The following items were compiled by Plastics News reporter Steve Toloken from the Medical Design and Manufacturing West show, held Jan. 18-20 in Anaheim, Calif. Colo. firm acquires molder Civco Medical
Contract medical manufacturer Colorado Medtech Inc. has expanded its injection molding capability with the purchase of Civco Medical Instruments Inc., which specializes in low-volume production.
Civco, in Kalona, Iowa, makes ultrasound imaging equipment and minimally invasive surgical products. The company has two table-top injection molding machines, said David Best, vice president of engineering for Civco.
Civco has sales of $10 million a year and employs 95. The deal was completed in November.
Colorado Medtech, based in Boulder, Colo., makes imaging equipment and disposable products such as catheters and disposables.
Trademark Plastics opens clean room
Trademark Plastics Inc. opened a $2.2 million Class 10,000 clean room at its Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., headquarters in early January.
The company has seven injection presses from 15-200 tons and plans to buy seven more in the next year for the clean room, said Rob Gilman, manufacturing engineer. All the machines are electrics, he said.
The company added the Class 10,000 clean room, rather than a Class 100,000, because medical manufacturers want cleaner parts that they do not need to clean again for secondary operations, Gilman said.
Trademark, which has annual sales of $14 million, has a total of 33 injection presses.