Anaheim, Calif. — Dow Corning has expanded its North American health care application center in Midland, Mich.
The focus of the expansion is adding new equipment. Roger Hendrick, technical service and development for food, pharma and medical, said the center established a set of core competencies in injection molding. Investment details were not disclosed, but the company described it as "significant."
Dow Corning discussed the project while also showcasing new additions to its health care product portfolio at the recent MD&M West show in Anaheim.
"We continue to make investments in areas of interest and growth, and medical materials are still maintaining that appeal to Dow Corning," Hendrick said. "We have had for a long time a very comprehensive technical capability in regions around the world to help our customers. This is a further expansion of our capabilities specific to Midland and most importantly specific to health care and medical applications."
Gary Lord, global strategic marketing director for health care, said the U.S. is the largest market, so it needs to be the best equipped.
"The U.S. really is the place where a large amount of all our research and development and technical service has been done," he said. "It's always been the largest, most well-advanced area for Dow Corning for the medical area. Because the U.S. market is one where there is a lot of growth potential still and a lot of innovation that happens, we're constantly increasing the capabilities of the center here in Midland."