Erie, Pa. — Injection molder Plastikos Inc. has purchased two Arburg micromolding machines, which will allow the company to produce smaller medical devices.
Medical sales for the Erie-based molder increased by more than 10 percent in 2019 with a focus on smaller and miniature devices.
"Plastikos saw an opportunity as a result of an increasing trend within the medical industry through various micro fluidic and wearable devices," Rob Cooney, Plastikos' manufacturing manager said in a Jan. 13 release. "As components continue to be miniaturized and various hot runner technologies becoming available to go runner-less, it was therefore critical to provide smaller shot capabilities to ensure optimal barrel utilization and shot-to-shot consistency to maximize our quality and efficiency."
Plastikos Inc. is a prior Plastics News Processor of the Year and was ranked No. 193 on PN's list of North American injection molders list with $30.7 million in sales for fiscal year 2018.