Dielectrics Inc. plans to more than double its Class 8 clean room space with the addition of a 5,700-square-foot clean room and a metrology lab to serve the medical-device market.
The Chicopee, Mass.-based company uses flexible thermoplastic films and film/fabric laminates in the design, development and fabrication of medical devices.
Dielectrics expects the new clean room its third to be ready by the end of March, according to marketing manager Shanna Sutton.
We are getting more and more customers who want clean room space, she said in a telephone interview.
The firm already has Class 7 and 8 clean rooms at its 130,000-square-foot Chicopee site.
The new metrology lab will build on the capabilities of the quality-control systems already in place at the plant.
Dielectrics started its business in 1954 and turned to medical work in the 1980s.
It's actually quite exciting for us and we're quite happy the medical business is growing, she said, noting that the new clean room means more equipment and possibly new hires. Details are still being worked out on the use of new space.
Most of Dielectrics' products involve a number of steps, including thermoplastic bonding or welding. The firm does thin-film welding, and uses air, gel and fluid bladder technologies.
Dielectrics is certified in ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2000.
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