FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Extruder Texloc Ltd. has added a clean room for medical packaging, part of an effort to expand its presence in medical tubing. The Fort Worth company added a portable, 400-square-foot Class 10,000 clean room for inspecting and packaging.
The new room will be used mainly for small-diameter and heat-shrink tubing for catheters, said General Manager Dan Rodriguez.
The company plans to add two similar clean rooms for medical extrusion, and hopes to grow its medical business from about 10 percent of annual sales to 20 percent within three years, he said. The extrusion is currently not in a clean room, he said.
"The market is growing very rapidly and it needs another source," Rodriguez said.
The privately owned firm has annual sales between $10 million and $15 million, he said. Texloc specializes in convoluted tubing for chemical processing, aerospace and semiconductors. Fort Worth is its only manufacturing location.