New York — British plastics firm Carclo plc is benefiting from its recent acquisition of U.S. injection molder/mold maker Precision Tool & Die LLC.
The deal for Derry, N.H.-based Precision — completed in October — is allowing Carclo to do low-volume medical work in-house, according to business development manager Robert Strom.
Medical products made by Carclo include lab pipettes and trays based on polystyrene or polypropylene, Strom said at the UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expo, held June 13-15 in New York.
Carclo's optics line — including LED optics — also is seeing steady growth in the U.S., added Strom, who's based at the firm's Latrobe, Pa., location. Custom products in that line can be based on polycarbonate or acrylic.
Carclo also does work with contract manufacturing of assemblies, as well as parts for IV bags, inhalers and surgical devices.