Medical molder Gerresheimer opens pilot production plant

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: June 18, 2014 11:52 am ET
Updated: June 18, 2014 11:55 am ET

Image By: Gerresheimer AG Gerresheimer's medical pilot production plant has 11 injection molding machines to make parts for testing.

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Topics Medical, Injection Molding, Europe

Germany-based Gerresheimer AG has installed its own small-scale pilot production for its medical plastic systems group at its technical competence centre in Wackersdorf.

The company brought in the initiative due to the fact that, prior to large scale production, pharmaceutical and medical technology applications must undergo complex approval processes and sometimes small batches need to be developed for testing.

Gerresheimer states that its medical plastic systems’ new small-scale pilot production has 11 injection molding machines with clamping forces of between 65 metric tons and 420 metric tons, two of which are equipped for two-component injection molding with clamping forces of 120 metric tons and 200 metric tons respectively.

The company says that the pilot production delivers laboratory prototypes, clinical test samples and small-scale production batches at any project stage, all straight from its Wackersdorf center. This allows identification of potential weak points at an early project stage and all of the intelligence gathered during the mould engineering and automation processes can be applied directly to the construction of moulds and technical equipment for large-scale production

Gerresheimer Group, a drug delivery manufacturer, recorded annual sales of 1.26 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in 2013.


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