ONTARIO, CALIF. — Microdyne Plastics Inc. installed a modular Class 100,000 clean room during December, aiming to boost output of medical parts. Microdyne spent about $150,000 for installation, ducting and a used clean room that it acquired from a San Bernardino plastics molder. Clean room injection molding with five existing presses of 85-120 tons was slated to begin in January.
Medical molding accounted for about 25 percent of Microdyne's sales of $12 million for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31. Molding for electronic applications accounted for about 50 percent.
Microdyne employs about 150 at two facilities in Ontario and its Primatec SA de CV maquiladora in Tecate, Mexico. The firm uses 40 injection presses and eight blow molding machines.