The first phase of a three-part expansion at Trelleborg AB's BioPharma Center of Excellence in Northborough, Mass., is set to be operational by 2023.
The 25,000-square-foot expansion for Minnesota-based Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical will meet growing demand for silicone tubing and hose, assemblies and other biopharmaceutical products, the firm said in an Aug. 15 statement.
Trelleborg, with global offices in Sweden, said it is investing "several million" dollars in the facility in a Boston suburb.
"The site will expand our manufacturing capacities of Class 7 and 8 clean rooms ... to meet the market's growing demand for biopharmaceutical applications," said Linda Muroski, president of Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical.
The expansion, which is expected to create 50 jobs, follows an increase in the facility's milling and extrusion capabilities that took place earlier this year.