Injection molder EuroPlast Ltd. expects to be able to further expand its medical business, which has grown from a minimal amount of sales to 20 percent of its business in just four years.
The company recently received ISO 13485 certification for medical device manufacturing for a Class 100,000 clean room that was completed earlier this year.
That opens a lot of doors with [original equipment manufacturers], said Dave Kirkendall, sales manager for the Endeavor, Wis., company. We are aggressively seeking new business in this medical component sector.
EuroPlast has 17 injection molding machines ranging from 50-680 tons, and currently is using a 50-ton all-electric injection molding machine with a robot in its clean room, with plans for further expansion of its medical business.
The company's products for the medical business include housings for temperature controls used for warming blankets, enclosures for defibrillators, medical appliances and non-UL listed hardware, molded roll carts, housings for electrical equipment used in hospitals, devices that allow surgeons to more accurately inflate air into angioplasty devices, and spikes for blood bags.
The rest of the company's products and sales are in the housing and construction, consumer durables and commercial electronics markets.
EuroPlast and tool and die maker Apex Mold & Die Corp. are co-owned and operated.
Apex, founded in 1982, formed EuroPlast three years later to mold parts at the request of one of its key customers.
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