expanded meeting capability and capabilities, a nod to rising market calls for for premium medical machine elements.