Tekni-Plex starts-up new China facility


US medical devices supplier Tekni-Plex’s new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai has begun production. Earlier this year, Tekni-Plex announced a US$15 million investment in the facility to support the growing needs of the Asia-Pacific pharmaceutical and medical device market.

The more than 13,000-sq-m facility has already started manufacturing products for Tekni-Plex’s Natvar, Colorite and Action Technology business units. The facility features three Class 100K cleanrooms to accommodate medical-grade tubing and components production plus one Class 10K cleanroom that will produce Natvar’s pharma-grade tubing.

The facility is producing Natvar’s recently-announced silicone extrusion tubing for catheters, feeding tubes, drug delivery and peristaltic pump applications. Production for microextrusion tubing that targets a wide variety of demanding neurovascular interventional therapies and surgical applications is expected to be onstream early next year.

The facility will also manufacture Colorite custom compounds for medical device applications, and Action Technology’s dip tubes used in a wide variety of food/beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, industrial and household pump applications.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, Tekni-Plex focuses on packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and operates manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers.


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