Placon Corp. is expanding its clean room capacity in Elkhart, Ind., to bolster capacity for medical packaging.
The Madison, Wis.-based company said the move will double its thermoforming capacity at the site. The new clean room, designed to accommodate three thermoforming presses, is expected to begin operations with the installation of the initial press by the end of November, the company said.
John MacDougall, medical sales manager said, in a statement, the additional capacity "supports our corporate strategy for growth in the medical packaging market."
Placon has a total of three medical packaging sites in the Midwest, the company said. Other medical sites are in Madison and Plymouth, Minn.
The company also serves the food and retail markets.
Placon ranks 17th on the most recent Plastics News list of North American thermoformers with annual sales of $150 million.